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Old 12-24-2011, 05:21 AM   #1
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Concerns with Workhorse, tire size issues

Well the great Class A search has began. We're upgrading from a 30' Class C so I guess it's goodbye 16" and hello 19.5" or 22.5" tires? It will be (hopefully) a 2006 - 2009, 32' - 35' gas on ford or workhorse so my choice may be made as 22.5's may be DP territory. How about concerns with service / parts availabity on Workhorse? Maybe ford class a service / parts are just as challanging? Owning a ford c for years I'm used to going to any car parts store for chassis / engine service parts.

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:08 AM   #2
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DH swears by the workhorse chassis which we had in our gas coach (36' Winnebago). Don't know all the technical reasons, but he has driven so many gas and diesel coaches and he said it drove better than any gas coach he's ever driven! This from a man who has owned and driven 14 different coaches up and down the size/type spectrum!

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:12 AM   #3
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My opinion is worth exactly what you pay for it.. I do not think you would have a problem with Ford or Workhorse service or parts. They are both good MotorHomes. Find the unit with the floorplan and condition that you want then go have fun.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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Drive both chassis on a rough road and on some hills if possible. I think you will choose the workhorse.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:35 AM   #5
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Most of the workhorse parts are off the rack at your local Chevy dealer, HOWEVER not all, the fuel filter for example is no longer made.. That said there is an easily obtained adapter to use a standard GM filter on the unit. And that's how it goes.

As for tires, 22.5's are used on Gassers as well.. I should know, I'm siting on six of 'em and this sucker sucks gasoline.

One nice thing about the 22.5's... they generally last as long on the coach, if not longer, than they last on the rack.. The major damage is sunlight, not millage.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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The Ford chassis I have seen have 19.5s .
The Workhorse W20 usually have 19.5s although at one time 22.5s were an option. The W22 and W24 have 22.5s. Someone posted in another thread they had a W22 with 19.5s but I have never seen one.

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