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Old 11-21-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
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I have noticed that Diesel MHs are quite large in size. Can you tell me if they make one in the 35 foot range?
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I have noticed that Diesel MHs are quite large in size. Can you tell me if they make one in the 35 foot range?
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:43 PM   #3
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yes they do
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:06 AM   #4
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Sure - there are Class A's all the way down to 32 feet and Class C's in the 28-31 foot range.

The Winnebago Journey has real nice floor plans in the 32-36 foot range..
National RV offers their pretty Tropi-Cal diesel in 32, 34 and 35 foot models.
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:27 AM   #5
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The shorter DPs aren't as popular as they used to be but they are still out there. A number of brands make them. Here's A Link to one of them.
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:23 PM   #6
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Got a 39 footer parked in my front yard right now. 350 horse cat motor. It'll outrun just about anything on the road.
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:05 PM   #7
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Hello Miles: I was looking at DPers too and 2 separate dealers said be carefull of DP's that are shorter than 38 feet. They both said the motorhome may be subject to front end bouncing due to a lot of weight in the rear and a short wheel base. In fact you may even get "sea sick" from the ride. I have no experience with them just passing on info I was told. Good luc
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:07 PM   #8
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Must be a REALLY hot 350, the ones I've driven weren't all that hot, especially when they got to a hill. I've got a Cummins 400 now, only marinally better that the 350, most noticable on hills where I don't lose speed as bad as I did with the 350. Just my experience.

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Old 11-23-2005, 04:39 AM   #9
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Alfa has the See Ya in 36 as well as the Founder in 36, both are well equipped, The See Ya has the 350 Cat and the Founder, I believe has a 300 Cat. You can check them out at alfaleisure.com
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:52 PM   #10
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Have 36ft, Newmar, Kountry Star.

I pretty sure I'm required by law to tell you how great this motorhome has been (it really has). If you are in the shopping stage I would recommend that you add the Newmar products to your list.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by charliez:
Got a 39 footer parked in my front yard right now. 350 horse cat motor. It'll outrun just about anything on the road. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My 39-footer with the 350 Cat is pretty snappy too. Even pulling a 5200 lb. full size 4x4 pickup for a toad it gits with the program...
Love that Cat!!!
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Has Cat taken care of the hesitation in accelerating from idle yet. I know when they changed their emmission control equipment "ACERT" stuff it caused a hesitation when you stepped on the accelerator peddle from a stop (anytime actually but most noticable from a stopped position)...
One guy described it as saying after he stepped on the peddle it was like the Cat computer called a meeting to discuss what action it was going to direct the engine to do.

Hopefully they fixed it this year.
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I believe the majority of the problems were primarily with the 2003 & 2004 models, and it was due to the engine computer software. Several software updates were issued and as I recall most problems were resolved by late-2004 by simply reflashing the computer.
I bought my 2006 model MH in June of 2005- it has the original software and it accelerates smoothly and runs like a raped ape.
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The CAT that was written about having the severe hesitation was I believe a C-13, not the 7.2 l. C-7. I don't think the C-7 ever suffered off the line.
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