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Old 09-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hi guys there I have a dilemma. We sold our 5th wheel and we are in a market for a used class A diesel pusher. We found """38' Class A Diesel Holiday Rambler Endeavor for 36000$ one large slide; 54,000-miles; Cat 3126, 330hp, 6sp Allison, 7000watt silent diesel generator, new batteries (coach and motor); almost new tires; solar panels on roof; inverter/converter; new 160-amp alternator; Satellite dish roof mounted (King Dome); 6-way electric leather driver seat; full set of skirts; Sony AM/FM/CD w/10-disc changer; 2 TV sets; 4-door refrigerator/freezer w/ice-maker; 10-gallon gas/electric water heater; 2 air conditioner/heaters; tile floor in kitchen and bathroom; 2 couches (one leather, one fabric that makes into bed); 4-seat dining table; 3-burner stove, gas and convection ovens; plumbed for washer and dryer ====(this the seller description)=== and a 1999 38ft. Monaco Diplomat Cummins 5.9/275HP turbo diesel with the Banks Power Pack, 54700 miles for 35000$,(sold new in 2003) with MD3060 Allison 6 speed auto trans, Onan 6.5 LP generator 255HR.,inverter, new batteries, no other staff (solar, satellite....) both in the same good condition for the year. Which one should I really consider and why??
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Hi guys there I have a dilemma. We sold our 5th wheel and we are in a market for a used class A diesel pusher. We found """38' Class A Diesel Holiday Rambler Endeavor for 36000$ one large slide; 54,000-miles; Cat 3126, 330hp, 6sp Allison, 7000watt silent diesel generator, new batteries (coach and motor); almost new tires; solar panels on roof; inverter/converter; new 160-amp alternator; Satellite dish roof mounted (King Dome); 6-way electric leather driver seat; full set of skirts; Sony AM/FM/CD w/10-disc changer; 2 TV sets; 4-door refrigerator/freezer w/ice-maker; 10-gallon gas/electric water heater; 2 air conditioner/heaters; tile floor in kitchen and bathroom; 2 couches (one leather, one fabric that makes into bed); 4-seat dining table; 3-burner stove, gas and convection ovens; plumbed for washer and dryer ====(this the seller description)=== and a 1999 38ft. Monaco Diplomat Cummins 5.9/275HP turbo diesel with the Banks Power Pack, 54700 miles for 35000$,(sold new in 2003) with MD3060 Allison 6 speed auto trans, Onan 6.5 LP generator 255HR.,inverter, new batteries, no other staff (solar, satellite....) both in the same good condition for the year. Which one should I really consider and why??
From the facts provided, I would prefer the HR Endeavor because of the Cat engine and the diesel generator. The Endeavor and the Diplomat are pretty much the same under the skin. They are built on the same chassis.
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The Diesel generator would be the tie breaker for me,I would choose the Endeavor.
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The Diesel generator would be the tie breaker for me,I would choose the Endeavor.
X20 All my customers who bought lp generators first, went with diesel generators the second time around. It will help at sell time also. lp is a pain in the butt to refill. No one will allow you to fill with lp. You always have to wait till the "lp guy" can come out and help you. Go with the diesel!
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If the floor plan is identical and the Diplomat does not have a slide, then I would pick the Endeavor all other things being equal.

Otherwise, the best floor plan and slides would trump the inconvenience of the LP generator for me.
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Are you pulling a toad? I don't know the numbers on those two motorhomes, but if so, I would make sure the Monaco has enough GCWR and cargo capacity for what you need. I would be concerned enough about the 275hp in a 38 ft. motorhome to look at the numbers very closely.
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X20 All my customers who bought lp generators first, went with diesel generators the second time around. It will help at sell time also. lp is a pain in the butt to refill. No one will allow you to fill with lp. You always have to wait till the "lp guy" can come out and help you. Go with the diesel!
Exactly what we did, the propane gen was air cooled and noisy. In 5 days we went through two 10 gal tanks and most of our onboard 40 gal (32 usable) tank.
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