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Old 05-18-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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Which engine is the best engines far as power, mileage, maintenance and ability to get it worked on?
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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Not a lot of choices, Cummins is the Diesel engine and the Ford V10 in Gas
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I like my Cat C 7 300 hp. Even though Cat no longer puts their engines in RV's the ones that are out there are good also.

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Which engine is the best engines far as power, mileage, maintenance and ability to get it worked on?
Power----------Diesel
Mileage---------Diesel
Maintenance---------Diesel
ability to get worked on--------- Any Pre-computer Diesel (usually pre 1998)

Those are my answers
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:20 AM   #5
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Sorry i should have clarified myself a little better, I was talking about a Diesel, and referring to a Cummings or a Cat. engine
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Sorry i should have clarified myself a little better, I was talking about a Diesel, and referring to a Cummings or a Cat. engine
This is a Ford vs Chevy question. each brand has it's strong and weak points. Worked 14 years on Dodge Cummins and now own a Cat powered coach. Wouldn't let the engine brand be the deciding factor in a purchase. Power to weight ratio,most important.
In newer coaches 03 and up I might give the common rail injection Cummins a slight edge. But in choosing a used M/H it's floorplan, condition and maintenance records.
BTW as it was explained to me on my first day of training , there is no G in Cummins.
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This is a Ford vs Chevy question. each brand has it's strong and weak points. Worked 14 years on Dodge Cummins and now own a Cat powered coach. Wouldn't let the engine brand be the deciding factor in a purchase. Power to weight ratio,most important.
In newer coaches 03 and up I might give the common rail injection Cummins a slight edge. But in choosing a used M/H it's floorplan, condition and maintenance records.
BTW as it was explained to me on my first day of training , there is no G in Cummins.
X2 on that.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:12 AM   #8
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My son-in-law is maintenance manager for a large trucking company. I asked him this question, to which, his reply was: : The Caterpillar engine is more expensive to repair, otherwise there is little difference."
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If you want a diesel MH. Buy the one that the length/floor plan/price fits you or the better half likes. The engine in it will make little difference, whatever is in it.
They all will get you to your destination be slow or fast.
Fuel mileage will run from 6 to 10 MPG. Oil changes from 17 qt to much more.
In all of them.
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I have Mercedes diesel
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Don't believe you will find a Cat in a new coach will you? Didn't they cease production on over the road engines?

I sure did like the old 2 stroke Detroits way back when. 8V71 ran almost around the clock when we had trucks. No computers and such back then. I think some of those old boys are still running in some of the older Wanderlodges.
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Some Freightliner chassis have a Detroit Diesel engine. The SL chassis has the DD13, I think.
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I believe the Cummins 5.9 is sort of known as the mileage king. Good reliability too. As far as power, not so much... However, mine gets me everywhere I want to go. Just maybe not as quickly as some others.
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