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Old 12-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Does anyone know definitively which chassis has more Class A units on the road ..Is it close or is it far and away one over the other ..I am not interested in opinion or anecdotal evidence ..I just want the facts or if someone could point me in the right direction to find the answer

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Does anyone know definitively which chassis has more Class A units on the road ..Is it close or is it far and away one over the other ..I am not interested in opinion or anecdotal evidence ..I just want the facts or if someone could point me in the right direction to find the answer

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Old 12-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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The last info I saw that I can find was back in 2005 HERE.
Go down near the bottom of page one.

I believe Winnebago overtook Fleetwood a year or so after that but I can't find the info.

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Oops - I just reread your post and realized you were concerned with chassis brand and not motor home brand.
Sorry about that!
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Workhorse has only been making chassis' since ~2000. Ford has been making chassis' since the early 1980's. Ford certainly has built more chassis' than Workhorse.

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Workhorse also cost about 5k more than ford.
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so the answer is Ford ?...Far and away... I guess what I was really wanting to know is.. of all the newly built A's on a yearly basis what % are Ford and what % are Workhorse..The reason I am wanting to know is just from a Statistical viewpoint there seem to be a large # of complaints in the Workhorse section and not so much in the Ford section ..I simply am curious and wonder if I can draw any conclusions in general from this? I don't want to start a whole new Ford v Chevy debate...because each has its merits obviously but what conclusions can I draw(if any) about each chassis
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Oh and By the way ...speed racer... what do you mean by your "Workhorse also cost about 5k more than ford." comment ... Am I to assume that you mean Workhorse is better because it costs more ? or that a lot of people that would have purchased a Workhorse if it weren't so much more expensive? pleas clarify

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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 horatio54:
Oh and By the way ...speed racer... what do you mean by your "Workhorse also cost about 5k more than ford." comment ... Am I to assume that you mean Workhorse is better because it costs more ? or that a lot of people that would have purchased a Workhorse if it weren't so much more expensive? pleas clarify

Thanks again </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Since you've shifted the topic to which is better IMHO the Workhorse is better because of the Allison 6-speed transmission with 2 overdrives and Grade Brake. The Allison comes with a 5 year/200,000 mile warranty.

Workhorse also makes chassis' with the GM 4 speed with overdrive Hydra-matic transmission.

The problematic parking brake problem ended with the 2005 model run.

I would like to see comments from those that own the NEW Ford 24,000# chassis. Especially the brakes and pricing.

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No I did not change the topic ...speed racer made a comment that the Workhorse was more expensive as if to imply that because it was more expensive not as many people bought it as a Ford.. My only real question is why are there 37,000 posts in the Workhorse forum and only 3700 posts in the Ford forum ...am I the only person who finds this interesting.. Again not trying to start some "chassis war" I understand it could be simply that Workhorse owners are a chatty bunch and Fords are not ...any thoughts along these lines
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">there 37,000 posts in the Workhorse forum and only 3700 posts in the Ford forum </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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By in large more people that own Workhorse frequent iRV2.com than Ford owners. The math is simple on that one.

It has nothing to do with how many rigs are on the road. According to my sources Ford holds approximately a 75% share in the class A RV market.
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I know the math is simple but... WHY do more WH owners frequent irv2...what reason compels them to use irv2 over Ford owners ? Apparently there is a huge number variance btwn F & WH (in Fords favor) I would think it would be reflected in the # of posts.. in fact the exact opposite is true I can't believe WH has 10x the problems Ford does? Is it that the price point of most WH chassis owner is upper end? does anyone else beside me have an interest on this subject
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Horatio54,

A couple of points. Our 2008 Monaco Monarch has a choice of chassis'. The W22 was $3k more than the F53 22k Ford Chassis. Aside from the Allison transmission, don't believe their is very much difference. I opted for the Ford, personal experience reasons. I visit both the Ford and Workhorse forums and believe, non-scientifically, that most of the Workhorse issues are around speed-o cables, fuel filters/pumps and the big one, windshield wiper problems.
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I dont beleive that one has more problems than the other and the number of posts means very little. It could be for a lot of reasons like someone said possibly the number of ford frame users as compared to the number of workhorse users who are on the net. Or in this forum. There are thousands of rvers out there who are not even on the net. Could it be since the workhorse is supposedly more expensive that those same users are the one ones who can afford to have a pc, be on the net, ask others for help? Could it be workhorse people are more questionable or are more technically abled than the ford users thus asking for help more often?

The only way to get your answer Horatio is do several polls, one for ford and workhorse owners, one for ford and workhorse for problems and one for reasons for owning either either or.
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