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Old 06-19-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Front or Pusher

Which is better a FRED (Front Engine Diesel or a pusher motorhome?
What are the advantages between the two?
Is there more maintenance with one over the other?
Is the fuel mileage about the same?
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:56 PM   #2
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Noise is less on pusher. Heat up front on Fred. Maintenance is the same and costs about the same.
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Most Fred's don't have air suspension while most DPs do.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:27 PM   #4
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I have an Allegro Fred.... love it...even if it is noisier than a DP.... and yes can feel engine heat from time to time. But I was having trouble finding a 32 ft DP. I have a 28 ft feather lite trailer and attached, they are just under 60'. 60' is the max length in NC. The time to find out if your rig is legal in length is not at the accident. Advise from the NCHP.
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if you look at the ratio of DPs to FREDs you will have the questions answered. In addition to the heat issue of the FRED it puts a strain on the dash air if it's very hot out. Additionally in a FRED the genset is in the rear, right under the bed where you will try to sleep at night if boon docking.,
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With a rear you don't have a driveshaft that interferes with your cargo area.
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