GAS Class A Buyer Important Information
There is a new wrinkle in the Class A gas realm people ought to be aware of. The new Ford F53 6 Speed chassis is a dramatic improvement over it's older 5 speed siblings. The sound level inside the coach is basically the same on the flat or climbing a hill. The performance of the cruise control is light years better. The coach I just tested maintained speed within 3 mph when set to 65 going up stepped hills that would have had a 5 speed falling off and wailing the engine. If you've ever driven a 5 speed Ford coach you know what I'm talking about. The coach I drove was a 2016 Bounder 35K 30th anniversary edition. I'm pretty sure that coach also has a newly revised sound insulation package because it's a LOT quitter inside than my 2014 Bounder on the flat. If your in the market for a new Class A Gas pay attention to the vin number. There are a lot of 2016 coaches out there still on the 2015 chassis. If the 10th digit in the vin is the letter F it is a 2015, if that letter is a G it's a 2016. If the coach manufacturers pay attention to their cab insulation packages we consumers are in for a treat. I don't know if the new F53 is diesel pusher quiet but it is quiet enough.
Brenda & AL
2016 30th Anniversary Bounder 35K, 6 speed chassis
2013 Chevy Sonic, 2015 KTM 390 Duke