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Old 09-12-2013, 05:02 AM   #15
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You are in the same dilema we were just in.
Choice was either a 2007 mint shape diesel 42' pusher or a new 2013 Tiffin Allegro 36LA gas both priced at $115,000
2007 was already dated with tube style tv's old dated decor etc.
2013 is brand new, 2 baths, 3 large lcd tv's.
We have noticed many fulltimers park their diesel pushers most of the time only moving to escape the cold winters so how much travelling is really done?
Our gas coach is quiet, gets similar fuel mileage, less complicated, may not ride quite as smooth as the diesel coaches but comfortable none the less, plenty of storage, beautiful decor and more than adequate for our needs.
You have nailed my dilemma. We are in the same boat. My budget is similar to yours and thoughts are the same. I do plan to move around a little more I think. I like to explore and I love adventure. One reason we test drove a diesel to begin with is i have read so much about what a nice ride they are and my wife has a lot of neck pain which revealed a crushed disk after a doctor visit so riding and bouncing in our PC gets to be a little uncomfortable if we drive very many hours at a time. I should drive a gasser just to make sure but we fell in love with the ride. The emotion thing kicking in. I think i will drive a gasser before i jump to any decisions. You are right. It will not get more than 10 to 12 k a year so it will do some siting in the sun in the winter.
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Definitely a used diesel pusher. I started with a gasser but switched due to the anemic performance of the gasser. In my case I found that the DP drove much better , was quieter on the road, was put together better, and much more powerful. I would never buy new because of the heavy depreciation of motorhomes.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:02 AM   #17
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For us we found the the gas chassis was our best fit. We're on the road 6 to 9 months a year and drive about 5K/year. In regards to the way our coach performs both ride and power I give it a thumbs up. A couple of our friends who have DP's were quite surprised and very impressed as to the quietness and ride in our coach. Our 8.1 buttoned up to the Allison trans is quite the deal. Smooth shifting and plenty of power. Besides on the other hand we feal when we're sitting still we have the same ammentities that all the DP's have. After all we have a/c, stove, micro, sink, nice bath, slideouts anyway it fits our needs and when it comes to the maintenance I have no difficulty performing them myself and it's much cheaper then the DP's. I do realize it's different for everyone. Good luck on your decision, hope everything works out.
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I own a Trucking company with a fleet of Cummins and Cats. We went gas with 8.1/Allison and love it. I do my own maintenance, and didn't like the idea of walking into the bedroom and climbing under the bed full of grease to work on it. If you go deisel, Cummins parts and service are easier to come by. We have a 1978 tractor in the fleet with a Cat, and it has never given us a problem (unbelievable). Most auto parts stores carry parts for the GM 8.1.
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I ended up getting 2001 38' HR Scepter that has less than 40k on the odometer and looks immaculate on the inside. It also has the 330 Cummins engine. What a sweet ride.
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Great news on the motorhome. Best of everything to you and enjoy.
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Definitely a used diesel pusher. I started with a gasser but switched due to the anemic performance of the gasser. In my case I found that the DP drove much better , was quieter on the road, was put together better, and much more powerful. I would never buy new because of the heavy depreciation of motorhomes.
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I ended up getting 2001 38' HR Scepter that has less than 40k on the odometer and looks immaculate on the inside. It also has the 330 Cummins engine. What a sweet ride.
Can't wait to see the pics!
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Can't wait to see the pics!
I can't wait till I can post as well. I never thought I can paste a link to it here. http://www.bowlingrvs.com/Page.aspx/...tor-38PBD.aspx
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I can't wait till I can post as well. I never thought I can paste a link to it here. 2001 Holiday Rambler Sceptor 38PBD for sale | Ottumwa, IA
That is one beautiful coach!

If you want the pics on your PC, make a new folder on your desktop. Go to the site where your pics are and right-click on the enlarged pics and save them to your new folder.

You probably already know how to do this, but some might not. The pictures probably won't be on the seller's website very long.
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Thanks for the tips on what and how to with the pics, this old guy had no clue! Thanks Again!
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Thanks for the tips on what and how to with the pics, this old guy had no clue! Thanks Again!
Me included! I am at work now so will try this when I get home. Thanks!!!

Off topic but I don't know all the stuff I will need to buy for a mh other than the obvious. I am open to all suggested items you think I need for a big mh other than sewer hose and electric cord with adapters.
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Ahhh!! I think I have found how to upload pictures. Sorry, I am not a pro at this so we will see what happens.
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I see you have done well! We went from a TT to a 40' Dynasty. Wife has a similar injury. The learning curve is a bit steep, but worth it. Enjoy!
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