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Old 10-19-2019, 01:31 PM   #15
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i if you read what i put in my post i give the rating. but here you go.

stock ratings for any rv is at the fly wheel, you loose 20% by the time the power makes it to the rear wheel.

so stock my rv is rated 340 hp 455 torq but the power at the rear wheels would be 272 hp 364 torq. so i added the banks power system. so i get 342 hp and 456 torq at the rear wheels.

the rv is on a w24 chassie has a 8.1 litre chevy v8 it is a 2006 has 22.5 tires and wheels
Thanks. I was asking about the tow ratings for the chassis and hitch. Not many gassers are rated to tow 10K. Doesn't matter how much HP and TQ you have if the chassis is not up to the task.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:50 PM   #16
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Thanks. I was asking about the tow ratings for the chassis and hitch. Not many gassers are rated to tow 10K. Doesn't matter how much HP and TQ you have if the chassis is not up to the task.
a class 3 hitch is rated for 600 lb tw weight and 6000 lb gtw most manufactures under rate to 500 tw and 5000 lb gtw adding a wdh will in crease to 1000 tw and 10000 lb gtw. i also had dual anti sway bars installed.

class 4 hitch is 1000 lb tw and 12000 lb gtw.
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:32 PM   #17
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a class 3 hitch is rated for 600 lb tw weight and 6000 lb gtw most manufactures under rate to 500 tw and 5000 lb gtw adding a wdh will in crease to 1000 tw and 10000 lb gtw. i also had dual anti sway bars installed.

class 4 hitch is 1000 lb tw and 12000 lb gtw.
doesn't matter how much torque or hp you added. I also could add a class IV hitch to my pinto it doesn't mean my chassis can handle it. I think that is what he was asking. sorry for the hijack OP.
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I got the diesel for the towing and ride. it really isn't that much more expensive to do maintenance than a gasser. but as others have said it really depends on how you plan to use it and the floor plan
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doesn't matter how much torque or hp you added. I also could add a class IV hitch to my pinto it doesn't mean my chassis can handle it. I think that is what he was asking. sorry for the hijack OP.
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I got the diesel for the towing and ride. it really isn't that much more expensive to do maintenance than a gasser. but as others have said it really depends on how you plan to use it and the floor plan
if you had checked you would know that in my case i have the w24 not the w22 chassie and i have had extra leafs added to my leaf springs
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if you had checked you would know that in my case i have the w24 not the w22 chassie and i have had extra leafs added to my leaf springs

they want to know GVWR and GCWR
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I have no idea what my 24' enclosed trailer weighted, but, 4 years ago and again 2 years ago from Oct. to May 2, I traveled all over the country with it packed to the gills with the car, my heritage, and a whole slew of extra stuff (spare generator, extra propane tanks, extra batteries, toolbox,etc) necessary to boondock for months at a time. Never had any issue and the hitch was the standard class 3 with no extras. The old V10 gasser worked fine, although it was a might slow going up that nasty highway 191 off I-10 in Az,
On another part of this post, I saw someone mention how high end coaches are built with a lot better quality. I beg to differ... The 2017 Foretravel I bought spent more time in the shop than it ever spent on the road. Yes, that big Cummins engine is great, when it works. However, should the electronics fail to work as planned, (especially the fuel management system), it can get quite expensive. Between that and the piss poor quality of the interior (loose trim, ill fitting draws, mystery rattles etc), I decided to bite the bullet and take the loss to unload the glitzy gee gaw turkey.
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Looks like the thread got hijacked there for a bit regarding somebody's tow capacity. Back to the question - we bought a used diesel pusher. The year is a 2000, in excellent condition, 100K miles and near the bottom of it's depreciation for a few years at least. So we got a dp for less than a few year's newer gas model. As other's have said, under 38 feet it's going to be mostly front engines. Over 38 ft a DP is the unit of choice. Air ride, lots of torque, high end furnishings, exhaust brake for downhill. Quiet driving with engine in back. Quiet sleeping with generator in front. Nothing wrong with gassers. They're very enjoyable and can be a little less expensive, chassis wise, to maintain. House maintenance is the same.
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We went through the same scenario earlier this year. We had a Class C Sprinter ut wanted something bigger. We looked at Tiffin as the rig of choice and went through both the diesel and gas coaches. We looked at the Red33A and Phaeton DP's and the Open Road gasser. In the end, we took the Tiffin 32SA gasser. Reasons: First off, we liked the layout and interior brightness of the 32SA. In the DP's, I often felt like I was walking into a Las Vegas casino with the lighting set ups. Also, when the slides wee closed. access to the kitchen and bathroom was very tight - less than a foot in many cases. And the cost of maintenence was an issue. We could afford to buy the DP, but opted for the ga model and are very happy with it. A caveat though - we did spend a good sum on suspension upgrades for the 24K chassis and now it handles like a dream. I think that if you stay with a top name (Tiffin or Newmar) in gas coaches, you'll be pleased. We drive mountain passes all the time here and I am happy with 45 mph on 6% grades and tow haul mode does a good job slowing on downhills and maintaining good control. Good luck on your hunt.
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