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Old 08-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Help for newbie

I know this is apples and oranges question. We are looking to buy our 1st class A. Looking at 07 Newmar Canyon Star 33' w/8.1 engine and workhorse chassis also saw a 04 Fleetwood Expedition 38' diesel. At this time we will be taking long weekend trips and maybe a couple of week trip. We live in Texas so we will be traveling to arkansas Oklahoma Colorado any opinions would be great.

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Old 08-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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Alot depends on your budget and what floor plan meets you needs!
A DP will cost more to purchase, fuel is higher, maintance is higher. The inspection sticker is only $15.00 vs the $35-40 typically on a gasser. You will also need a Class B license here in TX.. Don't let that keep you from a DP, it is easy to acquire.
What you get in the DP is a better ride, more storage, stronger chassis, air brakes,6 speed xmission, longer engine reliability and an engine that is 35' behind you versus setting between you and the passenger. That makes the gasser noiser and hotter in the passenger compartment. The 5' difference in length may not seem like much but trust me it is a huge difference. You will also have more towing capacity with the DP. I don't think there will be a great difference in fuel consumption with either one. If you think your useage plans may change in the future, I would lean toward a DP. If you feel that your current useage will remain the same for a number of years, than a gasser will work fine.
I do most of my own maintance on my DP so changing filters, oils etc is not that big of an issue for me.

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Old 08-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Gas is 60,000 and diesel is 72,000. Looking for something that will last a long time
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