Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
StuartCaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 107
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.
__________________

__________________
StuartCaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Plano Tx
Posts: 164
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.
__________________

__________________
Don & Bunny
05 Discovery
06 Saturn ION toad manual 5 spd
dls461 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
StuartCaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 107
Gas is 60,000 and diesel is 72,000. Looking for something that will last a long time
__________________
StuartCaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.