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Old 05-02-2015, 02:58 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by 3charter View Post
I know that I want a 32-36 foot DP with a fiberglass roof and no slides, but dont have ton of money. I am in the 20-30K range.
You're in the right price bracket, but you gotta go into anything like that with your eyes wide open. We made the decision to sell our 15 year-old 40' Beaver diesel pusher when it was around the vintage you're looking at after the transmission computer/controller quit and left us stranded. We spent 3 full days in Stewart and Stevenson's parking lot waiting for parts.

Age takes its toll on stuff, no getting around it. The plumbing and that kind of thing, you can refurb yourself, but something major like ours can ruin your day. And the problem is, there's no way to anticipate when something critical's going to go tango uniform.

In addition to no slides, you'll also have things to deal with like old, 4:3 aspect ratio analog TVs, when it's all hi-def digital now, aging cooling system hoses, diesel fuel injector pump, pneumatic system air pump, etc in a typical diesel pusher powerplant - all suffering the deterioration that happens over time. Just be prepared for things to happen. They will.

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Old 05-02-2015, 03:21 PM   #16
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I have owned a 1992 Beaver, 36', Gillig chassis,with a cat. A 1991 Safari, 36', Oshkosh chassis,with a Detroit. And now have a 1996 Holiday Rambler,38',Spartan chassis, with a Cummins. The Spartan chassis is the best ride and drive with the Gillig second. The Cummins is good just because of service and cost.

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