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Old 08-20-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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A show of hands from those whod love a reliable Japanese engine in a class A MH. Isuzu makes great diesel engine I hear so why not Japanese gas!
Less Ford and Chev more Honda and Isuzu I say!
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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My Ford chassis is the most reliable portion of my motorhome. I'm for better quality demands on the coach manufacturers.
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Ummmm, well, see HERE

Wonder why Nissan went with Cummins instead of a Japanese diesel engine?

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My Ford chassis is the most reliable portion of my motorhome. I'm for better quality demands on the coach manufacturers.
I second that motion
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The engines in class A motorhomes are seldom a point of a failure compared to the rest of a home on wheels. Those same engines power American work trucks 100's of thousand miles with out failure.
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I have been in the engine rebuild business for almost 30 years. I have rebuilt thousands of engines Cummins to briggs and stattons. Top fuel dragsters to go carts and I can tell you without any reservation that there is no such thing as a reliable Japanese engine. Their warped heads and broken cranks have kept us in business.
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Also, many people mistakingly think a great diesel engine in one application will be great in another. An engine designed to run a genset or pump 24x7 may fail miserably in a truck or RV. I will take what is proven on the highway and agree that in a MH it is the other stuff that worries me.
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Also, many people mistakingly think a great diesel engine in one application will be great in another. An engine designed to run a genset or pump 24x7 may fail miserably in a truck or RV. I will take what is proven on the highway and agree that in a MH it is the other stuff that worries me.
Amen,,,,,,,
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A show of hands from those whod love a reliable Japanese engine in a class A MH. Isuzu makes great diesel engine I hear so why not Japanese gas!
Less Ford and Chev more Honda and Isuzu I say!
Go live in japan.
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Hmmmm. Honda appears to make reliable engines. Just ask the guys who race Indy.

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Wonder why Nissan went with Cummins instead of a Japanese diesel engine?

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Very interesting. That engine will likely be a beast in a light duty truck. Hopefully they can build a transmission up to the task.
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My reliable and powerful American made tow vehicle has a Japanese designed diesel motor that has capably pulled our fifth wheel coast-to-coast and many trips halfway across the country, over 22K miles and also serves as a daily driver. The motor is manufactured in USA in Ohio. I have no complaints whatsoever. The Isuzu Duramax is lengendary. Just my $0.02USD........
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