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Old 10-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Measure of Quality

Does the empty weight of a diesel pusher indicate build quality?

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Old 10-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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The short answer is "No". Heavier means heavier materials/appliances/furniture were used, not necessarily better. Build quality is a different story, and varies by manufacturer.

If there's a brand or model you're interested in, it might help to post about that and seek the input of others with the brand or model.

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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Not really, could just be bigger slides, bigger fridge, another half bath, more furniture, solid counters, more interior doors.....you get the point...
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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If you are trying to determine quality of a pusher, weight would not be a good way. Sales commissioned RV sales folks are very low on the list also. A chat around the campfire with other experienced RVers can help to determine quality. Providing you are fortunate enough to be at the right campfire circle.

One of the best non-biased sources about quality and other categories of info comes from the RV Consumer Group.

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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Best way to tell quality is to go and look at and inspect everyone you can. Determine for yourself what your quality is. Example would be Thom and I have looked at a lot of different manufacturers and makes and models we have both decided that for us Newmar is just low quality. Others love them and think they are great. You have to decide for yourself.
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