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Old 09-19-2010, 01:52 PM   #15
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The Fleetwood Providence 40X plan just mentioned is the one my wife and I loved. Spacious in a big way. But if I was going to snowbird or fulltime I would go to the Fleetwood American Tradition, American Dream, or American Eagle models. Again, this is just IMHO. People full time in class B's so different things for different folks.

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Old 09-19-2010, 02:39 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by go6car View Post
I'm in love with it's sister - the 40X floor plan.

Fleetwood just "launched" their 2011 lineup (on their website now). The 40G is only available in the Discovery lineup. Other than some purely aesthetic changes, the engine in the 2011 is a Cummins 8.3 ISC with 380HP. The 2010s are powered by a Cummins 6.7L (350 HP). Not sure if that's a factor for you or not.

The sticker price went up quite a bit from '10 to '11 too, so if you time it right, you might be able to save a bunch on a '10 model.
I think the 6.7 ISB is way under-torqued for the 40' coach unless you are going to only travel on flat land. Fleetwood tended to underpower on the "value" lines. The 8.3 on my 08 Providence is barely enough in the mountains. The increase in horsepower on the 380 HP does not get you more torque than the 360 HP. Probably just broadened the peak torque to a higher RPM.
Had an ISB on my 36' Winnebago and that was OK for that size coach.

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