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Old 02-07-2013, 05:33 AM   #15
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You didn't say what size MH you are looking for. We had a Class C Winni with the V10 which served us well. We towed a Chev Tracker and it performed well. A little slow on the up hills and roared somewhat. Ford has beefed up the V10 in past years to over 300hp, mine was less then that. My thoughts are if you are looking at 37 foot MH or less, the V10 would fine, if you don't mind the noise and dog house. I love my diesel pusher, the power is there and quiet. I would never go back to a gasser regardless of the length.
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Air ride on diesel pushers is like floating on a magic carpet...its all in what you can afford, operate, and sustain.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:20 AM   #17
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Thanks for everyone's input and observations...Right now we r looking at a 2004 Allegro 37DB on the workhorse platform 8.1 Chevy. We are heading to the area Camper Show tomorrow to take some more notes. Any owners of a Allegro have any input? I have yet to find anyone with bad things to say about tiffon. I'm aware of the brake recall on the workhorse and that sometimes the heat in the doghouse is an issue. The one we are looking at has the Banks performance system on it already.

Once again thanks for the input
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Thanks for everyone's input and observations...Right now we r looking at a 2004 Allegro 37DB on the workhorse platform 8.1 Chevy. We are heading to the area Camper Show tomorrow to take some more notes. Any owners of a Allegro have any input? I have yet to find anyone with bad things to say about tiffon. I'm aware of the brake recall on the workhorse and that sometimes the heat in the doghouse is an issue. The one we are looking at has the Banks performance system on it already.

Once again thanks for the input
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now if you drive the DP with the air bags down the road then the gasser with springs and then decide if you like the air ride or the spring ride and the noise as already mentioned/// jeff
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #20
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@beenthere....I really have been thinking about that! My wife is a bus driver and I have a Cadillac Escalade ....all air ride suspension vehicles and its great....so many factors my PRO vs CON list is getting long
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We've gone from gas to diesel to gas to diesel. Our last gasser was a 2003 Allegro Bay 37DB, Workhorse chassis. Can't say enough about Tiffin's parts and service departments.
I like the lower stress level of owning a gasser. Cheaper maintenance and cheaper to fix if something goes wrong.
What finally made us go back to diesel was the noise, the ride, and the drive. The noise wasn't bad in the cool weather but when it started warming up outside and the clutch fan stayed engaged most of the time the noise got really annoying.
No comparison in ride.
The drive is pretty close on four lane good highway but on the uneven two lane roads there is a night and day difference with the diesel being much more stable.
Just my experience with the rigs I've owned.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #22
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@coleman....we spent 6 hours at the camper show yesterday. The DW fell in love with a '13 Coachman Mirada gasser...I forgot the model #...it was $89k out the door. The used '04 Allegro Bay 37DB we found is $49k. She loves both, so rule #1 is covered...now we just have to balance that pro and con sheet to see if the $40k more is worth the price of mind to us.
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