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Old 04-17-2015, 10:11 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by wrbsab12 View Post
Hi Jim,

Thanks for your post and the feedback.

Is your coach quiet on the road at 2500 rpms? 4000 rpms?

Cab area window seals tight? Wind noise ingress?

Rattles, creaks, squeaks? Or, tight quiet construction?

Your average mpg fuel mileage?

Exterior storage volumes sufficient? Any pass through area in the rear?

Thank you for your feedback !

Bill Blosser

Look at Post # 13. Pretty much answered all your questions. Our 3911 is basically the same as theirs, only a bit longer.

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Old 04-18-2015, 10:32 AM   #16
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"I personally would want to have a "top of he line" gas rig over a "entry level" diesel"

OK, I'm just being a wise guy here, and I've never driven a CS, but still, an "entry level Ventana" will knock your socks off!

On the other hand, the 100K difference in socks is something to consider.

You really can't go wrong, and your friends here will like whatever you get.


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Old 04-18-2015, 08:30 PM   #17
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We had a Canyon Star for 3 years a great coach I made the mistake of test driving a diesel and had to have one The difference to me was the air ride on the diesel is much smoother and the diesel actually stops when you press the brake not just slow down like on a gas coach.You will upgrade to a diesel sooner or later so I say just bite the bullet and go diesel
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:39 PM   #18
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Well, let me be the first to complain about the CS. A little history. First MH 37' Georgetown gas. The chassis was fine and we went all over with it, Canada, Key West Yellowstone. Chassia great. Noise not bad. Georgetown part sucked. Cheap, cheap, cheap. 4 trips to factory for repairs lasting a week each. Thet paid all expenses, no reciepts asked for 2005. After a year and 30,000mi we traded up to DS, 39' diesel HUGE diff. Loveditt. After 8 years traded in on a CSgas 3953, 2013. Beautiful rv. We had the cream color that is avaible on the BS. The Ford chassis was great, ran great,noisy on grades. ,5 mpg towing. put 5000mi on it and had so0 much trouble with the Newmar part. Leaks everywhere. Slide out controller failure. BIRD charging system failure. Had to keep a charger on the chassis battery. Replaced parts etc, still failed. Had laminate wood floor that showed digs etc. and was deteriorating fast. . Was just getting fed up. Too many problems. pais 145000 abouts in 2013.
Looked around to get back in a DP and ened up with a nice used Tiffin Allegro Bus. Very happy now as this has al the bells and whistles Of course had to kick in more bucks. Rides great and cruise cntrol never slows down much on grades.

IMHO take what you want to pay for a new gas and put it on a used DP.

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