Originally Posted by Wundertaker
Thinking about something in the 2010 model years and leaning towards gas but my ego and desire for less stress suggests DP.... any thoughts???
I'm somewhat in the same boat as you. I recently retired and have been looking at several MH forums to get opinions on the different coaches. Gas vs DP was the first choice to make for me and I've narrowed it down to a DP. Many reasons for this but primarily I will only buy one coach and I want it to be the right one. We will camp extensively for 2-4 years being gone from home for 2-4 months at a time. So to be comfortable we need a 40 footer. That eliminates a gasser.
My boat which we must sell before getting a DP has 2 Cummins B series diesels, so I'm familiar with diesel engines. They are expensive to maintain but if maintained will far out last a gas engine.
As mentioned I'm doing the research and hope to get it right the first time. Saving money is a priority in retirement so getting the last coach first is very important.
Good luck and let us know what you get.
PS: I have 2 friends that have Tiffin coaches. One a gas and one a DP. Both love their coaches. The friends in the DP coach live in it 5 months a year. That being said, I would love to get a '08 Dutch Star though not likely in my budget.