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Old 12-13-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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Small, but powerful DP?

STILL looking for my perfect used rig...
Maybe I can get some suggestions from the peanut gallery on a compact rig(less than 36') with a powerful engine. And by powerful I mean bigger than the standard 5.9l 300hp. For example, a 34 footer with 330 horses would be perfect. BTW, I'm looking for used in the 2000-2005 range. Whatcha got???
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:21 AM   #2
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STILL looking for my perfect used rig...
Maybe I can get some suggestions from the peanut gallery on a compact rig(less than 36') with a powerful engine. And by powerful I mean bigger than the standard 5.9l 300hp. For example, a 34 footer with 330 horses would be perfect. BTW, I'm looking for used in the 2000-2005 range. Whatcha got???
The internet is your best friend when looking to buy something Mike, A friend just bought a 32' Journey, 300hp, 78k miles in NY state.
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Just to list a few places for ya.......and I doubt very much if you will notice the extra 30hp.....driving it.
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:23 AM   #3
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Country Coach made 32 to 36 fters in those date ranges. Most had 350hp or more engines. Very nice well built coaches.
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:24 AM   #4
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STILL looking for my perfect used rig...
Maybe I can get some suggestions from the peanut gallery on a compact rig(less than 36') with a powerful engine. And by powerful I mean bigger than the standard 5.9l 300hp. For example, a 34 footer with 330 horses would be perfect. BTW, I'm looking for used in the 2000-2005 range. Whatcha got???
Are you talking a gas puller or DP? I mean even an 05 Ford chassis would fit that bill. I'd probably opt for a WH and a GM 8.1 instead for some better low end torque, but again, not a deal breaker and either will get you over the top.
With DP's you have to look a little further for finding what you want with less than a 36ft length, but they're out there.
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:30 AM   #5
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Older motorhomes are a little lighter than today's and therefore don't need as much power. That said, the 5.9 can make a lot more power. I'd look for a 2003+ common rail 5.9, as they're the most popular with the tuners and lack some of the issues of the 1998-2002 models.
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STILL looking for my perfect used rig...

Maybe I can get some suggestions from the peanut gallery on a compact rig(less than 36') with a powerful engine. And by powerful I mean bigger than the standard 5.9l 300hp. For example, a 34 footer with 330 horses would be perfect. BTW, I'm looking for used in the 2000-2005 range. Whatcha got???

Back in those years you can find some Monaco Dynasties and some Country Coach models down in the 34-36 foot range. For the vintage, they are well built and well appointed. Also medium duty Diesel engines, from both Cummins and Cat. A little lower on the food chain, Winnebago built the Journey as short at 32' in a number of years. It was powered variously by the Cummins ISB and the Cat 3126 or C7 depending on the year. It's a well built coach in its own right.
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Try a search for an Alpine 34' with a Cummins 400 - 425 Isl and active air. I test drove a 36' and it was like a motorhome sports car, impressive motorhomes.
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Starting in or around mid to late '05, Itasca made the 34' Meridians with the 350HP C-7 CAT. Great coach, really nice floor plan, great durability, fine craftsmanship, and still a really well performing engine with minimal to no issues. They pull themselves great and, even with a medium weight toad, do really well. I have a few friends with just that coach and most are planning keeping them for a long time due to what I stated above.
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Believe I've read a couple of threads on the CC board, from a guy who owns a 36' 500hp C.C !
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Country Coach made a 32ft with the 400 Cummins ISL but you will probably never find one for sale. If you do, buy it and then go look at it as they don't stay on the market. In fact, if you can find any 32-34 ft CC, better grab it.
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Country Coach made a 32ft with the 400 Cummins ISL but you will probably never find one for sale. If you do, buy it and then go look at it as they don't stay on the market. In fact, if you can find any 32-34 ft CC, better grab it.
Yep, there was a guy on the Oregon/Calif coast that had a 32' Allure with a 330 cummins. It wasn't forsale very long and it had over 100k miles (which of course is just getting broke in )
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PPL has a 07 fleetwood discovery I believe 34H for sale

Has 300 HP however most state a ecu tune can easily change those numbers

If I recall its under $80K
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I owned a 2005 Monaco Diplomat that was 36'. It had the Cummins ISL 400 and the Allison 3000. It was chipped to 450 HP and I changed the rear radiator fan to a more aerodynamic model that returned 25 HP. The coach was a rocket and could pull any grade on the west coast at 55+ towing my 6K Silverado. It could also recover on a grade if cut off.
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Foretravel made 34' coaches in that era and equipped them with either the 350 hp ISC and later on with the 400 hp Cummins ISL.
I was at the factory last spring and they had one on the showroom floor. I believe it had the ISL. Beautiful coach and very rare. As with the CC if you find one for sale grab it quick.


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