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Old 05-17-2016, 03:07 PM   #225
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You could ask LVRVLVR since he has had at least 2 DP that I know of and got rid of those for more than 1 gasser that he at this moment is driving.
i've went back and forth from diesel to gas many times...

I like the 22'rs and my wife likes the 40'rs
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:14 PM   #226
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Not trying to be "that guy", but we do see it our dealership. If I get a chance, I ask them their reasons. Seems like your options are dead on. Most common I here is they want to downsize, and they want something simpler. Don't recall any of them saying anything about the maintenance, of course simpler could mean less maintenance. I can only remember 1 or 2 saying anything about cost.

There was one that was quite funny. The wife wanted to downsize from a 45' to a class "C", the husband did not. He didn't look to happy as he was driving the new class "C" off the lot.
lol....i traded a 40' dp for 22' class c... salesmen says,whats your wife gonna say...i say nothing good...then I said , i spend more time trying to find a place to park to go to eat..i have to get fuel when when it's convient, not when I need it...

i wanna just go back to the basics of love...

salesmen took my pic by the rv hung it on the wall in his office and wrote"the basics of love"
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I also wanted add this fact... class c gas absolutely does not have the same motor or same hp as the class A

the class c has a 2v 305hp and the A has a 3v 362 hp... the 2016 A is rated at a lower rpm,it has a 3v 320 hp
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You could ask LVRVLVR since he has had at least 2 DP that I know of and got rid of those for more than 1 gasser that he at this moment is driving.
the last DP,.. wife wanted a house in havasu, I could see the dp setting alot and told her,.. I need the money out of the dp to buy the house..you can't have both,then I get a call from the lot that we went to look, offered more than we paid.....bye falicia
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I also wanted add this fact... class c gas absolutely does not have the same motor or same hp as the class A

the class c has a 2v 305hp and the A has a 3v 362 hp... the 2016 A is rated at a lower rpm,it has a 3v 320 hp
Thanks LVRVLUVR...I was pretty sure that was the case, just didn't know if they changed it in the newer Class C's.
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I remember reading this in another one of your posts, how does this all come together?

My father doesn't believe in paying interest so he gave me the cash to buy it..
as with most things in my life, when every it's a problem.... it gets handled best when I turn the problem over to him...

for some reason he doesn't want me to drive it right now or it would be fixed....maybe I ask for too much...he has more than enough to buy me a new prevost,... yet I only asked for a 26' winnabago..
my father is very rich....gives me everything I have...
also... my wife and I both have the same father,... sure makes it easy on the holidays...we go to the same house...
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^^^^^ I wont even go there.
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What many people do not take into account is that the entire chassis is different on a DP, not just the engine. Better suspension, better brakes, higher towing capacity and usually higher carrying capacity. The air suspensions ride better and handle better, the fuel, water and waste waste tanks are generaly larger, as are the batteries, generators, etc. The DP coaches come with more and better amenities of all kinds.

As for the engines, the DP engines do cost more to repair an a gas engine, but they break far less often. A DP engine will usually go hundreds of thousands of miles where a gas engine in a big motorhome would usually be shot well before reaching the first hundred thousand. Yes, you could throw in another engine at that point, but you still have an inferior RV in many respects to a DP.
What a wheel barrow full of barn waste you are peddling. It is typical for the Ford V-10 (the most common gasser powerplant) to go way beyond 100,000 miles. Not so much in a motorhome, because few drive it that much. Neither do they drive the DP that much on average. I have a friend with a V-10 in his pickup, he is at 327,000 miles and still going. Know what you are talking about before you spout off. I have had both DP and Gas. DP is better if you are rich. Gas is great fun at much less cost.
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If you look around you will see that the entire coach of a DP is far better quality than a gasser. Flame suit is on, due to differing opinions of gasser owners.
I have had both. A 36' DP is not much better than a 36' gasser when parked. Driving, the vote goes a bit toward the diesel. Maintenance, the gasser wins hands down.
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I guess no one noticed the whine of that V10 wound up tight...

Take it easy. It is not a race.
The V-10 is a very high RPM motor. Very comfortable at 5K RPM.
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^^^^^ I wont even go there.
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also... my wife and I both have the same father,... sure makes it easy on the holidays...we go to the same house...

You must be from West Virginia . . .
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You must be from West Virginia . . .
Or maybe their fathers house looks something like this...
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Or maybe their fathers house looks something like this...
our father is very rich,... he has houses in every city. . he gives us every thing we need..
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