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Old 05-22-2016, 07:03 PM   #29
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I agree, I have a 5' bed and wish it was 8.
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I have a 242" wheelbase 22,000 pound chassis with 5:38 gears and a 5 speed torque shift tranny, at 63 mph I'm running 2100 rpm on the level, climbing an 8 percent grade with car in tow 42mph at 3200 in third with the torque converter locked up.
you have the 22.5 tires??
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you have the 22.5 tires??
Yes,,
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:38 PM   #32
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Agreed . It seems like so many people think that of something is perfect for them , it must be right for everyone else .
I have a friend who thinks it's pointless for anyone to own a truck with less than an 8 ft bed . If you don't get an 8 ft bed , you've made s mistake .
that was the exzact reason for the thread...

people that read here and have never riden in either have no way to say what is what..
mines not as loun or mine is louder , or you can't hear..... is easy to understand with a measurement...I don't really care what you friend likes,.. but it plain to understand he likes 8' beds... everyone that read you post knows what a 8' bed is, or very easy to find out..

I for know know that the gas coach is louder, but I also know I can hear my wife,... unless I don't wanna...

some one else can post what their db level is,...
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Yes,,
I'll be real close to your gears with the 4:88 and 19.5s...
and you with 5:38's and 22.5's

I seem to spend 98% of my time not being able to pull 6th gear...

I'm gonna install the 5 star tomorrow,... maybe the tune for the trans and motor will make it ok???

do you know your tire size?
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Is there really any comparison to an engine right under your seat, as opposed to an engine 40' behind you???
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This thread seems very familiar
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I had a 440 that was loud pulling a hill, I added insulation under the doghouse quieted it down. I had a 460 that was loud pulling hills, I added insulation under the doghouse quieted it down. I just bet if I had a V10 and I added insulation under the doghouse it would quieted it down. Ok quit whining about it being loud and get to work.
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I'll be real close to your gears with the 4:88 and 19.5s...
and you with 5:38's and 22.5's

I seem to spend 98% of my time not being able to pull 6th gear...

I'm gonna install the 5 star tomorrow,... maybe the tune for the trans and motor will make it ok???

do you know your tire size?
I would be interested in how much the regear is going to cost
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I had a 440 that was loud pulling a hill, I added insulation under the doghouse quieted it down. I had a 460 that was loud pulling hills, I added insulation under the doghouse quieted it down. I just bet if I had a V10 and I added insulation under the doghouse it would quieted it down. Ok quit whining about it being loud and get to work.
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I would be interested in how much the regear is going to cost
I think it cost about $850 last time on my 2012...

my father paid for it so I was very thankful...

I really think it's gonna make for a nice west coast cruiser...

I mentioned to my wife... ever notice how when we go in this motorhome, it's always windy,,.. and up hill both ways
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Well, heres the truth...I keep reading about how noisey it is in a gas compaired to a dp coach...

quotes like "We have to scream at each other to talk..

so I got a Db meter and headed out across the desert... keep in mind that city traffic is 85 db....
In your first picture, your speedometer reads about 64 miles per hour and the noise meter reads 73.8 dB in the second picture.

In the fourth picture, your speedometer reads about 56 miles per hour and the noise meter in the fifth picture reads 70.3 dB.

My question is which is the gas motorhome and which is the diesel motorhome?

If I'm missing or overlooking something, I apologize in advance.
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In your first picture, your speedometer reads about 64 miles per hour and the noise meter reads 73.8 dB in the second picture.

In the fourth picture, your speedometer reads about 56 miles per hour and the noise meter in the fifth picture reads 70.3 dB.

My question is which is the gas motorhome and which is the diesel motorhome?

If I'm missing or overlooking something, I apologize in advance.
they are both the same gas coach..one was a reading at 55 mph and the other at 65 mph...

I can't seem to find a diesel coach that will work for me so it might be a week or two till I can post up what the level is in the DP...
mean while maybe some one else can...
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Having owned all varieties of RV's over the last 50+ years I didn't need a meter to figure out that the diesel is the Quietest to drive and enjoy.

JMHO,
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