Originally Posted by MotorPro
Simple physics and the real world say otherwise
torque gets you up the hill hp gets you there quicker..
but all things equal.... both have the same weight per hp and torque
they would be the same...
were the constant argument is one having more torque vs one having more hp and the one having more hp having way less weight
no pay load is different
I hooked the same trailer to these motorhomes of mine
2012 30' winnabago vista v10 w/ banks and gearvendor overdrive 10 sp trans.
2013 allegro 30' v10 with banks
2013 26' winnabago vista v10 w/ banks and w/and wo 22.5 tires
2015 forest river FR3 30' v10
2o15 winnabago tribute v10 w/ and with out banks
2005 winnabago journey DP cat 350hp/850 torque
2014 Fleetwood excursion cummins 300/660torque
they all pulled the same 8k trailer loaded the same...
the fastest up the hill was the 30' v10 with 10 speed trans...
the slowest was the Fleetwood excursion followed by the journey
the two diesels being slowest by 15 mph...
now I personaly tested everone of these and got my own result ..
didn't read it...
so the thing is, I would like to get back to where I started speed wise... but, looks like it will never happen.... people keep drinking the Kool-Aid and making statement like .. get a diesel if you wanna go up the hill faster..
then on another thread say'n I don't care if I'm the slowest up the hill
ii aint in no hurry!!
pretty sure if I had the doe to spend I could go to one the more custom builders and say
here the chassis I want build me a 32' home on it...and yes I'd pick a diesel for the power... just put enough to make it work...
the excursion does fine,, not so loaded to 30,000... needs more power..
through the years ive sold off and moved away from my fast stuff
no more achol dragster, no more twin turbo schiada's no more turbo sand rails, no built banchees, no more 165 mph custom Harley....
down to a turbo'd motorhome (excursion) and a couple riding mowers (Polaris xp 1000"s)