Originally Posted by bucsfan116
We live in Florida and are 1st time RV buyers. I'm looking at Class A (27-35ft)gas motorhomes and was wondering how the gas motorhomes handle in the mountains especially down hill? Anyone with opinion will help. Cannot afford the diesal pushers.
Just drove our 31 ft Sunstar (Ford F-53 v-10) from west Ga to Anchorage and Valdez AK -and from there to Lakeland, FL, then back to West GA.
Towed our Ford Focus on a dolly all the way +/- 12000 miles. Hit plenty of long steep grades, at least two were 10%, and more 6,7 8 and a few nines than I can count. Had plenty of power and with the tow/haul mode I rarely ever touched the brakes- even towing the toad. Averaged overall 7.2 mpg.
When we first got the moho, I laid awake at night worrying about my first trip up and down Mt Eagle, TN. Now I know I can handle most anything in north America. Mt Eagle --- easy peasy.