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Old 05-21-2015, 06:34 PM   #15
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:37 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I have a lot of diesel truck and large 5 th wheel experience but very little knowledge on class A . It seems like the cost premium on a comparable diesel coach just isn't worth it. Do most of you agree with that.....the premium for a pusher varies but 10 K would be a good average. Most of the time we are flatlanders living now in SW Florida and traveling mostly East of New Mexico and South of the Mason Dixon Line, Thanks again but one more question I noticed the mention of W 20 w 22 and W 24 would that boil down to a W 20 is 20 k GVW OR 20 K GCVW same with the W 22 ..W 24


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Old 05-21-2015, 11:40 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I have a lot of diesel truck and large 5 th wheel experience but very little knowledge on class A . It seems like the cost premium on a comparable diesel coach just isn't worth it. Do most of you agree with that.....the premium for a pusher varies but 10 K would be a good average. Most of the time we are flatlanders living now in SW Florida and traveling mostly East of New Mexico and South of the Mason Dixon Line, Thanks again but one more question I noticed the mention of W 20 w 22 and W 24 would that boil down to a W 20 is 20 k GVW OR 20 K GCVW same with the W 22 ..W 24


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Not sure about the others, but iirc my W-24 is 24000 GVWR.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:39 AM   #18
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The workhorse chassis would not influence my purchase at all. But if it has autopark it would be a serious strike against it.
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NO It would not discourage me, it would ENCOURAGE me.
Yep, me too if I was looking for a gas rig.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I have a lot of diesel truck and large 5 th wheel experience but very little knowledge on class A . It seems like the cost premium on a comparable diesel coach just isn't worth it. Do most of you agree with that.....the premium for a pusher varies but 10 K would be a good average. Most of the time we are flatlanders living now in SW Florida and traveling mostly East of New Mexico and South of the Mason Dixon Line, Thanks again but one more question I noticed the mention of W 20 w 22 and W 24 would that boil down to a W 20 is 20 k GVW OR 20 K GCVW same with the W 22 ..W 24


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That is a personal choice, but if you're going to sit for winter in the south and summer in the north then it won't matter much. Going to mostly be on the move then a diesel MIGHT be a better choice.
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We are thinking about a class a and many comments you hear at campgrounds

are to stay away from a Workhorse Chassis. Would a Workhorse Chassis stop you from purchasing a nice one owner well maintained Class A with a fiberglass roof.

No, just the opposite if one of the newer chassis (not P30/32). It's a plus.
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No flame, but you don't have your facts correct. Autobrake was used on GM / Chevrolet P-series chassis, and some built by workhorse with leftover parts when they purchased the GM chassis business. The workhorse designed chassis never had the autobrake system.

The best way to differentiate chassis is that P-series have independent front suspension, and Workhorse W-series have solid front axles.
Sorry George, but just to keep the record straight, the "Workhorse designed" wide track P32 chassis used the J71 AAPB system through the 2004 model year. Since thousands of them were built, I doubt "left over" parts were used. Then, for the 2005 model year the P32 AND the new W24 Workhorse designed chassis got an "improved" AAPB system dubbed the J72. In addition, the R26 "UFO" chassis that Workhorse designed and introduced in 2007 has a "HPB" AAPB system provided by Meritor-Wabco.
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Read all u can find about the auto park brake system before u buy..
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Workhorse is coming back. They will start producing Chassis this year. Check out the forum on here.
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I two had a 07 gulfstream 38 footer on a workhorse chassis. I had severe swaying problems that I attribute to the coach was to big for the chassis. I put air bags in the rear suspension that did make a night and day difference.
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