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Old 10-12-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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We are looking to move up from our trusty Southwind 32V to a still-short pusher. After visiting the Pomona RV show this weekend, we still like the Itasca Meridian 34H/Freightliner w/ 350HP Cat C7 very much. Richardsons told us they had a new 2007 34' Safari Simba on one of their lots and I looked at it on their website. It also has a C7 though 330HP on the RR4R Roadmaster chassis.

Can anyone share pros/cons/comparisons on these two chassis?
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We are looking to move up from our trusty Southwind 32V to a still-short pusher. After visiting the Pomona RV show this weekend, we still like the Itasca Meridian 34H/Freightliner w/ 350HP Cat C7 very much. Richardsons told us they had a new 2007 34' Safari Simba on one of their lots and I looked at it on their website. It also has a C7 though 330HP on the RR4R Roadmaster chassis.

Can anyone share pros/cons/comparisons on these two chassis?
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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Do some serious test driving of both and make your decision based on your preferences, to include all the aspects of the motor home portion of the package.
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I've had both FL and Roadmaster. Far prefer the Freightliner. Especially the Maxxum chassia with the independent front suspension. I don't think IFS comes in until one step up from the Meridian, though.

I had a short DP ('01 Monaco Knight 30J) on a Roadmaster, and it drove downright scary! Which is why I don't still have it!!
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I have put 20,000 miles on my Meridian with a 32' chassis. It drives beautifully and handles like a dream. I now full time in it and pull a 4 door Jeep Wrangler to boot. I average 8.5 to 10 MPG towing. I love this rig!

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Tiffin Phaeton 36 QSH comes on a Freightliner chassis with Cummins ISC 360 HP/1050 lb. Torque. The Allegro Bus 36 QSP comes on Tiffin's Power Glide chassis with a Cummins ISL 425 HP engine. Take a look at them and see how they stack up. Tiffin Motorhomes
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