Hi all... the fam is pretty excited about our new rig.
In the backdrop you have a married couple that started out with a engine hauling 1983 Toyota Huntsman class c motorhome. The dude remodeled it just before they got married and they took a 3 month honeymoon from Boston to Seattle to Mexico to Boston to Seattle where they sold the beast on ebay.
I guess they liked rv'ing because if you fast forward 10 years, they have bought, used and sold 7 others.
Now add a few kids, some crazy experiences and a love for the outdoors and a passion for traveling to the mix.
Last month, I loaded up the kids in the Minivan and headed down to Salt Lake city and picked up what I think is perfect for my family. We drove straight from 4pm friday night and arrived at 5am, ate at denny's and then met the dealer at the lot at 9. We drove it and really liked it. Its pretty powerful with the 6.7 under the hood.
There is a spot for all of our kids so that is the main reason we wanted to get this. We have had Class c's all our married life and like having the extra useable room over the cockpit and this to us was the best thing out there.
Its a 2010 Gulf Stream Silver bullet with a Dodge 5500 chassis under the floor. It has a Cummins 6.7 diesel engine and an Aisin (toyota) transmission. I think only 20 of these were made before they were discontinued due to the market.. not many people want a bunkbed diesel coach... or maybe the cost vs gas is not marketable to people with larger families?
Per the brochure, it can get up to 16 miles a gallon. That is a huge factor as well in our purchase. So far, I've only seen 11.5, but according to the owners manual you need to break the engine in.
To be honest, we just car camped around at national parks with our other class c's. I've never had to use heat or the water heaters in my other coaches so even though I've had a few, I still have so much to learn about how to properly maintain and get the most life out of a coach.
Well I've rambled enough, hope I didn't put you to sleep. Here are a few pictures of it. I have tons of questions and will be searching for answers on this HUGE forum. I look forward to meeting some of you in our travels next year perhaps?
Had to upgrade the 26x50 out back, raising the legs 3' to 10' total height and got rid of 2 of the other motorhomes I had. Only one left to sell.
Home sweet home.
And then I realized I need to make the gate larger... scraped the new coach a tad getting it in!!!