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Old 07-12-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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New Typical Guy From Texas--Need Help

OK new to this! Diesel guy for 30 years on trucks until DEF then went back to gas. Now with that said I love TQ and will be getting a 38 to 40 ft Class A.

Where I will be going and spending time is hotter than most will go. Especially over the next 2 years maybe 3 will be going to what is left of my wife's family's ranch south and east almost to the Texas border. Lot of oilfield activity but no electricity or water except through a few wells run by diesel generators.

Was there Thursday and it was 106 so having enough cooling, electrical power generation and insulation is a absolute must. Will be going to the mountains and the east coast to visit friends as well. Will be retiring in 2.5 years so will not drive it that much maybe 20k a year or so till then. Also will be towing a Jeep JK most, if not all of the time.

Some of the biggest issues for me is the chassis, drivetrain, handling and performance of the systems in the RV. Have to be reliable and because where I will be set up in NM is 27 miles from the nearest gas station!!

Would love to find a coach powered by a DD15 or 16 but not finding any the big Cummins ISX is the other obvious choice. Am in the DFW and will do quite a bit of my own maintenance myself. The Amsoil bill is going to go crazy when I change out the fluids lol...

A friend of mine on the east coast sent me here do not know his screen name but he has been a big RV guy for many years--on the coast right now the swine! Ok bottom line super luxury not that important just really nice with leather etc we have 2 dogs... Marble floors not required just the big Allison series tranny and over 550 hp motors..
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When you go over 550hp it won't be cheap. You didn't say whether you are looking for new or used.

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Old 07-12-2014, 03:29 PM   #4
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Love it---fast responses... Cheap with the big engines do not go together unfortunately but performance I will pay for.

New or used I have been thinking about that one but still on the fence. Am fanatical about maintenance first thing I do on my trucks and the Jeep for that matter is after 500 miles change everything from the front diffs, engine, tranny, trans case, rear diff to Amsoil. Been doing it that way for almost 30 years so it is hard unless something has very low miles under 15k or so to even consider.

Put it this way I am the guy you want to buy his used trucks--from.
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Hi Dave! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the crew!

Hope you find the right rig for your needs! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Hi Dave..welcome to the forum...good luck with your search and choice.....

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High temp control.
Choose light exterior colors, white roof is a must, 3 airs for a 40 footer, window sunshades.
The more slides you have, the more area to cool.

Somewhere on here are some comments about big temperature differences between light and dark colored coach wall temperatures inside and out.
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Thanks for the welcome and the comments. Looks like to get the ISX will have go with a little longer than 40 ft. Yes being from Texas the light colors are much cooler. Thought that staying under or at 40 would allow me to go to more places because of length restrictions.
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Thanks for the welcome and the comments. Looks like to get the ISX will have go with a little longer than 40 ft. Yes being from Texas the light colors are much cooler. Thought that staying under or at 40 would allow me to go to more places because of length restrictions.

The DD60 15 liter was an option in the top Monaco coaches from '03 at least through '05-'06 and maybe longer. They standardized on the ISX later. Both were attached to the Allison 4000.


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Can not help you with RV choice however may have one suggestion... IF you plan on parking for extended periods get a pick up for a towed and put a fuel tank (The kind often used by construction companies to fill on-site equipment from the service pickup) That way you can run to the fuel station with the pick up instead of the big rig.

OH... And invest in a Gen-Turi generator exhaust extension as well.
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Glad you're aboard. Good luck in your search. Lots of good info in the forums. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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