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Old 10-03-2014, 09:21 AM   #29
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Gone from tents all the way to Class C gas, to class A gas, now diesel pusher. Diesel is a whole different world of comfort. Be careful not to get bit by the diesel bug unless you're ready to upgrade. I got bit bad.

We used to yell at each other in the gassers to try to have a conversation going down the road. It was very loud. Now we can whisper at each other.

I'd rather drive my DP than drive any car, it's that comfortable.

We used to go blown around in the wind or by passing semi's. Now we do the blowing.

Best of luck.
It's comforting to know that diesel does not get pushed around by the wind or big rigs, good to know.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #30
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It's comforting to know that diesel does not get pushed around by the wind or big rigs, good to know.
I would not put too much weight in that comment. It's certainly true for some rigs, not so true with others....
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I would not put too much weight in that comment. It's certainly true for some rigs, not so true with others....

Very true. I've driven DPs that have been pushed around by trucks and crosswinds pretty badly. My current gasser is rock steady, in fact I've watched DPs in front of me get blown out of lanes while I was barely nudged in strong crosswinds.

The bottom line is that the engine has nothing to do with handling characteristics of a coach, instead it's is the chassis and suspension that matters when it comes to handling.
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I would not put too much weight in that comment. It's certainly true for some rigs, not so true with others....
It was just a tongue in cheek response implying that you just carry a can of diesel and be just fine.
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Sorry, the comment I was referring to was made by jdwky. Some DP rigs get pushed around pretty easily, especially if tires are not properly aired, and chassis maintenance not up to snuff.

His statement just a little too broad, and I'd hate to have somebody just getting their feet wet mislead because of it. I just wanted to qualify it a little? It's no secret. There's actually a lot of documentation on the subject.
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Tiffin already does in its 32' Allegro Breeze.

Looked at it and the 28 ft which really fit the under 30 ft criteria. The layout of the 28 is not worth considering. The 32 is marginal. Then I looked at prices and figured out I could get what I want for $100,000 less. The difference pays for a lot of travel...

That gets me back to the size really matters in these choices. If one wants to go to a 40 ft give or take rolling house it's one thing. If one wants a 30 ft give or take cabin on wheels it's another world. Two very different markets.
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I have a 38' and hate tripping over the console of the gasser . So far I have talked to 4 diesel mechanics and they said they would not own a diesel . I want one but I know my luck and I would get the one someone else had all the problems with whether it be fuel or engine.
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We will be headed to a new location monthly. (Because of work.) We are taking a large family so would love a Class C for the above cab bed but our travel needs have me concerned we should go reliable with a Class A diesel. What, from your experiences, would any of you suggest?
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We just got back from our maiden voyage in our DP. Aside from a little step issue we'd never go back to gas. The ride and ease of operation in the DP is uncompromised.
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