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Old 09-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Upgrade?

I have, in the past, seen posts like this: Upgrading to a DP. Does this mean that gasser is a downgrade? Just wondering cause our Adventurer ain't bad. Power? I've passed several on grades. Definitely not cheaper to fix, and diesel is more per gal. than gas. Just a thought.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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People can say what they want but our upgrade was from a 94 to an 04 and it had nothing to do with a DP. Our gas chassis suits us just fine. JMHO
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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It's only an upgrade, downgrade or sideways if you think it is. If you enjoy what you have for what you want to do then you're set. I've had a tent (still do but prefer not to use it), a van, a trailer, a gasser, & now a DP. They were all fun to have, pro's & con's from all of them.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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I have, in the past, seen posts like this: Upgrading to a DP. Does this mean that gasser is a downgrade? Just wondering cause our Adventurer ain't bad. Power? I've passed several on grades. Definitely not cheaper to fix, and diesel is more per gal. than gas. Just a thought.
It's probably a poor choice of words and picked because, very generally speaking, DPs cost more money and much of our society views more $ as "better" or upgraded.

But, are you sure DPs don't cost more to "fix" than gassers?

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94 to 04 is an 'upgrade' otherwise gas/diesel is just what the person is comfortable with. Yes diesel does cost more to maintain but for me it is worth the extra cost.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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Upgrade means different things to different people. Our "upgrade" from a gasser we loved was due to greater weight carrying capacity as well as weight pulling capacity. We had exceeded our W22 chassis rating and it was showing on some mountain grades.
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It's probably a poor choice of words and picked because, very generally speaking, DPs cost more money and much of our society views more $ as "better" or upgraded.

But, are you sure DPs don't cost more to "fix" than gassers?

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Kinda sorta ran my thoughts together there RickO. I was saying that DP's cost more to fix and fuel costs more.
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Kinda sorta ran my thoughts together there RickO. I was saying that DP's cost more to fix and fuel costs more.
Oops. Sorry about that. At my age it's sometimes tough to make the eyes and brain coordinate their efforts.

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The average DP cost more than the average gas rig. Many DPs have capabilities and amenities that are not available on the gas chassis rigs. Some of these are possible because of the greater weight capacities. When you start adding in tile floors, corian counter tops, aqua hot, 7.5 - 15kw generators, 100 - 150 or more gallon fuel tanks and a bunch of other heavy weight items you quickly exceed the carrying capacity of the gas chassis. Your DP, with air ride is usually a smoother ride than the ride possible with the truck suspensions of the gas chassis. As you move up the price range in DPs you have nicer funiture and other amenities. Upgrade has the conotation of more expensive. DPs generally fit that idea over the gas counterparts. No matter the style of RVing, you can have a very comfortable unit that suits you and fits your particular needs. Is there probably something more expensive out there to "upgrade" to, abosolutly. In my 69 years I've never known someone to "upgrade" to something less expensive.
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I believe if whatever you buy is better than what you had its a upgrade.
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Some folks have this hiarchy of good-better-best and think that you have to progress accoringt to their rules....
tent
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travel trailer
5th wheel
gas class C
gas class A
diesel pusher.

I guess we have made some seriously bad digressions ...we went

tent
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travel trailer
travel trailer
gas class A
bigger gas class A
class C
5th wheel
vintage travel traielr
larger vintage travel trailer
5th wheel.

Some lokk at it as One-up-manship and with a DP you have arrived. Of course you have not truly arrived until you have a Prevost Marathon or a Newell and your dinghy is an S class Mercedes or a 7 series BMW hauled in an enclosed trailer.

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Some lokk at it as One-up-manship and with a DP you have arrived. Of course you have not truly arrived until you have a Prevost Marathon or a Newell and your dinghy is an S class Mercedes or a 7 series BMW hauled in an enclosed trailer.

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Some folks have this hiarchy of good-better-best and think that you have to progress accoringt to their rules....
tent
popup
travel trailer
5th wheel
gas class C
gas class A
diesel pusher.

I guess we have made some seriously bad digressions ...we went

tent
popup
travel trailer
travel trailer
gas class A
bigger gas class A
class C
5th wheel
vintage travel traielr
larger vintage travel trailer
5th wheel.

Some lokk at it as One-up-manship and with a DP you have arrived. Of course you have not truly arrived until you have a Prevost Marathon or a Newell and your dinghy is an S class Mercedes or a 7 series BMW hauled in an enclosed trailer.

Ken
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