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Old 12-22-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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P30 GM chassis question

What was the longest length MH that used the GM P30 chassis? I know they were common in the under 30 foot rigs - did they also see usage in those well over 30 feet - and if so, many changes in the drivetrain for the added length and weight?

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Old 12-22-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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Winny used the Chevy chassis in the 37' Elandan models.
Here's one: 1988 WINNEBAGO ELANDAN for sale in ERWIN, Tennessee on The Big Lot!

About the only drivetrain change might have been rear axle ratios.

GM (and Ford) provided fairly generic chassis. The various coach builders just drop their coach on those chassis. As long as it fits and MAYBE it leaves the factory without already being over the gross weight rating, then they are happy. Those longer coaches simply got a tag axle stuffed under them to handle the extra weight and length.

Any additional drivetrain and suspension upgrades are left to the buyer.

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Ford F53/460 chassis, 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee "toad"
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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Did have a 33' Midas on a P-30 chassis. Got rid of it as wife hated it !!! Not very stable,but might have been because the front air bags were shot. Ed
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:23 PM   #4
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I've seen 37 foot Pace Arrow Limiteds, 454, tag axles.
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