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Old 06-14-2017, 11:01 AM   #29
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Yes...Floor Plan should be #1.
Suggest starting with a "must have" list (like the oven). Find the floor plan that fits, then go looking for one you can see in-person...that's the hard part due to the somewhat rare nature of Super C's.

Often fit and finish will not be determined by size RV...example: an Airstream Class B (campervan) will "spank" many Class A's for fit and finish.

A Diesel Engine brake (AKA Jake Brake or a exhaust brake) is a good thing to have...it is a device added to the engine. Sorry can't help about which chassis do not have it...the exhaust brake can easily be added if not so equipped.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compre...e_engine_brake
http://bankspower.com/techarticles/s...st-Brake-Works

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That is why the Thor Four Winds(Chateau) is very appealing as for floor plan and amenities, it nails our entire list. 35M floor plan that is.

Anyone know if the Ford 550 has the jake brake?
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I think it would depend if the F550 is diesel or the V10.
They don't put Jake/Engine brakes on Gassers.
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That is why the Thor Four Winds(Chateau) is very appealing as for floor plan and amenities, it nails our entire list. 35M floor plan that is.

Anyone know if the Ford 550 has the jake brake?
No, BUT...This is what I was told...the Ford kinda' doesn't need a separate engine brake.

Due to the emissions systems that are factory installed on the 6.7L Powerstrokes, no one makes a traditional in-line type of exhaust brake for these trucks, because it would create complications with the EGR system. However, because of the design of the factory turbos, several manufacturers offer what is known as a variable vane exhaust brake, which is an electronic device that takes control of the variables vanes within the turbo to create a similar back pressure as a traditional butterfly valve exhaust brake. The advantage to this type of system is that they are substantially less expensive and easier to install compared to an in-line. And for those familiar with the factory exhaust brakes on 6.7L Cummins, these types of devices will essentially turn your turbo to act in a similar fashion to this.

A gas engine does not need an engine brake...that is a natural function of the intake system on a gas engine.
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Thanks Scarab0088
great explanation.
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Yep perfect.
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Just yesterday looked at a Super C for the first time. Went to the dealer to check out a Leprechaun (sp) 'cause it has a washer/dryer. DW said 'no way'! Dealer showed us a Dynamax as a possibility. Now that is one fine unit! The most we'll tow is a Jeep Commander. Maybe 6-7000 lbs. We thought that the Cummins 6.7 would be adaquite as I now pull a19,000 lbs 5ver. But the 6.7 is the de-tuned version found on a RAM Chassis Cab. So we'll probably settle on a Dynamax Force with the HD package. That's an 8.1L Cummins with 1000 ft-lbs torque. Chassis rated to pull 10,000 lbs. The DX3 model can pull 20,000 lbs, but the hitch hangs to low for my driveway. Now I have to plan on changing all of my RV plans.
Just an FYI, the standard Force can do 10K towing, while the HD is an option for the Force that bumps it up to 20k towing. The DX3 is a different model altogether than the force, also their top of line model. Here are the additional features that the HD package brings. From their site ...


FORCE HD CHASSIS ENHANCEMENTS

Cummins ISL 8.9L
350 Horsepower
1000 lb-ft of Torque
Allison 3200 TRV Automatic Transmission
33,000-lb GVWR
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54,000-lb GCWR
2-Stage Engine Brake
Locking Differential
20,000-lb Hitch

FORCE HD ADDITIONAL UPGRADES

Enhanced Full Body Paint (Six Color with Ghost Pearl Layer, More Drop Shadows, Two Color Logos with HD Badging)
Air Ride Cab Seats with Swivel Pedestals
Ceramic Tile
Corian Galley, Lav, and Nightstands
Burlwood Dash
100 Gallon Fuel Capacity
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