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Old 11-21-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
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New here with a question.

I need some advice from the folks that know. I run my own weed spraying business and live out of an RV during the season (March through Nov) in the high country of Colorado. I am looking at trying to get into a diesel pusher that can handle a trailer behind so I'm a little more comfortable compared to my current bumper pull camper. I have found a used 1998 Sun Voyager 29ft with 36k on it and was wondering if 1.) this unit has the power to take me, my trailer (5K weight) and stuff inside the coach up the hills of Colorado. ( I don't mind taking my time on the way up) 2.) Is this unit the 210HP Cummings? if so how reliable is this drive train. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 11-21-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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Good luck with a solution.

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Old 11-21-2014, 09:04 AM   #3
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If budget allows best to get something newer with a larger motor. Buy used from a high end builder, such as Monoco, Country Coach, Travel Supreme, Newmar, and Holiday Rambler just to name a few.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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Hi Austin2014,
Welcome to iRV2. Check to determine:
1. Does the trailer weight exceed:
1a. GCWR of the coach (GVWR+Trailer Weight<GCWR of the coach)
1b. coach receiver/hitch weight rating
2. 100 pounds per horse power is the maximum one should have. Go higher and there will be significant strain on the engine/transmission. In addition the patience you will need going up hill may be more than you can stand.
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For the purposes that you're describing, basically hauling trailer twice a year to a work location, you'll be fine. Are you going to get there in a hurry....no, but it doesn't sound like you need to.
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