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Old 09-26-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Going with Chevy...6.0

Hi folks. we want a 22' Chevy motorhome. budget is $25k.

I am having a hard time finding a B+ that's not Ford. sure wanted the Chinook. I am not a fan of slide outs and love the fiberglass bodies. wish I could put a Chevy Duramax in it!

thanks for any inputs and have a great day.

Roadtrek has Chevys but i need more room than a Van.

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Old 09-28-2016, 09:40 AM   #2
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There is a bit of a problem with the Duramax engines in the Chevy chassis for a class C . Chevy's service manual for repairing the engine on the full size vans and conversion chassis , says to repair the engine , " lift the body off the frame" something that can't be done after the RV is added.
Here in BC , the government ambulance service had so many service problems with their Duramax equipped ambulances; and the time & $$$; that the poor engine access added to repairs; that after using them for a number years they switched back to the 6l gas engine chassis.

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:53 AM   #3
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guess it's the Ford V10

thanks for the thoughtful and insightful reply Skip. after much gnashing of teeth and lots of research and interviews with owners,,, Ford is the winner "by default",,,,,,
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I have a 2002 chinook destiny with 8.1 liter. Let me know if you're interested
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I have a 2002 chinook destiny with 8.1 liter. Let me know if you're interested
thanks for the reply. we are currently back to towing trailers. but downsized to only 17 feet fiberglass. happy trails
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