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Old 02-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #15
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37 mph won't work for me ( I can go 60 with my V-10)...why don't they put the 360hp engine in the 33D? I wish it was a option as we like the 33D for our next MH.
come to vegas and hook up to my trailer..i'm guess'n you will be in third and under 50...

heres my v10 same stock motor.. same trailer...

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Old 02-17-2015, 05:37 PM   #16
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heres the same trailer, being pulled by a cat c7350hp /850 torque..

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37 mph won't work for me ( I can go 60 with my V-10)...why don't they put the 360hp engine in the 33D? I wish it was a option as we like the 33D for our next MH.
heres where I'm at,...you won't get an argument from me... the v10 is more power and costs half...I paid 75k for a brand new gas and it cost me 135 for the diesel..close to double....the thing I always say is 2 reasons to buy a diesel pusher .. because you want to and because you can... it will never make economical sense ... and you will go slower...

but in the excursions defense.... quiet ...of the 500 miles we just went less than 5 miles of it was less than the 62 mph we were cruising at...the hills that the v10 dropped to third.. the dp hunkered down and pulled in 6th ..
the real steep grades got her... but she liked it ...
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heres where I'm at,...you won't get an argument from me... the v10 is more power and costs half...I paid 75k for a brand new gas and it cost me 135 for the diesel..close to double....the thing I always say is 2 reasons to buy a diesel pusher .. because you want to and because you can... it will never make economical sense ... and you will go slower...

but in the excursions defense.... quiet ...of the 500 miles we just went less than 5 miles of it was less than the 62 mph we were cruising at...the hills that the v10 dropped to third.. the dp hunkered down and pulled in 6th ..
the real steep grades got her... but she liked it ...
The gassers we were looking at were around $115 "discounted" price. We did not see a floor plan we liked. Then the dealer drove out the Excursion (2014 leftover), "discount" price $129. We liked the floor plan and it was a DP, so the rest was history. They would not budge on the price of the Excursion , I'll bet there was still some room on the gassers. But in my mind, I got a DP for $14k over the gas.

All that being said, you're right, you get a diesel because you want one.
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The gassers we were looking at were around $115 "discounted" price. We did not see a floor plan we liked. Then the dealer drove out the Excursion (2014 leftover), "discount" price $129. We liked the floor plan and it was a DP, so the rest was history. They would not budge on the price of the Excursion , I'll bet there was still some room on the gassers. But in my mind, I got a DP for $14k over the gas.

All that being said, you're right, you get a diesel because you want one.
what model did you get?
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what model did you get?
35C
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Great thread. It is nice to see proof of your performance so I can compare to my experience. I doubt anything will help much with driving in cross wind, but I would be interested in your opinion on the wider tires impact. My 2015 33 D drives great without wind, so I do not think there is a problem other than my lack of experience. It sure does make for some highly puckered moments when going under a bridge, getting passed by a semi, with a 30mph gust hitting you in the side.
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Great thread. It is nice to see proof of your performance so I can compare to my experience. I doubt anything will help much with driving in cross wind, but I would be interested in your opinion on the wider tires impact. My 2015 33 D drives great without wind, so I do not think there is a problem other than my lack of experience. It sure does make for some highly puckered moments when going under a bridge, getting passed by a semi, with a 30mph gust hitting you in the side.
one of the things I noticed was if your run under fleetwoods tire pressure

you start getting sway.... not good... some lower to get a better ride..
I weighed my coach... went with the tire pressure on Michelins.... started sway'n....


I'm runn'n 100 psi on the 275's I notice less sway.... but what is there should be gone with gas charged bilstiens that are valve'd to the chassis

on the way back from Utah... 30 mph crosswinds.... two lane..on coming trucks..not much movement....but.. I have many years of short wheelbase towing... I went from a 158 wheelbase 26' coach.. to the 208....

what you have to learn is to not saw at the steering wheel.. which over corrects and causes more sway... hold the wheel straight and drive through it...the move ment is in the tires and suspension and will go back to straight...
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Nice photos and videos. I have a 2014 35c and like it. Just picked it up a few weeks ago and an getting the gremlins worked out. Hopefully the last thing is the generator which was pushing out blue smoke under load. Just dropped it off at the local Cummins place for warranty service.

I wish I could find a good tire place like you seem to have. I don't feel much in the way of vibrations, but the coach does seem to wander a bit while driving it. Not sure if it's pilot error or not.

You said Goodyear was picking up the tab on the fronts? I assume you're covering the other 4

Really nice seeing that Excursion going up that grade pulling a big trailer. The most I'll ever pull will be my car. Also don't have very many 6% grades in Florida. I'll have to head out your way to find those.
got the coach back from onan... no more smoke... they did the full sevice on it 250 bucks
... sucks that it new with 60hrs... guess that's why they are 75,000 discount
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Great thread. It is nice to see proof of your performance so I can compare to my experience. I doubt anything will help much with driving in cross wind, but I would be interested in your opinion on the wider tires impact. My 2015 33 D drives great without wind, so I do not think there is a problem other than my lack of experience. It sure does make for some highly puckered moments when going under a bridge, getting passed by a semi, with a 30mph gust hitting you in the side.
do you run with water full or empty???


I weighed mine... loaded with full propane and water it was only 7080 lbs on the front axel..15,520 on the drive....22,600 gross...26.000 gvw..
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Great thread. It is nice to see proof of your performance so I can compare to my experience. I doubt anything will help much with driving in cross wind, but I would be interested in your opinion on the wider tires impact. My 2015 33 D drives great without wind, so I do not think there is a problem other than my lack of experience. It sure does make for some highly puckered moments when going under a bridge, getting passed by a semi, with a 30mph gust hitting you in the side.
oh... and heres the proof..

do you have a washer???I would look close at the way yours is loaded...
might wanna try moving weight forward... bilstiens might be something to consider also..
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come to vegas and hook up to my trailer..i'm guess'n you will be in third and under 50...

heres my v10 same stock motor.. same trailer...

Maybe so. I do have 25hp+ and +25 ft tq with the 5 StarTune (385hp/475tq)
Passing through Vegas during Spring break!

What model HM do you own?
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Maybe so. I do have 25hp+ and +25 ft tq with the 5 StarTune (385hp/475tq)
Passing through Vegas during Spring break!

What model HM do you own?
then you will probley run about 10mph faster than my 300hp cummins .. 33d excursion...but I'll be able to err ahhh .... wish I could go faster???
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