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Old 10-20-2020, 02:09 PM   #29
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Echoing bkesslersr a bit, in all fairness, raw hp and torque specs are only part of the equation. The big class 8 based rigs like the Cascadia and Volvo Classics certainly have the 500+ hp and 1850+ lb-ft torque specs, but they also tend to be much heavier, both empty and loaded. Even the M2-112 Newmar Supreme Aires are very heavy (too heavy, IMO).

So be sure to also look at hp and torque per pound, and you'll find that the options are not as far apart as they may first seem. It's not uncommon for 38' Classics to have 33K lb empty weights, which can be 5k lb heavier than a similarly sized Verona. That weight difference will likely only increase as you option up a custom build (tile floors are heavy!) and then load up when you use it - it takes discipline and marital persuasiveness to not load up when you know you can!
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We traded up from a Mirada. This is WAY better. Iíve been a diesel mechanic for 40 years. Had a good idea what to expect, I am not disappointed. Yes itís 800 torque, not big block torque. We just retired, so not in such a big hurry anymore!
Wife summed it up pretty well. It sounds like itís just doing itís job, not screaming itís guts out like the V-10.
This thing is such a pleasure to drive.
I was not aware of the different modes on the trans, Iíve been shifting manually when I need to.
One of the things we like the best is the small windshield compared to the Class A. If you are heading into the sun itís nice to just flip down the visors. Youíre not baked in the sun.
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Speed costs, how fast you want to go!
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