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Old 10-31-2018, 09:56 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by GEM1N1 View Post
I am going to a diesel pusher for 3 reasons.

1) air ride. I hated the ride and handling of my gasser even after doing every suspension upgrade available.

2) weight. I got pushed all over the road in my gasser when a truck would pass or a decent cross wind.

3) power. I took a trip in the hills and hated having to carry such high revs to make it to the top at a snails pace.

I would agree and add:

#4 Added Storage in the large bays. That drive shaft eats up a lot of room.
#5 I can have a conversation with DW with the engine being 40 behind us. ISM turning 1500 rpm at 70 mph is a lot quieter than the gasser screaming up a hill just under your feet. Granted most of the time you will be cruising and not climbing hills at high RPMs.

Just do what you feel is right for you. There are coaches for sale everyday that wasnt right for someone and perfect for another. Good luck.....and yes drive a few and find some hills for the test drive.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:37 PM   #16
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This is my philosophy. Never understood the need to beat every vehicle on the road up a hill. When I drive, I'm in that "sweet spot" getting passed like I'm standing still. But I always get where I'm going.

I'm spending WAY more time inside the coach than I am driving up hills or accelerating on an on ramp. Floorplan & livability is #1 on my list of things to look for when RV shopping.

However, if you're really concerned about not having enough "oomph" when you want it, then go for the larger engine. That's something you have to decide.

Well said! +1
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Again, thanks for the q and a. Made a decision. Click image for larger version

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Well done sir, well done!
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Very nice. Congrats on your Phaeton.

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Nice looking rig!
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