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Old 01-10-2017, 01:22 PM   #1
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Considering buying Georgetown 2006 any input about this?

Is this a good brand/quality motor home? Here is the link:
Georgetown 2006 326

Any input is appreciated. Its about 200 miles away from me so I would like to know others thoughts about this before planning a trip to see it,
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Not much information. I couldn't determine if it was a Ford or Workhorse Chassis.
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Not much information. I couldn't determine if it was a Ford or Workhorse Chassis.
It is a Ford. What is Workhorse Chassis?
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Not much information. I couldn't determine if it was a Ford or Workhorse Chassis.
That's a very big difference.
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That's a very big difference.
So is a Workhorse Chassis a GM product?
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Workhorse is Chevy with a 454 engine usually. I say "usually" , there may be other displacements.
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So is a Workhorse Chassis a GM product?
Sorry I'm a one finger typer so you beat me to it with the chassis type, a 05 would be a Workhorse rather than a Chevy.

I've always been a Ford person but my Workhorse chassis has changed my mind in this case.

05 should have the 8.1 engine.
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It is a Ford. What is Workhorse Chassis?
The major differences lie in the drivetrain. A 2006 Workhorse will feature a 8.1L GM Vortec V-8 engine of some 340HP and will be mated to an industry standard 6-Speed Allison transmission. This huge stump puller makes a lot of torque in the low RPM ranges however the 6.8L Ford V-10 needs to rev up significantly to nearly match the performance of the Workhorse.
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Joe, one thing that *I* think you should look for in your full time rig is enough counter space to actually COOK a meal - this of course assumes that you cook.

We're in the process of looking for our next coach, largely because we didn't think of that (and a few other things) when we bought this one (our first).
By my criteria, this one has a counter that is too small to actually prepare a meal.
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I haven't seen a Workhorse chassis that didn't have a Chevy engine myself. Of course I surely haven't seen everything. What are some examples of Workhorses with other power plants? Not meaning to hijack thread.

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I haven't seen a Workhorse chassis that didn't have a Chevy engine myself.
W.D., The engines used in Workhorse chassis are; Caterpillar, Cummins, Navistar and General Motors (GM).
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Thanks DriVer for the info for me (and OP) on the Workhorse chassis. One last question, as far as gas engines, was it only the Chevy? That's why I said what I said......I've only seen Workhorse gassers and they were all Chevys. Thanks again for the education.

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Thanks DriVer for the info for me (and OP) on the Workhorse chassis. One last question, as far as gas engines, was it only the Chevy? That's why I said what I said......I've only seen Workhorse gassers and they were all Chevys. Thanks again for the education.
W.D., I can tell you've been around for a while now. Indeed Chevrolet made motorhomes all the way up until 1999 when they sold the whole thing to an upstart company called Workhorse. Workhorse at the time brought most of the GM employees associated with the motorhome business aboard and this constituted the administration, service and manufacturing base of the company.

Back in 1999 when they were building the plant in Union City, IN it was actually snowing inside the building and they were assembling and providing the balance of the Chevrolet orders that were written to the OEMs.

When Chevrolet was building motorhomes, I expect it would have been safe to say that they were using Chevy engines.

Once the company became Workhorse, the engines were supplied from the GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant #1.

The end of the company was sealed in 2010 when GM stated that they would no longer need an L18 engine for their medium duty truck line since that business was shuttered. Once the engines were all delivered, the end was near.
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W.D., I can tell you've been around for a while now. Indeed Chevrolet made motorhomes all the way up until 1999 when they sold the whole thing to an upstart company called Workhorse. Workhorse at the time brought most of the GM employees associated with the motorhome business aboard and this constituted the administration, service and manufacturing base of the company.

Back in 1999 when they were building the plant in Union City, IN it was actually snowing inside the building and they were assembling and providing the balance of the Chevrolet orders that were written to the OEMs.

When Chevrolet was building motorhomes, I expect it would have been safe to say that they were using Chevy engines.

Once the company became Workhorse, the engines were supplied from the GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant #1.

The end of the company was sealed in 2010 when GM stated that they would no longer need an L18 engine for their medium duty truck line since that business was shuttered. Once the engines were all delivered, the end was near.
DriVer,
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