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Old 07-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #15
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Thanks everybody for your input. we are actually planning to travel from Montrealto british columbia and on to California. we are looking at 2 coaches.
the first ia a 2007 adventurer 35A with a workhorse and the othe is a national rv 37D with a Ford F53. I guess both can do the job.
Thanks, Hohn
Both probably will do the job, but I'm thinking the Workhorse has the Allison transmission and to me that's a plus. Not sure the National (Dolphin?) does.
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:29 PM   #16
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Gas motor home in the mountains

We have a 2007 Winnie Adventurer 38T. It is a Chevy workhorse with 6 speed Allison on a W24 chassis. Have been all over the U.S. From north to south and east to west. Also over the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver Island and back . No problems, really impressed with the workhorse , had a Ford with banks system in a 2004 34' Winnie it was good but the Chevy is better.
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:43 PM   #17
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First, I doubt you'll be driving 14,000' EL. We drove mountains all the time in the West. We saw many, many gas motorhomes on those highways. Yes, you'll go slow but you'll make it to the top.
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Just to offer a bit of perspective...I have a 2005 DP and tow a modified Jeep which probably weights around 4500 lbs. (tow capacity is 5000 lbs.). The MH is about 30,000 lbs loaded, and we climb the bigger passes (not done the Tetons yet) like the Siskiyou pass at about 35-37 MPH...not really all that different. Just go slow, stay with the big truckers and don't worry about the folks behind you, Safety First!
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