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Old 08-03-2019, 12:52 AM   #1
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Gulf Stream Tour Master

I know a lot of people rate Newmar and country coach and Tiffin very highly. Iím wondering what everyone thinks about the gulf stream tour master just because I really like the floor plan. I havenít really heard anything about them good or bad. Any advice is appreciated.
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You are looking at a minimum of an eleven year old diesel pusher with the last year of the Tourmaster. The last of the series of which I am familiar were equipped with hydraulic brakes instead of the air brakes found on most competitive diesel pushers in that class.
I would verify the availability of parts for the systems like the brakes, and verify the durability of Cummins C series engines of the year you are considering. Then drive it if it appears to be what you desire.
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Friends of our purchased a brand new Tour Master back in 2010. It was a beautiful coach. I think it was the last year they made the Tour Master. It had a tag axle and I believe a Cummins ISL --either a 400 or 425 HP-- engine. I'm not sure about the hydraulic brakes that Oregonpharme mentioned as I just assumed it had full air brakes.

I don't think you should hesitate considering the Gulf Stream brand. It's a rock solid product ...in my opinion. Like Newmar, it had its beginnings in Napanee IN and also had ties to the Amish and Mennonite traditions of handcrafted quality interiors --like Newmar.

I don't believe --others can correct me if I'm wrong-- that Gulf Stream is currently offering Class A motorhomes any longer.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:54 AM   #4
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Tourmasters were built on Freightliner Custom Chassis XCR motorhome chassis, so had full air brakes & suspension. The most recent years (2008-2010) were configured with Cummins ISL engines. The axles, brakes, transmission, etc. in those chassis are all trucking industry standard components.



Here's a 2010 Tourmaster brochure:
https://library.rvusa.com/brochure/2...r_A_Diesel.pdf


And the 2010 Tourmaster chassis specs from Freightliner:
https://cdn.fccchq.com/specsheets/5b...our-Master.pdf



Some other models used the MC front diesel chassis, e.g. the Crescendo and Yellowstone front diesel models. That chassis has spring suspension and hydraulic brake.
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(Just a correction to my previous post: I just emailed my friends --they are out of the country right now-- and they confirmed that they were extremely pleased at the quality of their Tour Master. They confirmed it had full air brakes BUT did not have a tag axle. I was initially just going by a rendition I had in my files --HERE-- that showed the color scheme of their coach that did have a tag. I'm not sure which Tour Master models had a tag axle.)
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Thanks for the replies. Sounds like a quality coach.
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None of the 2010 Tourmaster's needed a tag - they are all 40 footers with a 32,400 lb GVWR, well within the specs for a single rear axle. Only the Constellation model had a tag.
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2010 was the last year Gulfstream made class A motor homes. We bought one new in 2003 or 4 and again in 2010, they did have better quality than any other coach in the same price range.
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We have an 03 Gulf Stream Yellowstone and are very happy with it. Great quality interior and well built exterior. Ours has a CAT 330HP and is listed as 38.5 we call it 40 just because We did buy it when it was 10 years old and we have had it for about 6 years.
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