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Old 12-07-2021, 02:43 PM   #99
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I just upgraded from an older DP to a gas coach. My biggest reason for switching (besides price) is that I think finding service on the road will be much easier with the gas coach. Where’s a Ford dealer?
I will miss my 10MPG I was getting with the Cummins 5.9.
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Old 12-07-2021, 05:54 PM   #100
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Is one thread for gas, one for diesel? Don't want to get it wrong.
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Old 12-08-2021, 04:57 AM   #101
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Originally Posted by RV Vagabond View Post
I can summarize and simplify everything for you in this short sentence:
If you cannot afford diesel, then get gas.
I can afford what I want. I own gas. Has nothing to do with money. I wanted a good motorhome that meets my needs. I wasn't looking for a status symbol.
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2023 Grand Design 2600RB, 2022 F-350 King Ranch tow vehicle, Titusville, FL when not on the road
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Old 12-08-2021, 05:42 AM   #102
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Gas or Diesel

Originally Posted by bwilless View Post
I just upgraded from an older DP to a gas coach. My biggest reason for switching (besides price) is that I think finding service on the road will be much easier with the gas coach. Where’s a Ford dealer?
I will miss my 10MPG I was getting with the Cummins 5.9.
We purchased a 2021 new V-8 7.3L F-53 chassis completed by Fleetwood. Do Not think because it is a Ford you will find one willing to work on it. Ours was out of service for 152 days first 14 months. First time we broke-down we called 6 dealers to find one that would work on it, 8 days later. Second time same issue & had to have a truck shop do the work, pay the bill & submit the bill to Ford for reimbursement under emergency warranty repair. Still waiting on our refund. Rush Truck Centers & I believe Western Truck Centers will do Ford warranty work. If you find a Ford dealer be prepared to wait as they are overloaded. Ford FedEx a complete rear axle to Rush which fixed our issue. Only took 12 visits to shops & 152 days. Love the new V-8 7.6 mpg in the mountains 8.5 on interstate 65-68 & not pulling. Good luck & safe travels.
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Old 12-08-2021, 07:48 AM   #103
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I like diesel. But i wouldnt be adverse to a gas
engine if it were big enough. Ive had 2 diesel pickups
A 2500 and now a 3500 ram dually. My trailer
I live in has a gvwr of 11k. I suppose i could pull it
With a gas truck no problem. But i like the exhaust
Brake and the mpg. And of course the pulling
Power. But im not one to judge another mans
Choice. Ive never tried to pull a big trailer with
A gas powered engine. I would think going up
Hill it would be louder than a diesel..whining at thosr
High rpms.. I feel my towing with
A diesel is not going to wear things
Out like it would with a gasser.
Just seems like i would be closer
to the limits all the time.
I did see a guy towing a fullsize backhoe on
I80 with an f150. He was doing 55 in an 80mph zone
And was squatted pretty good..i just smirked
A little as i passed by..
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