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rgatijnet1

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Posted: 04/07/14 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had both diesel and now have a gasser. Since you only use it 3-4 times a year, why pay extra for maintenance and any needed repairs for a diesel when a gasser is much easier to maintain and parts are available at any auto parts store? If you find a FLOOR PLAN that you like, go with the coach that gives you the newest AC units, furniture, appliances, plumbing systems etc. You will spend more time parked than on the road and the newer gas units are very quiet. Naturally the cost for what little fuel you will use is less with the gasser but still the floor plan is really the most important.

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

OK---I spent last evening with my friend that bought the V-10 and another friend that bought a C class V-10 recently and all they talked about was the noise. We use these things every weekend so how can they insulate the motor compartment?????

By the way both of these units are 2002 for the C and 2004 for the A. The C has 12,000 miles from the original owner for $12,000 and the A has 20,000mi 36ft and he paid $15,500 for it. Both of these are extremely clean units with a few normal wear things and are Winnebagoes.



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What size MH are you looking at buying? If you are looking for 38-40 ft then an older diesel would be a good choice. If you want to stay small 30 -34 then I think a gas MH would be a better choice especially with low usage.

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blkcloud01 wrote:

In the market for a motorhome, sold my pull behind camper.. looking to spend around 40k.. will probably use it 3-4 times a year.. just wondering.. about gas or diesel.. from what I have been seeing for sale, I can buy a 2000 diesel pusher or I can buy a newer gas say a 2005 for the same money.. your opinions please..thanks!


All the advice above is good. EVERYTHING depends on your situation. Do you primarily like to boondock, RV parks only? Will your 3-4 times a year turn into more? Are you retired or close to it?

Don't make the mistake of buying and then changing your mind. That can get expensive real fast.

I always read before we purchased our first unit (the Dynasty), is to buy your third motorhome first. I really feel that is what we did. A gas engine was not an option as I wanted a full size motorhome with 4 slides and a tandem axle. We have been very happy with our choice.

Now, 7 yrs. later, I want to upgrade to our last full size coach that should take us 15+ yrs. After that, it will be over or maybe a class B.

We didn't waste money buying units then changing our minds. I took a lot of time reading everything I could get my hands on, reading RV sites, magazines, etc., before we actually ordered the first one.

Also, we rented 3 units before we bought (One 31 ft. class C with one slide, 2 class A diesels, the first had 3 slides, the second had 4 slides). I knew the diesel was the way to go for us.

Good luck and hope that you find the perfect unit.

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Now, 7 yrs. later, I want to upgrade to our last full size coach that should take us 15+ yrs. After that, it will be over or maybe a class B.
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Executive wrote:

Mr.Mark wrote:


Now, 7 yrs. later, I want to upgrade to our last full size coach that should take us 15+ yrs. After that, it will be over or maybe a class B.
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Can I have that junky old Liberty when you're done with it...[emoticon][emoticon].....[emoticon][emoticon][emoticon].....Dennis


Dennis, I cannot tell you how nice a Prevost drives, amazingly smooth. I'm anxious for it to be done! In the process of picking the paint scheme now. They paint them before they convert the interior.

If the Prevost is anything like the way we keep the Dynasty, it really will still look new as I keep the Dynasty waxed and the inside spotless. And seriously, no dogs, non-smoking unit! LOL!

Mark

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Diesel!!!
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Posted: 04/07/14 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gas is not even remotely as horrible as you will be lead to believe. Consider cost of ownership, ie diesels are more expensive all around(truth). But in the end its up to you.

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Get a Gasser, DP's are nice, but I think what your looking to do will be best suited for a gasser, Down the road if you like the Class A gasser, you can always upgrade to the diesel


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Posted: 04/07/14 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm going diesel. I only use mine for 4or5 weekend trips and maybe 2 or 3 five day trips a year.


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