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Old 01-09-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Yes, I have done a google but it is as if dealers deliberately post wrong so you see all their stock.

I am looking for a diesel Class C. Diesel because I live in the mountains and need the torque, Class C because that is where I am right now. Ford F450 size.

Bedroom that does NOT have a slide. Wife likes to sleep in late, I like to get on the road. Want to be able to pack up and get moving without having to move the bed with her on it to get of the road.

Kind of like the idea of the top Sky Deck that AirStream had a few years ago. I hear some other company bought rights to the concept but have not run across any motor homes that use that system, just trailers and fifth wheels.

Looking for 26-30 feet in length due to the restrictions at some of the national parks. Four wheel drive not a requirement but would like to know if you find anything like that.

Would like links to the manufacturer's page if possible.

Thanks....
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Yes, I have done a google but it is as if dealers deliberately post wrong so you see all their stock.

I am looking for a diesel Class C. Diesel because I live in the mountains and need the torque, Class C because that is where I am right now. Ford F450 size.

Bedroom that does NOT have a slide. Wife likes to sleep in late, I like to get on the road. Want to be able to pack up and get moving without having to move the bed with her on it to get of the road.

Kind of like the idea of the top Sky Deck that AirStream had a few years ago. I hear some other company bought rights to the concept but have not run across any motor homes that use that system, just trailers and fifth wheels.

Looking for 26-30 feet in length due to the restrictions at some of the national parks. Four wheel drive not a requirement but would like to know if you find anything like that.

Would like links to the manufacturer's page if possible.

Thanks....
Try Coachman, they have some really good selections.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I'd find me a sprinter based chassis (Itasca Navion or similar)
These drive excellent and have a superb traction control system. You can get bargains on slightly used, they get good mileage (economy and service life)
Key Winnebago / Itasca Sprinter Links - Sprinter-Forum

btw, If you run Bio-d or grease BE SURE to install a heated fuel line and prefilter + a fuel pressure gauge (a very good idea for a diesel any way... $100 gauge can save a $1200 fuel pump). The sprinter has a 'cooling' system on fuel for CR and that is not good for crappy 'soy-based' USA bio-d or grease. Europe uses brassiere feedstock, thus 100% bio-d warranty coverage. USA is 5% BD warranted . Canada has a good stash of Canola Bio-d, which is much better than US... (National Soybean Council OWNS US Bio-diesel Board governing agency... go figure ) A friend just put an ad on Craigslist for used turkey fryer grease and got a years supply of FREE fuel in 3 days.

I have had terrible luck with the recent Ford diesels, as has our local fire depts.

My cummins stuff never dies, but the dodge chassis has some challenges at a million miles or sooner if newer than '93 (many suspension upgrades needed)

I had a friend with a 1962 Studebaker Diesel (3-53 Detroit) as an RV. Now that thing was impressive AND LOUD ( no sleeping by anyone in campground OR occupants, or within 3 miles while on the open road). I did love to hear those detroit's scream by while living the countryside. No problem understanding the 'doppler-effect' when in physics class
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