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RE: Jayco is entering the Diesel Pusher gang

Compared to our Newmar Ventana 3709 we had which is similar in length and price... - GVWR: V - 37300; E - 32000 The higher GVWR of the Newmar indicates a higher payload or a stouter build or both. In any event I consider it an indication of higher quality. Not that many jaspers pay any attention to payload. My guess they wanted to stick with a Spartan chassis since most if not all Entegras are built using this chassis. This is the shortest chassis Spartan offers. It is usually an upgrade over a Freightliner chassis. As for a stouter build, not sure that is true. They might have similar dry weights, but obviously the payload would be much less on the Embark.
JCGibson 01/17/18 03:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jayco is entering the Diesel Pusher gang

Compared to our Newmar Ventana 3709 we had which is similar in length and price: - Length: Ventana 3709 - 37'10"; Embark 37MB - 37'10" - Wheelbase: V - 242"; E - 236" - GVWR: V - 37300; E - 32000 - Chassis: V - Freightliner with Comfort Drive w/360HP Cummins & 3000 Allison Tran; E - Spartan with Independent Front Suspension w/360HP Cummins & 3000 Allison - Towing: V - 10K; E - 10K - Fuel Cap: V - 100 gallon; E - 100 gallon - Fresh Water Cap: V - 105 gallon; E - 100 gallon Not saying Jayco is anything close to Newmar, but on paper the chassis is fairly close to our Ventana and with independent front suspension the ride should be very good on the Embark. Here are the specs on the Chassis: http://www.spartanmotors.com/rv-range/jayco-embark-37/
JCGibson 01/17/18 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: COE Parks

Recreation.gov has a list of the COE campgrounds, but not a map showing all from what I know.
JCGibson 04/29/17 11:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class A tow ratings

Super C and Class A have different structures and that is why Super Cs can tow more generally. The extra 1k can be very taxing on the drive train of the 340hp and 2500 tranny Class A if there is any kind of hills. I personally wouldn't do it. Warranty most likely wouldn't cover it if damaged due to overweight on towing. John
JCGibson 04/27/17 07:01pm Towing
RE: Class A tow ratings

The limiting factor is the Allison transmission and Cummins. If it was the 3000 and above transmission with the 360HP or above Cummins it would allow for 10000 pounds towing. Good example is the Newmar Ventana LE. They have a 10k hitch, but limited to 5k towing. The non-LE Ventana has the 3000 Allison and 360HP Cummins capable of towing 10k.
JCGibson 04/27/17 05:18pm Towing
RE: 7500lb Hitch on new E450 Ford Chassis

Thanks for the info everyone. Greatly appreciated! John
JCGibson 04/27/17 05:15pm Class C Motorhomes
7500lb Hitch on new E450 Ford Chassis

Some of the new E450 Ford Chassis class B+/C have a 7500 pound hitch. The GVWR is 14500 and GCWR is 22000. With those figures, it would be possible to tow up to 7500 pounds, right? We have a 2017 Ram 1500 Limited that weighs almost 6000 pounds and would be great if could use it as a towed. Thanks in advance. John
JCGibson 04/27/17 08:20am Class C Motorhomes
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