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RE: 350 HP ICE vs. 350 HP Diesel?

I appears that the consensus is that if everything is stacked in favor of the diesel engine, it will beat the gas engine. :B You might be right. I can't figure out why those dumb manufacturers keep putting in diesel engines. They must have not read this thread.
zb39 02/10/14 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 350 HP ICE vs. 350 HP Diesel?

one thing they forgot to mention above and in the test... how long the engines will last and how much fuel each used to perform the test... the diesel will usually last between 750,000 to 1 million miles before overhaul... the gas engine should last around 150,000 - 200,000 miles... also the diesel engine will usually get 1/3 to double the mileage of the gas engine, with the same gearing/load ect. Yep, I'm sure that Motor Trend could have modified the test so that the diesel performed better. Maybe change the gearing, load the gas coach more, etc. Since you brought up mileage, according to the test, the diesel got 18MPG max and the gas engine got 17mpg max. Not a huge difference, especially since diesel fuel costs more The OP asked for a comparison with all variables being equal. The Motor Trend test was pretty equal as to comparing the two different types of engines.They tested pick ups not coaches. I have never run my coach in a 1/4 mile and never will.
zb39 02/10/14 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flexible Solar Panels

They need a new model to show the panels, but ohhhh those shoes! I have a tech who works for me that is an electronics genius ( hand made a complete wire harness for a Lamborghini Miura.) His hobby is designing solar systems, guess what I have him doing? So we will see what he comes up with in regards to wattage requirements vs available roof real estate. I would like to see the results....
zb39 01/29/14 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Essex Aqua Hot Exhaust

On my zephyr it's on driver side no window.
zb39 01/27/14 11:23am Class A Motorhomes

sell without fixing... most guys want to do it themselves.
zb39 01/27/14 11:21am Truck Campers
RE: Yellowstone again...

My brother stays there. His coach is 40 feet 6 inches. He does stick out 6 inches and they put an orange cone in front of his rig. I would call them and give correct numbers, maybe they have a extra long spot somewhere. Maybe when you un hitch you could lose 2 feet? You would be fine then. My brother also has a toad along. parks on the side.
zb39 01/22/14 02:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgrades to 1999 stock V10

I would get the plug issue fixed first. Headers always help a gasser to maintain lower temps and help it to flow better. I put headers and exhaust on my pace years ago. Loved it.
zb39 01/22/14 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What happens to the models they cant sell

Ford and Host. Host is best known for truck campers.
zb39 01/20/14 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What happens to the models they cant sell

They lower the price and they sell.
zb39 01/15/14 07:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 45 foot coach in Yellowstone

I also read all that on the YS site. I have also been there many times and I have seen 45 footers in there. I was always in a 40 footer with toad. I was looking for any suggestions people might have or specific sites. I haven't been there since 04. thanks
zb39 01/14/14 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
45 foot coach in Yellowstone

I've been there 7 time but never in this coach. Wife is worried we won't fit at Grant village campground. I have seen Zephyr's there the last time I was there. Thoughts and suggestions appreciated. I don't want to stay in west yellowstone. Thanks
zb39 01/13/14 07:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Whats the truth? What % of nights spent where?

21 years coaching 50% national parks 10% private parks 40% dry camp
zb39 12/28/13 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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