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chuckftboy

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Posted: 03/15/19 07:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I once owned a 98' Newmar with a 5.9 and a whopping 210 HP, The coach did just fine. If I had 260 HP back then with my 4 speed Allison, I would hace been one happy camper.


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You'll never win a race to the top of a mountain, but as stated, it has plenty of power for the weight. Keep in mind, if your intention is to buy it and add power mods, it may be maxed out if it has the Allison 2500 and you'll be exceeding the Allison torque/HP rating.

On flat land you'll be running along with everyone else and maybe even getting better mileage than most.


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The 5.9 while not a power house is ok but the limiting factor is which transmission you are getting. 2500 is good but cannot handle more torque/power. Six speed will keep engine in better power range on grades. Another concern is the VP44 fuel injection pump. Cummins had a lot of bad pumps and the electronics are prone to failure from over heating.





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