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    Diesel Pusher Motorhomes

    I am amazed at the availability of nice, low mileage diesel pushers at very low prices. You can find nice. low mileage ones selling for less than a Class C Sprinter with more miles on it. I've been tempted but I'm a bit leery of fuel costs, maintenance and storage, not to mention what tires cost on one. The valuations on them must drop faster than any other type of RV.
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    Re: Diesel Pusher Motorhomes


    bigb


    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    . . . but I'm a bit leery of fuel costs, maintenance
    and storage, not to mention . . .
    You'd actually be buying a BOAT - Break Out Another Thousands . . .


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    Re: Diesel Pusher Motorhomes

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    I am amazed at the availability of nice, low mileage diesel pushers at very low prices. You can find nice. low mileage ones selling for less than a Class C Sprinter with more miles on it. I've been tempted but I'm a bit leery of fuel costs, maintenance and storage, not to mention what tires cost on one. The valuations on them must drop faster than any other type of RV.
    I've been watching them too, most are way larger than what I need. I wouldn't mind a diesel for the fuel mileage, been toying with the idea of doing a diesel conversion on my current 454 powered monster, at 32' and less than 10' tall it fits my purposes perfectly. It does have a good 4500 series Chevy frame and axles with 19.5 tires (all new Goodyears) A new membrane roof and covers for the AC and vents, the previous owner spent more on it than I paid for it. Plus it's just now touching 50K miles. With no payments I can afford the extra gas at 7.2 MPG.

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    Re: Diesel Pusher Motorhomes

    Why not a trailer since you have a nice diesel truck you can pull it with

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    Re: Diesel Pusher Motorhomes

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Why not a trailer since you have a nice diesel truck you can pull it with
    Travel trailer has been the main plan, but with the current pandemic and not knowing how long things will be affected I got to thinking a Sprinter would be a good idea, easy to jump in and go anywhere and have everything you need even for just a day trip. Looking at Sprinters is when I noticed the abundance of cheap 40 foot diesel pushers, there are more of them than there are used Sprinters.
    Miller Challenger 172
    Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC 225/150
    Miller Maxstar 150 STL
    Victor 100C
    Victor Journeyman
    Oxweld OA
    Harris O/A
    Smith O/A little torch

    No, that's not my car.

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    Re: Diesel Pusher Motorhomes

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    I am amazed at the availability of nice, low mileage diesel pushers at very low prices. You can find nice. low mileage ones selling for less than a Class C Sprinter with more miles on it. I've been tempted but I'm a bit leery of fuel costs, maintenance and storage, not to mention what tires cost on one. The valuations on them must drop faster than any other type of RV.
    If you want a deal on a diesel pusher go where the snow birds go like the RGV in texas and you would not believe the deals you can get with a little patience. Just put an add in one of the snowbird papers that you will pay cash for a diesel pusher and wait for the phone to ring. 1/3 to 1/2 of blue book is an everyday thing.

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    Re: Diesel Pusher Motorhomes

    A lot of snowbirds come to Arizona and decide to sell their big pushers or travel trailers & truck, buy a house & stay, even true here in my little one horse town.
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