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    500 hp foretravel 40 ft, my hole in the driveway I throw money into.

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  1. jcussen

    To TOAD or Scooter

    Holds a big bag of groceries under the seat.
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    legal travel problems/solution 48 foot Coach???

    Had 45 ft Newell, but never got stopped. Newell did make a couple of 47 ft coaches that they said were street legal. Of course some states like California have different limits for different roads.
  3. jcussen

    Towing a truck camper behind a class A

    Of course there is a difference. Adding the extra weight will slow down the coach equally in every situation. Obviously your coach will not go as fast up a 6% grade as on the flats, but if you used to use 300 hp to go 45 mph up that hill, now you only have 200 hp, so you might only be able to go 41 mph. https://www.rvtechlibrary.com/engine/Cat_RV_Performance.pdf Kind of like two trucks, same engines, same transmissions, same bodies, but one weighs 20000 lbs, and the other one weighs 40000 lbs. Which one will accelerate faster, and climb the hills at a higher speed, and maybe, depending on gearing, reach a higher top speed?
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    Towing a truck camper behind a class A

    Not sure how true it is, but read somewhere that for a DP every 1000 lbs of toad weight will use 10 hp.So if you have a 300 hp DP and tow a 10000 lb truck, you are now driving a 200 hp motorhome. Most people don't care, but I hate those big HDT's passing me on the hills, so I like to keep my toads as light as possible. Just jealous because their hp/lb ratio is better than mine.
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    Weboost Drive Sleek

    I have the Weboost RV connect with the "candy bar" inside antenna. Found that phone/mobley/netgear devices, must be pretty close to the inside antenna to boost signal well. But like Docj, just use speaker phone or bluetooth when using a phone.
  7. jcussen

    Cummings 450 performance

    Yes, when driving barn doors, hp to weight is the key. My present 500 hp/1550 ft/lb torque, 42000 lb coach is not much faster than my last 300 hp/860 ft/lb torque 28000 lb coach.
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    Cummings 450 performance

    https://prevostcommunity.com/PDF/Motor Home Fuel economy.pdf Think this will help, meet a guy the other day that said his 40 ft coach pulling a suburban, could do 60 over Teton pass. I recommended a good speedo repair shop.
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    Cummings 450 performance

    Depends on your total weight, but if you have Allison 6 speed, would be happy with 45 mph in 3rd or 4th gear. Just remember to shift down till rpms are at 1800 or more to avoid overheating and you are still able to gain speed with more throttle.
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    Disadvantages Of A Class A When Fulltiming

    Good to know. Still if you are out in the boonies and have to get from your trailer in the campground to check on your truck repairs, and no cabs or uber or rent a cars........ Everyone has to pick their own comfort level.
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    Disadvantages Of A Class A When Fulltiming

    If your truck breaks down by the side of the road, will the tow truck tow both the truck and trailer at the same time, and if to say a Ford dealer, what do you do with your trailer? Have had my MH break down and it was towed to the shop. Of course, I followed in my toad, so could get a motel if really necessary. If your truck breaks down, how do you move your trailer to a campground? Personally if I were a newbie, I would appreciate the redundancy of having two self propelled vehicles, in case something went wrong.
  12. jcussen

    Smart Car 120,000 miles $2400? Update #2

    You guys are right, appears Mitsubishi, and Renault after that. But regardless, where are you going to get a 1800 lb toad for $2400?
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    Smart Car 120,000 miles $2400? Update #2

    If it runs good, $2400 seams a very good price. 120000 miles is not that much. It is afterall, a Mercedes built engine.
  14. jcussen

    Do any of you have Direct TV?

    Very true, I keep directv at the house because adding to the coach is only $10 more, But the reality is, if you are full time, you cannot rely on streaming if you want to keep your entertainment. You can with Dish or Directv. If I did not travel, could easily get by with streaming and OTA.
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    Do any of you have Direct TV?

    Eddie , my response was to mickeyblueyes. You have received information from many members of forum. Now is the time for you to take that information, and what you can find on google and make a decision.You seem to have received a lot bad information from somewhere. Call ATT, Call Solid Signal, Call Directv.. There is no one simple solution to everyone's situation.