Awesome! 13mpg hauling that load, brand new, is pretty darn good!Ummm yeah... that V8 is all it's cracked up to be. And it pulls our little 24 footer with ease. We picked it up this morning and I drove it 100 miles back to the house. The roads were up and down hills, with some decent little pulls and here is the MPG for the full 100 miles....
Awesome! 13mpg hauling that load, brand new, is pretty darn good!
BigJohn, would you mind telling us approximate pricing on that model? Extremely variable depending on options, but a ballpark figure would be appreciated. My wife and I are considering a lifestyle change in about 2 years.
Hey appreciate the info! Glad you found one close to home...and it was only slightly more.Usually the best pricing in the nation is from RV Wholesalers in Ohio. Their quote was $67k. The kicker is.... They have no units and because of the 'chip shortage', they claim it is 8-10 months from order to delivery. I then spent 3 months searching the whole nation, looking for a Conquest 6237 and couldn't find one anywhere. Last Saturday I decided to call all the Colorado dealers again and BINGO... I found one 100 miles from our house. It's MSRP was $86,000 and it was on sale for $70,200 and we snagged it. That motorhome was never available during my searches and calls, as four different buyers always had it under contract and four times.... financing was declined.
Regarding T5 10w30... Yep I am fully aware of the beautiful amount of ZDDP and an HTHS over 3.5. Intentionally chosen with full awareness. I live in Colorado and will be pulling 10,000 foot passes on regular occasion and will be stressing the engine a lot, pulling a 14' cargo trailer loaded with motorcycles. I'm not interested in the EPA's game of anemic oil to meet their ridiculous standards. If I loose a cat in the first 150k miles... whoop-dee-doo.
Worried about "little flakes in the oil"? Why not just change the filter and add enough oil to make it "Full" again. Then change the oil and filter after a bit, maybe at 3K miles?
Hey appreciate the info! Glad you found one close to home...and it was only slightly more.
T5 is a good choice IMO, better one in weather over 5°F might be 15w-40 (in Schaeffer variety, of course!)