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leeway

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2006 Fleetwood Expedition 38N.
« on: April 19, 2014, 09:59:21 PM »
HI all, I'm finally going full time and selling my 28' TT. Looking at a very well taken care of 2006 Fleetwood Expedition 38N. It has the 300 HP cat Allison 6 ST. Only 5400 miles. The question is will that be enough HP to pull decent hills here in the west as well as a possible Toad. The story I get is the 2006 with less HP is before a lot of emission stuff, so about the same as a 330 today. Any comments.
Thanks all

Jim Godward

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Re: 2006 Fleetwood Expedition 38N.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 11:05:18 PM »
We have the 300 CAT in our MH and have never been unhappy with performance.  Yes, more HP would be nice but the engine does fine with our 38' MH pulling a Jeep Grand Cherokee on long hills here in the west.  We do slow down but we are retired so who's on a hurry!   :)
Jim
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: 2006 Fleetwood Expedition 38N.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 09:04:28 AM »
The motorhome rule of thumb is 100 lbs/hp, so 300 hp should move a 30,000 lb coach well enough. Not performing like your family car by any means, but adequate. [Your car probably has only 20 lbs/hp, or maybe even less.]
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moisheh

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Re: 2006 Fleetwood Expedition 38N.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 10:40:09 AM »
We have the same engine in a shorter version of  that motorhome. You will have no problem with being underpowered.  The C7 Cat has many shortcomings but power is not one of them.

 

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