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Old 02-08-2010, 12:09 PM   #11
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Re: Opinion time! Skoolie or transit?


Thanks, but... Naw. Ideas are cheap and easy. Carrying them out is a different matter, and I'm way behind schedule in that regard.
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Re: Opinion time! Skoolie or transit?

Most of the transits that I have seen are awfully low to the ground. We've been in many places with lots of gouges in the pavement from low slung vehicles dragging into parking lots. That is one of the things we like about the skoolie.
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Re: Opinion time! Skoolie or transit?

Another consideration (as I'm also torn schoolie/transit) is fuel consumption. My guess is that the transits use a lot more fuel given that they use heavier motors like the Cummins M11- I'm guessing the DT444 in an RE schoolie drinks a lot less? Does anyone have figures / experience?
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With Diesel engines, fuel milage is (or at least seems to me) more dependent of the load than is the case with gasoline engines. I can get 10 MPG with a 14 Liter 18-wheeler engine -- when I'm running empty. And even better if I'm not pulling a trailer at all.

So I'm in favor of big engines. Climbing hills at 20 MPH stinks.
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