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Old 06-13-2015, 06:16 PM   #11
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Thank ya'll so much for the info. All the stats and figures are nice but will it do 65 on the highway and clime a mountain. Honestly I've never driven in the mountains I don't realy know what it would take to clime a mountain
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:18 AM   #12
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Here's my bus in action... Its a Ward Senator which is the exact same bus.



And here it is going down Monteagle in Tn.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:21 AM   #13
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I wouldn't want to take one across the Rockies, but as long as its got the 643 Tranny, it should be ok on the east side of the country.
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I chuckle when I watched that first video. You've got a blanket. That wasn't anything like my trip coming back home from Tennessee. I had the front door open along with every window in the bus. I thought about leaving the back door open but I didn't want any red flags. I was pouring water over my head and into my shoes to cool down. It was probably 125* inside the bus. That is one strike against AmTran/Genesis. The insulation sucks compared to my Bluebird All American.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:48 PM   #15
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That is one strike against AmTran/Genesis.
Why do you think we're both gutting ours and replacing the insulation?
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:32 PM   #16
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DT408, air brakes, good rubber, and no rust--at $3K I don't think you can go wrong.

As far as speed and climbing ability, it all depends upon the rear gearing. If it has slow speed gears it won't slow down on any hill. If it has high speed gears it will slow down on hills. You need to remember it is only 190 HP. If you want to go fast and not slow down on hills you are going to need in excess of 300 HP.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:38 PM   #17
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If you don't want to slow down on the hills, you need something like this.


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Old 06-14-2015, 04:48 PM   #18
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Wow that's something you don't see every day

Thank for the input guys I think I'm going to hold out for one with a little mor power plus I realy want a RE. My goal is something that can survive a trip to rockey mountain national park as well as acadia np in Maine. I well keep searching.

If anyone has made one of these trips please let me know what your drive train
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:16 PM   #19
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An 8.3 Cummins with a MD3060 transmission is what you should hold out for.
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An 8.3 Cummins with a MD3060 transmission is what you should hold out for.
I second this.

I like this one more.



Or even more intense.



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