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Old 05-30-2016, 08:49 PM   #1
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Diesel Jayco ?

Can a Greyhawk be ordered with a diesel instead of the gas v-10 or did they ever make them & possibly finding one used.We like the 31DS as we are looking at going back to MH from our 5er.
Wife just doesn't like the Seneca .Lookingn also at the Nexus Super C with diesal.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:46 AM   #2
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Nope, and you would greatly lower the CCC because of the heavier engine. Not even sure if FORD still offers the diesel in the MH chassis.
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While they offer a Diesel in the E450 series of vehicles, I didn't see it as an option in the cutaway cab variants that are used to build Class C RVs. This stems back from my research last year before buying my unit.

On the one hand I want the power and durability of the deisel, but my V10 has been doing fine thus far. I say that as my 2015 has just over 23k miles on her. and 3k of that was dragging a van behind her.
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Is the 24' Melbourne too small for you?
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:34 PM   #5
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Is the 24' Melbourne too small for you?
Yes, just too small. Our 1st MH was a 24ft Winnibego a long time ago.I just can't go back to a gas rig.
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Not Jayco, but a couple other manufacturers offer them on an F-series chassis with a diesel. They're just about as expensive as the Senecas, but are smaller; about like a large Class C. They also have a towing capacity of 10K.

Here's one from Four Winds (Thor) on the F-550 chassis

https://thormotorcoach.com/fourwinds-super-c/

Something like this will probably be in the running when we start shopping for our MH. But hopefully that will be a LONG time from now...
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Been looking at the Thor & Nexus super C.
I may have to go Seneca to stay Jayco but better money may be to look at used pushers. No hurry on this,just looking now but might find a deal.
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Yes, just too small. Our 1st MH was a 24ft Winnibego a long time ago.I just can't go back to a gas rig.
Melbourne is diesel but understand the size issue.
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We looked at the Thor with the F-550, before we bought our Seneca. Check the quality, warranty and price closely before you pull the trigger.

We purchased in October of 2015 from Motor Homes 2 Go in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Can't say enough about the salesman, Evan Shephard, and the guys in the Service Department for after sales service and support. Not associated with the company, other than a very satisfied customer. The price difference was well worth the drive.
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