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Subject: I'm thinking of buying a 1991 SP36


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Glenn Marvel
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Date Posted: 02/ 24/ 05, 5:04pm

I presently drive a 1988 Holiday Rambler 27' class C and am ready to move to a diesel pusher. The SP36 is still a narrow body but will have significantly more room. Would appreciate you sharing insight on the ride and handling of the 36SP and any known problem areas. The power is a 300 hp Cat3208 and I plan to tow a 4500 lb Dodge Dakota.

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[> Subject: Re: I'm thinking of buying a 1991 SP36


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Lawrence Thornell
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Date Posted: 02/ 25/ 05, 8:57pm

I have a 90 SP that I am crazy about. It rides great and drives excellently. I am as comfortable driving the SP
as I am driving my Lincoln Town Car. I tow a 95 Suziki Sidekick which is lighter than your PU but I forsee no trouble. I get about 6 MPG, according to the weight of the foot, as low as 5.3 above 70 and as high as 6.7 below 60.
Good Luck LT in Eclectic, AL

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[> [> Subject: Re: I'm thinking of buying a 1991 SP36


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Glenn Marvel
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Date Posted: 02/ 26/ 05, 5:47am

Lawrence - Thanks for your post yesterday. Have you experienced or heard of any particular problem areas I should watch out for? Glenn, Salisbury, MD

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: I'm thinking of buying a 1991 SP36


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Lawrence Thornell
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Date Posted: 02/ 26/ 05, 8:55pm

I know of no problems common to the SP that is different than any other model, other than oil from the overflow blowing back on the rad. This can be overcome by extending the overflow pipe to the rear bumper or by opening the rad and washing with Simple Green or a like cleaner every few 1000 miles, but is certainly not a serious problem.
LT

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[> Subject: Re: I'm thinking of buying a 1991 SP36


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Sam
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Date Posted: 02/ 27/ 05, 6:37am

Glenn, I used to tow my Suburban ( 6700 LBS ) behind my 1999 31' Tioga ( gas engine ) class C. Starting out From a stop you could hear the engine labor and also stopping distance was increased quit a bit. On the highway the Suburban would push the motorhome around which would cause a lot of swaying and a unstable feel. I now own a 1983 FC Bluebird with a 3208 225 HP and pull the same Suburban and the Bluebird performs great with none of the previous mentioned problems of the Tioga. So with the SP36 with 300 HP you won't even know your Dakota is back there unless you look at your camera monitor. Most BB can tow 10,000 LBS. with no Problem even though a BB Weighs between 30,000 LBS. and 45,000 LBS.

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