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Old 12-12-2017, 01:02 AM   #1
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Hows the ride in a Force HD?

Compared to lower end Class A DPs from Tiffin or Newmar? Id go drive one and see for myself if I could find one!!!
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:11 AM   #2
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Your closest one in stock would be Grand rapids, MI, Central, OH, Des Moines area.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:18 AM   #3
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I am anxiously awaiting that one to arrive at McKee. Wondering if you or others would care to comment on the ride in 'truck conversions' vs a full air suspension in a DP. Is the difference largely mitigated by the air ride seats in the Force HD? How about for the passengers?
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:22 AM   #4
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If you search the threads for the DX3 ride as well, or M2 ride...there are a few threads on that subject already.

Most will tell you the ride is great. More natural feel since you are behind the wheels not over. Air ride in the back (sprung front), but air ride seats, so I think its a wash. Add to that "usable" driver and passenger doors and more power in most cases. A lot of the entry level diesels use the ISB. The Force HD and DX3 use the ISL...so more horsepower, more torque and a rebuildable engine. ISB is not rebuildable. (Not that you should ever need to...but just tells a little about how they are each built).

Also you have the Allison TRV, versus the MH. If you ever tow anything the TRV is designed for that.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:37 AM   #5
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I'm going to tow this monster: https://www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/nv-passenger
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:57 AM   #6
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Ride is about as subjective as a thing there is to describe. Best bet is to go drive one

That said I've heard the terms less floaty and more stable thrown around.
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:13 PM   #7
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Traded a Berkshire 38A DP for a DX3. There were several reasons, but two

of them were:

1. Better stable ride up and down mountains of western MD and WV and

able to pull 4,000 pound car with no reduction in MPH up the mountain.

2. Safer ride with engine sitting on steel frame in front of you.

Have you seen the video of a "head on " of a DP?

After you drive one, you will see for yourself and then let us know.
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:52 PM   #8
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You will find the lower end diesel pushers will porpoise and the Dynamax super C will not.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:30 PM   #9
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I own a 33.3 Palazzo diesel with ISB6.7L - and have delivered a new RENEGADE super C... they Renegade drives like a semi-truck, while the Palazzo drives like a dream. Period.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:45 PM   #10
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All of the class A's we drove, floated on the road like a boat. The Force drives like a pickup truck. Plus what everyone else said.

I think it drives awesome and it is my 1st choice over a DP. But, I will echo the others, drive one and decide. I know a lot of DP owners that love how they float down the road.
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