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Old 03-12-2018, 11:19 PM   #1
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2018 ace 29.4

Looking very hard at a new ACE 29.4 from Camping World in Biloxi. I currently have an Alpine 3010RE fifth wheel I'm dragging around with Chevy 3500HD DRW (diesel) and am looking to get a little smaller. Is anybody currently driving one of these. I'm curious if you notice much difference in fuel economy or cruising RPMs with the new 6 speed transmission.

Any other comments or concerns about the 29.4? Common issues, things to look particularly close at during the PDI? Any help or comments will be appreciated.

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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Last year I did the same thing you are planning to do, I am still happy that I did it. There is not much difference between our units, as for fuel mpg a little less than truck 5th wheel. It all depends on driving style and a head wind or not. I had a dully to pull 5th wheel and handling was never a isssue. With MH I find it just alittle bit harder. I have not done the CHF thats talked about here yet, I have not felt the need to yet.

When I did my PDI with CW in Iowa they seemed to want to rush me through. Maybe it was because I owned a rig before I do not know. You are going to want to slow them down get answers for everything, forget you have owned a unit. I know alot of folks are having trouble turning the drivers seat around, you may want them to show you how. I had trouble with the King tv ant. make sure you get good reception on all your tvs

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Old 03-13-2018, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Have you found it let's you fit in some places that would be too tight with your previous rig? I was just at Yellowstone and Glacier and several of the National Park campgrounds had 30' limits. Some looked like they would have been tight even at 30'. I could stick the camper about anywhere I needed, but was often restricted by room in front for the very slow turning dually to turn.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:07 AM   #4
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We did the same thing a bit over a year ago, moving from a fiver to an ACE 29.3. We've now spent a lot of time in it and are completely happy. A few things here and there, none major. The just under 30 foot length lets us camp in lots of places the big rigs can't get it. We were just at a Corps campground in Alabama that had a dirt road to get to it and it drove just fine. We're getting just under 10 mph pulling a Jeep Wrangler toad. Heading out tomorrow for another trip!
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:29 AM   #5
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EVM, my 5er was 35 so as you know you dont just put it anywhere. With the ACE it makes it 100% easier to just about put anywhere. Good Luck
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I pulled the trigger on the 29.4, scheduled PDI and delivery for Tuesday. I warned them at the finance part that they needed to set aside more time than their normal hour PDI. I told them I wanted to see everything work via all power sources. (Shore, gen, lpg). I already spent (more correctly my wife) spent an hour or so in and around the RV and had a pretty good fit/finish list for them to correct prior to delivery. Thanks again.
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