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Old 04-23-2003, 03:55 PM   #1
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1989 345 Diesel?

This link was sent to me. I have never heard of a Cummins engine being a factory option. I have heard of a replacement.

1989 345 Diesel

NADA does not list it as an option but with the limited quanities of these units, anything is possible. Thoughts?

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Old 04-23-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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I guess for 14,000 they would have put a Diesel puller in it.
Th 12mpg versus the 8-9 we get with a 454 gas, it would take a lot of miles to eat up that money. I do enjoy seeing the variations on the theme though....

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Old 04-24-2003, 05:51 AM   #3
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That is about the time that diesels (other than Detroit 2 strokes) were migrating to the smaller trucks. GM installed a lot of Cummins and Caterpillar, they had a reputation in the trucking industry. Could have been a special order by a customer (trucking company owner/executive, those guys did a lot of that kind of stuff) or an experiment by Airstream.

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Old 04-24-2003, 08:15 PM   #4
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345 cummins for sale in Houston

I looked at that particular unit prior to purchasing my '87.

The only word that comes to mind to describe it is "pristine".

The Allison shifted smoothly, both in straight auto and driver select. The intercooler and turbo were both tucked up next to the engine. Really a well engineered package.

It truely is as close to showroom new as any motor home that I have seen that is anywhere close to it's age bracket.

The blue trim highlighting the aluminum stood out, I've yet to see a paint job like it..

Performance was not noticeably different from a gas model, but the clatter coming from the engine compartment during cruise was incredible. Much louder than my gas model. The noise factor is a definite negative that needs to be weighed by anyone contemplating a front engine conversion from gas to diesel.

But I have to admit, that particular unit sure was nice.

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Old 05-05-2003, 09:59 AM   #5
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This is the one I was talking about!!!
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