Originally Posted by Loren & Cathy
Brian, right behind the $540,00 home was one for $165,000 with a 365 hp engine. In looking at the specs, the one thing that surprised me was the rear axle ratio of 5.38. But to move that much, I guess you need that. Loren
That... and tire size. If it had 235/80R22.5 tires - normal for long motorhome on the F53 chassis - the tires are about 95 cm or 37" tall. To run at the same road speed and driveshaft speed as a vehicle with shorter tires, it needs more gear reduction.
There's little in these big things that's fundamentally different from smaller vehicles, since the principles are all the same. The same goes for the RV features - they have mostly the same components (although refrigerators tend to be larger!) as an Escape. That's one reason that livability isn't much different - it's mostly just about dimensions and other amounts.
Now, if you need two bathrooms, you will need one of these big rigs. Many of them have a second two-piece bathroom.