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Teleman

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Posted: 08/03/20 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone familiar with these? Is this engine in the front? I've only had gassers so I'm pretty much in the dark about the pros and cons of deisels lIke this. I'd imagine it's no quieter than a gas motor in the front.Coach looks pretty nice from what I can see.

https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/1999-Safari-TREK-2830-DSL-5013436141

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just fyi..that safari trek is an orphan.


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What does that mean?

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Treks are a neat RV. They have a lot of good features packed into a small package. Coaches are well made and there is a large following. There are a number of Trek clubs that gather and there is a lot of information available thru them. There is a Trek gathering in Quartzsite every year, this year there was almost 200.

The front end diesel might be a bit noisier than a gasser but the the difference in MPG would be worth it.

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Teleman wrote:

What does that mean?


safari went bust and was bought by monaco rv. then they went bust. just wanted to make you aware. safari had an excellent rep for quality.

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My dad had a Safari from the 1990s and really liked it.

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rk911 wrote:

Teleman wrote:

What does that mean?


safari went bust and was bought by monaco rv. then they went bust. just wanted to make you aware. safari had an excellent rep for quality.

I understand.

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navigator2346 wrote:

Treks are a neat RV. They have a lot of good features packed into a small package. Coaches are well made and there is a large following. There are a number of Trek clubs that gather and there is a lot of information available thru them. There is a Trek gathering in Quartzsite every year, this year there was almost 200.

The front end diesel might be a bit noisier than a gasser but the the difference in MPG would be worth it.

I assume it performs better than a gas motor in the hills. Any idea the make and model of the motor? I emailed the seller but haven't heard back from him yet.

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I'd do some real research on the engine in it. I believe, and I could be wrong, that has a GM 6.5 diesel in it.

I'd check reviews for power, longevity, as well as parts availability.

If you're good with what you find the Trek was a neat little motorhome.


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CLICKY

The fact that it's an orphan would not bother me. But, like Bruce Brown stated, do your research.

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