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Old 07-05-2019, 06:02 AM   #1
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$$$ cost of the E-450 option?

Anyone know what the E-450 option is for the 22M?

The CCC of the 22M on the E-350 chassis is practically non-existant. For 2020 it's only 1250 according to the info on the Lightsinn RV website.

Anyway I looked at the number, I'd be over loaded unless I magically lost about 80 pounds, and I traveled with empty tanks.

I'd be all for getting a used one except all used ones, and new ones for that matter are on the E-350 chassis.

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When I ordered mine in late November of 2018, the retail cost of the E-350 to E-450 upgrade was $3,625. I did not order the stabilizing jacks, which had a retail cost of $798. The reason to not get this option is two-fold; the jacks become the low-point in the back, and an E-450 frame is stiffer, reducing the benefit of said jacks. If you were lucky as I was to get in on the Winnebago and Ford special offer on the 22M, then you might get a discount of about -25%. I calculated my net upgrade cost as follows:
$3,625 = E-350 to E-450 upgrade
<-$798> = Don't buy the optional stabilizing jacks
$2,827 = net retail cost
$2,120 = our -25% discounted "cost"
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When I ordered mine in late November of 2018, the retail cost of the E-350 to E-450 upgrade was $3,625. I did not order the stabilizing jacks, which had a retail cost of $798. The reason to not get this option is two-fold; the jacks become the low-point in the back, and an E-450 frame is stiffer, reducing the benefit of said jacks. If you were lucky as I was to get in on the Winnebago and Ford special offer on the 22M, then you might get a discount of about -25%. I calculated my net upgrade cost as follows:
$3,625 = E-350 to E-450 upgrade
<-$798> = Don't buy the optional stabilizing jacks
$2,827 = net retail cost
$2,120 = our -25% discounted "cost"
Thanks. Unfortunately, ordering one adds several months to the process. Depending on the time of the year, that much delay might be a deal killer. I wish Winnebago would just build on the E-450 chassis and be done with it.
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Can you ask your local dealer to do a search for an E-450 22M which has your desired options? If they find one, they might be able to do a dealer-trade for it. Another thought is to rent while your E-450 22M is being built.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:41 PM   #5
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Our 2018 22M is on 2017 E 450 chassis, and it came with the stabilizers - standard fit in that year model. We have found that when our adult son sleeps in the cab bunk the unit tends to rock a fair bit, and the stabilizers help to minimize that.

We insisted on the E 450 chassis thinking of resale when the time comes. We do not haul a toad but someone might, and the size of the 24M makes it ideal for towing a boat. Having the larger brakes is also an undeniable advantage.

I have not run over a scale, but we are very aware of keeping our load to a minimum; but I usually travel with at least half a tank full of water (80 litres), propane topped up and both holding tanks dry. In addition I try to never go below one half tank of fuel (110 litres).
Sorry I cannot offer hard numbers as to actual weights, but I do know the unit is very stable, even when passed by large rigs at highway speeds.

Of course you have to make your own decisions for what works best for you but as far as the wife and I go we feel that even if there is a stiffer ride with the E 450 (never driven a 22M on an E 350 so can’t speak to that) we strongly believe all the advantages of it far outweigh any disadvantages that some folks might feel, and again we use the stabilizers whenever we put the slide out - even one nighters at Hwy rest stops.
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