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Were all Breakaways on a Spartan chassis? I'm thinking that a Breakaway would be a possibility for Tere and I if we could get a later model with low mileage. But, my experience with the 28'ers on a Spartan chassis makes me want to go to a 30'er or even a 32'er.

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A couple of "Breakaway XLs" were on Gillig chasses.

AFAIK, all the "real" Breakaways were on Spartan chasses. Having had my 28' for 10 years and 110K miles, I can't say there's anything inherently wrong with that size. The GM/AMG engine has had its share of issues, but all with accessories, not the drivetrain itself.


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'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

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a quick scan of the data base shows 2 1991 Cat motored Gillig chassis Breakaway's (both 34') prior to the XL designation

and 2 1994 Gillig chassis Breakaway XL's (one 30' and one 33')
one Cummins and one Cat powered

I'm one of the pre-XL Breakaways on a Gillig Air Chassis, Barth unit# 3694

Still trying to locate the other one's owner:
Jerry & Carol Kraiss 3687



1991 early XL-style (maybe 1 of 2?) Breakaway... but prior to that actual (XL) designation...
2nd Breakaway w/Cat 3208T 250 hp motor 4 spd MT643 Allison trans Gilig Air suspension chassis/brakes
Data Tag: 9010 3694 34-BG-1B
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