Ouch I resemble that statement.
All valid points…. I can’t envision a scenerario where I would switch considering those factorsGoing from a PTO to a slide in has some challenges. Depends on how they control the heat. Do they bypass to the waste tank? Do they have an automatic diverter? More maintenance having a second engine. Most of the time you have better performance with a slide in. Better vacuum and heat. A little more weight than an equivalent PTO. Loss of cargo space as well.
The ticking is probably a coil going bad. I had a $1500 tune up recently that got rid of mine. Replaced all of the at $100 each for the part.Bringing my 2018 in for engine work… 62k and 1900 hours on Butler
engine ticking and ruled out belts, pulleys and tensioner
frustrating… at the mercy of supply of rebuild or new engines if that is the best solution in my mind
the plan back in 2018 was to purchase a new Butler van every 3 years
with such uncertainty regarding availability , I am weighing options
2 things that caught my attention, both good and not so good.
Do they speak French?One of my local distributors had sold 3 of them over the last year or so. None of them speak enough English to understand how they're running. The distributor says they're reliable so far but that's what you'd expect them to say. As far as the pressure, he was a little wishy washy as to whether you could sustain 2000 psi. The cat 3 cp is capable but depends on if it's spinning fast enough. I would rather have the 5 cp. Probably could special order that if that's important to you. As far as slide ins go, it's probably as good as the sapphire 570 or Titan 575.