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Old 02-02-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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Hey you Esssex afficianados out there. Am considering a 41 ft quad. Dont necessarily need a new one. Are the 03, 04, and 05 all similiar? Or did they make gerat strides with one model or the other?
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Hey you Esssex afficianados out there. Am considering a 41 ft quad. Dont necessarily need a new one. Are the 03, 04, and 05 all similiar? Or did they make gerat strides with one model or the other?
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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Stretch you maybe the first on irv2 to own a Essex big step up from a Alpine good luck in your quest. If you go to Newmarcorp.com you can find the latest on the 06's. I saw them being built at Newmar and sure are something for the money. Good luck again hope to see you as a Newmar Forum Member. "007"
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There was a hight change on the basement in '05 or '06, I believe the latter. Other than that the coach's are similar, ISM 500, 4000 series Allison, options about the same and body style also.
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:27 PM   #5
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From a new Alpine to a year old Essex is not such a big difference any more. The MSRP on a new "Apex" Alpne is over $400K
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:52 PM   #6
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IRV2 is a great site, but you may want to also post your questions on the Yahoo Newmar site. There seems to be a little more activity over there.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newmar...yguid=24094464

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To; Stretch,

Had the oppurtunity to really look thru 8 Essex motorhomes while at the Spartan factory last May. The rigs were there for various chassis related problems and were left unlocked.

If, you can afford the Essex, it's a great coach and because of the London Aire developing, the Essex has a lot of LA features.

I consider the Essex A high-end rig, so there will be maintianance costs, not found in lower cost rigs, hydro-heat, dual inverters, extra batteries and so on.

If I were ready to change I'd go Essex, But I want to break/break in my unit so I would spec out and order a new unit,,, I am dreaming, it's not even 6 am., But dream on.

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Hey Stretch here is a used one for sale They are no doubt a beautiful Coach. Oops I hope I am within the site rules here I have no affilation with the seller or the selling site.
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Stretch, I'll be up to you to determine what year to buy and yes they change year to year, options wise and paint/fabric, horse power ratings etc. Ed.S
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Thanks for the response. Wow, I looked at the 05 at the website you posted.
Fabulous Coach..However I want to buy a 41ft. Cause I cant get a 45ft coach in my coach barn!! Darn it.
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AJBJRVs:

Thanks for the response. Regrding buying new; I understand its nice to be the "first one" in the coach. But the last two new coaches we purchased had a lot of the usual teething problems that we were forced to take the time to return to the factory to have adusted or repaired. For once it would be nice to be the second owner and let the first owners take the $$ hit plus the initial repairs.

Our last two MHs were 40ft Alpines.
we loved em. So I naturally looked to Alpine for another. They have a beauty called and 06 40ft APEX. But the MSRP is over $400K!!. I suspect with discouts it could be had vfor closer to $300K. But that is serious money in my book. So I am looking to see what could be had for around the $300K range. And I am impressed with the Essex, a 41 ft Essex>
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I, like Stretch am looking at the 06 Essex. We have a 2005 43 ft Mountain Aire with all the options offered on the MA except the roof spot light. We should have bought the 45 ft Essex when we bought the MA but didn't and now regret our decision. I am in Louisville now trying to seal the deal with Ton Stinnett RV Center. I hope if we do buy the Essex it will be our last unit as I am in my late 60 and don't expect to trade again.

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Good luck on the deal you may beat out Stretch yet, hope to see you as a Newmar Forum member. I know what you mean I'am beyond the 60's. "007"
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Uncle John: I'm in your shoes....I'm in my late 60s and have had 10 motor homes. This will be my last purchase. One of the reasons as I get older, seems mor and mor of the burden of getting ready for a trip, falls on me. The wife sort of does last minute stuff and climbs aboard to be chaufered around.
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