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Old 12-24-2008, 04:01 AM   #1
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I am considering an upgrade from a class C motor home to a class A. One coach that I am strongly considering is a 2006 Tropi-Cal, M330, Freightliner chassis, 300 hp.

Can anyone give me input on this model? Do you know of any specific problems or concerns about this model?

Since National RV is no longer in business, I am a little nervous about purchasing a orphan motor home. All input (positive and negative) will be greatly appreciated.

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I am considering an upgrade from a class C motor home to a class A. One coach that I am strongly considering is a 2006 Tropi-Cal, M330, Freightliner chassis, 300 hp.

Can anyone give me input on this model? Do you know of any specific problems or concerns about this model?

Since National RV is no longer in business, I am a little nervous about purchasing a orphan motor home. All input (positive and negative) will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Delbert
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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When I sold National coaches, I really liked the Tropical. I thought it was a great, well-built coach for the money. My only concern with the 33-foot model was the ride. I found it porpoised a bit for my taste. Take it on a long test drive. If you are happy with the drive, condition and price, I would say go for it. All of the major components are still available. One of the biggest problems with an orphan are the cosmetic things, like cabinet doors or storage doors. I believe Monaco bought the molds for the end-caps, so they should be available if you have an unfortunate accident.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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Thanks Keith. One of the things that I find attractive about the 33-foot model is the shorter wheelbase because it should enable me to maneuver around a couple of tight turns to get it to my house. I had wondered if the short wheelbase would impact the ride. This gives me something specific to consider when I take it for a test drive.
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This has been discussed a couple of times in the last few months, but between Monaco and Ortega Mfg., most pieces should be available. Here is the link to this discussion...

Ortega Mfg. Fiberglas Parts

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