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Old 12-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #15
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keep a eye out for the bad fiberglass walls panels

This can happen with any brand motorhome. I have seen it on Monaco, National, Beaver, Alpha
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:30 AM   #16
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Lots I f the difference in models are the exterior, paint scheme, engine etc., some models like Allure were equipped or special ordered with the same interior features as the more expensive models. Check out the coach you are interested in, my Allure had many upgrades,including residential Fridge,D/W etc.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #17
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Back before the company ran into problems, the lines didn't cross options. You only got what was available for that model.

Later on, CC found out that they were loosing customers to companies like Foretravel, Newmar, etc that were willing to do limited custom items. That is when you could do a "mix & match" getting Intrigue options in the Allure and so on.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #18
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Damon's site (as previously mentioned) will be a wealth of information for you...not only calling out what floor plans were offered within each line, but also the changes that were made to each model each year. Model History | Damon Rapozo

Things to keep an eye out for.
1) Paint craizing through the fiberglass (previously mentioned and common through ALL fiberglass coaches!)
2) Aluminum radiators (rather than copper) - must replace for $$ or have them go down on the road taking out other systems and pay $$$$$
3) PTO - Power take off that is dry, not wet (see above)
4) CAC - Charged air cooler - not as common as others above, but can be a problem area.
5) Cat Transmissions (my personal issue), rather than Alison, they turned to Cat and offered their transmission common to industrial dump trucks ~ with shifting smoothness to match.

With all that said, I still firmly believe the engineering and build quality of CC are second to none!

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I just love my 98 Intrigue Gandview model. 8.3 ltr Cummins and the Allison 3060 6 spd transmission. I have the original sales invoice when it was ordered. The first owner ordered it with All the upgraded options and purchased it for $350k in 1998
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:16 PM   #20
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I do not know that there is a "direct equivalent" between the two manufacturers.

My opinion is:


Affinity @ Signature
Magna @ Executive
Intrigue @ Dynasty
Inspire @ Diplomat/Camelot
Tribute

After the re-wake up of this thread! I thought I'd toss in $.02 and concur with Dean. And as was also pointed out, sometimes the model line's blurred between models. A few specifics:

-Some Intrigues came equipped with the CAT, and many of the Magna like goodies. In this case it would be somewhere between the Dynasty and the Executive.
-Same thing on Allures, minus the Big CAT. Some Allures were optioned out closer to the Intrigue side of things. So this would move it up pretty equivalent to the Dynasty equipped with the ISL.

On cabinet work, Inspire on up (maybe Tribute too, but I've never inspected a Tribute) - I personally feel that CC is much like the Old Beaver - where great cabinet work is evident across the model line. Same basic comment about the Dynamax Chassis being pretty solid across the line, especially from the Allure on up. Heavy coaches did have different components, but all were pretty well respected. As is the RR8 and above Roadmaster Chassis too.

And last comment, without a specific model year comparison - this is so general as to be very dangerous to run with. As the differences can be significant. For example the 2004 era Allure without major options, can be very equivalent to the Monaco Windsor. Later years Windsor's were stepped down in equipment.

So, that $.02 is all very speculative and opinionated from my part - because of the wide spectrum between models and years of both CC and Monaco.

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Old 01-09-2014, 09:34 PM   #21
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I just love my 98 Intrigue Gandview model. 8.3 ltr Cummins and the Allison 3060 6 spd transmission. I have the original sales invoice when it was ordered. The first owner ordered it with All the upgraded options and purchased it for $350k in 1998
Didn't the Grandview model come as a mid entry?

At one factory rally, someone ask Bob Lee about making a mid entry coach again. He said they would think about it. Later the Howard idiots stepped up and said they couldn't make enough money in a mid entry coach
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My Grandview is not a mid-entry. I'm not sure I would want one. A friend of mine has a dp that's a mid entry and I think to accommodate that feature creates a big waste of valuable interior space.
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If you go to NADA site and look up any year of Country Coach, or other brand for that matter, it will list all the models produced in that year. I think they list from least expensive to most expensive. You can compare the prices sold new there as well as current retail values.
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Over the years did they from year to year come out with "special editions" and give the edition a name and the just add the edition name to the base name model?

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They did have special editions, but I believe it was only to separate the interior design of the coach. Mine is the "Decorum" edition.
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If you go to NADA site and look up any year of Country Coach, or other brand for that matter, it will list all the models produced in that year. I think they list from least expensive to most expensive. You can compare the prices sold new there as well as current retail values.
No, they list them alphabetically.
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