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Old 01-23-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Country Coach Veranda 400

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Anyone here own one of the makes of the Veranda coach models? It seems like a great idea although its a new idea and I just havent heard that much about it nor have I ever seen one on the road. Im somewhat interested in a 2009 model(somewhat is an under statement with this economy).
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
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I saw one Veranda a couple of years ago on a dealer's lot. At first glance it looks like a good idea, but after getting my head on straight I came to a couple of conclusions:

A lot of extra weight to haul around.
Potential leaks
Complicated mechanisim
I have never been in an RV park where there would be enough room to open the thing up.
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"A lot of extra weight to haul around.
Potential leaks
Complicated mechanisim
I have never been in an RV park where there would be enough room to open the thing up."

The weight of the patio doesn't weigh any more than a regular slide does, in fact it weighs less.

As far as leaks, no more so than a normal slide.

The "complicated" mechanism was designed and built by HWH and is bullet proof. The patio is rated to hold 3,000 pounds, however the actual design limit is in excess of 15,000

As far as where you can open it up, it beats me. It would be nice for those that are handicapped and in a wheel chair.

Remember the commercial? I am still looking for that bridge I can park on, lower the patio and fish in the stream.

Make sure you look closely at the coach with the patio all colsed up for travel. There isn't a lot of room to move fore and aft with.

I have seen only one "in the wild".
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I have done some reading up on them but NOT from first hand impressions. I do see some NEW 2009's around at great prices(even the 500 and 600 Intrigue's with Veranda's). Im wondering just how many were produced? Thanks for the responses.
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I have no idea how many were produced. In the last throws of the company, the Howards thought the Veranda was the ticket to bail them out of the hole. They had coaches on line and removed the slides to install the veranda option.

I know that one dealership owned a couple of verandas. They were contemplating having Oregon Motorcoach remove the veranda and install a regular slide so they could sell them.
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Thats interesting....Ive seen ads that have slashed the prices to over half of the MSRP. All in all, discounting the Veranda itself, most coaches in this class Ive seen are very well equipped otherwise. I guess from your comments as to having the veranda's removed and regular slides put in...that says alot in itself. Thanks again.
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I have been in one at shows an I really liked the layout. To much out of my financial league at the time. The MSRP was $830k. It was just when CC was going under and they had it at the show for $433k.
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I seen one in our resort last summer. Most parks I frequent would have no problem accommodating it. Looked to be very functional.
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We own a 2010 Allure 400 Veranda Series-AND WE LOVE IT!-Never had a problem opening it up in any park we have stayed in
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Thank you for all the replies.....I like the format too and it would work very well with my type of RV'ing. Thanks again
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We own a 2010 Allure 400 Veranda Series-AND WE LOVE IT!-Never had a problem opening it up in any park we have stayed in
Pictures please!
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Can I say WOW! Very nice. That deck would be the perfect spot for the dogs.
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The Veranda concept was offered in the final years of production for Country Coach. It was never a big seller, and possibly contributed to the demise of Country Coach. There are some available around the country, and I would guess you could drive a VERY hard bargain when you're negotiating the price.
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