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Old 06-03-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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looking for first motorhome

Been looking at lots of used Class A Diesel Motorhome and looking for any advice.

Country Coach seems to pop up as one of the best. The 1997 - 2000 Allure / Intrigue seem to be in the right price range. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

We think we want a front door (not a mid), 325 HP +, custom chassis, aluminum wheels, 2 couches with booth dinette, washer / dryer, and hopefully under 50,000 miles.

Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Been looking at lots of used Class A Diesel Motorhome and looking for any advice.

Country Coach seems to pop up as one of the best. The 1997 - 2000 Allure / Intrigue seem to be in the right price range. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

We think we want a front door (not a mid), 325 HP +, custom chassis, aluminum wheels, 2 couches with booth dinette, washer / dryer, and hopefully under 50,000 miles.

Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.
My current model is a CC, so I agree with you but I also had an Am. Eagle with Spartan chassis, 300hp and I would go back to that in a minute if I needed to. Two couches are great, especially if you have a front slide out for the room. I wanted the booth but I have the dinette. Think carefully on the W/D, it takes up 36sq.ft of cabinet space and I took mine out of BOTH coaches. Never needed them but I needed the storage space more. Soliciting
Manufacturers design the coaches with the correct engine size to match the coach weight vs hp. The Am. Eagle weight was 26K with 300hp, the Intrigue weight is 42K with 525hp. So I now get 6mph vs 9mpg and it goes up and down and on the flat the same. Hp versus weight is the key.

CC construction and material is excellent. Get a 1998-2004 and you will have the best that money will buy. I am not knocking any other make since I too looked at several others. Any high end coach will maintain it's quality and longevity forever. Good luck and remember to give your wife a voice in what you both will be happy with.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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The CC Concept was the very best production line MH ever built. Produced from 1989 to 1999. The 1995 Concept had a MSRP of about $450K.

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J and S,

I've been actively shoping for a year. On Country Coach there's an excellent informational site compiled by one of the top salesmen of CC. It doesn't list the CC concept, but you may find it helpful Model History | Damon Rapozo

I've found two web sites especially helpful in seeing what's available for sale. www.oodle.com and RVTrader.com (though the beta version keeps freezing up my Explorer, but not a problem on Google.).

Best of luck to you and your wife in your quest!

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Our 1999 National Tradewinds 7372 fits your description to a "T". We bought it in 2007 and have been very happy with it. 37', 300hp Cat 3126, Freightliner Chassis, front door. Here are pictures of it the day we bought it https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ae67f...92766057%21554 we have done a few mods over the years, like Laminent Flooring, TV's of course and several others. Here is a link to pictures of a few mods we've done. https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ae67f...2766057%211671

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We liked the extra galley counter space in our rig along with a sofa long enough to stretch out upon.

Under 50,000 miles in 15 years might involve a rig that was a "concrete queen" and was lived in several months of the year. The average RVer puts on @ 5,000 miles per year. So normal use would put the miles around 75,000 miles in 15 years.

Personally I would prefer more miles of use on the chassis systems and less use on the interior.
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I agree with Dean and his concrete queen comments. One of the worst things you can do with a coach is let it sit for two years. Everything drys out. Tires shot, seals shot, and so on. Much under 5 grand a year means it sat a lot. Country Coaches in the years you specify are very well made. 36-42' 2000-2004 to me are the best years. Call the factory in Oregon to see if they have any coaches that fit your needs.
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Call premier rv. They have several of the yr. and models you are thinking of. I store mine there great people.
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Hey J & S,
We just bought our first MH, a 2006 Allure 430, internet shopped for about 2 months and then went out west and shopped fulltime for 8 days (my wife truely is a saint). Couldn't find anything under $150k that had the quality and features of the Allure for what we want to use it for. Good luck and feel free to message me if there is anything we can help with
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We also bought our Intrigue 42 from premier and they are really good

Price was what we wanted and we received what we wanted for our trade.

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:57 AM   #13
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Hi Mike, we just put a deposit on a 2004 intrigue, we are hoping we did the right thing, we have a 94 magna now that is in excellent shape. We think we need "want" a slide lol but are concerned because we love our magna so much. Do you think we will be happy with the intrigue?

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Hi Dave,

Congratulations!!!

We LOVE the Intrigue.

It is a great coach, we moved up from a Fleetwood Storm 34 so for us it is night and day better.

I really like the Intrigue, we looked at several Magnas but found we liked the Intrigue better. In addition we got a great deal on the coach.

For us, we three dogs the three slides just rock!!

I am sure you will enjoy the Intrigue.

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