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Old 07-25-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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Newbie Looking at First Coach

Good Morning, DW and I are looking to purchase our first motorhome. We have been looking at used Newmars, but we toured a 2005 Country Coach Inspire 330 Davinci yesterday. The DW liked it better than anything else we have seen so far. The salesman did not know anything about it (didn’t know where the light switches were, or what size it was, or how to bring in the slides). Doing a little research before we went to look at it; I think I knew more about it than he did. My questions are:
What sizes did the Inspire 330 come in? (It looked to be some where between 37’ to 39’.
Where can I go to get more information (spec's) about the Inspire 330?
What possible problems do I have to look for?
I have read about the Inspire 360 but not about the Inspire 330.
Thank You in advance for your answers.

Just saw the other thread, will check on the Micro cracking in paint and tires. Salesman didn’t know about the dry PTO and radiator. So I will assume they will need to be looked at.

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Glad you're aboard Scott. Try this site, I know I found a brochure archive there the other day.

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This may help, should be a 40' the 4 slide CC in the Inspires are a 36'
2005 Country Coach Inspire 330 Owners Guide - YouTube
Mine is a 40' and the big difference is the 05 windshield split hyd jacks and mine has air leveling and a full windshield.
I have had the wet PTO installed and mine has a new Copper and Steel Radiator.
Check the windows for fogging, I have had all mine fixed.
Should have a Cat C9 400hp
They are a great coach.
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Which dealer were you talking to?
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Dieseltech39, Deandec, 2 stroker, Arch Hoagland, Thank You for the information you supplied. Information on the Utube video helped me figure out the length of the coach. Forty feet is longer than we wanted. We were hoping it was 38 ft.
The dealer is in Gilroy, Ca.

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Ken has made a good suggestion for Country Coach in Junction City, OR. Junction City is Country Coach Central. Dean mentioned Damon Rapozo who brokers coaches besides maintaining the model list. Premier RV in Junction City is where I bought mine. A local fellow here just bought a Magna at Guaranty in Junction City and was very pleased with the deal.

Also, the Junction City / Eugene area is a good place to get service work done. After the crash, some of the former employees of Country Coach, Monaco, et al. started repair/remodel businesses in that area. Then there are the tire shops, suspension/alignment shops, cabinet makers, etc. who are familiar with motor homes offering competent service. Oh, and Oregon has no sales tax. You'll still owe California tax to register your coach but money saved on things like tires can be substantial.

Anything we hire done on this coach and the two prior Monaco's gets done in the Eugene/Junction City area, though I acknowledge were a little closer at ~323 miles.

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We just purchased a 2005 Allure 470 and I had extensive conversations with Damon Rapozo and Greg at Country Coach tech support concerning the PTO and radiator issues. Greg stated that my 2005 did indeed have a dry PTO from the factory as all coaches of that year did, so I would assume the one you're looking at did as well. The radiator on my coach still has the original aluminum radiator at 52000 miles with no leaks. I was told just to keep an eye on it and that it may never leak. Greg told me that the leaks were more common on the the Inspire. Both radiators were manufactured by the same folks but were not the same, different design I guess due to the engines. He said that he had seen a few leaks on the Allure but many more on the Inspire. You didn't say what the price on the Inspire was, but while looking for ours I saw many that were priced about the same as or more than the Allures. IMHO the Allure is a better coach for the money.
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I'm hoping it's not Bonessa Brothers in Gilroy.

If so, let me know and I'll pass along my experience with them.
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Dieseltech39, Deandec, 2 stroker, Arch Hoagland, Thank You for the information you supplied. Information on the Utube video helped me figure out the length of the coach. Forty feet is longer than we wanted. We were hoping it was 38 ft.
The dealer is in Gilroy, Ca.

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Not much difference between a nominal 38 vs 40 foot motorhome.

Some 38 foot rigs actually measure 38 feet, like mine does. Others can stretch to 40.5 feet.
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Try this site, I know I found a brochure archive there the other day.
Ken, if you have the direct link to a brochure site can you pass it along? I looked and looked and could not find one. I contacted Damon and was told that I may be able to get one for $35.

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Ken, if you have the direct link to a brochure site can you pass it along? I looked and looked and could not find one. I contacted Damon and was told that I may be able to get one for $35.Chuck
Sorry Chuck I checked again but couldn't find it there either. Maybe just getting too old to remember....

Anyway try these to see if they help...you may have seen them already...if so...

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If you are looking for something under 38ft, here is a nice looking coach at 37ft.
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Looked at the used offerings from CC here in Redmond at the FMCA convention. Most of them looked rode hard and out away wet. They were in pretty bad shape considering the model years
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