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Old 09-22-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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Should I purchase 2003 Country Cross to be my first?

I think I have found that one?! The one that calls your name from far beyond. That one that says come to me I am yours! But..... I need to know what to look for or how do I go thru the final I'm going to give you money now.
She's a beautiful blue with hardwood flooring & cabinets Cummings 300hp Allison teams freight liner chassis with 40k miles for $44,900 including ALL camping equipment and a lot of new upgrades.
What do I need to know, what should I look for, is this worth the amt etc before I drive 6 hours just to look
Can anyone help me
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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Please let this forum know the model you're considering, although, with only a 300 Cummins it seems likely to be an Inspire.
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wait! are you looking at a "cross country" (not a "country cross")?

i remember sometime ago one came over talking about his "country coach", ended up being "cross country". latter is made by coachman, not even remotely related to country coach.
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I would like to hear more about that Freightliner chassis under that Country Coach, or Country Cross, or whatever it is?
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Sorry but not a Country Coach if it is on a Freightliner chassis.
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I believe Cross Country are a Coachman product. And the Cross Country of that era came in two series. The base Cross Country, and the a bit higher content Cross Country Elite... (A neighbor had one, and it was the Elite, and I recall he went with it because his wife liked the interior of that unit!).

OP - Confirm the chassis in this coach, and drop into that Chassis section and ask some questions. Other then that, the interior components of that coach, should be similar to many other manufactures of that era. So posting a question on Class A for input in general, would be in order.

I do not know if Coachman is still independent, or if they're been absorbed with all of the takeover of RV brands over the last few decades. If they were taken over, do a search on that owner's forum to see if Coachman or Cross Country pops up.

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My 2 cents - don't let yourself be taken in by the first girl that comes along flaunting her headlights and 8.5 ft wide rear end.
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Here's part of the add I found -
**Beautiful 2003 Diesel Motorcoach CrossCountry . Two large slide outs , 38 feet long , Washer and Dryer combo , newer tires , new canopies , storage in side and out , Surround sound stereo .**
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My 2 cents - don't let yourself be taken in by the first girl that comes along flaunting her headlights and 8.5 ft wide rear end.


lol Yosemite. I'm trying not to.
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Here's part of the add I found -
**Beautiful 2003 Diesel Motorcoach CrossCountry . Two large slide outs , 38 feet long , Washer and Dryer combo , newer tires , new canopies , storage in side and out , Surround sound stereo .**


The Front of the rig says Coachman from the picture
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Thank you for your help. You are correct it's a Coachmen Cross Country
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For those still here, Country Coach did build a coach on a Freightliner chassis called the Mystique. Only built a few of them back in the '90's
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Wasn't aware of that. Interesting bit of info. Thanks.
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For those still here, Country Coach did build a coach on a Freightliner chassis called the Mystique. Only built a few of them back in the '90's
And another hybrid mix of CC and National, was a few years of the Islander on the CC DynoMax. I did research this some, and as I recall some of the models of the first year, we a bit on the low side sitting not he chassis. As I understood it, National had the chassis sent down to their California factory where the coach was built.

I've talked to a few owners of these coaches, and received positive comments. National made a good coach. And I feel one of the major reasons they did not survive the downturn, was they burned down their cash reserves bringing back in some coaches and basically reskinning them to support their customer base. I believe Newmar was another manufacturer doing this too. Not sure if other manufactures did or not(?). On the National theme, I've always refereed those looking for gas coaches, to check out the Dolphin line. Their last 4-6 years of Dolphin's on both Workhorse/8.1 and Ford F53/V10 chassis available, were IMO comparable to the Newmar Mountain Tire gas RV's. I consider both of these towards the higher end of the gas model RV lineup... (Of that era.)

I'd forgotten about the Mystique CC model!

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