Those of you that may have read a few of my '
! threads of the past, know that when we came up with our short list, we choose pre-ULSD designed engine coaches. And that I'm a believer in 'Dropping years to remain within budget, and buy the best quality coach that you can.' That I believe 'Quality lasts.' and that 'Quality coaches provide good foundations to modify to your specific interior likes.'.
Our list included:
Beaver (Patriot Thunder/Marquis)
Monaco (Executive/Signature and some Dynasty (BIB BLOCK ones)
IMO, Wanderlodge, Beaver (Before they became Monaco'ized.), and Foretravel were the coaches that closely matched the quality of materials and attention to detail of the CC's during assembly. The Executive/Signature were great coaches, and good wood working too. But down under the cabinets, and following wire harnesses, etc. - you could see just a bit less attention to detail. Tavel Supreme's/Alpine's also had good wood, but the finishing did not seem to be as good as the CC's.
For sure all subjective to years, and opinions. None of these would have been on our short list, if they were not fine coaches. So sure not trying to kick SOB's in general, especially these that are a cut above the masses
And CC too seemed to become 'National'ized' in their later years. New masters, with new price profit targets. Still great coaches, and would have been proud to own one. But, we (I) wanted the pre heavy changes to smogged down engines. Thus our Pre-ULSD hunt
Best to all,