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Old 03-12-2019, 12:32 PM   #29
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Actually no, it's not. Each of those "upgrades" will reduce the value and appeal of the DS. They may help the Magna though.

If you're going to do all that you might as well get the Magna. It needs upgrading, the DS does not.

I am curious what kind of "hardwood" you're planning on for your coach?
Probably laminate.
Darker color.. Grey-ish
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:47 PM   #30
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I won't be doing anything myself.
I'll be having a local company that does RV remodels handle the work.
That is why I am buying a $120k coach with good bones. So I can spend another $30-40k on the interior
Get the CC
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:22 PM   #31
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The Magna exterior reminds me of the Prevost XL-II (its the chrome belly trim) and the chassis build is getting closer to the Prevost quality than Freightliner (maybe Spartan, too). The Magna interior is more 'homey' than the DS to my eye, but also needs some updating.


I agree with Sunny1 that either coach is likely a good choice. The Newmar's advantage is proximity, while the CC has that big ol' CAT and the pedigree of being a a step or 2 up from the Dutch Star to begin with.


What does your gut tell you?
Both are worthy. But there is nothing about the magna that reminds me of a Prevost
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:33 PM   #32
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Both are worthy. But there is nothing about the magna that reminds me of a Prevost
Have you driven a Magna with the Dynamax chassis?
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Have you driven a Magna with the Dynamax chassis?


Autocorrect? I know you know Dynomax.
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Side radiator vs rear radiator.. CC hands down.
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I've decided 100% on the CC Magna.
The inspector will be there Thursday
If everything checks out I'll fly out on Friday and drive it home from FL to AZ next week.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:54 PM   #36
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I've decided 100% on the CC Magna.
The inspector will be there Thursday
If everything checks out I'll fly out on Friday and drive it home from FL to AZ next week.
Good move. 2000+year Magna's were some of the best made coach's of that era.
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For your floor, check out free lay vinyl plank. It is glued down on the perimeter and has a square edge on each piece. I saw a sample today that I showed a customer who really wanted actual hardwood in their kitchen and dining room. They took one look at this and said they love it and that is what they want now. If you are interested I can get the manufacturer and let you know. Good luck with the CC inspection, we all know that is a well built machine and it will have lots of power with that engine and transmission combination.
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Side radiator vs rear radiator.. CC hands down.


The DS has a side rad and tag axle.
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The DS has a side rad and tag axle.
DS: 450 hp 1250 ft/lbs torque, 3000 series transmission.
CC: 515 hp 1850 ft/lbs torque, 4000 series transmission.

That would certainly affect my decision. Really hate when I get stuck behind a slow coach.
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DS: 450 hp 1250 ft/lbs torque, 3000 series transmission.
CC: 515 hp 1850 ft/lbs torque, 4000 series transmission.

That would certainly affect my decision. Really hate when I get stuck behind a slow coach.

I am not disputing the superior specs what I am saying is both are more than adequate.

Just finished a 5000 mile trip and I had no trouble leading the pack. I wasn’t passed due to lack of performance during the whole trip.
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I am not disputing the superior specs what I am saying is both are more than adequate.

Just finished a 5000 mile trip and I had no trouble leading the pack. I wasn’t passed due to lack of performance during the whole trip.
Appreciate your position, but some people are satisfied with a VW. and some people just need a Porsche. Your body gets old, sometimes the mind does not. Reading many forums posts, look like many are happy with 55 to 60 mph cruising. Sorry I can not do that. But, to each his own.
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Appreciate your position, but some people are satisfied with a VW. and some people just need a Porsche. Your body gets old, sometimes the mind does not. Reading many forums posts, look like many are happy with 55 to 60 mph cruising. Sorry I can not do that. But, to each his own.


I think you are being a wee bit presumptuous and not speaking from experience. I am 45yo not 85 and certainly not satisfied with a VW. Additionally, I dare say no buss regardless of drivetrain is a porche.

I have driven many coaches including a few Prévost, have you? I was concerned about the drive train when I initially purchased but I easily cruised at 75 all day long. Performance is 90% driver.

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