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Old 12-10-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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2008 Country Coach Magna or 2010 Zephyr

Have a hypothetical question - there may not be only one right answer, but need to hear your opinions:
If you had a choice of owning a 2008 CC Magna 630 or 2010 Tiffin Zephyr which one would you pick? Assuming they both have the same number of miles
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Whichever one is in the best condition based on a professional review of everything and review of documentation. Being they are used, the floor plan is less relevant (as I see it) because you are more free to modify some aspects of the floor plan. Also, which one are parts most easily to find or gain access to.

I don't know anything about either coach, but I would do an internet search "problems 2008 cc Magna 630," etc. Replace problems with complaints, recalls, etc. I would read through the specific iRV2 owner's forums and also try to understand their intended quality i.e. entry level, full-time. Make use of as many sources of information as possible.

Obviously, the small amount of information you provide is designed for a narrow answer.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:46 PM   #3
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i would take the cc without even half a thought. given condition being good for the yr. it is a much better built coach, much higher quality of fit, finish and overall workmanship.
just make sure everything works, and maint. has been done. you wont be sorry you went that way if you do. jmo
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Whichever one is in the best condition based on a professional review of everything and review of documentation. Being they are used, the floor plan is less relevant (as I see it) because you are more free to modify some aspects of the floor plan. Also, which one are parts most easily to find or gain access to.

I don't know anything about either coach, but I would do an internet search "problems 2008 cc Magna 630," etc. Replace problems with complaints, recalls, etc. I would read through the specific iRV2 owner's forums and also try to understand their intended quality i.e. entry level, full-time. Make use of as many sources of information as possible.

Obviously, the small amount of information you provide is designed for a narrow answer.
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CC is owned by original owner only used to go to games, kept inside when not in use, has less than 15Kmi. Has original tires, replaced batteries.

Zephyr:Has around 28kmi,, not used for full time Rving, stored inside seemingly in good condition.
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laj: Thanks for your thoughts!
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Country Coach is a very well built coach.
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In the Country Coach lineup, you would have to go down about two model lines to get close to the quality of the Zephyr. And then I doubt you would get a heated floor. A Zephyr and a Magna are not in the same league.
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In the Country Coach lineup, you would have to go down about two model lines to get close to the quality of the Zephyr. And then I doubt you would get a heated floor. A Zephyr and a Magna are not in the same league.
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I'd pick the Country Coach Magna in a heart beat! Proprietary chassis, semi-monocoque chassis design, the Magna is a very high end coach.

The tires on the Magna are approaching time to be replaced.

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I'd pick the Country Coach Magna in a heart beat! Proprietary chassis, semi-monocoque chassis design, the Magna is a very high end coach.

The tires on the Magna are approaching time to be replaced.

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Country Coach. Must better built and doesn't have all the issues Tiffins have.
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the consensus appears to be country coach, + 1 from me。
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More evidence that the floor plan mantra is too simplistic. I assume these are both diesel coaches, so the maintenance, under low mileage conditions, should be time based, not mileage based.

When were the rigs last moved and how often? Diesels seem to suffer if they aren't driven around for 1/2 hour or so every month, the last I heard. Many of the discussions I read indicated that just idling them in storage doesn't get it done and may actually generate more problems.

I would time line the maintenance and the mileage and time between to get a feeling for the attitudes of the owners and not be mentally sidelined by how they represent they stored the vehicles, but instead by their attitude toward continued maintenance during storage. As I understand it, low mileage is actually a concern for diesels.

I have no idea if the consensus would hold up if the better vehicle needed a lot of work to get it up and ready for a long trip. Maybe, if the cost is within reason if there are problems and you aren't face with replacing the engine or something else of significance...still a great deal.

I mean, my guess is that there are more low knowledge rvers out there than is admitted, that don't give a heck...just run it and turn it lose when trouble is on the horizon.
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Find out which floor plan the D/W likes best. If she hates one floor plan that makes the decision easier.
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