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Old 02-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #29
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The only thing I really resent is that the older Fleetwoods have windows that fog. Make sure you look at candidates with clean glass, in bright sunlight
That's only if it has dual pane windows, the single panes have no problems. But I wouldn't buy an RV without dual pane windows either.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #30
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Thanks again for your input. You all have many good points. What are some higher end brands? Tiffin? Country Coach? We bought our current 5th wheeler over 10 years ago (a 2000 Crossroads) and it was beautiful then and still is now. Excellent quality woodwork, flooring, etc. It seems they aren't making them as well anymore. I certainly don't want to feel like I have taken a step backwards.
For some reason people leave out Newmar when asking about quality coaches, we didn't and are very happy with our Newmar.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #31
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In your OP you mentioned pulling an enclosed trailer with a Jeep and a RZR. When yo add up the combined weight of these three items I would guess you'll be real close to 10,000 lbs. And that doesn't count the other "junque" you'll inevitably put in the trailer. Consider that most coaches of 40' or less have a single rear axle and are generally limited to a max. of 10,000 lbs towing. To achieve a greater towing capacity you would need to have a tag axle coach which start at 41' in length and go up to 45'. Seems to me that you should make some decisions on what you intend to take on any given trip and then start looking for a coach that can safely tow that load. Good luck in your search.
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Don't be shy about going to a tag. I am also a fan of a big engine. There are several options for chassis (I have a Roadmaster S Series) and engine, but any engine with more than 500 hp and 1,500 lbs-ft and a tag will be easier to drive than a shorter one with less power.
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I'm not against Tiffen all together, but from the research we did before purchasing our coach, we found that they have great customer service, if you want to wait for an appointment and spend weeks in Red bay AL. I've seen many returned and traded back in with less than 5,000 mile on them. When we started looking at coaches, dealers steered us away from them.
As many have said here: Check out how there built before you make a final decision. We drove to Northern IN and visited Newmar, Entegra and Fleetwood before we made our decision. Construction, Price, Powerplant, Chassis, floorplan, and belly storage are very important to us.
Don't be afraid of a coach that a MFGR went out of business. If it's over a year old the mfgr won't be much help. Travel Supreme is a great coach to buy used. Entegra bought out TS and they too build a great coach!
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As for the remark about Winnibago's, just keep in mind that they have been making motorhomes for over 50 years. There has been nothing shabby about the 2 that I've owned. Just my 2 cents worth
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Back in October we traded in our 2008 providence 40x. Ours was a great rv. We were so happy with it that we traded it in on a new providence. The 40x was very dependable and drove well. I never experienced any electrical problems on mine. Hope this helps. Rusty
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John T I suspect he meant RV.org not RV.com. Rv.org has the ratings.
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To Address Mr_D's concerns. First I get nothing from rv.org. I'm sure they don't even know I'm recommending them. Second if you're starting your search and you are ignorant of what is out there their rating system gives you a great place to start. Third they go far beyond just rating rv's, they give you information on what to look for and how to inspect at coach, what to look out for, suggestions on how to buy a coach, and information to help you decided what type of coach may best fit your needs. Are you full timing, snow birding, boondocking, vacationing? etc.
Finally I have found that their rating system has been right on based on the coach we purchased, looking at other coach at shows, rallies, camps, and talking to owners.
I realize that there a great number of RVers out there who have a wealth of experience and have learned a lot over the years, often the hard way. This organization helps you lower your level of ignorance on the subject and can often save you from learning the hard way.
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I typed in www.rv.com and got a sales site by Dometic. What am I missing?
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I agree with everything Pumpoer 9x9 just said and the fact that I was such a novice at choosing a Cl;ass A is what led me to rv.org and JR Consumer. It certainly helps to have independant information to review. Worth the cash in my view.
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Try a large used outlet like PPL. pay particular attention to how long certain brands stay on the lot collecting dust. I too have had dealers steer me away from brands they either don't sell OR have a lower profit margin holdback floor plan or what ever kick back gimmick. Keep in mind most of these sales people make used car dealers look like saints, the industry is in very bad shape and the sales people are out for blood.
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Thanks all.
I figured out by trying different endings.

I have purchased their "kit". For the new buyer (me) it has a fair amount of information on subjects I hadn't considered. Still, the more I read and questions I ask, the more confused I become.
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