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Old 09-23-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Alfa See Ya Gold 2006

We have been looking for a MH for retirement in a few years

We have an opportunity to trade almost straight across for this 40 ft MH

It may not have been our first choice for our first MH


Here's my questions

Is this something you could drive to Alaska in?
we really prefer to be on more secluded areas and our first trip for retirement was a 4 month road trip to Alaska

what years were the de lamination problems?
I believe this has been repainted

I know there are a lot of people who don't care for this manufacturer
but we have been trying to sell our trade for a few years and these days seems easier to trade toys

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

It may not have been our first choice for our first MH

With the large amount of used MHs for sale, why choose the Alfa if it is not on top of your list?

Use the iRV2 search feature at the top of each page to help you learn more about Alfas and make an educated decision.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:43 PM   #3
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Because we can't sell our property and this party is entertaining a trade due to medical issues
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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No Alfo expert, but I have only seen white ones from factory. A painted coach would make me believe there may have been some form of delam repair, which would make we want to investigate. A complete reside, then few worries. Spot repairs? worries.

Others with more experience may chime in.

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If you don't mind living with a low quality coach that you'll have trouble giving away when the time comes, go ahead and get it. It'll still roll down the highway for you.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:00 PM   #6
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That's what we were thinking
Haven't been able to sell our cabin saturated market and can't get financing for old mobile

It doesn't fit our needs any more

At least alfa would fit our needs
They all need maintenance and repairs
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If you don't mind living with a low quality coach that you'll have trouble giving away when the time comes, go ahead and get it. It'll still roll down the highway for you.
Is this the Newmar coming out of you. You obviously don't know what you're talking about. I'm amazed that you people keep talking about how bad an Alfa is. What do you really know about an Alfa. I don't know of any coaches that don't have issues.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:22 PM   #8
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If you want to get information on an Alfa, go to the Alfa website on Yahoo.
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Is this the Newmar coming out of you. You obviously don't know what you're talking about. I'm amazed that you people keep talking about how bad an Alfa is. What do you really know about an Alfa. I don't know of any coaches that don't have issues.
Thanks for being so concerned about my opinion. I carefully looked at several when I was in the market and found the quality severely lacking, aside from the fact that most bodies looked like they'd been shot by bird shot from a 12 gauge shotgun.
I'm glad you're pleased with yours.
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If you don't mind living with a low quality coach that you'll have trouble giving away when the time comes, go ahead and get it. It'll still roll down the highway for you.
I dont have an alfa and never did but our friends do. Many of our fellow travelers have commented on how nice it was and great quality. They also have no delam issue. Certainly not a low quality coach ; at least theirs wasn't.
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Thanks for being so concerned about my opinion. I carefully looked at several when I was in the market and found the quality severely lacking, aside from the fact that most bodies looked like they'd been shot by bird shot from a 12 gauge shotgun.
I'm glad you're pleased with yours.
That's what I found too, they look OK on the surface but if look at the quality of construction it just isn't there, even in the Gold.
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Thanks for being so concerned about my opinion. I carefully looked at several when I was in the market and found the quality severely lacking, aside from the fact that most bodies looked like they'd been shot by bird shot from a 12 gauge shotgun.
I'm glad you're pleased with yours.
After reading this post, I pulled up Newmar issues on this forum and found that they are not perfect either. None of the coaches are. I personally wouldn't be trashing a brand that I didn't have or had.
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Lets start with the facts.
Freightliner Chassis
Cumming Engine on the Gold
Aqua Hot, Atwood water heater, Suburban heater, Norcold refrig.
Among other items which are installed in $30K to $1,000,000 coaches.

We have 3 Yahoo Group Sites available for discussion.
Did I mention the Siding was produce by Crane Composite, which is still producing and selling the same siding used on the Alfa's. Too long to go into the whole story.

One of our Chapters has over 150 members (rigs), and this does not include an additional 250 in the other 6 chapters.

Many companies went out of business including the Monaco brand among others.Some are trying to make a come back and other including Alfa's will never comeback.

Now, if you think a Freightliner chassis is bad, do not buy.
If you think the Cummings engine is bad do not buy.

O'h wait a minute, both items listed above are in 80% of the RV's produce.

Go to the sites below, and communicate with people who have and enjoy Alfa's. Please do not listen to people who have never owned or operated a Freightliner chassis, instead go look at the rigs, talk to owners.

7 Ft ceiling instead of 6.2, lot of dual pane windows for bright light inside instead of darkness.

Plus you will never hear an Alfa owner bash other rigs.

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Right on !!!!!!
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