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Old 02-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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We've just decided to purchase an RV, we really know nothing about the pros and cons. Probably go for class A...gas or diesel? Around $100k
Grateful for any help and/or drection.
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I have gone class A 40 feet diesel. I know the cost of diesel is more then gas BUT more power to pull and more miles per gallon. Most all used Rvs have some water damage because of some leaking in the roofs. Have a good inspection done and ask many questions.
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Welcome to the most informed forum on the web.You can ask anything and get a wide variety of answers.Some may be on point and others may be close but,you can bet you will get the most information you hope to find.Good Luck and Many Safe and Happy Miles and Smiles
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Know your dealer!

Do yourself a big favor. If you buy from a dealer- check the Better Business Bureau. If your dealer has pictures of his wife an kids all dress up for church, be very careful. What you see in the pictures may not be what you see when you drive allday to get to his store.

My wife and I drove 6.5 hours from Northern Indiana to south central KY after finding what we thought was a good prospect in Corbin, KY. When we got there the coach we had been given pictures of (and the VIN number) were not the same. His ad also said the coach had full body paint. That too was false. The dealer tired to tell us "must have been a misprint in the add" in Camping World. He claimed he would replace the cloth sofas with leather after the sale and would replace the cracked sink in the kitchen after the sale. I have since learned this dealer has pulled this stunt before and the buyer is still trying to get the built in vac that was advertised in the coach he bought. We told him where he could put his coach and drove home. I filed and information with the BBB because they had him rated at "A-". Just be careful. He had asked for $65K for the coach in the picture but when we called to set up the appointment to see it said"we'd take $50K. When we got home we called the owner of another coach we had seen and bought it.
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Here is a site to look at. It was the best $150 investment I made when I started searching for a MH. I was in the same situation as you seem to be and was looking at lots and lots of rigs that I thought were pretty nice. After looking through this data base, I soon came to the conclusion that all MH's are not equal. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

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So much depends on how you intend to use the coach, your floorplan preferences, length of coach,,etc. I would recommend you start by looking on the internet at various coaches to get an idea of what floorplan fits your needs. You can check by price range which should give you a good number and styles of coaches available. Whether you purchase gas or diesel IMHO depends on how you intend to use the coach. We have owned both, and travel pretty extensively. We prefer the diesel for it's ride, stability, minimal engine noise, hill climbing ability, exhaust brake, etc. If we were only going to use the coach in our part of the country, basically flat lands, we could probably be happy with a gas unit. But that's just our opinion.
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Here is a site to look at. It was the best $150 investment I made when I started searching for a MH. I was in the same situation as you seem to be and was looking at lots and lots of rigs that I thought were pretty nice. After looking through this data base, I soon came to the conclusion that all MH's are not equal. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

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The problem with those "services" is that they rate a vehicle from what the manufacturer tells them and the publications. In most instances they never even see the rigs, let alone drive them.
I'm perfectally capable of making my own conclusions from looking and driving what I like.
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Usage - short nearby weekend trips (gas, maybe smaller coach), or longer distance and time in the coach (diesel, likely larger coach).
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We've just decided to purchase an RV, we really know nothing about the pros and cons. Probably go for class A...gas or diesel? Around $100k
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I am at the same place. Leaning towards late model DP Newmar but we will be using it for long trips. If mostly weekends use would go with new Ford gasser.
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