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Old 09-24-2014, 07:31 AM   #43
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Amazes me that Tiffin has barely been mentioned!
Are evaluating 40' diesel pushers and Tiffin seems to keep coming to the top of the list for both new and used.
Seems to have the highest level customer satisfaction and floor plan choices.
Leaning toward an Allegro Bus 37AP

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Old 09-24-2014, 06:44 PM   #44
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Newell is aluminum skinned. Not
What's wrong with "aluminum skin"? That's all Prevost use and they are unrivaled their chassis/structure.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:15 PM   #45
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Has anyone know anything of the Damon Tuscany? I looked at a
2009 Damon
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I know they have been bought by Thor but this seems to be made before the buyout. I've read nightmare stories about Thor but know nothing of Damons made before they were bought.
They are probably near the bottom in quality rank.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:22 PM   #46
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I'll add something else here. Are you looking for best quality or best value.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #47
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should I say Bluebird has steel skin, floor and roof? Nah- nobody wants that- they want graphics- aka fiberglass.
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What's wrong with "aluminum skin"? That's all Prevost use and they are unrivaled their chassis/structure.
The prevost shell was not made originally to be lived in.

Round top edges for the roll over test crush requirements make the interior shorter and smaller and lose the front overhead compartments.

Painted metal is hot in the sun and cold in the winter.

HVAC needs to be on continiously. $3 hr gen run time.

H3 is fiberglass btw. Ss frame.

Customers did not like the dropped drivers position on the h3 as they were separated from any additional passengers.

Flat ground a 8v92 le mirage gets 4.4 mpg.

H3-45 can get up to 6+mpg

Both the Prevost and bird are low to the ground and designed for the super slab interstate highway system.

I high centered a bird one on a heavily crowned rural road.

All the boats in the harbor are white gel coat for a reason.

monaco, beaver, country coach, Foretravel....were all fiberglass wth welded steel framing and vacuum bonded walls. Except for the beaver which was welded alumunum vacuum bonded.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:24 PM   #49
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We are thinking of buying a Class A motorhome and was wondering what the top 3 manufacturers are.
Three is exactly the number of manufacturers on my list of those under consideration. In order, they are:

1) Foretravel (by far my preferred choice)
2) Country Coach
3) Newmar

Our budget when we buy will likely be no higher than yours and will likely be even less.
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The prevost shell was not made originally to be lived in.


Painted metal is hot in the sun and cold in the winter.

HVAC needs to be on continiously. $3 hr gen run time.

monaco, beaver, country coach, Foretravel....were all fiberglass wth welded steel framing and vacuum bonded walls. Except for the beaver which was welded alumunum vacuum bonded.
O.k. Some good arguments re the Prevost DP. What about the Newell. Other than the aluminum skin, most consider this the top of the line Motorhome built to be a Motorhome from scratch. "Cruzer" on here raves about it as incomparable. Thoughts?
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O.k. Some good arguments re the Prevost DP. What about the Newell. Other than the aluminum skin, most consider this the top of the line Motorhome built to be a Motorhome from scratch. "Cruzer" on here raves about it as incomparable. Thoughts?
Not a frame rail chassis fan. Requires the suspension and steering box to be not optimally mounted.

Body roll from the inboard airbags and bump steer from non IFS front ends.

As the suspension goes up and down the steering wheel winds and unwinds.

Smooth perfect road no problem. Rolling bumps you will be sawing at the wheel
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Amazes me that Tiffin has barely been mentioned!
Are evaluating 40' diesel pushers and Tiffin seems to keep coming to the top of the list for both new and used.
Seems to have the highest level customer satisfaction and floor plan choices.
Leaning toward an Allegro Bus 37AP

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What list are you referring us to?
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Neway is loose aluminum framed structure. Not.
Okey dokey. I'll bite. What is a Neway?
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Three gasser units I look at on a regular basis and are fond of all three. Damon Intruder 373W, Winnebago Adventurer 37B, Fleetwood Bounder 35E. Any opinions?
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Winnebago/Itasca 37F/38Q; Newmar Canyon Star 3914, and in a different category, the Bounder 36E and Georgetown XL 378TS.
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