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Old 08-08-2013, 04:03 PM   #43
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A wise man once told me to buy your last motorhome first. Many have bought a cheaper one, or smaller one to try and save money but ended up buying the one they really wanted later. All they did was waste the money and the quality time with the starter motorhome, then they spent more money to get the one they really wanted. Buy last one first!!!

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I see how this could be considered wise advice. My only issue is there is also something wise about starting small, learning and then working your way up.

I like the story when years ago I picked up my new motorcycle and was chatting with the salesman. He told me about a guy that bought his first bike (a big sportbike) and rode it out of the lot. Instantly opened it up, did a wheelie and lost it.

I don't see the wisdom in this myself. A starter motorhome is a good place to start. Maybe that's why its called a starter. Of course if you are in your later years something else may be a better option.
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I see how this could be considered wise advice. My only issue is there is also something wise about starting small, learning and then working your way up.

I like the story when years ago I picked up my new motorcycle and was chatting with the salesman. He told me about a guy that bought his first bike (a big sportbike) and rode it out of the lot. Instantly opened it up, did a wheelie and lost it.

I don't see the wisdom in this myself. A starter motorhome is a good place to start. Maybe that's why its called a starter. Of course if you are in your later years something else may be a better option.
When you go to trade in your "starter" motorhome, the dealer is not going to give you what
you paid for it, you may only get a low wholesale price, as the dealer has to then resell at a profit.
then the "new" motorhome has profit built into its price...... You will be potentially be paying thousands
Or even tens of thousands dollars for the "upgrade". Might make sense on lower priced toys like
motorbikes, but seems really wasteful on a motorhome which costs upwards of 10 times that ! JMHO. YMMV
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #45
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When you go to trade in your "starter" motorhome, the dealer is not going to give you what
you paid for it, you may only get a low wholesale price, as the dealer has to then resell at a profit.
then the "new" motorhome has profit built into its price...... You will be potentially be paying thousands
Or even tens of thousands dollars for the "upgrade". Might make sense on lower priced toys like
motorbikes, but seems really wasteful on a motorhome which costs upwards of 10 times that ! JMHO. YMMV
Yep and I get that. But honestly that's a part of life. You will always lose money when you sell something. (Okay, not always but you get my point). I would rather see someone work up to that 40' beast than someone who has never driven anything bigger than a prius behind the wheel as their starter. A basic unit has less bells and whistles to learn as well.

I guess I see the thinking here. And its a matter of time. Obviously if you are going to upgrade in a couple years then no don't buy a starter. But if you can get 5yrs or more with a starter then its probably a good way to learn.

Of course I am getting off topic I think and I apologise for that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:10 AM   #46
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Well I will toss my 2 cents in to the pot, But I like a lot of people have said think they all make good coaches now and all can make bad ones as well. I have had 9 or 10 coaches over the past 15 years and I enjoyed each one of them. Now would I say some were better than others? yes I would, the absolute worst I ever had as far as reliability was a Prevost, was it a beautiful coach? yep it was an awsomely good looking coach. But it had issues from day one with systems and sub-systems that were at best flakey. Country Coach did the converstion and I will say they tried to make it right but in the end I gave up on it and traded it for my first Newell. Now I am on my 3rd Newell and I have a new one on order.

So with that said I like Newell Coaches the best right now. As others have said you need to figure out what you want to spend and what features you really can't live without and those that you can't live with as well. Having been through so many different coaches I have very deffinate feelings about what products are in my coach and which ones are not. Enjoy the search and don't get rushed into something that you are not sure you really really want.

Good luck in your quest for a new coach if you take your time and do your due dillagence I am positive you will be much happier in the end.
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I don't think you should settle for something you don't want.
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In our circle of friends, the worst RV experience we've seen was with a Newell.

The Prevost owners seem devoted to their rigs, old and new.

[There is an RV for everyone, failure rates between brands don't vary nearly as much as people think.]
A neighbor has had 3 Prevosts and had major issues with all three. He now has a Fleetwood tag and loves it...
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A wise man once told me to buy your last motorhome first. Many have bought a cheaper one, or smaller one to try and save money but ended up buying the one they really wanted later. All they did was waste the money and the quality time with the starter motorhome, then they spent more money to get the one they really wanted. Buy last one first!!!
I agree! At 62, this will be my first and wasting time with a starter RV would only cut my long term enjoyment. It isn't rocket science to learn the RV life and if your rig has it all, then it is that much easier as far as I am concerned. Just do your homework and know what you want or will want before it is all over and then go get it done. Some can have a great time learning and moving up the scale of motor home, but DW may not be as mine would be. She wants a mobile condo. Not a mobile hotel room, those you get in, dump your stuff and usually walk right back out and go somewhere. That means it has to have space, 4 slide outs. Hence, get what works and don't waste time for a learning curve that isn't that long. To me it boils down you how old you are, how your health is, and how much money you can spend. Time is short for us all so when it is time to kick back and start enjoying old age and freedom, do it right the first time and get on with it.
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Well said research is so important, decide what is important to you, every RV has some trade off. I have lost track of how many RV's I've wanted, my class C I lost I'm a divorce was good but now I want a super C, an A would be awesome if funds permit, but what ever I get must be a diesel. Don't settle you will regret it.
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My husband and I are first time buyers. We like the Tiffin Phaeton QBH and boy are they pricey! We are currently talking with a couple who have a 2011 (in another state) who are asking $191,500 and we are debating what we should offer them. They said they would deliver if we pay the diesel. They say it's in great shape. Any thoughts out there?????
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BTW, just saw a NEW 2012 in Florida at a dealer for $193,000. He said it was his last Tiffin.
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