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Old 08-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #15
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yes, that would prob be an upgrade. My coach is a 1960 flx with over 600,000 miles on it. I put everything in it I could think of. jet tub, garb disposal, 9 speed trans, ect. ect. I would not trade it for a new Prevost. I can count on it to preform. No problems for the last 60,000 miles. NONE !! Get what you like and maintain it, Miles like old age is a mind over matter, if you dont mind, it dont matter.
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as we speak we are trading a 2011 thor serrano for an 07 tiffin phaeton. Costing more but the upgrade is incredible.
How is the new Tiffin doing?
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How is the new Tiffin doing?
Turns out its more incredible than we imagined. Hard to explain ; lazy days evidently has done a 180 and the service dept is so accommodating its scary. They found nit pick things to repair that I missed and they dont even flinch at making it problem free. The storage , construction and plain old common sense on the phaeton are a breath of fresh air.
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Turns out its more incredible than we imagined. Hard to explain ; lazy days evidently has done a 180 and the service dept is so accommodating its scary. They found nit pick things to repair that I missed and they dont even flinch at making it problem free. The storage , construction and plain old common sense on the phaeton are a breath of fresh air.
Congrats! We are very happy for you and I hope to see it some day. Happy RVing!
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Can one call such a older high end an upgrade even when motor has say 90K and generator 1300 hours versus ours with almost half that in both cases? In such a comparison I find workmanship much better, company still in business, trusted dealership/manufacturer, good maintenance, items we want and don't have, etc....but can one claim the "higher end" MH worth the extra money (say $50-60K) on trade and is it rediculous to call that an upgrade.
We intentionally purchased a 10 yr old "high end" MH just so we could get one with the sort of features you allude to. Although ours only had 55,000 miles on it, even 90,000 miles is literally nothing for a heavy duty diesel and an Allison 4000 transmission. Buying the higher end model meant we would have expensive options like hydronic heating, solid walnut cabinets, etc. Sure, we've replaced outdated electronics, but those become obsolete after only a couple of years anyway. Although the furniture was in pretty decent condition we opted to replace it with Ekornes Stressless pieces, because if you're only going to have a couple of seating pieces they might as well be comfortable ones.

I can't think of any reason why I would want to replace my MH. The only new ones being built with a power-train this robust are ones that I can't afford. Virtually everything else in the coach are just truck parts or appliances, which just get replaced when they wear out.
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