Originally Posted by buck454
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 Sure, we've replaced outdated electronics, but those become obsolete after only a couple of years anyway.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.