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Old 06-26-2016, 11:25 PM   #15
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Hey thanks CWK, I had no idea they built a Bounder diesel pusher and thanks for the clarification!
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Here in California the State parks limit you to 32' so that's a tough one. Other States have different limits. I just don't go to Ca state parks. We had a 36' Winnebago Journey and now have a 40' Winnebago. National RV made a good Coach, they are out of business now but saw 2 07's just today that were 33' with low miles and in the 80k range. Winnebago made a similar size coach that were good imo. There are a lot fewer Diesel pusher coaches out there when you get under 36' but there are some. Tiffin makes the Breeze, it's a pusher but it has a rather small Maxxforce power plant I believe it comes in a 32 and a longer model. The Sprinter, Via style seem to be what people buy when they want short but those are a lot newer than your talking. I agree with you on staying pre DPF either that or a 2012 or newer with a Def system. Manufacturers have caught up reliability wise with the EPA demands in the last 4 years. Good luck with your search.
They may WANT to limit you to 32' but, if they're slow and have vacancies, and you can fit, as we've done, you can put a 36' in many of them. Many time, agencies will "bend" the rules some to accommodate travelers.
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They may WANT to limit you to 32' but, if they're slow and have vacancies, and you can fit, as we've done, you can put a 36' in many of them. Many time, agencies will "bend" the rules some to accommodate travelers.

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Good to know as the number of rigs we're finding increase dramatically between 34 and 36'.
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Check out Tiffin 33AA, published at 33', actually 35'. We haven't had any problems getting into any state parks, which we utilize a lot.
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we've been to state parks all over the country, including CA, and have never had any issue with our 35' coach, 4 bike rack, and Fiesta toad - and some nice ones in CA that had plenty of space and long sites. Never had anyone ask or deny us entry into a park during check-in, and they are looking right at our coach as we drive in.
I think that the numerical footage 'limits' that many refer to are more a guidance for the coach owner, not a true limitation as to who can use the park or campground. I've also seen just as many parks and campgrounds that claim they are big-rig friendly, but we had less room than in state and national parks. Many times we just arrive unannounced, but if reservations are required, I input a 29' or 30' length and it gives me many more site options. We have traveled enough that I understand that the website length limitation would block most of us coaches if we input our true length. I also use google maps overhead view, and any other technology options to see as much of the true size/length of the site as I can prior to arrival. If I can pick my own site, that is best, but sometimes it is not allowed, though I usually ask nicely during check-in and many times they allow it.
I look at my wheelbase length, about 17', as my primary guidance, not my true coach overall length, since most back-in sites have plenty of 'hang-over' room for the rear.

Mostly, I concern myself with the road into the park, the path to the site, and the overhanging limbs and close trees that must be navigated.
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in my opinion, a 36' Foretravel meets the Op's want list better than any of the models listed so far. It would have to be a 2002 or earlier year model to meet the $100,000 requirement.
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Thanks to all who have responded so far. Keep the suggestions coming. We're learning a lot.
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After 40 + years of camping from tents-popups-5th wheels we're planning for retirement and want a Class A Diesel. Pre-2008 diesel emissions power. Exhaust brake/retarder important as we intend to do as many and as an elevation as North America provides. No slide configurations are OK.

Length is important as we prefer having unlimited access to smaller parks, especially state parks.

Kitchen layout is important as DW is a great cook and needs as much counter space as possible.

Outside storage is important.

Ultimately we'll shop by the short list that is developed from the suggestions we get.

Budget $100k or less.

For now we're primarily interested in Make/Model/Year/Floorplan suggestions.

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We bought a used 2011 Winnebago Journey Express 34Y. Although we were ready to pull the trigger on a new gas Newmar, once we drove the diesel, there was no comparison. Measures out right at 35', love the floorplan, perfect for the two of us with an occasional couple of guests and 2 dogs. Cummins diesel, freight liner xc chassis, 22" wheels, 8k genset, twin AC. Know you are looking for pre-def diesel, but IMO, that shouldn't limit your choices. It's not hard to deal with at all, and you are also significantly reducing sulfur emissions. We got lucky finding one in excellent condition, although it was a little above your price point. My research has indicated this model line was popular with minimal issues - still had the PowerGear FWS rather than the Schwintek debacle which I believe started in 2012 or 2013. There is a lot out there, be patient and do your homework; be ready to move when it feels right
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in my opinion, a 36' Foretravel meets the Op's want list better than any of the models listed so far. It would have to be a 2002 or earlier year model to meet the $100,000 requirement.
We drove a 36' Foretravel when we were looking for a coach and it was the best driving coach we tried out. It came with a 400 hp Cummins and engine retarder made going up and down hills effortless. Unfortunately, the only one we could afford was a very high mileage unit and we passed on it.
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A 34 ft Alpine is an option.
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Our 34' Country Coach has been great..

We really enjoy the 2005 34' Allure Country Coach made. It has a ISL 400 HP and it performs really well. I don't think there are many coaches under 36' where you will get a king size bed.



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Try Motorhomes of Texas (ALL Pre Owned motorhomes Inventory

Most are higher end 40' DP but you'll find smaller rigs from time to time that will comfortably support full timing.
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nice rig >http://motorhomesoftexas.com/coachrv...320--36--C1885
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We really enjoy the 2005 34' Allure Country Coach made. It has a ISL 400 HP and it performs really well. I don't think there are many coaches under 36' where you will get a king size bed.
We have a king in our 33aa
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