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Old 04-15-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Entegra Aspire 42 or larger

Does anyone know anything, good or bad about this coach?

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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suggest you look here: Entegra Owner's Forum - iRV2 Forums

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Old 04-15-2014, 12:11 PM   #3
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The Entegra line is good line of coaches, and agree to check the owners section on specific questions related to Entegra's.

42' or larger? Depends on if you feel the 42' is too small!

I like the 42-43' size more than the 40' or 45' coaches.

40' DP's with Tags, you loose 1/2 of the third bay, ending up in most coaches with 2 1/2 bays of storage.

45' requires Class A Non Commercial Drivers License in many states, can be a PITA to not only get, but to also go in for your regular eye certification (at least in California, admit I don't know if this so in all states).

42-43' usually gets you back the full 3 bays of storage.

On any coach from 40-45' in length, I would recommend tags. And I would do the math on the 'Power to Weight Ratio'. Some of the heavier mid to mid plus level coaches, are sent out with the Cummins ISL. These can be bordering on underpowered in some coaches. Get the vehicle weight and do the math. Maybe not so much in today's, but quite often a bigger engine can yield the same or better MPG then an engine that is just a bit underpowered - the big ones can loaf along at highway speed. And of course, for hill climbing of serious pulling (if needed) the BIG BLOCKS provide you with the HP and Torque to get the job done.

I also must admit, that I don't recall what engine that Entegra model comes with, and if larger engines are an option.

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Old 04-15-2014, 01:52 PM   #4
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Jayco is the parent company of Entegra Coaches. Entegra was revised after the demise of Travel Supreme, a very fine coach. Several years ago the new Entegra line was introduced at a very competitive price point, enough so that the sales of a new introductory line, was quite astounding. The Aspire, Anthem and Cornerstone round out their line. New owners seem to be high on the service and comfortable with their purchase, which is a good fact. Forward to the 2015 market. The price point is now competitive with other manufacturing peers. Unlike other mid to top level coaches the purchaser has very little input into customization. I'm sure to keep the price point on the low competitive side. You'll find the Anthem and Aspire floor plans, drivetrains, appointments similar and available in current Class A manufacturers. Ie, Tiffin, Fleetwood, Winnebago, and Newmar. The high end Cornerstone is coupled with American Coach Heritage, Eagle, Tiffin Zephyr and Newmar Essex. Here I exclude the Newmar King Aire, IMO a separate class. The only question I personally have when considering our next coach is dependability and longevity of the specific model considered for purchase. IMHO the line is very new, thus the jury is still out. My suggestion, go to multiple large RV shows where full lines from all manufacturers are represented. Ask lots of questions from actual owners. Sales generally know less than the purchaser. One further point in response to Smitty's reference to the ISL. The power to weight ratio is indeed important, I've learned from wise forum members that a good rule of thumb is, "100 HP for every 1000 lbs.". So 43000 GVWR = 430 HP. If you find your coach is 40000 lbs. and you have a Cummins 380 ISL it may be underpowered, big may? My present coach has a 450 ISL, after two plus years at 43000 lbs, fully loaded with toad and climbing many 6 to 8 percent lengthy grades this ISL has been above expectations. Long winded for sure but hopefully helpful?
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:08 PM   #5
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We now have four Entegra coaches among the 80 or so units in our FMCA chapter.

Two Aspires, one Anthem, and one Cornerstone and from what I have observed all the owners are happy with their units.
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Just bought a 2014 Aspire. The coach has almost every option you could want. Very comfortable to drive and plenty of power with the 450 hp engine. Got the 42 DEQ floor plan. Tag axle makes a big difference in the ride. Love it.

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