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Old 09-04-2016, 05:19 AM   #1
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From point A to point B

Advice please. Thinking of using MH for a home and travel for a couple
of years, the DW and myself. You will notice signature and type I now own.

I know a 45'er diesel would be the most comfortable. But is it the most practical and or the most economical the way to go? Of course do realize
economics should not enter the equation, but something to think about.

We COULD do in our present MH, but I am thinking a bit more room would
be nice. Maybe a 42 with tag? Good for handling and load, etc. More costly
also.

The BIG question is: what is the best way to get from point A to B. without
suffering such a huge loss? I am smart enough to know, there is a HUGE
loss that must be taken, but would like a few suggestions as to how to minimize the loss the most we can. NOT rich here, for sure.

Would like to deal with a well known and respected dealer as close to the 30559 area code as possible. ( N. Gerogia ). Which this would be maybe
Red Bay (tiffin) or, who knows.. I bought from CW and man, that was
a huge mistake. At least the one I used in Oakwood, Ga.

This is a tough question for sure, not easy for me to figure out or else
I would not be here asking.

No, Kids or pets , just the DW and myself. But since living in for a couple
to 3 years or so, want a MH we can get into, maybe 2-3-4-5 years old, and
would be more comfortable for us to use and reliable most of the time. Realizing none are without problems.

And all this for under,,,,,,100k,,,yeah, right... just jiving of course. I will
trade in my MH (no note) get the most bang for trade in as possible, with
what I have to trade,,,,hmmmm.. Buy one for maybe 100K more on top
of the trade, and move on down the road. I guess there is not much room
to wiggle with my $$$ limitations, but I am already going to take a HUGE
loss, and that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Rambling a bit, that's me,,,,,but lots of smart folks here on IRV2. There
are some that have done this I know, and would like to hear any good
comments that may help.

Put on your JMO badge, and answer up, THANKS !!!

Dennis




edited a bit.....I know for a FACT, that what $$$ amount I am talking about
using is not enough to get too far, but wanting to get as much coach
as I can for my $$$ limitations...
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:57 AM   #2
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Have you looked at rvworld of Buford ?
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:11 AM   #3
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You may consider a gently used, well taken care of used coach. You may also have to try you current coach yourself to get the most $$. If you trade it in you'll be lucky to get a fair credit.

If you have time to shop start searching the internet for coaches near you. You might get lucky.

Our first RV was a Class C which was a good beginning coach for us. We had it for +11 years. We started looking to trade up, taking our time, stopping and looking on dealer lots, surfing the net. We got lucky and found a very nice RV in Florida while on a trip and decided to buy. We got it at a very good price, ~1/2 of NADA because it was a repo. Sold our Class C, took +7 months.
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You won't find a better coach for the money and quality that is so well built than a 2002 Windsor. Plus it won't cost you an arm and one leg either.

Take your time and look them over carefully. Always look at the age of the tires as they will always look great on the outside BUT could be aged out meaning that you will have to shell out about $5000 for a new set of tires right out of the chute.

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You may consider a gently used, well taken care of used coach. You may also have to try you current coach yourself to get the most $$. If you trade it in you'll be lucky to get a fair credit.

If you have time to shop start searching the internet for coaches near you. You might get lucky.

Our first RV was a Class C which was a good beginning coach for us. We had it for +11 years. We started looking to trade up, taking our time, stopping and looking on dealer lots, surfing the net. We got lucky and found a very nice RV in Florida while on a trip and decided to buy. We got it at a very good price, ~1/2 of NADA because it was a repo. Sold our Class C, took +7 months.
Yes, thanks for suggestions, but as you can see, my present MH does not
have near enough storage. Either inside or out. If the DW and I are going
to hit the road for some time 2-3 years or whatever, we need to be comfortable and be able to have enough storage inside and out.

I do agree, I will not get a big credit for mine, I did explain this.....I will
take a loss for sure, but I made that one biggie mistake, and got the
wrong coach to begin with. Not so much the wrong brand, but the wrong
set up to full time in JMHO.

Guess I was trying to pick someone's brain that has been in this exact
predicament. There are some for sure ?? More or less trying to see
how anyone might approach the trading thing, and maybe squeezing by
without losing his shirt in the process, which is not too likely.

Some places will give more on trade, and keep theirs high, or less on trade
and bring their price down. It is all equal which either way you turn.

I have studied MH's a lot......for quite some time, surf the web, went to dealers, know a bunch about them.....it is a learning experience for sure.



Thanks,
Dennis
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I can't recommend a dealer as I live on the other side of the country. As to what to look at...I have found a few really nice 42'DP's used over the years with quad slides that were really good floorplans. Most recently saw an Entegra Anthem in that layout. I did not pay much attention to details as I was really looking for a 45'. But to answer one of your questions, if you can swing a 42' Tag go for it. You can also consider looking at 8-10 year old higher end coaches such as Country Coach. Do your research on engines etc. as there were some troubles during those years. You will also do better if you sell on your own, but realize that you may not wish to do that. Good luck in your search.
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Trade-ins don't give you the best deal. We put ours on consignment at PPL in Houston and it sold within a month for the price we asked. Sell yours first and then start your search for the new one.

Here are a couple consignment places which will give you a general idea of what you can purchase within your budget.

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http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/

You don't have to go with the biggest to be comfortable for full-timing. People do it in all sizes. However, good bay storage is advisable. We did 8 years in a 33' 5th wheel and 8 years in a 40' motorhome. Both were satisfactory. The only reason we switched to the motorhome was because we wanted to tow a Jeep. We looked at 38' but the ride was much better with the 40' - longer wheelbase.

Public campgrounds (national parks, national forest campgrounds, state parks, COE, county and city) were always our first choice and we got into the same parks with our 33' as we did with our 40'.

Good luck!
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