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Old 01-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #15
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In my opinion Entegra Coach would be on the top of the list with Tiffin dead last. Visit the "tiffinnetwork.com" site and spend some time there before coming to any conclusion regarding Tiffin. Some of their owner's defend their coach no matter how bad they are.


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Old 01-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #16
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My sister and her husband purchased a new Monaco about the time we did (six months ago). Theirs has been in the shop constantly and still has problems. Our new Winnebago has had one small problem, period. I haven't found anything about it that I am disappointed with.

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:15 PM   #17
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I'm a retired auto mechanic with 45 years of real world experience in motor vehicles, but none in the RV field. When shopping for our current MH, I was impressed by the build quality of the Winnebago/Itasca units compared with others that I looked at. After 25K miles of use, I am happy with my choice.

I took the Factory tour last Fall, and was surprised to see that Winnebago manufactures it's own body and interior trim (upholstery, cabinets, even the plastic base for the shower), rather than buying from outside suppliers. The quality shows.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:28 PM   #18
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Another Fleetwood Owner Weighs In

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We just traded our 2003 fleetwood excursion...
We just finished a year using the daylights out of our 2005 Fleetwood Excursion, are very happy.

We've looked at no less than fifty coaches recently, have some general conclusions.

I'd put Country Coach at the top, Tiffin and Newmar next, followed by Monaco, then Fleetwood. Entegra Coach seems to be next, followed by Winnebago. Winnies have the most innovative ideas, but seem to lag behind in materials. Were it not for that, the house portion of the rig could easily be up there with Newmar and Tiffin.

I'd own any of 'em, but want the Monaco for its Prevost-like ride, as my next rig.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #19
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Had a National gas, an Itasca diesel both good coaches. But the older Monacos, Beavers, Foretravel's are just solid built affordable coaches, good gel coat, solid wood cabinets, plywood sub floors, fiberglass roofs. If I could afford new Allegro Bus, Enterga, Fleetwood Reveloution, Newmar would be on top of the list.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #20
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I like my 04 Vectra, when I go to work on something it's either solid wood or plywood, no press board, I'm a cabinet maker and like real wood and plywood, as far as chassis and how it,s built, freightliner chassis, Cummins Deisel, Alison Transmission, and Onan Generator all common all easy to find service for and all high on Quality scale. I also like the fact that slides and levelers are hydraulic. So in my opinion the older Winnebagos are under rated.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #21
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my 05 monaco has some good and bad issues. Seems like the factory couldnt cut a hole correctly to install the floor vents. Lots of finish nails that needed to be punched in. Inaccessible holding tanks, 3" long screws in panel board. I dont complain because I bought mine cheap. Had I paid MSRP... Id be extremely unhappy.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #22
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We are on our 4th American Coach, so far they have served us very well.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:20 AM   #23
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We have owned 3 diesel pushers since 1993. A Gulfstream, then a Monaco Dynasty and finally a Allegro Bus (Tiffin) and totally agree with the others here, regardless of brand, plan on a 1 year sorting out process. It pains me to say this as it's totally unwarranted and unnecessary. I spent 15 years as a Quality Manager in the Aerospace industry and quality is designed into a product and carried out by a sound quality control system. It seems that the RV industry is in exactly the same place as our auto industry was BEFORE the Japanese started selling auto's in the US. Let's hope the US RV industry wakes up BEFORE the Japanese decide to produce RV's here. I doubt if anyone would complain about spending an extra few K dollars for a $100-$300K motorhome if the quality of the coach was where it should be coming off the assembly line.
I agree, the Tiffin customer service after the sale is great. The only problem with that statement is---it's based on fixing errors/problems/issues that shouldn't be in a newly delivered coach in the first place!
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #24
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best quality

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Old 02-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #25
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I have a Phaeton. It has been nearly perfect, and Tiffin was very responsive when I went to Red Bay, AL.

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Not to sound like sour grapes, but bought a new mandalay by thor in 08 and it had more problems when I got rid of it after 14 months than when new. Stayed at dealers more than home. I would not look at another thor product...jim w.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #27
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Not to sound like sour grapes, but bought a new mandalay by thor in 08 and it had more problems when I got rid of it after 14 months than when new. Stayed at dealers more than home. I would not look at another thor product...jim w.
I believe thor takes the award for worst quality control and worst customer service. Tom Overton at thor has one statement " not covered".
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I dont complain because I bought mine cheap. Had I paid MSRP... Id be extremely unhappy.
Anybody that pays MSRP for a motorhome should be extremely unhappy!! It means you got taken bigtime!!

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