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Old 09-28-2014, 11:12 PM   #15
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:43 PM   #16
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Your question was what would I buy given your requirement (room for 6--mom, dad, two kids, and sometimes parents). I would buy a Country Coach Allure 45-foot with a bath and a half. Most I've seen have two couches so it can sleep 6, the extra bath will be very handy even with just the two kids, they have lots of underfloor storage, and the last one I looked at had about 6,000 pounds carrying capacity. Construction is much heavier-duty than the coaches you mentioned, and the ones on the market run in your price range. While a 45-footer may seem scary at first, you would get used to it in no time, and with the sharp turning radius of the newer coaches, maneuverability is not a problem. Also, the places you are looking at going will have campgrounds that will accommodate a 45-footer.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:58 AM   #17
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My vote is always to buy a used coach from a high end builder, and give a tag more thought. Foretravel, Country Coach, and Monoco, as well as others.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:56 AM   #18
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Thanks guys! Keep it coming. I like lots of advise when making big decisions and purchases. thanks for your insight!
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #19
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Thanks guys! Keep it coming. I like lots of advise when making big decisions and purchases. thanks for your insight!

Here are two pretty good choices for you.

2008 American Eagle $190K
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I would include going to Nacogdoches TX and take a look at a used Foretravel.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:27 AM   #21
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I would include going to Nacogdoches TX and take a look at a used Foretravel.
At a minimum look at these two sites:

Luxury Pre-Owned Motorhome Dealer for Foretravel Newell Country Coach.

Foretravel Texas

And understand, there is no perfect coach! Good luck and happy travels when you find your dream coach.
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All you need to do to sell yourself on the tag is drive one with a nice front side wind. White knuckle trying to keep it in your lane or with a tag, turn the wheel into the wind and enjoy the scenery. Usually tag coaches are heavier and really the extra set of wheels helps in the wind. Don't want to start any controversies, just my opinion and after having both I wouldn't go back to one without the tag. Randy
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My wife and I went to the Hershey show and looked at all the new class A's, high end ,low end and pretty much everything in between but the one coach that really stood out for us was the fleetwood discovery 40e. We are not full time yet, have 2 kids in college and like to travel with friends so the open floor plan really appealed to us. The 40g floor plan has much of what we liked in the 40e but with bunk beds, if our kids were younger we would be giving the 40g some serious thought
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Just trying to keep it to 40 feet or less. Most of the tags I see are over 40 feet. Never experienced a tag so maybe I'm being short sighted. I just figured the longer it is, the less maneuverability.
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Even at 40 ft, a tag is one of life's little pleasures and you owe it to yourself and your family to at least test drive with and without a tag at 60 plus MPH. You will make the right decision
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This is a great question. I'll be in the market next year in the same price range. However, I'll be full-timing & will get a tag. The issue for me is with $200K, how old do I go. Prevost, Newell, or Foretravel are all doable at the $200k price range ... but certainly I have to purchase an older than if I went with Entegra, Tiffin, or Newmar (still would have to get used). I prefer the all "steel-structure" and chassis of the Prevost, Newell, or Foretravel over the Spartan or Freightliner chassis since most everything else inside a motorhome can be replicated except the chassis. DP cummins engines and Allison transmissions are standard in all these coaches. You also get an aluminum skin with a Prevost & Newell.
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200k can get a real nuce country coach.

Factory is still there so all parts are available.

First focus on GENERAL floor plans so you can have a general clue what you are looking for.

Then look at models with floor plan close to your general plan.

A few years of age allows for a lot more coach for your money.
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Thanks for all of the input and feedback guys!
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