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Old 05-01-2015, 09:04 PM   #15
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We're on our second Fleetwood and have been really happy with both of them. Paid 52500 last fall for an 08 Fleetwood Fiesta LX. 34' class a, has everything on your list but the outdoor grill. Ours is a bunk model, can sleep 8. Actually camping out in the driveway right now. I try and find any reason to get out there!

Your budget is plenty for something newer and better quality. Take your time, and find something that the wife like!
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:45 AM   #16
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That's becoming my impression, and in fact, I'm looking at the Canyon Star. Manufacturer brochures serve their purpose, but in those and their videos, everything just works perfectly, of course; nothing takes the place of owner reports..

We've owned a Class A gassers, a 5th wheel, and a diesel pusher. On the diesel, we had routine engine maintenance done by Cummins dealers. Where does one go to for routine maintainence, oil changes, etc, done for a gas-powered Class A? I never see them at the Ford dealers I go to for my Ford pickup truck.
We love our Canyon Star, it handles great, has plenty of power, the floor plan really works well for us, and it is a quality built MH. So far I have done all my own maintenance. if you can do an oil change on a car, doing it on the Canyon Star(or any gas model) is even easier. It only takes me about 30 minutes to do, and costs me about $45.

I found a Ford Dealer who would do the oil change, but they wanted $125 to do it. The nice thing about the gas models is there is not near as much engine maintenance as the diesels, and it is very easily done. As for the actual Coach part the maintenance will be pretty similar.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:33 AM   #17
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Thank you everyone, I would like to get prequalified for a loan. Is there a preferred lender to the members of this forum? Used, long term
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2007 Newmar Ventana 3331 ….. drool …. trying to get financing together...
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:57 PM   #19
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2007 Newmar Ventana 3331 .. drool . trying to get financing together...
Our first DP was a 2008 Newmar 3330. It was a great unit. A couple of small items that we fixed - but let us know if you have any model specific questions.



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You won't be disappointed with a Newmar.
I agree, we had two Dutch Stars (2000 and 2002) before we got the Magna and frankly they were both trouble free in the 15 years we had them compared to the Magna after three MONTHS!
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But Mr D, to be fair, your problems appear to have been with Cummins, not Country Coach?
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But Mr D, to be fair, your problems appear to have been with Cummins, not Country Coach?
True, but the facts are that in 15 years of owning Newmars they have been almost trouble free and frankly I wish we had stuck with them! I would have a much happier wife and more money in the bank!
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Friends - please read below and help me determine if this is a "scam". I found a coach marked at $35k and NADA is $75'ish. The photos sent to me are incredibly immaculate and the sales motive being "divorce." The email copy'pasted here seems professionally written, and I wonder if this is too-good to be true.

Additional photos are attached. I live in Prince George, BC and this is where the vehicle is. I have no problem with you coming here for pick up as long as you manage to arrive sometime in the next 2-3 days. Time is important. If you can not make it to Canada in a timely manner, I am willing to arrange the shipping to your location. If you want it sent to you, with the possibility of test drive and inspection before I am paid, provide me with your zip code or complete shipping address and I will get a quote and see how much it will be to send it over.

If pick up is not possible, I want to use a dealership from United States, I am thinking at the one who shipped the vehicle to me in Canada. They are professional and reliable. They can take care of documents, shipping and escrow the funds into one of their US bank accounts. They are from Florida and they will deliver the vehicle to your requested address or to their car lot, it depends where you want it shipped.

I’m going to explain how the process usually works for a person who is not able to come and pick it up. Using a dealership ( Executive Auto, 225 E Palmetto Ave, 32750 Longwood FL ) as mediator you will have to secure the funds in a verified non interest US bank account, managed by them, until the inspection period ends. After I have the confirmation of funds secured from the bank, the vehicle will be shipped to you. It will come with all the docs, including the title, service book, purchase invoice, keys, etc. The inspection period will start on the arrival date, you will have 5 days to take the vehicle to a garage, test drive it, check out the papers. You will get with it an used vehicle affidavit, a paper you will need to fill in with your decision when the inspection period ends and fax it over to the mediator. Based on the affidavit they will pay me, or refund you. If you find hidden defects, a salvage title, etc, anything else different from what I described you just need to fill in the affidavit and fax it over to the dealership. If you reject the vehicle, they will fully refund you."

thank you. Scam or real?
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Without doing any research on the place in FL .... it screams scam to me. Telling you that you need to see it within 2-3 days sounds bogus. I'm sure if you say that you can he will make an excuse about your arrival time. All the while he is just hoping that you work through this place in FL.

If it looks to good to be true ..... it probably is. Don't be that sucker who is born every minute. There are far to many legitimate deals out there waiting for you. Take your time.
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... scam. The business phone number I found on line is closed.

Edit: also, the RVTRader add has been removed. The persons name is not found on the internet for the original US City, or the Prince George BC city.
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Smells VERY FISHY!! Be careful!
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