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Old 07-23-2016, 05:07 AM   #1
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I've had a lot of questions lately, but want to get this right since I'm new to Class "A" motorhomes, thanks for all the help! These MH below are what I'm looking at, the Newmar and Fleetwood are like new, the Damon needs a little interior work.


2003 Newmar Essex Kensington Spartan 4373, ask $120,000; 25,000 miles.

2007 Fleetwood RV Revolution LE 40V, ask $120,000; 15,000 miles.

2007 Damon Tuscany 4072 ask $89,900; 50,000 miles.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:22 AM   #2
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The Newmar . . . It is a class above the others.
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Having had a Newmar I agree, BUT, BUT, if the floor plan does not suit you or mamas needs, you will wind up not using the RV no matter the quality or the great price you got it for. Decide on floor plan basics and "must haves", then follow your budget. The "best" one with a floor plan that does not suit will become an unused expensive driveway queen. Don't ask me how I know this.......
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As other poster said, floorplan is most important. Try everything...sit on the john, go into the shower, lay on the bed. See if if fits you and your way of living.

Do any have any upgrades? Flat Screen TVs, Residental Fridge, etc?

All have low miles, for a diesel, so that is not a concern.

Side radiator would be a preference...not sure if the Tuscany is rear or side. Revolution and Newmar are most likely side mounted.

All other things being equal, for original quality - Newmar would be highest, then the Revolution, followed by the Tuscany. But this is relative, these are older coaches, and you have to choose what works for you.
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For my DW it's the floor plan. For me it's the drive train and build quality. So we have to meet somewhere in the middle and both agree on what we want. If mommas not happy aint no one happy, if poppas not happy nobody cares.
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The Essex it's a notch above the others.
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Newmar if it were me, but get the engine oil tested.

Here's the brochure if you don't already have it.

http://www.newmarcorp.com/wp-content...dpbrochure.pdf
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Another vote for Newmar. Would not have Damon on my list.
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DAMON! Moto was "Value by design".
And, the Tuscany line was never cheap RV's.

These RV's are well outside factory warranty...and since the Damon is on the list, it is obviously interesting to the OP. Plus, under the skin, they are much the same...Freightliner 350 chassis here.

I would buy the Damon, save the LARGE difference in purchase price, clean-up the interior (what does "needs a little interior work" mean?) and use the money elsewhere.

Our '07 Damon is a wonderful RV...previous owner TLC beats any factory reputation for current condition.

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To me it would be between the Essex and the Rev. The Essex is in a class above the Rev, which was in the Fleetwood line in 07, not the American Coach line. Since the Essex is in a higher line of coaches and will have more "stuff," however it is four years older. Check the amenities and floor plans...pick the one with the floor plan the D/W likes best.
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