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Old 12-01-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Helpful, but more questions

All of the answers on my MPG tread where so helpful, that we decided to go for our update to a 2004/2005 Holiday Rambler Navigator..
But now I have even more questions.

1. Tag axle ore not.
2. 40 ore 45 foot.
3. 3 ore 4 slides.
4 Insurance cost.
5 How do HRN owners like there rig.
6 What is the best option to buy, private ore dealer.
7 500 HP..
Hope you guys can give me some info.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:29 AM   #2
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All of the answers on my MPG tread where so helpful, that we decided to go for our update to a 2004/2005 Holiday Rambler Navigator..
But now I have even more questions.

1. Tag axle ore not.
2. 40 ore 45 foot.
3. 3 ore 4 slides.
4 Insurance cost.
5 How do HRN owners like there rig.
6 What is the best option to buy, private ore dealer.
7 500 HP..
Hope you guys can give me some info.
Thanks in advance.
Greetings K.
Just a couple of my thoughts:

But now I have even more questions.

1. Tag axle ore not.- YES (handling and ride)
2. 40 ore 45 foot. - 45' (40'-no tag)
3. 3 ore 4 slides. - 4 SLIDES (personal preference really)
4 Insurance cost. - Don't worry about that. Cheapest part of owning!
5 How do HRN owners like there rig. - ????
6 What is the best option to buy, private ore dealer. - Your best deal($$) will come a private seller.
7 500 HP.. - At least, my next one will be 600-650hp
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Agree with most replies - however while there are few 40 foot tag coaches (believe there were a few) there are many in between 40 and 45, so it is not one or the other.

Second, some 3 slide coaches have on full wall slide, so offer more room than a 4 slide. Also, some 3 slides have two long ones at the front and one short one in the bedroom, and if you look at a 45 foot with one bedroom slide you will have more square feet available than a 42 foot coach with two bedroom slides.

Once you decide on a tag it is about the utility of the floor plan, condition of the coach, etc.

Remember that a pair of tires on these babies is close to $1,000 installed, so look at the age and the condition of the rubber.
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Just a couple of my thoughts: But now I have even more questions. 1. Tag axle ore not.- YES (handling and ride) 2. 40 ore 45 foot. - 45' (40'-no tag) 3. 3 ore 4 slides. - 4 SLIDES (personal preference really) 4 Insurance cost. - Don't worry about that. Cheapest part of owning! 5 How do HRN owners like there rig. - ???? 6 What is the best option to buy, private ore dealer. - Your best deal($$) will come a private seller. 7 500 HP.. - At least, my next one will be 600-650hp
I have to agree with most of Palehorse89 on these answers.
There are 40' tag axle coaches available. My full time coach is 40' with a tag and I love it. That being said, 42' would be a reasonable compromise. I regularly stay places that 45' would be a tight fit. Be aware that most coaches physically measure longer than their advertised length. In '05 the HR Navigator was available in 40'10" and a tag axle.

If you open your search up to include the Monaco Signature, Executive and Dynasty, you will have essentially the same coach and much more availability.

Here are some brochures:

http://www.holidayrambler.com/Static...5navigator.pdf

http://www.monacocoach.com/StaticFil...5Signature.pdf

http://www.monacocoach.com/StaticFil...5Executive.pdf

http://www.monacocoach.com/StaticFil.../05Dynasty.pdf

All the above are built on the same S Series chassis. All but the Dynasty have the same available drive trains. The Dynasty used the Cummins ISL.
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Friends of ours who will be joining us today for a two month stay in Quartzsite have a 2006 Navigator just like the one noted above on Ebay. They bought it last year for $155,000.00. Appears as if the one on Ebay would be worth looking at.
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