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Old 09-01-2008, 07:35 PM   #43
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We bought ours new in 1996 and still have it.

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Old 09-05-2008, 09:08 AM   #44
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Had our current motorhome for 11 months, very, very happy with it. Had our previous motorhome for 15 months, obvious was not happy with it, the one before that one was bought new and owned for 16 years. Current play is to drive this one until the wheels fall off!

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Old 10-26-2008, 12:39 PM   #45
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We bought our current Arctic Fox this June, so that makes it almost 5 months. According to DW we're keeping this one a long time!

We like it quite a bit and have found the interior to be nearly as comfortable as the Beaver Patriot we had before. Although, DW does miss the washer/dryer.

We started our upgrades before the coach was even built, and will continue to make various upgrades as time goes on. In chronological order:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI>Hensley Hitch
<LI>Under carriage sewer hose carrier for flag pole
<LI>Progressive EPS
<LI>MaxxAir vent covers
<LI>Indoor/outdoor carpet in 3 outside accessible storage compartments
<LI>High tech solar controller to replace OE solar controller
<LI>Inverter, 1800W
<LI>Separate 120VAC circuits in galley for inverter
<LI>Additional 120VAC outlets in galley
<LI>LED bulbs in assorted interior lights
<LI>Shelving in shirt closets & galley lockers
<LI>Fiddles in bathroom locker to keep things from falling out
<LI>Closet rod in shower for drying clothes
<LI>Second under carriage sewer hose carrier for spare sewer hose
<LI>Replace 2 fixed windows with opening windows
<LI>Gauges on LP tanks
<LI>2" receiver on rear of TT for storage box
<LI>Large fire extinguisher in entry to replace puny OE extinguisher
<LI>CO alarm in bedroom in addition to OE combo fire/Co alarm in living room
<LI>Pull Rite hitch in lieu of Hensley (on order)[/list]
Future upgrades:

<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI>Dexter E-Z Flex spring equalizers
<LI>FW filtration system
<LI>Back up lights
<LI>Remote control for galley grey tank drain valve
<LI>Storage box for generator and fuel cans
<LI>Electric stabilizer jacks[/list]
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:01 PM   #46
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We've had our MH 8 months and will try our best to keep this one until our kids outgrow the bunks. They are only 9 and 6 so hopefully that'll be some time yet.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:28 PM   #47
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We GOT ours in Sep 2007 (2008 BS) and will upgrade to a 2007 KS next spring (Can't wait until DW retires in 03/2010.....)
Is it the last one? I don't think so!!!!

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Old 11-01-2008, 07:37 PM   #48
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:18 PM   #49
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One year and two days, was our treat for last year, 10/31/07 delivery.

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Old 11-02-2008, 07:01 AM   #50
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Purchased Sept 2007 have over 23,000 miles and are living in it full time. Fifth and final Coach for me.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:29 AM   #51
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New in dec of 2000. 8 years old now and still love it, 48000 miles and very few problem other than normal maintanance. Plan to keep another 10 years.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:04 AM   #52
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No one has said anything about financing a 10 year old motor home or trailer. Most finance companies refuse to finance a 10 year old trailer or motor home. So, if you're planning to move up, do so before your current toy gets 10 years old.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #53
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We bought the present coach new in December 2006. The previous coach was a 37' 1990 Gulfstream Friendship which we had for 11 years. We shopped for a year before deciding on the floorplan we have with the new one, which we're quite happy with. We live in it 4 months every winter, and it's very comfortable. It's been trouble free, and I have no plans to upgrade.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:25 PM   #54
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Have had our MY2000 HR Vacationer (32', no slides)for 9 years. Full timed in it for 1.5 years. It has 66,000+ pretty trouble-free miles. Don't plan on getting another motor home at this time.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:36 AM   #55
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Our rig is 2 years old. Have been fultiming for those two yeas. Have put about 15K on the rig, same for the tow vehicle, both purchased new. Love it.

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Old 12-11-2008, 05:47 AM   #56
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We have a 2005 Alpenlite Seville Villa with the step down parlor and 4 slides... we love it.. We are full timing with this winter in the Rio Grande Valley. We have looked at many others but this floor plan gives us the room for two old folks to enjoy each day.
In our Alpenlite Travel Club folks tend to hold on to the Alpenlites... comfortable 5th wheel and a very comfortable travel club..

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