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Old 11-24-2014, 11:23 AM   #57
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we have a 1999 fleetwood discovery diesel pusher love it all new flooring(vinyl plank)
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:05 PM   #58
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How old is too old in a Class A DP, 5 year, 10 year?

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We just purchased our oldie a few months ago. For the amount of time we are able to use it this suits our needs. I'm hoping we can get 10 years out of it.




Wow she is a beautiful coach. What size it? A 2000, guess it was painted at some point?
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Wow she is a beautiful coach. What size it? A 2000, guess it was painted at some point?
Not necessarily a repaint. Here's what ours looks like with a coat of polish on it and it's also a 2000. Some companies used to provide better paint jobs than anyone seems to use today IMO.
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #60
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Not necessarily a repaint. Here's what ours looks like with a coat of polish on it and it's also a 2000. Some companies used to provide better paint jobs than anyone seems to use today IMO.

Very nice+
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:41 PM   #61
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I got lucky and bought our first RV, a 31' Class C, at a dealer liquidation auction, MSRP was $56K, paid $36K. You might say I was in the black the first couple years. After 12 years we sold for $14K or 61% less then I paid for it. Not bad.


In 2008, as the market was collapsing, I purchased a 2002 Monaco Windsor. We had been looking for a couple years so I knew when we found it that I was looking at a good deal. It was a repo and I bought it through/from a person who bought and sold these. I paid $67K, which at the time was ~50% valuation.


Still have this coach and I hardly ever see any listed for less then what I paid ~6 years ago. I believe I was very lucky and the coach is IMHO a very nice coach just under the Dynasty in branding.


If you are patient and know what you are looking for and what the value is it is not hard to make smart decisions. If I found a nice 10 year old coach for the right price I would not hesitate to buy
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:15 PM   #62
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We just purchased our oldie a few months ago. For the amount of time we are able to use it this suits our needs. I'm hoping we can get 10 years out of it.




Very nice. Was this the one that was for sale in Burbank CA? If so, you beat me by a few hrs, I was so pissed 😜
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:31 PM   #63
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Wow she is a beautiful coach. What size it? A 2000, guess it was painted at some point?

It's a 1998
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Very nice. Was this the one that was for sale in Burbank CA? If so, you beat me by a few hrs, I was so pissed 😜

I got this one in Florida
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:47 PM   #65
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My 14 YO is regularly mistaken for newer. Everything works (knock on wood) and is reliable.

My advice is to not wait 7 years. My biggest mistake was waiting to buy one. Buy one, use it, enjoy it. You can't get the years back.
Yep, we joined a Good Sam chapter and they all thought ours was brand new but it was 10 years old at the time.
That's what I keep telling my DW, she doesn't want to spend the money to get a newer rig, I want to do it while we can still enjoy it!
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:54 AM   #66
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ours is a 1999 Fleetwood discovery 40000 miles diesel pusher new vinyl plank flooring love it . just went to Oregon -Colorado football game in Eugene oregon'
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Well said. I have a 87 Rockwood. It's a Gillig chasis, and the same as country coach or beaver of the same years. Except, I believe Rockwood had more options. It's old, and most of the appliances have been replaced, or needing repair /replace. But a new top of the line 40ft DP is over $400k. I'll keep mine, thank you.☺
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This is just before we left this year.
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We have a 2005 Newmar dutch star purchase in 2010 16,000 miles 29 hours generator private deal if your not in a hurry shop I had a few issues slide out a .07 cent connection and a jack issue $200.00 look at new Thor Tuscany 40'. Buy used they depreciate quickly figure 5 to 7 K per year used all the way
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The problem with the 10 year old dogs is there is no real floor plan difference. Had a beaver Santiam and then a Monaco dynasty and theye were exactly the same
2 opposing couches , same kitchen same bedroom same shower location. Most of these also when u buy them at this stage have very strange odors and leather is cracking and carpet is stained. Then let's talk about the colors you get on the furniture and decor. It's hard also with these in low ceilings. If u ever go in a new one with the 8 footers it's a dream. Bath in a half , sectional couch mid mount tv , king bed . Probably mostly depends on your stage of rving but if you have been in the sport for along time the newer plans are very desirable versus the stamped out version that every brand had in that era.
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