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Old 05-26-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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JAMRAM looking to buy a motorhome to live in full time. Help

We are trying to decide on a Diesel Pusher to purchase for full time use. We will buy used but need an education. How do we go about this process as there is so much information out there? Looking at a 2011 Sportscoach Cross Country 406QS w/4 slides. But not sure what to buy. Please help!

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Take your time and look around. When you consider how much it costs to buy a Class A, make sure you're getting what you need and want. Go to as many dealers and RV shows as you can and note the differences. No one is going to be able to tell you what is the best for you.

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Check out RV Consumer Group - We Rate RVs. They rate RVs and tell you which are built for weekenders to which are built for full timers. But you have to pay around $135 for a subscription. When you are about to lay out thousands for a coach, the little bit they charge is so worth it, especially if your buying a coach that's under 10 years old.
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Usually those "rating services" don't even look at much less drive the rig they're reporting on.
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I like the class A for size and livability while on the move, I don't full time ...weekends and some longer trips in the year. I think if you are full timing you would want to make sure you've seen all the floor plans, and figure out how much space you want and need for living and storage. Look for chassis size and cargo capacities..as they vary greatly, are you going to stay in one place for long periods, or be on the move?..do you like the floor plan with the slides in? Not going to recommend any brands everyone has different tastes and budgets, take your time looking..you'll get to know quality when you see it. Dont get too caaught up in the chassis debates, most diiesel coaches have plenty of goodies and power built across all of the diifferent manufacturers. I think Most people own two or three rvs before they really find out what they like..
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