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Old 06-29-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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Just starting to look

We have just started looking for a Diesel Class A RV and so far like the Thor Tuscany and Discovery (not sure if that is a Winnebago or Fleetwood)...after a while they all start to blur!!

Would love to hear feedback on both; positive or negative. Not ready to buy yet but want to understand better what is out there so we make an informed decision about this purchase. Any insights on maintenance schedules/costs would be appreciated as well.

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Glad to have you here with us.

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Welcome to forum. Under the Owners Forums tab you will find links to brands you are interested in. You will get many of your answers by reading and asking questions under specific brand links.

Wish you good luck with your search and again welcome to this forum.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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Welcome to the gang and good luck with your research! We recently bought a Jayco Precept gasser, so I'm not able to offer any insights on DPs. But, folks here are really helpful, so you're sure to get plenty of feedback on your questions.
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Welcome aboard....good luck on your search....
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The Discovery is a Fleetwood product.
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Retiring and Looking at Diesel Pushers, looking for feedback!!

We have just started looking for a Diesel Class A RV retiring soon and so far like the Thor Tuscany and Discovery (not sure if that is a Winnebago or Fleetwood)...after a while they all start to blur!!

Would love to hear feedback on both; positive or negative. Not ready to buy yet but want to understand better what is out there so we make an informed decision about this purchase. Any insights on maintenance schedules/costs would be appreciated as well.

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Old 06-30-2014, 07:30 AM   #8
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If you will share more information you'll get a much better response. What's your budget? New or used? What size unit are you looking for? Any particular floor plan work out better than another for you? Will you be towing and what will you be towing? These are some of the questions that you will need to answer for the fine folks here to give you the information you're looking for.

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Welcome to the Forum and I am sorry but have no experience with those brands. Iam sure others will be able to help you. Best of luck.
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New or used? Full-time or part-time. All of our personal requirements vary greatly, such as living space, storage and comfort. Take your time and become familiar with market and what is important to you. A lot of us bought and traded a couple of years later after we settled on what was important. I would submit that brand is of lessor importance than condition if you are seeking a used unit. Depreciation is scary on the new units. I do most of my own services and maintenance, so a used unit is not that overwhelming to me, but if I were unable to do that, I would probably have considered a new unit. Take some time with this site and see what others have said in the past about this decision.
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Hi JandMinVA,
Welcome to iRV2. Consider these items in order of importance,
1. Floor plan. Look at the coach in the travel, entertaining and sleeping configuration. Does it work for you?
2. Will the coach carry all your stuff and people? This is a calculation of GVWR minus the unloaded weight rating.
3. Will the coach tow what you want to tow? This is the GCWR minus GVWR. Also the receiver weight rating.

After you find a coach that passes these questions, one can make the decision as complex as one wants to make it. The questions about diesel vs. gas, the brand of coach, engine and transmission size all fall by the side of the road if the coach doesn't have the right answers to the above mentioned questions.
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Retiring and Looking at Diesel Pushers, looking for feedback!!

wow, lots of good points, guess I came to the right place. We are new to RVing never had one. It will be for the most part just the wife and I. We are looking at the Thor Tuscany and the Fleetwood Discovery, like the floor plan, looking at 40+ feet. Budget is about 240K.

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