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Old 12-27-2015, 08:48 AM   #15
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Consider a MH from any of the high end builders, not only Monaco products but Newmar, Country Coach, Travel Supreme to name a few more.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:45 AM   #16
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My husband is also tall which is why we went with a Newmar Northern Star. They were built for 2 years: 2004 and 2005. Some have 2 slides and some have 3. We have a 2004 3 slide and we are happy with our choice. It is very well made. You need to look for paint checking. The person that owned it before us had it out n the sun and the paint, especially the dark colors, are checking.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:21 AM   #17
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Thanks for all of the input.

We have found a couple of Diplomats and one Endeavor that fit our specs.

I really didn't get much info on feelings about a Neptune or Cayman that had the improved suspension installed vs. the 8 airbag. It looks like the former is around a $10k difference. Is it really worth the money?

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Drive one of each and then you decide.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:27 AM   #18
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How are you planning on paying for it? Ten years old is typically the magic cut off time to be able to get financing.
Not true in our purchase. MH was 13 at time of financing-14 if you count actual build date.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:55 AM   #19
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On the financing end of it,(JMO) one of the biggest considerations would be the % interest rate. That is to say comparing number of years to be financed vs age of coach. Sometimes they ask for more down payment on different ages of MH's, all of which may have different interest rates. Lots of variables as to the end result, dollar wise. So much to contemplate about, as to the financing end of it.

Good luck and I hope a good deal is in your future!!!
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Try Baissline RV in Tampa. I traded in a 2005 Newmar Northern Star when I purchased a newer RV that was being sold on consignment. Good experience.
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Bought mine last year for less than $100k. If wife didn't love it so much I would sell to you. Great coach in so many ways.


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Old 12-29-2015, 12:25 PM   #22
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Consider a MH from any of the high end builders, not only Monaco products but Newmar, Country Coach, Travel Supreme to name a few more.
Agree, there are a lot of good used upper middle tiered coaches out there that would fit the needs.

I am another happy Dynasty owner is all else I wanted to contribute. I've made a few "tweaks" to make it our own but overall I am very happy with the coach. She just turned over 105k miles on the odometer about 2 months ago and still going strong.

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Old 12-29-2015, 03:23 PM   #23
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Try Baissline RV in Tampa. I traded in a 2005 Newmar Northern Star when I purchased a newer RV that was being sold on consignment. Good experience.
I do like the Northern Star's headroom. Is this unit at Baissline. still under consignment?

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The Ventana that bought was on consignment. The last I looked, they still had my trade in. They were asking $79k for the 2005 Northern Star. We really liked that rig. Lots of storage. And I'm 6'4".
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I found a 2005 National Tropical with full body paint. I plan on having it inspected next week by an RV repair service, before making a decision to negotiate.
Any comments on build quality?
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Looks like our first choice for a perspective rig has turned out to be a 2005 CC Inspire. I will be flying down for the inspection next week. I think I will go over to the Owner's Group and ask some questions.
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