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Old 10-23-2014, 05:52 PM   #1
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Looking to buy motorhome in the next year

I am looking to buy a motorhome in the next year. Plan on being full time, just not retired quite yet (5 years away).
Probably looking at MH's about 31-36 feet long and in the $90,000 to $160,000 range. It will be home for two of us.
Looking for (and wide open to) any suggestions on buying quality MH's. New or used, manufacturer, etc.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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For full time I would suggest you look in excess of 36'. You'll need a coach that will have a greater CCC. IMO start in the 39' to 40' range you can find a newer used DP in the 150 to 160K range. Check the google search at the top in the banner you'll find volumes on free advice on what to look for as well as checklist recommendations on complete inspections that are necessary to insure your not stuck with a poor choice. BTW,

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Old 10-23-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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Motorhome suggestion

If new save yourself a lot of shopping time and be sure to check out Tiffin 36LA. Never planned on getting a class A yet but laid our eyes on this one and were sold. Seem them all since and no regrets.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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We lived quite happily in a 36', gasoline powered class A for nearly 12 years and owned it for 14 years. For the money you are budgeting you could find a high quality one that was new. In order to find a 40' or longer diesel pusher of high quality at that price you are going to be shopping units that are mostly 5 or more years old.

Brands that I would suggest you consider would be Allegro(by Tiffin), Newmar, and Winnebago/Itasca.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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Going to be lots of opinions. If I was going to FT and I was going into a MH I would be looking at a rebuilding an MCI bus. Down from that Tiffin is pretty nice in the 36LA. Selecting a unit is best done by reading posts on this forum. Read the problems RVers are having with their rigs. Put those on your list of what not to look for. You can learn a lot from other peoples buying mistakes. Read, read, read. Start listing the problems and manufacturers. Then start shopping some of the higher end RVs.
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