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Old 06-23-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Looking to purchase a Class A - Recommendations Please

I am thinking about getting into a Class A and am looking for some thoughts around good first steps...

I have three small children (all under the age of 5).

I don't plan on going on long trips very often. Around 200-400 miles 90% of the time.

I have owned two travel trailers in the past.

I have a budget around 30-40K

I assume this will limit me to a V-10.

I would like one or two sliders, and am thinking about 37' length.

Am I making any clear errors in logic?

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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I know its hard to go over your set budget, but if you have the means to I strongly urge you to look at a bunkhouse class a. We have 2 children ages 5 and 3. We had looked to upgrade our previous motorhome for quite sometime. After looking at what seemed like hundreds of MH's we found ourself looking at only bunkhouse class a's. It is much more convenient in so many ways. Long story short we ended up buying a 2008 damon challenger 376. Very unique floor plan and it flows well with the entire family. We did up our budget but we didn't want to make a big purchase like this and regret it down the road. Good luck and have fun in your hunt for your perfect rv.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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Check out this for some comparison shopping.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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I agree get a Bunk house model if you can find one for that price. We take the grandkids with us alot and don't have a bunk house and it would be much easier with one. Usually it is just the DW, dog and myself. When we take the grandkids the dog stays with the daughter. Look until you find what you like. I just love these little things.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #5
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For the money, you may want to check out a damon daybreak. They offer that in a bunkhouse starting in '06 I believe. Maybe '07
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In that range, you could look at a little older diesel or a more recent gas model. You might want to drive both as part of your process.

So...what model RX?

I have a 2007 RX-8 GT and had a 2nd gen RX-7. They are fun cars.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:41 PM   #7
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I found a real nice Itasca Suncruiser 37 gas.

I have been looking for weeks for either a reasonable diesel or one with a bunk. No Luck. I think we will work with this for a few years to see if we like it and look for the next unit.

I really liked driving it around. Not as difficult as I was fearing.
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With young kids I think you would really regret it if you don't get a bunk house. I think the whole family would agree that's the best thing about our class A.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:07 AM   #9
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Thank you for all the great ideas!
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