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Old 07-29-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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need input on potential purchase

My wife and I are considering future full-timing and would like some input - both good and bad on the possible purchase of a new motor home. We are seriously looking at the Damon Tuscany. It seems to offer the variety of floorplans that we like, plus the workmanship and overall design seem to be a value for the price. What are some of the good or bad features that Tuscany owners have experienced with this coach? Thank you in advance for your input.

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Old 07-29-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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I own a Fleetwood. I have heard good things about them.
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Buy a used one..
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which floorplan are you looking at?

We looked at several with the front kitchen, side bath floorplan, and liked them a lot.

We eventually bought this 2008 knight, very similar floorplan.
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We sold our Rexhall American Clipper (on spartan chassis)in April. We hated the ride, the unit wandered all over the road. So, we purchased a 2005 Damon Tuscany 4077 on a freightliner chassis. Altogether different ride and road feel. So far we love the unit. We have a 350 cat engine and it has pleanty of power. One of the reasons we purchased a used unit was engine and certianly price. Why buy New at some inflated discounted retail price when you can buy a used unit with low hours, low miles for less than half the so called new price. let the orginal new purchaser take the big hit on depreciation the 1st couple of years. Another reason we purchased the used unit was the engine. our unit only had 12,000 miles on it. The gererator at less than 200 hours running time. We wanted a cat engine without any of the 2010 and up engine crontrols mandated by the goverment. some say those new controls on exhaust will be expensive to maintain. i don't know, but I'm not going to be the one that finds they are expensive.
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If you have the $$$ and can stand the high dep. go for it, nothing like a new coach. Damon is now owned by Thor Industries I think, and you don't hear a lot of bad things about them. Whith that said all new coaches have shake down issues that will have to be delt with. Just check on your dealer, make sure they are as willing to take care of you warrenty issues, as they are to take your $$ for the sale.

If you look into the used market in todays world and no trade in, you should be able to make a good deal on a 3-5 year old used coach, and someone else has gone through the shakedown process. I have owned my 99 for 6 years with no more problems than friends with new coaches.
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