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Old 07-10-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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I studied the forums at length before visitng a dealer to check out some MHs. I looked at Damon Challenger (my early favorite), Damon Tuscany (which after seeing the 4055, I may lean towards the 4076), and Itasca and Winnebago. Now, I have 4 kids, and DO NOT want a floorplan with the TV above the driver. Some of the above brands which had a rear TV did not have seating or sleeping room for everyone. The 4055's TV is partially obscured with the slides closed. Per some suggestions on the forums, I checked cabinet interiors and behind drawers for shoddy craftsmanship. I'm please to say I didn't find anything bad. One salesman took me to see the Monacos- I looked even though I thought they'd be out of my price range. It was a hot day, and after walking through 3 other brands of MH and sweating, we walked into a Monaco Knight and it was very comfortable. The Knight is a little over my budget, but I'm seriously thinking about it now, along with the Tuscany. The Challenger 377 is my fall back, should I decide not to spend that much money (read: if the wife says 'no!'). If anyone else knows of a coach with a rear mounted TV/entertainment center that has seat belts for 6 and slepping for at least 5 (we have a baby) I'd love to hear about it.
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I studied the forums at length before visitng a dealer to check out some MHs. I looked at Damon Challenger (my early favorite), Damon Tuscany (which after seeing the 4055, I may lean towards the 4076), and Itasca and Winnebago. Now, I have 4 kids, and DO NOT want a floorplan with the TV above the driver. Some of the above brands which had a rear TV did not have seating or sleeping room for everyone. The 4055's TV is partially obscured with the slides closed. Per some suggestions on the forums, I checked cabinet interiors and behind drawers for shoddy craftsmanship. I'm please to say I didn't find anything bad. One salesman took me to see the Monacos- I looked even though I thought they'd be out of my price range. It was a hot day, and after walking through 3 other brands of MH and sweating, we walked into a Monaco Knight and it was very comfortable. The Knight is a little over my budget, but I'm seriously thinking about it now, along with the Tuscany. The Challenger 377 is my fall back, should I decide not to spend that much money (read: if the wife says 'no!'). If anyone else knows of a coach with a rear mounted TV/entertainment center that has seat belts for 6 and slepping for at least 5 (we have a baby) I'd love to hear about it.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
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I recently purchases a 37 foot Monaco Mornarch SE (Gas). There is both a front and rear TV. It sleeps at least 5. Queen bed in rear, Queen fold out W/ air mattress in couch, and bench dinette folds down and will sleep 1 adult or 2 children. It is a great coach.
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Tiffin has mid-coach TV locations in some Allegro Bay floorplans and also in the new quad slide 36' Phaeton diesel pusher. The 36QSH Phaeton is a recent addition to the lineup and is extremely popular.
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Did your dealer show you the Damon Astoria line? The 3776 has a Queen, bunks, sofa sleeper, convertible dinette and jack-knife sofa with a 42" mid-coach HDTV.
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I see it's your first post, and already you're helping out.

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Thanks for your input- I should have been more specific:

I want a rear mounted TV that the family can watch going down the road. It's difficult to find one that doesn't get blocked by the slides when closed. I also want seat belts for all family members.
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You may want to check this post on another forum. Granted there are problems with almost all RV's.
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:21 AM   #9
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I read that link with inerest! It gave me pause until I stumbled upon THIS site:

http://www.rvreviews.com/

They seem to be a clearing house for anyone who's ever bought a lemon or had a bad experience with a dealer. (There ARE a FEW good reviews!) I take comfort in the fact that ALL brands have their share of problems. I guess I'll have to decide based on what I can afford and the floorplans I like, and then hope I'm not one of the unlucky ones!

P.S. I have a lemon now! Check out the pic under my name and read "The Trip from H#!!" elsewhere on the forums!
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tcayer nice site thanks for sharing it.
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If you read the reviews on www.rvreviews.com as well as all the different responses on this as well as other forums, it appears it's just a matter of LUCK. Doesn't seem to matter what model, nor what manufacturer. If you're lucky you will have purchased an RV that hasn't given you any problems. If you're not so lucky you get one that's had a few problems, if you're very unlucky you fall into that category where you need to utilize a Lemon Law if one exists.

Point being just purchase what you like and hope you fall into the "lucky category".
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TCayer:
I studied the forums at length before visitng a dealer to check out some MHs. I looked at Damon Challenger (my early favorite), Damon Tuscany (which after seeing the 4055, I may lean towards the 4076), and Itasca and Winnebago. Now, I have 4 kids, and DO NOT want a floorplan with the TV above the driver. Some of the above brands which had a rear TV did not have seating or sleeping room for everyone. The 4055's TV is partially obscured with the slides closed. Per some suggestions on the forums, I checked cabinet interiors and behind drawers for shoddy craftsmanship. I'm please to say I didn't find anything bad. One salesman took me to see the Monacos- I looked even though I thought they'd be out of my price range. It was a hot day, and after walking through 3 other brands of MH and sweating, we walked into a Monaco Knight and it was very comfortable. The Knight is a little over my budget, but I'm seriously thinking about it now, along with the Tuscany. The Challenger 377 is my fall back, should I decide not to spend that much money (read: if the wife says 'no!'). If anyone else knows of a coach with a rear mounted TV/entertainment center that has seat belts for 6 and slepping for at least 5 (we have a baby) I'd love to hear about it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Look at the Winnebago Adventure 38J

Here

It's floor plan 5 of 6

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