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Old 03-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #15
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We just bought an American Eagle 45B. We looked at Entegra as well side by side on dealer lot. For us the feel, fit and finish we're better on American Eagle. I must admit a two year warranty, 600 HP engine were certainly in the equation. We've had some issues, which we knew we would, but a quick call to tech solved most of the problems which were operater error. Ours was 2012 so pricing was better on an orphan. We spent 6 weeks in it on the gulf and it was very livable, just what we had hoped for. Good luck. Either choice would be an excellent one, just remember they all have issues early on.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Tom-NC View Post

I can't comment on either coach as I don't know the coaches however being I'm a loyal Winnebago guy I would recommend a Winnebago.

There is one problem I have with your request and that is have you ever driven a vehicle that big 42'? THen if you ad a toad it will be even longer. If you haven't driven anything that big than I would start out with a shorter unit and work your way up to a larger unit.

I have driven charter coaches (prevosts, MCI's) so would feel comfortable behind a 42' and handle my 33 footer like a baby carriage.

Now I will stick my neck out and someone with a diesel pusher will probably cut it off but I will speak my mind anyhow. Do you know the costs of operating a DP? Diesel fuel is higher than gas right now and both units get about the same mpg. DP's take more oil at oil change times than gas units do plus they have more filters than gas units do. THey make some nice gas units up to 38' if you are interested.

Lastly I will say look before you leap! Good luck.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:24 AM   #17
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From our research both coaches are excellent. Two things give the Entegra the nod. The two year warranty and the Spartan chassis are both major items that would sway us to the Entegra.

Either coach would be an excellent choice so you need to simply evaluate floor plans and what your specific needs are. Enjoy the search.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:40 AM   #18
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We have a 2002 Fleetwood Revolution and would buy another again because of the quality construction. Ours has the upgraded Cummins 330 iso to 350. It has 42,000 miles and very comfortable and enough power. We also have a 2008 Honda Accord TOAD. The most important thing to remember is maintenance. Always check roof and walls for leaks and also inside plumbing. I know the older but sometimes the better.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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We currently own an Entegra Anthem 42RB. I would not recommend Entegra and I definitely would not recommend anyone else buy one. We've had, what I would call, major issues such as a recurrent problem where our instrument cluster keeps going out (hard to drive without a speedometer and not knowing the status of your air pressure), not maintaining air pressure, and less severe issues like a leaking driver side window that's still leaking after getting fix, the interior door air locks not working, and so on. Good luck with whatever you decide, but I will not ever buy another Entegra.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:14 AM   #20
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I toured the AC Factory last fall and loved the product. My issue going forward with purchasing an AC is that they switched from a Spartan Chassis to a Freightliner Chassis. IMO, a big difference that makes me re-think pursuing to Engetra.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #21
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Thank you IRV2 Folks (OMG...what to buy!)

Originally Posted by KimAnn View Post
We are just about to pull the trigger on a New Motor Coach....but since we have never purchased or owned before, am hoping for some advice. We are looking for at least a 42' Diesel Pusher. We are considering either the American Revolution or the Entegra Anthem or Aspire. Both have the Cummins Diesel, so we are not so concerned with the power of each, but are more concerned with the quality of each and if one may outshine the other. Any advice or comments? Would appreciate both! Thanks!
Thank you so much everyone for your advice and comments. So pleasantly surprised to hear from so many. It's good to know that as we take possession of our new Entegra and head on down the road, we will have so many nice folks to meet, ask advice and learn from.The irv2 site rocks!!!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #22
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Look at the details. Is the shower wall flimsy, can you picture living it it?
We shopped months before making a decision. Spend a night or two after the purchase at the dealer. Then enjoy.

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