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Old 08-11-2015, 11:14 PM   #15
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:19 PM   #16
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The ISX engine is well known for it's problems.
Seems like it's not so well known from what shows up on this forum. Plus there are more then one EPA version as well as dozens of HP/Torque ratings.
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The one thing I would dislike is the lack of passthrough storage.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:51 AM   #18
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What is your RVing plan? Like weekends or long vacations aka all summer or etc?

Keep in mind that diesel gets cranky if it's not used. More so than gas engines. Though if you plan on big long trips diesel would make life easier especially when it comes to gassing up.

Main things to look at is the roof. Make sure no leaks. If it's rubber you will probably be nearing the end of the roof warranty.

Most everything else is easy enough to fix. Cheap to replace toilets and plumbing should be holding up OK. Just mainly look for potential water damage.

From the pictures though that thing looks slick though.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:29 PM   #19
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Look at www.mhsrv.com Motorhome Specialist in Alvarado south of Ft. Worth. They have a huge amount of consignments. Pay for an inspector. Well worth the money.
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A lot of good advise. One thing I would recommend is to get the coach weighed with full fuel, full fresh water and two people in the front seats. It's just a guess, but with the heavy kitchen up front, it might be close to or above the axle rating. Some do not pay attention to that, but it would be nice to know just how much if any room you would have for additional "things" in the refrigerator, pantry, cupboards, and underneath, etc. Most important is whether the floor plan fits what you want to do although, if you are like most of us, you won't know that till you have RVed for a couple years. The second most important thing is to have an unbiased inspector check it and all systems over for proper operation. Paying him a few hundred $$$$$$ will be money well spent.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:28 PM   #22
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Great pointers! Thanks
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:47 PM   #23
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check these out..BBBB has nice known coaches for sale and Randy is an expert.
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First recommendation DON'T BE IN A HURRY!
You are spending a fair amount of money so choose wisely.
As others have said look for a coach that will fit your travel plans.
Maintenance records are important, I would try and buy from an individual, your chances of getting honest answers and coach history are much better.
Get an independent qualified inspection done prior to making any purchase commitments. I would purchase a warranty service contract from a reputable company at least for the first few years.
The coach condition and its maintenance should be more important than its years.
I have a Country Coach that I bought used over four years ago, its been a good coach, however not without any issues.
Good luck in your search,
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Thanks to everyone for all the great information; we will keep all of it in mind as we continue our search. I will have additional questions I'm sure.
Happy Travels,

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