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Old 10-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Opinions??

2007 Fleetwood Expedition vs 2000 Monaco Signature Caesar 43ft

Same money...

I know what I like best but for resale down the road which would hold up better?
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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I know what I like best but for resale down the road which would hold up better?
Your kidding right ?
Get the one you like best and enjoy it , they aren't investments .
YMMV
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5 years from now , I'll bet the Monaco has held % more value, but as szy says get the one you like and enjoy it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Your kidding right ?
Get the one you like best and enjoy it , they aren't investments .
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Sorry but everything I buy I look as an investment. Some turn out better than others and I'm all for a good time. One motto I use way too much is "It's hard to put a price on a good time" I was just curious about the loss on each.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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I understand where you're coming from. What has been said is true....a motor home is NOT an investment and certainly not a good one. What we are "investing" in is our life, our well-being, happiness and enjoyment as a stress reliever. So you can't just look at the monetary end of it. With that being said, I see a lot of Fleetwoods on the market...a lot! not so many high end (Signatures, Executives). In fact, from personal experience...they sell rather quickly if well cared for. Getting a Monaco Executive was our choice for these reasons. Quality, floor plan, and personal investment. :-)
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A RV is a purchase not an investment. Buy the one that you like best and enjoy it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:33 AM   #7
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2007 Fleetwood Expedition vs 2000 Monaco Signature Caesar 43ft

Same money...

I know what I like best but for resale down the road which would hold up better?

Or maybe you could do your own research instead of asking others to do it for you......


Well, the topic of this thread is, "Opinions??", and that's mine.




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Old 10-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #8
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The point here is the OP is asking for opinions! I agree, go with the floor plan you and significant other like best. I am sure many will offer lengthy explanations as to the advantages and disadvantages. Here are a brief summary of MHO. Which coach has the most detailed maintenance records and has any of this maintenance been deferred? If all records are current back to square one, obviously tires, general condition etc play a role. IMHO seven years is a great vacuum as to difference in technology relating to chassis, diesel, elec management etc etc. As voiced many times in the previous post AN RV IS NOT AN INVESTMENT! No matter what spin one may place upon the purchase. Again it is an investment in lifestyle!! Buy what you like, be happy, life is short.
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My .02. Usually the 2000 being older and having suffered the most depreciation already will retain a bigger % of your purchase price. If you are going to trade in a year or two, this would hold true.
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Thanks for the replies. I guess if you ask for opinions you're bound to get some smart azz answers. I have been doing a lot of research and this is one of the places I use for information. I am leaning toward an older coach that I can modify to get the upgrades I want (TV, flooring etc.). So far as layouts go, it seems that is pretty much which side do you want the kitchen on or love seat vs chair. They are all pretty much the same IMO.
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I don't have any opinions, but I can offer my advice.....all things being equal, I would go with the Expedition because it is newer.

If age doesn't factor in to your decision making, go with the Monaco.

Good luck and keep us posted...! How exciting! Post pictures!!
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Downside to the newer DP's is the added pollution control devices, not sure what year they were added, but if I were in the market for a DP it would definitely be an older model without those devices.

Good luck with your choice
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The Monaco will have full width basement compartments, probably AquaHot, tag axles, better cabinetry (all solid wood, not plywood), perhaps air leveling, 8 or 10 outboard airbag suspension, independent front suspension and more. BTW, I don't mind giving my opinion to someone asking for it.
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The Monaco will have full width basement compartments, probably AquaHot, tag axles, better cabinetry (all solid wood, not plywood), perhaps air leveling, 8 or 10 outboard airbag suspension, independent front suspension and more. BTW, I don't mind giving my opinion to someone asking for it.
All of the above is true except the independent front suspension. Monaco never used IFS on any of its coaches but a solid axle attached to an H frame. The Signature is also built on one of the strongest, stiffest chassis in the industry. It will be a joy to drive with almost no reaction to passing trucks.

We have lived full time in an '03 Signature for 6 years now.
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