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Old 12-31-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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I am looking at upgrading to a DP and came across this.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-rv-motorhome/...ationFlag=true

Now mind you I have not seen it and will be talking to the dealer.
Because of the expertise on this Forum I would like to hear your opinions. Good or bad as I have not purchased it you will not offend me.

Also what questions should I ask? I am completely in the dark when it comes to making a choice.

I plan to flat tow a Jeep Liberty.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:48 PM   #2
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Although the price for the year looks attractive, I would have quit looking at it after I saw the rear radiator.


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Look where the tv is in relation to the couch. To far away for me. Probably has a ISB. The interior looks really cheap to me.

I think you can do better for the money
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Also looks like no watching tv unless the slide is out...

I agree with the poster that said you could do better with that kind of money.
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Look where the tv is in relation to the couch. To far away for me. Probably has a ISB. The interior looks really cheap to me.

I think you can do better for the money
Yes I saw the tv makes me wonder what was on their mind.
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Although the price for the year looks attractive, I would have quit looking at it after I saw the rear radiator.


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Wow yah I read a lot on rear rads but it never clicked! Thank you.
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Look where the tv is in relation to the couch. To far away for me. Probably has a ISB. The interior looks really cheap to me.

I think you can do better for the money
Thanks for your comments I'm going to keep looking
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Also looks like no watching tv unless the slide is out...

I agree with the poster that said you could do better with that kind of money.
Although the TV isn't a concern of mine as I don't watch TV. The concern is resale value. From all the comments this is not going to happen for me.
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Wow! Some of the negatives here are quite subjective.

The Destination is a low-end diesel pusher and fairly typical of its price range. It's decent enough for what it is, but it's not the best possible at any price. The real question is whether it suits your needs and budget. Does a side radiator have advantages? Sure, but that doesn't make a rear rad a showstopper. Is tv size/location important? Only you can decide. Would you sacrifice your own styling/comfort preferences for future resale value? I wouldn't, but maybe you would.

That said, my own preference would be to look for a higher-class model that was a few years older so it stayed in my budget range. In general, you get more bank for the buck that way. Not just more amenities - better construction and materials throughout.
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Rear radiator, side radiator. Do you do ALL of your own maintenance and will you carry road side assistance. If the answer is no to the first and yes to the second then it doesn't make any difference. There is no advantage to a side radiator except engine access.
As for weather this is a good deal or not is something I have not researched so I can't help you there.
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I would take the other side and look at the coach and see what it's like. Yes it is entry level, Yes it is a ISB MOTOR with 6.7 and I think about 800# torque so it will not be the first to the top of the hill, and Yes rear radiator(So are maybe 75% of the DP out there).
But the price is good for the year and in 6-8 years you will only loose 40,000 dollars rather than 100,000 on an upper end. It all depends on what your expectations are and you budget.

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As said, a low priced model Winny built that did not go over well and was discontinued.
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The size of the Galley counter would be a no go for my DW.

She has 4x that space in our old 38' rig, with sink covers installed.

NADA low retail on our rig is about $13,000.
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Wow! Some of the negatives here are quite subjective.

The Destination is a low-end diesel pusher and fairly typical of its price range. It's decent enough for what it is, but it's not the best possible at any price. The real question is whether it suits your needs and budget. Does a side radiator have advantages? Sure, but that doesn't make a rear rad a showstopper. Is tv size/location important? Only you can decide. Would you sacrifice your own styling/comfort preferences for future resale value? I wouldn't, but maybe you would.

That said, my own preference would be to look for a higher-class model that was a few years older so it stayed in my budget range. In general, you get more bank for the buck that way. Not just more amenities - better construction and materials throughout.
Good advice. A few more comments...Fleetwood no longer makes the Destination. 340 HP could be an ISB (5.9L) or an ISC (8.3L)...probably the former. Side radiator is better than a rear radiator, but I would not make a buy/not buy decision on it. How many miles are on it, and are the maintenance records available?
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