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Old 12-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Opinions on two differnt coaches

Ok, was having a conversation today about motorhomes and we started talking about 04-07 era coaches and started comparing Mountain Aires to Navigators. I claimed that I thought an 05 Navigator would be a much higher end coach than an my 05 Mountain Aire. The other guy disagreed, he is a Newmar fan also. So I thought I would get a few more opinions. I still think the 05 Navigator 45' 500 HP is much more coach than an 05 MA 400 HP, in most all catagories. Am I right or wrong? And remember I own the 05 MA....lol and I am saying it don't stack up.
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I don't know the specific models you mention, but based on my personal inspections of both brands back in that time frame, and what I know of the corporate histories, I would choose the Newmar over a Holiday Rambler.
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I have owned two Grady White boats and two Boston Whaler boats in nearly the same size and I know for a fact which one I would choose. But.... until I owned both a Mountain Aire and a Monaco HR, I would hesitate to answer. I know that I have liked all three of my past Monaco products and will continue to recommend them but I have not owned a Mountain Aire to compare them with. I think you might be the exception in thinking that the Monaco is better than your MA as most people swear by the coach they presently own. I am sure MA is a very fine coach and both are probably very comparable with the engine choice being the exception. I like more HP and torque but I have the 400 in my dynasty and it does just fine as I am sure yours does in your MA. Just another opinion.
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Oh yea, I do like my coach no doubt. And I may be the exception to the rule of mine is best.,...lol I don't think either are bad, I just always set the Navigator in the Essex class which is a notch above the Mountain Aire. I really don't know to be honest and it was a good conversation. I do like my newmar though and won't be changing. heck I just got rid of a Fleetwood for this Newmar a couple months ago. This puppy aint goin no where...LOL
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Mrchips.......You are correct. Three of us travel together, and own a 06 Navigator, O4 Mtn Aire, and 06 Travel Supreme. All three are great coaches, however, there is no question the Navigator is a huge step up from the other two. Enjoy.
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Yes, the Navigator would be comparable to the Essex. The Imperial would be closer to the Mountain Aire.
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