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Old 06-17-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Phaeton durability concerns...

Hi Folks, DH and I are now looking for a used DP. We were checking out a 2008 Phaeton, 2008 Monaco Diplomat, and a 2005 Beaver the other day. The Phaeton looks to be in the worst shape of all three. Although it only had about 7000 miles, we already saw some caulking peeling off outside one of the slides, in one area the full-body paint had some cosmetic issues too, etc. The Diplomat was in pristine shape, and the cabinetry on the Beaver was simply jaw-dropping gorgeous - but I'm digressing. I'm just wondering if it's just this particular Phaeton, or Phaetons/Allegro coaches don't hold up their shape/conditions as well as the other brands in the same class, over time? Thx!

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Sounds like maintenance to me

Caulking has to be replaced on a regular basis. So I would say the Phaeton wasn't as well maintained, and the paint was probably more exposed to the elements. Sounds like you have better options than this unit.

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Old 06-17-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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this is strange ; my 07 phaeton with 35000 mi was in tip top shape in and out.
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Owners pride and upkeep has more to do with a 5 year old coach condition than brand.
Sounds like the Phaeton was not maintained very well by previous owners.
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Owners pride and upkeep has more to do with a 5 year old coach condition than brand.
Sounds like the Phaeton was not maintained very well by previous owners.

+1 Many very clean units available.
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+1 Many very clean units available.
+1 My unit is 8 years old and many people think that it is new. It has been outside all 8 years. Sounds like an upkeep issue to me. I've got 49,000 miles on mine.

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