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Old 05-21-2015, 11:07 AM   #1
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Purchasing Advice Needed for Diesel Pusher

I am currently shopping for a 34-36 ft used DP with at least one slide. I am trying to stay with high end coaches that will stand up well to the years. Budget is 60K or less. Current choices are Country Coach, Foretravel, Certain Monaco Products. Are there any other quality coaches that I should be considering??
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Alpine has both 34 and 36 footers.
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All good choices. Check out Beaver rigs. Really nice build and features 😜


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Alpine has both 34 and 36 footers.

I am not familiar with Alpine. Are they affiliated with anyone else? What type of chassis and engine choices are there?
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I am currently shopping for a 34-36 ft used DP with at least one slide. I am trying to stay with high end coaches that will stand up well to the years. Budget is 60K or less. Current choices are Country Coach, Foretravel, Certain Monaco Products. Are there any other quality coaches that I should be considering??
An older Bluebird Wanderlodge would be like buying the rock of Gibraltar in the RV world, but with your budget, it would be dependent on possibly loosening your requirements somewhat, as the older one's, didn't have slides....Blue Bird Wanderlodge and Motor Coach Brokering Service
You're talking stainless steel exterior here, one of the best in engineering and quality of materials and workmanship. Some have a 500 + HP Detroit for pushing it along and a 10K lb towing setup on this would be tank.
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Alpine was manufactured by Western RV. They build there own PEAK Chassis. They were equipment with Cummins engines and Alison Transmissions. Alpine Coaches drove better than any other Motorhome at the time.

If you go to the Alpine Coach Association's Web Site in the tech library section you will find the manufacturers brochures which you can download and they will answer many of your questions. Also the IRV2 Alpine Owners Forum will answer any of your questions.
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American Coach was Fleetwood's (now Allied Recreation Group) luxury coach line. Check out American Eagle, American Tradition, American Dream (up to 2003) and American Heritage. $60k will get you a nice 2002-2003 American Dream 37 footer with a single slide.
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Maybe you could look at a Travel Supreme... they are the predecessor to Entegra
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Your requirements are close to my MH though I'm slightly larger at 40'. 2000 Country Coach Magna with one, large slide. I paid $60k for it and after a couple of 1,000 mile trips just love the thing. Unsurpassed quality construction with first class features and accommodations. IMHO you can't go wrong with a high end Country Coach thats been properly taken care of especially if it hasn't spent anytime in the rusty States.
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I am trying to stay with high end coaches .l.. Budget is 60K or less.
60K's not gonna' buy much "high end". Just sayin'..

You can find coaches at that price range, sure. But the dirty little secret is, RVs are complex systems, and nothing lasts forever. Systems fail, and the longer they're used, the more likely failure is to occur.

So, if you decide to buy a legacy RV, just be aware that the systems in it are getting on in age, and won't last forever. When it happens, and it will, you will face a repair/replacement situation which will be, at best, inopportune and inconvenient, and, at worst, impossible, when replacement parts are unavailable.

As always in life, "you pays your money, and you takes your chances".
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