Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-24-2011, 09:22 AM   #15
Senior Member
distaff's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,322
As a few others have pointed out the first point is - what do you need? Where and when will you use it, how to you expect to use it (two occupants or with friends/family, mostly parked, heavy touring).

In our case we boiled it down to a list of must haves (tag axle, 500+hp/1,600 lbs/ft as we drive in the mountains, four slides, king bed, aquahot). Then it came down to what was available and condition/price.

Then drive them. They are ALL sinkholes for money and you can't really tell before you buy, so don't drive your self nuts.

2006 Patriot Thunder C13 Allison 4000
2010 Ford Flex Ecoboost AWD
distaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #16
TGMarrs's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fulltime on the road
Posts: 74
I would not overlook older coaches (2003-2006) in your search.. it can mean the difference between a "middle of the line" or "top of the line" coach for the same amount of money. I would also stay away from locking into just a few manufacturers...

I had narrowed my search down to American Coach or Country Coach, and spent months looking at only those brands.. We stumbled across our current Monaco just killing time at an RV dealer one day & suddenly decided we had to have a Monaco!

If we had locked into the brand we wanted too hard, we may have missed the perfect coach for us...

One thing you want to consider, is who is still in business. In the 1st month with my used Monaco, I had to call the manufacturer twice for issues they were able to help with or resolve.

You are going to be happy with any of the top brands as long as you choose on the floor plan & features you want, and it has the storage you require. If you like long showers and spend time in cold climates, I would seriously consider making an Aqua-hot system a requirement - I will not own another coach without it - I estimate with the diesel burner I will only have to fill the large propane tank once a year...

Monaco Executive '44ft(Triple bunkroom for the girls)
Towing a Jeep Liberty CRD Diesel
TGMarrs is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dealer Recommendations The Bay I Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 18 05-16-2011 10:58 AM
need pre purchase inspection Houston tdb8254 Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 04-28-2011 07:51 AM
Recommendations for best fiberglass roof caulking?? TangoDancers National RV Owner's Forum 6 02-02-2010 10:01 PM
No Frills Pre Rally at Chula Vista RV Resort Dave Fernandez Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 1 08-15-2009 12:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.