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.
Reply
  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 12-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
Community Moderator
 
bdickson's Avatar


 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 7,403
Recommendations for "small" DP

We've been full timing for a year in our Thor ACE 29.1. Beginning to find it just a shade too small and "entry level". So, what would be a good recommendation for a diesel pusher in the 32 to 34 foot range if I was prepared to spend up to $125,000? I know I couldn't get a new DP for that kind of money, but would like something with only a few years & miles on it. Am I dreaming?
__________________

__________________
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson 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 12-30-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 602
I also had a budget of what you are speaking of, and after searching nationally for about six-months I discovered that no such beast exists, at least not for what I could find. So I bought what is also considered an entry level motor home, a Fleetwood Bounder 33U.

I really wanted to go for a Tiffin Breeze, but the early models have problems and the newer models the price went way up.
__________________

__________________
Oscar Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
I have my 2007 Holiday Rambler Ambassador posted on irv2 reduced to $125,000. You might want to check it out or call me directly, 727 992 2684.According to everything I have read it is way below list price and I do want to sell it or will consider interesting partial trade. it's in perfect condition and has a number of updates. 15,100 total miles.
__________________
WWRIVERRAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 10:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,478
If you can find one, a 32ft Country Coach single slide would be in your price range. Excellent coach.
__________________
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 11:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
huntnski's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 7,656
I too have been shopping for a dp. I'm looking for a 38 to 40 ft and a 06 or newer, low miles. They are out there, may have to travel. I'm using rv trader .com searching for dealers by state then looking at their inventory. Very time consuming but you will be supprised what you find. I'm planning on a road trip to visit the dealerships on my short list and hopfully will find my DP. My budget is very much like yours, $100,000 and a 04 5er to trade in.
__________________
huntnski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada's East Coast
Posts: 117
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnmbeard View Post
I also had a budget of what you are speaking of, and after searching nationally for about six-months I discovered that no such beast exists, at least not for what I could find.
Really?
No used, late model 34 foot diesel pushers for under $125,000?
__________________
Maritimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maritimer View Post
Really?
No used, late model 34 foot diesel pushers for under $125,000?
Really...
__________________
Oscar Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 06:43 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 928
go to rv.org pay what they're asking read all the material then go their ratings page select some coaches that fit your wants and needs. Then go to oodle.com and plug in what you're looking for. It will email you daily updates of whats available.
good luck
__________________
pumper9x9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Rich and Cork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,052
You don't say where you are located, but this looks like a very nice coach:

2002 Country Coach 32' Allure

We have a 34 foot Alpine and they can meet your price range. The company went out of business a few years ago, but there is a great support group on this site.
__________________
2001 34' Alpine Coach
2008 Jeep Rubicon or 2012 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat towds
or a couple of different trailers
Retired in Apple Valley, California
Rich and Cork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 11:18 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: KENNER, LOUISIANA
Posts: 131
Not many 34 footers were made with diesel power.
Usually gas up to about 36 feet.
__________________
RABBITFISH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
GOLDWINGER2's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 1,079
There are plenty of coaches at PPL for under 125.
J
__________________
1988 PACE ARROW
P30, 454 ENG, TURBO 400 TRANS
TOWING '80 WING OR 2006 AVALON
GOLDWINGER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 11:26 AM   #12
KAS
Senior Member
 
KAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 246
I had no idea that even used the diesel pushers are so expensive. I am having fun with our fixer-upper, but it cost very little because, well, how many people want to go to the trouble to remove five desks and put in a kitchen and sleeping areas? I'm lobbying hubby to redo the bathroom, and he started warming to the idea because he likes a different bathroom configuration, so maybe.....

Why not go for that extra couple of feet if it opens up the options in diesel pushers at your price point?
__________________
KAS (RVM49) Rexhall owner/Spartan. "Hey! I got a glass!"-- GES
KAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 62
We just bought a 2013 Fleetwood Excursion, it is a small entry level DP. 34 ft. Only had it out a few weekends but having fun and making plans for more trips.
__________________
Don and Darlene
2014 Tiffin Allegro RED 38QRA
2012 Jeep Liberty Jet Toad
dondar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 12:22 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
mikebrls's Avatar
 
Evergreen Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: W palm beach ,Fl
Posts: 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by dondar View Post
We just bought a 2013 Fleetwood Excursion, it is a small entry level DP. 34 ft. Only had it out a few weekends but having fun and making plans for more trips.
from what I have seen you can buy a brand new 33a for around the $ 130 k mark and 35b or c for around the $140 k mark .
I have been looking heavy at buying a new bounder but for the $20k price differences ,now I am looking at the 33a excursion. from what I have herd about it they seem real nice and getting around 10 mpg with car toad and 13+ without toad .
mike
__________________

__________________
mikebrls is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.