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Old 05-12-2018, 10:28 AM   #15
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There are really several tiers of Motorhomes. At the top you have the Newells, Foretravels, and Prevost conversions. These are million dollar coaches and up. I looked at the Foretravel and they are a beautiful and impressive coach.

Next you have the mid-level luxury coaches. Here you would have the Entegra, Newman, Tiffin, and American group. I would put Winnebago in this same group but at the end of it. Then you go to the more entry level coaches with Forest River, Thor, and Coachmen in that order.

It all depends on what you like and what you have to spend.
So you have a top 4 or you don't?
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So you have a top 4 or you don't?
In what I can afford, yes I do. That would be Entegra, Newmar, American, and Tiffin. Those in the top tier are way beyond my pay grade so I donít consider them in my top list just because those brands are beyond my resources.

I donít think I would ignore Entegra because of Thor. Thor has owned Air Stream for a number of years and that is still arguably the top end tow behind on the market. From what I have seen, the quality of Entegra has actually improved since Thor took over and I have been tire kicking for more than just a year or two.
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Didn't see one post on Nationals, although they went out of business they did make a great MH. One thing about them is the owners seem to keep them since you don't often see them sitting at a lot for sale. I've had mine for 14 years and we have looked at other mh's but can't find one that matches the closet space (2 large) and cabinet space.

National, Country Coach, Newmar and Holiday Rambler.

Our next MH will be a custom made Prevost when we win the lottery.

Is there any other coach that has two huge closets??
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:55 AM   #18
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RV snobbery seems to be as bad as Lamborghini vs Ferrari etc

Many havenít owned all the different brands however dislike a certain make for no reason exect for what they read on the internet.

Bigggest reason why I prefer a certain brand is the manufacturer is 2.5 hours away so service is easier if needed.

Walked through all of the brands listed in this thread and some from a floor plan/layout standpoint not a fan
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Diesel or gas?

Looks like a diesel question. I'm out...


...leaving in my 05 Holiday Rambler GAS class A, which was the best GAS powered class A ever made.

We looked at new ones recently. Surprised at the low quality materials, fit and finish, lack of quality control, etc. We'll stick with the 05 for awhile.
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In what I can afford, yes I do. That would be Entegra, Newmar, American, and Tiffin. Those in the top tier are way beyond my pay grade so I donít consider them in my top list just because those brands are beyond my resources.

I donít think I would ignore Entegra because of Thor. Thor has owned Air Stream for a number of years and that is still arguably the top end tow behind on the market. From what I have seen, the quality of Entegra has actually improved since Thor took over and I have been tire kicking for more than just a year or two.
Good to know, I think I'll look more closely at Entegra then. I appreciate Airstream, I'm just not into travel trailers right now.
You know I looked at the Thor Venitian last yr. Beautiful bus, but when I looked at the closet space I was Sooo disappointed. Glitz and glamour but no practicality. So when it came to storage I had to go with Newmar.
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RV snobbery seems to be as bad as Lamborghini vs Ferrari etc

Many havenít owned all the different brands however dislike a certain make for no reason exect for what they read on the internet.

Bigggest reason why I prefer a certain brand is the manufacturer is 2.5 hours away so service is easier if needed.

Walked through all of the brands listed in this thread and some from a floor plan/layout standpoint not a fan
sooo, you just come on here through pie in peoples face because of their choices and voice your so to say disgust. Why not just list your 4 choices and be done with it?
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Newmar, Tiffen, American Couch, Entegra.
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interesting in reading all of the comments/lists.

i have never driven any brands other than country coach and monaco. i jumped on country coach. after 6 years of ownership, i am still impressed with its quality and design... should a day ever come, i'd still get another country coach maybe just newer.

because lack of comparison i'll skip the list. good luck with your finding!
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sooo, you just come on here through pie in peoples face because of their choices and voice your so to say disgust. Why not just list your 4 choices and be done with it?
Simply because I havenít owned numerous different brands of similar age, vintage and quality to create a opinion that I feel would be beneficial to anyone.

I went to check out a American coach American eagle last week however work held me up and it was gone before I could make the trip. Also considering their revolution LE.
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Depends....
The OP did not say to keep Foretravel out so if that was allowed it would be #1.
If coaches that are no longer manufactured were allowed I would have to include Country Coach as either #1 or #2 choice, of course not including the Foretravel.

But out of current coaches (not including Foretravel) in order are:

Newmar
Tiffin
Entegra (a fan of build quality but not layouts or material colors)
American Coach
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I'm going to throw my vote for what I have. The Western RV Alpine Coach definitely ranks Top 4 for us.

I also like the newer Newmars and Entegras. Tiffin would close out my Top 4 in the "reasonable" line of coaches.

I would love a Prevost conversion, but I'd also love a bank account that would even allow me to look at one seriously.
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