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Old 08-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #1
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Suggestions for must see Motorhomes before we make a decision

Ok... going to Hershey show next month . From research , I am interested in the Cornerstone, Essex, Eagle ... you get the drift. Price must be in 500’s or under OTD, so unfortunately I can’t get the Realm ��. Any others that I need to look at while there? If so, tell me why !

Also, what are must have options that you can’t live without or wish you had gotten?

Thanks in advance .
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Ok... going to Hershey show next month . From research , I am interested in the Cornerstone, Essex, Eagle ... you get the drift. Price must be in 500s or under OTD, so unfortunately I cant get the Realm . Any others that I need to look at while there? If so, tell me why !



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Probably should also look at Tiffin Zephyr.
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I think you are on the right track. I would suggest you look at used Newell coaches. They run about $2 Million new, but because of high depreciation in the first few years you can find beautiful used coaches witin your price range. If nothing else, this will give you a perspective on the very best and you can compare them to the new models you are looking at.

This is a thread discussing Newell coaches:
Newell impresses.

This is a listing of used Newell coaches:
Pre-Owned Coaches: Where Luxury and Savings Meet - Newell Coach

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Thanks! How old would we have to get to buy one in our range? I just worry about giving up the options available on the newer coaches , but I am sure most items can always be added!
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Tiffin and Newmar are recommended. I'm not all that impressed with Entegra and American Coach - seen too many problems with them where I work.
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Really? I have read such great things about entegra on the forums! I wish Tiffin and Newmar would get a more contemporary feel on the interior design.
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Check out Motor Homes of Texas, they usually have a good selection of Highend Coaches.
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Might also look a model down just to be sure you think the extra money is worth spending. Read good and bad on Newmar, Entegra, Tiffin, and American Coach. Personally I would also look into where/when you will be getting things fixed. You will need repairs! The extent may vary and not all may be warranty so look close on that end.

Things I would not want to do without? Choice of leveling air/hydraulic but I think all on your list have it. Waste for us is built in vacuum. Also like being all electric. Washer/dryer is also of great use for longer trips/stays. Really I think most of my must haves are std. on units you will be looking at.

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Newmar or Tiffin.
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Thanks! How old would we have to get to buy one in our range? I just worry about giving up the options available on the newer coaches , but I am sure most items can always be added!
Guess Im confused as to what options a new coach has that my 10 year old does not have??? Care to enlighten me as I looked at quite a few new DPs last winter in Florida before deciding to buy used.

Decided there was nothing new that justified paying 3X as much...plus more sales tax, more insurance cost, and in some states property tax. In AL you will pay on 20% of its value times your counties mileage rate every year...could be over $1600/year. Granted thats nothing compared to the $20,000/year deprecation on a $500K MH.
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I may have worded it wrong - I meant am I giving up options that are on new coaches - mainly electronics, technical stuff ? And, eeeekkkk - is FL less expensive for taxes on them? We will be moving there in a couple of years . Thanks everycbody- so helpful!
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Look for a used Prevost conversion. Some really,really nice ones can be had under your 500K limit. That will give you a million mile coach
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Country Coach, Newmar, Prevost
If used need to see great service records
Private Party seller to save on tax
40 ft long with 3 slides maybe with Tag Axle
Freightliner chassis with 55-60 degree wheel cut turning
Cummins 380hp or bigger
Allison 3000 6 Speed Automatic transmission electronic shifting
6 to 8 airbag suspension, 2 per wheel
200 gallon fuel tank with fill from both sides
Three stage jake brake
Dual Pane Tinted windows
Aqua Heat
Frontend Independent suspension
Tire Pressure monitor inside tires already
Side mounted radiator
Electric adjustable mirrors, heated
Rear and side color cameras with 10" screen
All slide must have toppers
Fuel - Both side refueling and DAF access easy
Telescoping steering wheel with cruise control
Levelers hydraulic 4 points or air suspension drop
Full length rear mud flap
3000 watt pure sign wave inverter/charger
Generator 8 kw Onan with remote start and stop
Aux Air chuck hookup up front
Electric Front sun and blackout shade
Side window day and night shades
King size Sleep number bed
LED interior lighting
Black and gray water flush system
USB charge ports in dash
MaxAir w/remote ceiling fans
Electric Fireplace
Free standing dining room table and 4 chairs
Desk area for computer
Full Size Washer & Dryer
(Two) ducted AC Units 15,000 btu minimum
Exterior Paint with clear coat and protective coating on front.
Storage compartment with slides


Do Not Want or Need
No L shaped Sleeper couch
No bunk beds
No Dishwasher
No Tile floor
No Outside entertainment center
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