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Old 11-13-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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I am looking at the follow coaches and would like some input from owners as to which would be the best coach for the long term

Tiffin Allegro Bus

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
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I am looking at the follow coaches and would like some input from owners as to which would be the best coach for the long term

Tiffin Allegro Bus

Newmar Dutch Star

Beaver Contessa

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Old 11-13-2007, 04:02 AM   #3
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I like Newmar and Tiffin, but personal preference will be the deciding factor in most cases.

The best coach for you may not be the best coach for others.

Either one of the first two, would be a good choice, IMHO.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:05 AM   #4
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I agree with Dirk. I have owned two Dutch Stars and I've been very happy with them. If I was looking to buy today I would look at both the Allegro Bus and the Dutch Star.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:29 AM   #5
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We looked real hard at Dutch Stars before buying our 2004 Allegro Bus. I'd have to say thatthe build quality on Tiffin and Newmar is pretty much neck and neck. We felt that we got more bang for the buck with Tiffin abnd they did have legendary service (although we've never had the need to test that out). But, the biggest reason for our choice was just a bunch of personal things - we preferred the decor, floor plans, exterior paint, etc of the Bus over the Dutch Star. These are all personal opinions so there's no right or wrong and your's may be different. You won't go wrong with either coach as long as you find the one that strikes your fancy.

Check them both out, drive them, kick some tires. You'll find the one that works best for you.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:31 AM   #6
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All good choices. The interior cabinetry on a Beaver is its strong suit and it now has Monaco factory service behind it. Newmars are always a good choice and Tiffin has some of the best customer service in the world, as well as producing solid value in their coaches.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:44 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JJ Simba05 FLSTCI02:
I am looking at the follow coaches and would like some input from owners as to which would be the best coach for the long term

Tiffin Allegro Bus

Newmar Dutch Star


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I look forward to all the good input I will receive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hi Jimmy,
If you are looking at new 2008 coaches I would test drive the Dutch Star with Comfort Drive. It is great! Newmar will give you a lot more options for specials in your coach and a lot more floor plans. When looking at a 2006 Allegro Bus I was told they could not even give me a basement freezer.
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:03 PM   #8
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[quote] If you are looking at new 2008 coaches I would test drive the Dutch Star with Comfort Drive.

Thanks Daryl

Speaking of the Comfort Drive is there anyone out there that has this system and can tell me what they think of it????
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Speaking of the Comfort Drive is there anyone out there that has this system and can tell me what they think of it???? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hi Jimmy,
I would post this question in the Newmar Owner's Forum. You should get some responses there.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Hi Jimmy,
I would post this question in the Newmar Owner's Forum. You should get some responses there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Will do, Thanks Daryl

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Old 12-08-2007, 03:15 PM   #11
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JJ Simba05 FLSTCI02:
[quote] If you are looking at new 2008 coaches I would test drive the Dutch Star with Comfort Drive.

Thanks Daryl

Speaking of the Comfort Drive is there anyone out there that has this system and can tell me what they think of it???? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I decided to take advantage of Newmars free gift for test driving thier "comfort drive" In hindsight, I wish I never had. It was incredible!! I am now stashing away for a Newmar diesel!
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This is the last year for Newmar's exclusive use of Comfort Drive.

The 2009 model year should bring Column Drive to other manufacturers, and there will be a new improved twist to it.

TRW makes it and calls it Column Drive. Newmar calls it Comfort Drive (tm).
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
This is the last year for Newmar's exclusive use of Comfort Drive.

The 2009 model year should bring Column Drive to other manufacturers, and there will be a new improved twist to it.

TRW makes it and calls it Column Drive. Newmar calls it Comfort Drive (tm). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So just what is Comfort/Column Drive?

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It's the best thing ever to come along to make steering a pleasure.

Newmar has all the info on their site. CLICK HERE
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