<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dunda:
Currently we are looking at three different coaches - 2008 Monaco Diplomat, 2009 Damon Tuscany and a 2005 Newmar Dutch Star. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I don't have ceramic tile but I know that the tiles are thinner than the ones used in homes. I have not read about any problems with tiles in MHs. Your choice of chassis and motor home manufacturer is a much bigger decision. I have a 2000 Damon Ultrasport that has been great. Look at the thread "Looking at Tuscany" for more about Damon. I am sold on Freightliner for their design and excellent customer service. Spartan has its strong supporters and it has some upscale features or at least more expensive features. Monaco makes their own chassis and some have eight airbags. You could get a great ride from it. I would be careful now with Monaco being questionable financially. You want both the chassis and MH manufacturer to be around in the future. I will say that Damon does a great job with the floor plan. You get a lot of utility and pleasing looks for the bucks. Here is one aspect for you to watch that is not apparent until well after the purchase. Some MHs are designed for ease of maintenance. This means ease of access to fuses, relays, electronic components such as the ECM, plumbing cutoff valves, etc. These things don't move the MHs off of the showroom floor but second time buyers do look for and pay for them. As a rule Damon is weak here and Newmar is strong. I don't know specifically about Tiffin and Monaco but I expect they are good in this area.
2014 Palazzo 33.2
Cummins 6.7 ISB, Allison 2100 6 Speed