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Old 07-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #15
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I'm shopping for a gas Class A and being in Canada I've run across a couple of Triple E. They are consistently $10,000 - $20,000 more expensive than comparable Newmars and Tiffins and while I'd love to have one I don't think I can handle the extra cost.
Were they that much more expensive brand new?

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #16
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There is a shortage. Compare models and prices. $10,000 up front may be a lot cheaper than "later" in a another model.
I paid about $20-25,000 more for my Empress - compared to a Tiffin or Newmar but the workmanships and quality made it worth while. No coach problems in 3 years - some powertrain and the washer dryer (faulty connector inside the unit - manufacturing defect).
I contacted Triple E and asked for a wiring diagram - AC and DC. They were in my email the next day. I later wanted a extra towel rack for the bathroom door - I had it within a week.
I needed wiring advice. I called Triple E and they asked me for the number on the wire (all wires run from source to end without a splice and are numbered aprox every 4 feet. I gave him the number and he told me where to find the fuse block.
On my Bigfoot, I found fuses everywhere - under the running boards etc. It also was 1800 lbs overweight when I weighed it.
My Empress - fully loaded (water, fuel, dog wife and me still has 800 to spare ( we were loaded for heading south for the winter).
So what I am getting at - is that they are worth a bit more up front as you will save it latter. It will also have a higher resale value.
Check manufacturing date on tires and check the batteries on any used coach.
Don't jump at the coach that is cheaper and has lots of fu-fu.
Good luck.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #17
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Moderator ....

How 'bout "Canadian RVs Forum"

That would cover a few bases .... And please a pile of Northern neighbours

Just a thought...

ps ....you guys rock.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:58 PM   #18
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I know that I started this boat and would like to see , if ok'd, that a forum for those that own Canadian rigs of the Triple E kind, or of other Canadian manufacturers, could get together and discuss the pro's and con's of the rigs they own so we can be aware of the things to watch for and correct before the problems rear their heads.

thanx JMC for wanting to act as modulator for this endeaver.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:15 PM   #19
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What I don't understand is how come there is an owner's group for us Triple E folks but no forum to meet up on. Kinda like belonging to a club that has no meetings or clubhouse to meet in. As far as I can see it's just a list of 50 or more Triple E owners. I guess if you want to know something about a Triple E, you will just have to post it in one of the general categories and hope someone who knows Triple E will pick up the ball. Some of us are very enthusiastic about Triple E, JCM has helped me out as have the factory.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:33 PM   #20
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I guess what bothers me, not in a bad way, is that the only way that I can post a question to those 50 owners is to contact each one separately as there is no blog or chat line to refer to so that I can contact them all at once.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #21
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Triple E Empress just posted to Classifieds

So all of you that have been raving about your Triple E, I just posted a classified for our Empress. I sooooo which they still made this unit as I LOVE it. We are going to have to go to an Allegro Bus I guess. We have had 4 RVs over the past 20 years and the service Triple E provides is hands down, heads and tails above anyone else. They are just amazing people and I hate to leave . . . darn I wish they still made the Empress! I would join a Triple E forum, just to chime in . . . we have been the sole owner of our 2003 so have lots of experience with the rig.

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