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Old 10-25-2010, 07:08 PM   #57
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Of the top five listed nearly every owner claims what great service/repairs the company performs. As in having to fix it. Over and over again. The opinions must be based upon experience. My cheapo Thor brand motorhome came with 3 years 36000 miles BUMPER TO BUMPER on the chassis (which never broke) and 5 year 60000 on the powertrain from FORD. The coach manufacturer, though not still under warranty, has paid me for a mistake just a couple of months ago. Yes, it's a 2007 model.

Last year, upon returning from Alaska, I needed some help for items rattled to death. I stopped at the plant unannounced. I arrived late in the day. They put me up across the street with electric hookup, water and sewer dump for free that night.

I even have full shop drawings supplied by them because I simply asked. I like to fix things and modify. Drawings locating key components helped me.

So in my opinion THOR is at the TOP over all others. By the way, they had record profits this past year. Must be doing something right.
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Fleetwood should never be on the list, the 2010 is terrible.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:23 AM   #59
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Fleetwood should never be on the list, the 2010 is terrible.
It really depends on which line of Fleetwood much like the difference between Lexus/Toyota, Chevy/GM. Most of them dropped the ball on their lower end cars yet were able to keep up the quality on the upper end.

It seems to me Fleetwood has taken the same path. Of course, with any new unit, you are going to have bugs to work out of it. That has been a long standing expectation in the rv world.

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:43 PM   #60
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Are we ever satisfied? We always seem to want bigger and better. Maybe newer.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:06 PM   #61
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Since no one else even consdidered a "Vogue" Ill throw that out their too. I am basis cause I own one but I know for a fact that given others top tens, Vogue certainly would be above many listed! IMHO.
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We love our 2004 Winnebago Brave. Love the layout.
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:06 PM   #63
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Maybe what we would like to know is which brand of motorhomes are most trouble free?
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Enough said....😜


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Old 06-23-2016, 07:39 AM   #65
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The RV Consumer Group - the only list that counts

Regarding the purchase of a MH

Everything you will read on any forum is anecdotal, one or two samples form an opinion. They are better than nothing, but not by much.

If you are really interested in saving a lot of buyer remorse spend some research dollars and join the RV Consumer Group.

The initial cost is $139. Sounds like a lot, but could save you thousands. They provide ratings based on factory tours, owner surveys [I've already completed 1 for my MH], inspections of HMs by experts, a quality rating & owner satisfaction, and road tests to determine handling and safety.

I wouldn't even begin looking until I selected the manufacturer(s) based on these ratings. Then, check the rating of the specific unit (floor plan) you like.

Before we bought our MH we found only 2 manufacturers that had the quality and handling/safety ratings we needed. We have purchased 2 TTs and a MH using these ratings & believe that the RVCG was the best investment we made.

Highly recommend them

Take a look:

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Have fun shopping!

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Maybe what we would like to know is which brand of motorhomes are most trouble free?

The one you look at on the RV lot, but never purchase ....😎


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I have to wonder. Do the top rated MH companies from your list offer bumper to bumper warranties longer than a few thousand miles or 12 months while parked?
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Seems to me Foretravel was included in most people's minds. I can tell you it is a quality made coach.
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I have to wonder. Do the top rated MH companies offer bumper to bumper warranties...?
I think Jayco is the only one with more than a year B to B warranty. They have a 2 year warranty according to the advertising. Wish they all went to that!
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Always a lot of excuses such as "it's a house on wheels", from RV mfg on why they do not offer better quality i.e. longer warranty units,
Have to wonder how Asian car mfg can make 12volt systems that are good for 50,000 miles of use but US built RVs can only seem to make 12 volt systems that they are willing to stand behind that are OK for maybe 2,000 miles on average.
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