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Old 09-28-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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what coach to buy?

We have a Voltage toy hauler 5th wheel that we have really enjoyed and traveled quite a bit with (average 9500 mi/yr). We are planning to spend more time traveling/living in the Rv and are considering upgrading to either an allegro bus, entegra anthem or newmar dutch star. Will probably have to buy slightly used, depending on which unit. Any thoughts/comments on the above brands would be appreciated. We travel in winter conditions so any comments on that would be great.
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Don't leave out Holiday Rambler. we bought an 04 Endevour last year with low miles and could not be happier.. If there were any bugs the previous owner worked them all out.
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Glad you're aboard. All those are good rigs. I personally would lean towards the DS. Best of luck in your search and decision. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Include Monoco, Country Coach, and Travel Supreme to your buying list also.
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Our 2011 Winnebago Journey Express 39 DP is outstanding, and a great buy used.

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You'll be lucky to find an Entegra since there so new to the market place. Demand is high. The DS by Newmar if a later model is a good choice, Becks suggestions are very good, coupled with the HR. I've owned both a FW 2003 Excursion and our present FW Providence. They have served us well.
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Every owner thinks his unit is the best. We do, also. We have a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star.

If you now have a toy hauler, what are you planning to do with all your toys?
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We have a Voltage toy hauler 5th wheel that we have really enjoyed and traveled quite a bit with (average 9500 mi/yr). We are planning to spend more time traveling/living in the Rv and are considering upgrading to either an allegro bus, entegra anthem or newmar dutch star. Will probably have to buy slightly used, depending on which unit. Any thoughts/comments on the above brands would be appreciated. We travel in winter conditions so any comments on that would be great.
If you buy an Entegra, look for one with the old-style baggage door locks. They are deadbolts. Entegra recently went to a new door that tends to pop open as you drive down the road.
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I guess I'll throw my 2 cents worth in and suggest you buy a Winnebago Adventurer ( top of line gas unit) or a Journey or tour in DP. All of these coaches have heated compartments and thermoglass in the windows for Winter camping.

Also suggest you take a trip to Forest City, Iowa and take the factory tour and then go to Lichtsinn Motors and buy a brand new Winnebago or Itasca of your choice.

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Every owner thinks his unit is the best. We do, also. We have a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star.

If you now have a toy hauler, what are you planning to do with all your toys?
We shoot trap and take a 4 wheeler with us to close shoots, will probably just rent a golf cart or tow one if needed. Really like the garage for the extra space and the "party porch". Still weighing the decision. Since we travel more in the winter, we feel having the coach would be much more comfortable. Last winter's "polar vortex" was really a challenge in the 5th wheel.
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