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Old 07-22-2016, 06:11 PM   #1
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What is the Best Class A RV?

Hi,

New to all this, so turning to the experts, in your opinion what is the best class A RV, if you like more than one, can you place in order.

also honest MPG.

Looking to buy before the end of the year,

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The floor plan that works for you. Diesel if you can afford and will use enough to warrant the increase cost. But most of all, the one you can pay cash for. They depreciate faster then the payments.
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ours, but it is not for sale.. sorry
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Ginner... Wow...really like how you get right to the point!!! This will be awfully tough for anyone to answer and you'll probably end up with many more posts like you've already seen. Like anything else in life..."it's just not that simple"!!!

What's best for us, or anyone else for that matter, will not necessarily be the "best" for you... Think you'd get better results if you try to narrow it down a bit, like; how old you are/what kind of traveling do you plan on doing/what is your budget/are there children that will be traveling with you/what part of the country will you most likely visit/how long will you be gone/are you mechanically inclined/can you afford diesel/are you interested in new or used/have you experience with rv'ing/camping/etc/etc/etc...

Good luck Mr/Mrs Ginner...
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Ginner... Wow...really like how you get right to the point!!! This will be awfully tough for anyone to answer and you'll probably end up with many more posts like you've already seen. Like anything else in life..."it's just not that simple"!!!

What's best for us, or anyone else for that matter, will not necessarily be the "best" for you... Think you'd get better results if you try to narrow it down a bit, like; how old you are/what kind of traveling do you plan on doing/what is your budget/are there children that will be traveling with you/what part of the country will you most likely visit/how long will you be gone/are you mechanically inclined/can you afford diesel/are you interested in new or used/have you experience with rv'ing/camping/etc/etc/etc...

Good luck Mr/Mrs Ginner...
Best advice so far. Help us with the answers and we can provide better answers.

In the mean time you might look at this thread

Best 5 motorhome manufacturers?
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If you have about $2M, Newell.
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Kinda like asking "how high is up?" So many variables to consider.

The answer to how high is up? Twice as far as half the distance.
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I really mean no disrespect here but am I the only one who got a snicker out of the question?
What's the best?
I get that.
What's the mpg?
Get that.
But the best rv is going to be over a million, so mpg should not be a concern.
Fwiw, best....Prevost, Newell.
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Don't fall in love with the "concept"... Consider EVERYTHING; is the sleeping area big enough to let you make the bed, will you knock the shower control valve when you shower, are drawers in the kitchen deep enough to hold lengthy utensils, does the range hood vent outside or recirculate, can you use the coach easily with the slide-outs retracted, check for "fit and finish" EVERYWHERE, look behind drawers for loose wiring, are the interior walls stout enough to mount hardware (coat hooks, towel rails and such), look under sinks for properly secured plumbing...
We bought a 2017 Thor and were not so happy with the final purchase. Everything looked beautiful (especially compared to our old rig!) I neglected to look for shoddy workmanship and poor design in the details!
Our first outing ruined an interior wall because of water leaks from loose water fittings, there's a weak spot in the shower floor because they cut the draw hole WAY too large, there is an 8-foot coil of 120v Romex just lying under the dinette, they didn't cut in the access port for the sewer hose in the drain compartment, the auto-start for the generator wasn't wired properly.
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Buy a used coach from a high end builder. Country Coach, Monoco, Newmar, Travel Supreme, American Coach, and Holiday Rambler to name a few.
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For the money, you can't beat a used Newmar DSDP. I'm a little partial though!
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Like said above..."BEST" for one person might not be best for the next person.

Best for us is a Class A Toy Hauler with the biggest smooth running gas engine ever put is a mass produced RV (clean, quiet, and so smooth on the road). We have averaged about 8 MPG total...that is the average. Sometimes it's higher and sometimes lower.

I submit that an owner with no DIY skills should buy new for the warranty. And find a service center with good ratings, because a poor service center could make things worse.
I further submit that if an owner has good DIY skills, they can save a boat load of money buying gently used.
Finally, ALL RV brands have problems (yes, even Bus Conversations). The Floor Plan should be paramount in the selection. And if buying used, the TLC of the previous owner FAR exceeds any factory reputation...'cuz except for the bus conversions, RV's are pretty much all the same under the fiberglass skin.

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