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Old 10-09-2015, 08:28 PM   #57
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For 150K I would look at
  • American Coach
  • Newmar
  • Tiffin Allegro Bus

It is all how you are going to use it.

There is a site called RV consumer Union that rates coaches. The first two are full-timers. The last one is a good price for the coach. if you are not full-timing I would consider some other coaches. (I am on my 3rd coach). If you are looking for comfort go big. If you are not go small (More options on size).
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:15 PM   #58
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For 150K I would look at
  • American Coach
  • Newmar
  • Tiffin Allegro Bus

It is all how you are going to use it.

There is a site called RV consumer Union that rates coaches. The first two are full-timers. The last one is a good price for the coach. if you are not full-timing I would consider some other coaches. (I am on my 3rd coach). If you are looking for comfort go big. If you are not go small (More options on size).
Those are all good coaches and I have studied them a great deal. But lately I have looked at the Monaco Signature RVs in the 42'-45' range and they seem to offer a tremendous value at $150K. And most that I have seen on line appear to be in great shape. Right now, that is what I am leaning to.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:20 PM   #59
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Hi Guys,
We will be closing Wednesday on a new to us 2013 Allegro 36 LA.It doesn't have but 4100 miles so in great shape just a few minor things to be repaired.We traded in our 2011 Damon Daybreak which is in great shape.Someone will get a really good MH.We just wanted a bigger MH with a few more bells and whistles.I think thats what the DW and I worked for all these years is to have a few extras.Safe travels to all.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:03 AM   #60
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Thanks for the advice. My question is what would you buy?
Newmar Dutch Star 40' min (any year). DP is the only way to go.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:29 AM   #61
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I have not read the whole forum so if this has been addressed already, forgive me. The number 1 thing for full time is carrying capacity. Many coaches have low NCC (net carrying capacity) DO NOT take anyone's word for it. Look at the sticker in the coach and go by it. Gulfstream was a great company to work with. They made a nice coach, but it was a lead sled. One of their diesel pushers had a NCC of fifteen hundred pounds. That would never work for a full timer. I was always a big fan of Fleetwood because they made a decent coach and some of their Pace Arrows were able to carry 4300 pounds. That is a lot for a gas motorhome.
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IMHO look at Newmar, Monaco 2003-07 (pre bankruptcy), Tiffin and Winnebago. I would suggest Diesel pushers and also side radiators chassis. Also I'd try to buy from owners instead of dealers. Cash, if possible, gives you great bargaining power. There are great deals out there to be had if you take your time and look. The most important thing is do your home work. If your not mechanically inclined hire a qualified inspector. Well worth the money. Also don't be blinded by too much bling, that you see in some rigs. Some older coaches will need upgrades, TVs entertainment systems, satellite antennas, flooring and such. Take those into consideration in the price. Good luck with your hunt.
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Thanks Snipe,

The 2003-2007 Monaco Signatures look like the best deals out there for me. Most everyone I have seen looks in great shape and well taken care of. They also have 500+ HP which should be more than enough. Currently, this is what I am targeting for our purchase but I will remain flexible.

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Newmar and Tiffin diesel is quality.
No to Winnebago; to many problems;
in shop more than use.
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Saw a used Newell on their website for a great price.
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Newmar and Tiffin diesel is quality.
No to Winnebago; to many problems;
in shop more than use.
Doing an unofficial, not scientific evaluation (SWAG) of the threads on this forum it would seem that all of the manufacturers have about the same failure rate.
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