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Old 12-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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whats the best class A $100000 will buy?

I had signed a deal on a fleetwood excursion trading in my 5th wheel with a local dealer. A few days before delivery I notice the 5yr warranty was not listed on sales form and of course dealer didn't remember it being included. This put me back in the market. The Internet is full of brands I've never heard of so my question is. I have a 04 34ft 5w and $100000 and need to get a Dp brake an tow system for my toad what diesel pusher do you recommend for this amount?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

So are you in the market for only new DP's or are we talking about trading in your current rig on a used unit at a dealer?

Not sure what you mean about the 5 year warranty. I don't know of any new rigs which come with five years warranty but extended warranties (actually not warranties but rather service contracts/insurance policies) can be purchased for a few percent of that purchase price on a used unit.

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:53 PM   #3
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A used 39ft unit is what I was looking at with a 5 year extended warrenty. The unit I had delt on was a 2006. Now looking for comparable unit or newer but don't know much about different brands
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This is a difficult question to answer. All of us who have DPs are partial to our particular brand. IMHO you were looking at a good choice in the Excursion or the other higher end Fleetwood products. I would suggest you look for a floor plan that suits you and your families needs and wants, then go from there.
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We put a high priority on storage.....lots of cabinets, large and small to put all of your stuff.
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Check out Demartini RV - they have a good selection so you can get an idea of what things cost and can see different floorplans.

As far as a good one Winnebago, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler, Monaco, etc are probably all equal. I would stay away from Gulfstream motorized.
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Find the floorplan and quality you like at 75K and then figure you'll use the 25K to modify/upgrade/repair any small issues. $25,000 in that second catagory will go a long way...

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Hello, Not cause I own one and I looked for years before buying and had to buy when mine was 9 yrs. old to afford it but newmar quaility is hard to beat, I am looking and have been looking for my next up-grade and it will be one of the upper end of the American Coach line up for me. Eagle or Heritage . Heritage if I find just what I want and the price is right. Good luck and take your time with this as it is for sure a buyers market still! You can buy a lot of Coach today in your price range.
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Take a look at pplmotorehomes.com. They can give a pretty decent account on different manufactures and condition of the used units that they have. From has been discussed about them the condition they list of the units they have is pretty spot on. Good Luck. Another site would be lazydays.com
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Thanks to everyone for their replys. The failed deal might be a blessing afterall since now I can take my time to study my options. The only thing the fleetwood excursion had we didn't like was the TV in front of unit. Makes using the reclining driver and passenger seats akward when viewing the TV, although this was not the deal breaker. I've set my numbers using the NADA sit for value, and felt a 2006 or newer would make a better unit to resale in 5 years if we upgrade or move back to a 5th w again. Since i'll have to travel to view in person many of the brands online i was hoping this forum could help me rule in/out some of the brands.( ie Brand x- cheap looking interior, low quality, etc. or Brand Y -flashy, eligant, stylish, sturdy, etc. ) I'll have to admit the Excursion caught our eye but i had reached my upper limit on what i was willing to pay above my 5th wheel trade-in. Please keep comments coming. I've been monitoring this site for some time now and learning a great deal.
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Just curious - what is wrong with your 5er and truck? Maybe all you need is to the upgrade 5er.

Do you have moryde or trailair pin on your current 5er? What truck ya got?
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My 5er and truck are great and serve me well. Now that i've completely retired we hope to plan many long distance trips that might include several stop and hook-ups and felt a dp pulling into a site and self levaling would be a beneifit. The ease of rolling up camp, hooking up a toad, and saying bye to the neighbors makes the dp a more spontanous trip and were planning on being spontanous. Give us 5 to 6 years, about the time our grandkids will be old enough to come and stay, we may be ready to make those long stays in reserved spots, nears shorlines or various areas and may go back to a 5er but we've had our dream set on seeing the country in the most easyiest fashion avaliable. Now we just haved to find the right one.
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