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Old 05-14-2016, 10:31 PM   #1
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Which MH to buy?

I'm considering a 2015 Hurricane 27m, 7900 miles, 30 amp, 1 a/c versus a 2011 Challenger 32' with 50 amp with 2 a/'s. Price is not far apart. As a single person, which one is the best pick.

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Old 05-15-2016, 04:59 AM   #2
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Floor plan Floor Plan Floor Plan, now remember that's not only when parked and the slides are out but also when in Travel mode. If you can't get to the fridge and the bathroom when in Travel mode without being an 15year old gymnast then walk away.
Also depending on where you live and where you are going to travel, 50amp with 2 AC's is much better. You can always only use 1 AC to keep cool but if you need 2 due to how hot it is and only have 1 then you are SOL. Also due both have generators? That generator is a must when traveling during the summer heat in order to run the house AC. Trust me the Chassis AC has a hard time trying to cool down that big frontal glass area.

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Without knowing the floor plan I would go with the 50 amp coach. Two A/C's offer a bit of flexibility even if only 30 amps camp sites are all that is available. We'll run the bedroom A/C during the day and the front A/C at night to move the noise of the blower to the unused part of the coach. A 50 amp coach will also probably have a dual fuel water heat (gas and electric). The electric side works well for us saving a bit with propane use.
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Why just those 2 have you driving either one on the expressway, don't by anything until you do.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:44 AM   #5
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Two AC units is just about mandatory. Even with 2 units it is easy to find owners on here complaining about inadequate cooling. Dark exterior colors on the coach will add to the cooling problem. I find it odd that a 2015 would have 30 AMP system, but perhaps it is the norm on some of the smaller coaches. Regardless; if you really like that 2015 coach ask if it has an energy management system. If it does then the next question would be "can it have a rear air added". Again I have seen conversations on here where an AC can replace an existing air vent in the rear. Good Luck!
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The 2 A/C - 50amp coach has my vote.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:02 AM   #7
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If the floor plan works for you, and if the 27m means it is around 27 feet long, and if the roof top unit is 15,000 btu, then i'd be looking at it. There may be some warranty left on the 2015 but even if not, you still have a better chance that problems won't arise as quickly as they would in the 2011 model. Of course, part of it depends on how well the previous owners maintained their coaches.

Lots of things to consider such as how old the batteries are and how old the tires are. Some believe that tires need to be replaced in as little as 6 or 7 years, regardless of how many miles are on them. If this is you, then there's probably not much time left on the tires on the 11 model.
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:50 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input. Money is the #1 reason, too. I'm in a rural area, not many choices. I'm fixing to drive it on the freeway. I understand about stabilizers, if needed. I was surprised about the 30 amp, too. It does have the 15,000btu a/c. Tires worried me on the 2011 unit, too. It's been setting outside for 3 years, no tire covers. The 2015 in a barn it's short life.

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