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Old 03-24-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
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New to Rv ing I have a choice between older Rexhall and newer Winnebago ..Pricing @ the same Features about the same ..which would you buy
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New to Rv ing I have a choice between older Rexhall and newer Winnebago ..Pricing @ the same Features about the same ..which would you buy
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:02 PM   #3
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I've always kind of liked the innovative floor plans and designs that Rexhall has, but I'd probably go with the newer Winnebago if all other things are more or less equal. First, newer has some value and second, if you ever need something unique to the coach manufacturer, there are lots of Winnebago dealers but no Rexhall dealers (they are sold factory direct).

But if the older Rexhall is indeed priced the same as the Winnie, apparently the dealer thinks the Rexhall has more value. Do you know what it is? Larger size? More goodies? Better furnishings & cabinetry? Also, have you checked NADA book values? If the book says and older one is equal in value to the newer one, there must be some underlying value that makes a difference.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #4
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Thanks Gary ...
I too like the Rexhall floorplan and quality...It seems even nicer compared to the bland looking Winnebago interior..The conundrum is that an older Rex..1998 is being compared to a 2005 Winnebago,...@50k for either..more extras and style in the rex but newer win...what to do...what to do ?..Are there any issues with the Rex that I may not be aware of ..not this specific one but the Brand in general? I can find out lots about Win but Rex not so much
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:56 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horatio54:
Thanks Gary ...
I too like the Rexhall floorplan and quality...It seems even nicer compared to the bland looking Winnebago interior..The conundrum is that an older Rex..1998 is being compared to a 2005 Winnebago,...@50k for either..more extras and style in the rex but newer win...what to do...what to do ?..Are there any issues with the Rex that I may not be aware of ..not this specific one but the Brand in general? I can find out lots about Win but Rex not so much </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If there was less of a spread in years the answer would be easy - Go with the one you like. However we are talking about a 10 year old coach compared to a 3 year old coach for the same money. 50K for a 2005 Winnie sounds low unless you are looking at the most basic entry level Sightseer or a class C coach which is being compared to a older high end coach.

The 10 year old coach will have 10 years of wear and tear and may require some maintenance to get it back into good mechanical shape. My first coach was an 10 year old upscale coach and although I paid to have the coach thouroughly serviced and things brought up to date it burst into flames on the first long highway trip.

Too many variables such as model, miles, condition, history etc.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:20 AM   #6
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OK to make it more interesting here are the details

Coach 1

Vehicle Information
VIN: 3FCNF53S1XJA34245

Vehicle title: Clear

Condition: Used


Features
Type: Motorized class A Slide outs: 2 Water capacity: 91-100 gallons

Length: 35 feet Sleeping capacity: 4 Air conditioners: 2

Fuel type: Gas Awnings: 4 Leveling jacks included: Yes







Description

Vehicle Description

2000 REXHALL XL3550BSL, AWNINGS ON ALL WINDOWS, V-10, 2 ROOF AIRS, 6.5 GEN., DAY & NIGHT SHADES ON ALL WINDOWS, GREAT LAYOUT IN LIVING ROOM, NICE COACH




Coach 2
2005 Winnebago SIGHTSEER 30B Print Version


Title: 05 WINNEBAGO 30FT SIGHTSEER W/SLIDE, WORKHORSE LO MILE

Mileage: 28,034 miles

Location: KENMORE WASHINGTON


Vehicle Information
VIN: 5B4LP57G753402098

Vehicle title: Clear

Condition: Used


Features
Type: Motorized class A Slide outs: 1 Water capacity: --

Length: 30 feet Sleeping capacity: 6 Air conditioners: 2

Fuel type: Gas Awnings: 1 Leveling jacks included: No



Now which one?????
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Forgot... the mileage on the Rexhall is 28,500

And thanks for the info and help, this is sure not an easy decision ..both at the same dealer !! ....Neil Why did your first coach go ablaze ? I'll bet that was an exciting story!!!
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:47 AM   #8
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At 50K each I would look someplace else,
or offer 35K!! They have to ASK something,
but you dont have to pay what they ask!!
I am thinking BUYERS market....TENN.
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A lot of RV parks have a ten year rule, that they don't want anything older than that. My opinion would be bases on usage, short week end trips the older one would be fine and the newer one for long extended trips. But buy what you really want, that's the only way you'll will be happy.
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