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Old 12-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #15
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Here is my thought on Tiffin. They build junk...but they will fix their junk if you bring it back to them.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #16
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My vote would be Millennium 2012PrevostMillenniumH_Mill516


I did say Super Bad Ass.

I think this qualifies, How Much?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #17
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Yes, I believe Newell or Prevosts are at the top. But I don't believe that's the relevant answer to anyone who has a budget under $500K, which I believe most RV owners are can be classified. Just like when looking for any material item: car, boat, house, the "best" is always dictacted by your pocket book. However, the "best" in every price category is another story. So, best DP at every price point can be a fair comparison, or every Gasser or 5er at every price point.

So for me, I'm looking in the 300K range. Yes, this may get me a 10-year old Newell, but I don't want a 10-year coach. At this price range, there are a couple of fine DPs that I believe are quality built. But over the last year, it seems that Entegra and AC are the two stand-outs from the rest, but there are several other that are probably right below them, like Tiffin & Winni.

Since I'm in the 3-year window to retire & go full-time, what happens with these models regarding QC, floorplans, and how the manufacturer treats its customers will help decide which direction I go, not just one specific model year since consistency has to be an attribute displayed by any RV manufacturer over a number of years, not just one.
Great Point of View.

Maybe we will put a cap on the question under 400K.

To stimulate the discussion It would have to be within reach of the middle class LOL

Great Discussion folks.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #18
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I bought an entry level coach (Fleetwood Bounder 33U) and in my opinion it is a pretty nice coach, not the best by far, but as an entry level rig it was a great buy, with a lot of livability . Once we get into the lifestyle more (if we do) I'd still be limited to a production model DP at best...money being the constraint. I've always been a middle of the road kinda guy, and I'll probably go out that way too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #19
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Let's go back to the orginal poster's question. Which would mean he would have to say how much he wants to pay. If he wants a Prevost then he can pay for it. If he wants a "common" or "normal" coach then does he want diesel or gas. No good answer to his question with the info we have.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #20
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For the money invested I build the best one, allthough find more decent Ford trucks and good used U-haul boxes will be tougher to do.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #21
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Maybe we will put a cap on the question under 400K.

To stimulate the discussion It would have to be within reach of the middle class LOL
What is considered middle class today...in terms of net worth? I mean, I used to think I was middle class...but no way could I ever consider paying anywhere near $400k for a motorhome, either with cash or 20 years of payments to the bank. Maybe those who believe they are middle class were just born with a longer pair of arms.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #22
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$400k with 5% depreciation per year is $20,000 loss in asset value each year over 20 years. Perhaps even more than $100K in the first 5 years.

I am not sure that fits into the traditional middle class asset mix.
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First of all in your bad a** coach, regardless of price point, the floorplan must work for you. If you look at Monaco/HR, Tiffin, Winnebago do yourself a favor and look at the many choices from Newmar. We were impressed, bought one, and now we love our Dutch Star!
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Here is my thought on Tiffin. They build junk...but they will fix their junk if you bring it back to them.
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If I read the O.P's question correctly then the answer would probably be either Newell Coach or Prevost. Most are only custm ordered unless it's a resale.
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Yes, I believe Newell or Prevosts are at the top...
FWIW, Prevost does not build motorhomes. Prevost builds the shells that several manufacturers convert to motorhomes.
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If I won the Power Ball I would buy 1 Newell, and 1 Prevost. I would let the DW have her pick.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #27
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If money no object, it's a no brainer, NEWELL of course...
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This is a tough one for me. If money was no object I might have either a Newell or Prevost custom made to de-glitz and un-glamorize them. I really don't want to live in the equivalent of a Vegas hotel lobby. No offense to anyone. I think they are wonders to behold - but just not my style. That said - maybe I would just be satisfied with much less in the MH and put a bungalow on a beach - a cabin in the mountains and travel between them every now and then - but still focus on the big adventure of the road. I don't spend time shopping for things I can't afford - so no idea what I might want in the $4-500k range.
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