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Old 09-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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We've begun our exploration for a used Class A that will suit our retirement needs. Along the way I've noticed a number of really nice coaches built on the Workhorse chassis. But my question simply is, is it worth taking the chance on a coach built on a discontinued chassis that had so many issues in the first place and now I would assume is difficult if not impossible to find parts for, not to mention trying to find someone who knows how to work on them. Would love to hear what others think about this whole matter.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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But my question simply is, is it worth taking the chance on a coach built on a discontinued chassis that had so many issues in the first place and now I would assume is difficult if not impossible to find parts for, not to mention trying to find someone who knows how to work on them. Would love to hear what others think about this whole matter.
I agree with what you said 100%
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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I have no problems with my Workhorse Chassis and there are shops everywhere that work on them. Parts are not a problem as far as I know.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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We've begun our exploration for a used Class A that will suit our retirement needs. Along the way I've noticed a number of really nice coaches built on the Workhorse chassis. But my question simply is, is it worth taking the chance on a coach built on a discontinued chassis that had so many issues in the first place and now I would assume is difficult if not impossible to find parts for, not to mention trying to find someone who knows how to work on them. Would love to hear what others think about this whole matter.

Let your doubts be your guide as the aggravation is not needed. You've answered your own question.
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Depends on what chassis the coach is built on, the W-24 had no recall problems and a better brake system on chassis.
Have no problem maintaining my W-22.
Plenty of good used Newmars on W-24 CHASSIS.
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Oh now now now.

WH has parts and service.

Ford may need lots of fixes for handling issues.

It's about even.

My W-20D ia grand.
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If I found the motorhome that was in the condition I wanted, the right brand, price range, floorplan, etc I wouldn't hesitate to buy either GM or Ford.
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I would not own a Ford product but I wouldn't advise you not to buy one.
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I would not own a WH, but I wouldn't advise you not to buy one.
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We've begun our exploration for a used Class A that will suit our retirement needs. Along the way I've noticed a number of really nice coaches built on the Workhorse chassis. But my question simply is, is it worth taking the chance on a coach built on a discontinued chassis that had so many issues in the first place and now I would assume is difficult if not impossible to find parts for, not to mention trying to find someone who knows how to work on them. Would love to hear what others think about this whole matter.
I also have a W20D chassis. There was a Brake recall which was handled. Other than that no problems. Rush Trucks handles my service and have no problem getting parts. The MH does not require the diesel additive and gets 11/12 mpg towing a CRv. I would say that is great.
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Blondes or Brunets,,,,,, that is the real question....... Find the one you like, and go for that. I am a Chevy guy, so workhorse for me. My sister swears by Ford!,,, ( she is confused,,,LOL)
It is important that you find the floor plan that you like as mentioned before, and go with that, the rest is just nuts and bolts!!!!

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I'm GM guy myself, but for some reason, I really was looking for a class A on the Ford/V10 chassis. I think it was mostly due to the fact that my class C was on a Ford and I had absolutely no issues with it. I found a Bounder on the WH, was ready to make the deal, but, a Southwind (on a Ford) came up and was really more in my price range so I bought it instead.
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Look for a Workhorse W24. This chassis became available on 2005 and later models.

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