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Old 07-07-2014, 06:38 PM   #57
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As the saying goes........Last one first........and you already had one.......That Newell on page 3 sure is a eye catcher! You would look good behind the wheel! We are only going around one time........
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with that pocket, i would go with the top-st line in the market like newell and the longest 45ft. it's a status; i am sure it will grab a lot of turning heads. i would not mind a 2 or 3 years old with a few grand miles on it, as only as it keeps in like-new condition. go with the best!!





With $250k? Maybe a good down payment but sure not the full price!
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With $250k? Maybe a good down payment but sure not the full price!
he was teasing, of course

But a great point on life being short!
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Have you and your wife come close to making your minds up? Did you sell your Coach? As the year's fly by, especially the older we get, the faster they go by.........I have come to the conclusion that we are just visiting this earth........The longest part of your life will begin when you leave here..........
Buy what you can afford.........and have fun everyday........and keep those smiles in your profile photo!
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Have you and your wife come close to making your minds up? Did you sell your Coach? As the year's fly by, especially the older we get, the faster they go by.........I have come to the conclusion that we are just visiting this earth........The longest part of your life will begin when you leave here..........
Buy what you can afford.........and have fun everyday........and keep those smiles in your profile photo!
Hear Hear!

No, now I'm more confused and afraid than ever before. I got a bad case of researchitus.

This is a little known condition that happens when one researches too much, for too long. Symptoms usually include fear of buying a new bus and having issues, fear of buying an old bus that already has problems, fear of buying a slightly used bus that was probably traded in because it was a lemon, fear of over paying, fear of getting ripped on your trade-in, fear of buying a bus too long, and fear of buying one too short. not to mention fear of "underpowered" and "not enough ccc" and "it needs new tires"

My short list on RVT.com is over 150 buses long, I'm preparing for the impending war with salesmen, and I intend to win this war, if not for me, then for the great country I'm proud to call home!

Har Har.

In all seriousness, I need to really settle how important that tag axle is to me. That's going to make a big impact. Do I decide to go longer than 40ft or not. I want the driving stability, but I like the idea of maneuverability of a shorter coach

Tiffin, American Coach / Fleetwood, Newmar are charging the front lines near the trenches.

I've already blown Thor off the battleground, I just see too many vehement complaints about customer service. Older Monaco's are in sights, but unsure of the roadmaster chassis just yet. Some say it's awesome, some say it rides more like a 1950's school bus with a tank on top of it. And there are a few country coaches and beavers scattered around the field too.
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with that pocket, i would go with the top-st line in the market like newell and the longest 45ft. it's a status; i am sure it will grab a lot of turning heads. i would not mind a 2 or 3 years old with a few grand miles on it, as only as it keeps in like-new condition. go with the best!!





it's a status;

That statement caught my attention. A status? Maybe I don't get what was meant by that but is that any reason at all to buy an RV? Or anything? Maybe for some.
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No, now I'm more confused and afraid than ever before. I got a bad case of researchitus.



This is a little known condition that happens when one researches too much, for too long. Symptoms usually include fear of buying a new bus and having issues, fear of buying an old bus that already has problems, fear of buying a slightly used bus that was probably traded in because it was a lemon, fear of over paying, fear of getting ripped on your trade-in, fear of buying a bus too long, and fear of buying one too short. not to mention fear of "underpowered" and "not enough ccc" and "it needs new tires"



My short list on RVT.com is over 150 buses long, I'm preparing for the impending war with salesmen, and I intend to win this war, if not for me, then for the great country I'm proud to call home!



Har Har.



In all seriousness, I need to really settle how important that tag axle is to me. That's going to make a big impact. Do I decide to go longer than 40ft or not. I want the driving stability, but I like the idea of maneuverability of a shorter coach



Tiffin, American Coach / Fleetwood, Newmar are charging the front lines near the trenches.



I've already blown Thor off the battleground, I just see too many vehement complaints about customer service. Older Monaco's are in sights, but unsure of the roadmaster chassis just yet. Some say it's awesome, some say it rides more like a 1950's school bus with a tank on top of it. And there are a few country coaches and beavers scattered around the field too.

My advice.......

Go to MHSRV and PPL in Texas where you can go in person and look at hundreds of motorhomes on one lot. Go inside each one. You will get the feeling in your gut, when you see the one for you.

Did you see the first transformers movie ? Great line in the movie when the used car salesman says....

“Let me tell you somethin', son: A driver don't pick the car, nuh-uh...the car picks the driver. It's a mystical bond between man and machine.”
—Bobby Bolivia to Sam Witwicky, Transformers

I believe there is some truth in there.... The "right" RV will "pick" you !
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When I was researching my current rig I went through stages of "researchitis". My head would start hurting so I had to just back away for a while. Then suddenly Tiffin came out with this new model and bam that was it. When you find your perfect rig you will know it.

That Newell may be super nice to some people, but it is to fancy and shiny for this country boy. We would spend all our time trying to keep it shiny. While looking at motorhomes last week the salesman showed us an Entegra Cornerstone. We did not care for it at all except for the huge shower. It had to much glass and was way to shiny.
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it's a status;

That statement caught my attention. A status? Maybe I don't get what was meant by that but is that any reason at all to buy an RV? Or anything? Maybe for some.
Oh I'm sure status comes into play for some - but seriously, I know the guy, and he was funning me
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When I was researching my current rig I went through stages of "researchitis". My head would start hurting so I had to just back away for a while. Then suddenly Tiffin came out with this new model and bam that was it. When you find your perfect rig you will know it.

That Newell may be super nice to some people, but it is to fancy and shiny for this country boy. We would spend all our time trying to keep it shiny. While looking at motorhomes last week the salesman showed us an Entegra Cornerstone. We did not care for it at all except for the huge shower. It had to much glass and was way to shiny.
Yeah on that newell.. the first time my dog got nervous and decided to leave me a present in there, I would freak out
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My advice.......

Go to MHSRV and PPL in Texas where you can go in person and look at hundreds of motorhomes on one lot. Go inside each one. You will get the feeling in your gut, when you see the one for you.

Did you see the first transformers movie ? Great line in the movie when the used car salesman says....

“Let me tell you somethin', son: A driver don't pick the car, nuh-uh...the car picks the driver. It's a mystical bond between man and machine.”
—Bobby Bolivia to Sam Witwicky, Transformers

I believe there is some truth in there.... The "right" RV will "pick" you !
I'm right on top of ppl, and watch their site. When I get my bus back from having the mirrors swapped I'm heading north to mhsrv, colleyville, and nirv

The one that does stink is the tiffin dealer in town is not very well liked or highly talked about. But I'm still gonna go look But if I was left with them to do my service.... oohh i dunno.
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Jay, no matter what you get, it must hold at least 2 SAT TV dishes (one for DirecTV and one for Dish) otherwise you ain't got any status to talk about.

(Inside joke folks!)

Seriously, I would be a tad concerned picking a full time rig of less than 39-40'. OTOH, I think that length might be a sweet spot for both room to live in and accessing more places. You do a lot of driving and a longer wheel base length, thus better handling, might be a major factor when sorting out the essentials of a replacement.

Additionally, the longer coach will give you more rooftop options for solar panels and, yes, satellite dish placement. (Come on, you know you are just jealous. LOL)

Obviously, going without a tag means paying close attention to available axle weights to ensure you can stuff your coach with all you want and have room for upgrades like solar panels and such if you think you will go that route.

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Jay, no matter what you get, it must hold at least 2 SAT TV dishes (one for DirecTV and one for Dish) otherwise you ain't got any status to talk about.

(Inside joke folks!)

Seriously, I would be a tad concerned picking a full time rig of less than 39-40'. OTOH, I think that length might be a sweet spot for both room to live in and accessing more places. You do a lot of driving and a longer wheel base length, thus better handling, might be a major factor when sorting out the essentials of a replacement.

Additionally, the longer coach will give you more rooftop options for solar panels and, yes, satellite dish placement. (Come on, you know you are just jealous. LOL)

Obviously, going without a tag means paying close attention to available axle weights to ensure you can stuff your coach with all you want and have room for upgrades like solar panels and such if you think you will go that route.

Happy Hunting.
Actually, yes I am! I want to record 5 shows at a time to be quite truthful, and in my next rig, I'll be a convert, you've convinced me.

What did you do to your back!!??
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Jay, no matter what you get, it must hold at least 2 SAT TV dishes (one for DirecTV and one for Dish) otherwise you ain't got any status to talk about.

(Inside joke folks!)

Seriously, I would be a tad concerned picking a full time rig of less than 39-40'. OTOH, I think that length might be a sweet spot for both room to live in and accessing more places. You do a lot of driving and a longer wheel base length, thus better handling, might be a major factor when sorting out the essentials of a replacement.

Additionally, the longer coach will give you more rooftop options for solar panels and, yes, satellite dish placement. (Come on, you know you are just jealous. LOL)

Obviously, going without a tag means paying close attention to available axle weights to ensure you can stuff your coach with all you want and have room for upgrades like solar panels and such if you think you will go that route.

Happy Hunting.
And actually YOU are a perfect person to ask! How many times have you been caught in that 43 foot rig, in a driving position, where you wish all of a sudden, it was a little shorter?
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