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Old 09-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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I've been investigating B+ models for a first purchase since there"s only the two of us. I've compiled a list of makes recommended to me: Holiday Rambler Augusta, Winnebago View/View/View Profile/Aspect, Leisure, Triple E, Nexus, Phoenix Cruiser, BT Cruiser and Coach House.

Do any of you see any of the above RVs that tend to spend a lot of time in the repair shop? Are there other B+ RVs I should consider?
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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We are in the same boat.

Nexus caught our eye, but the Coachmen concord is tops on our list for best bang for the buck so far. At first we didnt want to go near Coachmen due to old complaints concerning leaks....but found out they use a new membrane material and a improved cab to eliminate some of the old issues. Our mindset is that we can live with aesthetic or 'do it your self' maintenance. But structurally, we want to avoid a nightmare.

In the past month we been visiting all the RV lots in our area to get a feel for workmanship and what not. Thor was one that attracted us at first....but after another visit to one of the models, we realized Thor's workmanship is just pretty materials stuck on with glue and staples. They may have a great floor frame to help make the unit as one, where most makes weld the floor frame off of a couple main beams. Thor supposed to have a stronger design. To me the MH is a home with earthquakes and is a great selling point. But if the rest of the unit is 'rental' grade, then on the overall picture...we can live with a little more noise during rides. This is just an example of what we are finding in our homework process.

Sure there are a few quality B+'s out there, but we found that the concord 220le offers some luxary, great layout and a nice price. Plus we are not interested in a slide out, due to living in Canada and the freeze/thaw factor. Just like cars...more moving parts, the more things can go wrong.

Concerning Deisel..no thanx. A few pennies saved in gas vs. long term maintenance coast can go either way imo. Only benefit I see is mountain climbing. But after reading a few owners modding their front end and motor, its no longer an issue for them.

Again, this is based on my homework so far and could change anytime haha.

Anyways, I will keep on eye on this thread. Gl on on your search.

Cheers.
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I totally agree with Josewales in his assessment on the Coachmen Concord.
We owned a 2007 Concord and it was an excellent coach. The rear cap leaked so I "eternabonded" it to solve the problem. No other issues with the Ford drivetrain or the coach itself. This was the only motorhome we have ever owned that didn't live in the warranty department for the first year!
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Do you mean it's in the shop a lot or that you like it a lot?
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I like it a lot!
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I like it a lot!
The Unity caught my attention as well. Do you have the IB, TB, MB or CB floor plan?
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We got the murphy bed with the theater seating.
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We got the murphy bed with the theater seating.
A few questions about that floor plan, as that was one of two or three that appealed to me. How is that fold away table for eating purposes. Do you have enough room on it?
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A few questions about that floor plan, as that was one of two or three that appealed to me. How is that fold away table for eating purposes. Do you have enough room on it?
I loved the MB but ultimately chose the TB because, if the slide and/or bed mechanism failed, I wouldn't be able to use it. The overall floor plan and that bathroom are fabulous, though! The TB has more cubic feet of storage, and there is an extra bed to be made where the dining table is.
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A few questions about that floor plan, as that was one of two or three that appealed to me. How is that fold away table for eating purposes. Do you have enough room on it?
We have plenty of room for eating, playing cards, etc. on the folding table. Most of the time we are living outside under the awning or under our 10'x10' canopy. When we are travelling we often eat lunch in the theater seats at the table without even opening the slide. If the slide or bed mechanisms fail we will have to cross that road if and when it comes to that. The slide and murphy bed can be operated manually in an emergency.
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We have plenty of room for eating, playing cards, etc. on the folding table. Most of the time we are living outside under the awning or under our 10'x10' canopy. When we are travelling we often eat lunch in the theater seats at the table without even opening the slide. If the slide or bed mechanisms fail we will have to cross that road if and when it comes to that. The slide and murphy bed can be operated manually in an emergency.
Thanks for the input. I too wondered about malfunction of the slide and m-bed. I'm glad it can still be operated manually. Is it a complicated procedure for manual operation?
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No for the slide and yes for the bed.
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We are very happy with our Unity 24MB a great layout and performance is outstanding. I am 6'4" and a solid 250. Although it is tight I don't feel claustrophobic. We just spend a couple of days in the rain at Bryce and it was fine. Is it a bit of a hassle to go from bed to seating yes but the trade off is comfort for both seating and sleeping.
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