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Old 10-21-2017, 11:39 AM   #1
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Share your ownership experience of 2013 Cornerstone

Hi, All,
I just put a deposit on a 2013 Cornerstone on K3 chassis, one owner low miles (less than 30K), kept inside while not in use. I'm excited for the first week of November delivery.

While I have owned several Class A's including a Tiffin Phaeton, Allegro Bus, 05 Essex, 08 Affinity, and 08 Newell, I'm not intimately familiar with the CS.

I would welcome any thoughts/experiences you would share that would be useful for both pre post-delivery and ownership.

Regards to all!
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Sounds like a good find. Someone else has already worked out the bugs!
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Here's a good search engine link that will give you several evenings worth of reading about any concerns you may have.
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600hp of Power!!!
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Hi, All,
I just put a deposit on a 2013 Cornerstone on K3 chassis, one owner low miles (less than 30K), kept inside while not in use. I'm excited for the first week of November delivery.

While I have owned several Class A's including a Tiffin Phaeton, Allegro Bus, 05 Essex, 08 Affinity, and 08 Newell, I'm not intimately familiar with the CS.

I would welcome any thoughts/experiences you would share that would be useful for both pre post-delivery and ownership.

Regards to all!
Hopefully all the bugs have been dealt with. Our 2014 just cost us over $12,000 in repairs no longer covered under warranty. (Generator, radiator, slide seals, etc.) Miles should not be a concern. Chassis should be good for a lot more miles-500,000+.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:07 AM   #6
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Ouch! Big Repairs!

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Hopefully all the bugs have been dealt with. Our 2014 just cost us over $12,000 in repairs no longer covered under warranty. (Generator, radiator, slide seals, etc.) Miles should not be a concern. Chassis should be good for a lot more miles-500,000+.
Did you buy it recently, or new?
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Did you buy it recently, or new?

New, in June 2014.
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New, in June 2014.
What a bummer!
Hope your latest effort pays off!
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What a bummer!
Hope your latest effort pays off!
Best of luck!!
Evidently you can't run that 12.5 generator where there is a speck of dust. And Cummins/Onan was not interested at all to inspect the parts that failed-3 brush blocks, 2 stators and a rotor at one time or another.
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Evidently you can't run that 12.5 generator where there is a speck of dust. And Cummins/Onan was not interested at all to inspect the parts that failed-3 brush blocks, 2 stators and a rotor at one time or another.
That is too bad!
Do you have a lot of hours, or just the environment where you used it?
I have seen the 12.5KW Onans that had over 7.5K hours and was still running strong. That was a good, rather unfortunately expensive, lesson.

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That is too bad!
Do you have a lot of hours, or just the environment where you used it?
I have seen the 12.5KW Onans that had over 7.5K hours and was still running strong. That was a good, rather unfortunately expensive, lesson.

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Only dusty conditions were when entering or exiting campgrounds. 700 or so hours. I am convinced that it was defective from the get-go. First problems were at 200 or so hours. Onan just didn't give a rip once we were out of warranty. Just bandaids until out of warranty-then no help.
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Only dusty conditions were when entering or exiting campgrounds. 700 or so hours. I am convinced that it was defective from the get-go. First problems were at 200 or so hours. Onan just didn't give a rip once we were out of warranty. Just bandaids until out of warranty-then no help.
Did you just trade it, or sold it and bought the DS? I never owned an Entegra, but did own an 05 Essex which I really liked. I'm going to take a look at it next week. I have also arranged to look at an Essex and a 2008 Monaco Signature. Although I have a deposit on the CS, but I may end up with the Essex or the Signature.
I hope you like your DS!
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Update

Here is an update to my original post.
I went to look at the 2013 Cornerstone which I had a deposit on.Just prior to my trip, I had a lead from a good friend about a 2008 Signature, original owner, 42K mi in pristine condition. After seeing both, the CS, and the Sig, I opted to go with the Sig. Some of the features that influenced my decision were; the fit and finish, the color of the interior, 600 series Aqua Hot, Vorad, just to name a few. The CS while not a single owner was also in great condition. This actually made it a rather hard decision to make. Here is a photo.
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The signature is a great coach pending on what your going to have to pay to get it... the cornerstone is 5 to 6 years newer and thatís big in lots of different departments.. need to hear prices on both coaches to really compare apples to apples..
The signature looks beautiful and I am sure that the inside interior is gorgeous... that old fashioned halogen lighting in those years were
Incredibly beautiful and just sets the most elegant atmosphere.. Jmo
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