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Old 03-20-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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New to us 2000 Mountain High Summit

After looking into it for a long time, we decided to hand off our 1991 Rockwood gasser (which had served us well for tens of thousands of miles) to a family getting their first RV, and step up to what (hopefully) will be with us for a long time -- a 2000 Mountain High Summit. We were quite particular about floorplans, and really wanted something that had a lot of floorspace to get down and play with the puppies in the evening, and somehow still had a very usable configuration with the slides in (to make it easy at rest stops, along roadsides, etc).

The fact that it's sitting on a Spartan IFS chassis, has a Cummins ISC, a digital engine monitor... well, those are bonuses for the gearhead in me (but honestly, they were minor considerations overall).

It's got some cosmetic issues here and there that we'll eventually get to, but as my mother would say "it's got good bones" and it was priced quite reasonably for the needs it has.

What I find funny is that despite having a fairly expensive chassis, a nice interior (oak cabinetry, Corian, etc), that it's got steel wheels instead of aluminum. (but then again, it's also got manual awnings and not automatic, so I guess it makes sense).

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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Very nice! Congrats and enjoy!
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It sure looks like you got your puppy playroom , as well as a nice floor plan.
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I really love the big windows, have fun with the pups we do.
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I really love the big windows, have fun with the pups we do.
Yeah, those windows really make it nice and light on the inside (my wife said to me "I don't care how great a deal you find, I will not have a man-cave dark interior"). We were really attracted to Alfas but had concerns about the skin delamination as well as cooling since we spend a lot of time at racetracks where you are sitting in a big asphalt parking lot with no shade.

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Great looking coach. Looks like it should be very comfortable. Spartan makes a fine chassis.
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Congrats...very nice!
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Great looking coach. Love the windows
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Great looking coach and it sounds like it meets your needs well. Congrats!
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really nice rig....love the big couch. Happy travels
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I really like that floorplan. Well done on your purchase. May it last you many miles, and bring you endless smiles.
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Congratulations on moving up. It's a great looking coach. Hope you really enjoy it.
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