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Old 11-23-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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250K to Spend what to do?

I'm going to Retire in the next year or so. I'm selling one of my huse and buying an RV for extended travel out west. Looking to Purchase and RV, Budget is 250,000. I like new or nearly new. I dont want a 10 year old coach.

I'm leaning twords the Newmar Ventana 4037 all electyric pretty loaded up. Am i missing anything ? Fleetwood ?

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I can't think of a faster way to turn 250 into a 100. Have fun.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
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I can't think of a faster way to turn 250 into a 100. Have fun.
Some say it can be faster if you save/give it for your kids. Some seem to think they will enjoy it more when the kids have it.

Personally do not believe the aforementioned. We will be giving our kids lots of well used toys.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:25 PM   #4
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250K to Spend what to do?
Give it to me ???
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The Ventana was very, VERY close to the numbers we could do, but not quite...

Come down to National Indoor sales,
the LOADED all electric 4369 we dealt on last year got down to about $230k IIRC

2015 Newmar Ventana 4369 Class A Diesel Lewisville, TX National Indoor RV Centers

And Texas RV Dealer, Used RVs for sale, motorhome sales, new RVs is right down the street from us...
WOW, they have 1000 coaches it seems like... including the Foretravel REALM for a BIT more than $250k !!!!


but we ended up with a nice Monaco and am happy with it in spite of some 'adjustments' it needs...
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For way less you could buy either a decent used coach or a truck and trailer. Have you ever owned or driven an RV before?
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All electric is a great choice. If you have the opportunity, go to one of the shows where it's easier to compare units. You don't necessarily get a better deal at a show but it's a good place to start.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:09 PM   #7
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Take a look at this one. For your budget you could get an "Essex" that is still in "like new" condition. 500 HP engine. 12.5K generator. 3 A/C heat pump units.....and luxury galore !
The MSRP price of this coach was over $715,000 in 2008 !




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I'm going to Retire in the next year or so. I'm selling one of my huse and buying an RV for extended travel out west. Looking to Purchase and RV, Budget is 250,000. I like new or nearly new. I dont want a 10 year old coach.

I'm leaning twords the Newmar Ventana 4037 all electyric pretty loaded up. Am i missing anything ? Fleetwood ?

Thanks
There are lots of good coaches out there. The question is which one would be best for you. This usually comes down to "we don't know what we don't know." As has been stated earlier, have you ever owned or driven an RV? Do you know the pros and cons of a Class A diesel, versus a Class A gasser, versus a fifth wheel and pickup?

You may want to go out and rent an RV for a weekend or a week to see if you like the lifestyle and if you are comfortable with what you are driving. If you go that route, make notes of what you like and what you don't like and then use that to help to narrow your choices down.

Above all else you don't want to spend a cool quarter of a million and find out you really don't like the hassles of owning an RV or that you are not comfortable driving/living in one.
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Take a look at this one. For your budget you could get an "Essex" that is still in "like new" condition. 500 HP engine. 12.5K generator. 3 A/C heat pump units.....and luxury galore !
The MSRP price of this coach was over $715,000 in 2008 !




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Wish that one had come up before we bought the Magna! Ours was right at $750,000 in 2009 and we paid far more than the Essex asking price earlier this year then the engine blew up adding to the cost and frustration!
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Words of caution,new,nearly new,or 10 years old,they all are a money pit.Some people thinks just by buying new you don't have problems.WRONG.
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Newmar is a good choice if the floorplan is what you and yours like. New is nice .. I've bought my share of towables new for sure. I read you don't want a 10 year old coach and I get it . but what about a 2-5 year coach? you can get substantially more OR save and spend less than 250. With that $ I'd move more a little older and more upscale... Dutch star and up etc.
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Contrary to many posts regarding buying an RV here, there are many that buy new for a multitude of reasons, are quit happy, and are even first time RVers. And, the world does not wobble on its axis when a new MH is purchased .

Yes, you can buy a slightly used Ferrari for the same price a a new Porsche Turbo, but for many reasons, the new Porsche can be a better car for a lot of people. Same with RVs from my perspective.

I have a couple posts on pages 4 & 5 in the thread below about the purchasing of our first RV and Class A last year, as well as considerations for renting as part of the purchasing proces FWIW.

Renting your Class A

I will add, that at a $250k budget there are proably some differences in considerations. For example, some of the features and improvements between a new gasser and one that is just a couple years old can be pretty significant. With a $250k DP budget not sure how how that may apply.....

But on the other hand, it seems that 80% of RVs are inhabited by at least one, and sometimes many, dogs and cats, which is a non starter for us no matter what RV is under consideration. Not to mention, just why would someone be selling a coach just a year or two old, which is a very big question to get answered......

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Don't buy new. Get a "luxury" coach that is a few years old. Check the American Coach line.
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$250k will get you an extremely nice HDT & luxury 5-r. Lifestyle RV & DRV come to mind or even used Hitchhikers & Carriage.

Everyone seems to assume you're wanting a motorhome. But since you posted in General Discussion & not the Motorhome forums, I'm throwing out a 5-r as an option.

Can you give us some indication where you're leaning?

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