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Old 03-19-2014, 05:21 AM   #15
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X3 or however many!
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:27 AM   #16
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The best class A is the one that fits your needs and budget. No bigger, no smaller. You don't need to buy a rig to impress others. That is where we often go wrong. Be aware of what you need as opposed to what you want, they are two entirely different things. Pick the rig that you like and don't worry about others opinions.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #17
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Alpine 40' fdts
Sorry, I think you're mistaken. It's the Alpine 40 MDTS
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:07 AM   #18
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I think we are missing the point. The OP is asking a simple question. What coach has the best quality as related to price. They are not asking anything about affordability or a floor plan that works for them. They are simply asking what coach has the best quality in relation to the coaches price. Most bang for your buck in the quality department would be another way to ask the question. Marathon obviously has great quality but is that level of quality a good deal in relation to price? Maybe a fleetwood storm's quality level is a better bargain for the asking price. I think this is the direction the OP was going.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:02 AM   #19
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For us it was the one we could afford to pay for with cash, and had the quality, features, capacities, fit and finish we wanted. It was 18 years old, the interior was like new, service records and upgrades. After two years it prove we wanted to continue to camp and travel. We upgraded to the same brand, length, but with more features and power. Again, used, 15 years old, and after another year, and over 70 nights, we could not be any happier. After years of shopping, used and new, shows, dealers, and walking and talking to other owners in campgounds we landed in Foretravels.

I talked to a new owner the other day of another brand major brand. He had just gotten his back from the dealer, where they had it for warranty work since October till 3/17. He said he made a great deal on the new price, and had now saved paying for storage all those months as well. Different way of thinking about things I guess.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:16 PM   #20
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I could say my Sunstar 27N is the best value but it sure wouldn't be for a family of 4 or more. We don't like spending that much time inside anyway and at only 28' long, it is very maneuverable and has a full queen size bed.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:20 PM   #21
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X 3
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80% of current owner say there's is best.
And they are correct - because it's best for THEM. That's why it's impossible for me or anyone else to tell another person what's best for them.
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As stated by many, "best" is very hard to define. But as I understand your question, first anything that is on Prevost Running gear. Then you could include anything from Newell. I would also include the Spartan chassis in "top of the line" running gear. IMHO, these are true "million mile chassis". Tiffin also builds its own chassis, and some of the top RVs on the market. The Freightliner chassis finds it way under a lot of very fine coachs.

I love the Newell's steerable Tag (the rear most wheels turn at low speed to make it easier to park) but you could drop 2 mil to get into a new one. I doubt you would be asking which is "best for the dollar" if you were planing on spending that kind of money.

We are going a bit different way. Instead being built on a "bus" chassis, we are having one built on a class 8 chassis. That means the "front" of the RV is an over the road "semi". But again its easy to get up there in price. We are putting over a mil in one, and it will be a year before we can pick it up! So we looked at what was around and my Dad fell in love with the Newmar. It was our opinion that this was the easiest bus to drive in high winds- equal to the Newell we drove that cost about four times as much.

Now we have about zero experience with actually owning these units, but I thought I would share what we have learned so far. Frankly I think you would have a hard time finding a "bad" motorhome when you get over the $400,000 mark. If you are looking for a lot less then that price level, then you might be looking for a used one of the above, or go look at a few new ones in your price range. Your not going to "wear out" any of the class A diesels, (unless your doing a huge amount to traveling over a longer time).

Hope this gives you a bit of info that is of value


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