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Old 08-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Best Class A Diesel On The Road

So this is a survey of sorts, without the buttons to select this and that.

I'm curious to know what everyone's opinion is as far as the best class A diesel's out there. I know there's a bunch of them, so make your list as long as you want. I just want to see what folks opinions are. Make it cute , make it serious , base it on personal experience or someone else's experience. It doesn't matter. Just throw it out there I'm looking forward to reading the replies
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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I have to say that the build quality I've seen on most of the custom bus-based coaches is simply stupendous compared to 'pure' RV's. And it should be given the huge premium you pay.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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I really like Winnebago. But to be honest once you have a solid chassis like Freightliner and Allison transmissions with cummins or cat engines you are good to go. All the manufacturers have their share of problems just take a look at the posts under each forum.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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I'm voting for MB.




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I do not know if they are still in exhistance or not but Bluebird coachworks was the leader in luxury motorhomes for over 40 years.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
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used 36-40: Cummins powered Damon Ultrasport & Escaper, Newmar Mountain Aire & Dutchstars all rank high on my list of recommends. 01+ won't break the bank either. 01+ Rexhall RoseAir and Visions offer many neat features for the money. If you're interested in something a little more upscale, but still used, Newmar London Aires are really sharp units (as they should be, with MSRPs of $800k+ back when new).

If you're looking for a newer upscale rig, I still side with Dutchstars and King Aires, given their quality. Other nice entry level diesel pushers we were impressed with was Newmar's Ventana and Thor's Astoria.

Of course, Prevost still serves as one of the "benchmarks" of what a nice, high-end motorhome should be...and versions such as those by Marathon or Liberty are nothing short of impressive.

I've been in them all, and each of the units I mentioned above I feel compares favorably to others in their respective price range.
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Prevost does not manufacture motorhomes. All they do is manufacture the shell which in turn is sold to a converter such as Marathon, Renegade, etc.
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Prevost dealers have authorized converters that they will put you in touch with, if you are considering a MH. The reason I choose the ones I did was because their quality seemed to hold up over time. Other rigs...such as Cross Country and Tradewinds delaminate and aren't well and sometimes don't hold up well.
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Ditto...

But you have to define "BEST". Do you have a $$$ range or cap?

If I had the $$$$$$$$$$$, I get a Marathon or a Newell....but alas, I don't have that kind of $$$$$$$.

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No $$$ range or $$$ cap. Just want to see folks opinions. We're not upgrading to a DP any time soon. The little 34' Dolphin gasser is serving us well right now.
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