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Old 05-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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If you had it to do again...

If your current RV disappeared tomorrow (say it was stolen) and you got full market value from your insurance, would you replace it, give up, switch or downsize/upsize?

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Old 05-29-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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I'd get another one; same make and model. I might change the interior color decor a little and tweak some options a tad, but it'd be basically the same thing... probably a 2009 or maybe a 2010 model.

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Old 05-29-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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I'd get another one. Bigger and better.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
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I would get another model just like or similiar to the one we have now. Have been very happy with the rig and no problems at all. One screw loose on a cabnit is the only problem we have had.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:12 PM   #5
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I need another option. Let it be paid off, take time to pay other stuff off, then get something not much bigger but a fair bit nicer.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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I would upgrade to the maxum chassis foer more storage space.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:41 PM   #7
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Replace it with about what we have. GBM has been absorbed by Coachman and the new organization doesn't offer something like our 36' DP

We spent a lot of time looking, making compromises and came up with this one. DP with 1 slide, good CCC, as good of fuel economy as you are going to get in a diesel MH, etc. The bathroom setup was important to us and we would outright reject many other MHs who don't have a similar one.

I really wouldn't want to go through the search again. My guess is that finding something similar to what we have would take a whole lot longer and we would end up having to make a whole new set of compromises.

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #8
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I love what I have,and will keep it until I die,but if I had the bucks,I would buy an Alegro Bus.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:25 PM   #9
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We would replace it with a model from the same manufacturer that is as close a match as we could get to our current motorhome. Are extremely satisfied with what we have.

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Old 05-29-2009, 05:46 PM   #10
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I would go for the same or similar model again. Only real complaint we've had is with broken window shade strings. If I was to do it again, I'd order the rig without shades, take the credit, and buy a better quality aftermarket shade.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #11
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We would get a Newmar Mountain Aire, 45 footer, get rid of the house, and away we'd go!
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:03 PM   #12
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We would upgrade to a DP. Same manufacturer, would be chassis and floor plan decision. Love the WD floor plan, have concerns with gray tank size. Would like a bigger tank.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:16 PM   #13
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Basically stay with the excellent rig that I have. (Same rig and same availability as Chasfm11 above)
This unit meets our needs, comfortable and efficient layout, good ride, good mileage. Would be hard to replace.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:43 AM   #14
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I would buy a nicer rig as todays are automatically going to have more than my 10 year old coach. I doubt I would have to add any money to the pot as the prices are to the consumers favor right now. What ever we would get, I hope it would be as dependable as this one!

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