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Old 11-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a used Country Coaches

My Wife and I are first time RVs and was wondering if a 2005 Country Coach would be a good coach to start out with. We are going to use it about 6 months a year for business and also some traveling more for business.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:06 PM   #2
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Do you like the coach?

What do you two think of the coach? Buying used is not a bad idea because you can save a lot of initial money output.

Most people pick their coach according to the floor plan. Does the floor plan work for you? Is there room in the shower for you, in the kitchen, bedroom, is the living area comfortable enough for you to spend a few days inside if it is raining and you can't go outside?

These are the things that need to be thought about when you buy a rig.

How old are the tires, will you need to buy new ones? (Tires date out before they wear out on RV's) and you do not want to risk old tires just because they look good.

Do you want a gas or a diesel? Does it have enough storage?

One of the things to think about is (when the slides are in and you stop for lunch) can you reach the fridge. You should always look at a rig with the slides all in. With ours, we can use the rig with the slides in. Helps when just stopping for lunch or at Walmart for the night.

If there are any water stains in the ceiling or cupboards at roof line, RUN in the other direction. Water leaks will kill your rig fast.

Good luck and ask more questions if you have them. Lynne
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i am the owner of a country coach for 5 years. i can tell you it's a quality coach, they built strong, with a timeless fashion.

but beware, there are many models for their 2005 line up. if i wanted to upgrade mine one day, i would only look at magna, a marvelous beauty; or its sibling with lesser features - intrigue.

either way you can't go wrong with getting one, and you WILL be a proud owner of it for the rest of your life!
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:04 PM   #4
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An 05 is the sweet spot for CC. But we need to know what model you are looking at. Monaco built Holiday Rambler, Country Coach, Beaver, and more in the mid 2000s. They were all built well but not equal in many ways. Some are more desirable than others. What are you considering?
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:16 PM   #5
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Bought a '09 Magna in Feb. 2015 for our final retirement vehicle. Great rig, very comfortable and powerful to drive but the maintenance has been horrible due to the Cummins ISX engine. Cummins knows of the problem but refuses to stand behind the bad design.
Gave had the normal stuff, new tires, new batteries, some windows fogged, new front shocks etc.
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We also had an '05 CC and loved it. Be aware though that in the 04-05 time frame most manufactures had problems (EPA caused I think) with blistering fiberglass. Ours had one wall that had the blisters ground off and was beautifully repainted. Less than a year later the blisters returned. It's caused by off-gassing and the only permanent repair is complete replacement of the wall. We traded ours on an 07 Monaco but loved the CC. Go on the owners corners forums and check in on the CC forum. Good luck.
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"Monaco built Holiday Rambler, Country Coach, Beaver, and more in the mid 2000s"

Say what!!!!

Sorry to tell you but Monaco has never,ever built a Country Coach
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"Monaco built Holiday Rambler, Country Coach, Beaver, and more in the mid 2000s"

Say what!!!!

Sorry to tell you but Monaco has never,ever built a Country Coach
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