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Old 10-28-2011, 09:51 PM   #29
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BBeane--LOL, yes...I meant to say Class C. Duh.

We're hitting the lots tomorrow to kick a few tires. Wish us luck!! Thanks again to everyone for your responses.

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Old 10-29-2011, 06:08 AM   #30
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Best of luck in your search--

Remember, not too many folks walk into a RV dealership with a pocket full of cash. If you find something you "can't live without", make a ridiculously low offer- You can always go up- Be tough!

Oh, we all knew what you meant with your "Class 3" comment.

We've had quite a few campers come into the Campground we stay at in Maine in the past few summers, that are in Itasca "Navions" or Winnebago "Views". They have a Mercedes Diesel engine and they claim they get 18-20 MPG.
That's more than twice what many of us get--

Good luck, and please keep us posted on your progress--

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Old 10-29-2011, 07:00 AM   #31
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For me it's about Brand, I would stay away from most of the Big Boys. Read Read Read, for example Lazy Daze is a small class C manufacturer that has very happy customers. Another highly rated company is Northwoods ( travel trailers) Remember, any product is only as good as the company that stands behind it....G
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I thought I give my two cents.....A couple months back I decided to upgrade fron a 21ft monaco class c , one of the problems I encountered with a older motorhome is the lack of serviceable parts available when needed ...So many times I had to create something I needed to repair the motorhome.
I finally this year decided I was done with this old lady(the motorhome) even though everything works. I was disappointed at the quality of vehicles available in the northwest where I live. I had in my mind after what I saw the vehicle had to be a 2000 model year or newer due to the motorhomes I encountered . I prefer class c's for their driveability and the cost advantage they have over class a's when it comes to being serviced. One issue I fought was keeping the rain we have out of the old rig, The rubber roof's on late model motorhomes really turned me off with the stains and the shape they were in after 5 years up here.
I had a customer purchase a brand new lazydaze class c a year ago , I noticed servicing it over the past year that the new vehicle look and smell had not left it in the 14,000 miles they drove the motorhome. So After a week of disappointments I searched and found a 2002 . with the aluminum skin and one piece aluminum roof not to mention the factory aircraft paint,this thing still looks new. I am pleased with my purchase.
I have also found that if parts are needed ,All I need to do is call the company to purchase what I need ,something monaco could not provide. It pays to buy something that has been made the same way for so many years

Just something to think about
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #33
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Make sure you check the tires. Look for the date manufactured; most will age out before they wear out. It gets really expensive to replace six or eight MH tires.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:27 AM   #34
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$50k buys ALOT of 2007+ newer gas moho in like new condition. I would not disclose what $$$ you have to spend.
At the 6 digit budget level you can even spend a few $$ renting units to see what features you absolutely need and what you want.

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