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Old 12-02-2015, 05:12 PM   #15
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Gee, let's see, nope, the only thing I'm missing is those pesky monthly payments. LOL
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:13 PM   #16
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Mine is a 2002 Monaco Knight,it has 45000 miles on it and it hasn't given me any trouble.I am always working on it but it's because it's things I want to do to it.It's in great shape looks and runs good.One thing I have learned on this sight,on these coaches thing are going to brake or quite,it don't matter if it's a old coach or a new one.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:30 PM   #17
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Owners of older MH's. What are you missing compared to newer ones?

J'ever notice that with electric shades you can sit in the recliner and raise them, and THEN get up to open the windows?
J'ever notice that gloss-finished floors show every speck of dust ALL of the time, but mat-finished floors don't?
Yep. You can get more "bling", but not better!
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:32 PM   #18
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The difference in cost is one thing you won't miss.

As far as the difference from a 2007 to a 2014 coach, I doubt it would be anything that would be a deal breaker.

Our coach has a very nice interior with the necessary amenities, it is very livable. It only has 2 slides, I do wish I had 4 but it is not worth the cost to upgrade.

We bought our 2002 Windsor in 2008, it had ~55K miles on it, it now has 105K. It has been a good coach, some problems, some self inflicted
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:35 PM   #19
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Gee, let's see, nope, the only thing I'm missing is those pesky monthly payments. LOL
Agree

A bigger issue is the depreciation, the percentage decreases every year.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:16 PM   #20
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The biggest thing you'll miss out on buying an older coach is the 20% depreciation you'll experience buying a new one.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:55 PM   #21
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20% as soon as you drive away from the dealer,
in the second year another 10%.............etc
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:59 PM   #22
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Thumbs up

1. Slides.
2. Air ride.
3. Large exterior mirrors.
4. Larger Towing capabilities.
5. Leveling system.
6. Larger Blk/Gray/fresh water tank's

In that order.



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Old 12-03-2015, 12:21 AM   #23
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We have an 07 and it has most of the things that are on the new ones.

Aqua-hot
slide out basement trays
maint free batteries
solar panels
pure sine wave inverter
residential refrig
4 slides
upgraded TV's
all electric shades (MCD)
winegard trav'lr sat antenna
tag axel
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No Def
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:21 AM   #24
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Be shore you are able to locate the small stulf.

If you are going to buy a new M.H. or a used one the first thing I would do is make sure they have all the paper works on everything in the M.H. because be leave me after you had it for a year or two and something go wrong with one of the perks you will be looking all over for the paper works for that item.
Been their done that .
Be sure and fine out where everything is located .
Just a thought.
P.S. I have a 1997 36' Dolphin M.H. and I have all the paper work on just about everything in the M.H.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:54 AM   #25
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What am I missing?

Large payments
Large registration and insurance bills
Slides and extra space
5000 pounds of extra weight to move around
Ice maker
Leveling Jacks
8-10 Gal hot water tank (mine is only 6)
Advanced climate control system
LED lights and an interior that looks like a casino

Everything else is hardly noticeable
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Owners of older MH's. What are you missing compared to newer ones?

This comparison is for diesel pushers above entry level

2016
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Well the new ones mostly come "all electric" now
6 up to 16 batteries !
Large capacity pure sign wave inverters
200 + watts of solar from the factory is an option on some
Electronic touch screens control EVERYTHING on some
Wireless iPad control on some
Side radiator models now mostly have mechanically vs hydraulic fans
More complicated engine emission controls
Heated tile floors on some
AquaHot has a propane fired model available
Steerable tag on some
Wheelchair lifts from factory on some
LED lighting mostly standard now

2007
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"All electric" not very common
4 to 6 batteries
PSW inverters not very common
Solar is aftermarket only
Flat screen TV is not ubiquitous
Discreet switches and control panels mostly
iPad not invented yet ?
No DEF required in engine
Heated tile floor rare
AquaHot is diesel
Tag does not steer
Wheelchair lifts not available
LED lighting is aftermarket only

Anyone think of others ?
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We bought a 2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT and couldn't be happier!
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I have a 2005 DS and wish I had the larger battery bank (or at least the space for batteries) of the newer units. A residential refrigerator sounds nice (if I had more solar and battery) but my Norcold is working just great.

I do not want the all-electric aspect of the newer units (particularly stove top and oven). My oven is a convection/microwave and I would love to have a good ole plain jane gas oven (in addition to a small microwave).

I have newer TV's, entertainment system, and stereo. A newer dish that pulls in multiple satellites simultaneously would be nice but not worth the cost (to me).

None of the following is worth the cost of new but...
I could go for the complete lack of paint chips and/or weathering of a new coach.
Single piece front windshield or at least windshield wipers that laid flat would be nice.
TV on the side of the living room might be fun to try.

That's it, I guess....
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