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Old 07-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #15
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Here's another angle.

Where do you spend the bulk of your time?

In our case we have a home in Florida but spend 6-7 months in our motorhome. We have had 2 Newmars and have been pleased with both of them.

However we my buy a Tiffen for our next mh. Not because of any preceived difference in quality but because of the location of the manufacturing plant.

You can go "home" to the plant for occasional work on your mh for both companies. But you can go to Tiffen year around without serve winter weather concerns. Also in our case anytime we come up out of Florida the factory would be an easy stop for us.

Your situation may be different. Perhaps the Newmar plant location is better for you.

Just another consideration while making your choice.

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Old 07-08-2010, 12:51 PM   #16
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I'm just not sure why anybody would want to buy a 2011 DP, no matter what the brand. There are so many deals out there on barely used, not close to being broken in, diesel pushers for 1/3 what a new one would cost. I'm only sayin'.......

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Old 07-08-2010, 01:08 PM   #17
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I purchased a new MH because it came with a new warranty. I was concerned about used motorhomes without a manufacture warranty. I am too new to know when I'm getting an excellent deal or a rip off. I read horror stories of delamination found after the sale. Extended warranties that had small print. Extended warranties that were no good. etc.. Also, negotiating a new price was getting real close to used retail on many. Even now, my used NADA price is not too far from what I paid. Knowing first, to take off 25-30% off the MSRP as your starting negoiating point. RV sales is a racket. Nobody ever said it was a good investment. Each one has their own reason for buying something way over-priced that only decreases in value. Rip Rip Rip. After having owned two MH's, I have a better understanding of what to look for. In the end, it's still a loss and a high risk, high ticket purchase item. I never saw high end, barely used motorhomes at 1/3 the retail price.

If there was a one year old $500,000.00 MH for sale at $150k, I would be very suspicious.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:10 PM   #18
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The big five in midrange motor homes are Fleetwood, Monaco, Newmar, Tiffin, and Winnebago (listed in alphabetical order ) I would try to look at all five before putting my money down. There are partisans and haters of all brands of motor homes. We love ours and the maker went broke. But then if I had had a coach still under factory warranty and was stiffed, I would be VERY unhappy. BTW Fleetwood was bought out and Honored their warranties. And of course Winnebago never was in trouble. Winnie is likely the most innovative of the bunch. I also like the American Coach line a lot which is part of Fleetwood.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:11 AM   #19
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I will second the recommendation of Newmar. We built an Allstar and picked it up last October. Only minor issues since then and most of them operator error. In every case, Newmar dealt with us as though we were the only ones calling them. Very impressive. A couple of issues arose over a weekend and the Newmar service rep called back on Monday and Tuesday to be sure we were OK.

On a recent trip to the Canyon country we had a windshield wiper issue (late on a Friday, of course) and the Newmar service rep called ahead of us to find a dealer who could help us on the road.

I have heard similar comments about Tiffin. Newmar has us hooked.

Good luck with your purchase. We are from San Antonio and plan on traveling to Nappanee, IN to get some final warranty check-ups done in September and to tour the factory. We have heard the factory tour leaves you with a sense of pride that you own a very well made coach.

Good luck with your purchase.


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