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Old 07-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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Talking What are the first 3 things you look for in a new rv?

Not including color, style and price.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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Fit and Finish. The same way I judge a car. And when at the shows I see a lot of sins. Good luck!!
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It always amazes me that so FEW pay much attention to the DRIVETRAIN and suspension!

All the greatest paint jobs, fancy graphics and interiors in the world fall sorta flat when you are sitting stalled out along some lonely stretch of road...
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It always amazes me that so FEW pay much attention to the DRIVETRAIN and suspension!
It goes without saying that it's a diesel pusher with a Cummins on a Spartan.
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1) Chassis
2) The mechanical and electrical components used (not the appliances but the air suspension controls, wire connectors, vehicle controls, inverter, wiring, etc., etc.)
3) The house manufacturers reputation and method of building the house (grommeted wire guides, 16" centers, siding used, roofing used, etc., etc...)

Colors, fabrics, and appliances you can change, the rest you gotta live with... It's what's underneath that counts for me... Eye candy is superfluous.
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Here are three things that I've told people who have never RV'd. Its fun to see them check these out at the RV show.

1. Particularily with Class C motorhomes, can you sit behind the steering wheel when the slides are closed?

2. Go into the bathroom and see if you can comfortably sit on the toilet and stand in the shower and wash yourself.

3. With your wife or companion, see if both of you can lie on the bed and sleep comfortably.

That's not the normal features that everyone checks, but it can make for a happy or miserable experience!!!!!!!!!

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I see new coaches every day and have to check them out thoroughly to boot. If I were looking for a newer coach I would be checking into the following:
Chassis (including drive train) I prefer Cummins over Cat and the ISM 500 hp is real nice
Fit and finish (quality of construction) in unseen areas like under dead spaces of cabinets and shower. This tells a lot about the rest of the coach.
NCCC (net cargo carrying capacity) to be sure it would have enough for our needs
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I will list my 3 and then the DW's 3
1. Does the toilet work for me.
Met a guy at RV show was very upset, had coach built and the first time he went to use the toilet he could not get his shoulders between the walls. Dealer told him he could trade it in on something he would be more happy with, but would lose $40,000 as it was custom built and he would have a hard time selling it.
2. Power train
3. Floor plan with the slides in and out
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1. Look how petty that looks
2. Look how petty that looks
3. Look how petty that looks
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One of the major uses of our MH is to visit our family and friends. We all like the fact that we can drop in for a long weekend and not disrupt their houshold to accommodate us. So here is my specialized list.

1. Two AC's on a standard 30 amp MH and 20 amp operation with EMS.
2. Enough holding tank capacity both fresh and waste to go five days.
3. Not so large that it can't fit in a driveway or go down a narrow access road.
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1. Cargo carrying capacity - many RVs are overloaded, some right out the door with nothing on board. The RV MUST be SAFE!
2. Manufacturer's reputation (service after the sale). A nice floorplan does no good if you can't drive the RV.
3. Fit and finish.
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