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Old 01-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Greetings from New Mexico

Greetings to all from cold and bright New Mexico.

I joined the forums yesterday to see what all of you had to say about the Monaco Vesta, the Thor Palazzo, and the Allegro Breeze. My husband and I keep thinking that we need to upgrade from "my" 2006 Navion. She has been just perfect for me and my dog but the DH is a long tall one and it gets a bit crowded after a few days when he joins us.

We built a garage for an rv a few years ago and didn't do our homework very well. We put a 12 ft. door in a 14 ft. space and it looked huge. Au
contraire. Hence, we have need for a smaller profile vehicle.

We drove the 32 Vesta a couple of years ago and tracked down an elusive 28 Breeze that was a prototype (boy was it ever!). We loved everything about the Vesta but were disappointed in the way it drove. It seemed heavy and clumsy and a wee bit underpowered. I loved driving the sprightly Breeze, liked the interior but the storage underneath and inside (closets) was grossly disappointing.

So, here we are. I had no idea that poor Navistar was in such a pickle so joining has been very valuable already.

I'll keep mining the considerable knowledge you have all posted.

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Thanks for all the welcomes!

And a quick update. DH decided on the Palazzo because of the headroom and we had one brought out to see if she would go in our 11'10" door. She would! But, turns out the mirrors wouldn't allow her in. So, it is quite literally "back to the drawing board" to see if we can get a wider garage door installed.

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