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Old 02-07-2017, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hello from Southern California

Hello,

Brad & Stacy here and we are a couple in our mid 40's from Orange County, CA. We are in the market for our first class A RV. I (Brad) am new to RV's altogether and my wife has had a few gasser Fleetwoods in the past.

We know we want a diesel, class A and big. We also plan to buy a stacker trailer to bring a car and motorcycles with us when we travel.

We have been looking for about a month and so far we are leaning towards the preowned Newell, we looked at several new Entegras at the RV show at the Spotlight casino in Coachella on Saturday thinking we would love the Cornerstone but we actually preferred the Anthem DLQ layout.

We also visited the Motorcoach Country Club in Palm Springs over the weekend and loved that place.

So far the short list includes:

Pre-Owned Newell P2000I
New Entegra Anthem DLQ
New Newmar Dutch Star or Essex

That said we are open to look at anything that might fit our requirements.

We have looked at the Winnebago Tour, Fleetwood Revolution, Tiffin Allegro Bus, Beaver and a few others and have taken them off the list. We like some bling and want the coach to feel like a home and not a camper (Entegra gets big points here for this).

So we are learning all we can and would like to make the decision and purchase this spring with a budget of $400K. Look forward to getting on the road.

Best
Brad & Stacy
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Hi Brad & Stacy! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect DP for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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Welcome Brad, sounds like you've been down in my area looking. I just bought a used MH with a Motorhome Lift – Hydralift Motorcycle Lifts on it.
Look at these once you get your new MH. Can pull a car or tow dolly behind without the need of a stacker trailer. Good luck on your search.
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Hi Brad & Stacy



Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

You have picked out three of the best manufacturers. I love Newells then the Essex.

Good luck in your selection. Keep us posted.

Happy Trails!!!
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Go with the Floorplan the fits your needs. IMO - dissatisfaction with the floorplan is the main reason most purchase their second motorhome.

Good luck with your purchase.
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Floor plan #1 priority in my book. Then since it sounds like your looking to tow maybe consider tow capacity. Remember Califonia max for Rv is 65' total towing
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Welcome. I think you're doing the right thing in looking at everything and eliminating what doesn't work. I wish you luck in finding the perfect one. Enjoy your travels. If you ever get up to the Modesto area send a big wave out.
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Hi Brad, welcome, we are in OC too. We spent about two years looking and researching before we bought this one. Give Tom Lindstrom a call in Moorpark, Ca. if you are serious about the Dutch Stars. One conversation/meet with Tom and you will be sold on the Newmar Brand. He is one of the most honest, ethical dealers I have ever met. He will take care of you both before the sale and after the sale, and will give you the best price possible. Tom is the owner and the only one you will deal with when it comes to price or ordering. It is a small dealership that sells only Newmars, but he is one of the top 10 dealers in the US. He does a lot of special orders but does have some stock on his lot. You can look on his website, Tom Lindstrom RV Inc. It is definitely worth the drive to Moorpark. Tell him Mike and Charlotte sent you. Good Luck, looking for one is half the fun.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:20 PM   #10
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Red face Veteran RV'ers--New to CL A diesel pusher

Hi everyone from Colorado!
Last summer we picked up our Nexus Cl A from the factory direct in IN.
As newbies to the CL A/DP world, I have questions about the Cum ISB 6.7 360HP....If I read the book correctly, it seemed to indicate that the oil change interval was up to 15K miles. We have around 3k on the rig after a Christmas trip to AZ. The oil looks spent and black as dark black can be. I'm betting this forum will have the most objective answers....(I know I could call Cummins, but they'll want me to take the rig in for service). I'd like to do my own "simple maintenance" even if I have warranties, etc...
Any thoughts appreciated....and, on a side note, I guess I need 15 -16 quarts of oil....? What type of oil does everyone prefer?
I love this forum and so glad I found you all....thanks for any words of wisdom!
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I bought my first coach in 2009. It was a 2006 Travel Supreme Select - 45'. It had 22,000 miles on it. We traded it in on a 2014 Newmar Essex with 24,000. As I reviewed the list of issues addressed by the original owner I realize my decision to buy used was the right choice. We looked at many RVs over a three-year period of time and decided on the travel supreme for a number reasons. First of all we could afford it. Secondly, it was a beautiful coach and met all of our minimum requirements. Thirdly it was a first class class a motorhome which we both wanted. Our second go-round was for the 2014 Newmar essex. It is also at the top of the Newmar coaches. It also had 24,000 miles and was three years old. I am sure there will be issues to be addressed, but that is in our budget. The Newmar is a beautiful coach with a Cummins 500 horse power and a Spartan
K-2 chassis with and Allison 4000 transmission. It also had a tag axle and the Silverleaf electronic management system. Those things said the price was the final determining factor. It fell just below your budget. We bought it from a salesman, Angie, at the national indoor RV Center in Lewisville Texas. We were very happy with their service and she (Angie) made it easy to do the deal.
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Hello,

Brad & Stacy here and we are a couple in our mid 40's from Orange County, CA. We are in the market for our first class A RV. I (Brad) am new to RV's altogether and my wife has had a few gasser Fleetwoods in the past.

We know we want a diesel, class A and big. We also plan to buy a stacker trailer to bring a car and motorcycles with us when we travel.

We have been looking for about a month and so far we are leaning towards the preowned Newell, we looked at several new Entegras at the RV show at the Spotlight casino in Coachella on Saturday thinking we would love the Cornerstone but we actually preferred the Anthem DLQ layout.

We also visited the Motorcoach Country Club in Palm Springs over the weekend and loved that place.

So far the short list includes:

Pre-Owned Newell P2000I
New Entegra Anthem DLQ
New Newmar Dutch Star or Essex

That said we are open to look at anything that might fit our requirements.

We have looked at the Winnebago Tour, Fleetwood Revolution, Tiffin Allegro Bus, Beaver and a few others and have taken them off the list. We like some bling and want the coach to feel like a home and not a camper (Entegra gets big points here for this).

So we are learning all we can and would like to make the decision and purchase this spring with a budget of $400K. Look forward to getting on the road.

Best
Brad & Stacy

You made a real mistake looking at the Newell. You will find that it's really hard to compare any other coach to that standard. I would rather have a Newell than a Prevost conversion.
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