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Old 07-06-2014, 11:05 AM   #15
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I was reading some of your comments to my wife and she said “you remember reading about that guy in Miami with the Rolls Royce?”.

This guy decided he was tired of buying a new car every few years and losing his shirt each time and decided to buy a Rolls Royce and drive it until it would no longer drive. When this story was in the paper it was 16 years after he purchased his pre-owned Rolls Royce and he said it was the best purchase he ever made. She thought the Rolls was 5 years old when he bought it so that made it 21 years old at the time of this article.

The article went on to say that he admitted it cost more for general repairs and maintenance but when you factored it all the cars he would have bought and sold in that period of time he came why out on top. He said there was not a single day he ever wanted any other vehicle than his Rolls, something he could never say for his "every 3 year cars"!

Maybe the same could be true of a Newell... Or any million $+ coach!

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Old 07-08-2014, 06:43 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by jd956jd956 View Post
I truly believe, and have had my belief "confirmed" by many posts on this and other RV forums that problems just materialize over time... All systems may be "good to go" at purchase time, yet failures do occur and unless you are mentally prepared to expect them, they sure can get you down. IMHO, engines and transmissions are likely the most steadfast and reliable "system" in a coach, yet there are simply so MANY systems in a diesel pusher, that stuff just fails at times. One thing that stands out in my mind as I type here and now is how electrical connections can loosen over time. For example, at least in my coach, inverter connections (where romex connects inside the inverter) can loosen an cause problems. Would definitely recommend that you check and tighten ALL electrical connections immediately after any purchase - battery terminal connections, circuit breaker connections, etc

This is why if you can, invest in a good service contract. I first thought about 3 months after purchasing the cornerstone premium service contract that I may have waisted my money. But all at once my refrigerator , #2 air conditioner, my front left stabilizing jack went out all at once. The service contract came through and paid all but my $500 deductible on a $4000 Bill.


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