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Old 05-07-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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We are on our way to Lazy Days to begin our quest to buy a motorhome. Been reading this forum for months and gained tons of info. We will be full-timing. Just wondering what to look for any what questions to ask. Thanks
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Are you intending to buy an Entegra? This thread is posted in that forum and I'm sure you'll get a lot of suggestions but if you'd like me to move the thread to a broader forum I'd be happy to.

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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I just realized that. I have been following this forum mostly and Entegra is at the top of our list, but I want to keep an open mind. If you could move it I would greatly appreciate it. I just went right to the Entegra forum by habit. Thanks again.
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Floor plan has to please you...so you need to understand a little how you'll use it. For Beth and I, living space and entertainment center was important. Not so much bathroom (the bath and a halts).

We wanted all electric. We wanted a better ride and drive (Comfort Steering with Newmar would be nice, but $$$ more for same amenities compared to Entegra.

So cost enters the picture and what you're getting for the $s. And I wanted quality and warrantee. Two years is better than one.

But foremost if your full timing from our perspective...can't afford a "hander queen" and we wanted customer support to be there. That in the end pushed us in this direction...oh, if it aint the floorplan you love, you'll be going back for a second coach and that is expensive.

Last, be prepared to walk if they are not willing to cut you a price well below MSRP. That seems to be somewhere between 28 - 32%. But some are doing better!
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After you decide on a MH, this checklist might be useful.
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It took us almost 2yrs. to decide on which coach would best fit our needs. It's hard but try to stay calm when you see what you think is the perfect one. No matter what you're told by a salesman, don't settle for anything less than what you exactly want. After all you'll be the one living in it, not him or her. How do you decide which is right for you? Lots of leg work, and internet searching. Don't be in a rush, take your time. When you do decide on the one you want...take a time out, maybe a day or so to really think about it. It's like buying a new car, the last thing the sales person wants is for a customer to "think it over". If indeed it is the coach for you, then a day or so won't really matter will it?
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I might add, as you are looking at floor plans, kick the salesman out, and just sit in the coach. Lay down on the bed. Imagine yourself in the coach as you want to live or camp. Spend an hour in it. It'll be an hour well spent
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