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Old 02-28-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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Will decide next week between a 2015 Concord 300TS, and a 2015 Leprechaun 320 bunkhouse. Most of the time will be just the wife, 3 small dogs and I, but want , room for occasional trips with the grandkids. Any comments would be welcome. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:45 PM   #2
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The bunk house will be nice when the grand kids are with you. The opposing slides on the Concord create a lot of space. You will have a short awning on either one.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:58 PM   #3
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JMHO I would be more likely to buy without the bunks. You didn't say how old the grand kids are, however when I travel with my G-kids I carry an aero bed which can open up for additional sleeping. My G-kids in their teens love it.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:39 AM   #4
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Grand kids are 7,10 boys, 3 girl. Have seen too many posts on the Leps and freelanders leaking around the front cap, scratch those!
So the Concord 300TS. Or we have started looking at Winnebago Aspect 30J. several 2015 models down in our region of Texas, but companies like Ron Hoover just dont make very good deals. weather still stoppinf us from traveling to look at a couple of them.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:33 AM   #5
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Well seems none of the dealers I have talked to in this part of Texas want to make a deal. when weather in Alvarado is better, we will go up there for the best price in the State. SO the Concords, and Lep 319DSF are looking like about the only ones that we like and can drive out for around 90 grand. However I'm really worried about all the front cap leaks above the cab. Shame that the quality of something costing this much sucks this bad. But we keep buying them and they keep producing problem units.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:01 AM   #6
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Will decide next week between a 2015 Concord 300TS, and a 2015 Leprechaun 320 bunkhouse. Most of the time will be just the wife, 3 small dogs and I, but want , room for occasional trips with the grandkids. Any comments would be welcome. Thanks
Since any comments are welcome, I will give you something different to consider. Take your $90K and spend about half on a used, well-kept, small class-A, under 35' but with a large gasser engine, an allison tranny, and 22.5 wheels. This gives you so much more compartment space (for all of the grandkid toys, bikes, etc.), more towing power, and the cost to drive and maintain is not much more than the moho's you are considering. And when you start taking longer trips and staying out for more days, you will appreciate the additional space.

With the money you save, make any updates to the moho to make it "yours", or just do what most other guys do and let their wifey's make all of the upgrade decisions! Happy wifey, happy lifey.

I wish somebody would have given me this advice before we bought a brand new 31' C. We did not keep it very long, and traded it for our current moho, which is a 33' A. We have kept this one for over 10 years! I know class-A's are not for everybody, this has just been our experience.

Good luck with your decision. Whatever you get, just be sure to use it!

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Thanks Firebug5, we have been the class a route before we had our travel trailers. On the models we are looking for, most of the reported problems I have read about seem to come from new to the new owner units, a few new ones but mostly used. Had enough RVs,boats,Jeeps, etc to Never want to consider a used one(although we HAVE looked at several used units this time around), there are enough problems with the straight from the factory units without dealing with one that has a history of previous ownership. What I have found in the used ones we have seen so far , is that salesmen haven't a clue about the true history. And from crawling in, under,and on top of them , I don't think most folk take care of their equipment like you and I would. JMHO, but I would rather face the problems of just the manufacturer than the addition of possible x-owner caused issues also. But IF you find the RIGHT unit, I know it will work just like in your case.
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Looks like we Will have travel weather next week, WOOHOO! We have about decided to drop the BH model, Concord is still in the hunt, IF they still have the two we want to look at when we finally get up there(only 2 left with what we want and with the price we want). Still really like the floorplan on the LEP 319DSF, I'm going to ask them if we decide to buy one ,if they will remove the front access panel inside the nose area above the cab(just a few screws) to check for any moisture BEFORE I sign on the dotted line. With all the cruddy weather they have had ,and if it hasn't been under cover, that should tell me if there is a straight from the factory leak somewhere. They may balk ,but doesn't hurt to ask. If it is dry, Great, I will take it home to the ranch, and add some more sealant to the outside seam just to give it some additional insurance. If it HAS moisture, it either gets fixed Before I buy,OR we go with the Concord ,which other than a top on the line class A, was my wife's first choice anyway! Have seen a whole lot less reports of leaks and problems with them ,so will hope the odds land in my favor.
I have to admit, when the motorhome thing came up. I just wanted a 5th wheel trailer, but she who must be obeyed, wanted to be able to take a nap, or watch tv while on the road. BUT, last night she said, that after ALL the research and looking at units we have done since December, that if these we have been waiting to go see don't work out( she is feeling that quality is lacking on everyone she has seen so far). That for what I planned on spending for out the door price, I could buy a New truck (have a dealership that has Always given me great deals), and a new 5th wheel ( a good friend's dealership has sold me the 2 trailers we have now at better prices than anywhere I checked within 400 miles for the same units.
SO, I can afford to push a bit more to make sure things are right with the class C units, If the dealer doesn't want to help settle my worries , all I lose is the drive time. Thanks to all for the comments and help!
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:01 AM   #9
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We went ahead and looked at several Class A and C models. Went with the Concord 300TS. After reading all the bad reviews about Motorhome Specialists in Alvarado, Tx on Yelp, we were kinda worried about going there. Well, Some of those folks writing complaints may have had bad days, or been buying used units taking on previous owner problems. We howeverhad a Wonderful experience shopping and buying there. they move an unbelievable number of units out of their business, and they Still made us feel like we were their Only customers that day, Everyone we met were friendly and nice folks that new their business.
They are 5.5 hrs from where we live , so wont be using them for service. But I have already found a couple of local shops that will handle and work or upgrades we decide to do.
Glad the research and search time is over. Now we can actually start to use the new machine.
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