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Old 12-24-2015, 02:52 PM   #15
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That 4,000 lbs is true if your MH alone is loaded up to GVWR. If loaded to, for example 20,000 lbs, then you could tow 6,000 and still be under the GCWR.
I was going to add that to my previous post, but decided not to.
That would also apply to the E450, if it was less than 14,500#. My 31K fully loaded is under 12,000#.
In the specs for my 31K they list the Ford specs of 14,500# and 22,000#, but then put a 5,000# hitch on the MH, along with a sticker telling you not to exceed 350# tongue weight.
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You may want to look at the Sunseeker/Forester 2700DS/2701DS. It has the floor plan requirements you talk about and a 3240 Net Carrying Capacity without options based on the Forester brochure. In my opinion it is a much better build quality than the Coachmen with air bag suspension and a fiberglass roof and 7500# tow rating.

If it's just the two of you, take a look at the Forester GTS2801QS. Super sharp floor plan right at 30' with 4 slides and still has a 2900# net carrying capacity.

Another thing, I doubt you will find a new Super C under $100,000
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You may want to look at the Sunseeker/Forester 2700DS/2701DS. It has the floor plan requirements you talk about and a 3240 Net Carrying Capacity without options based on the Forester brochure. In my opinion it is a much better build quality than the Coachmen with air bag suspension and a fiberglass roof and 7500# tow rating.

If it's just the two of you, take a look at the Forester GTS2801QS. Super sharp floor plan right at 30' with 4 slides and still has a 2900# net carrying capacity.

Another thing, I doubt you will find a new Super C under $100,000
We are going to look at this one this weekend.

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Go to the nexus rv site if you want quality and options
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:56 AM   #19
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Best luck. Here's a little light reading about the duplicate model from FourWinds (same RV): Our New 2014 Thor Four Winds Super C

And, please be VERY thorough with your inspection - especially with a very close check of the beautiful full wall slide (like run it in and out several times at the dealership). The 2013-2014's reportedly had the 2 track Schwintek slide drive that just cannot handle the high loads placed on the drive by these big, heavy slides.

Two owners/iRV2 members documented slide drive failures on their 35's (an SG and SW) that were repaired under warranty with a swap from the 2 track to the newer/larger/stronger 3Trax system...a $5000 repair!
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The article you referenced is from 2013! That is not new.
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I've always felt that if a manufacturer doesn't have enough faith in their own product to offer at least a standard 2 year warranty, that is a red flag!
Some years ago Newmar asked owners if their longer warranty (3 years at the time) was a factor in their choosing Newmar. Enough answered "No" that they went to a 1 year warranty. And I've argued the other way: If they didn't think their initial build quality was good enough they'd offer a longer warranty to take care of the long lasting problems.
Guess it can go either way!
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Interesting. I always take a company including a warranty as a sign of their belief in delivering a quality product. They don't want to do warranty repairs. What amazes me about the RV industry is that probably none of us would buy a new car with only a 12 month warranty. All are at least 36 months. An RV bought in the fall could well not have serious use until the next late spring with only a few months remaining before the 1 year expires. This industry is so ripe for a company to come in and behave differently. If only consumer reports regularly evaluated all RVs as well as the insurance institute for highway safety. The result would be a radical transformation in safety and reliability, weeding out those unwilling to adapt. I don't buy new RVs these days due the limited actual reliability and safety benefit I get for doing so. I do often buy new cars and keep them for at least 10 years and keep them in good working order. Cost is not always a factor. A '97 Escort ($10k) and 2003 Focus wagon ($15k) for example only had standard maintenance items required over their life except for an ignition tumbler failure on the focus that was replaced for free. We will see how my 2011 Subaru Outback limited built in Indiana ($29k) lasts; I'm 5 years into it.
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Two year warranty is not a red flag.
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Newmar has a three year warranty?
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Newmar has a three year warranty?
Please see:
http://www.newmarcorp.com/resources/warranty-info/

And no Class C in the line.

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