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Old 04-18-2016, 07:40 AM   #15
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I've had my 2015 Winnebago for over a year now and except for a minor problem with a bathroom roof vent, it has been problem-free. I am very happy with it.

I bought it new and the price I got was well within your ballpark.
A new Minnie Winnie for under $40K? Where? Like I said, no longer looking "new". My partner in this endeavor decided to keep her 20' TT, so now I'm looking to buy on my own. Obviously, at a lower budget. But, buying used is easier now that no trade is involved. Thanks for the info...
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A new Minnie Winnie for under $40K? Where? Like I said, no longer looking "new". My partner in this endeavor decided to keep her 20' TT, so now I'm looking to buy on my own. Obviously, at a lower budget. But, buying used is easier now that no trade is involved. Thanks for the info...
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I'm looking in the $50K - $60K range.
Mine was within that range at La Mesa RV in San Diego.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:25 AM   #17
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Just want to echo Traxless' comment about checking the CCC. Our Jayco has a large house and great basement storage, however a full fuel tank and a modest amount of gear easily puts us at or over the rear GAWR. Front GAWR isn't far behind.

It's a pain to research that stuff, but I know if I ever upgrade it will definitely be an important factor in evaluating the next rig.
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We have been very happy with the layout and the floorplan of our 2011 Coachman Concorde 301SS. We picked up a 2011 last fall for considerably less than "bluebook"
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Finally.... in driveway.... 2013 Coachmen Freelander CB19... everything I wanted and nothing I didn't...

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Congrats Pete! Hope it brings you lots of enjoyment.
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If your interested in our expenses to travel to Alaska we tallied the cost of our trip home from Rhode Island, to Anchorage.
I will break it into two sections U.S cost, and Canada.

RV is a Navion IQ 24V we average 15.8 mpg running mostly at 65 in the US and 60 from FT. St. John.

Diesel - $432 U.S + $554 Canada = $986
overnights - $166

Food and play time not included but then we mostly hike, shoot photos, and eat simple.

We travel long distance that is the primary reason for choosing our diesel Navion. If you plan on weekending gas will be fine.

If your over gross weight at least in this one try leaving the kitchen and the sink home, we have plenty of room for everything with space left over for a month on the road.
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From a 20' TT. So, I've done some initial research and, believe my choices to be Coachmen, Fleetwood, Itasca, Jayco or, Winnebago. I know Itasca is made by Winnebago, correct? These are based on my internet research and the advice from a long time Rv'er buddy. However, there may be others I should consider? The only one that I've ruled out is Thor, given their horrible reputation for quality and customer service. At least that is what I found out on the "net"... is it deserved, or not?

Coachmen advertises to have no wood in sidewalls, so no delamination. I didn't find this feature advertised on the other's websites. Coachmen the only manufacturer using this method?

Jayco advertises the "J ride", which is a combination of upgrades to the suspension and air brakes. Better ride?

Winnebago advertises an all steel cage construction but didn't advise if the side walls have wood (luan).

I couldn't find a website for Itasca and, Fleetwood really didn't have anything that "separated" them from the crowd, although the units did look nice.

Sorry for the long explanation but wanted provide enough background to enable y'all to zero in on what I really need to know.

Thanks in advance for your feedback. PeglegPete
RVTRADER.COM is where you should start looking. I bought my small C, and sold my larger28 ft Class A there. All inquiries I received were folks who knew what they wanted and had knowledge of NADA values. Worth a look.....


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From a 20' TT. So, I've done some initial research and, believe my choices to be Coachmen, Fleetwood, Itasca, Jayco or, Winnebago. I know Itasca is made by Winnebago, correct? These are based on my internet research and the advice from a long time Rv'er buddy. However, there may be others I should consider? The only one that I've ruled out is Thor, given their horrible reputation for quality and customer service. At least that is what I found out on the "net"... is it deserved, or not?

Coachmen advertises to have no wood in sidewalls, so no delamination. I didn't find this feature advertised on the other's websites. Coachmen the only manufacturer using this method?

Jayco advertises the "J ride", which is a combination of upgrades to the suspension and air brakes. Better ride?

Winnebago advertises an all steel cage construction but didn't advise if the side walls have wood (luan).

I couldn't find a website for Itasca and, Fleetwood really didn't have anything that "separated" them from the crowd, although the units did look nice.

Sorry for the long explanation but wanted provide enough background to enable y'all to zero in on what I really need to know.

Thanks in advance for your feedback. PeglegPete
Navion and View are nearly identical, in fact Winnebago has dropped the Itasca name.

The Coaches sits on a 6 inch aluminum box frame and the side walls are box aluminum as well. One of the things that separates these from the other manufactures is the one peace pitched fiberglass roof. The only other to use a one piece roof is Leisure travel, another great unit, but sadly no twin bed option.
Ours is a Navion IQ 24V, this model does not have the bed over the cab (looks a little more streamlined) it is a Twin bed (convertible to King). The newer models 2013 and later have larger storage and doors in the basement, some window enhancements on the 2015 but not much else changed.
The G models have been extended to 25.5 feet and larger doors.
New these are pricey models. If you are willing to buy one that is 2010 - 2013 prices are in the 40k to 65k they hold their value pretty well. I have a friend that has bought 4 in the last two years in that price range. Few in that range will be full body paint, but if taken care of fiberglass will look great and save you 6K.

RV trader is usually where he makes his purchases, in fact thats where we found ours brand new with all the warrantees end of year model.

Good luck
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The Freelander gas cost will be 1/3 higher at about $1,500, but the purchase price is considerably less than a diesel unit. Otherwise, we've pretty much the same approach to travelling light, activities and eating "in". I liked the layout of the CB19 because there is virtually no wasted space, has Azdel substrate and, most importantly, it was affordable. I'll decide when I return from my "bucket list" trip whether or not to keep it or sell it. Thanks to all for your advice.
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You can get a new 2016 jayco redhawk in the price range you are looking.
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Just have too, we eat in all the time, In the diner, In the cafe, In the fast food joint, In the MM. Some times eating out/in is less expensive than eating in if you watch where when how an specials.
Good luck and have fun in the new RV.

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We just purchased a 2016 Gulf Stream Conquest 6237 for low 50s. We have used it 3 weekends and have put appr. 1200 miles on it so far. It is a very nice MH.
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I can tell you I bought a NEW 2016 Minnie Winnie 22R last August in WA. for $53400. I now have 9000 miles on it and I am very pleased with it.
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