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Old 10-17-2016, 07:34 AM   #29
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Try desert autoplex rv in mesa.

They recently had both models in stock

That may have changed but I saw them about 3 weeks ago at that dealer
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:19 AM   #30
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Having had 8 motor coaches I feel I can pass very fair judgment....many manufacturers are making their coaches look very nice on the outside and inside but one has to really look underneath and in the walls to know what the construction quality really is. Having purchased coaches from the very large manufacturers to the very small the old saying of "buyer beware" really applies. While I realize some folks have good luck with Forrest River products I personally would not touch one, just read the complaints and what is more bothersome is the lack of resolution to customer problems and that fact is very disturbing. You get what you pay for in the end, having just come out of a Phoenix Cruiser I can say that small company makes a super product for the price. I am now in a new Renegade Verona and while I know they are pricey the quality of the product is like nothing I have observed before. Everyone has a budget I realize, but do not buy a coach just because it might be $15,000 (like Nexus) less than a comparable coach, there are tremendous differences that get covered up with the fancy paint and cheap interiors. Just my opinion folks! Good luck and be careful out there.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:16 PM   #31
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Having had 8 motor coaches I feel I can pass very fair judgment....many manufacturers are making their coaches look very nice on the outside and inside but one has to really look underneath and in the walls to know what the construction quality really is. Having purchased coaches from the very large manufacturers to the very small the old saying of "buyer beware" really applies. While I realize some folks have good luck with Forrest River products I personally would not touch one, just read the complaints and what is more bothersome is the lack of resolution to customer problems and that fact is very disturbing. You get what you pay for in the end, having just come out of a Phoenix Cruiser I can say that small company makes a super product for the price. I am now in a new Renegade Verona and while I know they are pricey the quality of the product is like nothing I have observed before. Everyone has a budget I realize, but do not buy a coach just because it might be $15,000 (like Nexus) less than a comparable coach, there are tremendous differences that get covered up with the fancy paint and cheap interiors. Just my opinion folks! Good luck and be careful out there.
Has one of your 8 coach's been a Nexus? Curious to know why you mentioned them being $15000 less than comparable coach. Isn't that at least part of the price attributable to factory direct? I'm interested in hearing any and all direct experience with Nexus as I am considering having them build me a coach this off season.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:52 AM   #32
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Up North....I have not owned a Nexus product and actually have only walked thru one of their Class C's on and E-450 chassis. While the coach was decent I was not impressed with the true finish work that I think counts so much...crawl underneath, see how the wiring is tied up, see how close the wiring comes to hot surfaces, see how the welds are finished off, check out how the wiring is protected going thru the floor, check out the water connections and the entire plumbing setup.....I was not impressed with workmanship that I observed. Factory direct does save approx. $15,000 of MSRP but I would look deeper. Everyone has different needs and wants and a Nexus product may be perfect for you....Thanks
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:25 PM   #33
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We have had a 2015 Jayco Seneca, 340 hp, 700 torque,Freighliiner MS 106 chassis towing a jeep wrangler. Mountain driving, not much fun, too slow, too noisy . 50 , maybe 60 km up the mountain side. Have gone to Renegade, test drove the Verona, nice rig, good power, nice finishes in and out - way better than Jayco. However opted for even more with a Renegade Classic, complete custom build (ready mid Dec 2016). Freightliner Cascadia 113 chassis, dd13 eng (470 hp, 1650 torque) allison auto - Mountain, what mountain. best of luck
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:51 AM   #34
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It is my understanding that the Isata 5 (especially with 4x4) is really pushing its GVWR out the door before loading people and supplies. i would be very careful with specific axile weights
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:57 AM   #35
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I worked as a salesman for 8 years. I went to many manufacturers. I was impressed with the Jayco plant. Best built motor homes and trailers in the industry in my opinion.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:00 PM   #36
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If you had to rate super c's how would you rate them? How would you rate the Nexus? They offer a lot of different options and would like your opinions? How much HP would you recommend? I know its a lot of questions but chime in please.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:12 AM   #37
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Mountieman...That is a very tough question since everyone has a bias towards what they might own at any one time. Obviously, what your budget is will all so determine what you might be able to purcahse. Having spent more than a year researching Super C's I concluded Renegade had the most for the money. Nicley outfitted, great finish work, solid reputation, good chassis, chassis spected out better than most, short overhang. I honestly do not see all that much differnce between any of the "big boys", Showhauler, Haulmark. I no longer like the look and feel of Dynamax since Forrest River has taken them over, just not the same quaility as the pre FR Dynamax's. I am not thilled about Nexius, the International chassis is solid but it lacks alot of the nice feature that the Freighliners come with. I would be very concerned about their quality and where they may be making short cuts to get the unbtits out the door. The bottom line is anyhitng but a Forrest River product would be worth looking at. best of luck.
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:49 PM   #38
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ragoodsp... Thanks for the advice and yes I would agree with you. But we have to back this up a bit. At my age and stage of life, not retired yet, I would not be able to use the renegade enough to get my investment back out of it yet. I should have gave you a budget for recommendations. Lets back this up to 125k used. That was an unfair question I posed at you. Now with the budget see if you can recommend something.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:32 AM   #39
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Mountieman....Boy that is a hard question to answer....I would be concerned that any true super C that falls in that price range may have been really used and put away wet! Like any used unit you want to check for delamination in the sidewalls, floor rot, over head bunk water leakage, hung side walls that now may have fasteners that have rusted out and the walls start to sag downward becasue of gravity. My guess would be your budget would get you into the Jayco Seneca class of coach, I would be alittle leary of the GM chassis with a gas engine that has very limited GVWC, the diesel Kodiac is not a bad chassis just has some limitations. Perhaps you can find a Haulmark, Showhauler, Dynamax or Renegade that may have many miles but has been maintained well that stil has some service left in it? The Jayco Embark was a very nice cocach (Forrest River recently aquired the molds for the Dynamax line) that would be a could find if you can find one, the issue is they did not sell many of them. Unless you really need the towing capacity that a Super C offers I would take the $125,000 and get a nice new class C with triple slides a Phoenix Cruiser and you would have a super, well built brand new coach. Good luck.
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If you up your purchase price to $130-140k I *KNOW* you can buy a few new Super C's in that range. Are they equal to a Renegade? Dynamax? Absolutely not IMHO.

While looking for a Super C, like any other class, there are good and not so good and a few in between. What you give up in the lower priced units is generally horse power, transmission, chassis capacity, fit and finish.

Can you live with with the Cummins 6.2 instead of the ISL 9? Yes you can and get better fuel mileage to boot and equally as reliable. Maybe a Jayco Seneca has your name on it

Like "ragoodsp", I chose to go with a Renegade Verona 36VSB and I am eagerly awaiting it's delivery in April.

If you are patient, do your homework and area good negotiator, there are some good deals available.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:14 PM   #41
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Thanks guys. As far as negotiating I have made a living at trading land, buying and selling real estate. But sometimes that comes back to bite me. I found a 2011 Dynamax Dynaquest 34' Diesel with 25k miles on it. They were asking 139k and I offered 120k. While I was wasting my time negotiating, someone else put in a deposit. Wife was not happy with me. I have found a few Senecas but they are around the same 139k price.
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How would you compare a dynamax to a seneca? The price goes to Dynamax for sure but is it actually worth the difference in money?
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