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Old 03-24-2021, 02:52 PM   #57
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Earlier in this thread (post numbers 32 through 37) there was a brief discussion about a new Reyco Granning nitrogen strut steer axle. For anyone who may be interested, some additional information on that axle is now available and being discussed here:

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Old 03-24-2021, 08:00 PM   #58
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We are well aware of what is available in the secondary market but I have yet to see a used Prevost that I liked. To order a new one like I would want is 2x the price. I believe my last estimate for one was 2.5 million and btw, they only have a 500hp Volvo engine. However, we are seriously looking at a Foretravel Realm Presidential. IMHO, Bang for the bucks it beats the King Aire.
A Prevost is not for everyone. Keep in mind that a Prevost is a DOT certified monocoque chassis with real front and rear bumpers. Safety is important even if the decoration is not exactly perfect.

I do want to mention that the 500hp Volvo is quite Robust with 1,750 lb. ft. of torque. At 55,500 lbs., I move along quite nicely, no complaints.

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For $385k I got a like new 06 Marathon. I also donít like a lot of Prevost interiors as they tend to be Liberace. The interior sold me and the overall build and ride quality have me smiling 2 years later.
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Absolutely beautiful coach...no way would you compare it with a foretravel...itís now more along the lines of a Newell comparison,assuming the quality is there.....speaking of foretravel,kind of reminds me of a Volvo automobile.....fabulous quality but the stodgy design is a complete non starter for me and certainly my bride!!if one cares only about quality,itís hard to beat a used prevost for similar money.....this king air with the full wall slide,drop dead gorgeous lines,top notch furnishings,appliances etc.appears to be a major coup within the newmar line......hopefully itís not over a million bucks in real money as you start competing with a 2-3 year old Newell or a 3-5 year old marathon or liberty prevost conversion....lots of nice coaches in that price range.....joe b(thrilled with my 2019 king aire)
I agree. My husband and I were thinking the same. I love the new King Aire; however, until Newmarket can show me that the slide issues are fixed, no way will I consider a purchase.
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Thought I would mention that while at service a couple of weeks ago a tech was looking over a 2021 King Aire and said all King Aire coaches are sent over to service for a complete PDI prior to sending to the dealer. I responded that I wish my Essex had been done by them. It now has been at Jay's paint shop a total 0f 13 days fixing poor production paint workmanship.
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Absolutely beautiful coach...no way would you compare it with a foretravel...itís now more along the lines of a Newell comparison,assuming the quality is there.....speaking of foretravel,kind of reminds me of a Volvo automobile.....fabulous quality but the stodgy design is a complete non starter for me and certainly my bride!!if one cares only about quality,itís hard to beat a used prevost for similar money.....this king air with the full wall slide,drop dead gorgeous lines,top notch furnishings,appliances etc.appears to be a major coup within the newmar line......hopefully itís not over a million bucks in real money as you start competing with a 2-3 year old Newell or a 3-5 year old marathon or liberty prevost conversion....lots of nice coaches in that price range.....joe b(thrilled with my 2019 king aire)
While the King Aire, Foretravel and Newell are way out of my price point, there is no way a King Aire should be compared to any of the top three. Yes, King Aires are beautiful and I would love to own one but it's still a production RV by a corporate company (Winnebago) and not on par other than price with Foretravel and the only comparison to a Newell is that they are both RV's.

But yes, I would love an Essex or King aire by Newmar which is my top choice for a production rv company but my bank account will not allow it.
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You are right on the mark Lenny. For the money of a King Air I canít imagine folks that have interest in one not giving a Foretravel a good look. I had the opportunity to compare the two side by side at a small show in SW Florida last year. The Foretravel Realm was by far a higher quality unit.
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You are right on the mark Lenny. For the money of a King Air I canít imagine folks that have interest in one not giving a Foretravel a good look. I had the opportunity to compare the two side by side at a small show in SW Florida last year. The Foretravel Realm was by far a higher quality unit.
My wife and I were camping in Colorado Springs a few years ago and they had a Foretravel rally at the resort we were at. Wow, just wow.

Newmar builds a great rig for sure but the components and the way the chassis is built on the Foretravel takes it t another level.
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