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Old 08-12-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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Considering Purchasing a National

We have owned a Coachman, Fleetwood, Tiffin and Winnebago.

Looking at a 2005 National DP, but donít know anything about them. Can I get some feedback about their reliability and particularly their handling on the road. It has a CAT diesel. Any feedback would be appreciated!
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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I've owned 2 Dolphins and have been very pleased generally with the build quality, but
I recommend doing some research in the Cat engine section on the C-7 engines.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:46 AM   #3
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Worked on a friends Dolphin some years ago. The construction, fit and finish wasn't too bad.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:21 PM   #4
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Be sure to look at the slide roofs for leaks at the rubber to metal transition. This was a problem for many that resulted in rusted slide frames. And rotted slide floors.
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