For my current need of a motorhome, Diesel is really overkill, as much as I like the way they are built to last for a very long time.
Now to the point, at this time all I really need is a really well made gas coach in the range of 34 to 38 feet. Lower Mileage, something like 50k to 70k miles or so. Prefer units that were built during 2002 to 2008 because perception of better quality. Size in the range of 32 ft to about 38 feet. We do not to plan to live aboard. I looked a 2000 Monaco Dynasty DP40' but felt it was too much coach for my current needs. Looked at a 2008 gas Itasca 29' and it didn't have enough storage.
So I'm kind of settled on a gas coach 32 to 38 feet, built back during 2002 to 2008 when workmanship and quality was still going strong. I'd like to stay under $50,000 miles and under 70k miles on a coach that has actually been taken care of, receipts for repairs & upgrades have been kept, Coach Manuals are still onboard, the coach has been maintained fully, perhaps even upgraded since it's clearly on older coach.
Can all the wisdom within these walls of IRV2 help me? I test drove a 2000 Monaco Dynasty and loved the quality of the unit. Drove a newer 2008 Itasca 29', was not that impressed with fit and finish. I Would Like to find a Tiffin Allegro Bay to drive to see how its' quality compares to say Fleetwood products (ie Southwind) which in my mind are middle of the road products.
The names I keep being told are the gold standards for well built coaches are Newmar, Tiffin and Monaco. Do these companies make gas coaches that have the high end attributes of the Diesel pusher models in a gas coach application.
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