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Old 04-29-2017, 11:46 AM   #15
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We had decided on a Country Coach over the other manufacturers because of the build quality and also for the interior's old school, classic looks. We didn't care for the look of the rolling palace or the rolling bordello looks of the newer coaches.
Well, some CC's do look like that! Here's mine as the dealer staged it for pictures. But the build quality is there.
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I was referring to the Newmars, which to me look like rolling casinos.
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:13 PM   #17
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Mr. D., your coach looks great. Hope you and your wife have many opportunities to enjoy it!
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Mr. D., I was just informed your wife has passed away. So sorry, and my condolences.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:33 PM   #19
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Help finding well-maintained CC or...

After 2 years of reading, listening, Boot Camp, etc., my wife and I are ready to buy a well-maintained, updated, high-end used coach which will be used for full-timing.

I'm hoping to get your help identifying which models are likely good fits, and hopefully advising me on coaches which may soon be available. Trying to stay under $150K.

Our "wants" include: 40ft or more, tag axle, larger gallery for in-house cooking, sleeps 4.

Any guidance week be greatly appreciated.

BEAVER, CC, Foretravel, and high end Monaco are on my short list.

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My 2 cents: 2006-2007 Beaver Patriot Thunder; you get the big C-13 Cat (and the resulting 5.5 mpg!!)
Ours is a 40' tag, its the Lexington model, 3 slides, and shorter wheel base than 42' and longer. Turns on a dime! (or "Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around!)
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If going 40', then an advantage of jumping to 42-43' is you regain about 1/2 bay of basement storage in most coaches. And very few places won't also hold a 42-43' coach, that will hold a 40'. (Yes, for sure some - but not many!).

I would shop for coaches with BIG BLOCK engines (CAT C12 or larger, Cummins ISM/ISX (Research ISX years to be caustics about. Search on Mr D's threads under cummins on his 'opportunity for fun with a very narrow model years of some ISX's.), Detroit's BIG BLOCK too!).... Not necessarily to climb a hill faster, but yep you can do that too, but more for the higher Braking Horse Power the BIG BLOCK's Compression Jakes provide.

Or on Foretravel, the retarder transmissions are pretty sweet too!)

You did not mention Newmar. And they do have the Comfort Steer, which can be an added benefit for traveling in heavy shifting winds. I personally like the Mountain Aire in their lineup. But models are such a personal choice.

Best of luck to you!
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You may want to check out an older Prevost. Properly maintained they are pretty much bullet-proof, and quality is far above anything else you can look at. You have a lot more options on where to service the coach, and parts are easily available.
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Mr. D., I was just informed your wife has passed away. So sorry, and my condolences.
Thank you! Still working my way though the pain and loneliness but am taking weekend trips now with the seven cats along.
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Thank you! Still working my way though the pain and loneliness but am taking weekend trips now with the seven cats along.

I've heard the legend, and wonder if by chance this could possibly be based upon you?

The legend, as told with many scotches, is of a man (Some call him more then just a man...) - that had trained a heard of cats to clean the paint of his coach?

-Tails with Micro Fibers attached...
-Paws with Mequiar's Quick Details in within paw...
-And when needed, the rough side of a tongue for tough spot removal...

This legendary, above legendary, Country Coach owner - would sit outside with his clan. Set out all of the proper equipment. Circle his tribe of tamed cats. And then? He'd say 'CLEAN THE COACH!!!'... And the fur would fly....

So tell us MR D.... Are you this legendary trainer of cats?????

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Sir!!! Keep it up, get out and go, and enjoy!!!

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I've witnessed Mr D walking his cats on a leash and seen them in their out-the-coach-window sun rooms.
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Smitty, you are something else. Always a chuckle. Mr_D, we are all with you. Day by day.....
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I've witnessed Mr D walking his cats on a leash and seen them in their out-the-coach-window sun rooms.
Yep, here they are! Middle picture is on it's side, sorry, the forum does that.
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I've heard the legend, and wonder if by chance this could possibly be based upon you?

The legend, as told with many scotches, is of a man (Some call him more then just a man...) - that had trained a heard of cats to clean the paint of his coach?

-Tails with Micro Fibers attached...
-Paws with Mequiar's Quick Details in within paw...
-And when needed, the rough side of a tongue for tough spot removal...

This legendary, above legendary, Country Coach owner - would sit outside with his clan. Set out all of the proper equipment. Circle his tribe of tamed cats. And then? He'd say 'CLEAN THE COACH!!!'... And the fur would fly....

So tell us MR D.... Are you this legendary trainer of cats?????

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Sir!!! Keep it up, get out and go, and enjoy!!!

Best to you,
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No, but a good story nonetheless!
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