A view/question from the cheap (Well, cheaper
We're heading into the Junction City 'Mother Ship Area' of RV's and CC. Going to stop and meet CCI, OMC, Davis Cabinets & Premier (And if time permits a few others and at least drop by shop to meet and shake the hand of Kevin Waite.).
Part of the reason for this three or four days, is to start relationships to do some ROM estimates on costs to modify our coach to our desired configuration, and paint scheme.
I'll do a spread sheet on costs, and then I'll compare this to what I could reasonably expect to get for the coach if I were to sale + the costs of those upgrades, and see what other coaches may cost us. Basically trying to decide if a higher end coach, even if a few years older, is about the same costs as what we'd end up spending for a paint job, cabinet work, carpets, TV and Stereo upgrades, and most probably a 'chipped engine'. (The real hard part for us, is we don't like what the DW calls 'Glitz' of most of the Higher End coaches we've seen. (Not a slam at all, it's all about what people want. We're 'meat & potatoes' on interiors
!) And, the DW picked this coach due to it's galley cabinet and counter space.)
So, my question within this post. I respect the lines of the Concept's, and the mechanical portion meets my one 'wish I had a bigger engine' desire then the Allures ISL370 (Thus the comment about possible 'chipping'.). (Please hang on as I ramble, as I do have a question.). Do the higher end Concepts (Affinities, Magna's) require more frequent repairs, for all the extra 'goodies' they contain?
For example, I test drove a Magna that had many of our 'Must Have's'. I saw in the documentation of receipts the owner let me look over, that he had replaced the electronic dashboard two times, at above $1K hit each time. It's these kinds of extra 'goodies' in the higher end coches, that has me wondering.
If, any of you can understand my question, please share your thoughts. I suppose it comes down to asking 'Do higher end coaches cost more, and require more, fixing of goodies?'
Best to all,
04 Allure 40' ISL370 'High Cascade' model
Note: No way was I trying to slam or be disrespectful to Magna, Concept, Affinity owners - really respect these coaches from both the mechanical, materials and the 'craft' of the builders involved!