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Old 08-18-2022, 06:51 PM   #1
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I am thinking of buying a very nice 2002 Allure 32 springs with 79k miles.
Excellent condition with new carpet, fridge and full service at Kenai Coach, Oregon.
Would appreciate any advice and what to look for.
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Old 08-18-2022, 08:22 PM   #2
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Evidence of water leaks
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Old 08-18-2022, 10:33 PM   #4
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I am thinking of buying a very nice 2002 Allure 32 springs with 79k miles.

Excellent condition with new carpet, fridge and full service at Kenai Coach, Oregon.

Would appreciate any advice and what to look for.


32 Springs?
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Old 08-19-2022, 08:56 AM   #5
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Springs = Springs Port floor plan.

See at https://kenaicoach.com/inventory/template-dcejr
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What documentation is supplied with coach?
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Not sure but this coach may have the pto to run power steering and cooling fan, there was a dry spline issue and there are several fixes to address that
But spline should be Inspected and lubed if it is

Radiator is it aluminum? There were issues with them as well

Good looking coach
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Old 08-19-2022, 08:29 PM   #7
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If you really want a 32ft CC, then don't think about it to long. The 32 footers are worth more than the longer coaches and are hard to come by.
I know Terry and anything he sells is road worthy and he stands behind them 100%
The '02 does not have a PTO to worry about
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Old 08-19-2022, 10:37 PM   #8
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Some great input. I admit, I missed the evidence of water leaks that Deandec posted about, but I know he knows CC's, and may have missed it on my 'Next, next, next..' shuffle!

Overall, I felt the coach looked good for it's era!. I DID NOT look, or will comment on pricing... As a 32' coach, could be worth much more to a buyer who has places/sites, that this is mandatory for!

The ISC is KISS. But, it's also Exhaust Brake assist - vs - Jake Compression Brake assist - which I prefer.

I do like the simple, and IMO - much more useable Zip Dee awnings!. For example, how the main awning includes the entry way. And, you can tilt it to handle rain or wind. (Say vs the newer CC used awnings, that go straight out. They look pretty - but are often times next to useless.).

Ken coach? Yes. Terry has (Had?) a reputation at Kenai coach of doing whatever needed to be done, to make a used CC 'Ship Shape - and Ready to Go!'. Kenai is now under new ownership via the umbrella of the Oregon Motor Coach group (Which, Terry used to work with to get coaches in good shape for new owners!). Too soon to know, if what Terry did - is still the same business practice... So as mentioned. Independent inspection by a potential buyer - well, is solid advice.

What would I look for? Well first, I'd determine if I had a real need for a 32' DP. If not, I'd recommend 34-36', if smaller size matters - as the volume of coaches built is much higher. And, 36' is more 'livable' for many who travel for longer periods of time. If size below 40' is not important, SHOP for a 40'. Higher volume built, equates to higher selection of used coaches. And IMO, Tag coaches, do yield added safety via handling characteristics in adverse conditions. And 40' coaches, add higher comfort levels for livability due to space, storage, CCC, and - well, etc.

(And I do get it! Many need a specific smaller size coach for various reasons - and we all do what we must do... BUT, if smaller is not mandatory. Why pay the higher premium price on a smaller coach? 36' and 40' (With a few CC's in-between these lengths available!) - are more numerous!)

What is important, is what you as a buyer is looking for.

In general, that era of CC's. Were will built. Less complex. And IF the 32' size is important to your planned usage, and or storage - well... Do a deeper dive and spend the funds of an Independent Inspection....

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[QUOTE=dons2346;6282156]If you really want a 32ft CC, then don't think about it to long. The 32 footers are worth more than the longer coaches and are hard to come by.
I know Terry and anything he sells is road worthy and he stands behind them 100%
The '02 does not have a PTO to worry about[/QUOT]


Curious as what would be different on the 32 CC that it did not have a PTO on it?
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country coach

Thanks for all the advice guys and appreciate the responses.
After looking a little further into the Country Coaches for sale on the West Coast we have decided to go a little bigger and move from a 32ft to a 36ft.
I found a nice one at Premier RV Services in Junction City. It's the brown 2002 Allure with 43k miles selling for 85k.
Its surprisingly less costly than the 32ft, but gives you so much extra space.
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Thanks for all the advice guys and appreciate the responses.
After looking a little further into the Country Coaches for sale on the West Coast we have decided to go a little bigger and move from a 32ft to a 36ft.
I found a nice one at Premier RV Services in Junction City. It's the brown 2002 Allure with 43k miles selling for 85k.
Its surprisingly less costly than the 32ft, but gives you so much extra space.
FYI, 2005 was the first year interior ceiling height was raised 7 inches. May or may not mean anything to you.
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If you really want a 32ft CC, then don't think about it to long. The 32 footers are worth more than the longer coaches and are hard to come by.
I know Terry and anything he sells is road worthy and he stands behind them 100%
The '02 does not have a PTO to worry about[/QUOT]


Curious as what would be different on the 32 CC that it did not have a PTO on it?
My O2 Magna does not have a PTO either.
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If you really want a 32ft CC, then don't think about it to long. The 32 footers are worth more than the longer coaches and are hard to come by.
I know Terry and anything he sells is road worthy and he stands behind them 100%
The '02 does not have a PTO to worry about
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There is a "Shortie" 2000 Allure is listed on Craigslist in Mesa Arizona by owner at a moderate price for those looking for a 32 footer.

I have no knowledge as to the coach.


https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/r...?lang=en&cc=gb
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