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Old 06-08-2020, 10:27 AM   #1
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Difference between Allure 430 and 470

In the process of doing the homework (tons of it) on a new to me coach. I see the Allure is one of the higher end models but I'm a little confused on the model nomenclature. I've decided the tag is important however, I really dont want to get into anything over 40'. I see several of different lengths from the 37' Sunset Bay, which I believe is the smallest tag, to the 40'-42' Siskiyou Summit to the giant 45' Magna.

Some of my confusion relates to the designation of the Allure 430 and the Allure 470 with no correlation to size it seems. Can someone enlighten me? I've been on Damon's site for specs but would love a model comparison if anyone has a link.

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Old 06-08-2020, 10:29 AM   #2
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I asked Damon about the model designations a year or so ago. He said it was an ill fated attempt by marketing to differentiate the various models. There is no correlation to size as you noted.
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Old 06-08-2020, 11:49 AM   #3
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I picked 2004 as the model year for comparison.

The CC lineup from most expensive to least expensive was.

Lexa
Affinity
Magna
Intrigue
Allure
Inspire (beginning 2004)


Each category has several model designations. NADA RV might be a good source for the original price of models in your search.
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Allure 430....what does 430 mean?

I have owned a 2007 CC Allure 430 for two years. No clue as to what the 430 means or stands for. Be interested to see if anyone knows the answer.
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The numbers don't mean anything except to label one coach model to be different than another.
With that being said, the 430 is different than the 470. The 470 had some additional features over the 430. But, time has caused me to forget all of them.The one I remember is the dingy tow electrical panel in the engine compartment, but there were several others.
Don't be hesitant about a 42 Siskiyou Summit. I went from a 36 to the 42 and found it an easier driving adjustment than going from a 42 to a 45. I have a 45 Affinity and have to say the 42 Allure has more storage, drove almost as well and served us very well over the 3 1/2 years we owned it.....and i would have one again if it had a 500 Cummins. It is underpowered with a 400hp Cummins unless you don't have to go up any hills.
If you are looking for a smaller coach get a Allure 37 Sunset Bay. You'll pay a premium and that because no one has matched that coach today. It works, even today, against any new coach it's size. In a 50-60 mph perpendicular cross wind on the salt flats in Utah, you'll love having a tag axel.
The 37 Sunset Bay and the 42 Siskiyou Summit, in my opinion, are two of the best livable models Country Coach made from 2005 on. There are several early 2000 models that are also really well built and livable coaches, but i was only addressing the later models.
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The only difference that I remember is the 470 had HydroHot while the 430 had propane forced air heat. There was additional content difference but cannot remember.
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GSander, I have a 07 Allure 430 and have a hydro hot. So it might be something else. My feeling is the differences is in the interior of the coach. I really do not know.
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Dave, I believe the HydroHot was and option on the 430 and standard on the 470. But I'm often wrong.
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Here is a thread from 2015.

https://www.countrycoachforums.com/i...?topic=19714.0

And George is consistent, as he answers this question back then the same way! And note the post from Steve that followed, referencing a Brochure that showed a few items 'not' available on the 430.

IMO, at the age of these coaches. I'd be more concerned with first 'Do I like specific coach?'; Second, has the coach been well maintained?; Third, is the coach priced right?

And you know, for probably under $200 (Price adjusted for inflation!), a '430' can be changed to '470'... (Or, just go stealth like we did with our earlier Allure's - no model number designation at all.). Or go all out!!! Yep, put a 896HP rating on the back of the coach. And remove all model names... (THAT, would keep people guessing!!!).

Sincerely. 430 vs 470, at this age of the coach, is not all that important. The specific's of the build of a 430 in question, as far as options added - is what to consider. Engine, chassis, generator, tank capacity, battery capacity - should be relatively equal.

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I agree with the comments regarding the 42' Siskiyou 470. We owned one for 5 years and traveled cross country 3 times. It was a dream to drive and turned as tight as the 36' DP we traded due to the liftable tag. It was also very roomy, comfortable and liveable. We had a 425hp ISL and it did fine but a 500hp in that coach would have been gold.
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Here is the difference between 2007 Allure 430 vs 470 option vs standard. Note Hood River floorplan was ONLY available in 430.

Couple of other things. 37" Sunset Bay and 42" Siskiyou Summit only in 470. 430 has power gear electric curbside slide out. 430 could not option 10KW generator or third AC. And a few others.

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AWSOME! Just what I was looking for. THANKS BrianGlen.
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