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Old 04-26-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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08 or 09 Beaver Marquis

We have narrowed our search down to the 08 or 09 Beaver Marquis. I'm reaching out to this forum for help in letting me know anything good or bad to say about the Marquis. We have been rving for 4 years and want to upgrade and have narrowed it down to the Marquis.

Also, would anyone happen to have a .pdf copy of a 08 or 09 Marquis owners manual or any other coach specific material? The Monaco website has the electronic copy of the owners manual of their Monaco products but I could not find any for Beavers.

Thanks in advace for any assistance.
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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This is all I could find:

http://www.beavermotorcoaches.com/ar...&content=index
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Join the owners club also http://www.beaveramb.org We are a great group. Excellent coach. Remember there may be no warranty so you can buy at a deeep discount before the Navistar deal stablizes.
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rvfun,
It sounds like you have already done quite a bit of research, so it is difficult to understand what you are looking for. Since 2007 Beaver coaches have been built in Colburg and basically have the same chassis and frame and exterior of the higher end Monaco coaches.

What distinguishes Beaver coaches now is the interior woodwork. The Patriot and Marquis lines have definitely better cabinets than most coaches: dovetail joints in the drawers, "floating" inserts in the cabinet doors (they float the inserts on nails to stop cracking the frames) and very nice finishes. Of course, one of the unique features of the Marquis is the burl cabinet door inserts and the high-gloss finish. The drawer hardware is also very rugged so it really stands up. The Marquis also has (or at least had) additional insulation in the endcaps for better heat control.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Catepillar (for whatever reason) has decided to stop making engines for on-road use, so you may want to look for a unit with a Cummins power plant.

Nothing beats just going to various dealers and looking at units and inspecting for the features and functions that are important to you. You can get some basic information from Beaver's website: http://www.beavermotorcoaches.com/ . (And yes, the website lists the Cat engine, but this was probably put together before Cat's announcement of dropping on-road engines.)

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Whatever you do, wait until AFTER the sale of Monaco goes thru. That way you will have a warranty, other wise you buy at your own risk.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:25 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the input. We have found an 09 Marquis that satisfies all we were looking for. We are happy with the purchase taking into account it's an orphan, the price we paid and the fantastic dealer support we have received.
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Thanks for all the input. We have found an 09 Marquis that satisfies all we were looking for. We are happy with the purchase taking into account it's an orphan, the price we paid and the fantastic dealer support we have received.
rvfun..Congrats on your new purchase!! I am sure you will get plenty of enjoyment with your new rig!! I have also added the Club membership under your name -now that it is official!!

Again-Congrats..we hope you visit & post often!!

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