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Old 05-31-2020, 11:50 AM   #15
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I sent them a few questions on the Neptune and we are waiting for a reply. I asked about the diesel size. We are doing nation wide searches and are looking to have the double slide in the front for the roominess. This one checked a lot of the boxes we are looking for but we are in no hurry to buy. I don't mind if there are a few things that need attention as my wife and I are pretty handy.

It is nice to have forums like this to educate people like me when buying/looking. Thank you to all and we will be checking this post for more info.
A manual is available for download online. It lists the engine as the 5.9L ISB with 300hp and 660 ft/lbs of torque.

As for the trailer and car you intend to tow, Iíll take a stab and estimate that it will weigh in between 6-7K lbs fully loaded. It will probably be impossible to stay below the GCWR of 28K with such a trailer.

It is important to consider both a floor plan that you can live with and the capabilities of the coach in order to have a pleasant experience while parked and driving.
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:27 PM   #16
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A new frig sounds like a pricey repair. Thanks for the input Biljol
I would plan on replacing any Norcold refrigerator in a legacy coach. They have a tendency to catch fire and have burned down a large number of coaches.
They had a large class action lawsuit a few years ago but their refrigerators are in all the older coaches. You will have some choices. A new Norcold will cost around $2400 depending on model. You can add a new 120v (or 12v) compressor from JC refrigeration. Several posts on here about this conversion. Some folks go with an "Amish" cooling unit.
Many of us have installed residential refrigerators. I installed a Samsung RF18 the first week we owned our 2004 Monaco coach. It has been fantastic. However, some coaches have the furnace directly under the Norcold and this can be an issue.

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I just put in the Samsung ó- I had to remove the furnace kinda not a big deal because we live in AZ.

From the picks of that coach I did not see a furnace under the fridge.

The Samsung is 70Ē high measure for that.

You will wan to to loo at the battery and the inverter but if there like most out there you will end up updating those also.

Unless you can go smaller on the fridge.

Also look at the flooring we pulled the carpet and tile just donít like it.

Whatever you do plan on some cash for repairs and upgrades thatís why we paid less for an older coach.
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