When you smack the doors in an accident, you will find the composite panel doors much easier and cheaper to repair than the aluminum full doors. We had a neighbor that got side swiped last year on his first outing with a new Tiffin. Took him months to get replacements.
We have been very happy with our 10 year old Mirada. It is holding up very well, no leaks and only very small issues.
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2016 Newmar Canyon Star 3710
2017 Chevy Equinox in tow.
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Another thing I noticed, the Encores coming out now have a redesigned rear cap from mine - and the one I saw on MH Specialists page - they did not paint the WH panel like mine is. Although my grate on the panel is white (I will be painting that to match )
Hey Paul, is the Coach roof prepped for a satellite? Iíve been looking at the portable satellite domes that Dish offers. I believe they have a roof mounted as well?
Yes, it has the roof setup and ready to go. I put the portable Dish dish on the roof myself the second day of ownership. Always unnerving to drill screws into a brand new roof
One thing they did that I was not aware of - if you decide to use a portable unit on the ground and connect to the park cable port, you have to get a A/B switch and install it in the panel above the passengers side window. The coach is setup for cable there and it is powered so you have to remove the power to get a Sat unit through there requiring the A/B switch.
If you are just going to use the roof mount, no need.
A side note - I put in a electronic A/B switch in the cabinet above the entry door. It also will distribute HDMI to multiple sources. I did this so I can watch Satellite channels on both the outside TV and the main one inside. Otherwise you need to plug, unplug whatever you want to utilize, etc.
I also put in a IR repeater so I don't have to have the cabinet open to change channels.
Other things I have noticed and makes you go Hmmmmm.
My coach does not say Coachmen on the outside like the new rear cap coaches do, just Encore. We also do not have a sprayer at the commode. Interesting how they made these configuration changes going down the line.
The rear cap seems to be the way to tell what coaches have those two things as of right now.