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Old 02-03-2023, 10:07 PM   #1
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American Eagle vs Tiffin Allegro bus

Im looking for an older but upscale motor home. Which would you prefer all things being equal for about the same price 2007-2011 model years the american eagle 45' to 43-45 Tiffen Allegro bus
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Old 02-04-2023, 12:01 PM   #2
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Given those model years, I would take the Allegro Bus. For that year range Tiffin's had better build quality, which can't be said for later model years.
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Old 02-04-2023, 12:53 PM   #3
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The Eagle is the more upscale product, if that means anything to you. Ditto for an American Tradition in those years, a coach that is only slightly less than the Eagle (but can be optioned to be near identical). But both Eagle & Allegro Bus are loaded with amenities and we are talking fabulous vs gorgeous, so maybe it's academic. What's more important is which appeals more to you and the condition of the ones you are looking at.

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Old 02-04-2023, 03:36 PM   #4
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also got a chance on a 2014 Allegro Bus 45' with 71,000 miles with several added items from couple that are getting out of camping with blue ox tow package, air force1 braking system and several more for a little over 200K. would this be a better buy than the older for 30k more than them
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Old 02-04-2023, 06:17 PM   #5
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We have a 2014 Allegro Bus 37AP. Love it. Other than the dash AC going on it and one of the rear Schwintek slides chewing up a rack, we haven't had significant issues. Drives exceptional well.

Take them for a drive. I think every MH drives differently, so find one that suits you - after you make sure the floorplan works for you.
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Prior to 2012 or 2013 the Allegro Bus had a 14,600# front axle. The 60/40 suspension proportioning valves caused the front axles on some 43' models to be at or over their rating. Tiffin worked with those that complained to remedy the problem. My 2013 Bus had the heavier 15,600# front axle and it was close to max with the OEM 60/40 prop valves. Tiffin replaced them at my request with adjustable valves and installed 70/30 valves on some customer coaches. Check with Tiffin as to whether the one you are looking at has been updated. If it has, the AB would be the better choice.

Edit: 2014 was the first year of the 45' Bus. It has shorter dash which we did not like, but it gives you a little more floor space plus it's 2' longer. I think it also has a heavier steer axle due the heavier weight. About that time, Tiffin eliminated the proportioning valves completely and accomplished the weight distribution between drive and tag axles with different size suspension air bags.
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