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Old 03-22-2023, 10:47 AM   #29
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Marc, my coach is a 2008 with air suspension. I think it rides good but I have nothing to compare it to. It's the ONLY coach I've ever driven. Come to think of it, I've never rode in a coach that I wasn't driving. This tell you what little I have to compare it to. I'm anxious to drive a Passive Steer, V-Ride with IFS. I envison it being cloud like!

Did you install the new shocks? If not, where do you reccommend having it done? Is that a dealer thing or a Freightliner thing?

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Old 03-22-2023, 11:00 AM   #30
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Solid feedback, BayRunner. Thanks a TON! I'm going to research upgrading the shocks on my coach. Some of the bridge connectors go unnoticed BUT, if there's much of a transition, it will rattle the silverware.

I have pretty much committed myself to a tag with IFS. The two biggest drivers for buying another coach is improved handling and modern decor/electronics. Otherwise, we truly love the layout of our coach.
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Old 03-23-2023, 12:08 PM   #31
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Since you have a Fleetwood product, check out the Fleetwood American Coach line. Every AC will have what you are looking to find.
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Old 03-23-2023, 12:26 PM   #32
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Since you have a Fleetwood product, check out the Fleetwood American Coach line. Every AC will have what you are looking to find.


Here are a couple videos on the American Tradition, American Dream, and the American Eagle.

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Old 03-24-2023, 07:13 AM   #33
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RVSRCOOL.....

Per your "OP", the Newmar "Dutch Star" fills the bill for your requirements.
405 HP, bath & half, Independent Front Suspension (HUGE for ride & drive), etc.
Two models "4369" (most popular Newmar floorplan), & "4081" (has a TAG),
Freightliner chassis (comfort drive is a big feature), & more.

Mountain-Aire, London-Aire, Essex, & King-Aire, (luxury level) will have Spartan chassis, but also the "4369" floor plan.

Ventana & Kountry Star also have the "4369" floor plan available. Freightliner chassis, but with solid axle front front suspension, not "independent".

Also, Newmar Service Facility is second to none (looks like a showroom), & will service ANY year model coach, unlike Tiffin at Red Bay, which goes back only 10 years!

Though I did not buy my Newmar from NIRVC, I would recommend them as the best place to do business overall! May not be 100% all the time, but seem to put forth the most effort to satisfy, service, & take care of the customer. Plus they have a growing network of Dealers across the USA.

Best of Luck, & I hope you and your wife find the "NEWMAR" that is the best fit for you!!
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Thanks Al, Newmar is definitely on our list. We looked at a 4369 @ NIRVC in Nashville but it wasn't optioned with the booth dinette. It appears the booth isn't very popular but it's a must have for my wife. Hoping to see one in Dallas soon. I hear sooo many good things about the ride and drive of the Newmar!

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Old 03-25-2023, 06:56 PM   #35
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Just a suggestion, peruse the offerings @ Motorhomes of TX in Nacogdoches, TX

Pay close attention to the Newell and Foretravel offerings

https://www.motorhomesoftexas.com/


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Old 03-25-2023, 09:01 PM   #36
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Thanks Al, Newmar is definitely on our list. We looked at a 4369 @ NIRVC in Nashville but it wasn't optioned with the booth dinette. It appears the booth isn't very popular but it's a must have for my wife. Hoping to see one in Dallas soon. I hear sooo many good things about the ride and drive of the Newmar!

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My wife originally thought she preferred a dinette booth in our 4369. We got one with the expandable (pull out) table instead and she is so glad we did. She loves the table and it provides better walking space when the slides are closed. She prefers it now because we donít have to commit to the large floor space being occupied. Meaning that if she is just wanting to use it as a desk, it can be push in to the shorter size and not take as much space. However, if additional table space is needed, it can be pulled out, add the leaf and additional chairs and now there a larger table.
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Thanks Al, Newmar is definitely on our list. We looked at a 4369 @ NIRVC in Nashville but it wasn't optioned with the booth dinette. It appears the booth isn't very popular but it's a must have for my wife. Hoping to see one in Dallas soon. I hear sooo many good things about the ride and drive of the Newmar!

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We have the "Euro Dinette" in our Canyon Star, & wife loves it! She uses it like a "chaise", for reading relaxing, etc, even though we also have "theater seating"! It's all about one's desires & comfort! We leave the "extension" for the table in place, & find that it is very accommodating for four! Though we may may lose a couple inches in aisle space, to us it is insignificant.

Best of Luck in your search!

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Old 03-26-2023, 02:55 PM   #38
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Have you looked at a Super C

Much the same as you folks, looking for many of the same things, on a whim we looked at a Super C. No tag axle but in my opinion, the ride and handling has my vote hands down.


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My wife and I are shopping for a new or slightly used Class A pusher. Here's a list of must haves:

Tag axle
Bath & half
450hp minimum
Fully electric
Booth dinette
Dual Girard awnings
Porcelin floor with matte finish - Wifey does not like glossy floors
Grey scale interior
Adequte walkway through center of coach when in travel mode. This one is important to both of us.
Generous basement storage with optional pull out trays

We've owned our 2008 Fleetwood Providence 40E with a 380 Cummins since 2010. We've loved it and taken many features for granted. Now that we're shopping for our pre-retirement coach we're learning that having an adequate walkway in travel mode isn't so easy to find. We like a couple American Dream floorplans but basement storage is very limited and the interior walkway is non-existent. Similar experience with the Dutch Star

We're located in TN but flying to TX soon to look at a Fleetwood Discovery LXE 44S. It appears to meet a lot of these requirements but we've never seen one in person and can't find any photos of it in travel mode.

We're open to anything so please share your opinions of what we should consider. Would love to hear from any 44S owners for some first hand feedback.

Longtime stalker of this IRV2 community. Thanks for allowing me to participate!

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Old 03-26-2023, 02:56 PM   #39
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Bought a 4369 Newmar Dutch Star about 4 months ago, has all the feature you want. I would highly recommend it.
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Old 03-26-2023, 03:06 PM   #40
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Have a 2013 Tiffin Allegro Bus 45LP all Electric, every add on including Tyron Safety Bands. I will be selling in the near future. Bought new 2013 for retirement and guess what didnít retire. 20,000 Miles On Odometer, 440 hrs on Gen. I believe coach fits all your requirements

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Old 03-26-2023, 03:52 PM   #41
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Diesel? I would be looking at older RV's/engines without DEF.
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Get a coach with heated tile floors- you won't regret it!

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