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Old 08-06-2022, 05:25 AM   #1
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Model Suggestions < $150K with Fiberglass/Metal Roof

Long time reader, first time poster. My wife and I currently own a 34' bumper pull. Previously we had always been truck camper (slide-in) people. We have a several cats and couple of dogs that travel with us. Last year we moved to the bumper pull because we wanted more space. The problem is that neither on of us is very comfortable with the trailer and that has lead to us being less adventurous with our travels (we talk more about going than actually going).

So, we are thinking a smaller class A (30' +/- 2') would be easier to handle and maybe we can start having fun again. Now the issue is budget. I think we can swing 100-150K. I could get a new entry level class A for that amount, but the quality of new units seems pretty poor. I don't mind buying used, but I also don't want something so old that I get stuck in swapping out all the appliances/electronics. Also, I would prefer a motorhome with either fiberglass or a metal roof.



So, if you had $100-150K and wanted 28-32' quality used coach with a fiberglass or metal roof, what models would be on your short list?
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This is a hard one, in an ideal world I would pick a Safari Trek sort of like mine, but they stopped making them in 2008, so even the newest of them will be subject to components aging out, which is an ongoing fight with my coach. Then other problem is there are not many "quality" smaller class A coaches, as the industry consider anything smaller to be "entry level" and built to lower standards. Given lets say a less than 10 year age max, I would look at the Winnebago Vista / Vista LX, and maybe the Newmar Baystar, which has a Brite Tek roof, not fiberglass, but still much better than EPDM or TPO.
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I would avoid new like the plague. Your target should be 2-4 yrs old. That’s enough time to break in the coach and handle the million things that are wrong with it when it left the factory. Let some other guy take the depreciation hit and punch list issues. I will take the coach once they handle all that.

If warranty is the motivation for new I can understand that, as long as the warranty is comprehensive and you don’t mind using your new coach for a few months.
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