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Old 02-27-2018, 01:01 PM   #1
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Newbie looking for used Class A

Like to get advice from owners of various makes.

Looking for:
Class A
Used
$25 to 40K
29' - 31' range (Parking limitations at home)
1 or 2 slides
Just the 2 of us
Head south when winter gets ugly
Michigan home

Have good reports on National, Winnebago/Itaska, Monaco
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kurt
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:30 PM   #2
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Diesel?

My opinion at that price range is try to find the pampered MH. Don't limit yourself to model so much. Pictures are nice but your first impression when stepping into the coach often doesn't match up with the pics.

If you haven't driven a Class A there are great videos on youtube.

Good luck! Looking is half the fun.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:09 PM   #3
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Finding a coach

Good luck, but a little investigation should find you a good coach. With your budget, I would think you could find a Gas Class A With probably 50 to 60 thousand miles (Most people only use their coach about 3,000 miles per year.) I would strongly recommend a "WorkHorse Chassis with the Allision transmission" In earlier 2000
Winnebago/Itasca made the Adventurer model in a 31 foot. Had a queen bed and a quite large shower. We are a little partial as we had the 31U and the 35U and loved them both. We put more miles than most (About 12,000 per year) Never had a problem. We are not on our 5th Winnebage/Itasca
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Totally happy with our Itasca 29' class A Chevy gas powered without slides. Great build and drawings for everything on how the coach was built are online. Spare parts are easy to get as everything has part numbers and are still stocked. Would buy another older coach if we had to; not looking to upgrade.
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:42 AM   #5
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We like our 2001 Triple E A Class. Built by Mennonite craftsmen in limited production. Great workmanship in and out and on a Ford f53 chassis. 1 large slide, 1 really large awning. Well insulated overall for cool fall camping or hot summer camping. A bit longer than you’d asked about at 34 feet, but like others have said, if you can find one, buy it.

Happy hunting. Took us 3+ years to research and find the one for us.

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National makes a very good coach, but you may not find one in the length you state. I owned a 30 ft Damon Challenger for many years and really liked the coach. My late wife didn't like the small shower, so we moved up to a 34 ft coach. First a Damon Daybreak and then a 34 ft National Dolphin. I like the quality of the Dolphin much better, better materials. After having the 34 ft coach it would be very hard to go back to a smaller coach, at least for me. I never wanted a coach with slides before, the wife did. We bought the Dolphin with 2 slides, don't think I could ever be happy in a coach with no slides now. Little more maintenance, but worth it to me.
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Kurt, I would go to RVTrader.com and do some searching. You can search by price, type, year, etc. That will give you some ideas!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!
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Like to get advice from owners of various makes.

Looking for:
Class A
Used
$25 to 40K
29' - 31' range (Parking limitations at home)
1 or 2 slides
Just the 2 of us
Head south when winter gets ugly
Michigan home

Have good reports on National, Winnebago/Itaska, Monaco
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kurt
This would be a good bet, if you're willing to go 34ft.
Just be sure it has roof, rather than basement a/c.
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This would be a good bet, if you're willing to go 34ft.
Just be sure it has roof, rather than basement a/c.
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It's definitely got basement air. Louvered rear panel on the passenger side is the give away.
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It's definitely got basement air. Louvered rear panel on the passenger side is the give away.
Yeah for sure. Did they even offer roof air after the 03 model year.
We had a 98 Tropical, that was a great coach and visited all of the lower 48 with it.
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