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Old 01-08-2017, 03:50 PM   #15
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Harry and I have "talked" about his potential purchase and I'm proud of his determination to research, tire kick, ask questions, and be sure of the direction he wanted to take. He, his DW, and his kit and kin will travel well and enjoy their new hobby and traveling road show.

Now Harry, about that first novel.......
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Hi Carl, I don't have it yet, it looks like mid March early April kind of thing. I'll post pics then for sure!
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:03 PM   #17
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I bought new because...
I got it for 195k for a MSRP of 300k
I don't want someone else's problems.
I wanted the warranties so I don't need an extended Service contract.
I almost always bought used. It was time for new.
We're in our late 60s when it's time to travel.
Less to fix? Well less major things...
2 years and don't regret it.
Wasted 75k on trade-ins.
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:06 PM   #18
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Happy Wife, Happy Life! Whatever works for you, and I'm glad you're happy with your coach. By the way, what did you end up buying?
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:14 PM   #19
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Hi Ed, Yes indeed ol wnytaxman himself! Youve been a terrific help and provided great guidance to me through the process. I think what I appreciated the most are your unbiased opinions, something not easy to come by!

Maybe I take that back Ed, maybe what I appreciate the most is you helping me through my many question showing I'm indeed a Crazy Person and never made me feel like one! Now that takes true talent!

As for the book it's basically finished. I just need to get out west for some research so I can write off some that expensive new coach!

Thanks again Ed. You're one of the good ones...

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Old 01-08-2017, 04:20 PM   #20
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Hey Scott, I have on order a 2018 Coachman SportsCoach 407 FW with the 360 HP Cummins and 3000 Allison Transmission. The 407 is the bunkhouse version with the full wall slide!
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Hi Ed, Yes indeed ol wnytaxman himself! Youve been a terrific help and provided great guidance to me through the process. I think what I appreciated the most are your unbiased opinions, something not easy to come by!

Maybe I take that back Ed, maybe what I appreciate the most is you helping me through my many question showing I'm indeed a Crazy Person and never made me feel like one! Now that takes true talent!

As for the book it's basically finished. I just need to get out west for some research so I can write off some that expensive.new coach!

Thanks again Ed. You're one of the good ones...




Harry

Thanks Harry, but you're making me blush.

You did things right as far as I'm concerned. To paraphrase Julius Ceaser, you came, you researched, and you got what you wanted. Good for you. That's the way it's supposed to work.

Many, many happy and safe miles to you. I'm sure we'll meet up somewhere down the line some day.
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That sure will be my pleasure Ed and hey, I'll bring the werewolf!
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:56 PM   #23
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Congrats on ordering your new motorhome. For us, new or used wasn't up for debate. If we wanted a motorhome it had to be used. It wasn't in our budget to think about new. I'm happy for those who have the option. It also wasn't an option between gas or diesel for the same reason. We are on a very tight budget. When our salesman said he found one he knew I would like, he was right. I am very happy with our choice. I also totally get your reasons for buying new. For us, we are just happy to own a motorhome and get to go camping. Please share pictures of it when you get it.
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"Klc".......Congrats on an HONEST answer. You bought what you could afford! Usually this topic goes sideways. You often see more reasons for buying used than Carter has pills, rather than, I bought what I could afford! The used buyers always say it doesn't matter if you by used or new, but inevitably take a parting shot about depreciation.

I really want a Newell, but that will never happen on my budget.
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I really want a Newell, but that will never happen on my budget.
I for one would never say that and we could have bought a Newell this last time around on our budget. Just that it would have been about 8 or 9yrs older.
Just saying that most any budget can be met without compromise for what they really want, if one is willing to drop back a few more years.
Having said that, it will always be quality over newness for us and within reason of course, with other criteria that must be met. I mean it's not like we even want a 25yr old Prevost and have given up on the Bluebird selections, as well.
I guess what you're saying is for buying new or in staying within the same year where you've drawn the line. This would include those who finance and can't do so reasonably, with a coach that's 10yrs old or more.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:32 PM   #26
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So, in a nuts shell, you are saying, "happy wife, happy life".
You go boy!!!!
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I'm that guy that fits the song "Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget!" I was already to buy a new gasser. My wife said "hey lets go over there". We went to the used side of the road. We went into the first coach we saw. It was beautiful inside. I couldn't believe that the kitchen was fancier than my home kitchen. The diesel really purred and I could go on and on. I went back and looked at that brand spanking new MH. I walked in and the cabinets were flimsy. The doors were hollow, the gas engine just didn't purr! I couldn't even come close to finding the same quality for what I could afford to spend. I've had the Beaver for 3 years now and I am very glad my wife wanted to cross to the other side of the road. I've never found a new coach that compared to mine that I could afford! 600K is a little much on a cops retirement even with a Navy Chief's to back it up. So bottom line if you've got the money and thats what you want, who cares what everybody else thinks. Have fun and enjoy it!
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I agree I looked at buying used diesel pusher. Looked at a bunch and they all smelled to me. I decided then to buy a new gas coach and give it my own smell.
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