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Old 08-21-2020, 08:19 PM   #1
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Would you buy an older Miranda?

Im looking for an older class A. Found an older class a 2001 miranda. It seems to be in good shape for its age. Im very fickle about it though.

Might need a new roof in a couple of years but the price is right.

I know that this is a lower end MH. I dont know about how its built Structurally. Would you feel comfortable investing money in something like a coachman miranda or should be be looking for something like a winebago chieftan if buying older.
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If it was stored inside I would go for it
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Old 08-22-2020, 02:50 AM   #3
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Im looking for an older class A. Found an older class a 2001 miranda. It seems to be in good shape for its age. Im very fickle about it though.

Might need a new roof in a couple of years but the price is right.

I know that this is a lower end MH. I dont know about how its built Structurally. Would you feel comfortable investing money in something like a coachman miranda or should be be looking for something like a winebago chieftan if buying older.
You mean a Mirada from Coachman???

I bought one new, dumped it in 9 months, lost my arse.......total crap with a nice bow on it.
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:30 AM   #4
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Look for a Coachmen Encounter. It was at one time Coachmen's high end gas class A until they discontinued it. Much better construction and quality over the Mirada.
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:38 AM   #5
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No matter what motorhone it is -- when you at one of that age (my first was a 2000 40 ft Eagle) You must be very mechanically inclined and comfortable with working out problems. If you are not that, then you need to look at something newer. If not mechanical look for something, that at a minumum, would be eligible for an extended warranty.

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No matter what motorhone it is -- when you at one of that age (my first was a 2000 40 ft Eagle) You must be very mechanically inclined and comfortable with working out problems. If you are not that, then you need to look at something newer. If not mechanical look for something, that at a minumum, would be eligible for an extended warranty.

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I ended up holding off this one. outside of my concerns of construction quality, it just did not meet our storage needs.

as far as mechanically inclined. I am very mechanically inclined. I would classify myself as a strong DIYer and occasional fabricator. if it was not for that, then I would not have considered buying one of these. I am deffinitely not one of those guys that goes on the neighborhood page asking for a vendor recommendation to come out and fix a spot of drywall or unclog an ac drain.

There are very few repair tasks that I consider outside of my skill set. there are certain ones that I know not to take on. Given that, I also only have so much time available as well so I am ok with an occasional large project but I dont want to spend every weekend re-engineering something that was never meant to live as long as it has.
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With your DIY skill level, I think you would find a Mirada very disappointing. Cheap construction is usually very frustrating to people who know how to build things right.
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We've been very happy with our 2011 Mirada. Very few issues and none major. We've had 2 Winnebago class C's that had plenty of issues one of them requiring a major rebuilding project. No, its not a Beaver or other Oregon coach, but it stays together and does everything its supposed to do.
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You had me thinking of Carmen Miranda at first - she died too young at age 46. Nobody before or after could rock a fruit salad headdress like Carmen.

Ooops, almost forgot the rest: agree with the sentiments up-thread that you'll likely be disappointed in the Mirada.
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I loooove Miranda! You say she's 20? Just right. Oh, wait! Hold on! You mean MIRADA?! Well, that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish!
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