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Old 11-29-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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It seems that the Super C's hold their value pretty good for an RV. Especially the Dynamax's. Anyone have insight into why? Or am I mistaken and just haven't done enough looking?
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It seems that the Super C's hold their value pretty good for an RV. Especially the Dynamax's. Anyone have insight into why? Or am I mistaken and just haven't done enough looking?
I have no idea but man I sure do love those rigs. Wish we could afford one.
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Just speculation here, but I'm wondering if the commercial chassis holds a little more value since it receives such light use as an RV compared to its intended use.

Also, when you get into the "Super C's" some of which are Class 8 truck conversions like Showhauler, Renegade, Hallmark, etc. Many of the older units are very well made and relatively simple. Because of this, a 7-10 year old unit may be in excellent condition, both in appearance and function.

When I was shopping for a truck conversion a few years ago, I was amazed by the number of 10 year old units (my price point) in such great condition. It was hard to choose!
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Unless something drastic changes with the chassis / driveline options, a Super C will probably be our next and last coach.
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I like the idea and look of the Super C's, but am having a hard time reconciling their price to a Class A Pusher - What makes them hold their value better (at least it seems)? Are the maintenance costs much different?
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I like the idea and look of the Super C's, but am having a hard time reconciling their price to a Class A Pusher - What makes them hold their value better (at least it seems)? Are the maintenance costs much different?
I've never owned a Diesel Pusher, so I am not certain of the maintenance costs. However, I can tell you that I selected a super C over a pusher because of the apparent ease of access to the main engine.

Since most of my experience with large diesel engines was in equipment and yachts, I knew that having serviceable systems easily accessible makes me more apt to keep an eye on them, and avoids the need for service personnel to enter the living space, and possibly disassemble part of it, to gain access to parts of the engine in the event of catastrophic failure.

The truck chassis is designed to be easily and quickly serviced. I hope that translates into incrementally lower cost of maintenance and fewer hours on the invoice if/when major repairs are needed.
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Are you saying they hold value better than a similarly equipped DP? Or just better than their gas counterparts.
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They seem to hold a larger percentage of value over the DP's, from what I can tell. But, I haven't done alot of looking, so it's a cursory observation.
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We recently downsized from a 40' Country Coach which we had for 17 yrs and loved. Now we have a 08 Dynaquest 34xl which we are getting to know. The quality between the CC and the DQ are equal, both fine coaches. However, the DQ is more maneuverable, easier to drive, easier to service, handles better, and my wife can drive it, when previously she would not touch the CC, scared her to death.
Lastly, the DQ is much safer in a accident, I always worried about a car hitting us head on, still worry but now not as much as there's a lot of steel and engine up front. See the attached photos for examples
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That's quite the visual there. Definitely something to think about.

My dad, an auto mechanic his whole life, swears that the DP's are easier to maintain - but I think in his mind, he's comparing a gas DP to a diesel DP, or a smaller chassis Class C.

After reading alot on this forum, it seems like maintenance of a DP is a little more difficult/expensive. And from what I can find, it's a higher shop rate.
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They seem to hold a larger percentage of value over the DP's, from what I can tell. But, I haven't done alot of looking, so it's a cursory observation.
Equally cursory, but I just looked up a few in the NADA RV Guide and don't see much, if any, difference. I only compared a 2008 Jayco Seneca to two similar size/equipped Winnie Journeys so no more valid than your observation.
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Love our Dynamax. They get tons of looks.
Sometimes I think I'm driving a Tonka toy!!!

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That is a nice looking rig!

TCs are fun! The wife and I are always trying to find fair ways to share the driving, neither of us wanting to deprive the other of some fun at the tiller.
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Dave, yours is a twin to our 34xl. Same color scheme. Now that you mention it, it is just like driving a Tonka toy, much more fun than our old pusher.
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