'14 leprechaun or '08 Greyhawk
Hi all, long time stalker of the forums recently registered. Yet another post about a first purchase but with a scenario we haven't seen posted.
So my wife and I (plus 6 month and 115lb Newfoundland) are looking to make our first MH purchase. We are long on tent camping but with a recent move to Texas and addition to the family (baby) we are really looking for a MH to get out and see the south. We will also be making atleast annual pilgramages back to New England in the winter
We have been searching for about two months and have narrowed it down to two MH's with floor plans that work for us. Our questions revolve more on the does a new construction (woodless), HD TV, previous ownership and so on play much into what you would get, and given the two options what are your thoughts?
As a disclaimer I have used the search function extensively and have read a lot about these models, so here goes.
Option 1: 2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS with 22k miles. This unit came to our dealer from a rental company that folded. The unit appears to be well kept but appears to have almost no options (manual awning, cloth seats, and so on) We like that we get the power train warranty, all laminate floor for the dog and that it is woodless construction but worry that it was a rental and thus loved and driven harder. When looking at it the over cab bunk was very wet. The dealer said he believes the vent was left open and that is where the leak came from...we did get 4" of rain 3 days ago. While 10k more than our other option the per month is not all that much.
Option 2: 2008 Jayco Greyhawk 30GS with 8k miles. In person this unit says it was well loved. Comes with running boards, power awning, inverter, and upgrades throughout. The fornt tires are brand new (little nubs still on them) and rears looked very good but I couldnt find a DOT date. It has a cover and the paint is flawless, almost like it was stored indoors with a cover on. We find layout ok (just like the Coachmen a wee bit more), and low mileage but worry that low mileagae also means it has sat a lot. This unit is 10k less.
Also while our local dealer sells the Coachmen brand our particular sales guy seemed to be very partial toward the Jayco as a "better product"
I appologize for the winded post but really appreciate the feedback.