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Rikilee

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I went through a similar thought process last year. We wanted to full time, wasn't 100% sure how long or if we would like it. We owned MH's since the 80's. I considered purchasing a fairly new DP or gas. I considered the cost and availability of service, repairs, performing my own general maintenance. I thought about resale if we decided we didn't want to continue full time and wanted to purchase another house.

My decision was to purchase a good MH that we would be comfortable in for 2 years of full time. The price range was set so if we decided not to continue, we could justify the cost and resale value. After 2 years we will know exactly what we need. If we continue to full time we will upgrade and purchase our ideal unit.


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What this thread reinforces is that there is no IDEAL coach for everyone.

Choose what meets YOUR needs, not what others have chosen to meet theirs.

No different than choosing a home, a car or most other things.

Agree, getting input on how others have made the best decision for THEM can certainly help-- again the same for choosing a car, etc.


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wolfe10 wrote:

What this thread reinforces is that there is no IDEAL coach for everyone.

Choose what meets YOUR needs, not what others have chosen to meet theirs.

No different than choosing a home, a car or most other things.

Agree, getting input on how others have made the best decision for THEM can certainly help-- again the same for choosing a car, etc.

You got that right and for us with houses, it was always location, location, location.
For cars, it was quality first, within our budget and as a result, have only bought one new one in my lifetime and that was a mistake, even though, many would say, it was too good a deal to pass up.
I've never bought a new RV or boat either, but never entry level.


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wolfe10 wrote:

What this thread reinforces is that there is no IDEAL coach for everyone.

Choose what meets YOUR needs, not what others have chosen to meet theirs.

No different than choosing a home, a car or most other things.

Agree, getting input on how others have made the best decision for THEM can certainly help-- again the same for choosing a car, etc.


I wasn't asking for someone to make my decision for me. I know what my needs are. I was asking for information on the differences in ride, amenities and quality between a high end gasser and an entry level DP, Having not been in many pushers I thought folks on here would provide some insight.

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way2roll wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

What this thread reinforces is that there is no IDEAL coach for everyone.

Choose what meets YOUR needs, not what others have chosen to meet theirs.

No different than choosing a home, a car or most other things.

Agree, getting input on how others have made the best decision for THEM can certainly help-- again the same for choosing a car, etc.


I wasn't asking for someone to make my decision for me. I know what my needs are. I was asking for information on the differences in ride, amenities and quality between a high end gasser and an entry level DP, Having not been in many pushers I thought folks on here would provide some insight.

IMO and from what I've seen, a high end gasser and an entry level DP are pretty much equal, except for the ride and just as long as the DP has air bags. In that dept. there shouldn't be any comparison, between riding on air vs flexing steel. Then there's the engine noise between the driver and passenger which is pretty obvious.
I think the biggest thing that amazes me with our first Diesel here, is the low end torque, that it has. I mean, here we are, cranking a measly 1500rpm, while carrying all this weight, as well as pulling a fairly heavy toad up miles of 6% grades or more, without a sweat.
This vs a screaming banshee, right next to you, trying to accomplish the same thing, which it still can't do, in many cases.

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