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GeeWillakers

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Elvis, I see you’re in Ottawa. You might look at a Triple E Commander (for gas) or Empress (for diesel) up to 2010 for a class a comparable mid to higher end Newmars.


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I'm of the opinion that most, if not all, RVs are poorly designed and poorly built. I've had issues, some serious, with everything from a pop-up, Class As and Cs, and now the FW. OTOH, if they were built to better standards, I couldn't afford them.


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You also lump TPO in with rubber - that is a very uneducated move, two completely different animals, and yes, I've had both - 2 with rubber and 3 with Brite-Tek. .


I did NOT Lump anything. in fact I was clear to differentiate between the two.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

Bruce Brown wrote:


You also lump TPO in with rubber - that is a very uneducated move, two completely different animals, and yes, I've had both - 2 with rubber and 3 with Brite-Tek. .


I did NOT Lump anything. in fact I was clear to differentiate between the two.
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Your quote; because one has a fiberglass roof and the other rubber/TPO

Sure looks lumped in to me! [emoticon]


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We shopped for 11 months and looked at several coaches and talked to other campers. We decided we wanted a diesel pusher either a Newmar or Tiffin. We ended up with a Newmar Dutch Star. Our coach is now 20 years old. Nothing Newmar has failed. We replaced, radiator and all hoses, tires, batteries, carpet and refrigerator in the past three years. We are completely satisfied with the coach. I don't know what material the roof is but it seems to be in very good condition.

The roof material should not be a decision factor. Floor plan, chassis type and quality should be.

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Bruce Brown wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

Bruce Brown wrote:


You also lump TPO in with rubber - that is a very uneducated move, two completely different animals, and yes, I've had both - 2 with rubber and 3 with Brite-Tek. .


I did NOT Lump anything. in fact I was clear to differentiate between the two.
bumpy

Your quote; because one has a fiberglass roof and the other rubber/TPO

Sure looks lumped in to me! [emoticon]


OK, would "the other rubber or TPO" suit you better.

but my original post only pointed out that construction could affect the difference/increase in cost. not that one was better than the other. others whined about an obsession.
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* This post was edited 10/24/21 06:40am by Bumpyroad *

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Bumpyroad wrote:

Bruce Brown wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

Bruce Brown wrote:


You also lump TPO in with rubber - that is a very uneducated move, two completely different animals, and yes, I've had both - 2 with rubber and 3 with Brite-Tek. .


I did NOT Lump anything. in fact I was clear to differentiate between the two.
bumpy

Your quote; because one has a fiberglass roof and the other rubber/TPO

Sure looks lumped in to me! [emoticon]


OK, would "the other rubber or TPO" suit you better.

but my original post only pointed out that construction could affect the difference/increase in cost. not that one was better than the other. others whined about an obsession.
bumpy


Bumpy, for years you have taken every opportunity on every post when someone asks for an opinion on buying a coach to chime on on this very same thing. I would say it's an obsession.


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my first post was " is any of this $30 K difference because one has a fiberglass roof and the other rubber or TPO? " I was merely pointing out construction differences that could run up the cost. I did not in that post knock tpo or rubber just pointing out one potential cause. somebody else mentioned FBP as another price hiker.
others with obsessions whined about my dislike of rubber roofs on rvs. and I feel obligated when new rvers are looking at buying a unit, point out what I consider to be lower quality, such as 16 inch tires, wood construction instead of aluminum, and tin siding vs fiberglass. Oh there stupid me did it again, I guess tin is incorrect.

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