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wolfe10

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OK, very familiar with diesel pushers, but not with gas coaches.

So, of the major brands (Newmar, Fleetwood, Tiffin, Winnebago, Thor, etc) what is the model pecking order from high to low. 2007 and newer.

Please no "my choice was best"-- more within each manufacturer you are familiar with, what are their highest end/most expensive on down.

Newmar:

Fleetwood:

Tiffin:

Winnebago:

Thor:

Other brands I haven't listed:


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Newmar/Tiffin are at the top, then Winnie and I would put the rest in a mixed bag. Despite owning 2 Thors and happy with them, admittedly their quality is probably the worst, but you get what you pay for.

Newmar is now owned by Winnie, I think the jury is still out whether this will impact their quality.


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IMO I would scratch anything REV/Fleetwood makes. The poor quality of the structural work becomes very evident after 2-3 years. The fact that they are good at putting lipstick on a pig just makes it a pig with lipstick.

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Let me rephrase the question-- not which brand is better, but within each brand what is the "pecking order".

As an example, within the Fleetwood brand, a Southwind is higher in the pecking order than, say a Flair.

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wolfe10 wrote:

Let me rephrase the question-- not which brand is better, but within each brand what is the "pecking order".

As an example, within the Fleetwood brand, a Southwind is higher in the pecking order than, say a Flair.


You are talking tier lineup within brand. You should be able to determine that in each of their respective websites and by price.

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way2roll wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

Let me rephrase the question-- not which brand is better, but within each brand what is the "pecking order".

As an example, within the Fleetwood brand, a Southwind is higher in the pecking order than, say a Flair.


You are talking tier lineup within brand. You should be able to determine that in each of their respective websites and by price.


Yes, that works for new. But looking at the pecking order within brand for older coaches is not so easy.

* This post was edited 06/14/20 12:21pm by wolfe10 *

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I have found the NADA RV listings by vintage and MSRP to be helpful in answering the Pecking Order question.


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Newmar: Canyon Star, Bay Star, Bay Star Sport.....Dennis


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Executive wrote:

Newmar: Canyon Star, Bay Star, Bay Star Sport.....Dennis


Thanks Dennis. That is EXACTLY the kind of information I am looking for.

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