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Old 05-02-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Hi, I have been to the Florida RV Super show in Tampa the last 2 yrs. originally went there to finalize which Class A rig I was going to settle on but got introduced to Showhaulers and Renegades. So, for the last year and half I have surfed every night trying to decide what I want, how much to spend and which manufacturer to buy. This year there were 3 models of Haulmark at the show but was still leaning toward Showhauler. This week I found the above model in a show demo 2013 Freightliner Columbia Detroit 515 meritor 12 speed that has the kitchen island and 1.5 bath layout with 4 slides. Pretty much all the upgraded amenities that I wanted, 4 tv's, haha. I have seen dragonslayers review that was done on the major players and he had Haulmark next to last but wasn't highly critical. It is about $210000 off of the msrp with a pre emissions motor. Just wondering if most still think Haulmark is ok.
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Cant wait to hear what folks have to say.
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I think Haulmarks are great coaches. Detroit motors are top notch. Buy it!
I'm so glad you've decided on a t/c over a class A, you won't regret it. I've heard of lots of people moving from a A to a T/C, but very rarely does one hear of switching from a t/c to an A, (didn't Warpath do that and then switch back to a T/C?).

Don, you're being cagey. I've never seen you bad mouth a Haulmark. And you've probably got the most experience around with one.
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You may want to weigh your truck before you purchase it, to insure that it would be legal if you ever had to cross a scale. Read the capacities off the drivers door post and compare.
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Well, i am hearing from some folks I have talked to that the Freightliner chasis with 12 speed transmission is a much worse ride than the Volvo I Shift and that I would hate driving the DD 515 with the Meritor 12 speed? There is another2013 with the Volvo chasis but will cost $23000 more. Anybody have opinions on the comparison?
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I prefer the Freightliner, That DD 515 is the Engine you want IMO.
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Well looks like I am putting down a deposit on the Haulmark 4504HB, 4 slide, 1 1/2 bath, 4 tv, on demand hot water, DD515. This is my first camper or motorhome. I guess go big or go home.
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Well looks like I am putting down a deposit on the Haulmark 4504HB, 4 slide, 1 1/2 bath, 4 tv, on demand hot water, DD515. This is my first camper or motorhome. I guess go big or go home.
Good Choice Congrats.......you R Gonna Love it....get some photos up please......
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Well, it may be a month before I get her. Gotta find the time to get to Utah from Georgia and drive her back. Should be a fun trip for a first timer.
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My Freightliner doesn't ride smooth. My Allegro I had before this one rode smooth. But, MrsBob86ZZ4 had to take Dramamine to ride in that or else she'd get nauseous. It rides very firm is how I characterize it. I'd rather have a Detroit than a Volvo motor. I've heard the I shift is a great trans. I don't think any of it matters to tell you the truth. What matters is the living quarters. How it's built, how it's laid out, how it works for what you want. If that rig is right for you that's it. I'm very excited for you. You should consider making plans to attend the HDT Rally in October. It's a great group of heavy duty camper people. How about a link to the dealer's listing for it so we can drool?
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