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Old 07-14-2005, 10:08 PM   #1
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What are the pro's and con's about each of these motorhomes? We are definitly going a 30ft twin screw wtih either the 450h.p. or the 515h.p. freightliner columbia. We are neck and neck between which coach to go with. Please all comments are welcome. Thank You!
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Old 07-14-2005, 10:31 PM   #2
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...new or used?...geofkaye
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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Renegade will do more changes if you want them. Haulmark likes to do the cookie cutter approach. Did you look @ United?
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Either one would be orderd within in a couple of days so it would be new. I have looked at united but i think i am still leaning towards rengade and haulmark. Thank You!
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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....so play the game with the dealers....don't stop thill they say "not a cent lower"....takes time and energy but it's all about money...and nothing else.....geofkaye....who usually says...." so, if I buy this truck from you-what are you going to do for me?" and other things that un-nerve sales persons and their sales managers.....and DO not Write a check-put the 10% Down Payment on a credit card-as per BBB.....keeps everyone honest....make sure there is a delivery/finish date on the contract for delivery....or a right of refusal/return of all money....
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How tall and how big and how old are you..Us Old Tall Fat people really appreciate the notched out upper bunk (used by Haulmark) that allows you to get into the driver seat without crawling in head first and then trying to turn around and get your feet on the pedals... Personal preference is the look of the over cab section... I don't like the chisel cut of the Renegade... If it was neck and neck for me I would work up a set of specs and give it to one of them for a price and then take it to the other and see if they will match it. if they do take it to the other again and tell them what they offered..etc...etc... until one of them said "well just buy theirs then".. and I would probably buy that one's rig..
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We have decided to go with the haulmark. We have the choice to either go with the 450 hp mercedes or the 515 hp detroit. We have been told that the 450 is quieter and is more efficient. We dont really feel like we need more hp but for the 5000 dollar upgrade it wouldnt be a problem. We are looking for reliablity and low engine noise. We will have to wait 30 days longer for the 450 but will would like others opions.
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.....Dee-troit and Mercedes are all the same company now....it's not that much of a differance-except the Dee-troit is USA made unite and MB is made somewhere else.....might take a day or two to get parts with the MB........I'd go with price just now as the market for custom rigs is slowing right now....and resale is what ever the market will allow. Have you looked at the insurance yet?.......my total insueance for truck and trailer is about $600 a year-a bus is about 3000k a year....a conversion has to be somewhere in between......geofkaye
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BTW TOM 123....check the IRS rules for write off and 2nd house and depreciation.....you might find those interesting....geofkaye
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No parts delay on MB fully stocked @ every freightliner dealer. Our FULL insurance (covers a/c, awning etc.. is around 850 for the year
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