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A Class RV buying, we need help


Hi,

 

we are Stefan and Anja from Germany. We are planning a long trip for a few years in the USA. Start is in Mai 2018 . It's our dream for many years. I hope my english is not too bad smile We come with 2 Persons and 2 Dogs, Sibieran Huskys.

We have a lot of questions about buy, towing and and....We hope that you will help us to realize the dream.

 

We are looking for an A Class RV with towing an Jeep Wrangler between 30 and 34 feet Long. 2 Bicycle in the back of the Jeep or in a Little Garage in the RV like Thor Serrano

Price between 60.000 an 90.000 $

This Rvs i have found at RV Trader:

Thor Serrano 31 Z Diesel 2011

Fleetwood Bounder 34 M or 33 C 2013-2015

Winnebago Sightseer 30 A 2014

Itasca Sunova 30 A 2014

Allegro Breeze 2011 Diesel  expensive....

Allegro open Road 31 SA 2013

 

Or other idea ??

 

We love it, when the Couch is over Corner. Can you tell me something good or bad about these RVs ?

 

Thanks for the help !!!!

 

Greeting Stefan

 

 

 

 



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I can't advise you about Class As since I'm a travel trailer guy but WELCOME and I hope you enjoy your trip around the USA!

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Hi Stefan and Anja,

 

your english isn't bad - it goes so

As for your RV search you might want to narrow down your choices a bit more. You will receive great information from very knowledgeable people on this forum.

For questions other than RV related ones I'd like to suggest you check out www.amerika-forum.de. You will find a few people there who did the same thing, just not with a Class A but with a fifth wheel.

Best of luck with your endeavors!

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Hi Bernd,

thanks for your answer. I know the america-forum, also the people who traveled with a fifth wheeler. I have talked with them.

BC/ Vancouver is also on our route

Stefan

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If you want a diesel you really need to look at rigs 34 feet or longer. Stick with Winnebago (Itasca, made by Winnebago) or Tiffin (Allegro) - I'd also suggest looking at any Newmars you can. And if you go with a gas model, then also stick with Winnebago, Tiffin, or Newmar.

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Guten Tag, Stefan und Anja! I'd add Foretravel and Newell to the list of brands Barb suggested. I'll send you a PM with more information.

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I'd agree with the Foretravel and Newell but those are going to be much more expensive that the entry level of the others. Not sure what the budget is for the purchase nor how long you plan on RVing in North America.

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"Price between 60.000 an 90.000 $" so they will most likely be looking at used coaches. They are planning on a couple of years, beginning in May, 2018. I'm hoping that we can meet up with them.

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Should always scroll back up and reread OP, sorry about that. 

That would be how old for Foretravel or Newell?   Looks like they are trying to stay less than 10 years old.   



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There is a 1999 U320 36' in Florida with an asking price of $78,000. Didn't see any other Foretravels that looked interesting at the moment. The only Newell that was under their price cap was WAY under (at $20,000) and is several years older than our coach. Probably not the best choice for someone's first RV experience.

I sent them a PM suggesting that they join both the Foretravel group and the Newell group and ask some questions. I know that there are coaches that are available that are not listed in many places (probably because the sellers don't want to be pestered with scams).

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A good deal of information can be found at www.tiffinrvnetwork.com.
The used Tiffins are a good value. Search Facebook for Woodard RV. They deal in used Tiffin motor homes. They upgrade them and guarantee everything is in working order.
You can get two bikes in the back of a 4 door Jeep Wrangler (2007-2018 models). The 2007-2011 Wranglers have a weak 3.8L V6 engine. In 2011, they went to a modern 3.6L V6 with much more power and efficiency.

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Wilkommen!  And, Greetings - good folks and advice to be had here but unfortunately I'm in a Class C and not in a position to comment on Class A matters.  If you ever roll through Northern Alabama give us a holler though!

 

 



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Thanks all for the help. The Tiffin Homepage is very good. One of my favorite is the Allegro 31 SA, but not many are for sale...

I think the 2011 3.6 Engine is very good, in Germany i have a Wrangler Diesel, this is in the USA not available. When i put the two bikes in the back of the Wrangler, i have a Problem with the Dogs. Is it possible to put two electrical bicycle at the Trailer hitch/bike rack of the Jeep ? I think each of them weight 45-50 Pounds. Maybe i need a special bike rack.



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The US Wrangler is suppose to get the diesel in July 2018. The petrol 3.6L started in 2012 in the US.
Yes, I think you will have no problem finding a rack for the electric bikes that will work with the Wrangler. You may need an extra long extension because of the rear mounted spare tire.

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I've traveled in 18 countries. Germany is one of my favorites.  I can even say that I danced on the tables at Oktoberfest. smile

I have a 12 year old 38 foot Newmar diesel that I bought for much less than your price range.  Very low mileage and looks almost new.   It is not common to find such bargains, but not impossible either.   

The higher the cost of a rig will bring with it a higher cost of insurance.  Tires and batteries are expensive replacements.  Make sure whatever RV you buy has a lot of life left in those.  Insure that whatever you buy has all of the owner and maintenance manuals.  You will use them - more than once. 

Those who do full timing or extended travel will agree that lots of inside and outside storage is a must. 

Fuel cost in the US is less than Europe, but we have federal emission restrictions that give us lower fuel milage. 

The choice of towed vehicle is a personal choice.  I tow a pickup truck because of the utility value. I like having the option of throwing dirt things in the bed instead of putting them in my rig.   And, it's extra storage for things like lawn chairs. bikes, etc. 

Viel Erfolg and Prost

 



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