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Schake

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  1. Tucson Coach Sources?

    A check of Lazy Days and La Mesa found some very negative experiences of buyers after their purchases. Pedata lacks the coaches I'm seeking (right now, anyway) but I'll keep checking back.
  2. Your experiences and suggestions are sought on how to best proceed if buying an motorhome out of state. Rather than re-invent the wheel, I'm hoping to benefit from your experiences on: 1. How to locate a qualified RV inspector, 2. How to find the right RV insurance for initial part-time use and future full-timing, (My current home and auto insurer does not insure RV's.) 3. How to get a temporary tag so coach can be driven back to MD. I assume a dealer would know the ropes, but what about if I buy from a private seller? 4. How to learn to safely drive a big tag axle diesel pusher. Note: I will be attending Boot Camp in Tucson next month, and hope the picture will become clearer then. However, if I can be prepared in advance, Id like to shop for that perfect coach while in Tucson. Thanks to everyone for all you do to support your fellow and future RVers. I'm hoping to meet some of you in Tucson and on the road. Schake #133053
  3. Tucson Coach Sources?

    Wife and I did look at Newmar because of its fine reputation and longevity, but haven't seen a floorplan we liked.
  4. This newbie and wife plan to retire shortly, and after ~2 years of window shopping, reading, and learning, I feel ready to take the plunge & buy my first-ever RV. My goal is a high-quality and well-maintained diesel pusher with tag axle that will allow us to comfortably & reliably travel the continent full-time. Given that I plan to attend the Boot camp in Tucson next month and will be staying in Tucson through Monday, it seems a great opportunity to look for the coach we're seeking. I have narrowed the search to American Coach, Beaver, Country Coach, and Foretravel coaches, and would value your suggestions on where/how to look for them in the Tucson area. Can you suggest any trustworthy dealers, and identify those dealers which are best avoided? Do Escapee owners with coaches for sale typically come to a Boot Camp? To a Rally? Thanks for your feedback Schake Wannabe #133053
  5. Dinghy/Toad

    Since that original post, wife and I have been drawn to the Wrangler Sahara as the best fit. If we find a good deal on a used one, we'd go that route. However, the asking prices on used Wranglers seem too high to make them a good option. Never did off-roading, but don't envision us doing "hardcore" trails. More about being able to take back-country and forest fire roads without getting stranded. Maybe join off-road Meetups once we get more familiar with our vehicle. Ken Fulltime Wannabe
  6. Dinghy/Toad

    Hello - As a soon-to-be first-time RV newbie who anticipates full-timing in a diesel pusher with tag axle, (while setting a record for hyphenated words in one sentence) I am curious about your experiences and recommendations for an all-wheel or 4-wheel drive dinghy. I have always placed highest priority on safety, reliability, and fuel economy in my vehicles, and would like to know not only which vehicles you've had good experiences off-road with, but what your experiences with regard to those priorities have been. Many thanks for your input. Ken S RV Wannabe Maryland
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