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I'm another one who loves that floorplan. Although, I might like a loveseat recliner instead of the couch.

Floorplans aren't always flexible, but it's cheaper to tear out cabinets than to add them.


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Wow, $85k. I just pulled that up and looked at it, it is the same model as ours, Baroness. We love the floorplan and have been overall very happy with the coach. 99k miles is not that high, ours just turned over 86k last trip out.

That is also not a bad price, there is no way I would let ours go for that.

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I must admit that this our first trip looking at RVs, so I am not sure the standard by which they are judged. To me, coming from a boat background, they all seemed pretty beat up. I could not tell if it was the way they were treated or they way they were built. I am leaning towards the former rather than the latter. I admit that I am kinda anal about my equipment and always keep everything in top condition.

Looks like we may make an offer on the mid entry eagle.

Thanks for all the input.
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Jake, the American Eagle looks very nice!

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Jake21.....

This is a little different approach.....

Call some of the Class A camping clubs in your area. There is always someone wanting to sell their coach for first one reason or another. The coaches are always well maintained and reasonably priced and generally one-owner. Almost all of them will have the maintenance records for you to go over.

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Jake21 wrote:

Thanks for all the great feedback. We looked at the unit and it was pretty beat up, as we're most at PPL. I can't believe how bad some of these units looked.

We did see an American Eagle with a mid-entry that looked pretty good.

Jake


Wow, PPL says the unit is in 'very good' condition and the pictures look really nice. So, it's a shame that they cannot label the condition correctly.

I'm not a fan of the sink being in the bedroom as I want to close the bedroom off while someone is getting ready. But, that plan might work for you as others have it and like it.

MM.

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On the plus side for the Dynasty... it is a relativly high end coach on the S chassis and is constructed using what would be considered high end materials and workmanship when compared with coaches further down the food chain.
As long as it's just cosmetic, moderate wear from use can be re-done and made to look new again. Upgrades of TVs and furniture and some refinishing can go a long way. In my opinion, the level of quality that is built in to a coach at that level (whatever the manufacture) is more important than some wear and tear.
If as you say you're "anal" about your stuff, I think you may be hard pressed to find a coach at that level that is in perfect condition for the price you're looking for.
American also makes a quality coach and if one of those suits you that would be a good choice but I would recommend spending some time if possible in any coach up for consideration.
Floorplan is one of the most important considerations and you don't want to end up in something that doesn't suit you just because it was in pretty condition.
I purchased my coach ('07 Dynasty) because the floorplan (Emperor IV) is one of my favorites. After spending 4 months in it last summer, I don't regret it.


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Mr.Mark wrote:

zmotorsports wrote:

Mr.Mark wrote:

Jake21 wrote:

Thanks for all the great feedback. We looked at the unit and it was pretty beat up, as we're most at PPL. I can't believe how bad some of these units looked.

We did see an American Eagle with a mid-entry that looked pretty good.

Jake


Wow, PPL says the unit is in 'very good' condition and the pictures look really nice. So, it's a shame that they cannot label the condition correctly.

I'm not a fan of the sink being in the bedroom as I want to close the bedroom off while someone is getting ready. But, that plan might work for you as others have it and like it.

MM.


Mark, there are actually two sinks, one in the bathroom and one in the bedroom. I wasn't sure how I would like it at first either but I did want one with the toilet. Many we looked at had the sink away from the toilet and only had one sink which I wasn't fond of.

Now after having it for a while I don't know if I would want it any other way.

Mike.


The only little glitch is if you can't put the slides out, the bedroom sink will be tight or not usable. Also, I prefer the washer and dryer being in the bath area and not in the rear area as the one shown in the pic the one the OP was viewing. If the slides can't go out, you can still do laundry if the units are located in the bathroom hallway.

We had the unfortunate experience where our hydraulic slides would not go out because the computer board that controls them had a connection problem (probably from 50,000 miles of road vibration). The RV service center re-spliced the connector on the computer board and all is good now. But, I had to use the coach with the slides in for several days. One bedroom slide would operate as it's electric so I could get to the closet, etc. Our bathroom, including both sink areas and the laundry area, are never effected by the slides as they are in the center of the coach.

It was amazing how many floor plan choices Monaco offered for the Dynasty back in '07-'08 when we were looking. They had 10 to pick from with 5 cabinet color choices.

MM.


I can see your point about the washer/dryer but the only time we use ours is when the bedroom slide is out and staying for an extended stay anyways. The bedroom slide is electric actuated and the front two slides are hydraulic on ours.

The bedroom sink is still accessible with the bedroom slide retracted. This is one of the necessities for us was being able to use the coach with the slides in as when we snowmobiled we never put the slides out. There was the dresser drawers in the bedroom and there was a cupboard in the kitchen is all that was not accessible when the slides are in.

I was not keen on triple slides when we were first looking as I wanted to be able to use the coach with the slides in but after seeing how Monaco designed and built the Baroness, I was impressed how much I like the floorplan.

Mike.

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Mr.Mark wrote:

Jake21 wrote:

Thanks for all the great feedback. We looked at the unit and it was pretty beat up, as we're most at PPL. I can't believe how bad some of these units looked.

We did see an American Eagle with a mid-entry that looked pretty good.

Jake


Wow, PPL says the unit is in 'very good' condition and the pictures look really nice. So, it's a shame that they cannot label the condition correctly.

I'm not a fan of the sink being in the bedroom as I want to close the bedroom off while someone is getting ready. But, that plan might work for you as others have it and like it.

MM.


Mark, there are actually two sinks, one in the bathroom and one in the bedroom. I wasn't sure how I would like it at first either but I did want one with the toilet. Many we looked at had the sink away from the toilet and only had one sink which I wasn't fond of.

Now after having it for a while I don't know if I would want it any other way.

Mike.

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zmotorsports wrote:

Mr.Mark wrote:

Jake21 wrote:

Thanks for all the great feedback. We looked at the unit and it was pretty beat up, as we're most at PPL. I can't believe how bad some of these units looked.

We did see an American Eagle with a mid-entry that looked pretty good.

Jake


Wow, PPL says the unit is in 'very good' condition and the pictures look really nice. So, it's a shame that they cannot label the condition correctly.

I'm not a fan of the sink being in the bedroom as I want to close the bedroom off while someone is getting ready. But, that plan might work for you as others have it and like it.

MM.


Mark, there are actually two sinks, one in the bathroom and one in the bedroom. I wasn't sure how I would like it at first either but I did want one with the toilet. Many we looked at had the sink away from the toilet and only had one sink which I wasn't fond of.

Now after having it for a while I don't know if I would want it any other way.

Mike.


The only little glitch is if you can't put the slides out, the bedroom sink will be tight or not usable. Also, I prefer the washer and dryer being in the bath area and not in the rear area as the one shown in the pic the one the OP was viewing. If the slides can't go out, you can still do laundry if the units are located in the bathroom hallway.

We had the unfortunate experience where our hydraulic slides would not go out because the computer board that controls them had a connection problem (probably from 50,000 miles of road vibration). The RV service center re-spliced the connector on the computer board and all is good now. But, I had to use the coach with the slides in for several days. One bedroom slide would operate as it's electric so I could get to the closet, etc. Our bathroom, including both sink areas and the laundry area, are never effected by the slides as they are in the center of the coach.

It was amazing how many floor plan choices Monaco offered for the Dynasty back in '07-'08 when we were looking. They had 10 to pick from with 5 cabinet color choices.

MM.

* This post was edited 04/10/12 07:29am by Mr.Mark *

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