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First off, I absolutely love the Prevost for the ride and handling. Obviously, everything mechanical is top notch. IMO, from the ones we looked at when shopping, they lack the very essentials we wanted while camping. Cupboard space was limited, kitchen space was not cook friendly and the bathrooms left some desirability. I know there are exceptions, Mr. Mark's for example, but I don't need a table that lights up when I sit at it. I don't need a complete wet bar etc. One salesman, when I asked about cooking in the kitchen, looked at me like I was nuts. His comment was most buyers eat out. Again, Prevosts are awesome machines and last forever. But I'd rather put my money into living space which is where I spend most of my time. I only drive 3 hours on moving days which are only two or three times a month. The rest of the time I'm enjoying the comforts of the coach. Now if you ask me about the steerable tag---that's totally different....[emoticon].....Dennis


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We kinda liked the Prevost so we had one built.

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On Edit..... Dennis, I didn't see your post until I hit send. Same time on the clock! LOL!


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I have had coaches from Southwinds, Executive, Allegro, Fortravel, 4 Wanderlodges and now a Prevost XL Liberty. Prevost is the best


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As far as I know ALL Prevosts are custom built to the customer's specs. They do not have a standard floor plan like most RV manufacturers. For that reason, when you are looking at a Prevost it may or may not have features that are of importance to you.

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Some of us live full time in our Prevost and cook, back, grill everyday! While not every Prevost is right for every person, not every RV is right for every person. The OP asked which is better and that question has many interpretations. The Prevost is a better built, better riding, longer lasting RV than any other RV on the market. That still does not make it right for everyone!


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You might want to add Newell to your list. Unsurpassed factory support, all custom builds. Arguably as good or better than Prevost.

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I own an entry level Newmar DP. When I look at the high end Newmars such as the King Aire, I see a lot of small components that are the same parts as my cheap model. It's those small parts that will fail or break over time.
An example is the latches for the underbelly storage doors. They are always needing adjustment and the doors sag. I'm not complaining about my coach but if I was paying 3 times the price for a big Newmar I would want better components.


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Well I was gonna reply yesterday but held off since you asked to hear from those that own a Prevo or a KA & I've owned neither. [emoticon] You didn't mention a budget & the two products you mention are not similarly priced. If the budget allows for a Prevo with four slides you are golden and you would have the finest available. IMO if the budget dictated older units with no slides, even one or two, I'd be back in the KA camp. This is of course coming from someone that puts more emphasis on enjoying the coach while camping rather than the driving experience.


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Posted: 01/11/19 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

katoomer wrote:

I own an entry level Newmar DP. When I look at the high end Newmars such as the King Aire, I see a lot of small components that are the same parts as my cheap model. It's those small parts that will fail or break over time.
An example is the latches for the underbelly storage doors. They are always needing adjustment and the doors sag. I'm not complaining about my coach but if I was paying 3 times the price for a big Newmar I would want better components.


You could look at that 2 ways, those excellent components that are found in the luxury coaches are also found in the entry level at Newmar.

Our coach is approaching 20 years old, all the bay doors work flawlessly. I have replaced 2 air springs.
All the big expensive repairs/replacement stuff were caused by dumb mistakes made by the owner.


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Just a simple comment and not critical of any coach no matter how much you paid for it.

You are going to have maintenance expenses, on common items. tires, hoses, belts etc. Those will be more expensive for the higher end coaches and the lower end too.

the medium level coaches will average a lower cost to maintain than either the high end or the low end.

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