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Old 12-30-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Allegro vs Georgetown

I have found an 2002 Allegro Bay Tiffin DB36 with 22,000 mi for $34,200 vs a 2004 Georgetown XL M-370TS with 38,000 mi $30,500. Any advise which one I should purchase? Pros and Cons? Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:08 PM   #2
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I believe that the Allegro Bay is a diesel (most of them are) that is why it cost a little more then the Georgetown. I have a GT and love it.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:14 PM   #3
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It's a gasoline. I have read some Tiffin vs Georgetown reviews and some say that the Georgetown is an entry level unit and comparing the two is like a Vespa vs a Harley? I'm confused! I think the Georgetown is a much nicer looking unit on the inside.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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Love my GT, had a 2000 Allegro, but 16,000 less miles I'd go with the Allegro providing you could live with the interior. Tiffin is a higher end name plate than Georgetown and if you look you will see the difference. Try to get the Allegro seller to drop $$$ by 2k showing him the GT you may buy.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:42 PM   #5
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It's a dealership and they won't budge.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:10 PM   #6
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Yes the Tiffin has a reputation for better quality but at that price point and age I would be looking at the maint. records over the name plate. I would also choose the floor plan that works better for you over the name plate. Are the tires original? If so they will likely need to be replaced due to dry rot even if they still have tread. Has the roof been maintained? Are there service records at all? Any rust on the undercarriage? What is the state of the plumbing? Are there slideouts? What has been done to maintain them? Any missing teeth on the gears? What is the state of the tracks? What about the slideout seals? Do all the appliances work? What about the generator? Does it run? Does it stay running when put under sudden load (E.G. start the GC and then turn on the AC)?
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #7
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Both of these coaches are fairly old so the real decision should be based on condition of all systems. Buying new an Allegro would be rated a bit higher than a Georgetown, but Tiffin, like most manufacturers, has had its share of issues too. And you won't be getting any free help from the factory if you discover problems after the sale. Don't know if the dealer will give any warranty on coaches that are 10+ years old so look them over VERY carefully. I'd ask for some kind of warranty protection from the dealer, even if its for a relatively short time, and then use it right away to see if any problems occur. Odds are the drive train will be good if it was serviced properly, but the coach and all its systems are often where some costly issues can occur.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:28 PM   #8
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VESPA VS HARLEY? Had both over 55 yrs of riding. i'd ride a Vespa for reliability and low cost of insurance and upkeep. But, as a biker vet, i would not be caught dead on a Vespa! Point: please do not try to compare. Not even in jest!! One is transportation, Harley is a lifestyle 😁
Tiffin makes excellent coaches, period. However, even their FRED model makes a lot of chatter in the driving cabin!!
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:46 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the input. I got the dealership to drop off 2k, so I have decided on the Tiffin. The lower mileage and the NADA price comparisons convinced me.
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:22 PM   #10
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Allegro all the way
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