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Old 06-07-2015, 11:15 PM   #1
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My wife and I are new to the RV World. We finally got our kids out of college and out of the house. We are 10 years from retirement but want to go ahead and start enjoying a little of our free time.
Sine it will only be two of us the majority of the time and we enjoy simple- we have narrowed our choice down to a Georgetown 350 or a Coachman Concord. As far as reliability which one will I get better service from?
What are your observations concerning these two brands- pros and cons?
Also- I read everything I can but so far have not found a publicized list of important questions to ask when deciding on a coach. The forums are fantastic but each poster has gained insight from years of RVing history. Those of late to the game would like to have a cheat sheet if possible.
Any insight you can share will be appreciated.
Newbie from TN
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:40 AM   #2
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IMO, the Georgetown would be your better choice simply from the standpoint of living and storage space. My wife and I owned a Class C similar to the Concorde. We quickly determined that it was too small. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure others will jump in with some good input.


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Old 06-08-2015, 01:06 AM   #3
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Welcome to a great RV website!!

Take your time and research RV reviews on youtube and visit as many dealerships as you can. (Unlike car dealerships, the ones we've visited respected our request to just let us look.)

We had no idea how much we'd love camping when we bought a little, used 18-foot trailer in 2010 and, last year, spent about 6 months researching Class-C's but, in the end, decided a 32-foot trailer was what we really needed and wanted...and we love it! (We, also, didn't wait until I retired before jumping in...hopefully I can retire for good in about 10-15 years, however, but that won't stop us from camping as much as we can squeeze in!!)
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I personally love our Georgetown 337xl. It is 4 years old and has never been in a shop. It was a good choice for us, it is our 4th RV after two class c's and a 38' Winnebago. We downsized for more flexibility and easier driving in the mountains on two lane roads. When you check out the forums you will see a lot of issues brought up by a lot of owners. I have found all makes have similar issues. Good Luck, you will love it.
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In a class C you will have to bend down to look out the front window. Sales man asked me if my wife would be ok with that as other wives are not.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:10 PM   #6
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I personally love our Georgetown 337xl. It is 4 years old and has never been in a shop. It was a good choice for us, it is our 4th RV after two class c's and a 38' Winnebago. We downsized for more flexibility and easier driving in the mountains on two lane roads. When you check out the forums you will see a lot of issues brought up by a lot of owners. I have found all makes have similar issues. Good Luck, you will love it.
Jim- I probably over analyze too much- but about the time I think I have made a decision I will read another poster who is really frustrated with all the issues they are experiencing.
What have you done different that has caused your coach not to visit the shop since you have owned it. Unfortunately I haven't read that much on many threads. Since I am not a handyman- the more I read the more fearful of MH ownership I become!
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My wife and I are new to the RV World. We finally got our kids out of college and out of the house. We are 10 years from retirement but want to go ahead and start enjoying a little of our free time.
Sine it will only be two of us the majority of the time and we enjoy simple- we have narrowed our choice down to a Georgetown 350 or a Coachman Concord. As far as reliability which one will I get better service from?
What are your observations concerning these two brands- pros and cons?
Also- I read everything I can but so far have not found a publicized list of important questions to ask when deciding on a coach. The forums are fantastic but each poster has gained insight from years of RVing history. Those of late to the game would like to have a cheat sheet if possible.
Any insight you can share will be appreciated.
Newbie from TN
We have a 2014 Georgetown 335 and love it. Has the usual problems that any other maker and model would have. Don't think you can go wrong with the Georgetown. Happy Camping.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:53 PM   #8
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I don't have either unit so I will not comment on which one, but if you have questions, ask them here. You will get honest answers ( some you may not like, but honest. Don't believe anything the salesman says. if it is important get it in writing and be specific. ie.
Don't accept we will repair it under warranty don't worry, it is logged and will be repaired under warranty in XXXX period of time. Dealers see warranty work as a given they will prioritize customer paid work as they don't want to lose that work.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:22 PM   #9
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We Love Our Georgetown

We decided to begin our RV adventures after retiring due to a health issue. We took over 8 months visiting RV dealers, researching the internet and talking to other RV owners during my recovery time. We decided on a Class A for many reasons, but primarily because of the layout and the larger front window which makes a huge difference in enjoying the vistas on your trips. We chose to go shorter, 28' because of greater availability for dry camping and it is just us and our dog. Like most RV owners, we had repair and replace issues that needed to be attended to, but we chose a local dealer with an extensive service capabilities and they have been great in getting FR to have our problems fixed. I always try to remember that you are virutally taking a "house" on bumpy, windy and sometimes tough to get to places and things will shake loose. On two occasions we have had to use the roadside assistance program, once for plumbing problem and the other a power issue and in both cases and that response and service has been great.
Finally, we chose to go "new" because of the warranty availabilty knowing that we would most likely need to have repairs done. Don't give up on your dreams, traveling by RV is awesome.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:28 PM   #10
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One big deal for me in getting a Georgetown was the fiberglass roof. That was a deal breaker for me with other class A's. I'm also big enough that we immediately ruled out class C's once I had sat in them...the extra width and ceiling height were a plus. Lots of normal sized people are happy in their C's but I couldn't be.
Also take a look at the carrying capacity, cu ft. of storage under coach, and towing & tongue weight capacities since the stuff you want to take or drag along may be an issue. I see the Cochmen has only a 30 amp hookup and a single 15k A/C...and thus is under "powered" for a larger coach. Countertops on the G'town are Corian type material ...not foil.

If you like the idea of both class C and a fiberglass roof...then I think the Winnebago Aspect line is the only one that provides this ...but at a noticeably higher price point.
Good luck on the hunt!
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