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Old 11-14-2015, 04:14 PM   #11
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I do not own a MH but your statement of (apparently equal quality and features) is incorrect, and what I mean by this is from the start a rear engine diesel "frame" cost much more to build, and because of the base cost costing so much more, the factory does make a better, larger and or more luxurious coach from a gas model. The cost of just the motor alone is more than $10,000, then the chassis and the list goes on and on. So yes and it cost more BUT you also get more. Sorry to say but it will always be "you get what you pay for" Happy Camping
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:16 AM   #12
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Well sir I am driving a DP that I paid $149000 out the door...a friend bought a new Newmar gas coach for $150000. So from where I stand I have a DP for what others paid for a gas...might not be the top of the pile but she is great for me and many other owners
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:50 AM   #13
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Well sir I am driving a DP that I paid $149000 out the door...a friend bought a new Newmar gas coach for $150000. So from where I stand I have a DP for what others paid for a gas...might not be the top of the pile but she is great for me and many other owners
Are you talking used? A FR Georgetown XL is $160 while the smallest Berkshire is $240. These are MSRP's but I doubt you can get a new DP for less than $200 unless a dealer is trying to dump unsold prior year models - is that what you got?
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:18 AM   #14
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Mhsrv has tons under $200k.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:52 AM   #15
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My legacy is listed for $225,000. No one pays list....I bought mine at Total Value RV in Elkhart Indiana....$149,000 plus tax....2015. Brand new...not used.....many are listed in the $165,000 to $189,000 but this one was on sale in July of this year....
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Oh and it's a 2015
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:08 AM   #17
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I recently debated this issue with myself, and ended up buying a gas Gerogetown. I was set on buying a diesel coach, but after weighing the pros and cons, I went gas. My reasoning was this. Floorplan was important, as we needed a bunkhouse model. That eliminated probably 90% of the models offered. My price range was under $150k, which basically kept me to a used DP (new Legacy @ $140k was a front runner) or new gas. As we are new to the motorhome scene, not full timing (have a 3rd grader), and our adventures will be mostly limited to summer break, we didn't feel that we would be taking advantage of what a DP fully has to offer. If our child, that's still at home, had been older and closer to college age, that would have given the DP a higher rating, as we would have done more traveling through the school year with just the Mrs and I. That said, we found a floor plan we love, Georgetown 364TS, and was able to get it new for just under $100k. Weighing gas/fuel prices, fuel economy, and maintenance, the difference in price/economy will go a long way for the next several yrs that we own this coach. We are sacrificing some ride comfort, possible economy (fuel price vs mpg), and drivability (maintaining speed on hills/towing), but we like our floor plan and what it has to offer over all others, cheaper to maintain, and when we use it, we are on vacation and can take our time, as we are not stuck inside of a truck for hours on end. All this said, I will end up with a DP when the time is right.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:20 AM   #18
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My SIL asked me last year "what's the difference in gas vs diesel?"

The first thing I said was 'Ford truck/van Chassis vs Freightliner Air Ride Chassis'.
He said "you can stop right there".
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Are you talking used? A FR Georgetown XL is $160 while the smallest Berkshire is $240. These are MSRP's but I doubt you can get a new DP for less than $200 unless a dealer is trying to dump unsold prior year models - is that what you got?
That's what I thought when I first started looking for a new 2014 Class A. That there was no way I could afford a $250K deisel MH. So I started looking at 1 1/2 bath 39FT Georgetown models. The top of line package was about $129K at MHSRV.

Then I found out I could buy a loaded 1 1/2 bath Berkshire for $165K.
Game over!
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That's what I thought when I first started looking for a new 2014 Class A. That there was no way I could afford a $250K deisel MH. So I started looking at 1 1/2 bath 39FT Georgetown models. The top of line package was about $129K at MHSRV.

Then I found out I could buy a loaded 1 1/2 bath Berkshire for $165K.
Game over!
That's what we found also, $170k(ish) for a Berk, $135k for Legacy, & $100k for GTown. Of course we didn't opt for the full body paint on the Gtown, an option I would have gotten if we going for long term ownership.
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