We have been giving the idea of upgrading so much thought over the past year, but as time goes by our rig goes down so in value, when is the timing right? If we thought the timing was right then we would give it a try, but doing so after replacing the tires on your current rig doesn’t seem to make much sense does it. Well, when a 2002 diesel pusher with 26,000 miles on the rig and obviously very well maintained comes along you go for it…. right?
The rig is priced aggressively, they are offering enough to pay ours off and our payment doesn’t go up much. Only problem, American Express has a mark on our credit for a $54.00 charge off, we have never missed a payment or have been late, ever, so where did this come from? Why in Gods name wouldn’t they notify US?!? It pisses us off that we work this hard on our credit and this happens but we’ll get that fixed right quick I can tell you. We won’t know until Monday about the Amex issue and we won’t know until Monday if we go forward on this rig.
There are a few things that need attention on the Dutch Star, like, of course, it needs new tires and I can guarantee you we will not be buying this rig unless that is cared for.
If you own a gas powered Class A but have never driven a diesel pusher DON’T do it! Not unless you’re serious about moving up.. Why? Because my friends, it will completely change your impression of how your rig drives. The sensation is something you won’t believe. I was driving in 20 to 30mph winds with one finger, with Semi’s passing me!! Accelerating is different as well, my V10 does a fine job but sounds strained, it feels strained so I adjust my driving for it. The diesel just pushes you from behind literally effortlessly. 65mph is effortless…. 65mph in our rig is easy enough as well but the rpm’s are too high and it sucks gas at that speed. So I always kept it to about 60.
Ronda is afraid if this doesn’t go through I won’t want to drive our Endeavor again, I disagree. While very impressed with this rig I’m not going to get my hopes up. It will give us a goal to attain and we will move up when the time is right, if it’s not right now that is. We’ll see Monday.
Cross your fingers folks, if this was meant to be it will be, right, if not we move on, nothing lost.
These are pictures I took, I was too busy going over it top to bottom to take more.
2002 Newmar Dutch Star 38 (Diesel Pusher) with 26,000 miles
Tire checking aaaaaagggggghhhhhh!!
Here are some pictures that I cropped from their website.
STORAGE!! Good grief Charlie Brown!