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Old 01-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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Here is our post-Cruiser 2013 Itasca Sunstar 35F

Driver's side view. The coach has the MCD American Duo roller shades. No more pleated shades to restring.

Passenger side. The steps automatically deploy and retract with the opening and closing the front door.

Passenger seat with dash computer desk. This seat swivels, reclines and has a retracting foot rest. The drivers seat swivels and reclines.

Looking back from the cab area with slideout in.

The dinette folds into a bed for a small person.
The expandable sofa. The end slides in when the slideout is retracted.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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Beauty, love the Sunstar series!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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Art, that is a gourgeus unit. Best of luck in your future travels.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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WOW Best of luck!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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Very nice. Enjoy your new luxury home.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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Now I really want one. That's a beauty.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #7
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That is gorgeous! I'm fighting back feelings of jealousy.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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After 3-1/2 good years in the Cruiser we had the blow out issue. A simple more inexpensive way would have been to upgrade to good LT tires. A whole lot of thought and number crunching went into our decision to go with a motorhome. One thing I found out immediately is that, for me at least, the MH is easier to drive and park than was the truck/fiver combo. Press one button on the dash and it is leveled all four sides. There is no shaking. It is also roomier, at least at first glance. We know the disadvantages, the biggest being if it breaks not only is your motor in the shop but so is your bed. Hopefully that will not happen during our ownership.

Some time back I got on a soapbox about frequent trading in of RVs for newer models. I guess I am guilty as charged in this case. In our defense we didn't go with a newer 5th wheel but, instead, to a different class of RV. We do intend for this to be our last RV. Hopefully it will serve us as well as did the Cruiser.

One word about diesel pickup truck: THEY HOLD THEIR VALUE! Our 3-1/2 year old Silverado 2500/Duramax was the reason we were able to get into the new Itasca. I sold it outright to Carmax where it yielded $5,000 more to me than what we put down in 2009! They offered us Kelly Blue Book "Excellent" condition price. BTW: Camping World offered $4,000 less if we had traded. So even with having to pay TX sales tax on the entire transaction and renting a car to go pick it up, we were still up $2,500.
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No reason for a mea culpa on changing units, it's a personal choice and many folks assume they know everyone's finances. My wife and I changed from a two year old Cruiser to our motorhome - we never go out to eat (unless pizza is considered eating out nowadays), live in a modest home, and drive economical cars. I love it when friends/family made comments when we swapped - these are the same folks who spend $200 a week eating out or stopping for Starbucks, live in very large homes, and only drive "the best" out there.

Enjoy your new toy, I know we love the motorhome and so do our young kids. Nothing like being buckled safely in the motorhome with the kids having their own space and more!

Congrats again! If we were to go to a Class A the Sunstar and Tiffin would be on the list.
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Art,
A beautiful unit...I'm sure it will serve you well into your years, and as you said, "one button and you're all set up." That speaks for itself...I am envious as well. Linda and I spent over a year looking at 100's of units before deciding on the CR. Now with the 2nd stage of life coming (her retirement) we are now spending just as much time looking at 5th wheels. Everything we do is personal choice, and your choice is a good one. Happy camping and many miles of safe roads my friend.

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