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Old 11-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #1
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Looking at a 396XL and a Allegro bus 38 both 2004 about same miles. any thoughts on which one and why. Kind of like the airstream set better. Have not been able to fine much feed back on them (pro's and con's. thanks
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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If you like Airstream, then the 396XL was an excellent unit if the price is right now on the lot. They were last built in late 2006.

The Allegro may be easier to get parts for as they still are producing Class A's.

The Allegro has a wider ws post on the right side to block vision for you and your navigator than the Airstream. If you plan on traveling a lot, this may be an ongoing aggravation???

The Allegro is Cummins which is my personal pick for a power plant.

The Allegro has side rad which gives better engine access, but you loose storage in the basement.

Both on Freightliner chassis.

It will be your decision and you will have to live with it!

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Found a 2007 396xl, but can not find any info on them. Last information I found was for 2006. Chassis is 2006. But coach is titled as 2007. Has a 400hp cummins
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I don't think there was any change in the specs for the last couple years of production. Airstream did move back to Cummins for the last year.
Once the end of production was announced, the units were hard to sell by the dealers and most sat on the lot for some time until they were discounted.
What is the chassis date? That will give you an idea of the build date of the motorhome. I doubt once the announcement was made, that there was any delay in getting the last one built and off the factory floor. It may just be titled a 2007?

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Found a 2007 396xl, but can not find any info on them. Last information I found was for 2006. Chassis is 2006. But coach is titled as 2007. Has a 400hp cummins
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Colonial had this unit, they listed as a 2007, a couple years ago. Very, very nice.

On the video, they say 10 units were built for the 75 anniversary year, which would actually be 2006.



Airstream would do well to bring the model back with an extended version to 42-45'

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Colonial had this unit, they listed as a 2007, a couple years ago. Very, very nice.

On the video, they say 10 units were built for the 75 anniversary year, which would actually be 2006.



Airstream would do well to bring the model back with an extended version to 42-45'

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The interior is virtually identical to my 2005 396XL. The real Hickory wood cabinets in these units are beautiful. Nice looking coach at the time the video was made, how does it look today.
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Have it down to $93,000. 31000 miles,. New tires battery. At this point we r going to buy it. Do not think I can go wrong.
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That is a beautiful coach. You can't go wrong.
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Have it down to $93,000. 31000 miles,. New tires battery. At this point we r going to buy it. Do not think I can go wrong.
Sounds good, I really like my 2005 396XL. Drives great, smooth ride and quite. With the slides out plenty of room in the front and back. I think you will enjoy it. Post some updated pictures.
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Made the deal, pick it up the end of month.
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Congrats on the deal! Did you confirm the production date? Keep us up to date on your new toy.

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Build date as per airstream was 5/19/2006. They emailed me original invoice, it is listed as 396XL Diesel 2007. Pick it up the end of the month, then will post pictures.
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We picked it up in Nevada and drove back to Florida. Drove like a charm. Had no problems at all. Now for putting in our personal touches.
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