Wife and I have been looking for a diesel pusher in my price range for a year. The one we may purchase is a 1999 Allegro BUS39 with 76K miles and 2k hours on the genset. It is well maintained but does have some water damage below the two windows in the rear bedroom, something I can fix.
We also looked at several Dutch Star pushers, the latest one a 1998 with 56k miles and 100 hours on the genset but not as well maintained as the BUS. One big difference I see is the engine access and also the genset slides out the front on the DS. Other than that, we like the BUS over the DS, they are the same price. The DS needs six tires, the BUS will need fronts in a year or two.
My question is, how much of a factor should the additional, rear access to the engine and slide out access to the genset (in the DS) be if I am figuring that into a weighted decision between the two?
First time buyer, confused and frustrated at times but enjoying the adventure.
Thanks for any assistance you can provide!