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Posted: 01/06/18 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, we went to the Greensboro RV show yesterday, (What a disappointment from years gone by) Found the features we liked, now have to find who makes the unit that has them all. Looking for V-10 drive, opposing front slides, laundry connections.
If this sounds like yours, let me know what you have so I can start looking for one like it.

To be clear, I'm not trying to buy your's, I just want to know what it is, if it has these features.

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3 dog nights wrote:

OK, we went to the Greensboro RV show yesterday, (What a disappointment from years gone by) Found the features we liked, now have to find who makes the unit that has them all. Looking for V-10 drive, opposing front slides, laundry connections.
If this sounds like yours, let me know what you have so I can start looking for one like it.

To be clear, I'm not trying to buy your's, I just want to know what it is, if it has these features.

Don't own one, but how about this 1 1/2 bath model, that has some quality built into it.... NEWMAR


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Thanks! Checks all of the boxes, I'll look into it. Anybody else?

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Tiffin Allegro Open Road 34PA. The features you want plus a large john and shower and great bones—26,000 pound chassis and 252” wheelbase on a 36 foot 1 inch length—no awkward long rear overhang. They have the basics down right.

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Did you stop by RV outlet USA in Danville VA. On your way to Greensboro? They have one in stock with the washer/dryer combo for $140k out the door.

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All of the current Class A gassers are on Ford chassis with a Ford V-10 engine so they're all going to be the same in that regard. What matters is the build quality of the 'house'. Newmar and Tiffin are the quality leaders in my book. Winni and Fleetwood tied for 3rd. Thor is dead last.


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azdryheat wrote:

All of the current Class A gassers are on Ford chassis with a Ford V-10 engine so they're all going to be the same in that regard...


I disagree with the assertion they’re all the same. Ford makes various capacity chassis and one maker will use a 24,000 pound chassis for a given length and another will use a 22,000 pound or even 20,500 chassis. And wheelbase varies among builders and I go with the notion the longer the better. A 34 foot Bounder has a 22,000 chassis and a 208 inch wheelbase, a 34 foot Tiffin a 24,000 chassis and a 228 inch wheelbase. Significant differences that will manifest themselves in payload, handling and stability.

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irishtom29 wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

All of the current Class A gassers are on Ford chassis with a Ford V-10 engine so they're all going to be the same in that regard...


I disagree with the assertion they’re all the same. Ford makes various capacity chassis and one maker will use a 24,000 pound chassis for a given length and another will use a 22,000 pound or even 20,500 chassis. And wheelbase varies among builders and I go with the notion the longer the better. A 34 foot Bounder has a 22,000 chassis and a 208 inch wheelbase, a 34 foot Tiffin a 24,000 chassis and a 228 inch wheelbase. Significant differences that will manifest themselves in payload, handling and stability.

Very well put and something that not many will pay any attention to.
I hear it constantly, how there's no difference between two models, other than the price.
It gets really complicated with DP's, with so much more to consider.
The main thing is, that it has a huge TV, with a fireplace under it...[emoticon]

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This is why I love this site, real life info! Thanks guys, still shopping.

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Another difference in the build process is sound & heat reduction insulation. Take a ride in them, on the Hwy and rough roads, if you can. I think Newmar and Tiffin excel in these areas. Winnie is a close third.

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