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Old 08-30-2018, 04:48 PM   #1
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What would be a good unit?

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Just an FYI... I had a sticker but NO backer board also.

Being an under year Dutchman owner, reading these posts is really revealing and disheartening. I have learned a lot.


Mostly that QC is non existing. Ughhhh.


We are considering upgrading. Probably not a Dutchman. huh

Is there a consensus on the better RVs in the industry? Or do they all suck?



Here is one list on the web.


  • Airstream Classic 30. ...
  • Imagine 2150RB By Grand Design RV. ...
  • Jay Flight 28BHBE By Jayco. ...
  • Reflection 313RLTS By Grand Design RV. ...
  • Revere 33BH By Shasta. ...
  • Surveyor 243RBS By Forest River Inc. ...
  • Travel Star 324RLTS By Starcraft RV. ...
  • Prowler 29P RKS By Heartland RV.
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Being an under year Dutchman owner, reading these posts is really revealing and disheartening. I have learned a lot.
Mostly that QC is non existing. Ughhhh.
We are considering upgrading. Probably not a Dutchman. huh

Is there a consensus on the better RVs in the industry? Or do they all suck?
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In an equal price range? They all suck. Lance, Airstream or something like that.
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In an equal price range? They all suck. Lance, Airstream or something like that.

I have looked at Lance. The price difference is dramatic! I guess you get what you pay for.
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Love my Tiffin 32 foot diesel pusher! Very few problems. it is 2 1/2 years old now and just last week, I called Tiffin because the HDMI splitter that sends the blue ray player to all four TVs stopped working. They sent me the part free of charge and did not require me to go to the dealer to have it troubleshot!
That's customer service and quality!
They are once again making class C motor homes as of this year.
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Love my Tiffin 32 foot diesel pusher! Very few problems. it is 2 1/2 years old now and just last week, I called Tiffin because the HDMI splitter that sends the blue ray player to all four TVs stopped working. They sent me the part free of charge and did not require me to go to the dealer to have it troubleshot!
That's customer service and quality!
They are once again making class C motor homes as of this year.

Outstanding!
What is the original Manufacturer Warranty?
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Tiffin has always had a great reputation for customer service and quality. Bob Tiffin himself would literally always have an open door. He walked the build lines daily and would regularly talk to the customers waiting for service. He personally authorized work on my mother's class A that was at least 4 years out of warranty. When I started to look at a new 5'er, I was thrilled to see that Tiffin was building the Vilano (and upgraded Beacon). Company owned by Bob Tiffin's son and grandson. Sadly the quality I was looking for wasn't there. Can't speak the the service on them.
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Outstanding!
What is the original Manufacturer Warranty?
1 year bumper to bumper,
3 year chassis (Tiffin made chassis on mine)
5 year Cummins diesel & Aisin tranny.
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I have looked at Lance. The price difference is dramatic! I guess you get what you pay for.
Before we decided to jump to the Coachmen Concord the Lance TT was on our short list.

I don't think there is a single manufacturer out there without some issues, how many and how they deal with it is what makes the difference.

IMHO the privately held companies typically do a better job than the publicly owned ones. Another unfortunate cycle is when a small, privately held company allows itself to get bought out by a investment group, then the penny pinching starts and the quality slides. They either get bought up by the big boys or go out of business. Seen it happen time and time again.

Airstreams are purdy, but they have major quality issues too. On that list that ArmyVeteran posted I would lean towards the Grand Designs, they are owned by Winnebago. FWIW Airstream is owned by Thor who also owns Dutchman, Keystone and quite a few others. Shasta is owned by Forrest River, Starcraft is owned by Jayco...etc, etc.

Jayco is still privately held and has a decent reputation.

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Take a look at the Riverstone (Forest River) if you're in the market for a 5th wheel. Quality and material are a step above. Residential type.
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Being an under year Dutchman owner, reading these posts is really revealing and disheartening. I have learned a lot.


Mostly that QC is non existing. Ughhhh.


We are considering upgrading. Probably not a Dutchman. huh

Is there a consensus on the better RVs in the industry? Or do they all suck?



Here is one list on the web.


  • Airstream Classic 30. ...
  • Imagine 2150RB By Grand Design RV. ...
  • Jay Flight 28BHBE By Jayco. ...
  • Reflection 313RLTS By Grand Design RV. ...
  • Revere 33BH By Shasta. ...
  • Surveyor 243RBS By Forest River Inc. ...
  • Travel Star 324RLTS By Starcraft RV. ...
  • Prowler 29P RKS By Heartland RV.



If you have deep pockets, look at DRV. From when I walk through, they seem to be built really well. Insulated well, and seemingly solid. We're looking at one for full timing.
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