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RV Shopper Series – Small Class A Diesel Pusher

Finding the perfect RV is no easy task and if you are in the market for an affordable class A diesel, well the options are greater than ever!

Which is why we created this RV Shopper Series in an effort to help.  We’re not experts but we are full-time RV’ers and sometimes all you want is an experienced friend to go shopping with you.  So settle in as we take you through four of the best-selling, new and most popular small(ish) Class A Diesel RV’s on the market.

In this episode we’ve selected what we found to be the best sellers, new-to-the-market and most popular “small” diesel motorhomes.  We were focused on what the RV industry calls the entry level or affordable (under $260,000) and smaller (under 40ft) coaches which is how we ended up with the particular models in the video. It’s a darn shame 35′ is considered “small” but that’s just the current RV market.

There are a lot of options out there and we couldn’t, and don’t want to, try and cover every diesel RV. We hope our likes and dislikes help give you an idea of what we look for when shopping for an RV. If you’re in the market for a similar rig you may also want to consider the Newmar Ventana or Winnebago Forza as an alternative option. If you want to go even smaller you could look at our Excursion 33d or the Tiffin Allegro Breeze 32BR; sadly there’s not too many options out there for a sub 33 foot diesel pusher RV.

We did our best to feature 4 similar coaches for this smackdown and here are the results from our shopping experience, listed in order of our personal favorite to least favorite RV:

  • Holiday Rambler Ambassador 3 thumbs up
  • Fleetwood Excursion 3 thumbs up
  • Tiffin Allegro RED 2.5 thumbs up
  • Thor Palazzo 1.5 thumbs up

best small class a diesel pusher

Who is this RV made for?

We feel the entry level diesel coach is made for the traveler who is looking for the power and amenities that comes with a high end coach at a more affordable price point.  You’ll find these RVs are fairly basic in design and finish and can sleep multiple people.  Remember, buying an RV is an extremely personal experience, so our least favorite may end up being your top choice based on your needs and wants, and by no means are we trying to “diss” any of these rigs.

What to look for when shopping for this type of RV.

  • GVWR, GCVWR, GVWR, OCCC – All these acronyms add up to provide EXTREMELY valuable information about your RV: how much stuff you can carry; how much towing capacity you have; how much water you can load into your tank.  Make sure you ask for this info on each RV you consider purchasing.
  • Inverter – Some of these RVs come with a puresine wave inverter, a huge bonus if you plan on running expensive electronics while wild camping or boondocking.
  • Batteries – It’s doubtful that the factory battery bank for the house batteries will be large enough to power your rig for more than a day. If you want to boodock or wild camp you’ll most likely need to add more batteries and solar or plan on running your generator for several hours per day.
  • Residential Fridge – Most of these RVs have the option for a residential or an RV fridge. With a residential fridge you should get a larger battery bank to help power the fridge, it still won’t be enough power to camp without plugging in. We love our residential fridge but we could use an additional 200ah of battery (we currently have 464ah in our RV).
  • Tank Capacities – Make sure you understand the fresh, grey and black tank carrying capacities of each RV, it will vary between manufacturers, models and floor plans.
  • General Build quality – Take note of the quality of the things you’ll use daily such as windows, storage bays, entry door, cabinets, bed, bathroom, faucets, sinks, fridge, seating comfort, A/C, heater, awning, etc.
  • Horsepower & Torque – Sure horsepower makes a difference, but ±20 HP will barely be noticeable. In the diesel world its torque that will make or break a coach, so keep an eye on this number as you compare RVs.

How much should I expect to pay?

It’s difficult to translate the MSRP into the “Street Price” you might expect to pay.  If you haven’t checked out our Shady Truth about Buying an RV video, you will want to.  We dish on our hard learned lessons and tips on finding the best price.

A few additional things to keep in mind.

  • There are a lot of options and it’s a big purchase, so take your time and choose the best layout and size for your needs.
  • Make a list with your budget, top wants & needs then stick to it.
  • Once you have narrowed down your choices, gather all the specs and do a side by side comparison on paper.  Sometimes you’ll notice glaring pluses or minus to a coach this way. Do everything in your power to see both models side-by-side, or at least back-to-back if you have to visit separate dealerships.

If you have questions, comments or have personal experience with one of these RVs please share with us in the comment box below. We would love to hear some of your top likes and dislikes. We know the search can be exciting and exhausting at the same time but we hope this RV shopper series helps with your new motorhome search, even if it’s just a little.

Disclaimer – Of course we’re generalizing with a lot of this information, but by sharing our experiences we hope it helps others target which RV is right for their needs.  These are all our opinions so take ‘em for what they’re worth and then do more research!  The different RV dealerships didn’t compensate us nor are we affiliated in any way but we are thankful they let us tromp around and film in their RV’s. None of the RV manufactures featured here compensated us either.  All opinions expressed are our own and based on our RV’ing experience.  At the time of filming we traveled in a Fleetwood Excursion.

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (75)

  • don

    At least 80% of Pro Photographers use Cannon . Why?
    I would love to hear from you on this.](I went from Nikon to Cannon and have never looked back.

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  • Tony Domingues

    I am looking to change my travel trailer to a small class A diesel preference but I need to find one with bunks and outside kitchen. Witch I haven’t find on diesel on gas I found the hurricane 34j. Do you know if diesel have one ?
    Thank you
    Tony

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    • From our experience most of the outside kitchens come with gas RVs only…unless you go with a BIG diesel pusher.

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  • Ed Schwerin

    Can you tell me the brand and model of class a you have in your “camping wild” piece. It’s gray, somewhat aerodynamic nose, low profile, smaller unit with nice oak interior. It’s not the Bounder. I really enjoy your RV and boat sites. Done the boat, now going to an RV, as old folks tend to do. Happy trails (or wakes)

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  • How can someone send you a drawing of a catamaran. I was inspired by the two of you.

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  • Andrea

    My husband and I are looking into becoming part time RV people. I have a 2 year old and a 10 year old step son. I don’t hear much talk about Winnebago’s but we are looking at the Journey 36M. Any thoughts on the brand or that type of RV? We have also looked into bunk beds but think we are against it. I get motion sickness in a car on occasion is the movement of an RV similar? We aren’t 100% set on Class A diesel but that is something it seems my husband really prefers. I thought maybe a larger Class C or even a 5th Wheel but we don’t have a truck. Also we want to pull a car but don’t know much about towing a vehicle. We have a Ford Explorer and Edge. Any feedback on this would be great 🙂

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  • Ellen Gavzy

    Would like your opinion on best size class a diesel pusher for a STARTER. It will be a few years before our grandchildren will be traveling with us, so for the present it is just the two of us and we are new to RVing. Might like going off-roading sometime so please take this into consideration. Thanks. Ellen Gavzy

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  • MIke

    Have you guys tried the Tiffin Allegro Breeze yet? If so let me know what you think of either the 2015 model or the very new 2017 with the new Cummins engine

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  • Gordon, B.C. Canada

    Hi Folks. your way of putting out the various topics are about the right length for the average topic you write
    about is just fine with the type information you give. If a person is interested in more, you give the places to
    go for more info, if wanted. Your terminology, I think is what the reader wants. Thanks for all of your stories
    & info.

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  • Doug

    We are looking for a 34-36 ft class a diesel pusher. Some say get a bigger one because shorter ones have a tendency to porpoise. Is this true and what does that mean, good or bad for handling and just what does that mean. Thanks……Doug

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  • Patrick

    Great stuff for a newby…your opinion of course, but would you buy new or used?

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  • Jason Murray

    I really like your comparative reviews. They are informative and not stuffy in the slightest. It’s kind of like sitting down on the neighbor’s back porch drinking IPAs and eschewing the latest tech, automotive or cooking ideas and advances (random but not really, three of my favorite topics). All that to say, your reviews are just so authentic. I do however, wish you would do a more indepth analysis. You basically do a “Top 3” and “Bottom 3” (unofficially). I get it, you start doing 10 minute reviews of each and people will be turned off. Of course. We live in the age of the ‘soundbite’ where magazines reign, captions are supreme are songs do not exceed 4 minutes.I however, I am more of a Pink Floyd fan in that I like the drawn out compositions…more artistic. Hard to create symphonic soundbites. Maybe that is a bad analogy but what about just keeping things the same and offering a link to a more indepth review for those of us who want it? Like a “Top 10” and “Bottom 10”? Surely you possess the footage and it is what you do on your blog. You offer such and such then point elsewhere for a very detailed description of whatever (e.g., your photo setup Jason–which I just love).

    A couple more items: your summary at the end (where you post the vehicle names and MSRPs in quadrant fashion) should really include the rating (i.e. Thumbs (or “stars” for Nikki)). I have to go back in the video to check and see which vehicle got what rating. Lastly, I would REALLY like the ability to “edit” after submitting a post. Maybe not necessarily after you have reviewed it but at least while it is waiting for review. I loathe when I catch a mistake on my part. Maybe I do not misspell (I do but it is rare) but even things like split infinitives bother me–maybe not when I catch it from you two as you both are very self-deprecating when it comes to your own grammar and syntax but…well, it would just be nice. Sometimes reviewing in this tiny little box can leave out the big picture so to speak. Once I hit submit and see it all laid out, I tend to catch something. Just my two cents.

    Do not take my criticism as anything other than a real fondness for your art and service. Taking the time to critique is out of admiration not anything else. You two are great. Keep it up. God bless you both!

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  • Juan

    Hi and thanks for the info and reviews. I am new to RV’s and was looking at the Nexus Bentley. Do you have a review on it or plan to in the near future? Looking at the promo that they have they seem to hit on most of the items that you touch on. I’d be interested in hearing of your opinion.

    Thanks

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  • Sue Dyer

    Would it be possible to have a short phone conversation with you regarding an all-electric class A. I’ll be out with my horse, often alone, boon-docking all over the country. Used to live on a sailboat full time (set up for the ocean equivalent of boon-docking) so understand most systems.

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  • Jeff Hope

    I think spending all that time on floor plans misses the point. The reason for getting a small (<35ft) diesel pusher is to get the benefits of the platform (rear engine, high torque, air ride, exhaust brake, jake brake, etc.) while keeping the size small enough for the older state parks. Find me that coach which has all the platform features first (most don't unfortunately) and then let's quibble over floor plans!

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  • Tony and Arien Knight

    Hi Guys,
    Love your website and all that you do. We have just purchased a 24 Navion and would like to flat tow our Smart car. I know that you do this. Everybody we have spoken to says this can’t be done!! Our Smart is a diesel 2005. I understand that we might need to get a newer one – 2009 or newer – to be able to flat tow. We would really appreciate knowing the facts.
    Thanks so much.
    Cheers
    Tony

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  • Michel Le Rouzes

    Love your stuff!really!Presently Leisure UNITY 24 IB towing a SMART Passion converible same color as yours(coincidence)…Glamping more and more toward full time…so bigger RV …Looking at Allegro Breeze 32 BR.Any tought?
    Best to you both
    Michel &Natalie

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  • Frank

    Looking at leasure travel vans unity mb
    Have you any info on this moterhome?

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  • Linda Ahearn

    I am surprised to not see a review on the Tiffin Allegro Breeze 28′ or 32′. Do you have one on them and I just missed it

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  • Bill Sario

    I love your “stuff” very professional & informative Great time lengths as well. I have a question: When you were doing all the RV shopping any reason why you did not check out the Via/ Reo? They are a good size and layout for me. What do you think?

    Thanks again.

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    • Bill,
      Love the Via and Reo but there aren’t really any competitors for this RV so it’d be a very short video! We almost purchased a Via as our first RV in 2009 but we couldn’t find the perfect floorplan.

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  • John and Marcelina Thomas

    Dear Friends,
    We are going to sell our house and plan to live full time on the road. Even after selling the house we are not going to be able to get something new and shiny, so please do a video on what we should look for in a per-owned class a gas, and small towable 4wd suv.
    We wish to Thank You for all the great information and insight your videos provide. We plan to do a lot of boon docking, so your videos on living off the grid have helped a lot.
    We have cats, as we keep telling the ones that must be obeyed, they will love it traveling.
    We are both retired, but freedom and adventure are not just for the young.
    We look forward to the day we meet in our travels.
    Thank You again.

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    • CONGRATS! Unfortuneately we have not purchased a pre-owned RV (other than our 1985 VW camper van) so we don’t have enough experience in this field. You can however see the likes and dislikes from our Shopper Series and try to apply them to the used market.
      You will likely need to replace batteries, replace tires, oil changes and service issues so make sure you take these into account on your negotiated pricing.
      See ya on the road.

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  • Hi there Nikki and Jason! we started thinking about the possibility of RV’ing several years ago after seeing the episode of your’s when you began your search. At that time it seemed it would be something that would have to happen much further along in our future, but sometimes, events happen that change your whole outlook on things and you have to alter your timing. Earlier this year I suffered two minor strokes and when researchng why, it was determined that I was suffering from the effects of stage 5 cancer and the outlook was bleak. I decided at that time, that I really wanted to spend my remaining time discovering parts of the U.S. that I had never experienced by RV and really trying to enjoy the remaining time instead of thinking negative and uncomfortable. At that time we started looking at our options and decided we wanted to look into Class A coaches. We looked at many manufacturers and sizes from 30ft to 38 ft. Through it all, we realized the coaches that we both agreed on were in the 35′ range and built by Winnebago and Itasca. We just felt the features and build quality suited us better than most of the others. Thi s new smackdown series could not have come at a better time for us. We had come to the conclusion that we would be forced to go with one of the gas powered coaches due to cost until we were enlighted by your small diesel pusher smackdown and started researching the Forza. We felt the Forza 34T would suit us just about perfect and when we were visiting a dealer that I had several friends that worked there As we were talking to the sales mgr about ordering the unit we wanted, he told us he had that exact unit coming in later in the week on trade that the owners had bought new in June of 2014 and only had 4000 miles on it! Needless to say, we immediately put a deposit on it so we could check out the coach when it came it. The owners were trading it on a Phaeton 50′ and it was everything we were led to believe. Even had the washer/dryer and power bunk! I thought we got a super deal at 130 K and we took delivery two weeks ago. We have planned our first trip planned for July. Taking our kids and three grandkids to the Grand Canyon and Zion with an earlier stop at the Painted desert and petrified forest because of your earlier write ups, so I’m able to check off some of my bucket list items. Finally it will a trip to Disneyland with the grandkids and a stop in Vegas on the way back to Texas for the older “kids”! Thank you for everything you’ve provided us and especially the inspiration. WE hope to be able to give you updates along our journey!

    Mike and Connie

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  • Rod R

    I was revisiting this article and had a question about the Holiday Rambler 38DBT that you looked at. I like a lot of things about the floorplan. Looking at the layout and photos it’s difficult for me to judge the viewing angle of the TV. I have a somewhat stiff neck and back and I have problems watching TV at much of an angle. Looking at the HR it almost seems that the couch and dinette/booth are in the wrong places. It seems like the TV might be difficult to view comfortably from the couch. Do you remember that to be the case? If so, then was the view from from the booth good? If so then I might consider swapping the couch and booth. I like a lot about the coach but the TV a location may be the deal breaker.

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  • Milty

    Hey guys! After seeing this video and researching other floor plans, my wife and I decided on the Excursion 35B. I’m trying to find specifics (model and capabilities) on the inverter and charger that comes with it. Will I have to call Fleetwood for that info? We’ll be sure to let them know you assisted us with our RV shopping. Thanks!

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  • Linda

    I’ll trade you front doors, Nikki, 😉 we ended up with the tiffin, allegro red, even though I like the mid door better. The tiffin won out overall. I wish you could include the smallest diesel pushers, like our 33aa, (35ft.) or the Forza. Ours has a much better floorplan than the 38 and the TV is much better situated. I think you might have given it another thumb!

    Plenty to choose from at 38 ft. But at 35ft. there are only about 4 to choose from. As you know it’s a great size for state parks and there is much to say about the shorter ones, for one, no wasted space!

    Thanks again for your time consuming work to help, and best of luck to you both!
    Linda

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  • Rod R

    Great comparo! I really enjoyed it. We bought a Tiffin 36LA gasser about a year ago and mostly love it. What we don’t love is the difficulty of getting into many gas stations at 50+ feet of length when towing. We also could use another bed. So we’re shopping for an “entry level” diesel. Maybe the 35E Excursion or the Forest River Berkshire 38R. Or even the Berkshire 400BH.

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    • We know many people that exclusively fill up at truck stops for the easy in and easy out. Happy shopping.

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  • ben_marko

    There are plenty of small class A RV’s out there, it seems limiting to stick with only diesels. I know that Thor Motor Coach makes a couple of models that are below 30′. The Vegas and Axis. Gas V-10’s with plenty of towing power to boot. So maybe including gas models would make this a better and more fair comparison, as 35′ isn’t even remotely “small.”

    It would be nice to see a Vegas or an Axis with a diesel, but not at the moment. I myself love diesels, but for people on a budget, a sub-30′ class C or super-C would be better. Either gas or diesel.

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  • Mike

    I feel like a broken record when commenting on your posts sometime as I always seem to say the same thing…”Great job Wynns!”. Look there, I said it again. Lots of good info here guys.

    M2CW:
    You did mention the Winnebago Forza in your opening comments, however if you are truly reviewing the top *small* entry level DP’s, seems that the Forest River Legacy would have to be on the list. I suppose “small” is relative, but seems like anything over 37ft could scarcely be considered small.

    Interesting that one of your “Likes” on the Tiffin was the bus-style front entry to the coach. For us, it’s the exact opposite – we would much prefer a mid-coach entry door because: Ingress and egress is in the middle of the awning / porch area and therefore protected from the elements, and also in a front-entry coach you are going in and out right beside the tight area between the front seat and dash every time.

    Nikki mentioned “no air conditioning” in the Tiffin bathroom, yet in the camera shot you can clearly see the AC vent right above her head.

    I know, I’m nit-picking, but when you set the bar as high as you all do, you can stand it.

    Keep up the good work!

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  • Remi

    Greetings,

    That was a great post, soooooo much information and things that I did not consider like being able to comfortably view the TV.
    My question did Fleetwood ever address your concerns about the Excursion 33d (Roy)?
    I recently saw a 2015 Excursion 33d or what the dealer said was a Excursion 33d hence the question.
    Was your concerns/issues addressed?

    Regards
    Remi

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  • Steve Twitty

    We just completed our own evaluation of this category of motorhomes over the past 4 months We traded a 2 year old class C Coachman after logging 22,000 miles in 34 states. We considered Thor and Fleetwood but found a better alternative for us in the 2015 Winnebago/Itasca Solei 34T. It has 90% of the “pros” you empasize in your video and almost none of the “cons”. We’ve only had it 1 week so are still getting ready for our maiden road trip. I’ve seen all your vids over the last 4 years and look forward to each and every one. Thanks for passing on your experiences and knowledge to us. Anxious to hear about your upcoming Alaska trip! Have an amazing time!

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  • Neal Davis

    Great stuff! Thank you, Nikki and Jason! I really liked the Allegro Red’s combination wardrobe/bunk beds. Noting the divergence between seating and televisions is something I might have overlooked, but I won’t now. 🙂 Thanks!

    Our own particular conundrum is picking between an American Coach Revolution and a Newmar Dutch Star. Would love for your guys to do something similar with larger, more expensive motorhomes. 🙂

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  • Hi,

    How come big A class RVs are so ugly? Is it simply the reflection of bad taste of the average consumer or the lack of interesting RV manufacturers with the desire to innovate? Or an unfortunate acquired taste because of the general very low level of material culture in our environment?

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      • Glad to see that you would also want the market to change. Let’s promote good taste in the RV world! Hum! I guess Class A motorhomes are the same problem as Mc Mansions polluting our residential landscape. In the early days, the motorhome lifestyle was either excentric or adventurous. The Westfalia Peace van phenomenom in Europe and North America changed that, it was cool to camp in a campervan. But the actual market demographics unfortunately associates that activity with very comfortable but outdated lifestyle. An interesting article on the AIGA website MOTOR HOME, KNOW THYSELF …So the little brown waves on the sides of a vehicle this luxuriously large remind me of the kite-tail waves on a pair of XXXL swim trunks: graphics striving hard for a slimming effect. “So, like, listen, Swooshes and Swirls,” I want to say. “You’re not fooling anybody.”… aiga.org/motor-home-know-thyself/ –

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  • Great post! We’re torn between going big (Winnebago Grand Tour 42′) or something smaller. We actually really liked the Excursion as well and also checked out your old bird the Monaco Vesta and LOVED it! She drove really nicely and felt very big for its smaller size. We’re so torn.

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  • Tim & Ann

    We have been looking for 2 years now for an entry Class A Pusher that appeals to us and the 34T Forza/Solei has got our attention at the moment. For us it suits our needs and feels very comfortable. There were some of the issues you mentioned on your dislike lists but this was the first coach we looked at that we both were pleased with, overall. We will see what comes to market over the next 3 years as we get closer to retirement and the RV lifestyle.

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  • Vicki

    When you review small gas RV’s … why haven’t you reviewed the Winnebago 27N (or Itasca 27N)? Would love to hear what you think about this Class A … 2015 … Love to read about your journey’s and adventures …

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    • We are trying to compare 4 comparable RVs, so the 27n is a big step up from the 26HE that was built to compete with the FR3 and ACE. If you read the comments below you’ll see we quite prefer any of the Vista models over the 26HE.

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  • Randy Spence

    I would love to buy a small diesel for full timing (the Sprinter is just too small to be in for a year). The Forza was QUITE the head turner when it was introduced, but I came from a family that NEVER buys new. Don’t wanna loose all that money so you can be the one that drives it off the lot. For the money you save you can have it customized after the fact. The problem with going older is you cannot go too far back before they didn’t come with slides yet, or they have gotten a musty smell that will NEVER go away.

    I am focused on the 2002-2009 model years consequently. There is little in the under 35 foot length as you pointed out, looks like we will have to take the toad into town. In the 39-42 foot length there is LOTS of choice. I have started to search using the keywords “dishwasher -queen” to only show the king beds with all the luxury items. Despite being expensive new the Winnebago Journey had many nice models in this time. Monaco too. If we take long enough to buy we might even end up on a 35 foot version of Windy, that is such a nice coach and maybe someday will come down in price.

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    • Its difficult to beat the look and design of the Vesta, we loved our Windy. Good luck with the search, it’s not easy!

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  • Hey Guys,

    Very nice job of synopsizing a complex area. One thing that I noticed, though – – even though GVW, GVCW etc are at the top of your printed list, you did not mention these capacities in your reviews. Were all the coaches about equal? What is the useful load for this class of motorhome?

    thx
    G.

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    • Sorry Greg, that’s getting into too much detail for us! We’re just mentioning it because it’s a VERY important thing to consider when purchasing an RV.

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  • Wayne Knocke

    The Itasca Solei 34T is a nice entry level.Did you look at one ,what was your take?

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    • The Itasca is basically the same as the Forza, I’m not in love with the front cap as it looks likes its been glued on as an afterthought, other than that I think it’s a fine coach to consider as we mention in the article. We feel the quality of the Winnebago, Fleetwood and Tiffin are all pretty comparable. I have zero experience with Newmar but I’ve heard they are nice and sturdy as well.

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  • Jeff

    Nice job!

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  • Eric Rondeau

    Thanks Guys 🙂 Will help as we go to the Rally in Goodyear, AZ next week. May have to check out those dealers you mentioned since I’ll be back in Cali again 🙂 Safe travels

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  • Liz

    Would you be willing to comment on build quality? We have looked at Tiffins and were pleased, also Newmars (loved them but $$$), and Winnebagos. Haven’t heard much good about Thor, don’t know about Holiday Rambler. We are also seriously considering a composting toilet, so one consideration is how easy would it be to convert, and switch the black tank to another grey.

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    • We feel the quality of the Winnebago, Fleetwood and Tiffin are all pretty comparable. I have zero experience with Newmar but we have friends that own them and they swear by the quality.
      All should be able to fit a composting toilet. Combining the tanks is very easy, here’s our video and article: http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/combine-rv-black-grey-tank

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  • jed

    Im with yall, . Iv looked at 3 of these,and the Fleetwood wins in my book. I love the Tiffin breeze 32 but some of the cabinets don’t open all the way and no washer/dryer.You cant do a video on every one out there. Yall did a good job picking these out. Thanks for the info.

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    • Thanks Jed,
      We try to explain that we can’t cover every feature, or every brand, but people seem to tune out that info. We like the Breeze but are a little disappointed with some of the cost saving measures they’ve taken to keep the price down.

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  • Nikki & Jason – you are presenting such incredibly useful information in this series about what to look for when considering a new RV. Even if the specific models you’re featuring aren’t necessarily the exact ones people might be looking at, it’s great that you’re helping them think about things that might not have occurred to them, such as “Can we comfortably watch TV from the sofa, or only from the dining room table?” Or “Is there enough elbow room to wash my face at the bathroom sink?” Or “Can I reach the freezer?”

    If only you had created this series when we were shopping for our first RV, it would have been SO helpful. Except for the fact that you were barely old enough to drive at that point. 😛

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    • What about the fact that you’ve got an extra several inches on us too?!? A nice interior height for us would be a guaranteed headache for you 🙂 I want you to know we did everything in our power to get a Newmar to feature in this series but their dealer network must be small because we couldn’t find the right model or a dealership in the area!

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  • Joseph

    How about the Tiffin Breeze or the Tiffen RED 33AAA with the table option. vice booth. Keep them coming. I’ve got two years left before retirement and purchase.

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    • If yo’re weighing the two I’d stick with the RED 33, it’s a nice layout and built to a higher standard than the Breeze. That said you won’t likely go wrong with either.

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  • AJ and Beth

    So nice to see a younger RVers perspective on these new rigs. Hope the manufacturers are paying attention too.
    Look forward to what y’all’s new coach choice will be inthe very near future too.

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  • Mary Abbott

    Since we’re not planning on doing full time RVing, and because my husband wants something easy to drive, we’re looking at Diesel Sprinters. (Class B+) Is this something you’re going to cover?

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  • Thanks! Great series. We’ve learnrd a lot from you two. We are trying to upgrade-and it’s not been easy as we had to figure out what we BOTH wanted. It’s good to not be in a hurry!

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  • Another great series as always! I really need to go back again and write down all the pros/cons and build myself a checklist of what to look for (or watch out for) when we start shopping next year. Thanks!

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  • Fay ybarra

    I would be very grateful if you would do a similar comparison of 5th wheels.

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  • Hey guys. Informative series. We (a couple) are just starting to look at used rigs in this space and are interested in the 2011+ Tiffin Allegro Red 34QF. Seems like a good size for fitting into state parks and other campgrounds but still looks roomy with the 4 slides.

    Doesn’t have the bunks and dining setup as the one shown in your video but the TV placement is the same.

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