Welcome to the forum. I think owning any coach could be a love/hate relationship. Now that you have most things fixed, I'm sure you will have less of a hate thing.
I don't know how your closets are, but our hangers fit fine. Patty uses steel hangers. Hopefully your hydraulic woes are behind you. You aren't the only one on the forum that has that problem. I trust the last time your couch was bolted to the floor they used self-locking nuts.
As far as what compares mechanically, we owned a tent before the Alpine, so other owners will have to answer that question.
Enjoy your travels, and visit iRV2 often.
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.