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Old 01-09-2017, 10:53 AM   #1
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Thinking trading 2903 Newmar for tiffin 31sa. What do you think.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:46 AM   #2
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What year is the Newmar? What are your reasons for considering the trade? Both are good coaches, so I don't think quality is the issue. Go with the floorplan that best meets your needs. Obviously the 31SA is little bit bigger than the 2903 and has a longer wheelbase.
If you go with a 31SA, I would recommend getting the 24k chassis rather than the default 22k to allow for more CCC.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:34 PM   #3
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Our 31SA is our first RV, which we ordered in Dec. of 2014 and took delivery in Mar. 2015.

We did go with the 24k chassis and Sumo springs, and added a SafeTPlus steering stabilizer after the first 5,000 miles.

As for living with it, we have yet to see anything new, or used, anywhere near the price we paid for our new 31SA that makes us second guess our decision. We have over 16,000 miles on it, and almost 10 months of travel in it now, including 4 trips of ~ 1 month, and a 3 month trip. We have been from FL, to TN, NY, WI, SD, WY, MT, UT, and CO among key destinations,

We are not large people, younger than most retirees, nor do we have any pets, so those are certainly considerations.

With regards to weights, below is from this past summer, when I had the coach as loaded as I ever expect it will be, including a full fresh tank which I seldom have. Waste tanks were empty.

Note, that the 24k chassis nets about 1500# additional capacity given the chassis itself is about 500#s more than the 22k, so yes I would have been right at the max total for a 22k chassis, but as I noted, this is as loaded as I ever expect to travel.

The other nice thing about the 24k chassis is that you have a 30k GCVW so you don't have to eat into your GVW to pull a toad between 4K and 5k. (The 24k and 26k chassis are the same expect for springs).

8420# front on the 9000# axle
14160# rear on the 15500# axle
22580# total vs 24k GVW
Cherokee was right at 4600#s with a full tank of gas, and 2 bicycles on a Thule hitch rack.

You can see my Tiffin weight sticker on this thread.....
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:23 PM   #4
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Btw, just noticed your title says 32SA, and your post notes 31SA.

As you probably know, the 32SA comes on the 24k chassis, and the coach difference is simply the king bed vs. queen and the additional foot in the rear of the coach to accommodate the bed width.

As for weight / CCC, I've seen 32SAs at ~3000# CCC which means the extra foot typically adds ~500# (which seems reasonable) that is all behind the rear axle vs. my 24k 31SA numbers.

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Old 01-09-2017, 04:19 PM   #5
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We have our new to us 2014 31SA since September. It has suited us well since moving up from a 31.5 Coachman Class C. Size is just right for us to get it into any of the places we like to camp. Small enough to fit but large enough for the occasional kids and grandkids. Love the floor plan, bay storage and big residential fridge.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:53 AM   #6
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We loved our 2016 Allegro Open Road 32 SA. It had a great layout with a "perfect" tv viewing angle. Plenty of storage and loved having the king bed. The L shaped couch when extended was a little uncomfortable so If I had to do it all again I'd opt for the standard couch. The shallow closet in the rear served as a coat closet and the mirrors were nice. too.
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We purchased a 2017 32SA this past September after considering a Newmar Bay Star as our first choice. Both are quality motorhomes, but the Tiffin won us over with the included standard options that included the Sumo Springs and a 7000 Gen along with a few other standard items that the 32SA had. We have the straight sofa along with the computer station and love that setup for the two of us.
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You might also look at the 32CA. They were built thru 2015. They have a queen bed and are a little plainer than the SA series, but have most of the same features. Our 2012 had 6,400 miles on it, when we got it in 2013. No major problems, so far. Biggest problem was step motor being worked on a couple of times. Dave
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We purchased a 2017 32SA this past September after considering a Newmar Bay Star as our first choice. Both are quality motorhomes, but the Tiffin won us over with the included standard options that included the Sumo Springs and a 7000 Gen along with a few other standard items that the 32SA had. We have the straight sofa along with the computer station and love that setup for the two of us.
You mention that the 2017 32SA comes standard with 7000 gen? We pick ours up in 2 weeks. It has a 5500 gen. I thought that was standard.
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You are correct, the 5500 is standard, I had to revisit my purchased order and we did select the 7000 Gen. The one's we saw on the dealers lots all had the 7000 Generators so I initially thought that was standard. I'm sure you will love yours as we do.

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32A is my dream coach. Hope to be able to afford it in 9 years.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:53 AM   #12
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I got a few free upgrades on my factory ordered 2017 32SA. We placed the order at the end of September and selected the 5500 generator (std) and the standard oven/microwave. But, at delivery, I noticed we had a 7000 genny and a convection microwave. Also was informed by the tech that we had heavy duty front brakes as well. He said sometimes at the end of a line run they will use upgraded parts as the standard inventory is out. Not sure, but I was certainly pleased. :-)
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Thinking to purchase a 32SA

I'm thinking of ordering a new 32SA. My wife really likes the L-Shape sofa. To me it doesn't matter. I've read some other posts some owners wished they would have gone with the straight sofa. Thoughts or problems with the L-Shape?
Also, I've gotten 3 price quotes....all 28% - 28.6% off list discount. Is this a good discount?
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We have the L sofa in our 36LA and like it. It gives you 4 seats vs 3 for the regular sofa. The only negative is that due to the single L seat sliding under the corner section, the corner is just a cushion over a piece of plywood. There is no suspension under it and it's a shock the first time you plop down on it. You can't sit with one cheek on the corner section and the other on another cushion. 28% is pretty good, I did around 26 % when we ordered. We had already agreed on my trade in value of my previous MH regardless of what I traded for.
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