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Old 05-24-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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Smile Considering downsizing to a 32BR

We built our 2011 Allegro Bus 43QRP for full-timing and it is a fantastic motorhome - beautiful, spacious and all the upgrades. We now have a stick and brick, but still travel about 30 - 40% of the time and have been seriously considering the advantages of a smaller DP:

Accessibility to campgrounds that are tight for the Bus
More options for storage sites
Wife might be willing to drive a smaller vehicle
Improved fuel economy
Smaller investment in a depreciating asset
Other things we probably haven't listed

We've liked the Breeze from the time Tiffin first introduced it, and have read countless posts from satisfied owners. We'd like to hear from anyone who has downsized that much - how did it work for you? Do the advantages outweigh what you give up in space and luxury?

Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:23 PM   #2
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Since no one is talking about the 32BR. My thought is you might want to look at the Allegro 36LA. It's gas, but has a lot of nice features. Dave
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:58 AM   #3
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We upsized to a Breeze 32BR, so I didn't respond to the OP's inquiry about downsizing.

But okay .... I can discuss a Breeze, in general. Great rig, handles well, fuel use w/3,800 lb. toad at 62ish MPH is in the 11-12 MPG neighborhood. Decent storage upper and lower. No washer/dryer room, however.

Hope that helps (although not an answer about downsizing to a 32BR).
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:53 PM   #4
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Might also want to consider the RED 33AA, can't help with the downsizing aspect.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:22 PM   #5
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X2 on the 33aa. We are very happy we bought it, and it even has a great king bed. we are presently averaging over 10 mpg diesel, very happy with that too.

The gassers were nice also in the 31-32ft. Range.

We upgraded to allegro red from an Itasca navion MBz. Loved the unique size and handling, but just too small, got tired of banging our heads, and no storage.

I can't imagine needing 10 ft. Longer than the 33aa. It seems like the perfect size.
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We are also considering the 32BR as a downsize from our Georgetown 357QS, it's just the two of us so no real need for what we have. Just have to wonder about the small HP diesel motor.
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Bmurph, yes that is why we went with the 33aa Red rather than the 32breeze. I did like the size of the breeze, but it did seem a little underpowered, so went with the bigger 33aa which is one foot longer, one foot wider with slides out. I still like the height of the breeze though. But overall we got the closest thing to it, but more power and an L couch, which is nice, plus the king bed and more storage.
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get a larger black tank as an option in a Breeze? Some day I wouldn't mind one, but the 30 gallon black tank feels small... 40 we could manage with, but I know with a 30 there are definitely changes we'd have to make to our style that I don't think I could sell my wife on...

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Bmurph, yes that is why we went with the 33aa Red rather than the 32breeze. I did like the size of the breeze, but it did seem a little underpowered, so went with the bigger 33aa which is one foot longer, one foot wider with slides out. I still like the height of the breeze though. But overall we got the closest thing to it, but more power and an L couch, which is nice, plus the king bed and more storage.
We love the floor plan of the 33AA but it's out of our price range so if we get one we will have to wait a few years and pick up a nice used one.
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Thanks for the comments. We are interested in the Breeze 32 for the compact size, IFS, smart slides and air leveling. Just wondering if anyone has gone down 11 feet in size and been pleased with the change. The main differences seem to be the queen bed, smaller bedroom and no laundry. [Moderator Edit] we plan to wait for the changes in the 2016 Breeze before making a decision. I'm a Cummins fan, so if the rumor is true, that might make the difference. Is anyone versed in the main changes from the 2014 to 2015 model Breeze?
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... snip .... Is anyone versed in the main changes from the 2014 to 2015 model Breeze?
The only difference I'm aware of is the 2015 no longer has a little window above the kitchen sink area. For us, it is a good source for a bit of fresh air and some daylight.
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The only difference I'm aware of is the 2015 no longer has a little window above the kitchen sink area. For us, it is a good source for a bit of fresh air and some daylight.
USA, I see you have a Breeze. What is your opinion of the motor, does it have enough power, have you pulled a toad?

We looked at a 2012 32BR today, we really liked it but I never took it for a test drive.
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USA, I see you have a Breeze. What is your opinion of the motor, does it have enough power, have you pulled a toad?

We looked at a 2012 32BR today, we really liked it but I never took it for a test drive.
Power seems very adequate, we tow a Ford Escape which weighs about 3,600 pounds. We like our Breeze. Had two smaller diesel coaches before this, love the increased space.

Good luck with your search.
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As far as the OP question on a larger black tank I think the answer would be no. Every inch of space in that area is filled from what I saw on one being built on the line.
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