Hi Steve, good idea to look at t/c's. I had a class A Allegro gasser before switching to my truck conversion. Like Ed said, there are advantages and disadvantages to either chassis. Try to find as many t/c's as you can in your price range and size and drive them. See what you think. I've never been in a Dynamax but I've heard they're very well made. My thinking is you might find a much less expensive rig on www.racingjunk.com
since there are several used t/c's there. There's also a dealer near me in MN that specializes in t/c's: www.busesandmore.com
. He is actually the founder of Kingsley Coach, so he knows a bit about t/c's. Or check out www.eldoradotrailersales.com
, that's where Ed got his t/c. They have a good selection. There's also www.westsidemotorcoach.com
. I bought mine at www.wrightwaytrailers.com
and they were super great to deal with. Check out www.powerhousecoach.com
too. They build some pretty nice t/c's.
I think you don't find a lot of info on t/c's on the "regular" camper/rv type forums because generally a t/c might be more common at a race track pulling a heavy trailer. I'm 36' and don't have any trouble with most camp sites. I've taken mine through the mountains and that's where these rigs really shine. They are built on a chassis that is second to none for putting lots of hard miles on. They are very easy to get serviced at the truck shops and you don't usually have to pay extra like you do for a "regular" rv chassis.
Good luck. The hunt is half the fun. Keep us posted how it's going. Lots of the threads in this t/c section don't have much action because we're too busy enjoying the t/c lifestyle.