Originally Posted by 336muffin
When I first laid eyes on it I thought it would be perfect for someone that is handicapped., still would be! The problem is the Rube Goldberg design of the mechanism.
I've talked to a few owners of these, they came in three trim levels. All really enjoyed them.
And as mentioned, two owners had them to get their handicapped family members out and about. One had a lot they had purchased on a lake, installed hook ups, and would pull this out and their adult wheel chair bound daughter enjoyed the decks outdoor views - especially star gazing at night.
As mentioned, this was one of the last new designed rigs that CC rolled out. CC never intended it to be a high volume coach, as the majority of RV'ers that go park to park, will not want to sit out and look onto their neighbors hook ups
! (That being said, another gent I talked to with the Magna equivalent Veranda, said he and his wife had several RV parks that went to, where they had noted sites that were perfect for the Veranda. I talked to them in Custer's Beaver Lake RV Park, and the site they had was an end one on a raised terrace with a great view.)
Many same the money that went into the development of this rig, was what put CC out of business. I doubt this, sure it could have been a factor, but CC had a pretty deep model line in place at that time. Tribute to Affinity, with many levels in between. The full National then non National era business decisions - were probably more of a problem then just the Veranda.
By the way, every owner I talked with, said they were a solid built coach and that they had no problems with it. One gent did agree with another poster, that his wife did miss the cabinet space to make the 'glass wall and fold out deck'. I asked about the weight balance, and he said yes that side was heavier, but the coach handled well and he had several thousand pounds of CCC available - those Tag's do add to the CCC
A niche coach, for specific usage - and certainly unique
Best to all,