Originally Posted by Quincybear
OK, need a reality check. I have pretty much limited my search down to a 42DLQ in either an aspire or anthem but likely aspire due to price. Winnebago/Itasca has the 42 QD in the tour and ellipse and 42E in there lesser model journey/meridian. It is almost the exact same floor plan up through the kitchen but has a rear bathroom which I like more than the mid-bath on the entegra. I don't dislike the mid-bath but if entegra had both I would choose the rear bath. Pricing is reasonable comparable with both manufacturers. I just wanted a reality check from people with more experience than I have that enter is waaaaay better which has been my conclusion but the wines look nice and good floor plan. Please give me your thoughts,none for sale close to me that I can go drive, etc. Would love your opinions on quality, ride, resale, etc. I realize I am on the entegra forum but would love your thoughts. thanks, tom
I just looked at your old Posts - the reality is you Want a Newer Coach.
You are ready to switch from Gas to Diesel - but what I am guessing is that it is just "TWO of YOU"? What is the Mission? Part time? Full Time?
Are you mechanically inclined? do you keep the coach maintained? I could go on and on.
IMHO all Coaches that are still being built have some good Quality.
All the Spartans ride similarly - as do the Freightlines.
All Coaches have poor resale.
I did this whole thing 16 years ago and have been Rving for just short of 50 years.
It's a big deal - in 99 I bought a Trop-I-Cal 37 feet beautiful but gas and rode like a truck. In 2004 I had a Travel Supreme Built the layout is perfect for US we are not full time but have spent seasons at a time in the Coach and we tail gated a lot back then so that was a big part.
When we had the Coach built we had some 80+ personal changes, some big many minor, so the point is there is a lot of thought that goes into the coach.
How do you live on the road, do you need space? do you Cook? do you need a desk/office? where is the TV? do you sit on the sofa at home? or in a chair?where does you wife sit?
just a few of the questions YOU need to answer - FLOORPLAN - that fits is critical, then comfort and safety and last but not Least Budget, many people hit the wall on this and it should be the first thing you decide.
So now you want me to Help You pick out the coach? probable not - get your budget - get you list in the order of Importance and then find the best Coach that will make you Happy.