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Old 12-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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HELP: Itasca Horizon 34HD vs Rexall RoseAir 3950

We are trying to decide between these two quite different 2003 coaches and would appreciate any thoughts or advice. This will be our first coach and our use is likely to be more touring than "snowbirding", and we will be towing a 5,000+# Jeep Grand Cherokee. Our basic concern in compromising floorplan with manueverability (does a 5 ft difference matter than much?). BTW they are about the same cost.

Rexall--great floor plan (except bath) but lower ceiling and 39.5 ft long, which might be a concern for camping in some National Parks, etc. It as a 370 Cummings and Spartan.

Itasca--Higher ceiling and a more typical floorplan, but short (34.5 ft) wheelbase would seem to result in handling issues, especially in windy conditions. It has a 330 Cat and FL.

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One other note is that, in my feeling, the Winnebago (especially with some of the fancy couches) feels very narrow and cramped because the slideout isn't as deep as the one on the Rexhall, for example.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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One other note is that, in my feeling, the Winnebago (especially with some of the fancy couches) feels very narrow and cramped because the slideout isn't as deep as the one on the Rexhall, for example.

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Certainly true. I wish I could find a 34-36 foot with larger slides.
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HI kid we have 01 34fter tow a jeep gc have loved it from new. Now 60k latter and 10 yrs will keep it 10 more yrs. Like the fact I can get in to most state parks as we are just under 35 ft. Handles well and tows the jeep fine lots of power.
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Both good coaches. Buy the one your family likes the best, has the CCCs capacity you will need to extended trips, and drives the best. As far as chassis length it is not the length but the length / house length ratio. It is likely that once in a while you will have an issue with a park. But the longer coach will be more spacious to live in all the time. Check places people do not normally look and check quality. Consider buying RVCG reports for those specific coaches. They are available at a reasonable price from their web site. Those reports will give you CCC capacity and wheelbase ratio.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:37 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for the suggestions and information. We have decided on the Itasca, and look forward to joining wIT.

BTW I was surprised to hear about RVCG--I wish I had heard about this resource sooner as it would have made our quest easier.
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