Originally Posted by noserider
I'm in the market for a class A MH. I would like something in the 32-37' range. I am leaning toward the Vortec 8.1 with the workhorse and Allison transmission. Year models between 2001 and 2006 seem to be in my price range. I would like to know what are the popular models. Most of the time I will be cruising with just my wife and dog but will have the occasional family trip with a couple more passengers. What manufacture is considered the Cadillac of the bunch. I'm looking for the top 2 or 3 makes. I would rather pay a little more for an older quality make than a shiny newer one that is not as solid.
WELCOME to iRV2.com. Glad you joined and posted. I'm guessing you'll get plenty of replies to this question.
IMO, you should be looking for a Newmar Mountain Aire gasser (MACA), or a Tiffin Allegro BAY, or perhaps a Fleetwood Pace Arrow. Those are the top three, but many owners would drop the Pace Arrow and put the National RV "Dolphin" there.
The 8.1L and Allison means you are also requiring a Workhorse W series chassis, which I think is your best choice.
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