1. 25' Class a Explorer(440 power) bad floor plan - 2 years
2. 26' Class A Pace Arrow(440 power) needed a complete re-skin - 2 years
3. 30' Class A Apollo(440 power) wanted a larger coach with a slide - 2 years
I think there is a trend here...
My FIL is a big 440 fan. We have both owned 440 powered sand rails (he built them) and he is currently building a 440 powered Jeep Wrangler and older (60's) Dodge truck and he had a 440 powered restored Vogue MH.
We decided to go for the least expensive DP we could get with a slide, levelers, a big block, mechanical fuel pump (simplicity and reliability), air susp./brakes etc. The current one is a '98 Gulfstream Sun Voyager Bus - Platinum Edition. It is nice and I have already taken care of long overdue services (more planned
) and made some upgrades.
It isn't perfect...but then neither am I...
My DW likes it and while there are a LOT of things I would do different, for now it suits us fine. Someday we may go for a multi-slide 40' unit with hardwood cabinets and all the bells and whistles but...we are just happy to be able to have and use this one for now...and repairs/upgrades/fixes are "usually" cheaper than a new payment.