Originally Posted by Soapy
I'm looking for some real world options of this coach American coach in general and if the shorter wheelbase affects the handling in anyway.
Assuming you meant 'opinions'...
I attending the Tampa RV show last Jan. One goal was to look at the American Coach products, particularly the Dream. At Lazy Days I test drove a 600hp Dream. I’m not an experienced coach driver, but I very much liked the way it drove, especially the tight turning with the steerable tag. At the show I walked thru all the AC products.
There were several things about the Eagle I noticed. They have built a generous amount of space into the compartment surrounding the engine, which is good for cooling (I guess), but that has resulted in 2 steps up into the rear bath.
Sitting in the Eagle driver’s position I noticed the top of steering wheel blocked that very nice electronic instrument display (speedo & tac guages), and that the hand-stitched leather glare shield is mounted so high I couldn’t see anything on the ground in front of the coach closer than about 30 ft. (seat full up, I am 6’ 1”) Visibility in front of the Dream was very good.
In the Dream model, I noticed the kitchen sink faucet was made of plastic… very unusual, I thought, for a coach at this price point. The AC rep did say they would change that out for me to a metal faucet.
An AC rep told me the factory was building 1 coach a day. Seems that's not a lot of coaches to carry the overhead costs of production, marketing, sales, etc.