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Old 11-18-2014, 08:03 PM   #15
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Thanks all.........lots of good info here; haven't found a used that I either trusted or felt good about yet, so I'm leaning toward the new gasser, but will keep looking......heading to TX to see both Tiffin and Newmar side by side; was going to look at Sportscoach but I think I got the message loud and clear bout quality, etc........A new DP for essentially the same price as new gas coaches does make one wonder.............

That's great.
Please....TEST DRIVE them. Thank me later.
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Which one?

Reasons we chose Tiffin 36LA
ducted returns on AC
tons of exterior storage with pass thru
no slides that encroach on patio side
windows on both sides of the bed
quality of cabinets
heavy duty baggage doors
ease of maintenance of the chassis
love the Triton V10 (our x 3/4 ton pu had it and only maint in 5 years was oil changes)
rear bath has room to move (many are very cramped)
electrical outlets in kitchen are located on the wall where you need them(many are not)
washer/dryer option
large 20' awning
you can actually see fresh water tank level when filling etc.
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10-4, CampDaven........
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Am I missing the boat not considering Holiday Rambler, Forest River, Thor, Winnebago, FLeetwood, etc.? They are all less bucks and look pretty good, but have heard so much about the "Quality" build of Tiffin and Newmar I just discounted the others......
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Hi,

Buy a Winnebago Adventurer on a Ford F-53 and you will really enjoy it. The model we have is very practical, easy to drive and fits in all campgrounds it is the 35P which is 35'.9"

Definitely think it is a much better decision than a DP.

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Just a thought....a gasser will be on a Ford F53 chassis that will require a lot of suspension upgrades before they will provide acceptable ride and road handling.
Will you be ready for that?
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Just a thought....a gasser will be on a Ford F53 chassis that will require a lot of suspension upgrades before they will provide acceptable ride and road handling.
Will you be ready for that?

Stop it... This is absolutely FALSE.. Gassers are a bit louder than rear DPs. But many F53's, like mine, handle wonderfully without a single mod. In most conditions, I can single finger the wheel. Sure, DPs are generally better riding, but to say that all F53s require mods to become acceptable is ridiculous. It's all relative.
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Thanks Tom-NC............have you been happy with the quality of Winnebago? I read a story bout a couple that ordered one and had many quality issues and ultimately did not take delivery because the factory told them they could not fix the issues to their satisfaction. That concerned me about Winnebago, but of course there are always two sides to the story............does yours have a W/D?
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Thanks CampDave............are the upgrades where they are replacing the shocks or is there more to it than that?
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Thanks CampDave............are the upgrades where they are replacing the shocks or is there more to it than that?

Shocks, sway bars, and more. If you want to answer your own questions about ride and handling, GO DRIVE THEM!
This is a start:
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Hey RKh........are you happy with the Tiffin? I am still stuck right between the Newmar and Tiffin............same floorplan...........
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Hey RKh........are you happy with the Tiffin? I am still stuck right between the Newmar and Tiffin............same floorplan...........

Yeah, we love it.. It is our 3rd class a F53 and by far the best.. Never had an opportunity to look at the Newmarket so can't comment on comparison.. Ours has the heat pump, 7000 onan upgrade, splendide washer/dryer combo w/10gal water heater.
Nice fit, finish, and materials.. And for my money, drives like a dream...STOCK...
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I really do not believe you could go wrong with either of these two brands.
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