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Old 12-04-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Quality list

is there a list for motorhome manufacturers that is in order of quality ? Pertaining to entry level motorhomes to highest quality motorhomes

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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The Number 1 manufacturer of motor homes is Tiffin Motor Homes. This I know because I own one.

I don't think there is an official list ranking the makers of RV products. You might find a list of which manufacturer sells the most though.


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Old 12-04-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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Matter of opinion. Newmar is number 1.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:44 PM   #5
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Winnebago/Itasco is the best. Well you know how it is, everyone that has whatever brand thinks theirs may be the best. Alot of it has to do with their experience with the one they bought and wether broke down alot. Let's just say that if you spent 1 Million dollars on one, you would expect it to be trouble free, NOT. Just more high end stuff to go wrong and only maybe one company that could fix it, thus a real Pain in the A.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
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It's ALL a matter of opinion...I like American Coach.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:55 AM   #7
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There is no published list that I know of. There are probably several lists created on this forum by members in response to the same question.

Quality is subjective and usually "what I own "has the highest quality/cost relationship because we all make the best purchase decision.

Quality of materials in general terms is higher in a DP than a Gas MH because of the weight carrying capability of the chassis. If you look at the brand lineups within a manufacturer, the higher priced models will have more materials quality and probably more features.

Assembly quality seems to be luck of the draw on any given rig.

Factory Support quality is only necessary when the unit is prone to failures.

So, when you ask for the list of Quality ranked motorhomes, be sure to interpret the position from which the responder is making their opinion known.

All that said, we think our orphan 1995 Country Coach Magna built on a Gillig Bus chassis is a unit of higher Quality.

I am of the opinion that as features were added to production rigs, quality declined, and price went up dramatically.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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Certainly no objective list that I'm aware of. Tiffin sells the most and are famous for their customer support. Newmar has a great deal of loyalty among their owners and it must be for a reason. I own an Itasca and, although I've had quite a number of things which needed repair, have been very happy with the overall quality.

A few years back, I spent the winter at a very high end resort in Indio, California surrounded by million dollar rigs. I got to know the owners quite well. I learned that even these rigs have their share of problems. The big difference is that Marathon will send a tech to your site and take care of issues.

The best advice I have is to not get discouraged when things do go wrong. These are complicated machines which bounce down the road at a mile a minute and stuff is going to break. It's how the mfgr supports you after the sale which is most important IMHO.

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:12 AM   #9
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...Marathon will send a tech to your site and take care of issues.
And in many cases that Marathon tech will arrive knocking on your camper door before you even know there is a an "issue" because the computer controls inside the Marathon conversion had already alerted Marathon HQ of an impending issue...

That stuff comes with a hefty price though!
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #10
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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All of the brands listed above have proven over time to be reliable/quality coaches. There is more than one, and as others have said, it can be greatly subjective as to which is the best. What you value as quality may not be what I value as quality.

There are some brands that come to mind that I would avoid, but I'll not name them here as I don't want to step on anyone's toes. In general though, the cheaper coaches are cheaper for a reason.

Then some companies build RV's in a wide range of quality and price depending on what market they are trying to serve. Fleetwood (Defunct now I think) comes to mind (I owned one). They have low end, entry level, low cost coaches, with fairly low quality... but they also have high end, high quality, and yes, expensive RV's, and everything in between.

Alternatively, you can also check out RV Consumer Group They can provide you with at least something similar to the list you are looking for. The site used to be free...but not any more.

Good Luck to you.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:31 PM   #12
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I own a Winnebago, but if it's the best I'd hate to see the worst.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #13
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Fleetwood is in business. Their coachs are first class and their tech reps are tops with great service and answers. Our Discovery suits us just fine. The American coachs are tops as are the Revolutions and Traditions.
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