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Old 04-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the advise. I recall the need to add steering input as 18 wheelers past us on the interstate. Is this phenomenon more mitigated by a tag axle or mostly a function of length?

...Richard
Wheel base is certainly a factor, but the biggest bang for stability improvement is the tag axle. I'm on my third DP, first a 34' to a 36' and now a 40' with a tag. The difference in handling is remarkable.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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There was a survey recently and the dishwasher and washer were the two items voted most unused ans just taking up space in the rv.

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We were not too impressed with CW. They seemed more intent on telling you that you got the Elite membership if you bought a MH from them. But we were looking for an Allegro (our local CW was not an Allegro dealer) and the closest match they had was $20,000 more than I thought it was worth, didn't have the second lav, W/D, Icemaker, yada yada yada...but I would get an Elite membership for that extra $20K.
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For us we have had washer and dryer since we started towing fifth whhels and we wouldn"t want to be without them. When we went Class A DP we also got the FP Dishwasher and we now love that also and hae had no issues. We don't miss the space but the rig is 43ft so I guess it depends on your spae requirements/availability. As others have said enjoy the search and do a lot of research to ensure you get what'S right for you. You don't want to be changing your mind after you buy.
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Wheel base is certainly a factor, but the biggest bang for stability improvement is the tag axle. I'm on my third DP, first a 34' to a 36' and now a 40' with a tag. The difference in handling is remarkable.
...reason being, I drove the Itasca 34B on I-10 with a good crosswind and also experienced the wake of a number of 18 wheelers and was a little disappointed that it did not feel a whole lot more planted than the 35' rental from CW.

...Then today my wife made a strong case for a 2013 Newmar Dutch Star #4018. MoBlue...is this essentially what you currently own?

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I have a 2012 Dutch Star 4020. The interior layout is a little different, but chassis, motor and tag are they same. I went from a Safari to a Tiffin and now a Newmar. The Newmar with Comfort Drive is significantly better to drive. The tag at 40' takes a little of your belly storage, but it works well for us.
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Richard,
If you desire more luxury in a shorter DP coach take a look at Tiffin.
They make both the Phaeton and Allegro Bus models in 36 ft models.

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Great suggestions all!!! Thanks!
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