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Old 08-02-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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Recommendations on Diesel Motorhome Small in length, Lg on Space

Want to explore options of finding a Mid - Lg length Diesel.
No larger than 38'. We currently have that.
Just that some places are tough to park when on the road. Some parks also have more availability to slightly smaller units. Short trips are more suited for smaller motorhomes.

Looked at one a couple weeks ago, it was apx 32' had 3 slide outs, but the bedroom area was really cramped. Barely enough room to squeeze around the bed area.

One of the many things we really like about out Cross Country is it has Lg night stands on both sides of the bed with plenty of room to more around inside and the entire floor is flat. No raised platforms in the bedroom.

I have read or heard someplace that the ideal max length to look at is a 36'. As many state or national parks can handle them. Is there validity to that? I am thinking that 30 - 36' range would be something to consider. Thinking something with a full wall slide and then perhaps two more on apposing side.

Currently our 38' has a MC rack on rear, then the jeep behind that so I already have plenty of length. With the rack on it only leaves us a few feet of space in some of the largest camping spots. Just enough to park the jeep on back in spots.

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Old 08-02-2017, 04:04 PM   #2
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Take a look at the Newmar New Aire. Small luxury diesel. Nice

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Old 08-02-2017, 04:24 PM   #3
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Have you looked at the Allegro Breeze?
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:40 PM   #4
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:43 PM   #5
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Our coach is 36' and a little smaller would be fine with me. The Allegro Breeze 31BR looks ideal to me. I like the queen bed in the rear slide oriented perpendicular to the coach centerline. Our Horizon's bed is aligned with the coach centerline with the wardrobe in the slide. Not enough room on the curb side of the bed.
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We love our 32 Breeze
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:24 AM   #9
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Tiffin RED 33AA, which is 35' long.

Very maneuverable, and we prefer state/local/federal woodsy type parks, so works well.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:35 AM   #10
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I'M also interested in a shorter RV; More places one can fit into the shorter it is; currently in a Safari Trek & no slides, but lots space.... And we full-time!
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My vote is for the Newmar New Aire if you are looking for a luxury coach.
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I wish the New Aire had a bigger engine though.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:58 PM   #13
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One thing to consider is how you will use it when you are boon docking, if you do that sort of thing. Many of the newer motorhomes are unusable with the slides in and Walmart and others do not like for you to put the slides out when staying overnight. By the way I like the Allegro Red, or Breeze.
My wife and I would travel full time, but we have to sleep occasionally.
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Anyone have insight or rumor on the 2017 Tiffin 31BR ??? It has a new chassis manufactured by Tiffin with a cummins engine and Allison transmission...My understanding from sales rep is that Tiffin decided to build their own frame vs frieghtliner so the RED would sit lower and deliver cleaner torque and performance...Any info would be greatly appreciated...We like the coach but are being cautious...Thanks...

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