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Old 07-18-2007, 05:52 AM   #1
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I am looking at bunkhouse models in each of these brands. Models Im looking at are Allegro(bunkhouse coming this fall), Fiesta/Terra LX, and SurfSide.
Any input would be appreciated before I spend the money to 'upgrade'.
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I am looking at bunkhouse models in each of these brands. Models Im looking at are Allegro(bunkhouse coming this fall), Fiesta/Terra LX, and SurfSide.
Any input would be appreciated before I spend the money to 'upgrade'.
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We recently purchased the TerraLX34N with the Bunks. So far we have been happy with the bunks and the MH. When it's just the two of us we use the area for storage. Works out great.
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I'd give the Tiffin a strong preference based on their reputation for outstanding customer service at the Red Bay, AL factory.

National used to have a good rep for quality and service but we had a lot of problems with the 2002 Dolphin LX we had and would not buy another. Most everything eventually got resolved, but it was painful couple of years. But I guess every brand has lemon stories...
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We sure have liked our Tiffins. My brother-in-law just bought a 2007 Allegro and they are very happy as well. That new bunkhouse floorplan should be a popular layout.
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I have to agree with the majority ...from what I know of those three brand names, and owner satisfaction with them, I would strongly favor Tiffin.
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I too would choose Tiffin over the other choices.
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Of the ones mentioned, I would think Allegro would be the better choice. Winnebago has introduced a bunkhouse model also which you might want to look at.

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Must've missed this until now, but NICE sig redo there Mark!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AFChap:
I have to agree with the majority ...from what I know of those three brand names, and owner satisfaction with them, I would strongly favor Tiffin. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

TIffin, being family owned, has no stockholders to answer to.

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I drove the Winnie Sightseer35J and the Fleetwood FestivaLX34N and thought the Fleetwood was a better product after the road tests.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">TIffin, being family owned, has no stockholders to answer to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
In this case I guess that is good ...but would not necessarily be so! In effect, the family members are the stockholders...
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We have been very happy with our Tiffin.

Cruzer - Your new photo signature is great.

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Thanks John, the picture was actually taken in pretty much the same spot (Washington's North Cascades) as I did with my 2004 Allegro Bus 3 years ago. Deja Vu

Just to clarify the stockholder thing - Tiffin touts that being family owned means they do not have to report to stockholders, only to themselves. This gives them the ability to make investments and changes very quickly that may cost money up front but will bring rewards later without having to justify it to stockholders first.

That makes sense but, to be fair, it isn't a reason to buy a motorhome. You buy the motorhome because you like the layout, the decor, it performs like you want it to, and meets your cost versus perceived value criteria.
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