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Old 01-20-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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2012 ERA came home with me!

We've been camping since we bought our Jayco fold down in 1970. Since that time, we've owned 7 RV's all the way from a teardrop trailer, a truck topper, a motorcycle popup trailer, a 13' Scamp, 3 class A diesel pusher motorhomes and now a Winnebago ERA.
We decided last summer while camping in our Scamp in Rocky National Park that we needed to seriously consider a class B motorhome built on a Sprinter chassis. As luck would would have it, a day or two later a Airstream/Sprinter pulled in a couple of spots away from us. The folks that owned it were very gracious and showed us the coach and all the bells and whistles. I can tell you they were very excited about their class B and were very positive about the Sprinter chassis.
It was right then and there that we decided a class B sprinter was in our future. Being a type A personality, my first suggestion of going to a class B within the next 2 years boiled down to putting the Allegro Bus up for sale 2 weeks later when we got home from our trip.
So the Bus went up for sale. Perhaps selling it was the most frustrating time I've ever had selling ANYTHING. In this economy, not too many people walking up with a cashiers Check for $125K. Well, that happened last week and low and behold, the Winnebago dealer in Forest City, Ia, 1 mile from the plant, has the exact loaded up/color ERA we had spec'd nearly 5 months ago. Went and picked it up on Tues and the drive home was great. Drives, rides and runs really nice. It's now in our building waiting for this stormy weather to break and as soon as it does, pic's will be forthcoming. Best to all and happy RV'ing!
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Congratulations!!! Would love to see the pics, when you put them up. Let us know how your 'shake-down' trip goes.

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Congratulations! Waiting also here for those pictures. Maybe we will see you at the GNR this July, lots of good seminars, and of course good people and times.
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I hope you enjoy your Class B as I have. Best wishes!
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We've been camping since we bought our Jayco fold down in 1970. Since that time, we've owned 7 RV's all the way from a teardrop trailer, a truck topper, a motorcycle popup trailer, a 13' Scamp, 3 class A diesel pusher motorhomes and now a Winnebago ERA.
We decided last summer while camping in our Scamp in Rocky National Park that we needed to seriously consider a class B motorhome built on a Sprinter chassis. As luck would would have it, a day or two later a Airstream/Sprinter pulled in a couple of spots away from us. The folks that owned it were very gracious and showed us the coach and all the bells and whistles. I can tell you they were very excited about their class B and were very positive about the Sprinter chassis.
It was right then and there that we decided a class B sprinter was in our future. Being a type A personality, my first suggestion of going to a class B within the next 2 years boiled down to putting the Allegro Bus up for sale 2 weeks later when we got home from our trip.
So the Bus went up for sale. Perhaps selling it was the most frustrating time I've ever had selling ANYTHING. In this economy, not too many people walking up with a cashiers Check for $125K. Well, that happened last week and low and behold, the Winnebago dealer in Forest City, Ia, 1 mile from the plant, has the exact loaded up/color ERA we had spec'd nearly 5 months ago. Went and picked it up on Tues and the drive home was great. Drives, rides and runs really nice. It's now in our building waiting for this stormy weather to break and as soon as it does, pic's will be forthcoming. Best to all and happy RV'ing!

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Pic's coming this week, Iowa weather is a bit nasty right now.
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Funny how they have a habit of following you home like that.... It's happened to me before.

Congratulations on your new coach.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:56 AM   #8
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Well the weather here in Iowa is a bit better and I had my first modification done on Thursday. I felt the ERA looked like a circus wagon coming down the road as Winnebago IMHO, went over the top on the exterior graphics. So here's the pictures of our new ERA with about 60% of the graphic removed, leaving it with a much cleaner look. Click "view as a slide show" above pic #2.

2012 ERA pictures by RSchleder - Photobucket
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Very nice! Congrats on the new rig.
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SWEET! I like it. Thanks for posting the pics.
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Congrats, really nice looking
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #12
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wow, that's a great rv. did you consider any other class b's? my wife & i have just started looking for a class b. how does it compare to a roadtrek adventurous? thanks.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:09 AM   #14
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We looked at both the Airstream and the Roadtrek before purchasing the ERA. We found that the 2012 ERA redesign put it at a quality level, at least in our opinion, on a par with both the competitor's. The biggest difference, however, was the $20,000 we saved by buying the ERA.
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