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Old 09-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Question Winnebago ERA vs Roadtrek RS

We are looking to trade in our 5th wheel for a class B, and are trying to decide between the Winnebago ERA and Roadtrek RS, both built on the Mercedes diesel engine. We would appreciate any insights. Thank you.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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We are looking to trade in our 5th wheel for a class B, and are trying to decide between the Winnebago ERA and Roadtrek RS, both built on the Mercedes diesel engine. We would appreciate any insights. Thank you.
In 2010 ERA only came in 2500 sprinter chassis look like they upgraded ,if they had offered the 3500 I would have owned an ERA
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the only problem i see w/sprinter chassis is
auto leveling voids warranty
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the only problem i see w/sprinter chassis is
auto leveling voids warranty
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With a short wheel Span I haven't found a need for any leveling system yet .
Thank you it's nice to know if needed its out there
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You don't say what size 5th wheel you will be trading, but my initial comment would be why the drastic change? I have nothing against Class B's just curious. Have you rules out the Class C's built on the Sprinter chassis? A bit bigger, more storage..

Just asking...
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:46 AM   #6
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wildtoad - our 5th wheel spends most of its life in storage. The class B can park in our drive, can be our second vehicle, is great for quick and easy getaways. We tend to be nomads on the road, not staying in one place. When we visit family the class B can be our room, and when they visit us in Florida it can be an added room at our house (which we often need). A class C would still require storage.
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We purchase a RS Adventurous Roadtrek three weeks ago. We sold our Class A. We had similar concerns as you have. After 4600 miles, we are very happy. It is a quality unit and enough of storage. When I purchase my class A six years ago and took it out for a trip we had a repair list to take back to dealer. On this trip, we only had to tighten the kitchen sink line which I did myself. Roadtrek has a 4 year warranty when I was looking and none of the others had but one year. I did not know about levelers voiding the warranty and I will check this out with Roadtrek. I only read in the warranty that any major changes to the chassis could be a voided item. We plan to use it more than the Class A...plus I got 18.333 miles per gal versus 8.7 on my A. This was driving in the mountains.
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For myself personally...I'd opt for the Roadtrek RS over the Winnegabo. To many reasons to list here, but from just viewing hours and hours of videos on both..my vote goes to the Roadtrek RS.

Good luck in your selection!
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We checked out both and ended up with the RT Adventurous 3500 for just a few bucks more. Better warranty and fit and finish. Liked the interior colors and finish better.
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