Originally Posted by laura970
Thanks so much for the ideas. We're most interested in high quality. Fit and finish is great, but I don't want to deal with quality issues.
I've looked at just about everything out there, been to RV shows etc and just about every dealer in 150 miles. I found the ORV stuff pretty nice for fit and finish. They are not as light as most and more costly. Many of the issues you will run into are with components such as the AC, Water Heater, stove/oven, fridge. All companies use the same stuff so this won't change. The ORV's are very well insulated, they build their own frames and very strong, the paint, fiberglass etc is very good. Depending on the 5 models from the lower end Blackrock to the top of the line Blackstone the quality of woodwork etc gets better and you get better windows, insulation etc. They have by a far reach the nicest dinettes on the market. I'm 6'6" and hate dinettes, I'd have the ORV dinette in a minute. Very comfy and roomy. My favorite is the 280 RDSB which has a bedroom slide. Heavy trailer though. Not a 1/2 ton model at all.
My second choice in TT units is the Grand Design 313 RLTS which has a nicer floorplan, loads of storage, and is much cheaper. They have a new 315 RLTS which looks great as well but I have not seen on in person. Also heavy trailers.
I think everyone runs into some small issues with new trailers that have to be sorted out.