Originally Posted by kayserc
We own a 27N Itasca Sunstar and have driven and are considering, purchasing a Navion 24G (wife hates corner beds!). Thanks for info! Have you had any other issues with unit! I test drove two and they ride well with tones of leg room. Important since I am 6'3''.
The only other issues are the dash radio/infotainment center doesn't work on the left door speaker when playing the radio, works fine with CD or USB flash drive audio. Manufacturer said they'd never encountered this problem, but are sending a new unit to be installed. And the upper rear LED brake light only illuminates on half of the light. Also being replaced under warranty.
My wife and I also considered the 24G as we didn't think we wanted a corner bed, but after noting that the 24J has more outside and inside storage, we laid down on the corner bed and decided we could live with that. We've been on a few 3 and 4 days trips and it's fine for us. Although with your height the corner bed likely wouldn't work for you.
We previously had a 33' Newmar Bay Star class A, and while we enjoyed the roominess and the view out the front windshield, it was always a bit tiring on 5 to 6 hour drive. The Navion is very comfortable to drive, like driving a van and has lots of power, getting up to speed quickly and climbing hills with no problem. I've been getting about 16 mpg so far.
There are a few things to learn with the diesel engine concerning the proper engine oil (Mercedes is very particular about that) and the use of DEF (diesel exhaust fluid), but nothing really complicated and it's all covered in the manual.
Let me know if there's anything else I can answer.