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Old 02-21-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Who makes high quality motorhomes in the 28-30 foot range?

Who makes high quality motorhomes in the 28-30 foot range?

It seems most quality rigs are quite a bit longer than 30 ft.
By "quality" I mean robust reliability for extended use or even full timing. etc. (Not necessarily luxury) I want it short because I'm thinking of national parks and boondocking.


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Old 02-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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We liked our now departed 2004 Winne Sightseer 27C. Looked like a breadbox but it held up well. 8.1L V8 and 4L80E trans. We crammed in six 6v golf cart batteries. Add a couple of dandy solar panels with associated equipments and you will be all set.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Everyone's take on "high quality" is different and then you have the gas/diesel debate. Most in that size range are gas but also a few diesels. Tiffin. Builds the 28' Breeze which is the smallest class A DP I'm aware of. I have a very good friend who just purchased a 27' Winnebago Vista which is a front engine gas. Winnebago also builds the Via which is a front engine diesel built on the Sprinter chassis. They also build the View and Navion which are class C's on the same chassis.all of these models have been around for a few years and are by first tier builders.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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Yep, Winnebago does
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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If I were going to buy a Class A, I would get a Tiffin Breeze 28'. Very nice unit and reasonable. And we may someday.
Like you, we prefer State and National Parks, we're not into the RV park experience. And for the two of us 28' is plenty of room.
I should add we love our Aspect, but our model has a corner bed, which is an annoyance. However the 27' Aspect has a walk around queen bed. Winnebago makes a quality motorhome IMHO.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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If you are going new, also be sure to check out the Thor ACE line. They have four different models that might just fit your definition of "high quality". Our ACE 29.2 gasser comes in at 29' 7" with ladder and has no problem in Rocky Mountain National Park (though most of the sites there require blocks under the wheels and jacks to get level). We added a few after market upgrades and are really enjoying it.
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A search will reveal I think size discussions where folks with medium sized coaches don't have big trouble with national parks or private parks. We have been able to get our 37' coach into everywhere we wanted.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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Check out the Jayco Class C's I've had one for just a over a year and the only problem was getting use to the hot water on demand.
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Winnebago, Tiffin, Jayco, Newmar are all good places to start. And there is a reason these units cost more than some of the lesser competitors.

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Old 02-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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Quality Class C Motorhomes

There are two brands which should occupy the top of any list of quality manufactured Class C motorhomes, Born Free and Lazy Daze. These companies make only Class C motorhomes, nothing else. Until very recently, Born Free, located in Iowa, was a factory direct only company, however, they recently allowed Lazy Days RV dealers in Florida and Arizona to market their motorhome products. Born Free is a super quality unit, all you have to do is go inside one and you will be convinced. I own one.

Lazy Daze is a factory direct company located in California. The factory is the only place you can purchase one new. They have been in business for over 50 years and produce a quality product. One bit of information, however, they do not make a motorhome with a slide-out.

I strongly advise you to explore both manufacturer's website and see what they offer if you are looking for top notch quality. Pricing is also readily available on their site.
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Take a look at Rexhall. Little known but builds double full wall slides if wanted (has patent on dual full wall slides). Very strongly constructed but not luxury inside

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