We picked up our GS Super Nova today. Some things were done well and others, not. We are disappointed in their overall lack of quality but it seems that if you don't have a 1/2 mill. $ coach, you get a lot of stupid little mistakes that really don't have to be there. It just isn't Gulf Stream. Our salesman said he sees it in all the lower priced coaches. Too bad. This trend won't stop until the buying public quite buying them and we don't see that happening.
The dealership has been great to work with and have fixed the little things we found during our PDI. They are very thorough as well and fixed a few things before we even got here.
One major flaw with this floor plan (6372) with the opposing couches is that it sounded good on paper, but the 2 couches would not fold flat...they are too big and there was no way they'd both fold down. So our dealer offered us some alternatives. We could leave them both in since us old foggies won't be sleeping on them, or we could take out a couch and use one of our chairs or we could have GS send us 2 of their recliners. We opted for GS to send us 2 of the recliners. This way if we decide we don't want the other couch, we both could have recliners. It seems anyone with this floor plan of the opposing couches is going to have this issue. They are just too wide to fix property. You'd think someone at the factory would have caught that goof!
After getting the front living area AC fixed (it needed a new circuit board) the biggest issues are the warped kitchen table and shower floor. That will take quite a while to wait on parts so we are talking to the GS regional rep about seeing who can do the replacements closer to home. If no place satisfactorily comes up we'll take it to the factory for them to replace it.
It drove and manuevered easily. It is completely different than our diesel pusher. No way can you compare the 2. You hear the engine more in this, but our Country Coach was not quiet either. It had so many slide rattls, road and wind noise.
It is geared lower, so you have higher RPM's, but that is the way trucks are geared...to pull loads. Once we get it loaded and our Tahoe attached we might be glad we have that pulling power.
Since the storage is so different it will take some time to figure out where to put stuff! The 2 coaches are parked next to each other for easy switching but we are going to wait until very early tomorrow a.m. to move stuff. It is to be 113 tomorrow....a bad time to come to AZ!
Over all, it isn't bad, but it could be better too. I won't even go into the stupid stuff we found on our Alfa's. It wasn't until we bought a Country Coach that we actually had some good quality. But then it had it's design issues and recalls due to those poor designs.
We wanted to downsize and I think we'll be happy with the coach. I hope it lasts and doesn't fall apart.
'08 Gulf Stream, Super Nova
'06 Torrey Pines