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Old 06-26-2020, 04:18 PM   #1
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2016 Tiffin 32sa

Test driving a 2016 32 sa tomorrow with 19K. We presently own a 2018 Thor Windsport. Cant wait to see the differance in the ride.
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Old 06-26-2020, 09:57 PM   #2
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And how was the ride difference?
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Old 06-27-2020, 05:19 AM   #3
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Test Driving a 2016 32SA

I Also had a Thor Windsport and test drove a 2016 32SA. My wind sport was a 2015. I ended up with a new 2017 32SA. You won't believe the difference.
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Test driving a 2016 32 sa tomorrow with 19K. We presently own a 2018 Thor Windsport. Cant wait to see the differance in the ride.
Watch the payload. The 2016 32SA came on both the 24,000 and 26,000 pound capacity chassis; you might find one on the 24,000 chassis to lack enough payload for your needs.
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Watch the payload. The 2016 32SA came on both the 24,000 and 26,000 pound capacity chassis; you might find one on the 24,000 chassis to lack enough payload for your needs.
I think you mean it is / was available on the 22/26k and the 24/30k chassis. The 31/32SA on the 24k/30k having very good / excellent carry capacity for a gasser....... even better than some DPs.

The 24/30k nets ~1500#s more carry capacity than the 22/26k, as the UVW of the raw Ford chassis on the 24k/30k is ~500#s more than the same wheelbase 22/26k, plus of course you get the full 5k hitch load and stay within the GCWR, which btw makes the “effective” GCW max at 29k.

And maybe just as important, the 9k front axle (vs. 8k) allows you keep weight forward for improved handling....
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What a world of differance between the two. And yes we bought it, it will be the first time that I bought a used coach, but I looked through the paperwork and found the old owners information and gave them a call
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I think you mean it is / was available on the 22/26k and the 24/30k chassis. The 31/32SA on the 24k/30k having very good / excellent carry capacity for a gasser....... even better than some DPs:
Actually, the 31SA was on the 22K/26K chassis, the 32SA on the 24K/30K chassis, with option to go to the 26K/30K chassis with the upgrade to the higher deflection rate rear leaf springs.
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Actually, the 31SA was on the 22K/26K chassis, the 32SA on the 24K/30K chassis, with option to go to the 26K/30K chassis with the upgrade to the higher deflection rate rear leaf springs.
I don't know about the 31SA but I own a 32SA and know that the options available are 22k chassis or 24k chassis.

The 36LA is as you describe ie 24k or 26k chassis, so maybe you were confused on the model.

Here is a link that has the current price list that has this information.

https://www.ingramrvcenter.com/build-your-own-tiffin
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2015-16 Tiffin 32SA will probably be our next coach. Love the floorplan and features.
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I think you mean it is / was available on the 22/26k and the 24/30k chassis. The 31/32SA on the 24k/30k having very good / excellent carry capacity for a gasser....... even better than some DPs.

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My mistake, I was deluded and thought the OP was talking about the 34PA. Thanks for the correction.

As for the 32SA--we full time in ours and loaded with all our possessions, full water, half a tank of gas and front seats occupied it weighed 22,500 with the extra 1500 pounds almost equally split between front and rear axles. And we now have considerably less stuff than we had then. And we're gonna get rid of more before we next get on the move.
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I don't know about the 31SA but I own a 32SA and know that the options available are 22k chassis or 24k chassis.

The 36LA is as you describe ie 24k or 26k chassis, so maybe you were confused on the model.

Here is a link that has the current price list that has this information.

https://www.ingramrvcenter.com/build-your-own-tiffin
I'm not going to argue with an owner. All I know is that when Tiffin intro'd the 32SA in the Oct. 2014 Ruffing it Smoothly article, it was identified as a 24k/30K chassis, and the 2015-2017 product brochures all did the same. The 31SA was identified during those same model years on the 22K/26K. After 2017, Tiffin did away with the 31SA model designation and just offered the 32SA model with the option of either chassis. Maybe in practice, the 32SA always had the chassis option, although I don't know why if the 31SA was already filling that spot. It is what it is, I guess.
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Old 06-28-2020, 06:29 AM   #12
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We bought our used ‘16 32SA a year and a half ago and have been pleased so far. It is on a 24k/30k chassis so plenty of cargo and tow capacity. It drives like a dream. Lots of folks recommend all kinds of suspension mods but after putting about 15k miles on it I don’t see the need to add anything. The only problems so far are typical for Tiffins: front roller shade motor replacement and window shades falling so had to add additional connectors there on a few of them. I don’t really care for the Schwintek slide system in the bedroom but that’s what they all use now so just maintain it properly. This is the first time we’ve had a residential fridge and it’s awesome...the TrippLite inverter and 4 batteries handle it just fine. If that’s the configuration on yours there’s no energy management system so I got a power watchdog with Bluetooth to monitor it on my iPhone. The V10 and 6 speed transmission with tow/haul has plenty of power to tow my Nissan pickup. Easy to maneuver in tight sites, all the room you need lots of storage so what’s not to like about it? I think you’ll really enjoy it.
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I'm not going to argue with an owner. All I know is that when Tiffin intro'd the 32SA in the Oct. 2014 Ruffing it Smoothly article, it was identified as a 24k/30K chassis, and the 2015-2017 product brochures all did the same. The 31SA was identified during those same model years on the 22K/26K. After 2017, Tiffin did away with the 31SA model designation and just offered the 32SA model with the option of either chassis. Maybe in practice, the 32SA always had the chassis option, although I don't know why if the 31SA was already filling that spot. It is what it is, I guess.
All that is good and fine. The thing that you got wrong in other post was that there was ever a 26k option on the 32sa. The 24k and 26k chassis are almost identical with the exception of the leaf springs , maybe a few other minor difference. The reason why 26k is not offered is because the coach is too light for that chassis and wouldn't ride as well unless you loaded it down with more weight than is typical.

A far as the 31SA since it's a bit smaller then the 32sa the need for the 24k chassis is less. Again I don't know if they offered a 24k option on it or not.
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Okay on the 26K, makes sense. On my 34PA, it was delivered with the 24K chassis. I thought it was coming on the 26K. In the end, I just had 2K rated helper springs added on the rear axle, given everything else is the same between the two chasses. Don't sense any difference in ride quality, and it was a lot cheaper to get the 26K capability of the chassis this way than to order it that way from the factory. Safe travels.
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