Originally Posted by Coffie Drink
I agree with you as to your wants, please call Tiffin and ask them to use the 4500 Sprinter Chassis, you will not only get what you want, but get what you need.
At the 2019 Hershey East Coast RV show last week I spent alot of time at a Mercedes Sprinter exhibit which showcased a new stripped 2020 Mercedes 3500 chassis and full cab / interior / motor now being built for all RV coach builders using this platform.
The National Mercedes engineer at their booth tours RV manufactures as part of the requirement to be a Master Fitter I believe was the term. He spoke of some RV manufactures designing their coaches with OCCC "cut to the bone".
Contrary to what was being told by RV Sales people at the show , the new 2020 3500 chassis was the same GVWR as 2018. He mentioned that there was a higher weight bearing sprinter chassis option available (4500), but no manufacture in the RV industry has taken advantage of this.
So to Cofie Drink's comment; as much as I would love to have bought a Tiffin Wayfarer, with it's best C Class fit and finish at the show by far, I could not given the OCCC. Tiffin's knitch appears to be for the RV owner that throws safety to the wind in favor of high end finish and construction found in Class A coaches. .. oh yeah and that big silver Tiffin emblem on the door.
As difficult as it is, I will suppress my desire to be wrapped in A Class luxury in my C Class Mercedes 3500 and wait until Tiffin does the responsible chassis upgrade the 4500. Will forgo the solid wood cabinets, Corinthian leather, corian, full wall slide and diesel gen for lower density and weight components as a sacrifice for my and my family's safety.