We have an 2022 Allegro Bus 45FP ordered that we are supposed to pick up early next year. We've been told that our dealer in Tucson should receive it the end of January so to expect a pick up around the first or second week in February. We are very excited and really looking forward to our new coach.
A good friend of mine, also a Tiffin owner, provided me with a lengthy checklist which seems to be quite thorough. That said with an MSRP over $700K (obviously before discounts), I'm wondering if a PDI by a professional 3rd party inspector with no interest in the transaction might be the way to go.
This notion of a 3rd party inspector was driven home even more after reading a post on the Newmar owners forum at:
This is lengthy post, but very thorough on quality issues with Newmar that this gent is trying to address. I'm not implying the quality of Newmar is bad, nor am I implying that Tiffin quality is any better or worse, but the thread seems to be timely since we will, hopefully, picking up our first ordered Tiffin (had a new 45' before but was dealer stock) shortly.
In short, has anyone utilized a professional 3rd party inspector? If so, can you provide information on your experience, the cost, how long it took, etc.?
With the labor shortage situation today, coupled with supply chain issues, not to mention the change in ownership, it seems like a more complete PDI is warranted.
And finally, do you know any professionals in the Tucson area of the country that could be hired to do a 3rd party PDI?