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Old 12-08-2020, 12:44 PM   #1
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Hi, does anyone own one and what are your owner comments both positive and negative. We currently own a 2019 jayco class c which has been great, no issues. Thinking of spending 3 months in fla so current unit is too smal for us and 2 cats. Dw saw the 34pa at rv show and fell in love with layout. Looking for comments both positive and negative. We are not new to the rv world and understand that anything new has some minor issues which am very capable of correcting...thanks
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:24 PM   #2
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I have had a few minor issues with my Tiffin but Tiffin is there for me 100%. Tell me another company of this caliber that the owner (Bob Tiffin) gave me his personal cell number. I would never concider another brand. Great company. All employees are the same. Very helpful. Don't hesitate.
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:44 PM   #3
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I'm also looking hard at the 34pa. The only issue i see is the TV placement.

Is the TV on a swivel? I know they have the option for the 'bar' with the tv on a lift behind it, but we're not sure we want to give up a table....
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Old 12-08-2020, 09:13 PM   #4
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We bought our 34PA new, and have about 34,500 miles on it. We were at the FMCA Rally in Perry, GA in March 2016, and were just at the beginnings of a search for a replacement for our 2004 FR Georgetown when we walked into the Tiffin and immediately fell in love with the floor plan and the overall quality of the build. We ordered it at that rally. We chose to have only two TV's (no outside or front cab TV's) and chose the L-Sofa. We also do not have a front pull-down bed. We do have the Splendid Washer and Dryer, even though we didn't really think we needed them (wasn't an option.) Now we wouldn't be without them.

Overall, we continue to love the MH and are very happy with our choice. The walkthrough feature of the bathroom is great. The forward living area concept (opposing living/dining room setup) with kitchen amidships is very space efficient and gives a sense of openness. The four slides make for a very spacious living/sleeping area for the size of the coach. There is more than enough storage area for anything we might take with us. And from what I've seen of later model years, Tiffin has continued to add nice new features each year to enhance it even more. I love to drive it. Based on my 12 yrs. driving the Georgetown, the Tiffin is very stable (Sumo Springs installed) and easy to drive. Also, Tiffin does a great job of soundproofing the cab area as this MH is considerably quieter than my Georgetown was. My V10/6-spd combination does very well, and we've had it East/West/North and South in all terrains. Sounds like the V8 might even be better.

As for any negatives, for us the main entry door has been a constant issue since the beginning. It's been completely replaced once, and it still fails to seal very well, but it's better than it was. I just think that with the four slides and the influences of outside temperature, sun/shade, twist from leveling etc., the frame area that interfaces with that door (at least on our model year) is never completely the same shape. Other than that, we've had very few reliability issues with the coach at all.

The other thing about a 4-slide MH is that when they are all in for travel, it's a little tight inside. But we can still fully access the bathroom and kitchen/fridge when we travel. And on later models, you can access the shower with slides in if you wish, while we cannot on ours because of a swing shower door vs. sliding door on current models. One other thing I really like on current model years is the move to PS rear basement location of the house batteries. On mine they are under the steps. Moving them to the basement was a great move.

I hope this info is helpful for you. If you have any specific questions that I did not touch upon, let me know
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Old 12-09-2020, 05:53 AM   #5
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I'm also looking hard at the 34pa. The only issue i see is the TV placement.

Is the TV on a swivel? I know they have the option for the 'bar' with the tv on a lift behind it, but we're not sure we want to give up a table....
No, itís not. The PA probably isnít the ideal tv watching coach. Owners say that laying on the couch or sitting in the rotated captains chairs does work well for watching. But if youíre looking for a coach with a home theater kind of experience, this isnít it.
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No, itís not. The PA probably isnít the ideal tv watching coach. Owners say that laying on the couch or sitting in the rotated captains chairs does work well for watching. But if youíre looking for a coach with a home theater kind of experience, this isnít it.
Couch and captain's chair are exactly how we do it when we do watch TV. Works well for us. I wouldn't get the lift TV option as we constantly use that area when eating and for decor and other items the rest of the time. Also, we chose the computer workstation set-up with extendable table and 4-chairs. I very much prefer this to a booth setup. This also helps to keep the area more open when compared to the booth structure.
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Thanks to all, tiffin is the way to go, that will make the dw is happy. Seroiusly, i love the 34pa also and is in our plans.....
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Old 12-09-2020, 11:51 AM   #8
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Also have a 34 PA....2019 with 12,000 miles on it. Great Floorplan, very little problems. The ones I had, I fixed myself. I would highly recommend this RV.
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Old 12-09-2020, 05:49 PM   #9
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34 PA

We have a 2018 34 PA and love it. However we are currently grounded because a hydraulic slide actuator leaked major spill and HWH cannot get us parts for some time. 3 months so far and no expected delivery.

Still love the unit. Lots of good things to say and others have said them. Our biggest problem before this is the intense heat in the Phoenix area last summer. Although we have covered storage it was still very very hot. So we had glue breakdown problems mostly inside. Paneling buckling or coming loose. The vinyl on the entry door came off. First re-glued but failed again then replaced. Rollers on the slide outs scratched the vinyl floor.

I added Safe-T-Plus, Koni Shocks, and a beefed up rear stabilizer for additional driving control. Found missing bolts on Sumo Springs that were ready to fall off. Also found a almost off nut on front stabilizer bar. Other items were mostly normal punch list stuff.

Since it's just my wife and I and 2 large dogs this unit is perfect for extended trips but if we were to actually go full time -- we would likely get a unit with a bath and a half. The TV positions work for us. We often sit at the dinette booth and look over each other's shoulder at opposite TV's with the volume adjusted on only one by sticky notes blocking infrared receivers on one TV.

All the best on making your choice.
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We absolutely love ours.
The TV is not on a swivel but there is clearance if you wish to install one.
Captains chair and couch is our usual approach but sometimes we'll pull out the "L" couch and use that.
No real issues yet, quality seems very high for what it is.

Your wife hit the nail on the head, the floorplan is incredible. The roominess of the bathroom/bedroom configuration is just great. Close the bedroom and bathroom doors and the amount of room for showering and dressing is amazing.
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Hi, does anyone own one and what are your owner comments both positive and negative. We currently own a 2019 jayco class c which has been great, no issues. Thinking of spending 3 months in fla so current unit is too smal for us and 2 cats. Dw saw the 34pa at rv show and fell in love with layout. Looking for comments both positive and negative. We are not new to the rv world and understand that anything new has some minor issues which am very capable of correcting...thanks
We bought our 2018 new and went on a 5-6,000 mile trip towing our Mini Cooper. Plenty of power on the flat land, I turned off the cruise and "drove" in the mountains and would slingshot the mountain grades. It was still enjoyable.
I do not agree with all the people that post on here criticizing the handling and horse power. I felt ours handled about what I expected and not much different than our 380 hp Phaeton. (a few more horses, a lot more torque but a lot more weight too)
I did not like the L shaped couch, it was not useable with the drivers seat turned into a recliner.
I did not like the table and chairs, no matter where I sat down it was crooked or wobbly because of the difference in height of the carpet to the hard floor. I also did not like to dig out and then stow away the extra chairs if we had company. I would liked to try the booth seating, I think it would have been better.
I also prefer the opposing couches that we now have in our Phaeton 40 IH floor plan. The Phaeton 40 AH has the same floor plan as the 34 PA.
Tiffin now offers (2020?) an additional furnace for heat into the bedroom. I installed a 20,000 btu furnace in the basement, ducted into the bedroom, to make it a four season motorhome. If you do not have shore power to supplement with space heaters the standard 35,000 btu furnace was minimal for Minnesota winters.
After having the Phaeton for more years and more miles than we had the 34 PA, my wife says she would still be happy with the 34 PA if we still had it. I guess I would be happy with it too with booth seating and heat in the bedroom.
The 34 PA is a comfortable two person motorhome, traveling with four people, not so much. In my opinion.
Don't get me wrong, I am very happy with the Phaeton and do not intend to go back to a gasser.
You asked, so I answered, hope this helps
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