Originally Posted by resparry
They are really nice and handle well in tight places, but in my opinion, not really very practicable except for short weekend trips. I bought a new 2020 Tiffin, kept it 2 months traded it in on a Tiffin Phaeton.
The Wayfayer doesn't handle well on the road even after I installed Hellwig sway bar, Summo springs and Fix shocks. In my experience, it is severely underpowered for towing. 325 ft #s of torque is just enough to power the motorhome. The CCC is terrible, easily overweight the vehicle. Not really good in hills.
Weekend camping only.
Nothing could be further from reality. Your RV should match your RV'ing lifestyle, not the other way around. We had a TT for close to 10 years, then our son's Sprinter camper van while he was deployed for 9 months, each served us very well. Now we have a 2021 Wayfarer TW and love it. Wife and I both early 60's, we do plenty of dispersed camping and hiking, the RV size and ability makes it easy for us, it fits in 99% of the state parks. As for weekends only, well, just completed a 10-day trip with our German Shepard and about to go on another, 4600 miles.
The smaller size makes it easy to park anywhere, easy to access trailheads. We do not tow yet, we rent something if we need it where we go, although planning to get a small 4x4 TOAD. Just because your OCCC is x number of pounds does not mean you have to. I rather have a solid build than higher OCCC due to cheap material. We picked Tiffin after a long solid research, customer service was top priority for us as well and tiffin customer service has been exceptional so far. I am planning a lift kit which allow me some more remote flexibility.
In contrast, a very good friend of us bought his class C Coachman last year which has spent 268 / 365 days in service and still no 100% working.
/As they say, just my 2 cents/.