Originally Posted by pmf
You have any suggestions?
See my earlier post regarding wheel base to overall length of 56% and weight distribution. It is mostly the short wheelbase models with long rear overhangs that have handling problems. My career was engineering racing sailboats and I know that heavy does not necessarily equal strong. The cabinetry in my Winnebago RV's was lightweight but never came apart. In my Jayco, I was constantly putting things back together. So far, the Coachmen is staying together quite well and we drive a lot of miles on rough roads. I prefer the extra CCC that light construction allows without going up in chassis weight. We have 4000# of CCC and are using less than 3000# of it, why would I need a 22,000# chassis with 22 inch wheels?
Some dealers do not sell used coaches over 5-6 years old because financing can be an issue. If they take an older trade, they just wholesale it off to the used dealers. A few, I.E. LazyDays Tampa, take in lots of trades on newer coaches and can turn older ones over fairly quickly. On ours, they had put new tires all around, reupholstered all the furniture, and serviced all the appliances & systems. We stayed 3 days in their turnover lot, at no charge, and got to make sure that everything was in good order before we left.