We previously owned an '05 GS Atrium 41' DP w/400 Cummins and 3 slides. We really liked the sunroom layout. I felt that it was a good looking rig on a Freightliner chassis. We ended up only owning it for 8 months, mostly because I wasn't satisfied with the overall quality and lack of upgraded amenities. I can't say it was a "bad" coach but I just failed to do the appropriate research to determine exactly all of the things that we wanted out of a coach. The GS is a more mid entry level builder and that is fine and it is priced accordingly. Also, even though GS is still in business, don't expect any support or help from the manufacturer....none whatsoever with their class A motorhomes. They got out of that business and apparently dont want to get back into that business. We then did a ton of research of higher end coach quality, upgrades, etc. and we ended up buying a '07 Monaco/Holiday Rambler flagship Navigator 45' w/525 cummins, tag axe, 4 slides and more buttons, switches, and gadgets than the space shuttle. The quality of the build, inside and out, top to bottom is absolutely amazing. The GS had a lot of glue and staples, exposed hinges, fake wood, etc. where the Navigator has none of that. The Navigator also rides, drives, and handles so much better than the GS. One of the most notable differences is how much quieter the Navigator is when driving, almost no squeaks, rattles, or wind noise. I didn't realize how much wind noise the GS made until I bought the Navigator. Now having said all of this, I did pay almost $100K more for the Navigator than the GS so I guess it's all relative. You pay for what you get. Again, the GS wasn't a bad coach but kind of apples and oranges so it's all about what you want and can afford. We love our Navigator and I plan on keeping it for a very long time. Good luck with your decision.
'07 Holiday Rambler Navigator 45 PBQ 525 Cummins
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'05 Gulf Stream Atrium 8411, SOLD