Greetings from the Finger Lakes (NY).
I've had campers my whole life including growing up with the 'rents "Holiday Ramblers". Currently we have a 34' Sunnybrook 5th towed by a Chevy/Duramax combo. No issues, the gel coat on the 5th is perfect as it was always stored in a pole barn.
After tons of considerations on our next upgrade, and being that I have now hit 50! (yikes!) we have the desire to now bring the motorcycle along. Staying in a 5th, I really like the Grand Design Momentum series. Looked and touched them all, BUT...........
About a year ago, I started hearing (and digesting with a real understanding) all the chat about "Buy your last RV first!". Well, that can't happen for us anymore, but maybe the next one can be more "permanent" and include a more snowbird semi-full-time living method that we will evolve into.
That said, my ultimate RV would be a diesel pusher with a towable trailer for my BMW motorcycle, maybe even with a small elec vehicle in the trailer as well.
Lurking for about a year on this now, tons of reading and of course seeing at shows and talking with other owners, I've narrowed my decision. I have worked since school and own my business, have some savings but do not want to blow the entire thing on a coach and not have enough funding to put fuel in it!...
Being that I've camped with NASCAR for 20 some years, I always admired the Prevost (of course!). Newell also, but both are too extreme dollar wise, at least to leave anything left for traveling slash snowbirding. I'm basically a high tech gadget guy, love gismo's and computers of course.
So wanting the best tech coach for the dollar, has brought me to the Entegra line. Seeing tons of different coaches in the last year, and admiring a few certain things in every one of them, I keep resorting back to the Entegra. The Cornerstone model is built on a Spartan K3 chassis, about the closest I'll come to Prevost I guess, and I like power (600 ponies, 1950TQ) for mountains and trailering possibilities. I like power I guess, my BMW motorcycle by the way is a 6 cylinder comfy rocketship!
I'm close to pulling the trigger, I want to see if the '18s will have an updated dash in the cockpit. Other high end Mfgrs (now) have the LCD display cluster instead of the analog gauges/dash, I like the LCD configurable display way better. My Chevy Volt (commuter car) has this and I absolutely love it.
So, No more lurking... I'm here and getting itchy to pull the trigger on a new coach (and hopefully my last RV purchase)