Originally Posted by Wkelly5688
Hi Wes. We are also looking at Keystone Alpine, Grand Design Solitude, and possibly DRV but those are a bit pricey. Will be buying something 2-4 years old. Same thing for a tow vehicle.
Bill....going a few years old should get you a good buy on a unit...the Alpine and the Solitude have a good following but when we looked at them they didn't have that warm home like feeling we were looking for....many of the DRV's accomplish this.....but as you said at a price........even the new RW's have a more modern decor that felt a little cold to us....but everyone has their own tastes...many believe that the best RW's were 2013- early 2016(trouble free)....somewhere after that things changed hands....although heavier axles became standard....better suspension...and a few other important things were upgraded.
Full body paint is quite common on RW's and DRV's....an option I was thrilled with....as trying to keep a conventional exterior looking good is a chore....and depending where your plan to use it...decals don't last very long...
Another benefit of a unit with a little experience...is hopefully all the "wrinkles " have been ironed out...
If you plan to cover some miles with a 5ver....there are RW owners here that have a lot of experience with suspension up grades....Ours is parked most of the time and when we do move it....we don't go far....so we chose to leave the suspension factory....
Good luck on your search....see anything of interest....let the forum know and someone here will chime in with things to look for and to be aware of....Wes
2015 38RL / 2016 F-450