After driving several 27-31 ft Class A coaches, including a 31 Holiday Rambler, we've decided that we'll stay with our 2006 Roadtrek Adventurous. The B Sprinter van is small enough to go anywhere, easy to maintain and store and gets an average of 22 mpg at 65 - 75 mph. We're travelers more than parkers, so the B works pretty well for us.
On nights we need more space, we'll go to a motel.
The sales people at the three area Camping World stores gave us all of the time and we wanted, as did other dealers we visited.
So, basically, we've confirmed the decision we made when we bought the Roadtrek.
Used to drive underpowered trucks (heavily loaded Paystars w/DT 466) in that region. With those rigs, I would go to Walsenburg then take Hwy 160 west. Fairly tame to South Fork, (La Veta pass will be 9000+ ft) then you'll have Wolf Creek Pass. Definitely not as scenic as coming in from the north. Just about every pass into Durango will be 10,500 ft plus elevation unless you come in from NM.
Definitely the way to go. My first post and this one wiped out my comment. HOpe it sticks this time.
Leisure Travel Unity MB looks interesting. But I'm thinking that the dealers aren't so willing to discount that unit, especially not at this time of the year. The 2013 units are in production. You can see a video on the 2013 over at the Sprinter.com board. Search "unity".
Here's the link: