Thank you everyone for your great suggestions and information. I will pass them along.
A few considerations I failed to mention is that my brother is 6-ft 4-in, so interior height is important. Also, almost 100% of our "family camping" is dry and in the boondocks, so fresh water capacity is important. I also noticed that many of the smaller Class A's have tiny kitchen areas with two-burner stove tops and a dinky sink. We cook like crazy when we camp and that just ain't gonna cut it.
But you have given us plenty to research and I appreciate, as always, this forum's generous assistance.
1. I am sure this question has been posted a bazillion times and I apologize beforehand for posting it once again.
2. I absolutely love our 30-ft Newmar Bay Star.
3. Brother is in the market for a used SMALL Class A. He wants gasser, under 30 feet, and be able to tow his Jeep Wrangler. I would love to see him buy the same thing we have, but -- butthead that he is -- he wants to research the subject to death. He insists he can find something to serve the purpose other than a Newmar. Also, what year did flat screen TVs become standard?
Could I get some suggestions from the peanut gallery? Thank you all.
We also wanted a small Class A, 30ft or less, and spent months researching and test driving everything in that category last year. Newmar's Bay Star 2901 won by a mile. It's a superb coach in both fit and finish.
I can't say enough good things about Newmar's customer service department in responding to our questions and quickly addressing a couple of minor issues. Additionally, our dealer, Tom Lindstrom at Tom Lindstrom RV (Moorpark, CA), was great to work with and we highly recommend him.