Hey Super K,
It's human nature for alot us to praise our own choice.
We wanted the most open, airy Sprinter available that had a second row of seats for multiple uses and multiple people. That led us to the Roadtrek conversion.
RT RS Adventurous
We were looking for floorplan and features that met our needs, and quality. From what we got from reading these forums and our own observation, Pleasure-Way, LTV, and Great West were in one quality class, others a class down. Roadtrek did not make a Sprinter when we bought and we didn't consider the Airstream because its floor plan did not suit us.
Floorplan and feature wants vary widely based on planned use and personal preferences.
They do look similar at first, so really compare floor plans and features closely. Quality, floor plan, size and comfort were most important. Also the type, size and placement of appliances were important to us. Take your time to decide what is most important for you and how you plan to use your van. Everyone has different needs. For us in 2006 the LTV on the Sprinter chassis was our choice. Absolutely no regrets.
We all had reasons for choosing the manufacturer we did. I liked the RS' versatility, fit and finish. We have no regrets so far. As you can see it is very subjective. You can't go wrong with the top 4 or 5 manufacturers. See them all and you will know which is best suited for you. Ron