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Hi. I am going to be in the market for my next motorhome soon and am looking for one that is 35 foot or less in length. I am open to gas or diesel but it must have at least 6 seat belts for the wife and kiddos. What are some quality manufacturers out there? So far I've been looking at Tiffin and Holiday Rambler. Any others I should consider? I am moving from a Dynamax Isata 3 to this so I am looking forward to having more room inside. My previous motorhome was a 40 foot Winnebago diesel pusher. Great space but just too big for my needs and where we like to camp.

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tiffin, newmar, winnebago
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I've always liked the Winnebago Journey 32. I believe it has 6 seatbelts. The Journey is also available in 34 ft. The models I am thinking about were produced in the early 2000's

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Looked at a 2001 Winnebago Journey 32' for a friend.

Looked pretty well constructed on Freightliner chassis

My concerns were:

Basement air-- no longer in production.
Smaller transmission (2000, not 3000).

Did not find chassis specs for the 2001, but here are Freightliner chassis specs:
https://cdn.fccchq.com/specsheets/5b7abf........da258f28db107/2002-Winnebago-Journey.pdf


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I miss my quiet basement air in our old Winnebago Luxor....This Monaco we have now has noisey roof air. Our Monaco is 36ft DP.

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Thanks for the ideas. How are the Thor Palazzo coaches? I have heard mixed reviews but curious if anyone has any real world experience. I love the size and layout of the 33.5 floor plan.

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Well, If $$$ is not a concern Go with New Aire from Newmar or Tiffin Allegro Red or...the Foretravel (ic 37, the chassis is actually 35 ft).

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My top 3 would be Newmar, Tiffin and Winnebago.


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mioutdoorsman wrote:

How are the Thor Palazzo coaches? I have heard mixed reviews but curious if anyone has any real world experience.


There is a Thor forum over on iRV2. Probably the best place to get some real world answers. Thor is generally considered to be at the low end.

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wolfe10 wrote:

Looked at a 2001 Winnebago Journey 32' for a friend.

Looked pretty well constructed on Freightliner chassis

My concerns were:

Basement air-- no longer in production.
Smaller transmission (2000, not 3000).



The basement AC had been back in production for several years:
Coleman 2-ton Basement AC


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