We just picked up our RV this week. A dream to drive, very smooth and easy to keep steady on the road. When getting it home and taking time to really go over the rv at our leisure, we’ve discovered the following.
1. Parts missing, some important, others not so much. Such as, a cap missing on the awning arm, the rubber cover for one of the captains chairs where you pull to turn the chair around. No windshield cover and cockpit table (it’s on our build sheet). No bedspread (which was likely not one I”d like anyway). Our drivers and passengers chairs are cloth, it specifies “simulated leather, (vinyl).
2. While taking some of the dozen or more stickers off the exterior and interior, one of the interior stickers actually pulled to color right off the wood (it was located in the bedroom area above where the optional washer and dryer would be).
3. My husband went to open a door and it fell apart in his hand (those magnets are strong).
4. Our shower pan has a long crack in it, our dealer patched it so we can use it and they’ve ordered another one.
To summarize, we are very happy with our purchase. You can spend twice as much and get stronger, sturdier (and heavier) interior items, (we were checking out Super C’s). In our current budget, with just the two of us semi-retired folks, we know we won’t be hard on this unit. If I had kids at home, and you know kids, they’d destroy much of the interior in no time.
5. This particular Class C has no privacy curtain across the front, not a big deal, I’m purchasing a curtain rod and curtain from Bed Bath and Beyond and ta, da. There are hooks on the ceiling to hang the bar from, easy.
Our goal was to stay within a length of 30 foot or less so I’d drive it while he works from the road, Check! To have a separate bedroom with a door rather than a curtain (I get up early and have coffee while the hubby sleeps), Check! This rv has a very roomy rear closet, Check! The E450 will pull our Jeep Unlimited, Check! There is room on the counter top for our Kurig, Check! I can drive it while my husband works front the road, Check! King size bed, DOUBLE CHECK!
We will likely by next year, order and install new theatre seating. These seats are “ok”, but we think a good place to relax is rather important. The theatre seating in this rv are very entry level, but ok for now. For under $2000 we can get and install a comfy power set. Our J lounge is perfect for the quick meal, or a place for the grandson to spend the night. We will get a mattress topper for the King bed, the hubby likes a softer mattress. Not a big deal.
We had a 40 foot Country Coach, new, MSRP about $500K (that was in 1998) This one came in at $100K, after negotiating a nice discount. So, we can’t expect it to have all the luxury features the old one had. So, for our current needs, this one checks all the boxes.
I’d say for sure, when making a purchase, check the build sheet, check the actually rv line by line to ensure it’s got everything you’ve paid for. And, buy local. Sure, you might save a few thousand by driving out of your area, but seriously, who’s going to take care of you? Our dealer is the best. They are currently working with the sales rep for this manufacture to make all the above right on our behalf.