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I figured it was time to post an update about our RV search. It turns out, we are quite difficult to please. What we want in an RV isn’t easy to find. As I’ve mentioned here and here, we’re not all that interested in the “prettiness” of an RV. We want something functional, yet reliable, with the ability to grow and change, as well as to suit our needs from the outset. Despite this difficulty, we are still on the hunt for the perfect RV for us!
We have been looking at a GulfStream Sun Voyager. We have looked at this particular one before, then stopped, then came back to it. There is quite a lot this RV has that we like. There are no floor plan modifications, but it does need some updating and there are modifications we’d need to make otherwise as well. I have to say, the floor plan is the biggest reason we have returned to this particular one. On the other hand, GulfStream no longer makes Class A RVs, which is a concern. Another concern is that we may not be able to get a warranty for it. And, then we discovered that after seeing it once before, the RV has encountered an injury at the dealership! One of the employees ran it into a pole and there is some damage to the front they are attempting to fix 🙁 This changed the game and we began searching more intently again.
We recently found a few others we’re interested in. Without revealing much, I will say we have looked at another GulfStream, a Monaco/Holiday Rambler, and a Forest River. Right now, we’re leaning towards the Forest River that we’ve looked at.
Obviously, another GulfStream would pose some of the same issues as the original GulfStream Sun Voyager we were really interested in. The Monaco/Holiday Rambler we’ve looked at also has some concerns for us. The particular one we’ve looked at may have some residual issues that we’d have much difficulty navigating. This model does have a floor plan that works for us, though it also doesn’t have air-ride suspension. The floor plan is quite unique and is a definite draw!
The Forest River has many plus-es. The floor plan is a definite yes! 😀 The fact that Forest River still manufactures Class A Motorhomes and has a good reputation is also a huge plus. Obtaining a warranty for this one will be very easy and the model itself has some other major draws. There are a few modifications we’d make to the inside, in order to better work for our family, though there are no modifications otherwise. It has been very well cared for, as well. This is a great thing when purchasing a used RV, as there should be no major issues that come about shortly after purchase.
So, until next time, all I’ve to say, is:
Choices, Choices, Choices.