Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Which Brand Class A
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Which Brand Class A

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
janstey58

Glenwood, IA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/29/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/09/18 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would go with the Discovery. Winnebago's are known for roofs that require yearly maintenance. I've had two Fleetwoods, excellent manufacturer support, and no roof issues for years.


Jeff and Kim
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E
Freightliner Chassis 380HP DP
2012 Ford Escape Limited Toad

Bumpyroad

Virginia

Senior Member

Joined: 12/01/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/09/18 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

janstey58 wrote:

I would go with the Discovery. Winnebago's are known for roofs that require yearly maintenance. I've had two Fleetwoods, excellent manufacturer support, and no roof issues for years.


yearly maintenance (caulking) a fiberglass roof is much more preferable than getting a rubber or TPO roof on the fleetwood.
bumpy





MetalGator

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 02/17/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/09/18 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd go with whatever floor plan you like. I know some people don't like Thor but I wouldn't rule out Thor products if you find one you like.

Burch


2018 Miramar 35.3
2005 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 1500
4 fur kids (Murphy, Monty, Lola and Pinto)

rascalflat

Treasure Island FL

New Member

Joined: 11/09/2017

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/09/18 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Read http://newmarkountrystar.com/our-coach/

Hope it helps.

rr2254545

Central Minnesota

Senior Member

Joined: 07/12/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/09/18 02:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumpyroad wrote:

janstey58 wrote:

I would go with the Discovery. Winnebago's are known for roofs that require yearly maintenance. I've had two Fleetwoods, excellent manufacturer support, and no roof issues for years.


yearly maintenance (caulking) a fiberglass roof is much more preferable than getting a rubber or TPO roof on the fleetwood.
bumpy


Mine is over 6 years old - check it every year per Winnebago - has not had to be caulked yet


2012 Winnebago Journey 36M Cummins 360
2014 Jeep Cherokee, Air Force One, Blue Ox Avail tow bar
330 Campgrounds,74K miles driven in our motor homes and 1580 nights camping since we retired in July 2009


janstey58

Glenwood, IA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/29/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/09/18 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My multi layer roof has had no maintenance required, less cleaning in 3 years. My previous Fleetwood bounder was the same in 8 years on ownership. I never caulked anything, such as is required for the Winnies. I'll take cleaning over caulking.

bullydogs1

OBX, NC

Senior Member

Joined: 06/26/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/10/18 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Newmar, Tiffin and now Jayco has come out with a nice small DP which has a 2 yr warranty....I love my Entegra and I could not be any happier...Do not worry that Jayco has a Thor parent..Thor leaves them alone to do their own thing and just make the money (just like they do Airstream) and the support Jayco offers is second to none.


Stuart and Stella Denning
2016 Entegra Aspire 42RBQ
The 3 Bulldogs (Daisy, Sylvie and Stashie)
2018 Equinox Diesel (TOAD)


NCC-1701

Minnesota

Full Member

Joined: 04/01/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 05/10/18 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rr2254545 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

janstey58 wrote:

I would go with the Discovery. Winnebago's are known for roofs that require yearly maintenance. I've had two Fleetwoods, excellent manufacturer support, and no roof issues for years.


yearly maintenance (caulking) a fiberglass roof is much more preferable than getting a rubber or TPO roof on the fleetwood.
bumpy


Mine is over 6 years old - check it every year per Winnebago - has not had to be caulked yet


Yeah...I keep reading about Winnebago Fiberglass roofs like it's akin to having the plague. Nary an issue over years on both Journey's I've had. EVERYONE should check their roof at least annually regardless of material. Never had to do anything on the roof of either of mine. But the fiberglass sure is a breeze to keep clean and I don't worry nearly as much about a branch scraping it vs the rubber/TPO roofs I've had on other brands. I'll keep my Fiberglass....thank you.


"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." Captain Kirk in Star Trek VI 'The Undiscovered Country'

2007 39K Winnebago Journey "The Enterprise"
Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4


drterriedwards

Texas

New Member

Joined: 07/05/2018

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/05/18 12:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just got our Aria 3901, 2019, two weeks ago tomorrow. We are full timers, so this is our new home. We absolutely love this model and took our time choosing it. I needed an office space and found a great place in the bedroom vanity. We love the exterior and interior designs and there is plenty of space. We are also very pleased with the smooth ride compared to our previous coach.
Our biggest issue is with the AC units. They do not cool the coach to a comfortable temperature during the day. We are in Oklahoma right now and in the afternoon, we cannot get below 88 degrees when the temperature is in the nineties. The bedroom AC would only work on low and does eventually cool the bedroom at night. It tripped the breaker on High or on Auto. The living room one would only cool down to 88 degrees during the day and was only pulling 4 amps.
We let the dealer know of this issue within three days of the purchase. We took it in and they did some things and sent us back where we were camped. It only got worse. We went back in and they replaced the living room unit and did a few things to get the bedroom unit to run on high. Now, four days later, we are basically where we started. The AC, from 2 to 8:00 pm will only cool the coach about 10 degrees lower than the temperature outside. A person from Thor called about my complaint on this and said that I would need to get used to this and that I could not expect the AC to work like one in a home would. This is disappointing to say the least.
The only solution we have come up with is running the engine for a couple of hours and using the cab AC as a third AC unit. We will also get sun screens put on the exterior as we want to go to New Mexico and it is warmer there. We will also look into adding a third AC unit to the roof of the Aria. We are disappointed in the AC units and Thor’s lack of concern or customer support, but we are enjoying the rest of the coach.
If you are looking to buy an Aria, you should think about your summer temperatures and the temperature you plan to use your coach in. If you are in poor health or do not handle the heat well, this is a real problem. We are looking at putting thousands of dollars into this cooling issue since Thor is not interested in helping us. I hope this information will help you make a good decision for your family, as this is quite a large purchase.

Dr. Terri Edwards

henleyd

missouri

Full Member

Joined: 06/13/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/10/18 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course I'm partial to my Bago sightseer. (Gas f53) But I do lots of research before I get anything. What impresses me about Winnebago is that they make all structural items in house. Seating, leathers, cabinets, molds in structure etc. on back of every cabinet door is a sticker that would allow them to make one identical in case of a replacement need, as an example. I'd stick with them, Tiffin or just do the homework. I got a buddy with a Newmar mountain aire (300+k). and he's had mucho trouble. Could be a lemon. Not sure. Depends on your budget and especially the dealer. Your choice is only as good as them.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Which Brand Class A
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS