1st Rialta and excited!
Becky & I just bought our first Rialta, a 1999 HD, due for total reconditioning by Rialta Heaven. Hopefully we'll have it for our trip planned to Oregon in mid-October. We have researched the Rialta extensively and settled on the HD as the best floor plan for the two of us. We chose the 1999 because it fits our budget and understand the engine is smaller than newer versions, but we're OK with going slow uphill, we're retired. We're excited about the trip, having tried a QD under the "rent before you buy" program that Rialta Heaven offers, and we were pleased with our experience. Although the floor plan was not to our liking (who wants to cook in the entry door space?!), but the overall performance and space was perfect for us. Being new to the RV world (car/tent campers all our camping life), it took a little time to figure out all the plumbing connections and procedures (leaky city water connection, getting the proper location to reach the dump with the hose), but it all worked out. We especially enjoyed having our friends (Westphalia pop top) over to play games on our dinette) and the dogs love the new travel home! Being former tent campers, being out of the rain is a big plus.
So far, I have only one question: If your propane tank is not totally empty, how can you get it refilled? I understand, due to safety issues, no one will refill a partial tank.