Originally Posted by Davydd
If you want exactly what you are looking for Advanced RV
can build it and much more.
Totally correct, and it is a wonderful thing. Note, though, that the "...and much more" part of that statement is important. What is missing from the market right now is a quality upfitter that lets you start with a cost-effective design and customize to suit. This is not at all a criticism of ARV. If you are shopping for "the best" regardless of cost, and if your definition of "best" matches theirs, they simply can't be beat. And, I am sure that ARV would work with a buyer on "value engineering". But, there is a lot of expense built into their approach that I don't think they would be able and willing to shed.
I agree that the Winnebago Era probably provides the best bang-for-the-buck on the market at the moment, but they err in the other direction wrt fit and finish, and will not customize, as far as I know.
There really seems to be no way to do what we did two years ago when we ordered our Legend, which is unfortunate. If I were doing it today, I suppose I would be forced to Sportsmobile or equivalent. The problem with that kind of full customization is that the results typically lack the integrity of a well-thought-out and proven basic design.