After seeing all the great feedback for Technomadness on the class B feedback request I thought I would ask the masses for some recommendations. And need one already built versus DIY.
My wife and I are in our 40's and our first is off to college this fall (8 hours or so away - east) and we are in north Texas. We have a sophomore still in high school. My wife is a hotel type so we will not be camping or taking week long trips in the Class B. For us it is more about the trip to a location. At most we would spend 2 nights in the Class B. The idea of the 3+ seats is that our daughter will be going with us to tailgate at Ole Miss but we would also use it to travel to family in GA for Holidays or LA (lower Alabama) for vacations (staying in Condo once we get there) or going to local games, etc. that would have 4+ traveling.
We went to a RV show and got to see a lot of different Class B's (Paseo, Roadtreks, Airstream, Regency Xalta, Hymer, etc.). We saw the different chassis's Ford, Dodge and MB.
The one on the top of our list right now is the RT E-Trek. We like the idea of the four seats and removing one for a kennel or extra cabinet. My wife really liked the open feel to the E-trek (all the windows down the driver side compared to the Adventurous). I liked the lack of propane and the extra battery capacity, etc. We also like the bench in the back facing forward that ads extra seatbelts if we take more with us to a game or dinner, etc. We would ad one of the seat beds (either driver + passenger or passenger + 3rd seat to convert to bed). This is also top of our budget. Like the idea of ARV but not the $.
So far been doing a lot of reading on here and get the concerns about the MB chassis. I do like Fords and the Coachman Crossfit but missing that 3rd seat. Also want the driver seat to be able to turn around. Saw a great video series about the benefits of Pleasure Way compared to RT but still not 3rd seat there. Haven't seen the Coachmen Galleria in person yet but floorplan options are what we like.
Any others that should be on our list to check out?