Help!! Newbie trying to figure out what brand/model to buy...
Hi- I'm brand new here, never owned an RV. My wife got me excited about buying a Class B, and we went to look at models for the first time on Saturday. This is more complicated than I realized! I'm hoping some of you can point us in the right direction.
We have decided we want the Mercedes Diesel Sprinter chassis. We would use the van for road trips, either my wife and grandson, or both of us alone, or both of us and grandson, and would also like to have room for another couple at times. So, need to sleep and seat 4. We want something easy to drive and park, so leaning toward a 22 ft, but maybe 24 ft if they aren't much harder to drive.
We are used to comfort(not roughing it) so we would be happiest with more upper-end brands. We def. want a functional shower & desk space(we work from home and would want that capability on the road). We also need to be able to charge multiple devices daily.
We need excellent air conditioning in order to sleep well. I've heard running the a/c with the engine off is LOUD on many models, is this true? We REALLY would like a top-quality mattress, as we sleep on Tempur Pedic due to my back issues.
We want a functional tv(as big a screen as possible) and internet access is a must(both still working). We also are looking for low-maintenance and ease of use, and DEPENDABILITY-I am not a handyman, so if it breaks we will have to depend on dealers to fix. We live about 30 min. from RV World, a large dealership.
Budget is bet. $65,000 to $110,000. Right now we're considering a very slightly used 2014 Roadtrek CS Adventurous and also a new 2015 Roadtrek E-Trek. But honestly, I don't know if these are good choices for us, or if there may be something better. We considered having one customized, but the truth is we know so little about how everything works, it probably isn't worth all the extra time and effort involved.
Can anyone give us some advice on what brands/models we should look at?