Okay, now that I've finally been able to spend time in both a Pleasure-Way Lexor and Excel (the two used models I had narrowed down to), I really think the Excel will be a better fit for what I need.
That said, I'm concerned about sway issues, and the inconsistency of reports. Some had issues with sway, others didn't - in the same model year. Some fixes worked for some, others didn't. But from what I've read, once people worked out the sway issues, they all loved the Excel.
My research says that the worse years for sway tended to be in the chassis build years of 2008-2011. But sway was reported in builds before that and after, so I think the best thing to do would not to count anything out - to test drive any model I'm interested in, on the interstate, at speeds above 60, with trucks rolling by. Hopefully that'll be enough to tell me whether there are issues or not.
Am I on the right track? Anything else I should look for that's specific to the Excel's?
Thanks, again, for your help with this (and previous) questions. I'm getting close now.