Thanks to everyone for all the replies on my post. Just thought I would update..we haven't purchased the coach as of yet. The Phaeton will be on the dealer site this week. We are going to look at it in person then. I have been doing my home work to answer some of my own questions. The one thing that keeps coming up is the size of it. Not sure I need a 40' motor home. I really like the 33' to 38' size category, mainly because of fuel consumption reasons. But I don't know if that would make much of a difference. Since the next couple of years I plan on taking short trips on weekends (local - 50 to 100 miles) and a couple longer trips a year ( 500 to 600 miles), the one thing I have found is the 33' to 38' range units (diesel pushers) I like are new.. price range between $130,000 and $150,000. This would cost to much for me. There are some great used units out there but most seem to be in the 40' plus range. Are owners moving down in size because of fuel cost? And, will I be wishing I bought a bigger coach once i have the smaller one? I have owned 5 boats up and down the size chart and half the fun was getting more space and the other half was the smaller boats were easier to take care of and cost less. Either way, this has been fun so far. I will update after I see this Phaeton.
Thanks for your time and help,