So we did a 1 year living in our coach and our thoughts and we did a 2 year living in our coach. So now we’ve been getting some emails and questions as to when we are going to do a 3 year review of living in our coach. We’re a little late in doing this as we really were not sure what to say. You see, we haven’t really done much to the coach this past year and what we have done, we’ve blogged about. So you already know about it all.
We’re really at a loss as to what to say. Would we buy a 45 foot coach again? Yes. Do we still like what we have? Yes. Without a doubt this floor plan has been great for us and our full timing lifestyle. Would we like to upgrade? Yes and no. Yes in the sense that the newer coaches have some newer tech and let’s face it, we’re all about tech. No in the sense that we have not really found another floor plan that really works for us, so there really is no point in upgrading right now. As we try to stress to everyone that is in the looking phase , floor plan is everything, in our opinion.
The only things that we can truly say is that if you take care of your coach and do the scheduled maintenance on it, it will treat you right. Enjoy the lifestyle, the traveling, the meeting new people and experiences. For our time is limited on this beautiful planet of ours. There is so much out there to enjoy and experience that one can not see it all and do it all in one lifetime.
But that surely does not stop us from trying.
We don’t foresee ourselves stopping traveling anytime soon. We enjoy it so. And from the picture above, you can clearly see that BK and Whisper are enjoying traveling as well.
So without further ado here is our video of our 3rd year living in the coach.
I would love to see the coach layout you designed. We are in the market for a used coach and love your current coach. It is the perfect layout for us. When would you be selling? Thanks for all you do.
Oh, we are premature on that for sure. :) The designing, if done, have to be worked up and then the prototype made. Then we can look to order one and then put this one on the market. But no idea when any of this will occur at all. If it does not, we surely will not be giving up this coach as we also feel that the 45LP is one of the best floor plans that have been offered.
The new floor plan has to be the 45OOB
You DO realize that you are advertising for Tiffin…which makes me wonder how many people bought a Tiffin because they like yours.
We do realize it’s an adverse effect of what we do. But certainly not the intent Nothing wrong with that mind you. We make nothing from Tiffin doing this, nor have we ever asked for anything for it. It all started really when we got crushed by Winnebago when we special ordered one that was so bad we refused delivery. Then we visited all the main manufacturers and ended up choosing Tiffin When it was all said and done. Even did a blog post on what and why. But up until the Winnebago issue, we were talking about our Tour Master Coach and then up coming Winnebago which never happened. Heck, even Winnebago was getting more sales when we announced we were going to buy one. So I can tell you yes, a lot of people have ordered Tiffins because of us. We know this because people write us and tell us about it all the time. In fact, at last count, 47 million in sales is our estimate. (Based on emails that have come in telling us what they bought. So we just used MSRP of the different coaches and took 25 points off of that to get a general number.) But that estimates we did like two of three years ago. LOL…How do I get my commission? But on the flipside of that, s how much money Winnebago lost because of our story. I know we thought we would’ve been in a new coach by now, however no manufacture has produced a floor plan that we like better than this 45LP. Soon as one does, will surely look to see about changing coaches.
You guys are cool thanks for oober fest I have had agreat time both yers and looking forward to the third annual OOB
It is always nice to be good at something you folks are better than netflix
What coffee maker are you using in your coach? You have pointed it out a couple of times and appear to be quite happy with it?
Hi…It is a Jura Micro 9 Super Automatic machine. Not cheep, but you can buy them at a good deal as a referb which is what we did. Here is a link to it on Amazon https://goo.gl/PsHWk4
Amazing nothing to say and it only took 14 minutes to say It LOL I really enjoyed the video you cracked me up keep up the good work I’m still laughing
Ha! So true! Thanks for the note and glad we got you laughing.
It sounds like you are ready to do it all over again and I am very excited to see it from the very beginning .
Let me say that I enjoy your lifestyle and in the near future I hope to follow the same.
All the best in your adventures…
John, from Canada
You guys are too cute! I’ve been following you for about six months and living vicariously through you and your videos. My husband and I have talking about rving full time for about three years now and soon it will come to fruition. We have looked at many, many motorhomes and we’re almost set on a Winnebago until I started watching your videos. Researched many reviews and now we have come to the conclusion that we want a Tiffin Allegro Bus. Floor plan works perfect for us. Good to know that Tiffin has been great to their customers. Love all your electronic gadgets as well. My husband is totally into all that stuff. If we ever get a chance to meet on the road David and my husband could talk electronic gadget stuff all day long. Lol. Thx for sharing your journey ?
I would love to see your design and have you explain the different floor plans that might work better for different people. You wouldn’t have to actually buy a new coach to explain the floor plan you designed if you can figure out a way to show the design on a video.
I really enjoy watching your videos!
I Karen…I am sorry to say that really would not work well for us as people are so different that what floor plan works well for one, will not for another. And seeing we can not guess what different people would like, it would not be right to say “If you like sports, you may like this.” (Or something like that.) A floor plan needs to fix the person and their lifestyle and personally. Glad you enjoy our videos.
I would love to see a drawing of your “perfect” floor plan! And of course you MUST film and blog about the build, when that time comes.
Meanwhile, our new Allegro Bus 40SP build begins May 26th with delivery scheduled June 28th. My DH, Marty is flying out to Red Bay to watch and photograph the build. Our 2013 Phaeton 36GH sold within 4 hours of listing it on RV Trader. Apparently, Tiffin Motorhomes have great resale! (Our 2010 Winnebago Journey never even got a bite).
Loved watching your blog! Enjoyed checking out your liquor selection in the far left corner! HA!
What might be perfect for us, may not for others, so that would not help really. If anything becomes of it, we surely will make it public when the time is right. CONGRATS on your new new coming Allegro Bus!!!! And so glad someone will see it built. Here is a video we did on why it is a good idea to be onsite https://youtu.be/G8g0hbdChEM
Would LOVE to see a video of a build of your next coach David/Brenda! We are newly retired, and have been looking for a good ‘used’ coach, but living here in Canada, our $$ difference puts a whole new burden on finding exactly what we’d like, at the price my ‘wife’ is willing to pay. :) We would actually like a Allegro Bus, and shorter than yours, but still we’d be using it for just a few months of the year, rather than full time.
I love your Drone flying video’s, as you seem to find some beautiful scenery in many of them, so a big thanks for that! Will be watching for more as the years go forward, and I’m very pleased with your blog updates as well, so thanks for the time you two put into them!
Would love to see your ideal floor plan
We followed your blog we are, too, Tiffin MH owner – Allegro Red 33AA no love it. Also full-timers. We are deaf and would love to watch your videos but unfortunately it is not closed-captioned. It is very difficult to follow you both. There are many other deaf RV full-timers on the road. I am not techie on how to get your video closed-captioned. We have seen many videos showing CC in a box along with settings, enlarge screen buttons etc.
Thank you for reading our comment.
Sheri & Jim
Hi Guys….When you are playing a video, if you hover over the video while playing, you will see a CC button show up at the bottom right cornet that you can click to turn on close captions. :)
If you have all the money in the world, go for it! If what you have works stay with with it. People would love how aTiffin last.
My wife and I have followed y’all for years. We have a 2012 Phaeton 42LH which started production in Feb 2012. We love the floor plan. It’s great for us. We did remove the L shaped sofa and replaced it with two Lazyboy recliners with a small table with drawers. We don’t need the 4 slides. If we were to do it again, the max number of slides would be 2 and both of them on the drivers side. Personally I would prefer no slides, but would have to go to at least a 10 yr or so old coach since everyone has 4 slides now. Anyway, we like your blog and videos. Like you, I’ve done numerous ‘improvement’ ideas.
Stay safe. Enjoy life.
Consider that it’s just fine to continue to enjoy the home you are in rather than build a new one with all the latest gadets and floor plan tweaks, as much as many (self included) might enjoy seeing a new build. Somehow, I’m just not sensing you are done with this one…nor is it done with carrying you off on more adventures
Thanks for the Year 3 review Dave and Brenda. And YES would love to witness the unveiling of your new coach. My wife and I have become Tiffin followers because of you both. We hope to one day have a Tiffin home. Like you we only have the furry children… brother and sister just had their first birthday. We so dream about your adventures. I’ve tried to coax my wife into full timing but the best I have been able to get is for her to agree to Star Trek’s 5 year mission. After that who knows.
By the way your blogs are awesome and surprised you didn’t mention your automatic purge tank switches in the 3 year review. Way cool!!!
Your blog is motivating us as we get ready to retire and start to travel and We have ordered a Phaeton 40IH. We would be very interested to see you design order and build a new coach. Best Blog in the RV world. Thanks
Would love to see you guys do build videos on a new coach. The last ones were great and you have me considering a Tiffen product for many reasons. Thank you for what you do!