EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an edited excerpt of an “On The Hunt” report by Kate Morgan for Togo RV. In its “On The Hunt” series, Togo RV talks to RVers about their search for their dream rig. In each installment, Togo RV finds out which options are on the table, and which rig they ultimately chose. If you’re interested in participating in this series, send us an email at [email protected]. Click here to read the full report at Togo RV.
Sandra Crespo and Luis Class were packed into a small Class C at their local KOA campground with their kids, plus Class’ brother and parents, when they realized they wanted to buy an RV of their own. But it didn’t end there; that Memorial Day weekend in 2016, Crespo says, they had an epiphany.
“I remember sitting by the pool, doing a webinar for my work. I looked at Luis and we were just like, ‘How come we’re not doing this?’” she says. “I could work anywhere, and it would allow us to vacation and travel, even though the kids were little.”
The following week, the pair began shopping for the RV that would become their full-time home. They needed enough room for their kids, then ages 1 and 3, to have their own space. They wanted a primary bedroom that offered a bit of privacy, at least one and a half bathrooms, and high ceilings. They also hoped for a design they could alter to fit their changing needs as the kids grew up.
Option 1: 2016 Jayco Seismic 4112 – (MSRP: $107,189) The Seismic is a toy hauler that’s just shy of 43 feet, with interior ceilings more than 8 feet high. It has two full baths, three slide-outs, and an optional party deck. The main bedroom features a huge walk-in closet, a king-sized bed, and a washer and dryer. The spacious central living area has a kitchen with tons of counter space and a huge entertainment center.
Option 2: 2016 Heartland Edge EG 397 – (MSRP: $88,651) A since-discontinued model, the Heartland Edge toy hauler has two full bathrooms, each with a bathtub, and a spacious king-sized primary bedroom suite located a few stairs up from the main living area. A loft above the second bath offers an additional private sleeping area, and the cargo area is enormous. A deck off the side multiplies the usable space. At 44 feet long with 8-foot ceilings, there’s no chance of feeling cramped.
Option 3: 2016 Winnebago Adventurer 36Z – (MSRP: $178,940) The Winnebago Adventurer is a Class A Motorhome just under 37 feet long, with ceilings slightly below 7 feet. It has three slide-outs, a loft above the cab, and a large kitchen with a residential-sized refrigerator. There’s a half-bath in the central living area, and a larger bathroom with a shower at the back of the motorhome, behind the main bedroom. The layout offers tons of open space, plus extra amenities like a fireplace and large pantry.
So, which RV did they choose?