I'm interested in hearing some opinions from owners about the 2015 Winnebago Brave/Itasca Tribute. How has your ownership experience been? Are there any warranty issues that you've had? Have they been taken care of? How does it drive as far as rattles, sound level? Is the power good enough? Avg mileage? Is there anything that bugs you about it? How good of a deal might I be able to get on one? I'd also appreciate some advice on what to look out for in negotiating with a RV dealer. I've purchased many cars in the past but am very green when it comes to RV dealerships.
We went to the RV show over the weekend and this new Brave model is the first of any that we're seriously considering. The quality appears to be good with this one. I have read up on some of Winnebago's literature, they tout their super structure, making many of their owns parts etc. I like the basic style and design as well. No swirly graphics or frilly curtains inside nor obnoxious fabrics. Just a good, clean basic feel to it that really appeals to us. From what I've been able to gather Winnebago appears to be a more respected brand than many others.
No offense to any of the owners out there but a couple years back we were looking at the Thor Ace. Then we took it out for a test drive. We chose not get an ACE as it was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation while driving it. And after taking a more in depth look at it we were not comfortable with the level of quality it had. We're looking forward to driving the Brave in the next few days to see if it's different (hopefully better) in that respect.
Any and all comments would be appreciated from this newbie...