For us, our first RV was a used 2001 Winnie, 27P, Class C, 68K mileage when we bought it, 1-owner, Ford V10. A year later we knew we loved the freedom travel by RV provides on so many levels. We decided we wanted to travel longer periods of time and it was time to buy a DP. We wanted a "new" DP to start us in our first pusher w all warranties that came as part of buying it 'new.'
Because our Winnie was absolutely trouble-free (even after 12 yrs old!), and because we knew WBG had full parts / schematic system info available on-line WBG had to be on our list of mfr finalist. We drove Tiffin Allegro Red, we drove Newmar Ventana (*that was prior to Comfort Drive being available on Ventana level DP).
And then... We drove two different Winnebago Journey MH (40U, 36M). We chose a 36M and it has lived up to all our expectations, floorplan, wide aisle space when slides retracted, fit, finish, ride, mpg, Forest City service visits..and having on-line & interactive parts and CAD type schematics ...still very happy now in our 3rd summer travels in a DP.
Nothing negative to say about WBG, Journey 36M, and lots of praise for everyone at Forest City.
We did tour WBG factory, but not until after we had the Journey 1 yr. It was worth seeing where both the Winnebagos we own/owned were 'born.'
Now, we are looking for our next coach, we want to move up to a tag axle and bath 1/2. Yes, we have WBG Tour, Gr Tour, Ellipse, Ellipse Ultra on the list. We like the QD floorplans, and have had great experience w two Winnebagos.
We also toured Newmar (we like MADP), and Entegra (we like CS) plants this year, and still plan to visit American Coach (we like Tradition) for a tour soon, too. We have a lot of research yet to do before we make a final choice.
Everyone has pros & cons for any mfr, and we are impressed with 2016 changes to DP chassis w Newmar, impressed w all we read about 2016 Entegra CS. WBG 2016 info isn't out just yet, and we still want to visit the Am Coach plant for a tour.
We are sure whatever coach mfr you ultimately choose, there are many well made MH with excellent customer support for you. Enjoy the search
Safe Travels to All