We were happy owners of a '17 Trend. Ours was totaled one foggy morning when an SUV ran a light.
Thanks to all the safety features of the Trend I was protected.
We went to order a replacement and they just weren't to be had. My opinion was the dealers did not stock them. We did see the two shortcomings of the Trend as: 1. very little could be pulled; 2: very noisy A/C.
We bought a used Via and are very happy with it, but they have now discontinued it as well. Other manufacturers have also discontinued the non-truck cabbed front diesels under 29 ft.
We have a 2014 trend 23L and love it. 14-17 mpg and has all the bells and whistles. No slides to worry about. There is a replacement fan for the AC and is much quieter. Yes it is a lighter vehicle base and that’s were the light weight pays off. Down side is the cargo carry capacity is skimpy but serves us just fine. 2-3 adults and 2 dogs. With a full load we are about 9000 lbs.Also, it runs on only 4 tires instead of 6, so no dual tires to deal with. The unit is only 24 ft. long and 7 1/2 ft wide so it wheels around town and parking spaces are a cinch. The unit sleeps 6 which I think is crazy crowded. Rear corner double bed, dining table drops for another double bed and there is a drop down queen size loft bed.The loft bed in our year coach has a rep for breaking down so we don’t use it but that was fixed in newer year models. The Promaster 3500 cutaway chassis is a remarkable vehicle with its transverse 3.6 liter engine and front wheel drive. This is the easiest RV I have ever driven and it’s a pleasure. On facebook search trend/viva group. Very friendly and useful. Also when someone posts a unit for sale they get snapped up fast. Not the cheapest source but you can be sure that the problems on those RVs have been address.