We also just joined the forum, welcome and this is exactly where we started researching online. Look at forums, blogs, dealer websites, reviews, etc. Get out and SEE and FEEL many models. Look at the fit and finish, and talk to as many like minded folks as you can. We have been looking and considered the Fuse23A(new product on Ford diesel, could not get past the wardrobe next to the toilet), a Dynamax Isata3 w/ full slide(nice coach but the CCC is so low you can't bring a ham sandwich along with you), Tiffin WayfarerTW(considered one of the best, this is a new product and we want to see where they go, we loved this coach) and lastly the ViewV and NavionV. We think Winnebago is a superior product on the Mercedes chassis, they have a long history and have done the best job at dealing with the main problem of these kind of coaches, the cargo carry capacity or CCC. That said, we have never owned one, we just put a deposit on one so hopefully we will be making a trip to Iowa soon...good luck in your quest, looking and anticipating is a lot of fun!