Our history is we bought a 18 year old rig for 9k class a to find out for us if this life style was for us. Drove it to NM from FL and traded it in on a new one 2 years later. Upgraded to a better Winnebago 35' Class A 2 years again. Have never looked back. During this time I've had my share of horses rears awards and learned some things that I paid for painfully.
My point is I have had so many rv buddies that went into this with both eyes open and ended up selling their rig shortly thereafter. Some folks come into this with the glass half full and then there are others who can't take their happiness with them. JUst make sure you enjoy the lifestyle, you look forward to your next adventure, and can be a good listener about rv savvy. I have learned so much.
As for Winnebago, I am one of their poster children when it comes to singing their praises. They have met or exceeded my expectations as to how a company treats their customers. No complaints.
Hope this helps,
07 Winnebago Voyage, Ford Chassis
12 Chevy Malibu