We presently have an '04 40' Alfa Seeya and have had ZERO problems with it that weren't directly attributable to our own stupidity LOL (newbies.. what are ya gonna do with em). We bought the Seeya because it has such a huge slideout.. high ceilings, a multitude of windows, an unbelievable amount of storage space and so many little touches that make an rv so utilizable and livable.
NOW Gulfstream has come up with an Alfa clone.. the 2006 Tour Master and even tho we are relatively happy with the Alfa, we have heard horror stories about the slide motors being underpowered and burning out, specifically the big slide motor. As I said WE have had no such problem with them, thus far, but my husband worries that as we are ready to break her down and pull out, one of the slide motors will go and get us stuck. (he is still working.. an Emergency Room Physician.. and when he must be back to work.. he MUST be back to work!) Have any of you 'gulfstreamers' had any problems with their slide motors? Is your air conditioner enough to keep the coach very cool while underway?... and in hot humid areas? We are strongly considering the new Tour Master but these items are important to us.
Though we are not full timers yet, and will always have a home base, we look so foward to taking off for months at a time when we retire at 62 (in 2 1/2 yrs). Our entire focus at this point is trying to assure 'as trouble free' a time as is possible with RVs