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Old 05-11-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Anyone own a Daybreak 28PD?

As in a previous post, we are looking at a Daybreak 28PD. We are downsizing and this model seems to be the perfect size for two. We would love the Mercedes Diesel units but they seem a little too cramped. There is one Sprint model with the rear slide which holds the bed but with that comes a ver small slide up front which only holds a small sofa. No table and booth offered as an option with that model and that's a must for us. Gosh, would sure like that diesel though. The Daybreak has the Galley which my wife really like, plus pantry, linen closet, lots of BR closets too. No sofa but front chairs swivel which should give plenty of alternate seating for the two os us. If someone has this unit, does it have an outside shower? Another concern, how does the fresh water tank get filled if you have no water pressure? Can you gravity feed and fill. We camp at parks where sometimes you have to pump your water into a container to fill your tank if you run out. Does it have any of those handling issues that I've read about like the ACE where you have to do some type of quick fix to the stabilizer bar or something. We've never owned a motorhome and have always had pull behinds or fifth wheels so this is new to us. What about towing a car? Do you do that too? If we do that we will have to purchase a second car as our chev Equinox is a Lease and I don't want to modify it. We plan on buying a second car anyway as we will loose one (our second) with the sale of the truck and trailer. Thinking of a Chev Sonic or Malibu, both are listed as flat towables. Whew, guess that's enough ? For now. We really want to make the right choice in the motorhome purchase as we hope this to be our last, although there are no guarantees. Guess it's lime House Hunters, give and take on different models. I put a pic of the one we are thinking about.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:09 AM   #2
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Is this a close out model not being made anymore?
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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I own a 2012 Daybreak 28 PD. I don't have an outside shower, but it may be available. You can easily add water to the holding tank through an opening on the passenger side. No water pressure required. It handles well on the road, but I rarely drive over 55 mph. The Schwintec In-wall Slideout System is horribly flawed. I'm on my third set of motors because the original motors were under powered. The new high torque motors are working properly at the moment, but I have no confidence in the system. Google Schwintec Inwall Slideout System and see how unsatisfactory it has been. I've also had the front leveling jacks replaced twice. The brackets that secure them to the frame bent twice. The automatic leveling feature doesn't work properly so I only use the manual feature. I've learned to live with these flaws, but the quality control at Thor is substandard.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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Bought a different one

Kenneth, thanks for your post. We ended up buying a different coach. Little larger than the 28P but hope it works for us. Drove all the way from the U.P. Of Mi to Florida to pick it up at Lazy Days. Needed up with a used 2013 Tiffin Allegro 32ca. Very low miles and is ok so far. Have not had a Mortorhome before but IMO it sounds like a rattle trap down the road. When you hit a crack in the road, you would swear there is not one bit of suspension. We nicked named it "RT" for Rattle Trap or Rolling Turd (like the one in the movie, RV, with Robin Williams.). We have a few issues already but none serious. Will post more later on in the new owners forum once acclimated with the unit. Thanks again.
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