my Alpha is still going strong since 2014 and probably over 100,000miles of towing behind my own coach, as well as diesel and gas coaches that I've delivered from the factories to dealers all over...
I had it 'serviced' at Blue Ox in Pender, NE, back in mid 2017, on the way to Alaska - $35 to service and 'rebuild' it, and several free nights of full-service RV park on the premises... very nice!
Now, if I had several hundred dollars to burn, then yes, I'd go with the lighter ASCENT, especially since I tend to move my towbar quite often - they 'aint light!
'14 Palazzo 33.3 bunkhouse 34' diesel
KingTailgater2 Dish HD, 100w/5a SOLAR, BlueOx
110,000+mi since '14 - US, Alaska, Canada (also, '14 Gulfstream Amerilite and '07 ForestRiver Rockwood) : )b