A significant upgrade over the gas-based Tiffin Allegro. The Phaeton is based on a Freightliner XC chassis and features a Cummins ISC engine, air suspension and an exhaust brake. Literally a 100% improvement over the Allegro; also, a 100% price increase. As the engine is 36′ away from where you sit and the maximum RPM is 2500, you can actually have a conversation! You can also drive at 70 mph in Wyoming crosswinds and not have white knuckles.
Things We Like
- The cabinetry is designed to maximize storage space. The cabinets over the bed and the loveseat are both deep and allow for two rows of storage.
- There’s a propane cook top that is under a counter that folds up to access it, but covers the cook top completely when closed.
- There is an office area with a pull out for a printer and laptop.
- The table is extendable when the slides are open.
- Full size residential refrigerator.
Things We Don’t Like
- We ended up with table and chairs but we prefer a booth dinette. This is just how our coach was optioned from the factory.
- The need to refill propane, especially in the winter when using the furnace.
- No residential fridge lock. The doors came open going around some corners and food flies out. We solved this by looping a towel though both handles, then back through between the handles and pulling it tight.