2012 Tiffin Phaeton

Tiffin Phaeton camping at York County PA Fairgrounds

2012 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH


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.

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