Does anyone have or know much about the National brand of motorhomes?
I'm going to test drive one on Wednesday.
I called the La Mesa Dealership today because I wanted some information about the Itasca brand and they were listed as the local Itasca dealer.
After talking to a salesman for a bit and explaining what I was looking for he told me they had a 2007 National 35' on the lot and suggested I come look at it. I told him I would, but only if I got to drive it. I told him that the deal is that I have to be able to drive any motor home we buy.
I know he would like it better if both Craig and I went up to look at it, but I explained that I was doing the researcher, and if I like it I would bring Craig up over the weekend. Salesmen might want to work with a single woman, but they often give less than their all to a wife alone. I hope this guy realizes he has to work with me if he want a possible sale either for this or for a future rig. La Mesa is one of the few dealer in the area that has good reviews, so I hope we connect.
I told him I was primarily interested in Winnebago, Itasca and Tiffin because they were still in business and have good reviews.
I can't find anything objectionable about National online, but I don't feel comfortable buying a motor home made by a company that went bankrupt and is gone.
We talked a bit about the shorter Tiffin "FRED"s. I mentioned that they seemed to have more basement than other shorter rigs. He explained that was because they had a front diesel engine and did not have air ride. He said they were terrible to drive.
I don't know if that is because he has this National to sell. Would his thoughts be different if he had a Tiffin FRED on the lot?
Any input is appreciated. No offer will be tendered tomorrow, but from the pictures it does have a nice kitchen.