We took delivery of our new 2016 2801QSF on 12/15 and 4 days later left on a 2000 mile, 9 day shakedown trip.
From my signature, you can see this is not my first rodeo lol, but this was one of the best first outs I have experienced.
I am not a "slow lane" driver and do the speed limit or more anywhere I can. Cruising at 65-75 wherever possible we never did less than 8+ MPG and never more than about 9.5 MPG. This is on a NEW motor and chassis (Ford).
Everything in the coach worked as it was designed to work with the possible exception of the OTA (over the air) TV antenna. I am not sure if it was designed to work as it does because it only will rotate through about 45 degrees and that isn't adequate for distant locations. Also, the use of a portable sat dish will only work if you bring the wire in a window (for now).
As far as handling and those "white knuckle" windy days, we had plenty of wind and plenty of storms and most times I was able to drive single handed with minimal "tail wagging". If I wasn't a gear head I probably wouldn't change the handling options beyond the alignment, but I am not one to leave well enough alone
Planned mods soon include:
Bilstein shocks and steering damper
Helwig sway bars front and rear
Front End alignment to FR specs
2000+ watt inverter with transfer switch
Auto gen start module
I am more than pleased (as is my wife) with the initial quality, the PDI and the design. I think I received very good value for my $$$$$ an in no way sorry for the purchase.