Gingsnap, we have a 2012 Lexi 283ts which we bought used, 0ne year old. Had it since July last year, and purchased from the original owner. Overall we are happy with the rig, and have had no major problems. Have put a bit over 4000 miles on it. When I did my inspection prior to buying, I found several small problems that I knew I could fix, most having to do with the construction of the rig. Under the rear bed I found the workers had let the water and electric line lay across the slide mechasium for the slideout, which could have caused problems if not caught. Easy fix to re-route away from moving parts and wire-tie. Roof is fiberglass and easy to maintain, but have found several small cracks in non stress areas. Not supposed to happen but??? Just smeared some Dicor into the cracks and so far so good. I read on the forum, somewhere, that maybe a small batch of roofs were having problems, but FR cannot/will not verify. Anyway it's out of warranty, so I can live with it.
We to a Subaru Crosstrek with no problems, using the tow/haul mode and cruise control. Just got back from a trip to the Poconos, and at 63-65 mph, towing, got a high of 8.74 mpg. Have got as low as 7.2 mpg at other times---just depends on road and conditions.
PM me if you have any questions.