Well, we picked up our new 2300 yesterday, and tonight we are on the road. That is just insane, but we had reservations we wanted to keep in AZ. And, the weather forecast for northern IL is brutal for the next few days. We got out and are in MO tonight, albeit staying in a hotel because even here it is going down to single digits by morning. It has been a crazy last 24 hours, a real stress test for the old marriage. If the weather had been decent, it would have been a lot easier. But we froze our rear ends off getting ready to go.
This unit was rushed to the dealer. It did not wait its turn in the factory lot for delivery. So one thing, it is still giving off various fumes. It's not obvious when you first go inside, but after a while it gets to us.
So far we have found two flaws. The bathroom door will not stay latched while going down the road. We have had to put a soft overnight bag in front of it to keep it from swinging into the lavatory counter. And the dream dinette table doesn't nestle all the way into the down position. Yes, I removed the cushions!
They are going to have to slightly reposition the forward dinette base. This is not critical for our trip, since we don't need to use it in the down position.
Oh, it came with LED lights. I did not expect that. It also came with a 5K hitch, when I had read they were coming with 7500# ones now. Maybe that was only Fords. Not that it matters much to me. There is the shallow TV cabinet over the door, and now they are using the Jensen removable 2-arm TV mount that can swing the TV around in front of the cabinet, instead of the prior big 1-arm one.
Ours has a Jensen dash unit, not the Magnadyne.
We drove in high winds for the first half of today, then it was calmer. Overall, it handles very well. It's a Chevy, and this fits with the general reports of Chevy Class C's not suffering the handling problems that some Fords do. The ride is a little rougher than my Chevy 3500 B+ was, but we might be able to play with tire pressures and air bags once we get it weighed. Despite that comment, it does not ride bad. Just not as soft as my 3500 was.
Overall we are very excited and happy with it. And in a couple of days, we will probably be speaking to each other again.
When we get camped, I'll post a photo or two!