I dont have an outdoor Kitchen ( see wish list) so cant really commet. Saw the Aviator Pretty wild for sure. Out of my price range for a camper as of now. Our objective for the next 10 years or so is to get the kids outdoors and away from the computer and TV. For me its a 100% departure from the job...Infact my cell phone gets turned off (Requirement). My experiance of Coachmen has been good....most of that is i assueme from a good dealer experiacne as well....We will be going back for the next one. I just infact got a hand addressed christmas card from the salesman I purchased from. Our story is similar to yours...1st time owner. I pestered the same guy for over a year (Dealer was on the way to a customer i regurarly see) made him jump through hoops, show me everything. He never once compalined or made me feel like there was something better he could be doing. Even made an offer at one point for a used unit that we couldnt come to terms on....ended up buying our 28dds from him about 6 months later.
I have some issues that I have addressed on my end...A broken jacknife sofa frame, broken tounge jack, pulled out cab hardware, and a few other litle things. Nothing too major i felt was worth the fuel and time of taking it back. I do have one thing i need to have addressed before Feb and thats the axles. They seem to bow inward at the top of the tire and it is a concern for tire wear. Other than that its been good.