That's an odd post on a FR site.
I looked at the Summit. Other than being wider, I can't see a lot of difference in it from the Champagne. I can't see much difference in it from my Hathaway. I can see it costs twice as much.........so if those differences are worth Fifty Large, go for it.
I just put my hands on a VanLeigh Beacon at an RV show. It is nice, but it is not as nice as my Hathaway, to be honest. I like that it's made in the South, and I'm sure they have decent customer service, but their forums point to problems just like anyone else. The Beacon had less quality cabinets, no soft close drawers, had that extra few inches of width that is becoming popular, but otherwise was either equal or less than mine. Same frame, same leveling system, less storage, slightly heavier, exact same Westlake tires, same size, just nothing to make me see much difference. I did like the color and full body paint, but it was a listed option, same price as CC option.
I may be biased, but I tried to compare objectively as best I could. If I bought one of the above first, I'd probably be just fine and happy. They are good units. But to disparage mine and say these are highly superior is just incorrect.
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