I think you are going to be really disappointed if you go from a diesel to a gasser. Really disappointed if you go from a diesel to a gasser that weighs more. If I were you, I would find a slightly older rig with diesel. I think you will much happier. Your resale value will also be higher. Before I bought the Seneca, I was looking at 07-10 Vectra's, Alegro Bus's, Mountain Aire's. We went with the Seneca just due to the fact that it was brand new and we wanted to have just one thing that we could hold on to while the kids were growing up and then buy our class a for just the two of us later on. The Seneca also had the right floorplan for our familys needs right now.
2016 Seneca 37FS
DW+7 kids+2 dogs=bunkhouse required