2018 Tiffin Phaeton 44OH Review

Class A diesel motorhome has plenty of layout flexibility

By Kama Lee Jackson, May. 11, 2018, Photography by Tiffin Motorhomes
The 2018 Tiffin Phaeton offers a roster of customizable furniture and layout options so that you can create the coach that suits your and your family’s needs best. Of the seven available floorplans, the Tiffin Phaeton 44OH is the biggest.

The 2018 Tiffen Phaeton 44OH has a gross vehicle weight rating of 46,500 lbs, a gross combined weight rating of 55,600 lbs, and a trailer hitch capacity of 10,000 lbs. It measures 45’ long, 13’2” high (with AC), and a 101” wide. The fresh water and gray water tanks hold 100 gallons apiece and the waste water tank holds 55 gallons.

Hydraulic automatic leveling jacks make setting up a breeze, while an automatic patio awning with LED lights, cable TV prep, and an exterior television create a relaxing outdoor living room.

2018 Tiffin Phaeton Front

Inside the Phaeton 44OH, 7’ ceilings and multiple slide-outs give the entire coach a spacious feel. Up front in the driver’s seat, controls on the steering wheel put the most commonly used buttons right under your thumbs. Adjust brake and accelerator pedals, as well as the ultra-leather captain and passenger seats, with the touch of a button. Off the road, both seats swivel around to function as extra seating in the living area.

High-definition back-up cameras make reversing both easier and safer, and side view mirrors – activated by turn signals - show color images of traffic three lanes over. The flat panel television above the cab area is easy to view from the living and dining areas of the coach.

Moving further back into the Phaeton 44OH, its living space is designed to create an impression. Luxurious features, like the porcelain tile floors (with optional heat), hardwood cabinetry, and a hand-laid glass tile backsplashes, come standard. Plenty of furniture and décor options give you loads of flexibility to create a space that works best for your family and its needs.

2018 Tiffin Phaeton Interior

Two adjacent sofa beds create a cozy living room, or switch out the smaller of the two for a recliner and cozy corner fireplace. You can also trade in the larger sofa bed for three theater seats or two recliners and a center cabinet. Another flat-screen television slides up and down out of a cabinet with the touch of a button.

The kitchen area is equipped with all the appliances you need to prep meals for a crowd: a residential size stainless steel refrigerator, three-burner induction cooktop, and a microwave/convection oven and an optional drawer-type dishwasher saves you clean-up time. The deep solid surface countertops provide lots of prep space and a convenient pull-out island doubles it. The cooktop and double bowl stainless steel sink also have hinged covers to create more counter surface. Beside the refrigerator, a pull-out pantry provides full-height storage for canned and dry goods.

2018 Tiffin Phaeton Kitchen

For dining seating, choose from a dinette booth, U-shaped booth, or slide-out built-in table with chairs with a hidden slide-out computer tray that creates an instant office space.

A half bathroom with a toilet and a sink is not only more convenient for everyone, but also gives you more privacy in the master suite.

2018 Tiffin Phaeton Bedroom

The spacious bedroom has a retreat-like feel. The bed has a queen-size memory foam mattress, or you can opt for a king size. A surround sound system, another flat panel TV, and a DVD player allow you to create your own space away from the main living area. The adjoining master bath has two sinks – one for each of you – and a sliding door closes off the space for privacy.

2018 Tiffin Phaeton Master Suite

The 2018 Tiffin Phaeton 44OH starts at about $418, 860.  For more information, visit http://www.tiffinmotorhomes.com/.


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