2011 Tiffin Allegro RED 38 QBA Review

by RVGuide.com

This is the year you plan to discover everything your country has to offer. If you want to do it without sacrificing style comfort, you may want to check out the 2011 Tiffin Allegro Red Class A motorhome.

With floorplans that can accommodate the whole family or are roomy enough for just you and the missus, there’s an Allegro RED that fits your lifestyle. There are four to choose from, and we’ll be taking a closer look at the 38 QBA, the second largest model in the series. The 38 QBA measures in with an overall length of 38′ 9″, an overall height of 12′ 10″, an interior height of 84″, an overall width of 101″ and an interior width of 96″.

Powered by the might and muscle of a Rear Engine Diesel (RED), Cummins ISB 6.7-liter electronic Diesel, Turbocharged engine, this Class A motorhome offers increased torque and horsepower (340 HP at 2,600 RPM) so you can take on those steep hills and tight turns. It also provides better fuel efficiency, which lets you log more miles for less gas, and its Allison 2500 MH 6-speed automatic transmission with lock-up makes it easy and simple to drive.

To ensure that the Allegro RED lasts for many road trips to come, it’s built tough from top to bottom. The one-piece, moisture resistant molded fiberglass roof cap gives it insulation and strength while preventing water intrusion. Built with a durable, tubular aluminum roof skeleton and insulated using 51/2″ formed insulation, the roof features an A/C condensation drainage system that runs internally through the roof insulation and down the sidewalls, redirecting water underneath it.

Surrounding the Allegro RED is 2″ thick gel-coat fiberglass outside wall panel that offers high-performance thermal insulation, and mounted on a durable, yet lightweight, tubular aluminum wall skeleton. In the way of flooring, it comes equipped with vinyl tile floor that is bonded to high-impact oriented strand board and high-level engineered oriented strand board. Boasting high-performance thermal insulation, it also contains woven moisture barrier material.

Other exterior features to note include a tinted one-piece windshield, heated power mirrors, power patio awning with aluminum weather shield, 1/4″ thick single pane windows, convenient access doors with gas shocks, ridged Long-life storage boxes, side-view cameras activated by turn signals, BASF full body paint with front cap protective film and hydraulic automatic levelling jacks.

It’s time to take a break from admiring the outside… so come on in and bask in the warmth and comfort of the Allegro RED’s interior. Outfitted in a choice of three decors – Pecan, Flint and Marble – your surroundings are enhanced by cabinets finished in Medium Alderwood, English Chestnut and Cherry Bark. These cabinets boast raised panel hardwood doors and solid wood fascias. Above, you’ll find a soft touch vinyl ceiling and underfoot is wall-to-wall vinyl tile flooring and Scotchgard treated carpet.

When you’re behind the wheel of the Allegro RED, you’ll be treated to one of the best seats in the house. Easy handling and comfortable maneuverability are just a few of the perks afforded to the driver of this Class A motorhome. Everything you need is within your reach, thanks to easily accessible dashboard tools, the tilt steering wheel and enclosed map area. Other features you’ll find in the cab include a CD player and AM/FM stereo, power windshield solar/privacy shade and non-power cloth driver and passenger seats.

Comfort and conveniences will follow you wherever you go. Just look in the living area and you’ll see what we mean. It’s designed to make the most of the space available and is perfect for an active family on the go. There’s never a dull night, thanks to an entertainment center that comes with an optional 32″ TV and DVD player. For your seating pleasure, you’ll find a booth dinette with large pullout storage drawers and a cloth sofa bed. If you really enjoy your down time, you may want to get optional features such as a dinette with a computer workstation and the Halo leather air coil hide-a-bed sofa on the driver’s side.

When home cooking is on the menu, place your order in the organized, fully equipped kitchen. The 3-burner cooktop with gas oven, microwave and 10 cubic foot, 2-door refrigerator make it easy to whip up your favorite recipes. To make prep and clean-up easier, the kitchen comes equipped with a double bowl sink with single lever pullout faucet, solid surface countertops, solid surface backsplash and stacked drawers.

When it’s time to call it a day, head to the master bedroom to rest your weary head. Here, you’ll find a queen-sized bed with innerspring mattress, complete with bed comforter with throw pillows. There’s also a 26″ TV, a wardrobe with automatic light and solar/privacy RollEase shades.

Right next to the master bedroom is a separate bathroom. You’ll feel refreshed and renewed with a molded fiberglass one-piece shower and you can get ready for the busy day ahead using the vanity that comes with a bronze faucet and solid surface top. Other features include custom-crafted cabinetry, a shower skylight, Fantastic fan and medicine cabinet.

To learn more about the 2011 Tiffin Allegro RED 38 QBA Class A motorhome, visit http://www.tiffinmotorhomes.com/.

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