Tiffin Allegro 36LA
It was the Allegro line that helped launch the Tiffin brand more than 40 years ago, and today this Class A coach is still a popular choice for motorhome owners. Six floorplans fill out the 2013 Allegro lineup, ranging from 31-and-a-half feet to just shorter than 37 feet and all employing Tiffin’s craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The 36LA, a plan that is the longest of the gassers built on the F53 Ford chassis, features a bath-and-a-half normally reserved for diesel pushers. The Allegro has a one-piece, molded fiberglass roof cap and aluminum side walls, components that help to provide longevity and ease maintenance.
The cockpit’s curved dash houses large, clearly labeled controls, accompanied by a backup camera with color monitor and a CD player with AM/FM stereo. Cloth driver and passenger seats are standard, with the option for powered and leather versions. The passenger side is also equipped with a pullout laptop workstation.
A large streetside slide creates a roomy living area and houses a booth dinette and L-shaped cloth chaise sofa/sleeper. A recliner and ottoman (standard in the 36LA) are perfectly placed to view the midsection flat-screen TV or relax in front of the optional fireplace. A home theater with surround sound and DVD player is offered for those looking to ratchet up the entertainment. A bank of overhead storage cabinets with solid wood faces stretches the length of the slide. Vinyl tile flooring is laid throughout the coach and the Allegro’s windows are covered by RollEase solar/privacy shades.
Tiffin’s high-gloss English Chestnut cabinetry, one of two choices, is also dominant in the galley, where several cabinets and drawers with ball-bearing slides provide kitchen storage. A recessed three-burner cooktop with solid surface covers, along with an oven and overhead microwave give Allegro owners plenty of meal preparation choices. A double bowl stainless steel sink is ready to handle cleanup duties, while the 8-cubic-foot refrigerator/freezer can accommodate leftovers and anything else owners want to bring along.
The 36LA is the only Allegro floorplan with both a full rear bathroom and a guest bath amidships for maximum versatility. A sliding door separates the rear bedroom and bath from the rest of the coach, providing privacy for owners.
A second streetside slide houses a queen bed, nightstands and an overhead cabinet. Opposite is the full-wall dressing area that provides mirrored wardrobes as well as handy drawer and hamper storage. The wardrobe module also houses the optional flat-screen TV.
The roomy master bathroom features a molded fiberglass, one-piece shower with skylight, and the 36LA floorplan offers a tub option in place of the shower.
Outside, standard features include full-body paint, fiberglass front and rear caps, a power patio awning with aluminum shield and 203 cubic feet of basement storage. A 5.5 kW Onan generator and two high profile roof air conditioners come standard. Or upgrade to a high profile roof air conditioner with heat pump and 7 kW generator.