I sent an email to the guy. He's multi-talented and aside from the rigs, we have a lot in common to include photography. But I do have health insurance.
I personally think that the Alfa is the best full time coach available for the price. It has more storage than most people have stuff for. The new ones have a two hallway design that is super. Even my 04 has some nice features that other newer rigs don't. A year or so ago, I had thoughts of trading and I spent a week looking and researching hundreds at a major FL RV show. We did not find a single one that was better for what we need. I have not had any powertrain issues, but you can't blame Alfa for those. They are Allison and Cummings issues. Nonetheless, I too wouldn't buy another Alfa just because of the other nicknoid maintenance issues I have had to deal with. And since it is made in California, there are some state mandated features on it that drive me crazy. Also, if I every run across the moron who designed the Kingdome sat antenna to be recessed into the roof and on the back of the rig, I'll slug him!!