Best TT brand for light bunk-quarters floorplan?


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Hi folks,
I'll be taking a 6 month long full-timing road trip all across the country soon, so in the market for a TT. This is going to be my first RV, so I'd really love any input the community has on the reliability and value of these brands and/or specific models.

What we're looking for:
  • UVW of at most 6500
  • Closed-off bunkhouse "bunk quarter" type floorplan with private space for the kids
  • Super Reliable - Warranty should be honored for full-timing of course. We'll be hitting the road within a few days of purchase and towing this rig 15000 miles, so we're really looking for a reliable brand to minimize those manufacturing defects which seem common in the industry.
After pouring over the sites of the most common manufacturers, these models all hit our base specs:
  • Heartland Sundance TT291QB
  • Shadow Cruiser 280QBS
  • Coachmen Apex Ultra Lite 289TBSS
  • Forest River Salem Cruise Lite West T282QBXL
  • KZ Sportsmen SE 301BHSE
  • Cruiser Embrace EL280
  • Palomino solaire ultra lite 292QBSK
  • Coachmen Catalina Legacy 293QBCK
  • Coachmen Freedom Express 292BHDSLE
  • Palomino Puma XLE Lite 30DBSC
  • Coachmen Apex 300BHS
  • Jayco Jay Feather 29QB
I'd really love to hear your opinions on the reliability of these manufacturers and/or specific models.