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Old 12-30-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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Bounder 33C

Been looking at upgading from our present TT to a class A, probably a gasser. Looking at a Bounder 33C and some of the competitor units from "down south". In my research, several owners of the competitor units recommended upgrading the Ford F53 (22K) chassis to the 24K unit because the axle weights end up close to (or over) rated capacity when all of their gear is onboard. Anyone had similar issue with the Bounder? If so, what was the upcharge for the 24K chassis?

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Old 12-30-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Bigger always is better when it comes to a chassis but Fleetwood doesn't use the 24K chassis on that coach so it would be a special order. Unless you carry a lot of heavy stuff it may be overkill. My coach is on a 22K and has every option Fleetwood ever offered on a gas unit, with 1.5" plywood floors and I have never hit max capacity. I suppose if you are planning to Full Time in the coach it wouldn't be a bad Idea though.
I have no idea how much the extra cost would be but I am sure the factory could tell you with just a phone call.

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Thanks for the reply. Not planning to full time. Maybe that was the situation with some of the folks I had talked to earlier. Good to know the factory leaves enough margin, weight wise, for owner goodies.

My question originated from a thread about poor handling and all of the devices folks were adding to their chassis' to help them handle "better". The comment to simply "upgrade 1 step in the chassis" to keep from operating at, or over, chassis capacity. This would also help alleviate some/most of the handling ills.
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