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Old 11-08-2015, 07:16 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am considering the purchase of 2006 Revolution - I have only owned and am familiar with the Newmar coach brand, We own a 2002 Dutch Star.

Some thoughts and help please, the basic RV systems I have a good grasp on but I would like to hear from Fleetwood/American coach owners on what they like or dislike about their motor coaches. And I relalize most of this is subjective.

Is there anything specific I should know about this model year or 2000 mid-decade models - good or bad.

Thanks in advance for helping a fellow RVer - please know it is appreciated.

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I have no dislikes on my 07 runs and rides great and the floor plan is what DW wanted alls good.
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We were a Fleetwood dealer. They made a very good product. We also carried Allegro. (along with several other brands.) In my opinion, these are the two top manufacturers.
I like the fleetwood products because they are well built and most have a very high carrying capacity. I have a 35 ft. Pace Arrow. It has a carrying capacity of 4300 pounds. That is a huge number for a 35 ft. Gasser. In the eight years I have had the Pace, I have had no Fleetwood related problems. (Construction related problems.) Of course I have had the ref. thermocople, overhead lights, Water heater board, etc go bad. But that has nothing to do with the coach manufacturer. I believe you will be happy with a Fleetwood product.
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Without knowing the history of this specific coach, a used Revolution would be a good choice. Well built and well supported by American Coach service and customer support.
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Without knowing the history of this specific coach, a used Revolution would be a good choice. Well built and well supported by American Coach service and customer support.
And hard to find! I've been trolling for quite a while for a 2012 or 2013 on the East Coast!
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We love our Rev!
We have had four coaches and are very happy with the two Fleetwoods.
The only issues from those years seems to be clear coat peeling on the top front cap
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The Revolution has been discussed here quite a few times before. Suggest you do a forum search for further information. As mentioned, American Coach/Fleetwood customer service support is absolutely outstanding.....they don't seem to care how old your coach is. They will help if they can. Overall build quality by American Coach is awesome. Ours is, anyhow.
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We were a Fleetwood dealer. They made a very good product. We also carried Allegro. (along with several other brands.) In my opinion, these are the two top manufacturers.
I like the fleetwood products because they are well built and most have a very high carrying capacity. I have a 35 ft. Pace Arrow. It has a carrying capacity of 4300 pounds. That is a huge number for a 35 ft. Gasser. In the eight years I have had the Pace, I have had no Fleetwood related problems. (Construction related problems.) Of course I have had the ref. thermocople, overhead lights, Water heater board, etc go bad. But that has nothing to do with the coach manufacturer. I believe you will be happy with a Fleetwood product.

This is such great news.
We're in the process of buying a 2007 Bounder 38N diesel THROUGH PPL in Houston.
We've been looking for a while now. Wife absolutely loved the floorplan.
We knew pretty much what we wanted, after 3 5er's and 2 mh's. Currently, we have a 2000 Southwind 34N. The coach is great, I really have noticed the quality in the FW products. That's sort of why I was wanting to stay with the FW's if possible when we started looking.

Now, if I could just figure out why the front right turn signal(s) don't work life would be great.
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... well supported by American Coach service and customer support...
AC tech support is excellent. If you have an issue, and it is complex, they will stay on the phone and talk you through it.
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This is such great news.
We're in the process of buying a 2007 Bounder 38N diesel THROUGH PPL in Houston.
We've been looking for a while now. Wife absolutely loved the floorplan.
We knew pretty much what we wanted, after 3 5er's and 2 mh's. Currently, we have a 2000 Southwind 34N. The coach is great, I really have noticed the quality in the FW products. That's sort of why I was wanting to stay with the FW's if possible when we started looking.

Now, if I could just figure out why the front right turn signal(s) don't work life would be great.
Being a class A person who always wanted to get it done quickly, I would go to the turn signal lamp. Follow the wire to the first connector. check for power at the connector. If you have power there, go to the light. take it apart and check for power at the end of the wire. If power there replace the ground or socket. If you have no power at the connector. (where you started) Work your way back to the turn signal.
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My confidence in Fleetwood just increased a lot

If there is any way you can take the factory tour - do so. I gained a tremendous respect for the integrity of the basic construction of all Fleetwood Class A models from the smallest to the biggest coach.

After the tour ( I took it two days in a row because I wanted to really look at detail) I then researched other brands again for basic construction just to confirm what I had seen. I found that our coaches are built with the structural integrity and thought full engineering as any other brand and better than most.

Of course we all have the niggling (and not so niggling) problems especially when our coaches are new, but if I buy again I will stick with Fleetwood without a doubt. I am not typically a brand loyalist with most of my purchases but in this case I have become one.
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Being a class A person who always wanted to get it done quickly, I would go to the turn signal lamp. Follow the wire to the first connector. check for power at the connector. If you have power there, go to the light. take it apart and check for power at the end of the wire. If power there replace the ground or socket. If you have no power at the connector. (where you started) Work your way back to the turn signal.
Thanks GA.
This'll give me something else to look at this weekend.
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Our 40' Revolution has been awesome. It drives great and while we have had a few minor repairs most of which were caused by us. Added some extra latches so our overloaded cabinets stay shut... Did some lighting upgrades but mostly we just use it!


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