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Old 01-11-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Used Fleetwood Bounder 35K - What to look for?

Hi All,

We are looking to by a used 35K, somewhere in the 2015/2016 range. Hoping for some pointers on what to look for when searching. Your help is much appreciated!
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Bounders are good coaches. Of course, I'm rather biased.

Aside from maintenance records & inspecting the tires for checking/cracks, the main thing I would look at is the furniture fabric. If it is not branded Ultraleather (it will say so on papers taped on the wall inside the wardrobe), then it's the cheap knock off fabric that, if not already, will peel off.

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Bounders are good coaches. Of course, I'm rather biased.

Aside from maintenance records & inspecting the tires for checking/cracks, the main thing I would look at is the furniture fabric. If it is not branded Ultraleather (it will say so on papers taped on the wall inside the wardrobe), then it's the cheap knock off fabric that, if not already, will peel off.

Good luck.

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Thatís exactly the kind of info Iím looking for. If itís the cheap knockoff walk away from the deal? Or is there a remedy?
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You want a 2016 or later. That is the year that Fleetwood did a redesign and the F53 chassis went to the 6 speed transmission. The 6 speed is light years better than the previous transmission was. I would strongly suggest you opt for a 30th anniversary edition or later. Easiest way to tell is look at the windows on the bedroom slideout. If they are on the outside facing wall they are an early 2016, if they are on the sides of the slideouts it's the product improvent 2016. A 2015 and a 2016 35K have the same floor plan but the 16 has a lot of improvements and the 30th anniversary and later even more improvements.
May I suggest you look at this thread, it will be a long read but just about anything a prospective 35K buyer will want to know is in it.
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You want a 2016 or later. That is the year that Fleetwood did a redesign and the F53 chassis went to the 6 speed transmission. The 6 speed is light years better than the previous transmission was. I would strongly suggest you opt for a 30th anniversary edition or later. Easiest way to tell is look at the windows on the bedroom slideout. If they are on the outside facing wall they are an early 2016, if they are on the sides of the slideouts it's the product improvent 2016. A 2015 and a 2016 35K have the same floor plan but the 16 has a lot of improvements and the 30th anniversary and later even more improvements.
May I suggest you look at this thread, it will be a long read but just about anything a prospective 35K buyer will want to know is in it.
2016 Bounder Experience
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