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1990 to 1995 were good years 17 8.76%
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1996 to 2000 were good years 28 14.43%
1996 to 2000 were not good years 4 2.06%
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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Rate your Gulf Stream

2000 Millennium luxury division coach has been very good.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Looking at buying a 2009 Cresendo Trio

Any thoughts? I hear good and bad things. We own a 2003 Bounder now and want to purchase our first DP. Is it like all other RV's things happen and you fix them. Or are there inherant problems with Gulfstream
products. The Bounder had issues, we fixed them and we love it now.
We have time. The dealer is waiting on a gasket that is on back order, so there is no hurry to close the deal. Peace D....
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Like with any vehicle there are different levels of quality and bugs to be worked out for each manufacturer and model. This is why it is so important to do your homework and find out before you buy. At least you will know where the problematic areas are and can address them early and while in warranty.
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Like with any vehicle there are different levels of quality and bugs to be worked out for each manufacturer and model. This is why it is so important to do your homework and find out before you buy. At least you will know where the problematic areas are and can address them early and while in warranty.
Any idea how I find these areas. The Gulf Stream appears to be in near new shape. One owner, local trade, 7500 miles, lotsa extras, the dealership is one of the best in the USA. And they do the maintanace on our 2003 Bounder. There is another coach, a 2007-2008 National RV Tropi-Cal, the dealer that has it has basically said if I buy the GulfStream it will be the worst thing I have ever done. Hummm...Peace D
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D, you need to do what you are doing right now; use the internet to get those that have had this particular year and model feed back as to quality, likes, dislikes or any other issues or information posted. Don't be afraid to Google, Yahoo, etc the exact year, make and model of the coach and start reading.
Dealers will always say that if you buy the "other" coach (from another dealer) it will be the worst thing you could do.
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I can't believe the dealer Carolina Coach sent the diss in an email. I think for me and Tracy and the dogs, floorplan trumps all. I've owned a Four Winds Class C, A Winnie Chieftain, a small TT, and the Bounder. Each was good and each had issues.
Thanx for the reply. Hope to see you on the road... D
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I own a 2011 GulfBreeze 25TSS Ultralite and so far is ok. Gone camping 5 times in 3 months of ownership. I don't have any kids, is just wife and I and had to replace two cushions from the dinner set (fabric ripped) and a mini blind in the last camping trip was malfunctioning. These are minor stuff but the trailer is so new (we are the first owners) that nothing should be going wrong. I attended an RV show and next time we buy a TT most likely would not be a GulfBreeze even tho the local dealer is GREAT!!! Great staff and service.
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We were ever so lucky to get our Sunvoyager from family. We are the second owners of this MH and even the mechanic that did the basic oil change said this was the quietest engine on an older RV that he had ever heard. We are making some interior changes as to deco, but that would be all as of now... mini blinds in the bedroom.. had to go.... too many modern choices to put up with a mini blind..
Over all ,, we have no complaints and really feel that with good maintenance we will get a lot of years of pleasure from our 1993 Sunvoyager.
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Just FYI on Gulf Stream quality. I recently traded Endura 05 for a Foretravel 05. Both were sold as being in good condition, not major issues and while not warranted, were represented as being solid. The Foretravel has proven no better than the GS, and probably less but I cannot say how the original owners drove/cared for them.
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Just FYI on Gulf Stream quality. I recently traded Endura 05 for a Foretravel 05. Both were sold as being in good condition, not major issues and while not warranted, were represented as being solid. The Foretravel has proven no better than the GS, and probably less but I cannot say how the original owners drove/cared for them.
Thanks for the update...These (all) MH are built by hand, and by a human.
And humans (even me)Can have a bad day...Best of luck. Safe Travels...D
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I just bought a 2002 Sun Voyager 40 footer. There is a definite problem with the Gulf Stream, and it is the Caterpillar engine they use. The installation design is such that it cannot help but to overheat. There is no way around it because of the lack of air flow, and difficult maintenance, because of a lack of engine access, no hatches or access doors. This is fine if you have a surplus of money to pay a mechanic to spend hours upon hours every year cleaning and maintaining a very poorly designed cooling system. their design should have been over ridden by caterpillar and freightliner from the very beginning. Because of the stupidity of the engineering at Gulf Stream, they lost a lot of dealers, who refused to carry their Class A's, resulting in Gulf Stream going out of the Class A business. There were other much smaller problems, that were easily fixed, but the biggest one was the stupidity of installing an engine in a small cubicle with no ventilation. That was dumb. Results? Don't bother buying a Gulf Stream Class A unless you can find one with a Cummins diesel.
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I know that this thread is aimed more at the class A, but here is our take on the 5er's. We bought a 2010 34' 5er in late '09. The wife fell in love with it and I liked it very well to. As this was our first 5er we were just happy to have it and did not pay as much attention as we should have I guess. We had some wiring issues with the GF receptacles. It was not that big of a deal but I was amazed at the cheap components used. The biggie was that two of the four slides would not seal at the top when fully extended, the dealer said something to the effect of "so". I found the manual on line for the chassis and adjusted the slides so that they seal fully extended and fully closed. We are now very happy with our purchase and only go to the shows to get out of the house for a day.
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...................There is another coach, a 2007-2008 National RV Tropi-Cal, the dealer that has it has basically said if I buy the GulfStream it will be the worst thing I have ever done. Hummm...Peace D...............
Well, sounds like the Tropi-Cal dealer just wants you to buy his rig.
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We recently purchased a 2004 Gulfstream Sun Voyager 8378,one owner,20,000 miles,all new tires,rebuilt gen.and the interior/exterior in A-1 condition.Runs great and has many features that are in higher priced new motor homes.We've had it out a few times so for and had no problems.We are going to Wyoming in June for the 53rd Escapade.From there,who knows,as we plan to rv fulltime.
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