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Old 01-20-2016, 08:18 AM   #1
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Advice on newer motorhome to buy

I have looked before and didn't buy the motorhome. I'm looking again
and wanting some input on this model and price.

I have an old 92 Eagle, just lots of repairs so looking at something newer, can't afford new.

Found a 2006 Fleetwood Excursion 39S I see its a midline in the lineup of these coaches.

It has a Freightliner chassis, Allison 3000 6 speed transmission, a caterpillar
C7 7.2L Turbo diesel. My husband said those are good, it has a fiberglass roof, fiberglass with aluminum framing sidewalls. Aluminum floor framing and 3 slides. I think my old Eagle is all steel framing.

I noted some issues on various of this model. I have the vin number so can check with Fleetwood if this one was recalled for frig, tow wt capacity, step issue or battery cable. As DH says the wet and frig are the important ones.

It shows 660 hours on an Onan diesel generator and about 25000 miles on it.
The price is listed at $79,900. We have not gone to see it yet, I wanted thoughts and insight about this model. Is it worth it?

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Old 01-20-2016, 09:46 AM   #2
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I have th c7 and Allison 3000 and similar construction in our 06 Safari, our first diesel, second class a and we love this rig. :> We stole ours, asked 90, we gave 57 in Sep2014 with a 5yr bumper-to-bumper warrenty, a repo that had been hidden for several years and sat on the lot for over a year(think it didn't sell because of the midship door, which we LOVE!) Ours had 15,000 miles but they listed it at 150,000 because they did not realize the last number was a decimal. 80 sounds good for a 10yo with 25,000 low miles. I'd definately hurry and go look for signs of good maintenance.

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Sounds like the PO probably lived in it more than drove it. Our 25,000 mile 2004 Winnebago Vectra for less money than yours, had 200 hours on the generator when we bought it last month. We didn't want 'lived-in' regardless of what the old-timers (more knowledgeable in other words~!) on the forum might say.
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I would check the several major websites that list used motorhomes for sale and see what that year, make, model with around that mileage are going for across the country. You can set your search parameters to narrow it down.
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