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Old 09-21-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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I am looking at a american tradition 2001
26,000 mi. first rv price is right, my mind is
numb from research. any opinons
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:37 PM   #2
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I am looking at a american tradition 2001
26,000 mi. first rv price is right, my mind is
numb from research. any opinons
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Old 09-21-2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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Randy, first let me welcome you to iRV2. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. We hope you will be an active participant on the forum. The American Traditions are a pretty well built unit. It is the lower of the American series of Fleetwood but certainly near the top of Fleetwood's line. Good luck in your decision and enjoy!
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:58 AM   #4
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Wizard, Thanks for responding.I was looking
at a American dream that was parked next to the Tradition.It was hard to tell the difference
except the price and maybe the engine size.
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:03 AM   #5
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Randy, don't get into a big rush; continue to do your homework/research. Not trying to sway you but some have rushed into a decision only to wish they had waited and found the next one. If we can help with a specific coach let us know.
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If you can find an honest Fleetwood salesman....and there are some of them out there, they'll tell you that the American line was a bunch of glitz and glammor that was overpriced. If you look around you'll see alot of them for sale. People pay big dollars for them and found out they got very little coach. We did alot of investigating and found that Country Coach (pricey) and Monaco are pretty good products. We eventually bought a Monaco Diplomat because we liked the features and floorplan, but Winnebago gives you alot of bang for your buck with some really good features and useable equipment. They make the Winnebago line and Itasca line. They're the same coach, just a few upgrades.

Most importantly, if shop new, you can take 26% off of the sticker price and be within a few thousand dollars of what a dealer will sell for (new coaches only).
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:02 PM   #7
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As RV Wizard said, don't rush. If you have found the right coach for you, by all means go for it.
Also remember that any time you ask a question like this, you'll get a variety of answers, pro and con, from those that actually have experiance with what you're looking at, and those that only have opinions. As with anything else on the internet, take most of them lightly - people tend to tout what they own, and that's just a natural thing, I guess.
Do your homework, and take your time to go over whatever it is that you're considering, whatever the brand. If you do enough research, you'll quickly find that everyone has opinions about every brand, and that every brand has been denegrated by someone at one time or another.
Your eyes can tell you what you need to know.
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Old 09-28-2005, 05:29 PM   #8
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Steve,

Very well thought out and written.

I agree that one must make their own decisions. Just like cars, trucks, and vehicles of any type, what fits one's needs, does not fit another's. Also, we have all heard of good and bad of any coach brand, if you haven't, just hang around awhile.

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