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Old 11-24-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Comparison of Fleetwood Bounder vs Winnebago Brave

How would you compare a fleetwood bounder with a Winnebago Brave? Which is built better and where does the bounder fall in their model lineup?
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How would you compare a fleetwood bounder with a Winnebago Brave? Which is built better and where does the bounder fall in their model lineup?
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I have owned them both and they are both very good dependable coaches. I like the interior of the Bounder better, but I like the steel cage in the cockpit of the Winnebago for safety. Fleetwood has to prove itself again, but really think they will meet the challenge.
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Go with a winner. When everything is going well they are both good coaches. When, not if, you have a problem, the techs at Winnebago are tops. I know, I have had both products and do all of my own maintanance, service work and repairs.
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It always looks like the Bounder has a short wheelbase. Tail wagging the dog situation?
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I always thought the Bounder was a little more stylish than the Brave, but I suppose that is a matter of taste. Both are well-proven entry level coaches, with many sold and many happy owners.
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We shopped both Winnebago & Fleetwood in 2006. I preferred the floorplans & interior styling of the Bounder to the Winnebagos. I just like a more traditional style decor Fleetwood had & Winnebago was a more contemporary style. We've been very happy with our Bounder.

As to where it falls in the line up, Bounder has been Fleetwood's mid-level gas coach (& its entry level diesel coach) for a while. Then for 2010, FW introduced a model called "Bounder Classic" that comes in at the bottom of the gas price scale. It's a bare-bones coach designed to appeal to those wanting a Class A that starts under $100,000.

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Both good well proven coaches. Can't go wrong with either one.
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I had a winnebago chieftain in 2001 and it was the top of the line and as I remember the Brave was the entry level. The Bounder which I proudly have now is more of an upper mid range as fleetwood has a few entry level models below the bounder.

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Having owned both Fleetwood and Winnebago motorhomes, I would take the Winnebago over the Fleetwood any day. But that is my opinion.

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