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Old 07-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #15
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Take a look at the FW Excursion 33A or 33D.

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Take a look at a Winnebago 34B Journey or a 34B Meridian. We downsized from a 39' Excursion. There is more storage space than the Excursion and it is a lot easier to get around with.
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I wondered what happened to you folks.
Good to see you're still offering mind bending questions.

If you want the ride, then my opinion is you're going to be in a DP. Since you're familiar with Fleetwood go to their web site and look under the brochures library - Click on the Visit Brochure Archive - and try the '08 Bounder Diesel. It will get ya down to 34' and up to 38' feet, each with the same chassis weights and the 6.7 ISB. You will lose the ISC engine, HP and torque - but have the same Allison 3000MH transmission. After '08 the Bounder changes.
Okay. You're obviously much more versed than we are... What's ISB? ISC?



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I can tell ya now - floor plan is going to be critical coming out of the 40x and you will notice the difference between the ISB and ISC - but I love my Bounder and many do. But like I said check other brands.
Yeah, we're a little worried about the change in floorplan. As you know, the 40x is one of the best. However, because the floorplan is so amazing, we never felt the need to get out of it! First world problem, I know, but we were really so at home, that if we weren't out gallivanting, we were inside. For the most part, in the campgrounds we were in the coach. We're hoping the smaller coach will force us outside to actually do some "camping". You know, the whole campfire and sitting outside deal? Does that sound crazy?

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By now you either have or can easily create your list of nice to have, must have and don't need. It's just a matter of how much your willing to give up and how much your wallet will stretch.

Looking forward to watching you guys do it again and I'm really not surprised the bug bit ya. Full time for a year can prove dangerous - by turning into 2 years and so on. Have fun and enjoy the journey.
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Thanks! Wallet is shrinking, not stretching. What are your thoughts on the Tiffin Breeze? We owned a Tiffin gasser in the past and liked it. How do you think that would compare to our Fleetwood?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #18
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Take a look at a Winnebago 34B Journey or a 34B Meridian. We downsized from a 39' Excursion. There is more storage space than the Excursion and it is a lot easier to get around with.


Nice but out of our price range... Looking in the low 100's
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I believe you current coach has the 360 HP 1050 torque Cummins ISC engine. The '08 Bounder came with the smaller - little engine that could - 325 turbo 750 torque.

As for getting out of the coach and into the outdoors. One foot in front of the other.
I'm currently hunting for a Jeep Wrangler for a toad - and as recall you were toadless. Ha! Or renting a car as needed? I think a Jeep would get ya moving.

Since you had a gasser you know the difference. Maybe you would be happy going back to it. I think if I were in your shoes I could do it but it would be hard. The thing you have to be careful of is the cargo capacity if going full time. So research that aspect of whatever you're looking at. It's been said 1,500 lbs per person for full time. Seems reasonable to me. Personally I like to leave headroom and be underweight rather than at or near capacity.

Keep us informed of your progress.
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Well I'm not going to be much help, you see I found the coach of my dreams, a 08 Excursion 40x down in Texas. Watched diligently for weeks. Planning, saving, dreaming! Then one day it was gone!

Well luckily I found another, this time a Discover 40x 2008 and all was well in who-ville. I love my 40x, I can't imagine being happy in anything else! Best of luck in your shopping and future planning. I truly hoped you would be able to sell it quickly giving me hope in recovering some of my money when the time comes.
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I truly hoped you would be able to sell it quickly giving me hope in recovering some of my money when the time comes.
As far as selling goes...I was told that it would take longer to sell in the Northeast, but will get a higher price than if we were selling in the south or west, where it would sell faster. We shall see...we've had a lot of people calling on it. Just waiting for someone who's ready to pull the trigger! We really do love it, it's just so big! Glad you're enjoying yours!
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Hi guys! glad to hear from ya! After the 40x I think it would be pretty tough to go below a 33' or 34' and feel very comfortable. Here's a sample of the Itasca Meridian 34' mentioned above ... you could probably pick up something like this for $60Kish.

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Good luck! You have my number. Call me if I can help.

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Check Used RVs, Motorhomes for Sale, and Consigned sales - PPL Motor Homes as they go thru MANY motorhomes each month. There are pictures, floorplans and they are good at listing particulars of the coachs.
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