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Old 09-17-2013, 04:28 PM   #15
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Frank, I am pretty sure that front engine model would be gas. Even if everything else was "detailed" (makes you wonder what they might be hiding), if it needs new tires, it's already overpriced. If I were buying, I would want to see it BEFORE they "detail" it.

I'd recommend that you either find one for sale by an owner, with service records, or go to a larger reputable dealer, and look at some of their trades. There are some large RV dealers in Florida, that have probably hundreds of preowned models. Lazy Days RV, in Seffner is one of them. There will be others as well.

If you deal with one of their sales people, and tell them what you are looking for, model or floor plans and price range, they can and will give you a heads-up on incoming trades that haven't hit their lot yet.

You are new to this, so do more research, and keep looking. There are a lot of used RV's for sale out there.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #16
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......Even if everything else was "detailed" (makes you wonder what they might be hiding), if it needs new tires, it's already overpriced. If I were buying, I would want to see it BEFORE they "detail" it.
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If you deal with one of their sales people, and tell them what you are looking for, model or floor plans and price range, they can and will give you a heads-up on incoming trades that haven't hit their lot yet.

You are new to this, so do more research, and keep looking. There are a lot of used RV's for sale out there.
AMEN on seeing a unit as is on trade in. !! THis will tell you a lot about the way a vehicle was treated by the last USER. Not How the dealer want to make it look.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #17
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I have a FRED and get a bit frustrated by needless FRED bashing.

I chose it. It is well engineered.

It is not noisy or hot up front as some may assume. The doghouse is well insulated and the air flow over the motor is superb. At cruise you can hear a slight diesel click and turbo hum.

It is mid-entry, which we love.

It needed no handling fixes and gets 10.5 to 12.3 mpg.

It was $70K less when new than the same length DP.

I cannot answer for the Bounder FRED, but I would not cast it off forthwith.

Best wishes to the OP.

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If it's a Workhorse chassis it is a gas 8.1 GM engine. Workhorse did make a rear engine gas UFO chassis for a short while, not many around.

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