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Old 06-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Fleetwood bounder classic vs tiffin allegro

Looking at these two.. Heard horror stories about fleetwood and bad quality. Bounder classic looks good. We were sold on Tiffin until we saw bounder..any suggestions
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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I don't think Fleetwood is any worse - or any better - than the others (and I've owned two of them). You hear horror stories about most every brand - it's one of the drawbacks of the internet and its fast rumor network. But Tiffin is excellent at taking care of their customers, better than Fleetwood. If you are within driving time of the Red Bay, AL, factopry, owning a Tiffin, even a lemon, can be a pleasant experience. If Red Bay is out of reach - well, Tiffin is does not have a strong advantage. They do build an excellent coach, though.

Are you buying new or used?

Most important is to get a floor plan that works for you. Not just looks good - it actually has to work with your life style. Bathroom size and location, drawers in the bedroom for the cloths you like, tv in a comfortable location, etc. Buy the one that works best for you.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Gary, we found a new allegro (gas) in the right configuration. We haven't had much success in used Tiffin allegros. We live in northern Virginia and only Reines Rv has a selection. Apparently tiffin only allows selected dealerships to cover an area ( we were told that by a sales guy that doesn't carry them). My wife ( the one that must be obeyed) really like the tiffin so we will probably go in that direction. We are not going to be full timers as I am still working for another 4 years. She and I are still debating gas or diesel. Thank
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You never here much bad about Tiffin, and a lot of good. Take your time looking and find what you want, be willing to travel and look, 2 of my coaches came from over 700 miles away. There are appraisal services that for a modest fee will do an inspection and send you a detailed report, before you waste valuable time and money going to look. If the owner will not allow an independent party to look at the coach move on to the next one. Have fun the hunt is half the fun. As to gas or diesel, diesel coaches do everything better than a gas coach(power,ride, handling, brakes) Butttt they also cost a whole bunch more $$$$$ to buy, service, and repair. Just know what you are getting into before you jump in.

Oh yeh my 40' 1999 Foretravel U295 is for sale, at a very reasonable price.
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Thanks Gary, we found a new allegro (gas) in the right configuration. We haven't had much success in used Tiffin allegros. We live in northern Virginia and only Reines Rv has a selection. Apparently tiffin only allows selected dealerships to cover an area ( we were told that by a sales guy that doesn't carry them). My wife ( the one that must be obeyed) really like the tiffin so we will probably go in that direction. We are not going to be full timers as I am still working for another 4 years. She and I are still debating gas or diesel. Thank
Sounds like the salesman is feeding you a line of BS about Tiffin only allowing certain dealerships to sell them. Tiffin will cut a dealer out if they get enough complaints about the dealer.

The main reason you don't find too many Tiffins on the used lot is that the owners won't let them go and when they do there is usually somebody waiting. I am on my 2nd Tiffin Allegro Open Road and the only reason I let the first one go was it became too small.

Check out the Tiffin RV Network. They have a classified section along with a forum.

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Good and bad in both I'm on my 2nd Fleetwood with no major repairs just a few little ones, which is normal with any of them. Fleetwood has been good so far, no complains here.
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It's not BS. The right to sell Tiffin products is a franchise, just like the right to sell Chevys, Fords and MacDonald's hamburgers, and other brands of RVs. The manufacturer guarantess the franchisee exclusive selling rights in a geographical area, so in that sense it is limited to certain dealerships. If one dealer has the Tiffin franchise, another dealer cannot open up next door and start selling the same thing.
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