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Old 06-11-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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My wife and I are planning on purchasing a class a motor home and found a floor plan that we really love and it comes in the fleetwood bounder 33e and 35k , are there any bounder problem out there that we should be concern with being we plan on going full time. Seeing the country one state and one month at a time. 2004 - 2008 are the years of the motor home (gas) that we have looked at, any and all will help we need information.
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
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My preference is a diesel pusher, but I love your plan of one state per month!!
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Thanks so muck for the input, I have a friend who give the same advice I guess we need to start to look at those pusher.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:45 PM   #4
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look at the motorhomes for sale on this site..... I have an '08 Tropical, it's a few pages back
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:46 PM   #5
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I had a Gas Bounder. It was great to see it in the rear view mirrors, when I got my Diesel Pusher.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:43 PM   #6
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I had a Gas Bounder. It was great to see it in the rear view mirrors, when I got my Diesel Pusher.
We love our 08 Bounder DP.
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I won't get into the gas vs DP thing. My advise would be to look at the highest quality you can afford. Look for things such as insulation, double pane windows, roof construction. Living in one full time means all weather conditions are going to be thrown at you. Also, will the coach itself hold up to 4 years of constant use? Look at the construction materials used in cabinets, fixtures. What good is a nice floor plan if it's falling down around your ears. The Bounder is very popular but make sure it's the right one for the job. Take care and take your time..... good luck.


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He said from the comfort of his DP.
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It is quite comfy! But it wasn't my first rodeo...had to learn the hard way. Seriously, I do think DP or gas is purely owners choice because both will get the job done.


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AS a former full timer in a 30ft gasser, I am not ashamed to admit that I traded up to a DP. The difference in livability is huge. Aqua hot, air ride, double pain windows, better sound and weather proofing, large storage bays. But then, it IS a long never ending story about gas vs DP. If we try to persuade you to go DP, THEY will be on us for sure. SO...buy what you can afford and love at first sight. It is all about the life style, not what you are driving.
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Thanks to all you for your advice and directions on what to look for its giving me a peace about slowing down and broadening our seach for the right coach for the right application. Without being bias and leaning toward one perticular coach, help please. I'm a very handyman who's been in the trades for most of my life and I don't mind some work but this is supposed to my exit not entrance in to a new line of work, dont get me wrong I love a challenge. Much thanks
Will keep you posted on our progress.
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Hey guys, I know it's been a little while sense my last post but with all of the helpful insight well it got me to looking at a few things and here is the conclusion of that. Diesel yes not to be basis or one sided but at of all of the infor out there and the price range that we are seaching for it makes all the sense in the world to go pusher. I wish I had the finances to purchase the new technology that the gasser have but I don't and to get the power that we need we had to do a complete turn around and take our eye's off of the floor plan and put them in the rear 2004 Discovery 37d let's do it again.
Thanks and hope to see ya out there soon.
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