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Old 10-01-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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anyone out there own a Georgetown 359, it is one of the units we have narrowed down to. I am able to buy it at 30% off sticker and even order a new 2008. Looked Bounder and the Winnebago Voyage, a few dollars more and a few extras, but is it worth it. We are moving from a 5er to Class A. will not be fulltiming.
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anyone out there own a Georgetown 359, it is one of the units we have narrowed down to. I am able to buy it at 30% off sticker and even order a new 2008. Looked Bounder and the Winnebago Voyage, a few dollars more and a few extras, but is it worth it. We are moving from a 5er to Class A. will not be fulltiming.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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My ONLY suggestion would be make certain it is a DIESEL PUSHER. Better performance, mileage,, and longevity.
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all they make are gassers
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Welcome to the irv2 site. You will find lots of good information and great people.

Looked at Forest River's web site out of curiosity. Can't find any information about the chassis they use on the Georgetown 359. Also, you should make sure that it can accomodate all the stuff (CCC) you want to carry, plus the tow capacity. My MH can carry 2100 lbs plus a 5000 lb tow. You WILL want to have a toad sooner or later. The V10 I have can provide adequate power for my 30 footer. There are times I have to pull over to the slow lane behind the trucks. IMHO, I am not sure a gasser is a good idea with a 36' MH.

Anyone else have a 36' gasser with toad?

Good luck with your purchase!
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:53 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BigRedLancer:
Anyone else have a 36' gasser with toad? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
We have a 37' gasser with a toad. Our Allegro Bay, which has 2 slides, is on a Workhorse W24 chassis and has a GVWR of 24,000 lb. and over 2300 lb. CCC. We did gasp a bit crossing the Rockies; but the 8.1 liter engine is sufficient for most hill climbing, even with our higher loaded weight and a toad that weighs almost 4,000 lb.

Forest River does make diesel pushers, but the Georgetown line is strictly gas. The 359 is on a 22,000 chassis, and with 3 slides, the CCC is probably below 2,000 lb. However, this is probably plenty for weekend and vacation use.

Diesel pushers are nice; but unless you have plenty of money to spend, it would be hard to justify the extra expense for weekends.

Majfrizz, you may want to check rvreviews.com to see if there are any reviews of Georgetown motorhomes. They may not have the exact model you are looking at, but the reviews may give you a feel for what kind of experience others are having with Forest River as a manufacturer.
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We have a 2006 Georgetown 350. This is our first motorhome.

Had a few problems but after joining this group I realise that its par for the course.

To be completely honest, if I could go back in time I would have bought a popular brand such as winnabego.

Also consider the service centre when buying because you will be stuck with them.

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