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Old 07-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #15
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #16
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A friend of ours bought a Itasca Sunstar last year new, the first time out the a/c beaker would blow every 20-30 mins. They took it back to dealer I know at least 4 or 5 time last year to have it fixed. I was asking Tom just last week if they had ever got it fixed and he said no. I ask what are you going to do about it, he replied sell the dam thing can't use it like it is and
Itasca can't fix it and now its out of warranty they want to charge me. So I don't see how some of you say Fleetwood has poor customer service. We have had two Fleetwoods with very little problems and the little problems we had Fleetwood took care of.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #17
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This really does seem like a "Ford vs Chevy" thing.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:27 PM   #18
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Well the bounder was priced too high, we are not going to purchase it. Thinking after reading all of your posts that both of them are good, but we are going to look for a winnebago adventurer or an itasca suncruiser. Are these 2 products about the same in quality? Also are they about the same pecking order within their respective product lines? Thanks for all of your help...
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It used to be that the Itasca line was slightly better in quality than the Winnebago line, but nowdays, I think they're both the same.
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If you are purchasing from a dealer make sure you get some kind of warrantee longer then 30 days. I had several issues (leveling solenoids, range propane leak) all were repaired well after the 30 day warrantee. Heck, 6 months after the purchase they sent me four new solenoids for the HWH leveling jacks.
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Lets All agree; There is no manufacture Out there that builds BAD coaches;; That being said, It's all in personal wants, and needs, Just for a minute think of how many people/employees there are involved in the building the coach and all the parts used in building it.We all have bad days. even QUALITY CONTROL. When we buy a coach for say $300,000.00 it has the same chances of having bad parts as a $100,000 coach. Like the old saying Goes; Let he that has NEVER made a Mistake cast the first stone;; All coaches are good' You pay for what you like.. (style or brand)
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Lets All agree; There is no manufacture Out there that builds BAD coaches;; That being said, It's all in personal wants, and needs, Just for a minute think of how many people/employees there are involved in the building the coach and all the parts used in building it.We all have bad days. even QUALITY CONTROL. When we buy a coach for say $300,000.00 it has the same chances of having bad parts as a $100,000 coach. Like the old saying Goes; Let he that has NEVER made a Mistake cast the first stone;; All coaches are good' You pay for what you like.. (style or brand)
Sorry Bachler, I don't agree...Some companies believe in quality above everything else. Those are the companies that preach to their employees day in and day out about how important quality is and how important each customer is. That's the kind of corporation that I want to buy a coach from...not some company that just pulled itself out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is holding itself together on a shoestring.
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I have owned a Fleetwood Bounder,a Winnie Brave,a Winnie Adventurer and a Journey and now I have a Fleetwood Providence .
The Bounder ,Brave and Adventurer were gas the Journey and Providence are diesels. I purchased all of them new all were good reliable rigs except the Journey I must have had a lemon lots of problems. I would not go back to Gas however I suppose it is a personel choice.
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I agree with bachler and you should buy what you like and not stay away from something one person says is trouble. I have owned a itasca,HR and now a fleetwood and the revolution has been far better.
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If I stayed away from what people say is trouble, I would not have a RV at all. I like this forum, there is a ton of useful information and many very nice people. Reading negative reports about jacks, slides, refrigerators, engines etc, is concerning and at times down right scary. However, I tend to believe that you hear more about problems then when all is working fine. I sure hope that is the case or I own a massive piece of expensive junk!
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We looked at a lot of coaches. I Liked the Holiday rambler. The wife liked the Beaver We were very close to purchasing One;; That was years ago. No as I look back HR was at the claws of bankrupcy Several times. as was Beaver . Now Monaco has Saf.Hr. Beav. And several others; Trying to keep them Going; With that being said. None of those manufacturing Plants said Now we build Bad coaches;;; They all built good coaches, vary good coaches;; What we found was there Repair network did not exist; It basicly was take it back to the factory for repair. Before you dissagree please check the facts like we did;; Winnebago, Coachman, Tiffiene, and a host of others use the Sparten or Freightliner Frame. Last time I checked Monaco was Using an In house built Chassis called Something Like Magnem Or roadmaster. Which If my memorie serves Me Was a Chrysler Development Chassic in The 1970s. A little homework ;;; Life is good;
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Hello everyone
Well the bounder was priced too high, we are not going to purchase it. Thinking after reading all of your posts that both of them are good, but we are going to look for a winnebago adventurer or an itasca suncruiser. Are these 2 products about the same in quality? Also are they about the same pecking order within their respective product lines? Thanks for all of your help...
I've been told by many that Itasca and Winnebago are pretty much the same today. As far as good & bad coaches, I do believe that there are some mfgs that are not as good as others - statistically. Obviously you can get a bad coach with any mfg. I'll still go back to the support you get from Winnebago, their online resources, solid roof, etc. Just my opinion!
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