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Old 09-06-2013, 05:03 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Lloyd in S.C. View Post
Thanks everyone! I am very glad I came here, looks like we have some more to investigate. I thought side radiator units were new, not avail in our price range, didn't realize they were around in 2006/7.

We shop some more!

I do want to stay below 40', I have just over 40' clearence in our barn, would like to inside stor the unit.

Thanks again!

Lloyd, side radiator DP's have been around a lot longer than '06/07. Good luck with your search and let us know what you find.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:51 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by smlranger View Post
I would agree that the more you post about the coach, the more I would want to walk away. Missing stuff, mismatched tires, etc. just would lead me to think it had marginal care and was rode hard and put up wet.

There are just too many good used rigs on the market to rush into anything. Also agree that if you drop to 2006, you could get into a Revolution which was made on the same line as the higher end American Coaches (Tradition, Eagle, Heritage) and is a much more fully-featured rig. Plus, a Revolution will be a side-radiator rig which will mean less costly and less labor-intensive repairs along the road. Even simple belt changes, water pump/alternator replacement on rear radiator coaches are a tough job. Not so on side radiator models.

Also agree that most RV dealers will do the absolute mininum pre-sale maintenance. 'Fluids and filters' generally means a simple engine oil/filter change and fuel filter/s and maybe oil/filter on the genset. There is much more to proper maintenance on a DP. I would decrease my offer by another $2K and take any used coach to the shop of my choice and have the chassis thorougly serviced.....
Agree with above. Way to many good clean well priced DP's for sale to be in a hurry to buy this one. Take your time looking, there are better ones out there. Good luck.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Lloyd in S.C. View Post
Greetings! I am a new member!

We have RV's in our blood, wife and I met with our families Rv'ing, and her and I have had RV's now for over 40 years.

We are looking at a RV change, moving from a 5th wheel toy hauler, to a used 2007 Fleetwood Excursion 39L. It has a Cat C7 350 horse, 36,000 miles and appears to be in clean shape. This unit has 2 slides, one 27 footer that really makes for a very open floor plan that we like. We test drove this weekend, it felt very nice, however we are new to motorhomes have no comparison.

Of course of part of this is having to do with our budget. We are in the $100k range with this unit. So the units we are comparing to are in that range. We expect to keep it for years to come (have covered storage) and therefore newer is better. So we prefer a 2007 to a 2005.

I should add, we will tow a enclosed trailer to haul our bikes in. probably 5,000 lb will be max load if I take our collection in our big trailer to a show.

What is everyones thoughts on this purchase? Drive train? Fleetwood?

Thanks for your time and thoughts?

You need to walk away from that unit. There are others out there with many less issues you have discovered. Also it is priced too high.. Good luck...

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