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Old 07-24-2014, 06:06 AM   #1
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Ive been shopping for a class A. I have a couple years before I can buy I am still in the research stage.
I really like the bounders. Ever since I was young I wanted a bounder. Why does every single bounder I look at looks like a flower shop exploded inside?

Im wanting a diesel pusher and there are not very many Bounders with Diesel so that is out anyway.

Whats the best? I have a 30 to 35k budget. Having a slide is nice but not completely nessary. there are alot of nice old DPs out there in the 20 k range but i dont know what to look for. I know I want the 6speed Allison trans. Cummins or cat engine makes me no difference. They are both good engines. It seems like the cummins is way more popular.

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:50 AM   #2
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Ha,there is another recent thread on why most if the Rv interiors look like something from grand ma's house . It seems like some of the newer ones are a bit better. If I understand correctly, you are a couple of years away from pulling the trigger. Does the 30-35k estimate your future budget, or current budget? I ask as someone more knowledgable will chime in, and with the way these things depreciate if you thought you had more to contribute down the road,that may help folks target a model that would work for you. Good luck

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Think twice about a diesel pusher unless you can do most of the repair and service yourself!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:15 AM   #4
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Not trying to start a war or insult anyone, but my BIL just bought a 2014 Bounder Classic and the interior looks like a funeral home. The valances, bedspread and drapes are all done in black. Not sure what's worse the funeral home or flower shop interior. BTW, Winnebago has some different interiors too.
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That is my future budget. I have to pay off my Pickup first.

Also I can do all the service myself. At work we have 3 semi trucks right now along with a dozen farm tractors and various other equipment that My brother and I do all the service on. Except for the stuff you have to plug into a computer.

I have been creeping around on ebay. When car shopping in the past I found ebay helpful. Just to see whats all out there, what people are asking, and the hundreds different options there are available.

Ive been leaning towards Winnebago. A neighbor of ours uses our shop to work on his Monaco. I really like that. I have plenty of time and I am finding the hunt its self to be fun.

I just didn't know if there is one certain brand or style to stay away from all together.
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