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Old 04-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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RV with a Facebook page! Thinking about buying...

My wife and I are looking to spend no more than 130K for a diesel pusher. Came across this Fleetwood on Facebook, which we thought was pretty creative. The wife (and I'll admit, me too) loves the floor plan of the Fleetwood 40X. This is priced low (127K) compared to most other Excursions I've seen for sale, but a little higher than some Discoverys (but lower than some, too). Is the price difference between an Excursion and Discovery worth it? Opinions?


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Old 04-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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As with any internet ads , use caution, " if it's on the internet , it has to be true !" is the biggest lie of the 21st century.
If both you and your DW like the floor plan that's a big + and so this unit may be worth further investigation, but don't put a dollar down until you see the unit in person and drive it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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This should be required reading for everyone looking to SELL an RV.

The RV is staged, well lighted, and they took great pictures.

The facebook idea is cute, but who's looking there for sale ads...however, this is a great link to put in an ad.

I would venture that these owners are pretty smart and therefore took good care of this 5 year old rig, but "it's always better safe than sorry" and "buyer beware". I bought my RV - used from a dealer 4 states away that I would NOT recommend, but with a little work before the purchase, all worked out well.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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Well done. I really like the layout of the coach.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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Why the heck would anyone use facebook? You want to put MY face on the internet? HUH?



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My wife and I are looking to spend no more than 130K for a diesel pusher. Came across this Fleetwood on Facebook, which we thought was pretty creative. The wife (and I'll admit, me too) loves the floor plan of the Fleetwood 40X. This is priced low (127K) compared to most other Excursions I've seen for sale, but a little higher than some Discoverys (but lower than some, too). Is the price difference between an Excursion and Discovery worth it? Opinions?


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The facebook idea is cute, but who's looking there for sale ads...however, this is a great link to put in an ad.
I actually found it on Facebook but I wasn't looking there for an RV for sale. I was on another camping page that I'm a fan of and I saw this coach posting as itself, which sparked my interest. Seems they also have it listed in regular "RV for Sale" sites as well (there's a link on Facebook), but I suppose the extra exposure doesn't hurt.

Back to my main question, though: Is a better trim level worth 5-8K more? Maybe those familiar with the Fleetwood Excursion vs. the Fleetwood Discovery can chime in?
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Seems to me Facebook worked........
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We have the same 40X floor plan, and really enjoy it. We purchased new in 2009 and have had our issues with it, mainly the jacks and small issue with the engine over heating. All was sorted out within the first year and we are liking the coach now. The floor plan really fit our needs and is what sold us on the coach. It drives good, and has plenty of power with the 360 hp Cummins.
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We have the same 40X floor plan, and really enjoy it. We purchased new in 2009 and have had our issues with it, mainly the jacks and small issue with the engine over heating. All was sorted out within the first year and we are liking the coach now. The floor plan really fit our needs and is what sold us on the coach. It drives good, and has plenty of power with the 360 hp Cummins.

Do you have a Discovery or Excursion? Do you know if the difference between the two is worth paying a little more for the Excursion?

And yes, the floor plan is really spectacular. Glad to hear you like it. We're pretty much decided we want a 40X, just trying to find the right one
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I have the Excursion, in 2008 the Fleetwood line listed the Excursion above the Discovery. I looked at both during this time, and the Excursion in 2008 had a few more options. I think that was the last year Fleetwood made this line of Excursion, and moved the Discovery up to its level. There was really not enough differance in the two, it was just that in early 2009, the 2008 Excursion was a good price, and the 2008 Discoverys that were still there did not have the options I was getting on the Excursion. Then the 2009 discovery was a higher price. Hope this helps.
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I have the Excursion, in 2008 the Fleetwood line listed the Excursion above the Discovery. I looked at both during this time, and the Excursion in 2008 had a few more options. I think that was the last year Fleetwood made this line of Excursion, and moved the Discovery up to its level. There was really not enough differance in the two, it was just that in early 2009, the 2008 Excursion was a good price, and the 2008 Discoverys that were still there did not have the options I was getting on the Excursion. Then the 2009 discovery was a higher price. Hope this helps.

Oh, I suppose if I read your signature I would've noticed you had an Excursion. Still getting used to using the forum.

Thanks, that was helpful.
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Not a problem, hope you enjoy which ever MH you purchase.
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