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Old 05-26-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Winni or Fleetwood

Hello all... may not be the place but, I have an opportunity for a Fleetwood Discovery with 4 slides and a 350 Cat and 15,000 miles stored inside vs the Winni Vectra at 25,000 mi but 400HP Cummins, both 40'. I will be towing a race trailer @ close to 10K Lbs. Both are '05 and very well optioned on Freightliner chassis... Thoughts, Comments?
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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Which one has the better floorplan for your purpose? Short of that, I would go for the larger engine, as it will tow a heavier trailer better.
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Are you in a hurry to get to the track? My Cummins 400 ISL gets my race car trailer up the hills real well.

Never been a fan of anything made by Fleetwood.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:38 PM   #4
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Again, your back at what floor plan that fits you the best. Listening to posts who aren't "fans" of this model or that unless they owned an 05' Discovery and an 05' HR which I doubt you'll find here is just junk talk. The difference between the CAT and and the Cummins in HP is relativley small and can't be compared until you compare the weight of the MH plus what their towing. Sounds like the Discovery was well taken care of and that has to be to taken to the plus side of the equation as well. I think you'll do well with either one....good luck!!
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:40 PM   #5
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Floor plan? amenities? Price? Both are fine brands with faithful followers and good reputations.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:42 PM   #6
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Anxious moments to be sure... I think I am leaning to the Vectra (and wife likes the light green-ish) color with the IFS although the Fleetwood was in nice shape... both were really clean. Looking for best resale value as I intend to trade out in about 3 years once I get my feet wet. By then, the '05s will be old news it looks like so not sure where the market will be. I'd have to think that, with the economic bust of '07/08 there would have been a dry period in sales and resale units might be "less" available and therefore holding the '05s out there just a "little" longer... Wishful thinking maybe.

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Old 05-27-2014, 09:39 AM   #7
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Fleetwood and Winne are both good rigs, my suggestion is go with the Cummings, cheaper to work on and, according to my mechanic, will last longer.
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As others have said, both are good coaches. My suggestion is to go with what the wife likes...you'll be happier (& so will she).

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As others have said, both are good coaches. My suggestion is to go with what the wife likes...you'll be happier (& so will she).

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Truer words have not been spoken. If your partner likes one more than the other go with her opinion. You will then use it more if your partner is happy. As far as CAT or Cummins, it's like splitting hairs. In either choice, I would still vote for the larger displacement engine. A 10K trailer is an awful lot of drag. I went from a 3K toad to a 5K toad, and boy do you feel the extra weight. I am not saying it's not doable, but you are gonna be up there. Additionally, Make sure you don't exceed the GVCWR.
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