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Old 01-13-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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opinions Gulf Stream Endura Max Class C

Hubby & I are looking at an Enduramax Class C toyhauler. This will be our first RV ever. We have BIG dogs (newfs) so we are only looking at Class C toy haulers.
We really would prefer a "super c" but hard to find & hard on the budget.
Trying to find opinions on this particular rig - the one we are looking at is an 05. Anything we should be aware of? Specific questions to ask at the dealership? Would appreciate any guidance...
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Aloha,
See my reply on your other post:
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I replied to you on another forum. So not much to add. But more manufactures than Gulf Stream made these toy haulers on the Kodiak Chassis. Check out Jayco and Four Winds.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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I just purchased a super C toyhauler by Gulf Stream this past December. It is the Enduramax Gladiator model, 36' long, two slides, dual air, 6kw generator, along with all the other amenities. The garage area is large enough to carry two motorcycles or for sure, two large dogs. This is a 2008 model with only 4400 miles on it when I purchased it. The lift in the back is rated at 1600 lbs. There are many mechanical things on this rig that can cause trouble and $. It has been my experience with TT, 5W, or MHs that you just need to expect things to not work exactly like you wish they would. It does not seem to make any difference whether it is new or use. They all break at some time or another. If you can live with this, then welcome to the club. I suggest you purchase your first rig from a RV dealer rather than from an individual. The dealer will go over all the systems and demonstrate how to use them. If something does not work, then it can be fixed at that time. Most will give a short term warranty with the purchase or you may be able to purchase a warranty. Ask that question. By all means, take the unit for a test drive. You can learn alot about how the unit rides, handles, the sounds it makes going down the road, etc. If it is used, look for the obvious such as leaks, rust, condition of tires. Climb on the roof to look at the general condition. Some units could have damage that you may not see until after you purchaed it.
So far, my unit has given me little trouble. I fixed the minor problems without calling an RV tech. A super C is heavy and is hard on fuel economy. Of course, this depends on how you drive and what you are pulling. I pull a Jeep Wrangler and get between 8 to 10 miles per gallon at 65 mph. I think the engine is still tight and the milage will improve with time. I hope this helps a little. Ask if you have more questions. This rig is new to me, so I'm still learning.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the info. This one is not the SUper C model - although I wish it were. I would say it's more similar to the Fun Mover models that were out about the same time. I will look into all you suggested - we hope to go look at it this wknd.

The other rig we have been dreaming of is the Weekend Warrior Road Warrior 3400 RWT - the toyhauler motor home. It IS a Super C and seems to be a lot beefier. There are SOO few available- most I find are on the west coast and we are in Ohio - and of course they are more expensive....
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