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Old 11-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #29
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Congrats on the new manor on wheels. I suppose a new expedition with some gold panning and spelunking is in order now.

FREG/P under 45', over 300 hp under 600 lb ft torque.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:35 AM   #30
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Thank you very much. We are looking forward to traveling a great deal. Don't know about the spelunking though. I was never much on tight spaces and get a bit claustrophobic! lol. Gold....that sounds like a winner!
Thanks again for the congrats. Travel safe!

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #31
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Congrats on new coach. this could be the brother to mine. Same model and creature comforts. Enjoy!
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #32
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #33
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Very, very nice. Congratulations and enjoy your travels.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:47 AM   #34
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Good luck... The coach is a beauty, get out and enjoy especially the Grand Kids
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:58 AM   #35
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VERY Nice coach!

And welcome to the forum as well!

What was the deciding factor on going w/the Expedition if I can ask?

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Old 11-24-2013, 05:52 AM   #36
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Expedition Decision

Our decision to buy the Expedition was based on a few things. The first thing is the sleeping capacity of 6. This was a must have. We traveled previously in a 36 foot Cameo 5th wheel. The 5th wheel had things like duel lazy boy love seat, ceiling fan, fireplace, pull out drawers in the tall narrow kitchen area that we will truly miss. The quality of the Cameo was very nice but only slept 4. We wanted something that would handle my two children and grandchildren if we decided to do a family trip. I grew up camping and want to be sure I pass the experiences and love of camping down to the next generations. We also looked at the bunk areas as additional storage when the kids are not with us and liked the additional inside space for stowing items.
Other deciding factors include the full size residential fridge and freezer, true tile floor for easy cleaning, quality and feel of the furniture, and over all quality of the coach inside. It has the full wall slide and one additional kitchen slide. I wanted two slides across from each other to maximize the feel of space inside when parked. I also wanted to minimize slides to minimize the potential for slide problems which the Cameo had and required custom built rails to prevent problems so I guess I am a little paranoid of slide issues.
Another big factor regarding Fleetwood was after doing research on coaches that have the Freightliner chassis and Allison trans, I did not want anything else. I am hoping we have many years and miles of few problems if any with this choice. I was originally looking at Tiffin models. One of the biggest reasons I went with Fleetwood was that the Tiffin here in Virginia did not want to trade both the fifth wheel and truck for the coach. That turned into a positive because after looking at the FWs, we decided we liked the Expedition best even above the Tiffin. We did not move up in the FW bunk house models as the next level up was approximately 50k more in price. I just couldn't find the 50k when comparing the two. This allowed us also to have the number work better for us. I had a lot of equity in the Ford and we were very happy once the deal was done.
Based on what we found in the market, the Expedition more than takes care of our needs and wants.
I am looking forward to getting a Tandem Tow Dolly for the coach. My two dogs (Brittany and Beagle) love to ride in our golf cart.
Hope this little bit of information answers your question. Take care!

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