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Old 04-12-2016, 09:43 AM   #1
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New fulltimers - 2016 Bounder 33C

Picked up our new 2016 Bounder 33C last Saturday, just getting around to doing this post. This is our first RV and we are ditching the S&B home to fulltime on the road. I will admit, the Wynn's really influenced us with our choosing this MH, but it is a great layout and we couldn't find anything we liked. Traded in a 2014 F150 KingRanch (very much hard to let go) and got a decent deal. I did opt for an XtraRide warranty.

I drove it home last saturday evening, where the north east had a weird winter weather pattern come through. First time driving something this large, and it was in 20-25mph crosswinds. Was a tad sore after the 3 hour drive.

The next day, I flooded it! See thread here for all the gory details.

I plan on installing a saf-t-plus 41-180 steering stabilizer, finishing up the compost toilet install and WiFi ranger in the next week or so.

Biggest project will be a 1-1.5kW Solar install, hoping to use lithium batteries.


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Old 04-12-2016, 12:04 PM   #2
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Interesting story about the water, good luck on that one. I am curious why you want to get rid of the regular toilet so quickly and not use what you have for a while and see how things work on it since this is your first RV. Enjoy the coach and the adventures ahead of you, looks like the dog is ready to travel.

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Old 04-12-2016, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! We decided to go with composting from the start as we have no interest dealing with blackwater tank pumping and what not. I have seen/done it with my parent's 5th wheel and we knew once we heard about the composting toilet that it was the way to go for us.

The toilet will be saved for reinstallation if and when we sell it, and I disconnected the vacuum pump above the propane tank so it doesn't turn on by chance. I also plugged the vacuum line and capped the freshwater supply.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your new Bounder. Sorry to hear the story about the water it was interesting. At least it was clean water.
Turn on the furnace to get the inside very warm, use fans. Dehumidifier is a good suggestion.

Good luck and Happy Trails!!
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Very nice coach. and it seems your Buddy has already decided your not leaving him behind. The very best travels, enjoy.
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We love our 33C so far. A few minor problems, most of which I have fixed myself. Front shade is not functioning, so that one will have to be a warranty visit.
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Congratulations! The Wynns influenced us a little too. We loved this coach but didnt have a Fleetwood dealer near us. We ended up getting a Tiffin with the similar floor plan. Enjoy it, I know we've enjoyed our adventures already!

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