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Old 10-27-2015, 08:29 AM   #1
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New to Me 1992 Fleetwood Bounder 35j

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I have been looking at MH for a few years on and off trying to get into one. We have been using a 10ft Popup for 2 years now and we were tired of that Tent on wheels camping.

SO 2 days ago I was looking through CL and found someone selling a 1992 Bounder Diesel pusher with 74k miles on it for $1000. Figuring its a scam as usual i called the number and the guy confirmed it. Got there and we were second in line, and thought we would lose it. First guy said if he couldnt hear it run he did not want to even bother. So we took the chance figuring the diesel generator was worth more than 1000 worst case scenario.

Went and got a couple batteries and came back with some starting fluid. Started right up! Main problem that Im dealing with today is new calipers as they are all frozen from sitting.

All in all it runs perfect, generator runs perfect. Just needs a lot of tlc. But I cant complain for a thousand dollars.


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Old 10-27-2015, 08:47 AM   #2
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Nice! Where was that at when I was looking 7 month's ago?!? I'm such a sucker for older stuff......
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:50 AM   #3
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Nice catch, looks like it will need some work as you mentioned. Good luck with your project.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:34 AM   #4
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Thanks! It does need work but the major things like the driveline are almost 100% after I get the brakes squared away.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
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Very cool. For that price you can put some dollars into a refurb and still have a great deal.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:35 PM   #6
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WOW, awesome score, like you said, the gen set is worth a $1000


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Great score, you have plenty of extra budget room for improvements and fixing it up. Good to hear it seems to have good condition drivetrain and generator.
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Great find! Deal of the decade. I thought I got a deal on my 92 Bounder. NOT
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Wow, what a great find! Looks like it just needs some elbow grease. Keep us updated on what you do to revive it. Have you had a chance to try out the air conditioners, fridge, heater, water system, etc?
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:05 AM   #10
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Great deal. You'll enjoy the Bounder. Have fun updating. Make some memories.
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Thanks for the welcomes and replies!

So far just about everything I have tried works. Both Acs are in working order microwave, fridge both work. Heat works fine on it. Havent had the time to do too much more on it but I plan on doing interior updates and fixes over the winter. New carpet, new headliner, new wallpaper etc.. Then once it starts to warm back up I will start going back through the mechanical bits and pieces. Main thing it needs is lines and hoses from sitting.

Also had to bypass the trans cooler to drive it home as the lines in around the radiator were gone. So i bought some hose and bypassed to get it home.

Realistically I can have it mechanically on the road for under $500 (not including the 600 on calipers and pads i already bought to get it home) and I will probably spend another 500-750 on interior updates for now and another 800-1000 for tires.
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Congratulations on a great find! Sounds like you have the mechanical ability to make this work.
I'll bet you paid more than that for your pop-up.
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How old are the tires?


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