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Old 07-25-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Upgraded from a 5th wheel to a Class A!!

We loved our 2002 Jayco 281RLS 5th wheel and it never gave us any problems. For our 20 year anniversary we upgraded to a 2006 Fleetwood Bounder 38N Diesel pusher. We bought it on a Tuesday and spent the next week in the Sierra Mountains at Camp Edison, Shaver Lake California. We really love the rig!! Our week was fantastic, the trip home was uneventful until we parked the rig. Our rear axle seals were bad, leaked out some gear lube. The rig only has 8500 miles on it, I guess it sat a lot. The dealer fixed the seals for us on their dime. Niels RV in Granada Hills, Ca. rocks!! I plan on asking a lot of questions from fellow forum members and I am sure all of your expertise will come in handy!!

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Congrats. Looks like a great rig!
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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Very nice motorhome! And great dealer that he stepped up and took care of the seals for you.
Enjoy your new "home". Hope you have many safe travel adventures!
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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Good for you!!! I am happy with our 5vr, but have always missed our Class A, because with a class A you can go to the bathroom whenever you need to. Everytime we get stuck in heavy stop-n-go traffic we have full bladders.

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Thumbs up

I think you have a little more room than I have.

Very nice rig. It is great you had no problems on the first trip.
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Congrats on a beautiful rig! A dealer stepping up and doing the right thing, very nice to hear once in awhile.
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We loved our 2002 Jayco 281RLS 5th wheel and it never gave us any problems. For our 20 year anniversary we upgraded to a 2006 Fleetwood Bounder 38N Diesel pusher. We bought it on a Tuesday and spent the next week in the Sierra Mountains at Camp Edison, Shaver Lake California. We really love the rig!! Our week was fantastic, the trip home was uneventful until we parked the rig. Our rear axle seals were bad, leaked out some gear lube. The rig only has 8500 miles on it, I guess it sat a lot. The dealer fixed the seals for us on their dime. Niels RV in Granada Hills, Ca. rocks!! I plan on asking a lot of questions from fellow forum members and I am sure all of your expertise will come in handy!!

We have been thinking of heading up to Shaver Lake towards the end of August. Do you remember the nicer sites. We are 40ft.

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We stay in site #240 every year. This IS NOT a full hook up site. There are full hook up sites available as well as non full hook up, but the non full hook up sites are much more scenic. The sites all have power, and there is water spickets to fill your tank up whenever you want. The nicest site is #119. They call this site "The Penthouse." I am attaching a link to the campground for you to check out. We have been going there since 1990 and love the place. SCE - Welcome to Camp Edison At Shaver Lake
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We stay in site #240 every year. This IS NOT a full hook up site. There are full hook up sites available as well as non full hook up, but the non full hook up sites are much more scenic. The sites all have power, and there is water spickets to fill your tank up whenever you want. The nicest site is #119. They call this site "The Penthouse." I am attaching a link to the campground for you to check out. We have been going there since 1990 and love the place. SCE - Welcome to Camp Edison At Shaver Lake
Thanks for the info. I will visit there site and make a reservation. How bad are the mosquito's in this area?
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looks very nice
the paint colors really snap
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Really nice looking couch, congratulations.
My wife and I plan to pick up our switch (from 5th wheel/1ton) this weekend, a 2006 Gulfstream Friendship G7. I have gotten some excellent advice on this site over the last few weeks as we negotiated with dealership. It has been near 10 years since I had a DP-MH and although a few reservations, I look forward to it. I'm going to miss my '06 Chevy 1-ton but at least I will be towing my '07 Chevy Colorado CC 4x4.
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We were there the week of July 4th. A few mosquitos at night, no big deal. We were in spot #240 for a week, and stayed an extra night in spot #119, just because it was available. Lake front was gorgeous, and never experienced more mosquitos like I thought we would since we were on the lake. I will post a few pics of the lakefront site later this evening.
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Here are a few shots from space #119:

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That is one sweet rig, enjoy it often.
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