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Old 08-22-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Wish I Could Make Up My Mind.

We want to buy in the next month or two.
Have it narrowed down to three. Discovery 40X, Pheaton 36GH, or Pheaton 40QBH. I like the 40QBH, the wife likes the 40X, and we both think the 36GH may be better for the smaller National Parks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Have you looked at the Discovery 36J? We love ours and we think it is a perfect size. It's our 4th motorhome and by far our favorite. I may be a little bias
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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We have a similar and same size MH as the Phaeton 36GH. I would not want anything larger for visiting National Parks.
We usually camp near the National Park. and drive our HHR for tours.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that anywhere you can park a 36 ft MH, you can likely park a 40 ft as well.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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This is easy, get what the wife likes. The only cause for concern is if the coach will not:
1. Carry all your stuff and you.
2. Tow what you want to tow.
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Just curious, is there any difference between the service and parts availability for either coach brand? I seem to recall hearing something about the Fleetwood company being unavailable for service?
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Just curious, is there any difference between the service and parts availability for either coach brand? I seem to recall hearing something about the Fleetwood company being unavailable for service?
I don't know where you heard that or exactly what you mean, but it's inaccurate. In our experience, Fleetwood has excellent customer service.
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I don't know where you heard that or exactly what you mean, but it's totally untrue. In our experience, Fleetwood has excellent customer service.
Seriously. I frequently give their # for owners in need of customer service. Try calling them and you'll see that they are there and most helpful . 800-322-8216
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:28 PM   #9
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This is easy, get what the wife likes. The only cause for concern is if the coach will not:
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That will be the most painless way to do it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #10
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I would have a difficult time in purchasing a motor home from Fleetwood given there difficult time they seem to go through and knowing that Tiffin has been a solid run company since they started.
Selecting a MH is more than floor plans and colors.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #11
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Tiffin, have DW choose a floor plan she like there. Go with the 40 foot. Better carrying capacity.
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I would have a difficult time in purchasing a motor home from Fleetwood given there difficult time they seem to go through and knowing that Tiffin has been a solid run company since they started.
Selecting a MH is more than floor plans and colors.
Don't know what that is supposed to mean. FW is not going through a "difficult time." My experience has been that FW is a first class company that backs their product. I took my MH to the factory where they spent two weeks working on it at no charge...long past warranty, and they reimbursed me for 1,500 miles worth of diesel fuel.
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A difficult time?? Fleetwood RV, Monoco, Holiday Rambler are a subsidiary of Allied Speciality Vehicles. A corporation that produces many heavy duty vehicles such as school buses and fire rescue vehicles ( trucks) to name a few of their products. They employ over three thousand plus American workers. Annual revenue exceeds one BILLION dollars! They are not a family run business but have a full management staff with multiple CEO's allowing complete diversification and thus protecting their solvency. How long before Bob passes? He had to come out of retirement to protect his family run business. Just sayin, think about it! My experience with Fleetwood Customer Relations and their well engineered products is and I am sure, will continue to lead the RV industry!
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A difficult time?? Fleetwood RV, Monoco, Holiday Rambler are a subsidiary of Allied Speciality Vehicles. A corporation that produces many heavy duty vehicles such as school buses and fire rescue vehicles ( trucks) to name a few of their products. They employ over three thousand plus American workers. Annual revenue exceeds one BILLION dollars! They are not a family run business but have a full management staff with multiple CEO's allowing complete diversification and thus protecting their solvency. How long before Bob passes? He had to come out of retirement to protect his family run business. Just sayin, think about it! My experience with Fleetwood Customer Relations and their well engineered products is and I am sure, will continue to lead the RV industry!
I have to agree with this well reasoned post.
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