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Old 04-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2004 Bounder 35E. I'll be picking it up on Monday April 16th. The unit has 56,747 miles on it. It's very clean. If anyone can fill me in on anything to look out for, issues, problems, anything that you think I should know. That info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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I just picked up my 2004 Adventurer from a local dealer. I looked through all the maintenance records and recommendations and decided to have my mechanic do all the maintenance that the book requires by 50,000 miles since I just could not determine what maintenance had actually been performed by the previous owner.

Here is what I had done:
Checked brake pads
Checked hoses and belt
Replaced differential oil
Serviced Transmission
Changed fuel filter
Changed engine oil
lubed chassis
Changed air cleaner
Inspected tires for wear and alignment
Had coolant tested

Then I have gone over the whole exterior checking for caulking. I found I need to re-caulk the roof seams on each side of the unit. I have learned a lot from the boards here about how to caulk correctly.

Outside of that I plan on enjoying this RV and working out the rest of the kinks as they present themselves.

Enjoy!
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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I just picked up my 2004 Adventurer from a local dealer. I looked through all the maintenance records and recommendations and decided to have my mechanic do all the maintenance that the book requires by 50,000 miles since I just could not determine what maintenance had actually been performed by the previous owner.

Here is what I had done:
Checked brake pads
Checked hoses and belt
Replaced differential oil
Serviced Transmission
Changed fuel filter
Changed engine oil
lubed chassis
Changed air cleaner
Inspected tires for wear and alignment
Had coolant tested

Then I have gone over the whole exterior checking for caulking. I found I need to re-caulk the roof seams on each side of the unit. I have learned a lot from the boards here about how to caulk correctly.

Outside of that I plan on enjoying this RV and working out the rest of the kinks as they present themselves.

Enjoy!
My dealer will be doing many of the things you listed. Your comment about maintenance records is something I failed to think of. Thanks, I plan on asking for them if they.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:02 AM   #4
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Hello and I'm sure you'll enjoy the site and the many fine people here. Congrats on the Bounder purchase and hope you have many funfilled miles with it. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Welcome and congrats. We have a 35E and love it.

There had been a recall on the refrigerator that you need to confirm that safety addition has been done and the tires are at least 8 years old and no matter how good they look , it is generally agreed that they should be replaced at 6-7 years.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #6
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #7
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Owning the same unit that you have I think you will be pleased. As Cliff mentioned just make sure that the recall work has been done on your Norcold ref [fire danger]Another thing to do is, if or when the work has been done on the ref. take off your outside ref. access cover and you'll see the little black box that is clipped onto your ref. coils, raise it up to a higher coil because they are not waterproof and will stop working if expossed to the slightest bit of water. When it quits the red led will light up and your ref. will not work. You will have long enough wire to raise it up. Mine went after washing the coach. Had to have the recall work done again. Make sure that the workhorse brake recall work has been done as well. Both items are open recall work. Hope you enjoy your 35E and safe travels.
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Hello Kevin! You are already getting the help you asked for so I am just going to welcome you to IRV2. It is a great site with wonderful people who are always ready to help. Further down the page under the Southeast region is the Carolina Campers. Feel free to join our group and meet us at one of our monthy campouts. This month is in Myrtle Beach and next month is in Mt Airy. Safe travels.
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Howdy and welcome, fellow Bounder owner!! Be sure to join us in the Fleetwood Owner's section, and enjoy your RV!
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Thanks to all of you for the kind words and advice. We are planning a trip to my home town, Binghamton, NY next week. A little over 600 miles one way should work the bugs out. Thanks again, Kevin and Phyllis
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Thanks to all of you for the kind words and advice. We are planning a trip to my home town, Binghamton, NY next week. A little over 600 miles one way should work the bugs out. Thanks again, Kevin and Phyllis
That's a nice trip. We went last year to Watertown(I'm from Adams,a few miles south of there) then over to Lake Placid and down 87 to Binghamton and home. It was horrible to see all the flooding. We had to take a couple detours. Other than that it's a beautiful drive. Safe travels.
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