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Old 05-01-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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I am a new member. Just upgrading from Cougar fifth wheel to Class A with bunks. We are Mom and Pop with four teenagers. Just wondering if anyone could offer advice about a purchase we will hopefully make this weekend. Fleetwood Fiesta 34N has an $80K price. But Winnebago 35J has the king bed and seems like a better product. Next step up is the Tiffin 35QBA but for quite a bit more $$. Thanks in advance for any welcome comments!
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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I am a new member. Just upgrading from Cougar fifth wheel to Class A with bunks. We are Mom and Pop with four teenagers. Just wondering if anyone could offer advice about a purchase we will hopefully make this weekend. Fleetwood Fiesta 34N has an $80K price. But Winnebago 35J has the king bed and seems like a better product. Next step up is the Tiffin 35QBA but for quite a bit more $$. Thanks in advance for any welcome comments!
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2! I sure hope you find that perfect RV for you and the family
I am sure that a few folks will chime in soon. I for one have not owned any of the three you mentioned...but it sure seems like everyone who owns a Tiffin sure love theirs.. I will enjoy reading everyone elses posts.

Good luck with your purchase...no matter which one you go with.

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Old 05-02-2008, 01:16 AM   #4
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loverv, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Have you worked one dealer against another or are all these unts sold by the same dealer? I feel (this is only my opinion) that the brands you have listed get better toward the end of the post. THese are some very difficult times for dealers and manufacturers but I think that a good fair deal can be made. To be hoest I think the Tiffin will hold its value better over time; so if you are going to trake it in in afew years this is anothe.r consideration. Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:46 AM   #5
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Glad to have you join us. As noted by Mike, I think you would do better with a Tiffin, then a Winnebago and last a Fleetwood. I've owned both Fleetwood (Pace Arrow) and Winnebago and the Winnebago won hands down. Never heard anyone complain about a Tiffin.

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Welcome to iRV2.com -- I'll echo the previous two posters and place Fleetwood towards the bottom of the list. We had a bad experience with a 1999 Fleetwood Discovery which we purchased new -- maintenance issues and poor craftsmanship. We were fortunate to say "Good-Bye" to Fleetwood with minimal pain.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #7
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Welcome to irv2
Here is a LINK that will help with some of you questions and the PDI when you finally deside.
Good luck in your hunt and do post often when you find it.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:28 PM   #8
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Love2travel,

Yes, welcome You've come to the right spot for opinions.

We own a Fleetwood Bounder, really enjoy it & it's a great bang for the buck. We have had no major problems with our Bounder, and our dealer has been attentive to the few small problems we did have. IMO, Fleetwood is a good manufacturer. The Fiesta is an entry level unit & would probably do you fine if you were going to trade in a couple years.

That being said, I have to agree with the other posts that Tiffin would be at the top of the list of the 3 you are looking at, although it is quite a bit more money.

The extra room for you two that the king bed in the Winnebago allows, might be something you'd really like.

With all being the same floorplan, it's a matter of what the standard features/options are for the money.

Take you time, look at each one carefully & drive each one (if you can). You'll quickly find what fits your needs. Happy shopping!

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