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Old 05-10-2011, 10:02 PM   #15
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Kitchen Counter Space. My wife needs enough counter space to roll out biscuits. Most RV's just don't have it. Our Bounder does. We have a great relationship: she likes to cook, I like to eat!

this has got to be one of the best replies i've read.

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Old 05-12-2011, 12:30 PM   #16
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Floorplan, quality of construction, amenities and power train.

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Old 05-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #17
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Since the 1970's we have owned about 25 motorhomes (we used to buy them, fix up, and sell 6 months later) and now after 17 years without one, we jumped back in. Things have really changed and we had to get re-educated in a hurry. Based on past experinece we wanted a large kitchen, seperate toilet area, good fuel mileage, queen walk around bed, and lots of storrage. To get all of this we needed close to 40 feet and that meant a diesel pusher. We also wanted a better ride than the old motorhomes in the past. We narrowed the chassis down to Freightliner, the motor down to Cummins ISB, and started looking. Using the many internet RV sales sites we looked at used rigs until a pattern appeared and narrowed down our search. Does it matter which brand we bought? probably not but we found all our features in a 2001 Sportscoach and re-did the interior to our liking. Are we happy with the results? So far we are. DACOTAH
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:03 PM   #18
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We choose our current MH after having a TT last year. We loved camping, but didn't like pulling the trailer. We looked around for a late model MH (so we could pay cash) and enjoy the ability to travel anywhere we wanted. We have our first outing this weekend at a local state park to try the systems and see how if flows with everyone.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:37 PM   #19
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28 years old and still the best rig we have ever owned. Hard to beat quality. Great floorplan.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:04 PM   #20
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Manufacturer 1st, floor plan 2nd, the rest is history. You have to be comfortable with what you see, but don't get in a hurry. Go back and look at the unit a couple of times and if possible take others with you and ask them to point out their dislikes, they a lot of times say something you have not even thought of. Our good friends have helped us over the years as I hope we have helped them.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #21
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My wife loved the floorplan and I liked all the mechanical stuff. I also liked the fact that it has basement air so that it is low enough to fit in our garage when we are not on the road.
It is truly our movable vacation home.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #22
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We bought a 1989 Fleetwood bounder as our first RV. It was only 4,800 with only 20,000 miles. We thought we got a great deal until we started replaceing things. Wipers, about 90 dollars for the pair. Electric steps about 450 tires 12,000, and frig 1,400 and we haven't even got to the brakes or changing the hoses and belts.
Geez! And I thought boats were a big expense! LOL, I really like the bounder though and we are into it enough now that we have to finish. I am sure I will enjoy the trips in it. Haven't taken it camping yet. Going to wait until it is all fixed up. We have a 2002 Sierra 31 foot pull behind camper that we take out and have it parked at our property at Keation Beach but can't wait to take the RV out.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:47 AM   #23
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We have had a TT..then when to a Coachmen class a...now we have upgraded to a 2008 damon challenger 376. We have been looking for this coach for quite some time. We fell in love with this floorplan. 2 couches...bunkbeds..dinette and queen bed,and the interior colors are beautiful.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:53 AM   #24
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Why did you choose your current RV?
Had same model before and loved it. This one is longer, body paint, 3 slides and great deal.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:24 AM   #25
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I didn't. DW and the dog did. The class C was getting a little small and she had been eying Vectras for months. We were at an RV show and walked around the corner when I saw it first and just got out the checkbook. When we came back the next day to finalize the deal we brought the dog for her approval. She ran in back, jumped up and claimed the bed. Done deal.

The price was so-so but they gave us a great deal on the trade in. It had more bells an whistles than I could believe or wanted to pay for new.

Oh and we liked the floorplan
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #26
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I bought this 5'er because it was ruggedly built and would not fall apart over the near future. The very few problems I had were addressed by the factory in short order. It is framed in steel all around and is heavy. Strength requires heavy. This is my first and last RV. I am going to full time until it is no longer possible for me to travel due to old age. I am 70 now.

It is large enough to be comfortable (30') and small enough to fit in most old CG's. With 3 -70 gallon tanks and a solar system that really works, it is great for boondocking in remote areas which I do frequently and comfortably. The rear kitchen has adequet counter space and cabinets, much more than side kitchens.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:59 PM   #27
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Decided I wanted a Beaver Coach, but knew I couldn't afford one. Saw this one at a nearby dealer and liked it too much right away. His price was way over my budget so I didn't even talk to him about it. Went back again later in summer and he remembered I had been there and when he asked me what I would pay for it, I told him an amount way lower than whet he was asking but in my budget range and after he got done moaning and complaining about how much he would lose, he said if you want it at that price it is yours. I couldn't believe my ears and didn't take too long before I said ok. I really like the floorplan with the large kitchen and the large salon and kitchen slide. It has been a good coach for me and I have been very happy with it.
Now I am looking to upgrade to a newer model as it will probably be the last one I will buy as I am not getting any younger and I love being out in the coach.

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