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Old 03-30-2014, 06:38 PM   #15
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Fleetwood is a good company with great customer service, I have had two FW TT's and two FW MH's my current one is a high end Fleetwood called American Coach. I have had good service from all of them. Don't know about your floorplan or quirks on that model.

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Providence $336k

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Old 03-31-2014, 02:50 AM   #16
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Horizonchase - your picture looks like a C on a Sprinter Chassis. We had a Forest River Solera on Sprinter Chassis - 2012. I added a Hellwig Sway bar to mine to help with the wind hitting the coach. It helped a lot. There isn't as much wind feeling in the Excursion as there was in the Sprinter (not sure why - should be more???) Anyway ... good luck with your decision. It's all good!
Thanks Debbie. On my Winnebago forum they have talked about the sway bar but I really didn't pay too much attention to it. I'll have to rethink it.
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Hi there! I'm brand new here (first post! ) Anyway, I have a question about the towing power of the the 35B Excursion. According to their posted specs, the GVWR is only 4,000lbs less than the GCWR, even though they say it can tow 10,000lbs. So that means; it can't really tow 10,000lbs, right? Or am I reading it wrong? I'm looking to buy my first coach and take my family full time for a year or so (2 adults, a 5 year old, and some pets), and we totally fell in LOVE with this model after test driving and looking for upwards of a year - such a great floor plan and features!! - but I need to it tow at *least* 6,000 (enclosed trailer with car that will also work as a mobile office when car is not inside).... I'm really bummed if this isn't going to work :(

GVWR (lbs)1 26,000 Front GAWR (lbs)2 10,500 Rear GAWR (lbs)2 17,500 GCWR (lbs)3 30,000 Hitch Rating Weight (lbs)4 10,000
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:40 PM   #18
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Dusterella...you've broken the code... work the numbers, the tow rating is the lower of:

1. GCWR minus tow vehicle's actual weight.

2. Hitch capacity.

3. Coach tow rating.

4. Chassis maker's tow rating.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:49 PM   #19
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Hi Horizon,

Did you look at the Winnebago Adventurer 35P? It is a super coach and we love ours. It has a King Size Sleep Number bed and a stack-able washer dryer in it. The full wall slide really opens it up along with a bedroom slide and a dinette slide. There is plenty of storage inside and out. Oh I almost forgot the 4 door refrigerator with ice maker is great too.
If you go to Winnebago, Itasca, Era New - Used Motorhomes for Sale, Iowa RV Dealer - Lichtsinn Motors They have one and you have to click on motor homes and then new and scroll down to adventurer. Dw liked the Vienna Maple cabinets.
Either way good luck on your choice of motor homes.

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Dusterella...you've broken the code... work the numbers, the tow rating is the lower of:

1. GCWR minus tow vehicle's actual weight.

2. Hitch capacity.

3. Coach tow rating.

4. Chassis maker's tow rating.
Yeah I figured, even though the guys assured us it would tow 10k "no problem" - ugh, salesmen! Yeah, maybe it would without any cargo! I guess my follow up on this is...how can one find out the unloaded weight of the exact coach we would be buying, without owning it? With fuel tanks full and minimal water or waste water in the holding tanks...
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Yeah I figured, even though the guys assured us it would tow 10k "no problem" - ugh, salesmen! Yeah, maybe it would without any cargo! I guess my follow up on this is...how can one find out the unloaded weight of the exact coach we would be buying, without owning it? With fuel tanks full and minimal water or waste water in the holding tanks...
Maybe a test drive to a truck stop with scales? However, my recommendation is to go with a coach with a bigger engine if you are towing that much weight. The Excursion may do it - but you probably will not like going up any significant hills. I love our coach, and it has plenty of power for me, but we aren't towing 10,000 lbs either.
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Yeah I figured, even though the guys assured us it would tow 10k "no problem" - ugh, salesmen! Yeah, maybe it would without any cargo! I guess my follow up on this is...how can one find out the unloaded weight of the exact coach we would be buying, without owning it? With fuel tanks full and minimal water or waste water in the holding tanks...
I have recently been able to get this info from Winnebago by providing the VIN of a coach on a dealer lot. Maybe Fleetwood can do the same?
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All that info is usually inside a cabinet door. Ours is inside the bathroom medicine cabinet door. Look around at the dealer and you will find it, take a picture with your cell phone.
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All that info is usually inside a cabinet door. Ours is inside the bathroom medicine cabinet door. Look around at the dealer and you will find it, take a picture with your cell phone.
When we were looking at this MH which is still high on our list DH took a picture of all the info. Will have him post that here later.
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When we were looking at this MH which is still high on our list DH took a picture of all the info. Will have him post that here later.
Oh wow, that would be so great! Thank you all for your help. I just love it so much - we have been looking off and on for over a year and there is just not another floorplan that I have felt, instantly, that I could live in for any long period of time. Love the drop down bed and how the layout of the living and kitchen feel like separate spaces rather than one long corridor.

Also, this is a weird question, but is the fridge stainless steel, or is it that "stainless steel look" so you can still put magnetic things on it??
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Oh, and we'd only be towing about a max of 6k (not the full 10), so I guess I'm just trying to figure out if it's even possible to stay 2k under the GVWR so that the GCWR stays within it's 30k max.
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When we were looking at this MH which is still high on our list DH took a picture of all the info. Will have him post that here later.

Here is the sheet we saw in a 2014 Excursion 35b

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That is so helpful! Thank you very much.
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