Opinions on 2001 Fleetwood Jamboree 31W
As can be read on my other threads, we are a family of 4 looking for our first class C. We have owned an A, 5er, and TT. We have been looking at primarly later model rigs (2008+). After considering our planned uses and costs, we are thinking that an older rig, that was well kept, may be our choice.
This rig just came up for sale near me. I happen to know the sellers. It is a 2001 with a 2000 E-450 chassis, 36K miles, one original owner, stored in their own RV garage. Kept in very nice condition. Always maintained. Includes a full awning screen room and TYVEK full cover, and aftermarket 40 gal fresh water storage (not sure how/where this is mounted/located).
AS mentioned, we were considering newer models 2008+, but the cost, for something that will not be used for more than 35 days per year, just kept bothering us.
This model has the large single slide that we like and has the television at center of kitchen so both those seated at dinnette and couch can see it clearly. Other models we have seen had the TV up at the right side of cabover where only one side of the dinnette could see it and it was unviewable from the couch.
We travel with 4-5 (DW, 2 DS, 1 mini schnauzer, and on occassion, my mother). We carry the typical stuff...BBQ, Bikes, fishing gear, and may occasionally tow a 3500# 21' Pontoon boat. We will do one cross country trip (14 days) per year (hopefully Florida (Disney World) this June/July). Other trips will be local 4-5 day trips trips in CA, AZ, NV. We typicall stay at campgrounds and RV parks. Although we won;t rule out the occasional dry camp stay at a deserted beach up in Nor Cal area.
A few questions for those more experienced than me....
1. Is this RV borderline (too old of an RV) to give us at least 10 years of good service/use?
2. How will I know if this model has the problematic spark plugs I have read about?
3. Is the trans in this model a good one or did it have issues? Is it a 4 speed? Model?
4. Thoughts and recommendations on this 2001/2000 Jamboree?
5. What is a fair price for this rig?