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Old 01-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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opinions on Gulf Stream Endura Max?

Hubby & I are looking at an Enduramax Class C toyhauler. This will be our first RV ever. We have BIG dogs (newfs) so we are only looking at Class C toy haulers.
We really would prefer a "super c" but hard to find & hard on the budget.
Trying to find opinions on this particular rig - the one we are looking at is an 05. Anything we should be aware of? Specific questions to ask at the dealership? Would appreciate any guidance...
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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Aloha!

These rigs are really "Super C" motorhomes. They are great, powerful, and expensive...but sadly they never made a Toyhauler. I just don't understand why...I would think it would be a great set-up.

What Class C Toyhauler are you looking at? They are too rare for me to have considered one.

We have St. Bernards and work with a Saint Rescue, so we know exactly what you are dealing with...so if I may, I will suggest you think about a Class A Toyhauler - in the Newmar 3920 or Damon Outlaw 3611, 3808, and the new 37LS and coming later in 2013 the 37MD.

These have THE BEST set-up for BIG DOGS with the open floorplan and separate garage for the pups and all their stuff. After you unload the garage, the garage surfaces are really puppy-proof for the hours between walks, shows, playtime and being with their people in the front.
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And this thread: Class "A" Toyhaulers

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Best of luck and safe travels
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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A general rule of thumb I heard a long time ago. Gulfstream towables are ok. Gulfstream motorized not ok. Take a look at the random wires. Looks like my wiring.

Also they do not seem to be put together that well.

Love the that chassis though.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #4
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I toured the Gulfstream towables plant and it was a disaster. I don't know how they get one good rig out the door. I was amazed they ever allowed any one to tour the plant.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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A general rule of thumb I heard a long time ago. Gulfstream towables are ok. Gulfstream motorized not ok. Take a look at the random wires. Looks like my wiring.

Also they do not seem to be put together that well.

Love the that chassis though.

The wire statement explains a LOT with the way wires have been run through my rig.
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Took a look at it yesterday - it is a Super C - gas not diesel. Looks like it may have been stored outside all year - hard to tell. Dealer knew very little about it's history...
One question about buying from a dealer. I asked if they had gone over the rig. They said VERY basic - like making sure no LP leaks etc... All are pretty much As Is. But for $995 - their mechanics will go over everything and if something needs repair -then they take care of it.
Is this a normal practice for a dealer?
This is our first motorhome so want to avoid any mistakes "newbies" may make
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don't believe them for a second! Unless you watch them do the work. They will tell you anything you want to hear to make a sale plus add-ons = more money for them. Check out the rig yourself a little sweat up front and a lot less later. Download a used rv checklist and stick to it stringently... if it may look wrong chances are it is. I walked away from another rv before I settled on the one I have simply because the wall paper in one of the closet was different than the rest of the motorhome (indication of a once leaky roof (repair/ patch). Walked away from another due to no maintenance records did I do wrong? So this one that I have now had a trip log, maintenance records, he even dated the filters w/ date & mileage when they were changed so I got a real warm fuzzy feeling that it might be a good choice... kind of like putting on a favorite hoodie or sweater that you've had forever
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Very astute advice Kodiak. Trust only your own instincts and maybe a qualified friend to help you. There are more RV's than sand on the beach, so don't make a bad mistake.
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