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Old 07-28-2021, 04:42 PM   #1
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'Family RVing" magazine review new Fleetwood Frontier

Just got the Aug. issue, and was very curious about Fleetwood's new 34' DP.
As I read through the article, about all the wonderful amenities available in this 34' DP, I realized that for a new coach starting at 300,000 dollars it offered nothing that my '06 coach didn't have from the factory! And it came with a 6KW Onan. They touted this as a "groundbreaking" offering. Haven't they ever heard of Western Alpine who offered a 34' DP years ago, with everything the "new" Fleetwood is offering, and more.

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My statement about the gen set was misleading, Our coaches all came with an 8KW Onan, while the new Frontier comes with a 6KW. Not quite sure how they're handling 2 13,500 A/C units plus electric stove with that.
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And you probably have a better built coach, being an 06. My 05 Monaco was a tank, never had any issues with it.
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Old 07-28-2021, 05:36 PM   #3
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Me thinks the new Fleetwood might also be lacking a few ponies compared to our Alpines!
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:09 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Steve and Linda's APEX View Post
Me thinks the new Fleetwood might also be lacking a few ponies compared to our Alpines!
Fleetwood is 340HP - 750Lbs Torque

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350ISC - 350/1050
400ISL - 400/1200

I'd say there would be quite a bit of difference
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Old 07-29-2021, 10:09 AM   #5
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It also comes with the Allison 2500 series transmission.
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:34 PM   #6
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lets face it folks, anytime you have an older RV very possibly with previous owners, you're going to have some miscl. equipment failures. All this said, the Alpines are a superior coach. The more I see and hear about other coaches, used or new, the more proud I am of our Alpines!
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