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Old 02-06-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hello all, brand new to irv2, and looking for some advice. I found what appears to be a good deal on the above noted unit. Its in great shape (not perfect...but pretty darn good), brand new rubber all around, and less than 20,000 miles. v10 Ford, wonderful machine, fits us perfectly. Any thing I should be looking for in particular on this unit? Any history of issues. I do see lots of Bounder's on the roads...never owned one (inlaws did for a period of time...they liked theirs), but as I say, just looking for thoughts. Still a lot of money to shell out...thanks for your time.
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Hello all, brand new to irv2, and looking for some advice. I found what appears to be a good deal on the above noted unit. Its in great shape (not perfect...but pretty darn good), brand new rubber all around, and less than 20,000 miles. v10 Ford, wonderful machine, fits us perfectly. Any thing I should be looking for in particular on this unit? Any history of issues. I do see lots of Bounder's on the roads...never owned one (inlaws did for a period of time...they liked theirs), but as I say, just looking for thoughts. Still a lot of money to shell out...thanks for your time.
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Nice coach. Like you said "Still a lot of money to shell out..."
I would have someone check it out if you don't have enough knowledge. Take it for a good test drive, check all the systems, run the generator under load. Have any problems fixed before you give them your money.
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why new tires?
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why new tires?
Good question are they new by the date code or just look new?
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They were new by date code, I only assumed that the previous owner changed them due to then being 5/6 years old, but I will continue my research accordingly.
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Good that you know to look at the date codes. Some when getting a coach ready to sell will put new tiers on to facilitate the sale. Some want to cover up the uneven wear of the tread.
It is always good to get the sever ice records with a coach.
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Good that you know to look at the date codes. Some when getting a coach ready to sell will put new tiers on to facilitate the sale. Some want to cover up the uneven wear of the tread.
It is always good to get the sever ice records with a coach.
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Thanks Bill...what are "sever ice records", never heard that term before.
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We have a Bounder 38v and really like it. Ours is Diesel. 38 feet is a lot to haul with a gasser so do not expect to fly up the hills. We also had a 36 foot gasser for a few years and it was loud and slow on the mountain roads. I would have to shut off the air conditioning going up some hills for lack of power. But I still enjoyed the coach. You need to be able to fix your own stuff or you will go broke. You could also join a Good Sams or FMCA camping group and get lots of information and help.

Once you get hooked on the RV travel style you will not want to go any other way.
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Thanks Bill...what are "sever ice records", never heard that term before.
You will have to take that up with the spell check gods.

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We have a Bounder 38v and really like it. Ours is Diesel. 38 feet is a lot to haul with a gasser so do not expect to fly up the hills. We also had a 36 foot gasser for a few years and it was loud and slow on the mountain roads. I would have to shut off the air conditioning going up some hills for lack of power. But I still enjoyed the coach. You need to be able to fix your own stuff or you will go broke. You could also join a Good Sams or FMCA camping group and get lots of information and help.

Once you get hooked on the RV travel style you will not want to go any other way.
Thanks for the tips. We have owned trailers, 5th wheels and another Class A for many many years. I hear ya in that you need to be able to fix stuff on your own. I can certainly tackle a few of the items, but not all. Thankfully I have a very knowledgeable and very handy FIL.
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You will have to take that up with the spell check gods.

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haha, yes I guess so. In all honesty, I thought that is what you meant, but then I thought...who knows..maybe there are some mysterious RV records out there I had never heard of before. Thanks for your help Bill.
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