Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Fleetwood Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-19-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
vjohnny's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 21
Bounder 35H

Could anyone offer feedback on experiences with their Bounder, specifically the 35H? How do you like the Fleetwood chasis with the Chevy 8.1 Vortec?
vjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-19-2014, 01:28 PM   #2
Community Administrator
 
CLIFFTALL's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 46,089
I don't have much for you. I had the 35E on a Ford. For what that's worth to you , it was a great MH in all respects.
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
CLIFFTALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
SarahW's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In a lawnchair
Posts: 11,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by vjohnny View Post
Could anyone offer feedback on experiences with their Bounder, specifically the 35H? How do you like the Fleetwood chasis with the Chevy 8.1 Vortec?
Just curious why the "thumbs down?" Do you have a 35H with problems? Like Cliff, we have a Ford chassis Bounder, so I don't have any input for you. Sorry.
__________________
.2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C
SarahW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 02:14 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
vjohnny's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 21
My error

I'm sorry folks, Ididn't mean to "thumbs down" the post. I'm a newbie to posting too!
vjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 05:43 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
SarahW's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In a lawnchair
Posts: 11,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by vjohnny View Post
I'm sorry folks, Ididn't mean to "thumbs down" the post. I'm a newbie to posting too!
No problem!! I just wanted to make sure you weren't having a problem that we might be able to help with. Are you considering the purchase of the Bounder?
__________________
.2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C
SarahW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 06:49 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
vjohnny's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 21
RV search

My wife and I have just started our search in earnest for our full time home on wheels . We like the floorplan with a bath and a half and Bounders have that layout. I have been told how important a good chasis is and I haven't heard anything about the Fleetwood/Chevy chasis. Thanks for checking back.
vjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
Community Administrator
 
CLIFFTALL's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 46,089
It's not the FW chassis. It's a Workhorse chassis. It's a great platform. There was a brake recall that needs to be verified but other than that , you'll love it as I love the ford. What model year are you looking at?
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
CLIFFTALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 07:48 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,857
Bounders

We're Bounder Believers. Best bang for the buck IMHO.

If you're interested in a DP check out a 2008 38F. Having had a class C on a Ford chassis and now a 34H on a Freightliner chassis I will promise you that the difference in how it drives is worth every Penny.
Muddypaws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,574
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddypaws
We're Bounder Believers. Best bang for the buck IMHO.

If you're interested in a DP check out a 2008 38F. Having had a class C on a Ford chassis and now a 34H on a Freightliner chassis I will promise you that the difference in how it drives is worth every Penny.
We are rather fond of our '08 38F Bounder DP with 325 Cummins and Freightliner Chassis. Bath and half, plenty of CCC. No scalded dog but hey - no trophies for first top last I looked.

X 2 on bang for buck.
__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 10:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Alan_Hepburn's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: San Jose, Ca, USA
Posts: 2,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by vjohnny View Post
Could anyone offer feedback on experiences with their Bounder, specifically the 35H? How do you like the Fleetwood chasis with the Chevy 8.1 Vortec?
Can't say anything about the 35H because we have the 35E model, on the Workhorse chassis. I'll address the chassis itself:

We bought ours new in 2007 and it now has just over 20K miles on it. In that time we have had the following issues:

1. There is something called a "decel" valve (part of the emissions equipment) that started making noise when the engine was at idle - it was fixed under warranty.

2. There was a recall on the brake system that required new calipers (and sometimes rotors) - that was taken care of by our preferred service shop.

And that is the total of the issues we've had. I change the engine oil and filter once a year, and do a chassis lube at the same time. I changed the transmission filter at 5K miles and haven't touched it since. The air filter needs changing because it's still the original and I think it's time for a new one. According to my records, over the life of the coach (20K miles) we're averaging 7.4 mpg towing a smart car. On level roads running at 58 mph we can get as much as 9.5 mpg (according to the readout on the dash) but it drops when we're climbing hills such as the Grapevine in Southern California.

In summary - I'm perfectly happy with the chassis and would not hesitate buying another one.
__________________
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
2007 Bounder 35E being pushed by a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JKU) Sport
Good Sam Member #566004 * FMCA Member #F431612
Alan_Hepburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bounder



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bounder: Fleetwood Bounder 35K Model Lincolnboy2 Fleetwood Owner's Forum 167 12-12-2015 06:18 AM
Bounder: 1993 Bounder window coverings tika Fleetwood Owner's Forum 2 02-28-2014 08:22 PM
Bounder: 2000 Bounder Cargo Door Centering Plates tnrvers Fleetwood Owner's Forum 3 10-22-2013 02:20 PM
Bounder: 2009 Bounder 35H - Main door handle is malfunctioning WarDog Fleetwood Owner's Forum 3 07-04-2013 10:16 AM
Bounder: 2009 Bounder 35H - Slide motor seems weak. WarDog Fleetwood Owner's Forum 20 07-03-2013 05:18 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.