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Old 05-09-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Bounder vs Expedition

What is the difference between a Fleetwood Bounder 38V and Expedition 38V, am I missing something reading the specs
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What is the difference between a Fleetwood Bounder 38V and Expedition 38V, am I missing something reading the specs
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If you're talking about the older coaches, the Bounder was the entry level diesel pusher in the Fleetwood lineup. The Expedition was a step up and in many cases seen as a twin to the Discovery.. They shared the same frame, front and end caps, and basic layout, but in general the appliances were of higher quallity, some of the decor was "supposedly better quality. There were more upgrade options for the Expedition. The MSRP for the same year, model, etc was ~$20000 more for the Expedition.
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I should have added, the original owner of our coach paid $176000 for it . A comparable Bounder of the same year and model carried an MSRP of $159,000.
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In 2007-2008 the Bounder Diesel and Expedition were exactly the same coach, but I think in 2009 the Bounder Diesel went on a lighter chassis and a Allison 2500 transmission. so it appears it may depend on the years you are talking about.
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I think what you said is true. As i understand it, the original Expeditions were supposed to provide a slightly less expensive alternative to the Discoverys. The Bunders back then were the entry level diesels in the line up. Of course, today there is a huge difference in the brands as the Expeditions and the new Bounder diesels.
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Agreed on identical - at least for my '08 Bounder and the '08 Expedition. Identical Chassis Spec.
Both have FL XC
Cummins ISBXT 6.7L
750 ft-lb @2400
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Weights and Capacities are identical as well.

Fit and Finish - The brochures show different paint schemes and fabric choices with no discernible difference in quality (looks identical).

The '09 was the departure - as stated above - Bounder chassis changed and tranny moved to 2500.

Come forward to today - and the Bounder Diesel is a 240 HP FRED (not that there's anything wrong with that), there are 2 Floor Plans (not 6). Max length has dropped from 38'4" to 37'7".

I want to be clear so not to be misunderstood. There is nothing wrong with the new Bounder Classic Diesel whatsoever. It is a great coach - great value for the money as Bounders have always been.

However - now the Excursion has been introduced between the Bounder and the Expedition - and it too is a FRED but at 300 HP. All I'm saying is that to get near the '08 the 325 Turbo DP Bounder today from a chassis perspective you get upscaled to the Expedition. You pick up some nice features and a lot more coach along the way. Just saying that between 2008 and 2013 - the Bounder and the Expedition have seen a lot changes. For me at least - and I am surely biased - the Bounder peaked in '08.
YMMV and just - as always - IMHO.
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If you're talking about the older coaches, the Bounder was the entry level diesel pusher in the Fleetwood lineup. The Expedition was a step up and in many cases seen as a twin to the Discovery.. They shared the same frame, front and end caps, and basic layout, but in general the appliances were of higher quallity, some of the decor was "supposedly better quality. There were more upgrade options for the Expedition. The MSRP for the same year, model, etc was ~$20000 more for the Expedition.
Hi, Guys! I just googled, "Differences between Fleetwood Bounder & Fleetwood Expedition" & this post of your popped right up!

What I'm REALLY looking for, is the price of our 2007 Fleetwood Expedition 38V (just bought!), when new. Basically, just curious; I have looked EVERYWHERE (TRIED to call + email Fleetwood, too!), to no avail...

ANY ideas on how/where/if I can find this? THANKS MUCH! Erinn
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Hi, Guys! I just googled, "Differences between Fleetwood Bounder & Fleetwood Expedition" & this post of your popped right up!

What I'm REALLY looking for, is the price of our 2007 Fleetwood Expedition 38V (just bought!), when new. Basically, just curious; I have looked EVERYWHERE (TRIED to call + email Fleetwood, too!), to no avail...

ANY ideas on how/where/if I can find this? THANKS MUCH! Erinn
Could be purchased for 125000 but they msrp 160000-180000. I bought one.
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