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Old 08-01-2019, 06:53 PM   #1
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Bounder Year 3

Our 2016 Bounder 33C is into its 4th year, and I thought it might be useful to provide updated feedback.

1. Mileage is approaching 20K. MPG is still at 7.0. Sometimes higher, sometimes lower.
2. Oil changes every 5-10K with Mobile 1. No oil loss between changes.
3. Suspension is about as good as one can get with an F53. After fixing the rear sway and adding a bunch of Roadmaster gear, it is fairly well behaved in all but a very strong cross wind. Might have something to do with its shape.
4. Fleetwood Warranty work consisted of front shade replacement, LED light replacement and Vacuuflush access panel repair (Stripped Screws).
5. Extended Warranty repair was replacement of Rear AC/Heat Pump.
6. Add ones include:
CB Radio
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Scanguage II
Garmin 760RV GPS
Cup Holders
Manga Shade
Ubiquity Network System
Residential Fridge Latches
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WEBoost for WiFi Hotspot
Amazon Echo Show 5
IR Extenders for cabinet mounted AV gear
Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer along with Front Rear sway bars.
RV SnapPads for levelers.
Lots of Dynamat to reduce noises
Water Pump Accumulator
Storage Ottomans to use with Couch and Captains Chairs
Windows Awnings
Blue ray player for bedroom
Marriott Pillow Topper for bed
Water Softener
Dash Camera
ViAir 450 RV compressor

We drive the heck out of this thing, mainly to visit family and friends. We go for up to 7 weeks at a time. It is so nice having our home away from home with us. It is far from perfect, but just about has all the bugs worked out.
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What is a water pump accumulator and also where did you put dynamat?
I have a 2018 south wind 36p
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:41 AM   #3
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What is a water pump accumulator and also where did you put dynamat?
I have a 2018 south wind 36p
Accumulator is a small tank with air bladder. Keeps pressure side charged up to reduce pulsing, and also will not cycle Pump for small demands.

Dynamat in vacuflush enclosure, behind/under cabinets in bedroom above generator. Also added to inside of doghouse cover.
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Pretty much same experience and upgrades here. I have a '16 35K and just crossed 20k miles. I use the Mobil 1 Annual. I keep a spreadsheet of gas mileage and update it every time I fill up. Also track gen usage and subtract about .5 gals per hour of usage so pretty confident of my MPG numbers. I also tow a Ford Focus. I get 6.1 MPG. Been cross country a few times. Includes all sorts flat terrain and very mountainous including 30 MPH head winds (this seems to be the biggest negative to MPG). This also agrees with my Torque Pro monitor numbers.
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Thank you for this post, it was just what I was looking for. I am looking at buying a 2016 Bounder33C. Was the handling poor and did you have to do many mods to correct it?
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Thank you for this post, it was just what I was looking for. I am looking at buying a 2016 Bounder33C. Was the handling poor and did you have to do many mods to correct it?
We had the owner at steersafe.com install his product on our 2016 35K and it made a big difference in the handling. He even installed it for free if you go to his shop.
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