Originally Posted by 88keys
I'm scanning for used up to new Fleetwood Excursions from 2013 on up to 2018 and cannot find any docs/comments/reviews regarding "improvements" (or what they think they've improved) or even "changes" year over year....cosmetic changes aside. Any links ?
Me too! So I did a crap load of research for the last 4 months on this exact subject. I bought a 2014 excursion 35B about 30 days ago. 9k miles. I'm still looking though, I think I want an expedition because they have 2 bathrooms and 3 slides. For example a 2015 expedition 38k
The excursions only have 2 slides. Which is fine. But I'd prefer 3. The excursion I got is a 2014 and there are some upgrades over the 2013 model. The 2013 excursions had 2 slides, but they were on opposite sides of the coach. That's a bad design if you ask me. Having them on both sides makes it easier to camp in tighter sites. You don't need a huge bubble on each side. Essentially, you can hug up close on the non-slide side and then have the room on the other side for both the slides to come out. So on my 2014 they put both the slides on the same side. Also in 2013 they didn't put an air chuck in the front left compartment. On my 2014 they added an air chuck from the compressor so whenever the engine is running, you have air there. So I have a hose in there and can use air tools, tire gauge/pump, etc. Very handy. Then in 2015 they added the outside TV and frameless windows. I don't care about an outside TV because one of my cargo holds comes with the connections for it, so all I'd have to do is get a $150 LED tv from Best Buy and I'm good to go. And the frameless windows are a downgrade if you ask me. They definitely look cooler but they are more prone to leaking behind the glass and they don't slide open left to right. So you can't really pass things from inside to outside very well.
Then in 2016 or 17 they changed the name to pace arrow. I believe they did this right around the time the REV group bought fleetwood. But no new features that I know of. The pace arrow 36U is cool and a great price point, and it has 2 bathrooms. But still only 2 slides. They discontinued the expedition name as well and changed that to "Discovery" . Both names (pace arrow & discovery) were both names they used previously and now they have brought them back.
So I'd like an expedition 38k or a discovery 38k. But the excursion 35B I have definitely works for now. The black interior is awesome. They discontinued that black interior color option in 2015. The "B" stands for the floor plan design. It has a 'bar top and bar stools' so I'm assuming that's what the B means. Any other questions please ask. I'm researching for hours every day still to narrow down what I want next. Fleetwood seems to be a good product. This is my first RV.