fleetwood expedition 38b question
I am new here, so hello! I am strongly considering purchasing a 2011 expedition 38b. This will be my first RV purchase. My wife and I really like the floorplan, and the 2 kiddos LOVE the bunk beds. I know this might not be the best coach out there, but it sure does hit all of our checkboxes.
I have read here that there are problems with the full wall slide on the discovery and I am wondering if anyone knows if the expedition has similar problems. I don't think it would be that much shorter on the expedition. I also read that fleetwood acknowledged this and is working on it, but I don't know if that means the 2011s are safe/fixed. Speaking of safety, my top, top priority is ride. I will be driving 90 percent of the time and I've had really bad experiences with class c's and wind or trucks passing me. My last 3,000 mile trip gave me a really good forearm workout constantly gripping the wheel. I am a member of rv consumer group and I know that there are strong opinions on both sides of the issue with them, but anyway, they rated the 38b an 81. That isn't bad, but it still falls in their "tends to wander" category. Can anyone speak to this from personal experience? I'd hate to spend 200k on a coach and not enjoy driving it!
I will definitely be test driving the coach in the next week, but I live in southern california and the weather here is quite good. I don't think I will be able to test it in any type wind, but I might be able to experience traffic a bit. I really have to rely on some of you with experince to hopefully help me on this.
We have also looked at the discovery 40g which has an almost identical floorplan. We could afford to get a 2010 40g, but again, my concern is that full wall slide issue.
Lastly, and I know this is a long post, but I LOVE rv-ing and really want to do my best to get this purchase right. The bunk beds aren't a must. I would love to have a bunk bed option for the kids. I love the idea of them having their own space, but if this coach is going to wander, I would trade a non-bunk safer model.
I am open to buying a used coach, but my wife will absolutely NEVER let me live it down if any strange smells appear such as pet odor, smoke, old, etc. She is neat to a fault.
Thank you in advance for your help!