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Old 04-16-2015, 07:58 AM   #1
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Would this be crazy?

We currently own a beautiful outside and inside 2008 Gulfstream 38 foot FRED. We love our coach but my husband would like to upgrade to DP to enhance towing our 20' car trailer.

We have just been apprised of a 2004 Excursion 39L is being traded this week. Supposedly it is in immaculate condition and was religiously brought in for routine maintenance...needed or not. Somewhere in the 40 - 50 k mile range.

Would we be insane to consider trading and regressing back 4 years and ending up with a 10 year old coach? Can someone share where the Excursion falls within the Fleetwood DP lineup? Or any feedback on Fleetwood DP's in general.

Thanks in advance for your advise.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:23 PM   #2
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I think it's th condition of the coach not the age that is important, especially if it has been well maintained. I've seen some 5 yr old MHs that are on their deathbed and I've seen some 20 yr olds that look like showroom condition. That said Fleetwood does make a nice coach.

Big question is...Do you like it??

Good luck with your decision. Happy Trails!!
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:29 PM   #3
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Agree. Condition and maintenance is king. Not so much the age.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:35 AM   #4
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I had a Holiday Rambler gaser 2000 and tradied it in on Fleetwood Revolution 2003 DP and in my case what a deffertance in the ride. I don't have the back end sway that the HR had and the smooth ride is so much nicer. I would suggust takening a test drive on the open road to compair. That wont cost you anything. Good luck and happy trails to ya
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:13 AM   #5
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Would it be crazy?

Well if you define Crazy as "Different from the norm"
And you recall that people of our Generation move, on the average (Another word for NORM) every 7 years.
And your 2008 is not 7 years old.

It is the precise opposite of Crazy.. it is.. Normal.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:22 AM   #6
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Keep the Gulfstream.

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This is my opinion. Take it for a test drive, only then can you make the right decision.
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