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Old 03-11-2009, 07:41 AM   #1
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Do you have a 2008 PATRIOT THUNDER

I am just about to part with my hard earned cash and buy a new 2008/09 PATRIOT THUNDER, are there any members who own one of these coaches that could give me an honest opinion of the RV. I currently have an 2008 Fleetwood Excursion. I hear opinions form lots of people of which I am grateful but none of them actual own one. I would love to be able ask questions to someone who is or has driven one etc etc

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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I don't or haven't owned one, but I've worked on them and I've also worked on Fleetwood motorhomes. But your comparing apples to oranges. In other words there is no comparison of the two. Fleetwoods, unless you get into the American Eagles, are a lower entry motorhome compared to a Patriot Thunder.

I can tell you this, getting deep down inside of a Patriot Thunder and doing some rewiring (in otherwords the owner wanted an upgraded true sine wave inverter installed) they are extremely well built. Nothing is cheap, all the materials are top notch and Safari did not scrimp anywhere.

On the other hand the Fleetwoods are cheaply built. Again, deep down inside, the metal work is cheaper, lighter weight and the finish is not as good. Much of the metal panels I found were not primered, just painted over bare metal. Fleetwood uses a lot of wood where they should use either metal or fiberglass. This isn't to say Fleetwoods aren't okay but you get what you pay for.
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