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Old 02-29-2016, 10:45 PM   #1
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Hello from newbie TheJs

Hello everyone, my wife and I planning to finally join the rv family and purchase our first motor home. Wanted to extend a huge thank you to all of you who share your experiences and comments. We have learned a lot just by following the many threads.

We are leaning towards a Tiffin 32SA...but considered a Bounder 33c as well. Any thoughts on pros or cons on each? They spec out real similar and have almost identical floor plans. Appreciate your words of advice.

Looking forward to getting on the road in early spring!

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Old 02-29-2016, 11:33 PM   #2
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Hello J's!

Great to have you with us!

Here's a small suggestion in your quest: go to the Tiffin owners forum, and the Fleetwood owners forum, and ask the advice of the owners of the brand/model you're looking at. The owners will be glad to be of help. Both are very nice rigs!

Wishing you the very best, and safe travels. Let us hear from ya!

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Old 02-29-2016, 11:43 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. A friend has a newer Tiffin and is happy with it but that's the extent of my knowledge on gas MH's. Get the floor plan that works for you in a rig with enough HP to pull whatever you plan to haul/tow. You might add if your looking for new or slightly used and how you plan on using it. Good luck!

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Old 03-01-2016, 02:17 AM   #4
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Welcome to the RV lifestyle. One major consideration before buying any motor home is highway control. By that I mean how it handles in windy conditions and when a semi-truck passes you. As a rule of thumb, the longer the wheel base the better stability and highway control you will have. Make sure the chassis doesn't have a frame extension welded onto it by the RV factory. I would suggest you contact the RV Consumer Group, Quilcene, Washington. They have been rating RV's for consumers for over 40 years. They are non-profit and no ties to the RV makers. If you do your homework you'll buy the best motor home within your budget. I saved a bundle.
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:59 AM   #5
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Both units are very good, but look at both, walk around in both with a open mind. I like my Bounder and have had it for many years with no complaints but I'm sure Tiffin owners can say the same about theirs. Be open minded and you'll find the perfect coach for yourselves. Good luck and happy hunting.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:07 AM   #6
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

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Old 03-01-2016, 09:36 AM   #7
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Glad to have you here with us.

Good luck on your choice.

Happy Trails!!
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:21 AM   #8
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Good luck in your search.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:21 PM   #9
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Thank you all for the warm welcome and immediate advice. We have already gained some significant information that we were able to put to immediate use with helping us make our decision and assist in the discussions with our dealer...confident enough to know what a good deal should look like and know we can walk away and get the deal we want somewhere else if we need to.

Again, thank you and I am sure we will continue to ask advice from all of you!
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Welcome! You'll get sound advice here. I know I have.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:16 AM   #12
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Welcome! IMO floorplan would be the deciding factor. While I am partial to Bounders (see my signature tag) from what I hear Tiffins are good coaches as well. Therefore, find a floorplan that makes you feel comfortable and is practical for your lifestyle and run with it.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:54 AM   #13
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Welcome to IRV2! I am not much help in choosing the right MH for you, but wanted to say hi! Have fun shopping and safe travels.
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