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IowaNomads

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Our First RV
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:29:52 PM »
Our dreams of becoming fulltime RVers is one step closer to being reality. Today we purchased a 34 ft 1995 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome. After looking at several that just didn't meet our needs this one had everything we wanted and more.
Taking the road less traveled usually means a few bumps along the way, but a lot more freedom and happiness.

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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 09:09:56 PM »
Congratulations on the Bounder. I believe that was the first year for a motorhome with basement storage.
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 11:50:20 PM »

Tom, do you mean first year for Bounder for basement storage?

My old neighbors '90 Country Coach had basement storage.

If this old Bounder is not rotted out, it should be a good coach for a first timer and they still look good, IMO

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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 05:04:06 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Just a side note, make sure (if you already haven't) check the manufactures date code on the tires. I'd hate to have you break down on the side of the highway with a blown tire and a lot of damage to the RV. Tires are typically good for 7 to 8 years before they need to be replaced. Even if the tread looks brand new, check the dates. Enjoy and safe travels.
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 05:05:20 AM »
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do you mean first year for Bounder for basement storage?

My recollection is that the Bounder came out shortly after we bought our 1985 Pace Arrow (new), and one of its claims to fame was the first basement storage.
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 06:03:36 AM »
My recollection is that the Bounder came out shortly after we bought our 1985 Pace Arrow (new), and one of its claims to fame was the first basement storage.
He has a 95, not an 85.
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 06:05:58 AM »
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He has a 95, not an 85.

Oops, you're right, I obviously misread that  :-[
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 06:17:08 AM »
Oops, you're right, I obviously misread that  :-[

Time for that second cup of coffee.   ;D ;)
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 06:29:52 AM »
LOL Rene, haven't had a first cup.
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 08:03:23 AM »
The Bounder was the first to offer a "full basement", as opposed to just some compartments tucked here & there underneath. Basically the body was made tall so the interior floor could be raised enough to provide a continuous space for storage underneath.
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 09:46:53 PM »
Congratulations! Looks like a great rig.

Just have to swap out the ram for a Hawkeye and you are good to go!
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IowaNomads

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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 01:17:13 PM »
Congratulations! Looks like a great rig.

Just have to swap out the ram for a Hawkeye and you are good to go!

Thanks, As far as the Hawkeyes go we're in Cyclone country. The Ram Express goes back to the original owner and it was their high school mascot.
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Re: Our First RV
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 07:34:26 PM »
Congratulations!  We too are first time RV'ers and bought a similar rig.  A1992 Damon Challenger with the 454 Chevy frame.  She gets 5.1 mpg pulling our motorcycles on a 6 X 10 trailer, but we don't care!  She runs and drives like new at 115,000 miles.  Bought in September, taking her on our 3rd trip of 4 days next week. Really enjoying it!!!
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