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stray_bullet

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Hello!

  I was hoping someone with motorhome knowledge might give me a suggestion. I'm a day away from purchasing a new diesel motorhome. Either a fleetwood excursion or a winnebago journey. Does any one have positives or negatives of either brand? Which is better? Better re-sale value?

Respectfully,

Brad
 

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Ron didn't give a lot of detail for his recomemdation, but I notice that the Excursion has the Spartan chassis.  If that is an independent front suspension, I would agree with Ron.  I just moved from a Journey (with a solid front axle) to a Vectra with IFS (both freightliner chassis) and there is a big difference in the driveablilty of the two machines. I liked the Journey and had no problems with it, but the independent front end turns a truck into a car.
 

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Ron didn't give a lot of detail for his recommendation, but I notice that the Excursion has the Spartan chassis.

I have said this before but I repeat it again.  Having driven and owned coaches without IFS and having the Eagle on a Spartan Chassis that has IFS I would not recommend any coach without IFS and if we were ever to get another coach only those with IFS would even be considered.
 

stray_bullet

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Thanks fellows!

  The info finalized my decision. It's going to be Fleetwood Excursion. I should be picking it up Saturday. Get this, i havent camped for 20 years- of which was a pop-up camper. Now, i'm going to a quad slide loaded up home on wheels. Can't wait. Unfortunately my children are all 16-22. I suppose mom and I will still enjoy it though. Thanks to all who had a opinion.

Brad
 

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Congratulations I'm sure you will enjoy the Excursion.  Glad we could help.  Please ask any questions that may come up.
 
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