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RE: Old Vs New Rig

I appreciate the replies And insight from everyone. We’re going to keep the Bounder and give it some TLC.
familyguy819 03/30/21 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old Vs New Rig

Seeing your local where is you your camping and riding? We alternate between Glamis, Pole Line Road, North Marina Dive and Octillio. Also I vote for keeping what you have. It's paid off, in a known condition and one could argue older is simpler and more reliable. The known condition item is a huge factor. Buying a used coach can be a real roll of the dice depending on who owned it prior. Thanks for the reply.
familyguy819 03/27/21 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old Vs New Rig

If you feel that you 99 coach is in good repair, then go for the face lift. Don't worry about the transmission heat. Ford did a good job of cooling, and heating when necessary, the transmission fluid. The Banks Power Pack is a good investment. You'll like the results. With you towing at the max, you may want to look at the rear frame extensions. Some of them are scary and could use some added metal and weld. My graphics were old and tired. I elected to replace the old graphics with paint. Taping before the paint was long and tiring. Richard Thanks For the reply. Along the lines of what I’ve been thinking as well. It’s been a great coach. Sure is nice not having a payment. I’ve been looking into paint or new graphics, not sure which way I would go.
familyguy819 03/27/21 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old Vs New Rig

Yes 5000 was road ready.
familyguy819 03/22/21 09:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old Vs New Rig

5 quads, it weighs in loaded at 5000. Towing capacity is 5000 as well.
familyguy819 03/20/21 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
Old Vs New Rig

Hello, I wanted to get some opinions on whether we keep the rig we have, give it some TLC or spend some money on something newer. What we have: 1999 32’ Fleetwood Bounder, 6.8L V10, F53 Chassis What we are looking to do: Pulling a 20’ enclosed with quads (5-6x a year),local camping and 2-3 long distance (3000) mile road trips per year. It’s the gen 1 V10 so its a bit on the underpowered side. So far no real issues engine or transmission wise that has ever left us stranded. My question to the forum is as follows: Is it worth it to keep our payed off rig, put a few dollars into it cosmetically(graphics and carpet) and mechanically, ( Banks kit,deep transmission pan with cooling fins, and a good round of preventative maintenance). Or spend the money on a newer rig with low miles and enjoy the reliability and added power. I understand this will ultimately come down to me, mainly wanted to get an idea of how reliable the F53/V10 will be for how much longer or should I save myself the headache and spend the cash. Thanks in advance for the replies:)
familyguy819 03/20/21 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
Old vs New

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familyguy819 03/20/21 01:29pm Forum Posting Help and Support
Old vs New

Hello, I wanted to get some opinions on whether we keep the rig we have, give it some TLC or spend some money on something newer. What we have: 1999 32’ Fleetwood Bounder, 6.8L V10, F53 Chassis What we are looking to do: Pulling a 20’ enclosed with quads (5-6x a year),local camping and 2-3 long distance (3000) mile road trips per year. It’s the gen 1 V10 so its a bit on the underpowered side. So far no real issues engine or transmission wise that has ever left us stranded. My question to the forum is as follows: Is it worth it to keep our payed off rig, put a few dollars into it cosmetically(graphics and carpet) and mechanically, ( Banks kit,deep transmission pan with cooling fins, and a good round of preventative maintenance). Or spend the money on a newer rig with low miles and enjoy the reliability and added power. I understand this will ultimately come down to me, mainly wanted to get an idea of how reliable the F53/V10 will be for how much longer or should I save myself the headache and spend the cash. Thanks in advance for the replies
familyguy819 03/20/21 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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