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Old 06-08-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Well the Liberty is out as the bf doesn't fit comfortably in it. We really liked the Fleetwood Discovery 40K!
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Fleetwood went bankrupt - filed Chapter 11. The assets of the motor home division were sold in the last couple of weeks. Some RV'er's have noted on other forums that warranty work has been a major problem for the last 6-8 months while the company was in freefall. Better look again!
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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Yes I've read about Fleetwood and their situation. However, so far they have what I need/want. They are continuing to make motor homes but no more travel trailers.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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No advise but it sounds awesome and has me a wee bit tinge of green with envy
Enjoy and be sure to post travel stories here
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I wouldn't mind having an RV like this classic 707... but I don't think they'd be very happy with me if I drove it on the highways...



Seriously, I don't know if I would want to sell my house and put some money on an RV, but I wouldn't mind having a medium-sized RV and use it whenever I feel like going somewhere on vacation.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Nope. Used to be a road warrior, spent four years living out of a suitcase, 300 hotel neights a year. I've seen every part of the US and most of Canada.

The only way I'd consider it is if I could buy a Prevost conversion and haul my car in the bay underneath.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
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I wouldn't sell my house and everything to live on the road in an RV. Never. I love traveling, don't get me wrong. And the only to travel is on the road. You can't beat a good road trip. But it's nice to know that after the trip is over, I have my house, my big screen, my backyard and everything else to look forward to.

I would like to get to the point that I could have a nice RV and be able to take off once or twice a year for a few months at a time.

I have some relatives who sold their house and bought a huge 5th wheel and truck and hit the road. After about a year they got tired of it, sold the rig and bought another house. They got tired of that after a few years, sold the house, bought another rig, hit the roads again for another year or so. Now, they have bought another house, but are keeping the trailer in storage...just in case. lol
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I haven't heard the name Winnerbago, or seen any such Motorhomes/RVs on the road in a while. Are they still around?
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
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I haven't heard the name Winnerbago, or seen any such Motorhomes/RVs on the road in a while. Are they still around?
Winnebago...Yes, they're very much still around.

Winnebago Industries
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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1badgmc-I understand where you are coming from but the bf and I are 34/35 yo and we don't have any responsibilities as far as kids or major bills. Just the house and a car payment. We were thinking of selling the contents of the house and renting the house out for a year. I mean you can always buy new furniture, right?

It was funny because we both lived in Miami all our lives until moving to Charlotte, NC. We then realized there is "real" life out there and we want to see it. It was a kind of odd eye opening feeling. I can't explain it..

Its a once in a lifetime opportunity that many people don't get to take due to major responsibilities. We have been talking about it for 2 years and we have decided that we didn't want to sit on the pot anymore. We are thinking of Spring launch next year as we will have 9 months to get our final things in order. We will travel all across the country and who knows, maybe find another place to live and not come back to NC.

Magnum-Winnebago has been around for a zillion years and its not going anywhere.
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