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Posted: 05/12/11 03:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all the advice on the AC in my earlier thread.
The coach has gone through the pre-delivery inspection and I am awaiting the report.
However I seem to be getting the idea that the Gulfstream is considered to be a low quality rig.
There is also a Winnebago that I might be able to purchase for a few thousand more.
How is a Winnebago Adventurer in quality compared to the GulfStream SunVoyager?

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Posted: 05/12/11 03:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is considered a much higher quality motorhome.

As any motorhome its previous care and maintenance is important.


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Posted: 05/12/11 04:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've owned both a gulfstream (class C) and a winnebago class A......there is no comparison to the quality of the build and workmanship. Winnebago hands down.


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Posted: 05/12/11 05:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ditto for Winnebago being top quality over G.S. and worth a few thousand more.


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Posted: 05/12/11 07:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Winnebago

We had an Adventurer -- really quality unit. Traded for a Vectra and the Adventurer sold off the lot in less than 2 months.


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I agree, a Winnebago is much better in terms of quality and support. Winnebago has all its support materials, manuals, and diagrams right online for everyone to see, you don't even have to be an owner! Gulfstream's manual is a joke, a few pages, not online, and no wiring diagrams. Our next coach will definitely not be a Gulfstream. We really like the Winnebago-Itasca Ellipse. Gulfstream VS. Winnebago is like Night VS. Day.


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I'm biased. Winnebago for sure.


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I am sure that Winnebago is generally a better built rig. Unfortunately my Itasca is a piece of S h i t from an exterior build point of view. I have my outer layer of filon chipping off all over hell, front to back, top to bottom. The only fix is to sand the entire layer of whatever it is chipping off and put on a coat of gel coat with body filler.

It pretty makes my rig worthless considering how much I still owe.


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I agree on Winnebago. Had Gulfstream BTCruiser and I liked it but did find a lot of low quality things and fixes. Now have Winnebago Vista and the quality is noticable.

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I agree on Winnebago. Had Gulfstream BTCruiser and I liked it but did find a lot of low quality things and fixes. Now have Winnebago Vista and the quality is noticable.

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