Fleetwood is a company well-known for quality builds, and the Bounder line is a fine product. When the line first debuted, it had groundbreaking innovations - for example, it was the first with "basement" storage.
Don't know if yours is a brand new one or not, I would guess it is. But we can tell you we've had a Bounder for almost 5 years (we are the 2nd owner of a '02 Bounder 36U, Ford chassis with gas motor) and we absolutely love it. The previous owner had a couple of things needed to be replaced and did it right. Those little changes make it ride and feel like a coach costing twice as much. He added a sway bar, replaced / upgraded the shocks (bilstein), and we bought new high-quality, RV-type tires.
There were zero quality control problems with the original build, and over the years the only things inside that needed 'fixing' were the washer/dryer drain hose developed a leak as did the ice-maker hose; and a cabinet over-the-driver squeaks occasionally while traveling. That's it! After 10+ years and almost 50K miles our Bounder is still tight, quiet, and going strong! I would buy another Bounder in a heartbeat - maybe a diesel?!!!
We've had good luck with our Bounder. Fridge coil pack and 1 AC unit replaced under a service contract, and just replaced the charger/converter and house/chassis batteries. Still drives like new, no leaks and all the systems work. Ours has the 2nd generation F-53 chassis with the 310hp V-10/4spd transmission. Plenty of power, average about 7.2 MPG. The 2006 models and newer have the 362hp/5spd tranny.
Looking at replacing the original Goodyears soon with Michelin XRVs. We plan on keeping the Bounder for another 18-24 months, and then sell/trade it in on another Fleetwood, if we can find a floorplan we like.
Andy & Lee, plus Ruby & Bella, the Cocker Spaniel girls
'05 Fleetwood Bounder 33R, F53 w/6.8L V10...towing a
'07 Chevy HHR LT2 w/2.4L EcoTec,
Blue Ox Aventa LX, Brake Buddy Classic
FMCA #F359977 - Colonial Virginians
FCRV #733452 - Tidewater Wheels
Bounder seems to have good overall feedback. Over the years we've camped with quite a few people who own Bounders. I've never heard of any major issues other than the usual nickle dime things that you get with any MH.
We bought a Fleetwood Southwind 06' in 2010 and are very happy with it to date.....quality is good throughout coach....it had 24K miles on it when we bought it and is running great with no issues so far knock on wood. Only issue I have is the "roll" the suspension has when driving on winding roads and I could spend $$ on modifications to it but not going to now.
We are very happy with our Bounder Diesel. We specifically chose the Bounder model based on a strong recommendation from a local RV repair guy who worked at the Fleetwood factory for 15 years before opening his own shop. In his opinion, with the Bounder you get the most bang for your buck. Build quality and mechanicals are comparable to other more expensive models. We would agree. No significant issues in the 4 years we've owned it.