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RV Up-Close: Fleetwood Bounder

RV Up-Close: Fleetwood Bounder

In 1985, Fleetwood introduced the Bounder motorhome and changed the RV world forever. It was the first Class A motorhome with basement storage to allow for water tanks and large storage compartments to be placed below the floor of the RV. Fast forward over thirty years, and what was novel then, is standard today. When you’re looking for the right motorhome for your family vacations, the Fleetwood Bounder should definitely make your RV shortlist.

Fleetwood builds this gas motorhome on its exclusive Power Platform chassis, with a 6.8-liter Ford Triton [try-tin] V-10 engine. It’s built for strength, stability, and reliability, with spacious pass-through basement storage, and a very smooth ride.

You’ll turn heads when cruising in the Bounder, because of its stylish good looks…reflected in the aerodynamic front cap design and full-body paint.  Frameless dual-pane windows are standard, along with a 5,000-pound rated hitch. When you park the Bounder, you can rest in shade under the expanded footprint of the armless electric patio awning. And welcome guests to a watch party on the 40-inch exterior TV entertainment system.

Fleetwood Bounder Interior

Lighting, climate control, and other utilities can easily be monitored and controlled with the app-enabled touchscreen system. The Bounder is fitted with a 5.5-kilowatt generator, four auxiliary batteries, 50-amp shore power, and a roof-mounted solar charging system. Features that Fleetwood has thoughtfully designed for your convenience.

Step aboard the Bounder, and you’re in for an impressive experience.

The super comfy, large captain’s chairs keep you fresh and focused on the sights before you. Heated exterior mirrors, side and rearview cameras, and dual monitors expand your view even further. You’ll be engaged, informed, and entertained with the automotive-style dash with Kenwood stereo system. Stained wood panel cabinetry, solid surface countertops, and vinyl tile flooring throughout give the Bounder a contemporary, real-home feel.

The living area slide-out makes room for a plush sofa, a booth dinette, and a pantry closet with pull-out shelves. Cozy up with a loved one to watch a movie on the 40-inch TV…or enjoy the electric fireplace. Fleetwood thinks through all the details, like providing pull-out storage drawers in the dinette booths. You’ll be cooking and eating like kings in the Bounder. The kitchen is outfitted with a deep, double-bowl stainless steel sink, a convection microwave, a three-burner cooktop with oven, and a residential refrigerator.

In the bedroom, Fleetwood has wisely placed a king-size Serenity series bed…along with ample wardrobe, dresser, and overhead storage. With one-and-a-half bathrooms, the Bounder maximizes its functionality. The full-width rear bathroom has a large shower with skylight, a porcelain toilet, and a mirrored medicine cabinet. Guests will appreciate the spacious half bath, which is also well-appointed.

RVer’s know quality, value, and reliability when they see it…which is why Fleetwood Bounders have been cruising down highways for more than three decades. We know this motorhome will win you over when you see one for yourself.

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