The 2016 Fleetwood Bounder

21st-century Advanced Motorhome Construction

Fleetwood RV employs 21st century construction materials and techniques when manufacturing its motorhomes to provide the latest in durability and safety. Fleetwood calls it the  F-21 Advantage, an industry-leading approach to motorhome engineering, manufacturing and materials that exceeds the standard.

From the color of the decor to the design of the driver’s seat, Fleetwood has paid attention to every detail. The 2016 Fleetwood Bounder 35k Class A Motorhome is no exception. It truly welcomes you from the moment you enter. Fleetwood has built this motor home for real comfort and convenience so you’re always ready to sit back, relax and put your feet up (unless you’re driving, that is)
Enjoy this detail review of our unit from one of our sales representatives JJ Polinger:

 

 

 

View pics and more details of the 2016 Fleetwood Bounder here! 

What is your idea of real comfort and luxury?  You can define your self by real luxe with this 2016 Fleetwood Bounder. Come in to our Katy location for more details specifications and price. We look forward to seeing you and be safe in the heat!

Holiday World Of Willis – Grand Opening!

Good afternoon, folks – any plans on the calendar for April 11th? We’re cutting the ribbon on your newest Holiday World location, out in Willis, TX, and would like to cordially invite you and yours to attend!

Holiday World of Willis will be our third Houston location and feature the largest RV & Accessory showroom in the area. Our service facility offers ten state-of-the-art service bays to more efficiently care for your trailers and motorhomes. Our sales department represents the household-name manufacturers like Keystone, Grand Design, Airstream, Fleetwood RV, Coachmen and Little Guy. You’ll also want to check out our huge selection of used RV’s, Houston’s largest selection. If you decide to purchase an RV during our Grand Opening, you’ll want to take advantage of our special finance options being provided by our lenders.

After you’re done taking the grand tour, and filling up on our homemade cookies, you’re welcome to sit in on some of the seminars we’re pleased to be offering. Some of the topics include:

  • RV Satellites
  • Sway Pro Hitches
  • Pull-Rite Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • Blue Ox Tow Bars for hooking up behind your motorhome
  • Dawn Bitz, the “Camping and Outdoor Style Diva.” The founder of Grasshaven Outdoor is the nations first and leading retailer of stylish camping equipment and RV housewares. She’ll be lending her expertise on ways to take your RV experience to the next level and change what you think it means to camp comfortably.

So come on down to Willis, TX around mid-morning on April 11th and say hello. We’re excited to meet you and it would be our pleasure to show you around our home and welcome you to the family.

– The Holiday World of Houston Team.

Don’t Forget To Check Your Muffler Fluid

My first job in high school was working in an old time, full service independent gas station. I am dating myself, but yes they used to have a place that, for 45 cents a gallon, you would get your oil checked and all you windows washed while a smiling service attendant filled your all steel station wagon with high test.

The manager trained me to service the customers by checking all the fluid levels under the hood. He told me to find the radiator fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid and muffler fluid. Then he stood back and laughed at my inability to find where the muffler fluid went. I figured it out after a while.

Every comedian will tell you that for a joke to be funny there must ne an element of truth to it. Well now there is an element of truth to that muffler fluid joke.

New EPA government regulations now require every new diesel powered engine to have a new chemical added to their exhaust systems that will chemically reduce carbon emissions in the exhaust. This new rule covers every diesel motor from pick-ups to over the road semi-trucks. It even applies to new 2010 diesel motor homes chassis.

All motor home manufacturers are now required to add a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system to all new motor home chassis that will include a 10-13 gallon tank that will hold a chemical called D.E.F. This stands for Diesel Exhaust Fluid or more commonly, Urea. This chemical is injected directly into the exhaust system at the muffler of a diesel engine and chemically burns off excess carbon emissions. The idea is to reduce the carbon footprint of large diesel powered vehicles to help reduce the effects of global warming.

This is the bigger joke. Even if you believe all the hype and propaganda of global warming being caused by mankind instead of occurring naturally, you cannot be pleased with any new regulation that once again unnecessarily infringes on the rights of American citizens. Regardless of your political point of view, the only thing this will accomplish is higher prices for new motor home buyers and higher prices when they fill up with fuel. In the end, as usual, the joke will be on us, the American consumer.

I however, have some news for all those do-gooder fun killers in Washington DC.

They cannot and will not stop freedom loving Americans everywhere from getting out and traveling this great nation we live in with our luxury motor homes belching out glorious black smoke as we cruise up and down the highways and byways enjoying this wonderful land of the free and home of the brave from sea to shining sea. So take that all you fun killing environmentalists. We will not be deterred from traveling this great country and in the end the joke will be on you. In the meantime, we will have to learn to ask each other, “Have you checked your muffler fluid lately?”

BTW, check the great selection of NEW Motor Homes without the new SCR system and GO RVing. You will be glad you did.

Review: The 2011 Fleetwood Discovery Motor Home.

After the turmoil in the RV industry during 2009, one motor home company has emerged as the undisputed leader in 2010. Fleetwood RVs has come out from under its financial troubles leaner and better than they have ever been with an entire new philosophy and lineup in regards to quality motor home production. Topping the list of improvements is the new Discovery series of diesel pusher motor homes.

Leading the way 2011 is the introduction of a 42ft tag axel in two unique floor plans. The 42A features a seperate bunk room in the rear with its own entertainment center and half bath. This 44,600lb coach is perfect for the family to travel in luxury and comfort allowing the kids to play their video games in the back while mom and dad enjoy the peace and quiet of the exceptional air ride suspension system that makes the Discovery famous.

The 42C features more of what makes the Discovery by Fleetwood the #1 selling diesel motor home in the nation. With opposing slides for maximum living space and the amenities of a fully equipped galley along with the ultimate in satellite TV programing, this unique motor home is the epitome in luxury diesel travel.

The Discovery tag axle features an large block, 380HP Cummins engine with 1075ft lbs of torque to pull even the steepest grades and with the 10,000 lb towing capacity you can take you favorite TOAD along with you.

The Discovery is also available in three distinct and shorter floor plans for 2011. The 40G, 40X and the new 36J. In addition to the standard features that include a larger block 380HP Cummins with 1050 ft lbs of torque along with a Allison 3000 MH 6speed transmission that will comply with the new EPA emission regulations, there are many new options for this year.

The full wall slide in the 40G is available with bunk bed or a desk and chair. The opposing kitchen slide offer so much living room you can hold a dance contest on the porcelain tile floor.  The 40X includes a mid coach lounge area with your choice of 2 euro-recliners or air bed sofa couch and a 40” Sony TV and entertainment center to watch your favorite movie even while traveling at 70 miles per hour. The 36J has all the features of the Discovery but with a smaller size for those who just want something a bit shorter.  

With just these five floor plans, Fleetwood focuses on outstanding quality and attention to details unmatched in the RV industry. All Discovery motor homes have certain standards that are met in each and every coach they build.  For instance, a fuel fill receptacle on each side of the coach so you will never be caught on the wrong side. Color side and rear view cameras so you will never be unable to see what is around you. The 8kw Onan Quiet Diesel generator means you will never run out of power for all your stuff.  4 point automatic leveler features one touch leveling you can set from inside the coach. The galley features a GE convection microwave oven, a 12 cu ft 4 door refrigerator with ice maker and water in the door just like home. A Moen faucet with pull out sprayer for those baked on casserole dishes and a solid surface countertop with sink covers and you cannot forget the built-in spice rack. When you include an abundance of adjustable cabinets, you will never run out of room to store all you pots, pans and necessities.

There are just too many features to include all of them in this short article. Let’s just suffice it to say that the 2011 Discovery by Fleetwood is your ultimate home away from home. When you add up the value plus all features and amenities of the 2011 Discovery by Fleetwood, you will never sing that old Billy Joel song “Is That All You Get For Your Money?”

Get to your local Fleetwood dealer today and take the NEW Discovery motor home for a test drive and then drive it home. You will never regret buying a Discovery from a certified Fleetwood RV dealer near you.

The Fleetwood Encounter: The Ultimate Crossover RV

For years the two most popular motor homes in the RV industry have been the Class A type and the Class C type motor home. The Class C usually offered a cab-over bed for extra sleeping capacity that was beneficial to families with children. Class A motor homes on the other hand had only one bedroom and were designed for individuals or couples to live in full-time.

Class As always offered much more storage underneath the coach and more living room inside the coach. If someone wanted a lot of living space one had to sacrifice sleeping space. If someone wanted a lot of sleeping capacity, you sacrificed storage and living capacity. That was just the way it was. Well not any more.

The innovative folks at Fleetwood RVs have created an entirely new class of motor home that offer the best of both worlds. The Encounter Class A motor home by Fleetwood has all the amenities of a Class A such as pass through storage underneath the coach and multiple slides inside the coach for maximum living space. They have also included an optional “Hide-A-Loft” that adds another bed above the front captains chairs. With a push of a button, another bed drops down from the ceiling and then a blowup queen size mattress creates a comfortable sleeping space anyone in the family can enjoy. When you are ready to hit the road again, touch the same button and the bed retracts to hide in the ceiling.

Another option is the Bed-and-Breakfast Bunks available on the Encounter model 32BH. This option features a fold down bunk on top of a 30” X 70” dinette that will also convert into a bed for even more flexibility when traveling with family. With this option this one of a kind Class A can actually sleep ten (10) people comfortably. This is unprecedented in a Class A motor home until now.

This is no pretend Class A either because the Encounter is powered by the Ford Triton V-10 with over 365hp and 457ft-lb of torque on an 18,000lb chassis. This is no weak sister. This motor home has the guts to take you wherever you want to go and get you back home safe with all the luxuries and amenities you come to expect from Fleetwood RVs. This is why Fleetwood is once again the epitome of motor homes forcing every other RV manufacturer to play catch up once again.

The Fleetwood Encounter is fast becoming the ultimate family friendly Class A and it has been rated class A by motor home owners all over this land. See the BRAND NEW Encounter by Fleetwood at Holiday World of Houston or find it at http://www.holidayworldhouston.com/showroom/10_encounter.asp. This is one coach you will want to make your own, so buy one today.