.....a belated introduction from South Dakota
Hi, Cruiser/Fun Finder Folk!
We saw an FF in the parking lot a block or so from our house, about a year ago and immediately went in to see who owned it. they said, "It's ours and we don't want to sell!!" Well, all we wanted was a chance to take a close look. It was our first awareness of Fun Finder and we were impressed. On our way home from New England last October, we went through Cincinnati (Batavia actually) and walked through a few and bought a 2010 210WBS. We picked it up in November and watched it get covered in snow all winter and then used it three times this summer. And...we love it.
Holman RV orders theirs with the "bells and whistles" package: TV, powered awning, stainless, upgraded suspension, more durable finish on the outside, etc, etc. We also added a load leveler/anti-sway hitch, which is great. I'm a wimp when it comes to pulling a trailer in heavy traffic and wind, but this pulls like a charm.
Now, in my sorting through the forums looking for some ideas about a couple of issues (changing couch out for chairs, finding a labeled tech sheet for plumbing) I was surprised to see that as many people as there are who are having various issues with their FF units, and how angry some get.
I'm not real patient myself, so I can understand the frustration over leaks and mis-installed items in new units. We live over a 1,000 miles from our dealer, so going back is out of the question. We go the Black Hills in western SD every summer and there are a few excellent ones there (only 400 miles!).
Anyway, just thought I shgould add some positive input re our 210WBS. I think that it's well-built and we are very pleased with it and are thinking that perhaps, down the road, we might trade up for a slightly larger Fun Finder.
We pull ours with a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner, V8.
We have had two different Coleman/Fleetwood tent campers and really liked them both, but decided that a bathroom would be nice/necessary in our retirement travels.
We still have our 2008 Coleman Cheyenne if anyone is looking for such a unit or knows someone who does, like your kids mabe......please?
I'm a retired United Methodist pastor, working very part-time and my wife, Kathy, works across the street from our house in an assisted living facility, attached to our hospital, clinic and wellness center.
We have a little Bichon named Charlie; he loves camping.
We have 5 adult children, 12 grandchildren(2 within the last month) and one great-granddaughter.
We built our house in Britton SD(pop 1400+) in 2006, all one level, and plan to stay in it to the end.
Jack & Kathy Erickson