HELP!!! Looking at a "new to us" camper !!!!

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  1. blewourtentdown

    blewourtentdown New Member

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    Hi well all this talk of "high walled" campers is kinda ironic since over the 4th we found one and are interested in buying. But I can't find any info on it! This is where I need your help. The camper I am looking at is a Fleetwood/coleman "Redwood". I am thinking the year is a 93 (i could be wrong). it is in nice shape the layout is very similar to the sequioa as far a I can tell but that is why I wanted the floorplan to compare. I had my heart set on a Rockwood HW by forest river. Or a flagstaff HW. But we saw this on the side of the road and I screamed STOP to my poor Hubby. He slams on the breaks and goes WHAT! I said look at that camper that's what I've been looking for!! But it wasn't exactly the same brand but close enough. I need something to compare features and I also need a price on this to Wheel and deal. Any info would help. Has air and heat and looks to be in good (not excellent) but good condition. Thanks

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  2. jhower

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    I'm not aware of the Redwood model in the Coleman/Fleetwood line, especially not in 1993. You can research price guidelines on NADA when you determine the year and model.


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  3. blewourtentdown

    blewourtentdown New Member

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    Thanks that helps I have figured out that it is either a coleman/fleetwood 1998-99 in the destiny series or a 2004 (fleetwood) in the highlander (which it is a highwall soooo!)I think I was way off on the year it seems to be alot newer than I thought. I must have looked at something wrong. Keep any info comming thanks ellen

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  4. nummyx6

    nummyx6 New Member

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    We had a '99 Coleman/Fleetwood Mesa before we got our Flagstaff HW. We loved it. It didn't have the slide out but it did have the outside storage along the front. Two kings and two doubles i believe. We loved it. However, when we purchased it it had a small crack in the top. That was a tell-tale sign not to buy it. After just two years of owning it the top had tiny cracks all over it. To replace it was going to cost over $1000. In the end i was damaged by the wind and totaled out but thinking about the cost to repair that top was nothing to be desired.

    All in all we love the Coleman, just make sure you check out the top very carefully before you purchase. Look underneath the awning and all around the perimeter. Any signs of a crack would turn me away.

    Good luck

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    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/rvs/367340082.html
     
  6. jhower

    jhower New Member

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    Ah, one of the later models! I was trying to come up with a Redwood model in the 90s ... didn't advance far enough through the years.


    John & Cindy in Pennsylvania
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle> 2007 Flagstaff 620ST purchased 05/07
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_hardhat.gif border=0 align=middle> Mods started 5/07!
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    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle> '95 Dodge Dakota 4x2 3.9L
    His <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> & Hers <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> Pelican kayaks

    Nights camped in 2007: 10

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    In 2004, Fleetwood made two top of the line models called the Highlander Series. One was the Redwood and the other was the Sequoia. Later in the year they added another model in the Highlander series called the Hemlock. I bought the Sequoia model for $13,200.00. Fleetwood made the Coleman until 2003.
     
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    I may be wrong, but wasn't this the time frame that Coleman had trouble with the roof system?

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    blewourtentdown New Member

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    My Dh has corrected me. It did not say Coleman according to him it just said Fleetwood. So adding that to the mix I have to assume it is a 2004.

    Wellstone YES that is just like the camper I saw. and that add lists as a 2004.

    anglesmom10- which years are you talking about. Keep infor comming! thanks Ellen

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  10. jhower

    jhower New Member

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    Angelsmom10,

    The Coleman/Fleetwood ABS roof problems were on units from the mid-90s (can't recall the exact year) through part of the 2003 model year. The switch to the new roof style was part way through the 2003 model year.


    John & Cindy in Pennsylvania
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle> 2007 Flagstaff 620ST purchased 05/07
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_hardhat.gif border=0 align=middle> Mods started 5/07!
    --------------------
    '89 Coleman Sun Valley, sold, and now in Louisiana
    --------------------
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle> '95 Dodge Dakota 4x2 3.9L
    His <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> & Hers <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> Pelican kayaks

    Nights camped in 2007: 10

    http://community.webshots.com/user/jhower55
     
  11. blewourtentdown

    blewourtentdown New Member

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    good hopefully it is a 2004! I still need a floor plan and option list if anyone has one.

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    How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it!!!!
     
  12. blewourtentdown

    blewourtentdown New Member

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    Whoo hoo I got it!!! I called Fleetwood and they faxed it to me. So Looks good except one thing it doesn't have an inside shower BOO hiss. Oh well has an outside one!! Well now to negociate the price I'll let you know what happens people won't be back in town till the 21 st so we'll wait I hope it works out. thnaks for the help!!

    Steve do you need the Floor plans for anything on the sight?

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    How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it!!!!
     

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