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2010-bounder-classicFleetwood RV Inc., Decatur, Ind., has gone back to basics with the introduction of the gas-powered Bounder Classic in three 30- to 34-foot dual-slideout floorplans with MSRPs of about $100,000. ”What we found is our Bounder product for the stable, value-oriented buyer had just migrated too high in price,” Fleetwood President John Draheim told RVBusiness last week during the Family Motor Coach Association’s 82nd Annual International Convention in Bowling Green, Ohio., where the coach was introduced. ”So, we did a little analysis of the marketplace and felt we needed to get our most powerful gas brand name back into the heart of the market.” When initially introduced two decades ago, the innovative Bounder was a pet project of Fleetwood founder John Crean Sr. and became Fleetwood’s flagship motorhome at a time when Fleetwood virtually owned the gas motorhome market. “Bounder Classic is a great example of our founder’s original vision,” Draheim said of the Bounder, known for having introduced basement storage. Built on a 22,000-pound GVWR Ford F-53 SuperDuty chassis powered by a 362-hp Triton V10 engine, the 2010 Bounder Classic features high-gloss fiberglass sidewalls, reflective vinyl graphics, molded fiberglass rear caps, innovative storage that includes adjustable cabinet shelves, raised-panel cabinets, dual-pane windows and pass-through exterior storage with side-swinging insulated luggage doors.