2010 Fleetwood Expedition 34H Review
Luxury Class A provides many of the comforts of home
Built on Power Bridge Chassis – a Fleetwood exclusive – this Class A RV offers amazing strength, and is engineered for an improved ride and handling. Boasting an innovative integrated raceway, you’ll have quick access to electrical wiring and plumbing, making it easy to keep up maintenance. Equipped with large, versatile pass through storage compartments, you can pack your gear side to side, back to front, and even diagonally. In fact, every available inch is designed to maximize your storage capacity, so feel free to bring it all with you. There’s even room under there for a super-sized fresh water tank, so stay in the shower as long as you want.
With floor plans available in triple, quad and full-wall slide-outs, running out of living space is never a concern. The 34H is a triple slide model, and its feeling of spaciousness is heightened with 7-foot ceilings, as well as large windows that flood the Expedition with natural light.
Powering the Expedition is a six-cylinder Cummins Diesel that offers up 325 horsepower and 750 foot-pounds of torque.
Whoever is behind the wheel is really going to appreciate the ergonomic cockpit that wraps around the driver to put all the controls within easy reach. Making the drive comfortable – even if you’re pulling an all-day shift in the driver's seat – will make the trip a lot more enjoyable. And if you find the sun’s glare annoying, you have the option of adding power visors. And what about the co-pilot? Well, they get a pretty cushy ride too. Covered with supple ultraleather that looks and feels like leather, the passenger seat resists stains and cleans easier – a great combination. If trying to read a map and navigating gets too trying, an optional electric footrest lets you put your feet up and the power adjustments lets you position the chair to your exact specifications.
Life on the open road is pretty great – especially when the comforts of home follow you wherever you go. There’s no need to live off of truck stop grub or hotdogs cooked on a stick. Whip up a gourmet meal in no time in the fully equipped galley. There’s a convection microwave that can cook faster than a standard oven, while the cooktop comes with three burners. And with the whole coach filtration system, the galley sink provides clean, drinkable water.
Surrounding the galley is gracious cabinetry. Constructed from warm wood and accented with elegant, brushed nickel hardware, this cabinetry was made for more than just looking good. Open them up and you’ll see that they’re deep enough to accommodate full-size dishes and durable lining prevents scratching and reduces noise.
During meal prep, you can always use more room, and that when its solid surface covers come in handy. Able to give you more counter space in a jiffy, they fit neatly over the galley sink and they're made of the same solid surface material as the countertops, making them non-porous and resistant to stains and scratches.
Once dinner has been prepared, sit down with the family at the dinette, perched conveniently under an oversized picture window, so you can enjoy a meal and a great view at the same time. It even comes with a pull-out drawer under the seat for extra storage space.
Even though you’re trying to get away from it all, you still need to know what’s going on. You’ll never miss your favorite shows or the local news with a 32" Samsung LCD HDTV. The entertainment center also includes a 5.1 Dolby home theater system that includes surround sound, DVD, CD and an AM/FM radio.
Unpack and relax in the bedroom suite that comes complete with a 30-inch bed slide. Get a great night’s sleep in the queen-size Restonic innerspring mattress. There’s plenty of room for all your clothes in the mirrored wardrobe that’s equipped with built-in organizers. The master suite’s bathroom features a vanity with sink – the perfect size to shave, primp or get ready for the day. And to clean off the rigors of a tough day, the shower’s adjustable showerhead and skylight is the perfect way to start or end your day.
If you’re going to add on the extras, be sure to get the optional exterior grill and kitchenette. Sure to become one of your favorites, this handy pullout is an instant party-starter. It comes with a propane grill, refrigerator, sink with hot and cold running water, storage areas and outlets. Another cool option to consider is the pullout tray that’s great to keep your smaller items together so they don't get lost.
Last but not least is the patio storage center, the ideal place for your patio set-up tools or barbeque utensils. This handy station is equipped with both a 12V and 120V plug to recharge your batteries.
Hit the open road in total comfort and convenience in the Expedition – always ready for an upscale adventure.
The base price of the Expedition 34H starts just north of $200,000. Check out FleetwoodRV.com for more information.
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