A Blast From the Past: See the Evolution of Your Favorite RV Models

May 01, 2018

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RV models change over the years. The exterior becomes a little more modern, and the interior gets a few additions or style upgrades. Sometimes, a manufacturer decides to give one of their models a full revamp, changing up a lot of features while still keeping everything you loved about the original. It’s always interesting to go back and take a look at some of the older models. Even those from just a few years ago can look very different from what you’d see on the showroom floor today. Let’s take a look at some of these older models and how they’ve evolved.

THE SOUTHWIND: 2015 TO 2018


The classic Southwind model is a Class A gas RV that debuted in 2015. You could choose from three different floor plans depending on what type of seating you wanted and how much space you’d need at night. The size of the slide-out section was also larger depending on which floor plan you went with, giving you as much room as you needed.

Today’s updated version continues to offer different sized slide-outs, though now you have four floor plans to choose from. One option has four different slide-out areas, giving you much more space in your RV. You can even upgrade to a king bed in some! The Southwind provides everything you’d need in a family RV and is one of the most popular Class A gas RVs on the market!

THE DISCOVERY: THREE YEARS MAKES A LOT OF DIFFERENCE!


The Discovery has always felt like a luxury hotel to many, though one that you can enjoy any time you like without worrying about reservations or expensive costs. With a number of different styles, colors, and finishes available, you could customize your Discovery and make it truly reflect your personality. The older Discovery models included the 37R floor plan, which was a little smaller than the other options. It was nice for a couple or small family, but it didn’t have all of the space of the larger versions.

Today’s Discovery may no longer come in that smaller version, but it still has all of the different customizable options. Just like the original, luxury is the focus here. Your RV will truly become your sanctuary, giving you a place to go to relax and wind down. Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family, the Discovery provides everything you need in one luxurious package.

THE BOUNDER: A CLASSIC OPTION UPDATED FOR TODAY


The Bounder is a legendary family favorite RV, it’s even been done in a special edition call “the classic” for a reason—it’s your classic RV that provides everything you need for life on the road. From its comfortable leather sofa to its electronic fireplace, the Bounder will make you feel right at home. This RV is designed to provide you with maximum comfort, especially if you customize it with a large refrigerator, king bed, and other luxury options.

Today’s modern take on the Bounder offers even more floor plan options and more upgrades, there’s an option for every family. For example, you can add theater seating rather than an L-shaped sofa so you and your spouse can enjoy all of your favorite TV shows and movies in comfort. Select from a variety of different cabinet finishes, carpets, and other options so you can truly customize the Bounder. It’s a gorgeous RV that still offers everything that made the original model great.

CLASSIC OR MODERN?


Turning back the hands of time and exploring some of the classic RVs can be a lot of fun. You likely still get a lot of use out of your older model, but there’s something to be said for the modern RVs on the market today. RVs have come a long way in just a few years thanks to new energy-saving technology and brand new features.

Thinking about an upgrade for your next journey? Contact the experts at Fleetwood RV to see how we can help you go from a classic model to a modern RV that is sure to make your friends jealous.