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Old 08-07-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Georgetown vs. Georgetown XL

So we are considering a Class A with the bunk slide and overhead bed in the drivers area. We really like the Georgetown's` and the layouts. when looking on FR website they don`t really say what the differences are. I`m thinking the XL is a bit more fancy, but not really sure. maybe the XL has more features than the standard Georgetown? anyone know?

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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XL's have marble floor instead of tile, chrome mirrors instead of black, smaller wheels, etc. The XL's are a lot more upscale.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:38 PM   #3
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I have a 2013 352XL and looked at 2012 Georgetown that looked much like the XL but had some cosmetic differences. I was told they went to the XL tag in 13 to differentiate between the the models, the 351DS has the smaller doors on the storage underneath and smaller wheels. Along with the upgrades it does come with a little more cost but I like the XL.
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We love our 2014 351DS but if I had the chance and the funds to do it all over again I would have gone with the XL version. Don't care about the marble floors but there has been a few times I missed the larger storage compartments.
Does anyone know if the XLs come with hydraulic slides rather than cable? If so that would be another big plus for the XL for me. Everything I have read says that cable system is widely used and very reliable, but I would have preferred the hydraulic system. Just seems more heavy duty.
Other than that our 351 is a great coach and the size and floor plan is perfect for us.
She's washed and loaded right now getting ready to head out again this afternoon
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Thought the slides were hydraulic?


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Old 08-08-2014, 08:33 AM   #6
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I have a 2013 352XL and looked at 2012 Georgetown that looked much like the XL but had some cosmetic differences. I was told they went to the XL tag in 13 to differentiate between the the models, the 351DS has the smaller doors on the storage underneath and smaller wheels. Along with the upgrades it does come with a little more cost but I like the XL.
My 2005 is an XL so they have been using that tag for a long time. At that time I think they had an "SE" tag that resembled the Georgetown non XL with the smaller storage compartments and a few less upgrades.

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Not on my 2014 351ds. They are cable driven. Made by Accuslide. I was told they were hydraulic during the pdi.
They have been in use in RVs for a long time and seem to be reliable from what I have read. I hope so. I also read that they are used in the smaller slide on the Berkshire.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:52 PM   #8
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My 2005 is on the larger chassis, has 22.5" wheels, dual pane windows, etc., etc., etc.

I think the XL, though a tad nore expensive, is a better buy.

When I refinanced thru Bank of the West (Essex), I got a much better rate than my credit union had offered me, because I wasn't upside down in the "slightly upscale" unit.

Credit Union was 8+% for a used unit, Essex was 4.7. Go figger?!
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Well ya can't buy a short A in an XL...so the regular G'towns are better! LOL

Seriously...we didn't look at XL's since they don't have one in our size range...but at least in the 2014's ...the XL's seemed to sell for about $20k more for comparable models and given the feature set...seemed to me to be worth about that much more. I think most of it can be characterized as more stylish, upgraded and comfy living...and that $20k will be worth it to some...and not to others.
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I remembered a model had the rear cargo area and spare tire on the back between the brake lights being the XL?
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