About a year ago, we purchased a 2011 Georgetown 337 DS XL, 33' motor home. It had just about 13,000 miles. Previously, we owned a Winnebago Sightseer '27 motor home. The Winnebago was our first RV. We bought it to see if we would like RV travel. Without question, we do.
We saw a Georgetown 337 DS XL 33' at a RV show. We particularly liked the layout, especially the two recliner chairs in the living room area rather than a small sofa. Unfortunately, by the time we decided this was the model we wanted to purchase, FR had quit manufacturing the model. We were patient and searched the Internet until we found a model that had most of what we wanted. We made changes for what the model did not include.
The features of the Georgetown 337 were similar to those of the Winnebago Sightseer. In some respects craftsmanship of the Winnebago was much better than the Georgetown. We have had to make a few modifications/repairs to the Georgetown to correct for the craftsmanship of the Georgetown 337.
The downside to purchasing a used Georgetown is that FR will ignore you, even when the problem is a design/manufacturing flaw. For example, 2011 was a "bad year" for the glue that FR used when installing the ceiling throughout the coach. The glue did not hold well, sagging bubbles appeared in the inside ceiling. We contacted FR about the problem, they ignored us. We posted questions on the FR Georgetown and many people responded with suggestions for how to resolve the ceiling problem At this point, we have pretty much resolved the ceiling problem.
We bought the Georgetown because FR is owned by Warren Buffett. We felt that if a FR product is good enough for Buffett, it is good enough for us. Unfortunately, in our opinion, FR's manufacturing process and follow-up support do not meet Buffett's high performance expectations.
We have a good mechanic in our area that handles basic service for us. We use a "big truck" specialty shop to handle alignment, steerage, and stability. We're learning how to resolve mechanical problems ourselves. As I said above, members of the Georgetown Forum have been an incredible resource.
We learned how to fix the toilet. We finally figured out how to get the refrigerator to perform like its supposed to in both "cold" and "warm" climates. In celebration of this achievement, we popped a great bottle of wine!
Despite problems encountered and irritating issues like "electrical plugs installed under cabinets rather than low on side walls," we really like the Georgetown 337 layout. It's homey, comfortable, and fun to travel in.
This past summer, we took a four-week RV trip up the Oregon and Washington State coastlines. The views, weather, and people we met were incredible. We spent a week in Vancouver, Canada. We drove inland through Washington State and Oregon back to our home in California. We've never had so much fun! Bend, Oregon was outstanding. If you like "craft beer," there's better place to savor a "pint."
I wish you the best with your decision. Be sure to use this forum as a resource. You'll get great advice. We have.