Was told excel went thru layoffs etc due to economy and suffered quality control issues when production came back.. I am highly impressed with fit and finsh. Everything is tight and well fitted. Only trouble was a seal failure in front hydraulic landing gear in 2012. I removed it and easily resealed it for about 15 dollars in seals. Excel said they were not repairable but are easily resealed.
Dear "LS"customer, in your post you give no discription of your "5 page" list. Fit n finish is of cheaper units was better? No, they just build it with cheap crap and know it, so they hide it realy well. -10 degrees stated in the warranty? Excel IS by faaaaaar the best made fifth wheel in the world. You buy something else and have a dime a dozen unit that has a 1/100 chance of de-lam. Ill take excels 1/14,000 YES, ONE IN EVERY 14,000!!! Sounds to me you bought from the wrong dealer. Hope you dont screw anyone else up in their research in THE BEST RV IN THE WORLD! Excel is great we have have just moved up to the limited. Our old unit... My son will be using it for the next 15 years untill we grow to old and we "PASS DOWN“ another! Thank you peterson ind, we love you!
I've had two excels. My 98 was bought in 2006. lived in full time and been all over the usa. Has been in N. Dokota in winter. It was -8 many days, i say days and nights -15. I didn't even have a good skirting up. anyways it was a good camper. just bought a 2009 this year 36 foot. payed a little high, but i have everything a house has and more. ive seen many campers out there. and excel is on the top of the list. if i didn't have this one i might buy a country air. my budy has a 92 he's been livin in to this time. Thank you.
The article I wrote was about the LTD,not a Classis, which we had previously and were happy with.
We owned an Excel Classic 2000 36' RKE & it was a superb unit. We full-timed in it until 2004. Decided to purchase another Excel 2 yrs ago,full-timing again. Bought a 2009 Excel LTD 33RSE from RV Sales in Moriarity, NM. HUGE MISTAKE!!
We have 55 pictures plus 5 typed pages of items (seriously wrong) w/unit.Been back to dealer 2X & some items were taken care of & not and in a month going to factory. Things just keep popping up and we aren't hard users of a unit. IT is our home and treat it as such. No way they can correct errors as they will have to start from beginning and completely rebuild unit.I can't begin to list the problems and we aren't knitpicking here. The way they advertise their units is a crime. We are ashamed to have friends see this unit. They should be ashamed they are turning units such as this out of their doors. This has been a nightmare for us. The finish work is something that isn't as nice as some we have seen in must cheaper units. In places, not even finished. BEWARE if you are considering an Excel. It is NOT a first-class unit by far.
Can anyone tell me what each of the initials mean for the Excel line of 5th wheels. We are looking at 30' and up and can't seem to find the answer!
I want to know if Exel has a 39' to 42' 5th wheel. I plan to be a full timer and would like the x-tra.
Owned a Cougar before purchasing our 2005 Excel 36FLR. The floor plan, construction and durability is supperb. Have had the unit parked in the pines of northern Californa since purchased and it still looks a good as it did the day I bought it, inside and out, with very little maintenance. I would purchase another Excel or Peterson Industries product in a heart beat without reservation.
I spent the 07/08 winter in Wyoming in my 2004 Excel 33RSE with no problems except for frost around the window frames. The temps dropped to 15 degrees F. below zero with winds of 50 MPH+. Worst winter there in 25 years. Hard-piped and insulated the sewer, heat traced and insulated the water hose and skirted the bottom with styrofoam. I sold my Fleetwood Prowler to a co-worker who told me that it froze up solid. Enough said !
We've had 2 Excels and we loved both of them. Good RVs and a good company to buy from. We lived full time in one of them for almost 3 years and it was almost problem free.
I bought a fiver built by KZ (Sportmen) new in '03 and lived in it full time since that time. I looked at a lot of trailers but KZ had always won an award for quality each year and I know why. I paid half of trailers like the Excel at under thirty, out the door with a seven year warranty. And the inside looks like the Excel 30! Guys, overall, this is a well made trailer and a bargain at the price. 2857PX3 fiver with '02 F350 club cab diesel.
My Fleetwood Wilderness 5er never leaked. My Excel 5er leaked. My neighbour's River Canyon leaks. Could this mean that Peterson and Travel Supreme ain't no good?
We have a Teton Prestige Monterey. It's a 1998 and we definitely need to get a new 5th wheel. I've been looking at all the ones that we know are higher end rigs - Teton, Hitchhiker and Carriage. The Excel probably also fits into this class. I talked to an owner this week, we're in a park in California, and he strongly recommended the Excel. It was a Classic 33RSO and it really seemed to be well constructed with a beautiful interior. Seems to be priced well for what you get. The other one I'm thinking about is the Arctic Fox. We had a Nash trailer that was very good, made by the same company as Arctic Fox. Any experiences on them?
Colin and Marie Keithley
We bought the 2005 36RDO 5th wheel new and have never regretted it. We've had almost no problems and the manufacturer not only makes a good product but also stands behind it. We even went to Kansas and met the owner of the company. They gave us a great welcome and they're very helpful. A beautiful RV inside, well thought out.