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RE: Trying to decide which one

Get the bed accessible from both sides, if you want to stay married.
coolmom42 10/30/14 08:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: B vs C---leaks, maintenance, quality

Thanks for the info. I'm going to pull the trigger on this project in 2-3 years, dependent on finances. At that point I'll decide on a self-build vs a B, depending on what is available for how much $$$.
coolmom42 10/30/14 08:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ford 150 V6 3.5L EcoBoost

skipnchar who sometimes posts here, has been towing a pretty large trailer with that engine for a few years. He is a smart guy & very helpful, send him a PM for some good info.
coolmom42 10/30/14 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: B vs C---leaks, maintenance, quality

What about quality on the R-Vision Trail-lite series? I see a fair number of them on RV Trader. Also a LOT of RoadTreks on RV Trader. Any input on their quality?
coolmom42 10/30/14 04:47am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: B vs C---leaks, maintenance, quality

I assume the roof penetrations on a B can leak just like on a C? Is something like Eternabond tape recommended?
coolmom42 10/30/14 04:44am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Dishes for the motorhome

I got some lightweight & attractive melamine-type plates at Walmart. They are very rigid & don't flop around when loaded. There were several colors/patterns that coordinate, in the home section.
coolmom42 10/29/14 07:36pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: B vs C---leaks, maintenance, quality

I'll be travelling mainly by myself, or possibly with a grandchild. A "B" would be just right, and a "C" too big & awkward, unless it's a very small "C". What are the walls made out of on a "B"?
coolmom42 10/29/14 06:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Advice on how to sell my RV quickly

If someone wants to give you a local cashier's check, meet them at the bank issuing the check. It's a safe location, and you can verify that the check is legit. They can be forged. Do not do anything resembling shipping, any elaborate arrangements for payment, etc. Use your common sense on CL and you will be fine.
coolmom42 10/29/14 04:37pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
B vs C---leaks, maintenance, quality

One thing that has put me way way off buying a used class C is their propensity for bigtime leaks, and frequent mediocre build quality. Are class B's generally less prone to leaks? Where are the weak points for leaks? And if they do develop a leak, is there less likely to be damage, or is that the same deal as a C? Are the sides of a B constructed the same way as a C? Is build quality & construction generally better on B's than C's? What are the better quality brands in class B? I know there are lots of opinions, but some input based on facts & experience would be helpful. I have a long-term plan to either do a self-build minimalist type B, or purchase a used one that has been well maintained.
coolmom42 10/29/14 11:37am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Midwest to GA - avoid steep grades?

No grades to speak of on any of those routes. A couple of possible routes you want to avoid, if you are concerned about driving on long or steep grades: I-24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, TN, and I-40 between Knoxville, TN & Ashevill, NC.
coolmom42 10/29/14 10:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Ford Transit vs Nissan NV--comparison

Transit wins comparison test I noticed the comparison was with 2500 series vans. No one in North America is offering 2500 series Sprinters in Class B conversions other than maybe the 144" wheelbase model. Are they building 3500 Transit vans yet? It seems strange no one has proposed a Class B model. The Ford website lists a 350 HD with GVWR of 10,360 and payload of 4650 lb. But I have not seen any in inventory at dealers in this area. My guess is that if there are any in production yet, they are going directly to fleet sales. FORD SPECS
coolmom42 10/29/14 08:59am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Making the bed easier

Go with something easier to make up. A fitted sheet, a comforter, and pillows to sleep on can still look nice, but will be easier to handle. Put the fancy throw pillows, etc, in storage if you want to put them back with the RV if/when you sell it. I understand your desire to make the bed, because it's right there all day, and makes the whole RV look messy if it's unmade. But this is a RV, not a formally decorated house. The fancy stuff is just too complicated. Casual is easier.
coolmom42 10/29/14 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Sequoia door-jamb sticker

Just quit guessing and do the math. All the numbers on the Sequoia should be in the owners manual. Or actually go weigh the vehicle. And FWIW one power seat does NOT add 500 lb. Good grief.
coolmom42 10/29/14 06:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford Transit vs Nissan NV--comparison

Not quite... The Nissan NV200 is the size of the Ford Transit... and is a rather attractive little van that looks nothing like its ugly big brother. Nissan NV200 The Nissan NV is the same size as the Ford Transit Connect not the same as the full-size Ford Transit.
coolmom42 10/29/14 04:44am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sequoia door-jamb sticker

Thanks to Westend for alerting me to the picture-posting help thread on RV.net. This is the sticker on the door-jamb of the Sequoia. I"m sorry it's sideways, but I'm not seeing a rotate option here. Someone said I was refusing to post it - not so. I just didn't know how. Now I do. TV weight is 67xx#. Dry weight of the TT is 5100#. Loaded for a short trip, TT came to 5500#. Tongue weight was 740#, or just under 13% of the loaded weight. Our Sequoia has the tow package. http://i.imgur.com/4eXlEQPl.jpg "border=0" http://bit.ly/1CIRlV8 I think you have your numbers wrong on the TV weight. Where are you getting 6700 lb???? That makes no sense, with a GVWR of 7300 lb - TV of 6700 lb, you could not even put 4 good-sized people in that Sequoia. I looked up the Sequoia 2015 brochure. This is what it says (numbers change a little with 4WD) curb wt = 5730 GVWR = 7100 This leaves 1370 for cargo, including people. Subtract the trailer tongue wt leaves 630 lb for cargo in the Sequoia, including people. I can assure you that there is a large margin in that number. GCWR (gross combined weight rating) is 13,600. With the Sequoia fully loaded plus trailer, you are at 7100 + 5500 = 12600 Towing capacity of the Sequoia is 7400 lb, you are well below that. So you are well within the limits in the brochure, and again I can assure you that there are generous margins in those numbers. You will be fine with a good weight-distributing/sway control hitch like the Equalizer. THIS IS THE BROCHURE I FOUND. If you have a different year, just google "20xx Sequoia weights and capacities" and you will find the right info. I just saw that you have a 2010, so check for info on it. I expect the numbers will be very similar.
coolmom42 10/28/14 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rebuilding the interior of Big Blue (many pics)

How do you anchor your components? That's something I've yet to figure out.
coolmom42 10/28/14 07:42am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ford Transit vs Nissan NV--comparison

*Sticker price on the 2015 regular wheel base high-roof Ford, with a few options, was about $40K. *comes with Hankook tires; should be Michelins at this price point! . Just to let you know I think Hankooks are very good quality tires, less cost the Michelins but might be better. :B Good to know, LOL. I was pretty surprised to only see 16" wheels. They look kind of dinky on that size vehicle.
coolmom42 10/27/14 02:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ford Transit vs Nissan NV--comparison

A local RT dealership has had a NV upfit on their lot for at least a year, if now more... no takers. The Transit has one nice advantage... it is offered in a high top version, about 10 inches higher than the Sprinter in the US. I've thought of using this with a false floor (although it would take another step to get fully in the van) for adding a hydronic system and extra water tank space. Or use the extra ceiling room for a drop-down bed and more overhead space. I was in the high top version. At 5'10" plus 1" for shoes, I had about 4" clearance below the roof ribs. Do think about the tallest person that will be using it. The high roof is the prime draw of the Transit for me.
coolmom42 10/27/14 02:06pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: We Have MOULD!!!

You need a dehumidifier inside. Ventilation may help a little but if the humidity is high outside, it won't help a lot. Wash or trash the soft surfaces, and super-clean the rest with about a 1/10 bleach solution.
coolmom42 10/27/14 02:01pm Family Camping
RE: Ford Transit vs Nissan NV--comparison

The Transit is available with either a 3.7 V6, the 3.5 ecoboost or a 3.2 5 cyl diesel. No V8 is offered. You are right, I was thinking about the Nissan. My mistake.
coolmom42 10/26/14 07:20pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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