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RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Getting ready to explore our new home state with the grandkids for a week just before their new school year starts. Florissant Fossil Beds, Royal Gorge, Great Sand Dunes Nat Park, Chimney Rock, Navajo state park, Curecanti Nat Rec at Gunnison, so many things to do and see.
EMD360 08/04/15 12:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ordered new class C 28ft, campsite length issues???

That is a fantastic list of features. I also was looking at the new ones and could not find the dinette on the passenger side in one of the shorter lengths. I agree with your wife on the levelers, doesn't always take a lot of time to level but when it does it can be a headache. Even though they add weight they seems like a luxury that should be worth it. Plenty of water, electric, etc. Sounds like a winner. Does the Forester have a fiberglass roof? I'm also sad about the decals--never did order new ones. I think we should just take them off but the spirit has not moved me yet!
EMD360 06/29/15 07:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ordered new class C 28ft, campsite length issues???

I am excited that you ordered a new rig. Think we are spoiled by the short RV but on the other hand 28 is not that much longer for the luxury of separate spaces. I look at the bigger ones and feel there is a lot of compromise in newer models. On the other hand, as the machine ages more and more will crop up for maintenance and when you are working on it more than using it, time to look for something else. You will love having a new rig, getting used to it and taking it far and wide while you can rely on the warranty and the newness of everything. Good luck and have fun.
EMD360 06/28/15 05:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Another thing I love about our 24' C

We are missing that Arizona camping. As you have, we went up to the Rim to escape the valley heat and down to the Sonoran and Organ Pipe to escape "winter". Visits to the Grand Canyon and even up to Utah's spectacular sites. So much open space to boondock and comparatively so few campers-- although more four wheelers and shooters. Colorado is full of campers and access to boondocking is much further from the city. Campgrounds are booked every weekend for months in advance. But it is beautiful and we don't blame our neighbors for enjoying camping as much as we do!
EMD360 06/17/15 09:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: CL scams

Horror stories run our lives. Several years ago an older lady in Phoenix was selling a very nice RV after her husband died. A couple came and wanted a test drive and she went with them. They drove away, ended up murdering her and left with the RV. Talk about horrible. Don't think it was craigslist though, just a classified ad. Remember those? Caution must be taken in life but can't let it determine all our actions--we would never do anything or go anywhere.
EMD360 06/09/15 08:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What was your first newbie moment?

The awning of course--and definitely help from a fellow camper--universal first and least damaging newbie experience for sure. I was trying to dump at home for the first time and could not get a decent downward flow--so I backed up on blocks which moved me right into the garage, breaking some roof tile, denting the flashing--and breaking the ladder that I had just fixed. The first probably was finding rot in the back panel of our new to us RV and figuring out how to fix it. We had looked for rot in all the places they recommend in buying a used RV--overheads, cabinets, etc. Nobody mentioned back rear panel! Then almost immediately catching the rear corner on I don't remember what and having to fix it again. Several little things--buying a ton of "stuff" to get started, some of which we no longer use. Also learning to caulk--still not very good at it. Going through batteries, it is way too easy to drain one all the way--repeatedly. Not putting down the antenna--another fellow camper support issue. Leaving the vent open in the rain before I put on vent covers. Not securing everything before leaving camp. Forgetting to plug the cord back into the generator. At least we never drove away connected--but some of these are not so much newbie as ongoing learning curve! Somehow after you do it once, you add it to the must do list and something else happens! We are six years and counting and loving every minute.
EMD360 06/09/15 08:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: CL scams

Mostly nice folks using craigslist in my experience. Bought our RV from an ad. Always some scammers, right? That RV/car scam is several years old, and they don't have to get a "sale" to pick up plenty of info about you, email address first, then perhaps phone number etc. I have had a couple of times responding to an ad where I just didn't feel right about it. Three times I ask the same question with no response, just come look, or the location of the item changing. If it feels weird, no need to follow through, there are so many sellers to choose from. Craigslist now has the contact info "hidden" in the reply. Several folks still spell part of their phone numbers to avoid bots. I have an out of state area code and that will increase. Just didn't want everyone I know to lose my number. Keeping the same number was just easier. Good luck with your search, your perfect RV is just waiting to be found.
EMD360 06/07/15 10:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to remove state decals stuck all over the outside

I took off the peeling wallpaper trim in the kitchen area. It was not regular wallpaper paste but gooey like contact paper. I used goo gone and elbow grease but it was a huge chore. Fabric softener works on wallpaper paste but not on that gunk. I want to remove the cracking decals on our RV but waiting until I feel like it. ha ha. I am going to try that drill operated "eraser" though. Inside, ours had a map of the USA but the former owner trimmed out the wallpaper at that site and put up pictures. Just one of those quirky things about someone else's RV. Some folks find it fun to collect stickers, some prefer a more sedated appearance.
EMD360 06/06/15 10:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Cleaned (yesterday) and set up for extra house guests. Nice to have a couple extra sleeping spots. Luckily they are young adults and can climb up into the bunk though.
EMD360 06/06/15 07:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: E350 Ford Chassis

We drive what I believe is a factory Itasca E350--have not replaced the shocks or added a stabilizer etc. at 39,000 miles approximately. It drives easily and we don't have issues except in high winds in Utah when it can be hard to drive anything. We think it is the best size vehicle for two and even with the grandkids. Nice that it is small and gets set up in a flash. Can't say enough good about the performance in the six years we have owned it. I would not hesitate to buy another.
EMD360 06/05/15 09:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Repair

I think you might be able to get by with a fiberglass repair instead of rebuilding the cabover. It depends on if you find rot in the cabover behind the split or even at the bottom where water may have found its way. Our RV came with a repair on the edge of the fiberglass roof that seems to have been done well. I believe it is done with fiberglass and resin and then sanded down. Or you might try using Eternabond roof tape for a bit uglier but still waterproof seal.
EMD360 05/12/15 10:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best fiberglass roof coating

I used eternabond on the seams after carefully removing the previous caulk. It is not pretty but gives an almost permanent and definitely water proof seal at any of the edges, fans, refrigerator, skylights, air conditioner, antenna, running lights etc. I washed the roof really well but I didn't put any finish on it. I put Red Max Pro/Zep High Shine--on the sides but didn't want to make the roof slippery. I now take it to the car wash and wash it up before and after trips. Don't notice any need for other coatings on it.
EMD360 05/10/15 03:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Snow last night! Had to turn on a heater to avoid freezing pipes. Tonight too. It is hard to get used to May snows.
EMD360 05/10/15 02:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Stabilizers

We started out using the scissor jacks every camp out. Just under the rear crossbar, near where our door is located. Kept the rv from rocking going in and out at least. But we soon got used to the motion and since we stow the scissor jacks in the rear compartment, we got tired of wrangling them in and out. So now we seldom use them unless we are parked for several days which has been seldom. A pair of them are about $60 or so. The drill attachment is maybe $8. We use an 18 volt cordless drill in the RV and have a charger for the RV.
EMD360 04/27/15 09:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: "Heading Home" checklist

We wrap the glass turntable in the microwave too. Our sinks are pretty secure so extra water bottles etc. can ride there. Just everything off counters and table and secured. The curtain rod holders in the cabinets need to be tightened. The fridge bars go back in. We often travel with stuff in the shower that has to be stowed too. Sometimes that means a closed shower door. We have toiletries in a plastic pencil box that goes back into the bathroom cabinet. RV campers will notice if you are driving off with the antenna up or an electrical cord hanging and hail you. They are helpful not mocking. Nicest folks in the world! :)
EMD360 04/27/15 09:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie or Spirit 25B questions

Splurge and get the 27' mid bath lazy daze. You are in CA and can go to the factory. I bet your wife would LOVE the light and the layout. It would last forever and have great resale value. Plus they say it is a year's wait at least. Not a walk around bed though. I actually like the rear kitchen layout too. But $92,000 without extras and plus CA taxes! Yikes.
EMD360 04/27/15 07:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: water heater on minnie winnie 22r

As a newbie, there are things now that you will be skeptical about, dumping the sewage, using the water pump, maybe figuring out the battery charging, but after awhile these things will be routine. Using gas while driving is still debated but we do because we leave the fridge on gas. We only turn the hot water heater on when we need hot water and it does stay warm overnight. Owner's manuals leave out a LOT. I bought a general maintenance RV book and browse through it occasionally as well as look up individual components when I have an issue to solve. Have a great camping season in your NEW RV! You will learn as you go. You can buy an add on for the water heater that will use electricity for your gas heater. Last I looked they were about $250. I think you can then use either? Not sure about that.
EMD360 04/24/15 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing uhaul cargo trailer with 26' Class C

I pulled a small covered UHaul from AZ to CO last spring with a 2000 Impala. It was relatively easy. I took a back way to 40 and then through NM to 285, not the expressways so didn't have to have traffic whizzing by at 80 mph. I did go over Wolf Pass, plenty of lanes, just took it slowly. Every brand of moving box I could find was at least $1000 while the trailer was something like $100. No contest even with more expensive gas.
EMD360 04/24/15 11:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Waste Disposal?

:h I have been dragging the double manholes off the septic to dump--it never occurred to me to use the cleanout which is closer to the house. It has a screw on cover and would probably work great--and not so stinky. Why didn't I think of that? I will need more sewer hose though. Then I will have to be sure it is not "uphill". :S Would a drain auger--one of those metal balls on a reel of metal band work to give an idea of where that hole goes?
EMD360 04/01/15 09:32am Beginning RVing
RE: What year would you look for?

Just off the top of my head and from reading about it, I believe the spark plug problem had a series of improvements such that the older models are more likely to get the threads stripped and blow than the 2000 to 2002 with the problem going away in 2003. Someone may confirm or deny my memory.
EMD360 03/31/15 12:04pm Class C Motorhomes
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