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RE: Anyone own a Bayhill by Evergreen?

Thank you for the link as well as the information you provided. The unit we purchased does not have the tankless water heater (dodged that problem) and we have requested that they open up the bottom of the unit and check for straps on the tanks. We did read all 48 pages and did notice those were pretty much a repeated problem that it looks like they have corrected, but we don't want a tank falling out,hence the request to check it out. We also have looked at many posts and videos on the schwentec slide problems and it seems that the problems are with all manufacturers who use these types of slides. We do expect to have a few annoying problems but hopefully ones we can correct ourselves and if not a trip to a repair shop will be made. Glad you are having things looked at and the dealer is willing to do it. We really liked ours, but with the problems the dealer wasn't very helpful. They worked on our tank 3 separate times and it was never "fixed" is the main reason we got rid of it. Having a good dealer makes a huge difference. Best of luck to you and happy travels.
JCGibson 04/28/16 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: class a with a rubber, fiberglas or aluminum roof

What Class As have aluminum roofs? Never seen that. I had an aluminum tonneau cover for my truck and we were in a hail storm. It was trashed, but the truck only had 2 small dents.
JCGibson 04/28/16 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awaiting the 2017's

Newmar makes a great Motorhome. But, when you look at those statistics, it does NOT tell what you think it tells. Sales rose. That is great. BUT if Newmar sold 500 motorhomes last year and then sold 700, then the marketing dept would tout that 40 percent increase. Now if Fleetwood sold 10,000 last year and then sold 10,500, that is a 5 percent increase, but still they sold a LOT more. Newmar does NOT have the market share they had just 10 years ago. They are slowly increasing their share every year, but have NOT sold as many as Tiffin/Winne/Fleetwood and Thor. Remember, Marketing will use the numbers and fudge them to make any RV line look like they are selling more versus the competition. Doug Fortunately, quantity is not their business model. They are geared towards quality and limit how many they make a year. Tiffin is similar, but the rest only care about $$$ and not quality.
JCGibson 04/28/16 02:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone own a Bayhill by Evergreen?

Here's a lot of info for you. 49 pages worth. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f44/evergreen-bay-hill-162477.html We owned one for a year (we posted on the link above). Although very nice on the outside, how it was put together was very lacking. Our main problem was the fresh water holding tank as was others. If you read the IRV2 forum, you will see what I am talking about. Also, if it has the tankless water heater, it can be very frustrating as it is near impossible to get it working properly. Luckily it didn't effect our unit, but their were several instances of slide problems. Hopefully you won't have too many issues, but be prepared for potential problems (as in any new RV).
JCGibson 04/28/16 01:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to buy in a 40'-45' with tag ?

The Newmar Ventana are also available in a Tag Axle with their coachs that are 40' and above. We are picking up our new Ventana (non tag) this weekend. They are nice as well as Dutch Star you already mentioned.
JCGibson 04/28/16 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Garmin 760 RV GPS is a new model on the way?

It looks like the RV 660LMT has replaced it. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-road/rv/rv-660lmt/prod524447.html We have the 760 and it has worked well for us. It is still available on Amazon.
JCGibson 04/28/16 01:09pm Technology Corner
RE: New trailer purchase

We had a good buying experience a few years ago when we purchased a Voltage toy hauler from the CW in Strafford Missouri. It did have a lot of issues from the get go, but the service was also very good and they had everything done within a couple of weeks (it was a lot of stuff).
JCGibson 04/10/16 10:41am Camping World Accessories
RE: Gem in hiding near Mobile, Alabama

I agree looks too tight. Your neighbors picnic table would be right outside your driver side windows and almost be right under your slides.
JCGibson 04/10/16 09:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Route between Nashville TN and Branson MO

Well I can understand having a tire defect causing a "white knuckle" experience.
JCGibson 03/22/16 04:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Branson

Sorry Double Post
JCGibson 03/22/16 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Branson

We live in the area and prefer the Table Rock State Park or the COE campgrounds around the lake. Many of the private campgrounds are not as private as we like.
JCGibson 03/22/16 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Route between Nashville TN and Branson MO

US 65 separates the men from the boys. I don't care to ever drive that again especially south of Branson. Lol! We're not far from Branson and have camped there a few times. The roller coaster hills start just south of Ozark and there are several of them between Ozark and Branson, and I've had a white knuckle ride a time or two on that stretch. You can avoid them by taking the Highlandville exit just south of Ozark and take Hwy 160 south into Branson. Nice wide highway without the hills and not much traffic. Hwy 160 depends on the time of day whether it is busy or not. I drive it daily to work to the Branson West area and it is busy between 7-9 am and again from 3-6 pm. It is a nice wide road but only 2 lane with few areas good for passing and many blind corners. The road from 65 to Highlandville (EE Hwy) is very curvy with only one passing area. Depending on where you are camping in Branson, the above route will put you about 5 miles west of Branson. Not sure what is "white knuckle" about 65 South of Ozark. The hills are not that bad (we have done them pulling a 5th wheel and driving a motorhome).
JCGibson 03/22/16 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Build quality gas vs DP

There are other little differences to go along with solid core doors...like 100k or more. The main difference between Most diesel coaches and gassers is one thing...the engine. Allegro open Road Diesel, Allegro Open Road Gasser, for example. Very much the same coach as far as quality is concerned. Don't make the mistake of expecting a lot of high end stuff in a coach just because it has a diesel engine...you have to pay more, a lot more, to get the luxury extras...an Entegra for example can cost up to 700 thousand dollars. Beautiful coach but that beauty don't come cheap! I have to disagree with the only difference in an Allegro RED and Allegro Open Road is the engine. Build quality is similar (both excellent), however there are many differences that justify the cost. Better towing capacity (with 360HP/3000 Allison), storage capacity inside and out, air ride, air brakes, exhaust brake, fuel mileage, larger fuel tank, larger water/waste tanks, better seating surfaces (vinyl vs leather), better flooring and it goes on. We purchased our 2016 Tiffin Open Road 36LA Jun 2015 and it was great (except for ride/handling) until we drove a 2016 Tiffin Allegro RED 37PA. Most of the time you get what you pay for.
JCGibson 02/26/16 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nuwave induction cooker... how to save on shipping...

Which Nuwave product are you talking about? Is it the cooktop or oven or something else? I haven't seen anything from them that cost that much.
JCGibson 02/25/16 12:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: My first MH - Georgetown 364TS

Congratulations on the new coach. I suggest you weigh it if didn't already prior to loading it up with your stuff. They can fill up quite quickly and it is very easy to go over your GVWR.
JCGibson 02/25/16 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First Trip to Alaska

You will also want to see Seward and Homer. The Seward Highway to Seward was our favorite drive when we were stationed in Anchorage for 8 years.
JCGibson 02/23/16 07:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Help Us Find "Our" Diesel MH

I would recommend either a Tiffin RED or Newmar Ventana LE. They have a few floor plans that are under 36' and both have Cummins/Allison combination and if you go back to 2014 or older will fit your budget. Tiffin Breeze doesn't have a Cummins, but is a descent coach, however, might be too much of a downsize from a 5th Wheel.
JCGibson 02/23/16 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat Towing

The OP is asking about a sedan and not an SUV like CRV, Equinox, Vue or my Jeep.
JCGibson 02/23/16 07:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Best route to Springfield Mo from Northeastern NC

We live about 10 miles south of Springfield and we went to Greensboro a few years ago and our route was (from Greensoro) West on I-40 to I-24 at Nashville then West on US 60 at Paducah KY. US 60 goes all the way to Springfield.
JCGibson 02/23/16 05:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: My Motorhome Selections

We have (had) a 2016 Tiffin Allegro 36LA. Ordered it April 2015 and took delivery June 2015. This was our first motorhome and it was a great gas coach. Fit and finish was excellent and very few things wrong with it that I couldn't take care of myself (Auto Gen Start wired wrong, powered front shades shorted due to exposed wires) during our ownership (4k+ miles). Tiffin is an excellent company that will help you in anyway possible to make things right. For my auto gen start problem, Tiffin authorized me to take it to a Magnum service center to have it fixed. No out of pocket expense and didn't have to go to Red Bay as another poster has said. They will authorize you to take it to any dealer/service center you are comfortable with for any warranty issues you might have. They also pay for a front end alignment (do it for all Tiffin coaches within first year of ownership). Communication is awesome and can talk directly with Bob Tiffin (owner/founder) if necessary. The 36LA is an awesome floor plan and had everything we wanted. With that said, however, driving a gas coach just wasn't for me, so we traded it for a DP we are also ordering.
JCGibson 02/20/16 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
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