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RE: Just a Thought...

We just did this with our 2011 Dodge 3500 and 2014 Bayhill FW. Traded them for a 2016 Tiffin Allegro 36 LA with a build date of 18 May. The way our dealer did it was for the FW it was a trade in value (little better than wholesale based on our research). Still gave us more than we paid for it (that was before they new how much we still owed). As for the truck, they got bids from local St Louis dealers and we got way above what we expected. It was close to what I would have gotten in a private sale. Only $14K less than we paid for it in 2010. Not including our trades, we still got about 24-25% off MSRP (not too bad for a Tiffin) and got to order it the exact way we wanted it. Our main reason we wanted to do this was getting tired of Truck/FW setup. Both of us have bad backs and I have other disabilities from 20 years in the Air Force so going to a Class A was the best option for us as we love RVing.
JCGibson 05/04/15 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat Tow Vehicle Equipment Recommendations

Thanks everyone for your recommendations. Much appreciated. John
JCGibson 04/12/15 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
Flat Tow Vehicle Equipment Recommendations

Good evening, Well, I had it in my mind we would just get a tow dolly and use that to tow my wife's FWD vehicle behind our 2016 Allegro when it arrives. After much discussion with the wife and my back, we have traded it for a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4X4. So with that, we will be able to flat tow and not use a dolly. What I would like are recommendations for tow bars, brake control, etc. I have read the dinghy towing guide from Motorhome Mag, but would like real world user recommendations as all the ads make them sound like they are the best possible solution. Thanks in advance. John
JCGibson 04/11/15 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We took the plunge!

Thanks everyone! We can't wait to get our new coach. We do plan on going to see the build as long as it is after 1 Jun (told it would be) when the wife finishes teaching for the current school year. Did I say we are excited!!!
JCGibson 04/11/15 07:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: We took the plunge!

good luck with your new motorhome. I was wondering what happen with the bayhill you have listed in your sig, looks like only a year or two old, I had looked at the bayhill models at this years RV show and they looked nice with good floor plans ? You would know best how they are built after having one, did you have problems with the trailer? Mike. We do like the floor plan and they are nice. However, we did have quite a few problems. If you haven't seen the forum on IRV2 it is here http://www.irv2.com/forums/f44/evergreen-bay-hill-162477.html.
JCGibson 04/11/15 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filling Up at Gas Station--Class A Gasser

My gas filler is on back about 2 ft. in on Bounder. I got a Rand Mcnally GPS that has an input for a video so I put a camera ( a cheap one) on bottom of the rear facing out so now I can see the pumps up close and precisely place the MH for filling. No need to guess or back up with toad. Works great for me and it was pretty simple to do. That's a great idea. We have the Garmin RV GPS and has that same option of adding a camera. I will have to look into this. Thanks! John
JCGibson 04/11/15 07:40am Class A Motorhomes
We took the plunge!

We have been looking for many months and we finally took the plunge and signed an agreement to have a new 2016 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA built. This will probably be the slowest 10-12 weeks of waiting we will have ever had. Very excited to begin this chapter of our RVing lives!
JCGibson 04/09/15 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
Tiffin Motorohomes Power Inverter Brand

Good morning, The new Tiffin Allegro we are looking at has either 1250 or 2000 watt power inverter that is from Tripp Lite. I am not familiar with this brand. Does anyone have any experience with it? Thanks. John
JCGibson 04/09/15 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Destination RV Resort/Campground/Park

Any particular areas of the country your looking into... east coast or New England? Mike No place in particular, but the northeast is definitely on our list of places wanting to see. Sorry I forgot about my post, I few that I would recommend in NC there's Camp Hatteras RV Resort Campground In the Lake George Area of NY there's Lake George RV Park, Lake George Escape and the newly opened Moose Hillock Camping Resort (moose hillock is family owned and they also have a resort campground in Warren NH) Normandy Farms in Foxboro MA Hope this helps, Mike I will check these out. Thanks! John
JCGibson 04/08/15 08:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park Recommendations For Vicksburg, MS?

We have stayed at two parks while traveling through Vicksburg and seeing the sites. Ameristar is pretty descent, but some sites aren't very level as said before and some are close together. The entrance driveway to the park is a little steep and I scraped the rear of our 5th Wheel. They have a shuttle to the casino which is nice if you want to eat or try your luck. Then we have stayed at River Town Campground. It is a little outside of town, about 15 minutes or so to the battlefield. The sites are spaced pretty well and fairly level. They are gravel sites, but was maintained pretty well. John
JCGibson 04/08/15 04:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow Dolly Procedures At RV Park

After reading all the rigmarole tow dolly people have to go through and having watched them in campgrounds and then they say they have no problems? They have never enjoyed the ease and simplicity of four down towing. Know that it is so much easier than a tow dolly! That is fine if we had a vehicle that is four down towable. Ours is front wheel drive and only 1 1/2 years old, so tow dolly is our only option right now.
JCGibson 04/06/15 07:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly Procedures At RV Park

Thanks to everyone for the very helpful responses. Greatly appreciated. John
JCGibson 04/06/15 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Special Order vs. Purchasing off the Lot

As stated already you should not pay any more for one that you have built in fact in most cases it will cost you less. That is what we did and got exactly what we wanted. Good luck and I believe that you will be pleased with your purchase. If you do order it you can go to red Bay and watch it be built. Pretty interesting. If we do custom order, I think we will go to the factory as long as it is during the summer. My wife is a teacher so won't be a problem doing so. I hear they are very accommodating to visitors.
JCGibson 04/04/15 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Destination RV Resort/Campground/Park

Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Anymore? John
JCGibson 04/04/15 07:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Special Order vs. Purchasing off the Lot

The wife and I today went to look at Tiffin Allegro Open Roads and we have decided that is what we want. In our area (within 3-5 hours), there aren't many options and the floor plan that we wanted the most, the dealer just sold it yesterday. :( So, we have thought we might special order a coach to get exactly what we want. When doing a special order, is it possible to get a purchase price that is comparable to one that is on the lot, or at least close? Wouldn't mind paying a bit more since we would get exactly as wanted, but don't want to pay MSRP if don't have to. Would look elsewhere if that is the case. John
JCGibson 04/04/15 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
Tow Dolly Procedures At RV Park

Hello All, I think we have found our coach. Went to look at Tiffin Allegro Open Roads today and we were very impressed to say the least. Anyway... We have decided for now we will use the wife's car and put it on a tow dolly since it is front wheel drive. My question is, for the ones that use a tow dolly, what procedures do you use when you arrive at an RV Park and have a back in site? John
JCGibson 04/04/15 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Destination RV Resort/Campground/Park

Any particular areas of the country your looking into... east coast or New England? Mike No place in particular, but the northeast is definitely on our list of places wanting to see.
JCGibson 04/03/15 02:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Destination RV Resort/Campground/Park

Not sure what you're looking for, but here are two that probably aren't quite what you mean: Trailer Village - Grand Canyon. Nothing to do at the campsite, but the nearby bus will take you right to the canyon. Your vehicle never has to move. Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World - You can take the boat or bus to the parks, but there is plenty to do within the campground itself. Nice pools, rent boats, fish, hike the nature trails, EAT, EAT some more, spas at the resorts, etc. In any case, your vehicle never has to move, and you can relax without ever leaving the campground. These are perfect. Fort Wilderness is definitely a place we want to go in a couple of years once our grandson gets older.
JCGibson 04/02/15 01:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Destination RV Resort/Campground/Park

http://canaanresort.com/13/ West Virginia - beautiful area. Campground not fancy but lots to do. That looks really nice. We have been through WV, but never stayed. Scenery was wonderful from what we remember.
JCGibson 04/02/15 01:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Destination RV Resort/Campground/Park

Although not a resort, Gulf Shores S.P. in Alabama has lots to do - close to beach, large swimming pool, tennis courts, miles of bike trails, etc. Many restaurants close by that you could ride bikes to. Some sites are quite large and private. We have only stayed there once and really enjoyed it and the area. What I am asking don't have to be "resorts", and Gulf Shores SP is one of our favorite places and exactly like other parks I am looking for. Can't beat the price. Would go there every year if I had my way, but want to see other parts of the country as well.
JCGibson 04/02/15 01:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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