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Cost of a motor home; any class

3 years ago we went from a small 5th wheel to a 2002 Class C 30 footer with 2 slides for $23000. We knew it could be expensive to maintain but now looking back on the 3 years I feel I have to caution prospective motor home buyers about the ongoing costs. I won't try to list all that we've done to it; some necessary repairs and some optional improvements but it certainly adds up to many thousands. Now, we're facing delamination which would not only cost many thousands to repair but will detract from its value if we don't repair. Yes it was used but I don't think spending around $100,000 for a new one is the answer. Since we like and enjoy it very much not sure of my point. Wondering about other's experiences?
Jayco-noslide 02/08/17 06:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is this Site Declining and losing Members?

Don't know. Sometimes it seems like fewer pages of posts. I hope it doesn't go away. I don't think facebook or other sites would substitute very well. I know it seems like there are a lot of RVers but really its a pretty specialized group. A very small percentage of facebook users would be in to RVing.
Jayco-noslide 02/05/17 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Been thinking...need advice...

Whatever your towing with anything, always start with the manual. It should tell you very clearly what the vehicle is rated to tow. Especially a motor home because they often tow vehicles. Pay attention to it.It's not just about the power of the motor but concerns brakes, suspension, transmission, etc.
Jayco-noslide 02/05/17 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: At what point does length cease to matter?

I don't get saying that a long 5er is easier to back than a shorter one. We with our 25 footer and a friend with a 34 footer tried to get in a site at a national park. I got in easy and he couldn't at all and it was because of length. Don't believe that length doesn't matter.
Jayco-noslide 02/05/17 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thoughts on oil change intervals (time, not mileage)

A lot of old myths from the dark ages persist about oil change.With my 4 cyl. car I will go 7000 or more and even that is probably sooner than needed. I haven't seen much real research but what I saw found that 3000, 5000, 8000; made no difference in engine wear. However a motor home is different in that the motor is always under a significant load so I change my V-10 about the same as you do but I don't have any research on that either. I don't subscribe to the "early doesn't hurt so why not play it safe". Waste of money and oil and just no support for doing it.
Jayco-noslide 01/26/17 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Will A/C run on 20 amps?

We once had a small trailer and the campground only had 20 amp. Very hot so we did run the AC but I didn't like the way it sounded so I don't think I would again.
Jayco-noslide 01/26/17 07:16pm Tech Issues
RE: new vehicle break in

I think you'r right but you didn't mention towing. I doubt if you should tow for a few thousand?
Jayco-noslide 01/26/17 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: At what point does length cease to matter?

To me length matters in many ways I won't try to go into again. I'll just say it isn't just about driving it down the road. It's weight, fuel, maneuveability, backing, getting campsites and more.
Jayco-noslide 01/26/17 07:07pm Fifth-Wheels
Dreaded Delamination

Bought this 30 ft. 2002 Class C 30 footer over 3 yrs ago for $23000. Didn't see the delam signs(dumb) before we purchased. We've liked it a lot and thinking we got a good buy until we started this trip and see major seperation of fiberglass from underlying wood in multiple places on 1 side. Most likely need to replace the entire side, repair wood, etc. But it's not where the original spot was at all so couldn't have forseen. Anyone else have this happen? Did you repair, dump it or quit? We've had a guesstimate of $13,000. We do like it and have added many nice features. Replacing it would be tough as we probably wouldn't spend more than $15000 plus trade in. Won't do a loan. It probably started when I clipped a log fence with a rear corner even though insurance dd do a repair on that.
Jayco-noslide 01/26/17 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: How long do you keep your full time RV

I suspect they are like a car. Last as long as you are willing to repair, update, etc. The question is, at what point does it become so expensive to repair that it is overall too old to be worth it. For example would you keep an old car if it needed a transmission and complete engine at the same time. We looked at some really old 5th wheels once and it was surprising how old they looked; dark inside, dark finish, etc.
Jayco-noslide 01/12/17 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 5er in Portland snow storm

Some of the posts suggest to go ahead and drive on slick conditions if you have skill and no fear. My point is to try to plan to avoid it. Of course anyone can get caught with a wrong forecast and have no choice but to go ahead at least long enough to get out of it. The time I got caught I discovered that it only takes a trace of precip to turn into a skating rink.
Jayco-noslide 01/12/17 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel mileage?

With that no. miles I think its broken in. 10 sounds too low to me. My half-ton gasser did 12-13 in town.
Jayco-noslide 01/11/17 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: North vs South Rim Grand Canyon?

Loved the north side with a pop-up in the main Nat'l Park campground. South is great too but the north is more like a pine, north woods atmosphere.
Jayco-noslide 01/11/17 12:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing 5er in Portland snow storm

To me, RV's of any kind, except maybe a very small motor home, and slick highways do not go together. As long as one can just cruise along straight, no steep hills, might be OK but I would dread having to stop fast of stop on a hill and lose traction starting. Had to do it once with a small trailer behind rear wheel drive van and ended up going down the interstate sideways.
Jayco-noslide 01/11/17 12:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MPG for a 2500 Suburban?

I had 2 half-ton Chevy V-8 trucks as a daily driver and the overall average ran around 13. I expect a 2500 would be 1 or 2 lower. My little Chevy Sonic more than doubles that. Can't tow anything but I tow it.
Jayco-noslide 01/09/17 02:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: To have a home base or not.

I'm on your side to begin but seems to me most full-timers do end up with some sort of "home base" eventually. Maybe just an RV lot. Of course there's a financial issue; very expensive to maintain a house if you aren't there much.
Jayco-noslide 01/09/17 02:13pm Full-time RVing
RE: Cross Country Trip: RV or TT ?

You didn't mention if you would plan to tow a vehicle behind the MH. To me this would be mandatory on a trip that long in order to have transportation when parked at a campground. However, towing behind a MH is stressful whether with a dolly or flat towing because you can not back up so always have to be watching where you are pulling into. If you don't tow, then a MH is pretty easy, even driving through towns, etc. It accelerates and stops quicker and is maneurverable. I prefer MH because of the generator, larger tanks and easy access from the cab to bathroom, etc.
Jayco-noslide 01/09/17 02:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: neighbors

Every time we arrive after dark (by accident) I say, "Never again".
Jayco-noslide 01/03/17 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds in the Florida Panhandle

The answer is "yes", for state parks of which there are several good ones in Fl. Reservations highly recommended if you can get them. Not sure about private ones.
Jayco-noslide 01/03/17 09:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What MPG 32' Class A Gas V10

It's not the monthly payments, it's the difference between what you pay and what you get when you're done with it. What you really get, not an inflated trade-in. This amount is BIG in most cases.
Jayco-noslide 01/03/17 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
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