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RE: Heating and Cooling on the road

Unfortunately the hydronic equipped units were out of our budget, so this one will have 3 heat pumps and 2 LP furnaces that somehow coordinate with each other through one thermostat.
Mile High 04/14/16 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
King Dome in motion

We are buying a used Motorhome with the King Dome in motion. I have dish, but reading the manual it seems like you set it once for your suscriber and you never get to change your mind. Is that true, or am I reading it wrong? Also - do they work pretty well? I have a travler in the garage that I could install, but thought I would give this a try.
Mile High 04/14/16 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: DISH Pay As You Go with HOPPER?

Has anyone managed to get a Hopper installed with PAYG service in their RV? I'm about to make the call to DISH, but need to know if I'm wasting my time trying for this. Thanks in advance for any responses. I successfully got the Hopper and 2 Joeys installed on PAYG in our 5er...........once :( It is truly a **** shoot everytime you call to activate or deactivate. At one point they even shut down my service althogether because I mentioned "Hopper" in my RV. I bought the Hopper and Joeys and that was supposed to be the trick, but the problem is Dish employees are trained to give canned answers from a computer screen and if you are anything out of normal - its a hassle ahead. After fighting and boiling my blood just trying to get it turned on for a weekend, I surrendered. I said "what, did I say RV?? Silly me, I meant CABIN". That automatically put me in a seasonal mode there I can turn it all off once a year for $5 a month to keep the account open, and if its closed up to 9 months it automatically restarts full service. Not optimal, but at least I can enjoy vacation now without needing Valium!
Mile High 04/14/16 08:15am Technology Corner
RE: Heating and Cooling on the road

Ah thanks all - it was the fuel mileage I was concerned about. I had no idea how much they drink and was thinking it would pull a lot worse. I'm used to an LP generator. The A we are signed up for is the 8K diesel. The inverter is a 2800 but I think its sized for the fridge. Excellent reminder to check the dash AC - I don't think I ever did.
Mile High 04/14/16 07:39am Class A Motorhomes
Heating and Cooling on the road

I'm probably a little naive on this coming from a 5th wheel, but when rolling down the road with passenger is a class A, are you pretty much stuck with the generator running the whole time to cool behind the cockpit? Or will the inverter operate any of those 3 AC/heat pumps?
Mile High 04/14/16 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chipped 450 Cummins

Well, as it turns out, the chip concern was minor. This thing was rode hard. We drove it, found some issues but rusty cabinets and a jammed slide made us decide it was not the right one for us.
Mile High 04/13/16 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chipped 450 Cummins

I appreciate what you are saying, and I'm sure there are some bragging fish stories associated with it, but what caught my eye was he changed the 450 on the back to 550 somehow, and when I said I don't recall a 550 he went into his chip story. Hope to get some better detail from the Dealer today, but unfortunately they are going to filter out the bad stuff from the owner. Just happen to catch the owner unloading it yesterday but may not be that lucky this time and I'm sure he has no motivation for sharing any more info with me - he made his deal.
Mile High 04/13/16 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
Tyron Rings

Already getting the "upsell" :) Anybody have an opinion on Tyron Rings?
Mile High 04/13/16 10:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remorse?

Based on what you currently have: 2014 Redwood 36RL 2014 Ford F350 PSD DRW You have more invested in that combo than you can buy a motorhome for. Ya I know, isn't that the reality anymore. I really think that is why some of the more expensive 5ers are hurting these days. Unless you're a cash buyer, it may actually be cheaper in the short run to buy that more expensive motorhome. In the long run you're going to pay for it, but in the short term you can get a much lower payment. That is unless you have a need for a one ton truck and are going to own it anyway. But if you want to use an existing car you already have as your toad, then a motorhome can be cheaper. You can get 15 or 20 year financing on a motorhome and the interest is tax deductible as a second home mortgage. Some of these nice trucks are in the $60k plus price range and you're only going to get maybe a 7 year loan on it. Then you'll get another loan on the trailer and only the interest on the trailer is deductible. So your monthly payments may end up being more for the truck-trailer combo. But remember that's only short term, as if you get a 20 year motorhome loan you'll be making payments for a looooong time. Trust me, I know! The tax deduction is very nice. I won't miss the truck, even though it is a gorgeous truck, it's a bear to park and unloaded is an awful ride. To be honest it only has 11,000 mile on it and sits in the garage except to tow - its nothing more than a detachable motor that goes in a separate garage from the trailer :) I have Jeep already set up as a toad that I was going to tow behind the Redwood but never did. Its already set with the Blue ox towbar and Stay-n-play brake system. I occasionally towned it behind the truck for grins. Wifes car is a an Expedition, and I don't think it can be towed.
Mile High 04/13/16 10:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chipped 450 Cummins

It's in a Tour, and the brochures says the 3000 6 sp.
Mile High 04/13/16 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remorse?

It sounds like you're looking at new ones. You can get excellent deals on high quality diesels if you go used. Oh no new - definitely used. We are looking in the 2013 2012 range and they come in about half, but still up there.
Mile High 04/13/16 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remorse?

Based on what you currently have: 2014 Redwood 36RL 2014 Ford F350 PSD DRW You have more invested in that combo than you can buy a motorhome for. Ya I know, isn't that the reality anymore. I really think that is why some of the more expensive 5ers are hurting these days.
Mile High 04/12/16 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remorse?

WE moved up from a truck and TT to a 40' DP, great move we'd never go back. If I were going to do as much time as you are suggesting I'd be all over THIS. Wow - that is gorgeous for a 2006!
Mile High 04/12/16 06:52pm Class A Motorhomes
Chipped 450 Cummins

Anyone chip their Cummins diesel? I looked at a guys Class A and it said 550 where it should say 450, and he said it's chipped because he hauled a trailer. 39K miles on the odometer. Is that a "run away from the deal" or is that pretty common practice?
Mile High 04/12/16 05:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remorse?

if it is the stairs to the bedroom, get a large TT. bumpy No its not stairs, more access to a bathroom.
Mile High 04/12/16 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remorse?

How many miles a year, or months, do you plan on traveling each year? About 5 vacations a year now - but when I retire in about 4-5 years - hopefully a lot more.
Mile High 04/12/16 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
Remorse?

Thinking of jumping from a 5er to a DP for the convenience as we get a bit older. We aren't retired, but like to pull toys like a boat and jeep and up until now its always been multiple tow vehicles. The DP puts us back together in the cab, but what a chunk of change these things are - even used. Because of depreciation and term of loan, I get the feeling once we bite in, we will never ever be able to back out without feeling the pain. I know full timers have a different motive, but for vacationers do you folks ever feel remorse for going down this road, or do you feel trapped that you can never get rid of it? My shaking hand is days away from signing......
Mile High 04/12/16 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: US Route 50 Nevada - Loneliest Highway

Lonliest is merely an advertising ploy!! While in Ely ( have sopped there several times) be sure to check out the Railroad museum!! Oh cool! I will. Usually watch for them, but didn't even think about one being there.
Mile High 04/06/16 09:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: US Route 50 Nevada - Loneliest Highway

Hey thanks all! I just booked Ely as an overnight. Great video, thank you! I feel like vacation is over and now I have to unpack :C
Mile High 04/06/16 10:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Do I need airbags?

I am not trading in my truck for a DRW pickup. I don't buy the argument if you need air bags you are overloaded. My dad needed air bags on a DWR 3500 Crew Chevy and a DWR F350 Crew with a Lance slide in. I'm not wanting air bags to help towing. I was wanting them to bring the rear end up some. The new shocks isn't for the sag, but the reason the Timbrens rode rough. My thought( and maybe the Moderators also) is that bad shocks would allow the rear suspension to travel faster and further than it would if the shocks were in good working condition allowing the Timbren to come into contact unloaded. Ya, avoid the DRW if you can, they are a pain in the keester to park. Probably one of my bad choices in life as I'm learning to hate it. Tow monster, sure, but once you're there you have to deal with it as your only transportation. Even with the DRW, I installed airbags to get it back to level. Unloaded the truck rides bad on the interstates with concrete, no matter what you do. It did from the factory. Something about the long bed crew cab synchronized with the worn concrete and that thing beats the P&&s out of us.
Mile High 04/06/16 10:21am Fifth-Wheels
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