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RE: Bathroom door blocks hallway no more...

Ya, Newmar Dutchstar uses that. It lets them add some more room to the 1/2 bath. Winnie just angles the wall so the door has room, which is how our Redwood is.
Mile High 01/16/16 09:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone towing a Elite / Mobile Suites with a 1 ton

We were just looking at the MS at the RV show - I think it would be pushing it on my F350 DRW - yikes 23,000 lbs. The tires max load would be my greatest concern on a SRW. I'm at 17220 GVWR (trailer) and 4,300 lbs pin weight and it tows smooth and nice, but in these mountains it is about the limit on this 6.7 DRW with 3.73 gears. If feels like there just isn't any more to give. With a MS, I think I would definitely be looking for the 4.30 gears in the F350 wide track or F450, at the very least, the new higher torque 6.7.
Mile High 01/16/16 09:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV of the Year?

Its pretty cool to me! I saw one at the RV show with the front window over a couch in the bedroom and it was very nice as well. We all have preferences I guess. I prefer the living area in the rear view area, but always open to something new.
Mile High 01/15/16 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fireplace in Winnebago Which One? Like It? Safe?

You should be able to order the trim and everything you need, including the fireplace, from Winnebago. They are very good about that. I was looking at a Tour that didn't have one either and was going to add one in (about $1100 for parts). I've had fireplaces in RVs for years - some issues have occurred when the factory doesn't tighten the wires well at the terminals, and expansion contraction starts them to arc, and some have done some nasty damage to the terminal block. Generally it can be smelled before it turns into a real fire, but the main thing is just make sure the terminals are tight when you install.
Mile High 01/15/16 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tonneau recommendations

A Roll-n-lock would sure look nice on that King Ranch! Can't say enough about mine, it slides over the hitch, locks the tailgate with the cover. I feel much more secure about my hitch. My buddy had his coolers stolen so now we sometimes but the coolers and grille in there if its a wild holiday. http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/412087250.jpg
Mile High 01/15/16 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Non 5'er----yet

Just be conservative in your calculations. I tried to get by with a SRW 1 ton because the numbers worked, but I couldn't haul water and I was within 200 lbs of the tire maximum on the truck. I pretty much decided I had to go to the DRW. Truck tows great, but I sure hate it. Wish now I would have just gone to a Class A and a toad and not went down this path. The truck is a PIA to use as a vehicle once you are there (I like to get back in the woods), PIA to park, and us just a waste as a daily driver if you work downtown. It sits in the garage and only gets taken out when it's going to tow, so to me it's just a 2 piece motorhome. In retrospect - I was better off personally with the smaller trailer and my short bed SRW 1-ton daily driver.
Mile High 01/14/16 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Non 5'er----yet

I think 25% calculation for pin weight is on the high end, unless you're in a bigger trailer. Ours is 36' with a gross weight of 13xxx pounds. When I weighed it lightly loaded, it weighed 111xx pound, and the pin weighed 20% actual weight. Mark I think I would agree - Ours is 25% but only when fully loaded with gear and 110 gals of water that sits under the front basement. We are 17,222 total 5er weight and with water and pin is 4,320 lbs. comes out about perfect to 25% but this model is way nose heavy by floorplan. Other floorplans aren't nearly that nose heavy in ours.
Mile High 01/13/16 06:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rest Easy sofa reclining sofa sleeper by Winnebago

The L shape rest easy is awesome. We are only looking, but that is one of the few couches that it looks like you can lounge in comfortably. Others have a small foot pad that pops up, but doesn't do much more than that. Sleeping it might be lumpy -
Mile High 01/13/16 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Non 5'er----yet

I certainly understand how quickly it starts to make you dizzy. We started looking again a couple of months ago and I had to push it aside for a bit. Nobody makes a bad 5er, so you're off to a good start :). Until you get into custom builds, I don't think you will see a dimes worth of difference in quality - they all are less than great. Take your favorite ones and site down inside, get a feel for the comfort and features, and it will come to you. If you are in cold areas, know the thickness of the walls and whether they are covered underneath. At the higher weights you listed (13K), you are probably going to want 7K axles. Happy shopping.
Mile High 01/13/16 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First coach: 2011 Tour or 2013 Journey

Hello all and thanks so much for the replies! I really appreciate your help! I think you have all been spot on. One big difference I did find was that the tour has the Powerglide slides whereas the Journey has the Lippert slides which have had a bunch of issues. I really like the Tag on the Journey but the Tour might win out. Does anyone know any more info on the rumor that the 40CD might be nearly overloaded right out of the factory? That would be a big deal for us. I know that 2011 was the last Tour that Winnie that wasn't a tag axel - possibly for that reason. We have been looking at the Tour/Ellipse in-depth, and you are right, the slides were hydraulic until 2014, when they went to Schwintek electric and the trouble began. The 2016 is now a modified version of the Schwintek and the rail is separate from the side of the slide so water doesn't run over it and freeze to it, causing retract problems. Jury still out on that. Hadn't heard about the overweight on the CD, but did hear the 42AD (front kitchen) was easily overloaded on the front axle until 2012 when they went to Independant front suspension (IFS). Also 2012, the sides of the slides got painted to match the rest of the graphics, and the bedroom TV and window became smaller and fixed instead of an electric retracting type, to allow for slightly larger wardrobes. The Tour/Ellipse had the Aquahot 450DE or 450D which also used the Engine cooling system to heat the aquahot going down the road - an awesome feature in my opinion which isn't always campured in comparable brands. The 40CD should have that as well. We found others that only had the 400D (no engine heat), or even the 400P propane. Nothing wrong with the twin LP furnaces either for low maintenance and quick heat either. The Aquahot is better served for those living in them in my opinion, and not necessarily a big benefit for a part-timer. Happy hunting!
Mile High 01/12/16 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Profiling your Salesman

At my age I've learned a thing or too. Being an old RV transporter, I still have my keys that get me inside most RV's. if I find one locked, it magically becomes un locked so I can look it over..... Maybe if we all carried a "pry bar" we would be as smart as you are. I know, you feel there is nothing wrong with "breaking and entering" as you do it. Maybe if I had a key to your RV and opened it when I wanted, you would not mind. :S :) Kind of what I was thinking...
Mile High 01/04/16 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement Pin Box...Flex Air or MORryde ?

I've had the 5th airborne and the Tri-Glide, much prefer the Tri-glide even though they don't make it anymore. The tri-glide was a combination of the Demco Glide Ride technology added to the base plate of the standard trailair. The new Trailair Air-Flex is a combination of their Roto-Flex and standard Trailair, which is the replacement for the Tri-glide. I have no experience with that one, or the mor-ryde.
Mile High 12/31/15 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tiffin vs Newmar

Friends' problems with Entegra, door fit problem, never totally cured, but they can live with it, slide leak problems at the bottom of slide when retracted immediately come to mind. Winnebago problems are too numerous to remember, bed problem, repeated slide problems with the famous Swintech slides, paint issues, etc. etc. Thanks. I'm not finding the Schwintek except on the brand new tour.
Mile High 12/28/15 12:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Onan Generator

I think you will find it would be easier to fix the Onan. Nothing about Honda is compatible with on board generating, such as exhaust, cooling, etc.
Mile High 12/27/15 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin vs Newmar

We have a 2013 Ventana LE and we have friends with a Winnebago Tour and another with an Entegra Aspire. Those two motorhomes cost significantly more than our Ventana LE did, so I would not put the Ventana LE in their class. As an aside, both of them have had significantly more problems with their coaches than we have had with our Ventana LE. What kind of problems?
Mile High 12/27/15 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin vs Newmar

And according to the Entegra website the 2016 Aspire has LP fired Aqua-hot, not diesel. Ya they still just have LP. I prefer the Diesel 450D diesel Aquahot because it will also use engine heat down the road to heat the aquahot, whereas the LP and 400D diesel do not. I know every rig has some trade offs, but that one tends to bother me a bit.
Mile High 12/27/15 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin vs Newmar

sorry it was the ventena le series I was looking at for comparison to the allegro red Too many versions of the same thing out there! :) Makes me dizzy shopping on foot!
Mile High 12/27/15 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin vs Newmar

Ellipse/Tour? They seem to offer more features that the Allegro Red or Newmar Ventana or Entegra Aspire anyway, for competitive pricing, and they have been around forever. a Entegra Aspire is a long ways up the food chain from any of the above mentioned motor homes including the tour I guess I don't see it that way - Aspire has non-painted slides, non-diesel aqua-hot, all standard on the others including Tour. The Anthem is nice, but nothing impressed me much about the Aspire. maybe not you personally but its most certainly a big step above ventura and red just in the fact of length with tag axle and 450HP ISL and aqua hot heat systems to name but a few superior things I should not include the tour (misspoke )had another model in my mind at the time sorry but red and ventura are simply not anywhere near the category of the aspire Ah you might be right - it seems I was only looking at the 43 ft Ventana and it is a tag axle with aquahot (another brand) and the 400 cummins, but I see the shorter units are all gas furnace. Seems same on the red.
Mile High 12/27/15 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin vs Newmar

Ellipse/Tour? They seem to offer more features that the Allegro Red or Newmar Ventana or Entegra Aspire anyway, for competitive pricing, and they have been around forever. a Entegra Aspire is a long ways up the food chain from any of the above mentioned motor homes including the tour I guess I don't see it that way - Aspire has non-painted slides, non-diesel aqua-hot, all standard on the others including Tour. The Anthem is nice, but nothing impressed me much about the Aspire.
Mile High 12/27/15 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin vs Newmar

Ellipse/Tour? They seem to offer more features that the Allegro Red or Newmar Ventana or Entegra Aspire anyway, for competitive pricing, and they have been around forever.
Mile High 12/27/15 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
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