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RE: Camping World for Collision repair? General Auto body shop?

I assume like the dealerships, Camping World gobbles up ma and pa body shops as well and you never really know what you are walking into. Probably best to stick with a reputable shop.
Mile High 05/20/18 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad Suggestions

2008-2017 JKU Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a 4 dr. Love mine and it has an amazing amount of cargo space in the back. The sport will come in at 4075 lbs. Additional trim models slightly higher (mine is 4,300 lbs). The Wrangler can be easily towed with automatic or manual - no modifications required. Tow bar and base plate, wiring kit, and auxiliary brake system. The 2008-2011 can be had reasonably if you negotiate. They had an under powered engine and temperamental automatic transmission, but there are tons out there still chugging along. The 2012-2017 had a smaller, yet more powerful engine and improved automatic transmission. The 2018 (mid year) is a new critter, JL series with many improvements, but priced like a BMW.
Mile High 05/20/18 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Been looking for months.....Help!

I hesitated, but now that we have the residential we really like it. It does have it's limitations boondocking.
Mile High 05/06/18 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Been looking for months.....Help!

Well guys, OP here, pulled the trigger Friday. Didn't check all of my boxes, but she loved it. So as the saying goes, If Momma's happy, everybody can be happy. or something like that. Got a 2015 Winnebego 37F while in Tampa. Will hopefully get thru the learning curve on the 1000 mile trip home. Thanks for all of input! Gotta change the Sig line next.Assume that is the Adventurer? Nice rig! Which fridge did you end up getting? It looks like it offered both types. Be sure to check out the factory drawings, parts lists, manuals, and even 3D renderings on Winnebagoind.com under resources. I downloaded all to a tablet. Not to many manufacturers provide as I'm sure you are aware after owning a 5th wheel.
Mile High 05/06/18 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downsizing

We upsized from a pop-up to a Class B+ (OK I know it is really a Class C). We decided on a Pleasure-Way Plateau XLMB. Certainly is a C, so why not just call it a C and be done with it. Expensive as well and must have something to do with the MB emblem. The industry is calling it a B+. You don't have to like it, but you don't get to change it. Airstream B+
Mile High 05/06/18 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System for Toad

I have the Tireminder TM66 with 13 valve stem sensors. 8 for the coach, and 5 on the Jeep. I can even install the sensors on my boat if towing that instead of the Jeep. There is a booster that I installed behind the engine cover in the back to assist the signal from what you are towing, and that comes standard with the TM66 I believe. Wolfe does make a point, I bought a TM66 for my daughters 5th wheel with rubber stems, and she started loosing pressure in one of her tires. Didn't take long to figure out she only lost pressure over 50 mph so we knew it was the weight of the sensor on the stem. We changed them out for metal and all issues cured.
Mile High 04/28/18 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shake down cruise

Not the experience of going from diesel to gas, but yes on the experience of going to a 1-1/2 bath and it is wonderful!
Mile High 04/26/18 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a class A but have one question about the gen

I don't think you are crazy at all! About a decade or two ago, I was out in a wet snow in my tennis shoes setting a jack under my 5th wheel and looking for my cord to get power. Suddenly a great big American Coach pulled in, set the jacks, pushed out the slides, popped on the TV and I watched him and his poodle watch the Football Game in his warm coach and he NEVER left the rig! Not even for power! His inverter kept him powered all night and he was gone in the morning. :) :). I told my wife that was on the bucket list! Took a few years, but now I certainly understand what the feeling is. I also got real tired of driving around a dually truck to haul that 5er. Nice to have a Jeep.
Mile High 04/26/18 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downsizing

I can certainly understand at 80 why you are considering downsize. I have seen many happy people in Class B rigs, often parked where I can only get with the toad. They are able to get right into the best views, etc. I don't think you will see much benefit dropping to a smaller Class A, try a B. I won't EVER go back to CW for any possible reason. I don't like Marcus Lemonis and I hate his company and his employee's attitude regardless if it is service, parts, or the front showroom. I actually never liked the original CW, but I made the mistake of buying this rig there and I'm cured. I call it a rescue of a good MH from their clutches rather than a purchase. It's not just one or two around me, all three near here are terrible.
Mile High 04/26/18 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a class A but have one question about the gen

We have a diesel 8K variable speed on-board generator and it is reasonably efficient and super quiet inside and actually pretty quiet outside. It is well integrated into the MH with AGS so it is starts when batteries are low, when AC calls for it, and it can even be set to sleep time hours and daily charging. It is always our first option. I wouldn't sell the Hondas if I already owned them, but I wouldn't go out any buy any either. My buddy was in the same predicament as you, and he ended up selling them because he never used them and continuously had to spend time with them every spring cleaning out gummy fuel.
Mile High 04/26/18 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WInnebago roof

So what you are saying is the roofs on these three Winnebagos just lifted even though they were properly sealed. One even leaked water, although impossible through that channel because the gutter sets about 2 inches below the top of the wall. There are always incredible stories.
Mile High 04/25/18 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thetford Toilet Misbehaving

Toss it and go for a Dometic 310 with wood slow drop seat, or the 320 if you have the room. Replacing mine as soon as it quits snowing.
Mile High 04/24/18 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: WInnebago roof

Serious question, on the part below, who requires more maintenance? We've owned 5 motorhomes (including an earlier Itasca) and a TT and I honestly don't know. I've had RVs for 40 years and maintainting a bead of caulk on a roofline is light work compared to what some require.I answered that in the same paragraph Bruce. Somehow I'm missing it? My question is what builder and/or roof system requires more checks and/or maintenance? We've owned 5 motorhomes and a travel trailer and none of them had this type of required maintenance schedule. I will admit washing a true EPDM rubber roof is a pain, but in the 5 years we owned that one I let nature wash it.Bruce, our 5th wheel was what I used as a comparison. This is directly out of the manual:Inspect the roof every 90 days, paying particular attention to the seams where the areas of sheet metal, moldings, rubber and/or fiberglass are joined. Carefully inspect the sealant around any vents, skylights, air conditioners, etc.Every six months inspect all seals, including windows. Now add to that:Rotate tires every 5,000 milesRepack wheel bearings every 6,000 miles or 6 months,If trailer has not moved for 2 months, repack wheel bearings before useAdjust brakes every 3,000 miles Keep in mind, with the fancy 2+5 year warranty, these were Required maintenance items that had to be documented by yourself or through a Dealer to stay in warranty, and failure to produce the documents was used as a hammer to deny warranty in many many cases. I take all recommended maintenance with a grain of salt, but for those that care to get anal about the requirements, I would much rather get on my roof every six months to check that seam than try to keep up with the 5th wheel requirements of every 3 months knowing every other time I have to also rotate tires, pack bearings, and adjust brakes. http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/413864858.jpg
Mile High 04/24/18 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WInnebago roof

Serious question, on the part below, who requires more maintenance? We've owned 5 motorhomes (including an earlier Itasca) and a TT and I honestly don't know. I've had RVs for 40 years and maintainting a bead of caulk on a roofline is light work compared to what some require.I answered that in the same paragraph Bruce.
Mile High 04/22/18 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WInnebago roof

The point is that an owner shouldn't have to make these fixes to keep their roof on. Over this much time and the many complaints Winnebago should have corrected their system.Actually I think a few incidents gain a lot of traction on these forums but overall I think Winnebago believes it was a success, as they have had the same design for decades. Every time a Winnebago roof comes up, the same grumblers and same photos come up. I have no issues with the design and for me that is all that matters. I've had RVs for 40 years and maintainting a bead of caulk on a roofline is light work compared to what some require. Our Winnie is 6 years old now and I've had to caulk about 2' of the roof. I'm good with that. Far less than the caulking and seal replacement we had to do on our 2 year old 5th wheel. it's funny how opinionated folks without a dog on the show can get.
Mile High 04/21/18 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Michelin tire program issues

Its up to the buyer to negotiate the mount/balance/valve stems/disposal/etc with the selling dealer. The dealer sends that bill to Michelin and Michelin bills for the entire amount of the tires and the dealer charges. I used their program and the dealer (It was done at the warehouse shop of the largest tire distributor in GA, lots of trucks and semis and such, and forklifts moving tires everywhere loading trucks for delivery) told me they see one or two MH a week under the program. I was also told the tires were being sold to me by Michelin for $10 per tire less than the distributors cost from Michelin for them. The cost to mount/etc was very fair. CharlesCharles, did you compare prices between the WIT and FMCA programs? Maybe they are the same.
Mile High 04/20/18 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WInnebago roof

Had some clear coat peeling above the entry door, so while it was there they took it over to CDI ( that's who paints there coaches). They fixed the clear coat no charge, and the CDI manager met us when we picked it up to see if we were happy with the work. Looked brand new, I asked what we owed, and he said no charge! He said they probably didn't prep it well enough. Pretty good service on a 10 year old coach!Very nice!
Mile High 04/20/18 08:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Michelin tire program issues

Dennis is correct. The total amount of the check is all that matters. We are currently camping and I found the invoice for the tires we bought 2 years ago. Mount & dismount was listed at $150.00. Balance (beads) was $60.00. We received a nice value for our old tires (locally there is a good market for these, farmers use them for field trailers), and the tires were priced right as well. Bridgestone R250s, 11R22.5's, out the door after everything, I wrote a check for $1515.00 for 6 tires. THAT's why I always say check with your local guys. You just might find the deal of a lifetime. nice!
Mile High 04/19/18 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WInnebago roof

The larger Winnies are aimed at older retired folks, many that have no business on a roof or high ladder. It's corporate irresponsibility to design a roof that has to be inspected every 6 months. And, the fact that they specify such frequent inspection is acknowledgement that they know it. Even with poor design a well caulked seam should not leak. But, add lack of quality control and you need the 6 month clause.hahaha, you are funny. Quite a pack of speculation and nonsense in that response. Old people pay others as they loose ability, or they just stop doing it. Are you trying to say that a 6 month seam inspection is the only periodic maintenance on any MH made that is out of line for old people? I grumble more about polishing the wheels or checking the hub oil level than the roof, and those are common to most MH. I've checked my roof every spring, fixed about 2' of it, and it has not ruined my life. In fact I will do that any day over maintaining a rubber roof.
Mile High 04/19/18 06:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WInnebago roof

It's not a J connector as said earlier (that is actually used by another brand. It's simply this, good or bad: http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/412834508.jpg The test is simple to see if it need resealed, push in a little on the side as stated before, and if the caulk separates it is time to redo it. These guys do a pretty good job of describing the process - Reseal Winnie Roof
Mile High 04/18/18 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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