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RE: Orange beach

I'd opt for Gulf Shores. I've stayed many a night at the Walmart Supercenter on Hwy. 59 Gulf Shores.
Skid Row Joe 02/22/15 01:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying DEF - where?

Should be available at your WalMart...mine have it. It's cheapest @ ALL Walmart Supercenters. It's even available @ the small Walmart Supercenter in Branson, Missouri.
Skid Row Joe 02/22/15 01:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Average Maintenance Costs?

I'm still in the market for a ~$75K 2001-2006 "higher-end" (Newmar, American Coach, Holiday Rambler) DP Coach and I want to pay cash for it because I hate payments. However,that will not leave me with a lot of money for recurring costs and "the unexpected." So, I'm getting cold feet. So, not counting tires and batteries, how bad is it regarding recurring maintenance and "the unexpected" for a Coach this old? thanks in advance for your replies.Count on a minimum of at least $1,000 a year, with a more reasonable number being $2,000 per year. Worst case scenario - $10,000 in one year.
Skid Row Joe 02/22/15 12:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brand new 2014. What % discount?

In about 45 days this DP will be 2 year models old. It was manufactured in 7/2013. What % off should I offer? No trade, cash deal. Thanks for the advice. SherryLess 50% would be about right, and would buy it in all likelihood.
Skid Row Joe 02/21/15 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: By pass El Paso

On my recent trip from California to Florida we got a lot of great advice. We followed the 10 basically from coast to coast with the exception of the 12 to bypass New Orleans. We had nice RV parks reasonably close to the freeway. My one area of concern was El Paso. The road surface was horrible and the traffic equally bad. The other cities were easy as we hit them in non-rush hour. We also hit El Paso in non-rush hour but it didn't matter. When traveling on the 10 do those of you who regularly make that trip have a way to avoid El Paso?I've never had trouble in bad traffic in either New Orleans OR El Paso. Houston? Now that's a nightmare!
Skid Row Joe 02/21/15 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet seals R & Ring tutorials?

All Thetford toilets are Aqua Magic- the exact model is needed to get the right seal. The AM IV is dead easy to replace- don't even need to remove the toilet. Others are not at all easy :)What's an "AM IV" ? That's Aqua Magic IV- there's Aqua Magic V, Aqua Magic Bravura, Aqua Magic Style, Aqua Magic Style II. You can see the lineup here. OK, so my AM IV (if that's what I have, circa 2002...) I just reach down and R & R the seal by hand from the top?
Skid Row Joe 02/11/15 04:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Guy going to Class C General Questions

I never thought I would be doing this but because of some health issues we may need to down size and make RV'ing a little easier for the wife and I. I love my diesel tow vehicle for the 5th wheel, any suggestions on a diesel or gas chassis to start with. We may tow a toad. I am familiar with sliders on the 5th wheel, are they a must for the Class C, and are they reliable, hydraulic or electric? What size to consider, and I don't want to start a posting fight, what are some good names to begin to look at for the Class C. Thanks For my money, Winnebago is hands down the leader in almost every single facet in the Class C RVs.. Whether you go with the E450 based Ford, or the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter based diesel Cs, you cannot go wrong with the Winnebago brand. I would avoid the 'boutique-brands' with low production numbers and high pricing, with far, far less than the Winnebago brands !
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 08:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Insite for First Time Class C Buyer / RVer

My wife and I are recently retired, in our early 60's, and generally in good health. We want to travel throughout the US and Canada in probably month or less chunks. We won't be sitting in any particular camp ground for an extended period, except to be out site seeing during the day. Probably rent a car to go into city, or crowed areas. We have grown children and grandchildren who might take a weekend or week trip with us, but don't know if we should make this a major factor in the decision. We have been researching RVs for the last month, have a good local dealer, and have decided on a Class C, and we think we know what our preference is on layout. The one thing we are not sure of is how big to go the first time, having no experience driving something this big. If this wasn't a consideration, we would go with the Forester 3051. However, my wife thinks this is too large (driving, not living). The other end would be a 24 ft., either on the Mercedes diesel, of a Ford. So here are my questions: Go smaller to start, and if the whole concept is a winner, and the kids want to join in, trade up, or just start with the 32 footer get used to driving it relatively quick??? If we go small, should we spend extra for the Mercedes? I already know that the gas mileage difference would take over 80,000 miles of driving to make up for the difference, which probably would never happen. What other factors should be considered in this decision? Thanks for any wisdom you all can provide. P.S. My wife is adamant she would never drive a Class A. Is this novice thinking? What are key reasons for going Class C vs. A, leaving aside any cost differences?Check out the new Winnebago Via.
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 08:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Disabled License Plates

Is there any advantage or reason to have handicap plates on a Class C motorhome? Yes. At Walmart Supercenters you can park up close in a Class C if you can find a parallel space to pull-in. Also, you'll not be hassled in other situations where you're parking up close to the front of any handicapped parking lots.
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 07:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnabego View vs Forest River Forester MBS

Winnebago - every time if I'm buying a new one. Be certain to consider the Via by Winnebago. It's a Class A, albeit priced as a Class C, with a lot more floorspace inside on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 07:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Under Carriage Heating

Two dealers have told us the same story, that the higher end class C RVs have under carriage heating. One went as far as to say if we were traveling in cold weather, e.g. Alaska, Canada, there is a good chance our pipes would freeze without it. We have been looking at Winnebago and Forest River, both of which we were told have this heating. However, I don't see it mentioned in their brochures. Are we getting snowed, or is this real? Thanks for the help.I know for a fact that Winnebago have the holding tanks heated, in the enclosed basement space. Have no idea about Forest River coaches. Many of the supposedly high-end Class Cs are NOT with heated, enclosed holding tanks. For the money, you can't go wrong with the Winnebago brand.
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 07:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Diesel vs Propane Generator

We started at a dealer where everything had propane generators. We saw the same model at a second dealer who had stocked it with a diesel generator, which we didn't even know was an option. Second dealer said you are much better running you generator on your diesel as it runs quieter, and save your propane for the other appliances that need propane. Cost of diesel option was about $4500. Appreciate any experience you all have on this. If given the choice, go diesel generator every time.
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 07:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toilet seals R & Ring tutorials?

All Thetford toilets are Aqua Magic- the exact model is needed to get the right seal. The AM IV is dead easy to replace- don't even need to remove the toilet. Others are not at all easy :)What's an "AM IV" ?
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Frozen bay lock

Well, I got the MH put into the new storage spot with power to keep the batteries charged. But the dang electrical bay lock is frozen. I squirted it with de-icer, heated the key and tried to open quite a few times, bought a mini pencil torch and heated the outside. The torch has a heater attachment to it for soldering. I put this behind the latch and did a good heat to the whole area. Still can't open it. Any ideas? I know, before it's said, move about 1200 miles south :BI would use what I've been using for 30 years - a blow torch. It works wonders.
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice

Hello all, 1st time post. I am looking to purchase a 2008-2012 class A 35-40 foot diesel pusher. I have never had a motorhome before and I am looking for opinions on products, specifically coaches that are notorious for problems. Are there any units that I should simply stay away from or any that are very popular and consistent? My budget is around $100,000. Thanks to everyone.I would focus on buying a used Winnebago DP.
Skid Row Joe 02/10/15 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deleting old discussion threads

Delete it from where? Must be from the individual specific forum pages. But I dunno. :h
Skid Row Joe 02/07/15 12:04am Forum Technical Support
Toilet seals R & Ring tutorials?

I've got a Thetford Aqua Magic toilet, circa 2002 in my Class C that won't hold water, so the seal must be worn out. Are there any how tos on the Net for how the toilet is R & R'ed? Also, are there sources for the seal-kits aftermarket on the Net? Thanks!
Skid Row Joe 02/06/15 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Dynamax Owners

Dear Members, new to RVing and wanted to touch base with Owners of the Dynamax/Super C style of RV ...wanted to hear their opinions and stories about their rigs. I am picking mine up in a week and making my Maiden voyage Home 2100 miles.. It is always nice to talk to more experienced folks that have the same style of rig and can talk the same language when an issue comes up. Looking forward to reading some posts on this forum. Thanks Jimmi V. 2010 Dynamax Grand Sport 40GTHi, Jimmi! Is there a Dynamax Owners Forum that you know of?
Skid Row Joe 02/06/15 04:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newell is a good ride right?

HOM, If you are interested in a Newell Coach go to www.newellgurus.com and read some of the posts. Several members of the Newell Gurus group have non slide Newells. You will get better and more accurate information from that board on the Newell then you will get from this one. Good hunting ReeseTrying to log-in @ this website all day. Must be down?
Skid Row Joe 02/06/15 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issues with purchase

What a tough crowd! Here you have a class leading Forum, sponsored by a company, where a good portion of the Forum is used to denigrate that same company. A customer buys a seven year old motorhome that has faulty seals and additionally has a problem with registration. The company almost immediately steps up to cure both problems in an extremely short period of time after the consumer brings it too their attention. Titles in any dealership are complicated when sales cross state borders and where you are constantly dealing with trades and payoffs. Any seven year old product is subject to have problems not necessarily detected at an inspection by either the customer or the seller. Instead of praising the company for immediately stepping up to the problems, people continue to cast aspersions and voice reluctance that they will actually cure their shortcomings. Somewhere along the way, credit should be given where credit is due. Must be some disconnect here? Marcus' company is doing everything to gain the greatest amount of business that they possibly can. He's one of the greatest businessmen I've ever seen in any business, let alone the RV business. Were my RV manufacturer as like-minded, I would still be open to buying another coach from them - but I'm not. I've been burnt so badly by the poor quality, service work, and disregard my coach manufacturer has, that I'm almost certain that I'll be doing my next RV purchase from Camping World. In fact, I'll never step foot in my coach manufacturer's facility for any reason again. That's how much ill-will some of these RV manufacturers create in the operation of their businesses.
Skid Row Joe 01/31/15 03:12pm Camping World RV Sales
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