Regarding parking, we find the 23' B+ is quite easy. Obviously you can't easily street park it in a city, and can't put it in a parking garage. That said, we have street parked it, even parallel, but more in town settings, not urban. A lot of words to say it's not bad at all. If a UPS truck can go somewhere, so can we; we never have to give it much thought at all.
It is interesting to hear that the RT has better storage. For sure, some of the B+'s (same disclaimer as OP's applies, let it go) are very marginal in storage. Our Trail Lite B+ (the actual model name, lol) has minimal exterior storage. We had to be creative; buying carefully-measured compact gear.
Inside it, though, I think it beats a B by miles. I am fascinated by B's, but when push comes to shove a small B+ brings a lot more room for not much bigger footprint, and less money besides. Obviously different strokes for different folks, especially here on the B forum.
Ours is a Chevy, we averaged 11.5 at 65-70 MPH over 3000 miles on the last trip, not towing anything. So not that bad IMO.
I would have hoped the heat in the bsmt would have taken care of it. Well, most RVs are 3 season units, and it takes vigilance to get out in winter. For a learning moment, it sounds like you got off easy.
We thought the smell was something burning in the oven before realizing your thinking process was just clearing out the cobwebs. You may as well fess up with ideas. Now everyone that doesn't use the oven is gonna have light bulbs going off. If you don't steer us down a path we could have a runaway power surge.
I see. :)
Well, the thought was that often small Class C's don't have enough counter space, and wouldn't it be nice to swap a 17" wide 2 burner range in place of the standard 3 burner range, including a new counter top in the deal. So far we have dealt with the issue with a wood cutting board/ range cover. And that's likely to be the long term solution as well, considering what I've read above.
One a traditional RV oven with range top, are they one unit? Or can the range be removed and replaced with something else, or maybe even be covered by a new countertop? Don't read too much into the question, I'm just doing some cabin fever daydreaming.
I did get a quote from RVdirect, and was pretty amazed. I can get a new 2014 Sunseeker for the same "clearnce" price as some of the local dealers are advertising used ones for.
If I wasn't trading in my current class C I would just order one.
I do plan on using their quote for a negotiation tool. Hopefully I can make something work. Otherwise I will sell it myself and order one.
I found the exact same things on the pricing of late model used ones. I can only assume there is a lot of room in those for negotiation or trade, otherwise it doesn't make sense.
Yes, the trade definitely obscures the pricing. I did an accidental trade in my deal. I had gotten two dealers down below the RVD price, just by telling them the price, and then another round again when the first dealer beat it. So the one I decided to go with, I asked about a trade, without really expecting to do it. I told him, "ok, I know how it works, I know that now you've given me your best price, you can only give me wholesale on a trade. But hey, give me your trade value, I won't be insulted, let's see if it works out." At this point, if your unit is marketable, he will make you an offer, and you can take it or leave it. Our dealer made us enough of an offer that we took it. We could do better selling it ourselves, but it was good enough for us. The point of all this is that we are not good negotiators, but having the RVD price stiffened our spines and we were able to say no, thanks, until they made the deal work. I feel a lot more confident about it; it was easier than I thought.
Yikes, this could actually be a problem for us. We live in the SF Bay Area and usually get fuel here, but our TDI can go 700 miles on a tank of fuel. It is conceivable that we would make it to some temps that are well below zero within 200 miles. This past weekend we were up in Tahoe with it and it got down to -10F. The Touareg was parked in the garage at night, but was out driving in below zero temps. I guess we dodged a bullet there.
As the other poster said, you're probably okay as long as you are driving. Although, gel-ups do occur in over the road trucks while they are driving. But overall, yes, you can easily run into this situation if you buy diesel in a warm area and take the vehicle into the cold.
Since you are entering British Columbia and exiting Alberta check to see if a local gun dealer near the border in Washington can take the gun and forward it to a gun dealer in northern Montana. Maybe Seattle to Great Falls. I would think they could easily do that, for a fee of course.
This is the only legal way to do it. It is a federal crime to mail a fire arm yourself. You will have to leave it in the states and have licensed dealers ship it for you to your exit point.
This is not quite right. But there are legal restrictions, and there are company rules. And handguns are treated differently than long arms. There are legal ways for a private person to ship either type, though. And they have to be sent to a FFL holder. Although I think you can ship a gun to yourself at another address. It's a real mess, for sure.
Could be a typo, too.
Someone here made the observation that it seems wheelbase is more related to floorplan and fitting the wheelwells into the right places than to anything else. I bet that's a huge part of it.
Yeah, same here. We don't expect this to be our last MH, so we will keep an eye on the cap seams and be okay with the decision. And pocket the price difference.
I dread the sales people too. Expect the worst, stick to your agenda, and it won't be as bad as you think. Just don't expect any correct information from them. After visiting several dealerships I found that every single sales interaction involved some wrong info; you'll have to trust your own eyes and mind.
If you get serious, get prices on Jayco and Sunseeker from rvdirect.com. Use those prices for leverage with your local dealers. Some will even beat the prices.
OP, you are fine as is.
Those of us in northern climes might not realize that our fuel is blended for the prevailing temps. Some of the improvement occurs at the production and wholesale level, but that is only a starting point. They only lower the gel and cloud points by a relatively few degrees. The fuel station will be doing the final treatment, usually with additives at the time of delivery, to make the fuel usable at the expected temperatures. The additives are more cost effective than lighter oils, and work just fine. Better living through chemistry and all that.
I don't have experience at -30'sF and below, and I'm sure it's different in those cases. There is only so much an additive can do compared to a blend with lighter oil. I am used to delivery-additives which make winter #2 work down to the minus teens and maybe -20F. Below that, all bets are off. :)
We ordered a Sunseeker, and they seem super easy as far as deleting things from the build. I would bet they would delete the swirls if you wanted. I thought about doing just that, but decided to let it go.