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RE: "Don't Buy New"

This always gets a little heated, I agree because the "I only buy new" types have this air of superiority. I'll admit it; after a life of working hard at a middle class job, I cannot afford to spend $300k for a new motor home, and don't appreciate being reminded of it every 3 months or so. I'm glad you well-to-do folks can afford a new Tiffin every 2 years. Stop stuffing it up my ***. Actually I think it is the "It's stupid to buy new" crowd that gets worked up. I don't care if you don't want a new RV. But don't tell me how dumb I am for buying one. Like you lose so much value, and you will never get your money back. I don't care. My self. I can't afford used. I need a loan. And no I'm not upside down. But IF you really check. IF you are going to finance. It is so much cheaper to buy new. One the terms run a lot longer. But you don't have to wait that long tom pay it off. And 2. the interest rate is so much lower on a new one. I can get a lot more new TT than I can a used TT. Truth is. there isn't that much price difference between a new used TT, and a brand new TT. But there is a huge difference in the payments. New is cheaper.
Terryallan 08/30/15 06:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Can my 01 f150 tow a jay flight 29bhs???

Here is the 2005 Jayco Brochure Link The 5600 lbs is a brochure weight...this camper will be at around 5,800-6,000 lbs before you add your stuff to the camper... I packed my TT pretty light (just like everyone says)...clothes, food, grill, bikes, cooler...and I added 1600 lbs to my TT ready to camp... Jeremiah I don't know what you call packing light. But that ain't it. I added 600lbs to the dry weight of our TT, and that included grill, blankets, pots pans, dishes, towels, 10 camp chairs, out door cook stove, cooler, Ect, ect. You must be carrying rocks as well.
Terryallan 08/30/15 03:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow a 5th wheel with anything

My question is still. Why?
Terryallan 08/30/15 09:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can my 01 f150 tow a jay flight 29bhs???

The previous trailer I towed was a 5100 pound travel trailer and about the same size. The difference appears to be the extra slide makes this trailer about 500 pounds more. I pulled the 5100 without a weight distribution hitch and it did fine. It was sluggish with all the tanks full, but pulled really well when I dumped the freshwater tanks. I don't need to travel with freshwater tanks full anyway. I am wondering if using a weight distribution hitch will make up for the 500 pound difference between the trailers. I plan on getting a new truck in a few years, but wanted to see if I could get the 29bhs now. If it can't be done I may settle for a smaller trailer. Thanks, Toben All the WDH will do is return the front / steering wheels to the pavement. It will not make the truck tow more weight. It will not give the truck more power.
Terryallan 08/30/15 09:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Went to Tom Johnson

Considering this is not a "local only web page" , can I assume this dealership is in NC ? Sorry, Yes it is. However. TJs is the one of the leading RV Dealers in the nation. Well known thru out the country. Main MH supplier to the NASCAR drivers. And they sell RVs to customers in every state. A true upper end Nationwide dealer. Which is why CW wanted them. They also have a CG, open to the public, and wen you need service, You can camp there, and while you are out sightseeing. They will come to your site. Pick up your RV, service, o repair it, and return it to your site.
Terryallan 08/30/15 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: "Don't Buy New"

Maybe, maybe not. On your second hand RV. How was the roof cared for? No, but easily fixed for about $40 Was it properly waxed? The clear coat was in good shape with the exception of the front cap and the mural on the back. Did it come with new tires? $2500 for 6 Yokohamas Were the hubs greased regularly? Had all the service records for 20 years. The first owner was OCD about Mx. Were the tanks cleaned correctly after each use? Came with a wand and the sensors are working, so I'd say yeah. You get the idea. I paid $20k for the Sahara. There was some work to do, and if you can't do that yourself, then by all means, buy new. As a previous poster said, that just puts more inventory on my market. Lets think. My roof, and all the roof top fittings are perfect, My paint is perfect, My tires are new. And I didn't pay 20K for a 20 year old RV. As I said. It is all in what you want. I go camping to relax, not to work on the RV.
Terryallan 08/30/15 08:14am Beginning RVing
RE: "Don't Buy New"

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Terryallan 08/30/15 08:07am Beginning RVing
RE: Prevailing Speed

Goofy question. People actually spend time thinking or worrying about this?? I don't. Some body runs into the back of my TT. They got 30' before they get to me. To quote a unknown actor. "What is behind me, is unimportant"I believe that was Henry Winkler on Happy Days. No. It was the French driver in the movie Gumball Rally. Which Cannon ball run was a remake of. But I don't know his name.
Terryallan 08/29/15 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Don't Buy New"

Buying used. you never know HOW it was treated, and abused. On your second hand RV. How was the roof cared for? Was it properly waxed? Did it come with new tires? Were the hubs greased regularly? Were the tanks cleaned correctly after each use? Is the interior in perfect condition? Meaning NO loose threads, no worn fabric, all blinds, and shades in new condition? Is the plastic still on the front of the microwave, and TV? Was it ever cooked in? are there any scratches on the exterior, and dull spots, is the top clean, and white, are the decales in new condition? No cracks, no peeling? Were there any scratches, or stains in the storage areas, or pass thrus? Any rust on the tongue, or bumper? None on mine. Did you have to sanitize your plumbing? I didn't And then there is the smell. How does it smell? A little musty maybe? All, or most all used campers / RVs / TTs / 5ers, smell a little musty, have that closed up smell. My new one smells .. Well new. No musty smell, only the new smell. Next thing to question. how often do you buy? I asked myself these same questions,when I wanted to get into my next RV.For the price I would prefer used. I found some of the problems that you describe in that market. Until I found This All those misconceptions and myths were just that,innuendo and opinions with no basis in fact. There are many of us that found that out and are extremely happy with our choice. As always there is a choice, but be well informed when making that choice. Most of the time you will get good information on this forum at other times you will get what other people think you should do or have. All used RVs will have "some" wear. It is just the nature of a used vehicle, or anything used. and that is fine, If a person are Ok with it. I just like new. New is a wonderful thing. IMOP. Nothing like that new smell. As I said. If it is going to have a scratch. It is going to be me that scratches it. However if used is what some want. That is good as well. Some one has to buy it when we are done with it. And who ever gets my stuff. Gets a well taken care of TT, that will look like new. But it will more than likely be 9 or 10 years old. BTW. I like new cars too. I grew up have everything second hand. Now I don't have to. so I buy new. Although I can't afford a new truck. So I'll stay with my 12 year old truck, that also looks like new, and runs like new.
Terryallan 08/29/15 08:57pm Beginning RVing
Went to Tom Johnson

Camping Center Marion today. First time since the Camping World buy out. It was very nice. Of course it was already nice, but they did make some huge changes to the show room, like there is no show room any more. It is now an accessory store. Laid out pretty nice. Every one was really nice and helpful, but again. they always were at TJs. Prices are of course really high, unless you are a GS member, OR you know some one that is. They have some really nice accessories, and some really good camp chairs. Comfortable camp chairs are really hard to come by. So we bought 2. We know someone that is a member. And of course the Campground, and service center is still there. Rules are the same. Also the dealership is still very well cared for, Grass manicured and stuff. Had a very nice Motorhome selection. TJs was always famous for their MHs. We saw one we liked, and not too bad a price. We will be camping up there in Oct. The CG is not at the dealership per say, and is VERY nice.
Terryallan 08/29/15 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prevailing Speed

Goofy question. People actually spend time thinking or worrying about this?? I don't. Some body runs into the back of my TT. They got 30' before they get to me. To quote a unknown actor. "What is behind me, is unimportant"
Terryallan 08/29/15 07:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Don't Buy New"

I buy new. I like new stuff. I like the way new smells, I like that I am the only one to have slept in my bed. I like that we are the only ones to use the NEW bathroom. I like that IF any thing happens to it. that is mine too. Buying used. you never know HOW it was treated, and abused. I buy used then buy a new mattress. Way cheaper. Maybe, maybe not. On your second hand RV. How was the roof cared for? Was it properly waxed? Did it come with new tires? Were the hubs greased regularly? Were the tanks cleaned correctly after each use? Is the interior in perfect condition? Meaning NO loose threads, no worn fabric, all blinds, and shades in new condition? Is the plastic still on the front of the microwave, and TV? Was it ever cooked in? are there any scratches on the exterior, and dull spots, is the top clean, and white, are the decales in new condition? No cracks, no peeling? Were there any scratches, or stains in the storage areas, or pass thrus? Any rust on the tongue, or bumper? None on mine. Did you have to sanitize your plumbing? I didn't And then there is the smell. How does it smell? A little musty maybe? All, or most all used campers / RVs / TTs / 5ers, smell a little musty, have that closed up smell. My new one smells .. Well new. No musty smell, only the new smell. Next thing to question. how often do you buy? I kept my last TT 9 years, and I have had this one 3. Buy new, and you don't have to buy as often. This one will get me thru retirement. Unless I just want to (and I might) I will not have to ever buy another camper. Why? This one is still like new. Because I bought it new, and take care of it like it is still new. Should I ever buy another. It will be new as well. I like new stuff. It lasts longer.
Terryallan 08/29/15 07:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: "Don't Buy New"

As for depreciation. I don't buy to sell. when I buy something. What I can get for it when I trade, or sell it. Is the very LAST thing on my mind. I buy to suit ME. It's my money, It's MY RV. No matter what you think. New is just so much better than used for a million reasons. Biggest, and most important reason. DW will NOT allow a used camper to be brought here. She has had to settle for someone else's cast offs for too long. Now she wants what she wants, and doesn't want hand me downs. IF you have never bought new. If all you have ever had was second hand. You would not understand. The new smell, The knowledge that you are the only one to use the stove, the microwave, the bed, the awning, the shower. The fact that you don't have to worry if every thing works or not. It will, or it will be fixed. Oh and that deprecation. Make a good deal, and you can sell it for real close to what you paid for it. Mine is valued right now for my buying price
Terryallan 08/29/15 06:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Any Length Restriction Resources?

We often stay in Julian Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. And truthfully. there are only 4 sites our 30' TT will fit on.
Terryallan 08/29/15 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Don't Buy New"

I buy new. I like new stuff. I like the way new smells, I like that I am the only one to have slept in my bed. I like that we are the only ones to use the NEW bathroom. I like that IF any thing happens to it. that is mine too. Buying used. you never know HOW it was treated, and abused.
Terryallan 08/29/15 04:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Prevailing Speed

So you are driving a 25' truck, and towing a 30' TT going up the mountain. Mountain on one side, cliff on the other. WHERE you gonna pull over :):h. In the NC Mountains, it ain't gonna happen. Besides IF I am running the speed limit, and I always am. I don't worry too much about it. They can pass when we get to the wide spot. Besides, Most are afraid to drive on 2 lane mountain roads, so I'm rarely holding any one up.
Terryallan 08/29/15 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Riding out a hurricane

IF it turns in to a hurricane. Don't mess around. Leave the RV, and have someone drive you to safety.
Terryallan 08/28/15 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Your thoughts on Transporter Tires?

Hey guts. Just posting what I was told, and read. As for the Donald. Nothing could be worse than what is there now. Except maybe another one just like it
Terryallan 08/28/15 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your thoughts on Transporter Tires?

ASK HIM IF HE WILL PAY FOR THE DAMAGE TO YOUR RIG IF THEY BLOWOUT THE FIRST YEAR! Let that be your guide. I would go to a LT TIRE Sadly many states are starting to require Trailer tires on trailers. So going to a LT tire is not a option for many.
Terryallan 08/27/15 08:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need Advice on How to Replace

At any rate. You are going to need a professional to get it fixed to the point it will stay on.
Terryallan 08/27/15 04:12pm Fifth-Wheels
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