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RE: Selling an RV Through Consignment

Good for you; well done!
burlmart 11/18/16 02:26am General RVing Issues
RE: I want this twin bed floorplan

Burl, when I put the bed in place of the sofa in the Trail Lite, I bought two foam wedges. I thought I had photos of them in place, but I can't find them. Anyway, the made a basic sofa out of the bed. And for watching TV, I placed one of the wedges at the head of the bed. Add some pillows and it's very good. Born Free and Winnebago Trend have a way to raise the head part of the bed and mattress for lounging. It probably is not too hard to do. We don't know what we would do about tables. If the cab seats swivel, maybe we would rig up something for them. If the drop down bed is okay, that would be a fine layout. Friends of ours snowbirded in a 26 or 28 foot Trek Safari for years. It had the drop down bed. They loved that MH. People still pay good money for them, and the bed is a big part of the reason. You are right on the toad. These things are not intended for it. I'm sure someone will tow a Smart Car with one. That would be right at the limit. i remember your wedge pillows, and thought ALOT about losing our jacknife sofa to build a twin size bed as you did -- but we found sitting in the cushy contoured couch to watch TV set on dinette table very nice. the redundancy of seating in t24rb is apparent; front cab swivelers and breakdown table could yield some VERY OPEN floor space in the vid w/ the couple, they said NO towing is allowed transit orion t24rb
burlmart 11/11/16 03:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I want this twin bed floorplan

snowman, i had posted these comments, but maybe you did not read them snowman: a few comments - a twin bed is very different than a sofa for daytime lounging - backless & too-wide seat - will two swivel chairs suffice for lounging? - if TV is in cabover, you are facing away in swivel seats - will you place a knockdown pedastal table somewhere for big maels or laptop use? a while back we were in a BF built-for-2 w/ the twin inclinable beds that faces the cabover TV...looked comfy for hanging out on slow/rainy afternoons and most evenings. nevetherless, it looks like you are moving in a good direction w/ the coachman orion w/ dropdown queen and sofa/captains-chair-dinette Thanks Hooligan. I am partial to the plans with the bath in the back. The bath is usually roomier, and the rest of the plan is one big open feeling area. I found this Orion/Transit plan from Coachmen. It is exactly what I was looking for: http://www.coachmenrv.com/ImageHandler.ashx?ImageID=23536 width=480 But I would also like to see this drop queen bed plan too!: http://www.coachmenrv.com/ImageHandler.ashx?ImageID=23535 width=480 if your snowbirdind ventures involve entertaining, it's perfect but, no toad capacity
burlmart 11/10/16 04:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I want this twin bed floorplan

snowman: a few comments - a twin bed is very different than a sofa for daytime lounging - backless & too-wide seat - will two swivel chairs suffice for lounging? - if TV is in cabover, you are facing away in swivel seats - will you place a knockdown pedastal table somewhere for big maels or laptop use? a while back we were in a BF built-for-2 w/ the twin inclinable beds that faces the cabover TV...looked comfy for hanging out on slow/rainy afternoons and most evenings.
burlmart 11/07/16 06:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: B+ motorhomes

Long time pop-up camper >30 years. I was in the market for a B or a C without the bed over the cab. Like the idea of a class distinction of B+. It helped me do the research. I bought a C (B+) about 6 weeks ago. Pleasure-Way Plateau XLMB your PW is an exemplary example of the B+ distincrion like pleasure-way, several former mfgrs of B vans (e.g., LTV, Coach House, Phoenix) have largely switched to the B+ platform. the cutaway B+ is simply the natural evolutionary advance that allows improvements in their experience and dedication to building quality compact (previously limited) spaces for 1 or 2 persons in diminutive streamlintd vehicles
burlmart 11/02/16 01:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: B+ motorhomes

Is this a B+ ? http://columbus.craigslist.org/rvs/5847614790.html 77 Rockwood dodge CustomizedAs you might have already known, there is not a RVIA Class B+. The B+ is a marketing trick to make you think you are buying a small Class B motorhome with a few more inches of room all around. The RVIA still only has 3 classes. Class A - a motorhome built on a truck chassis with no standard cab. Class B - a motorhome built entirely within the walls of a van. Class C - a motorhome built on a van chassis, but nothing from the factory behind the front seats except frame and rear differential. So....this would be a Class C meaning it left the Dodge factory as driveable, but no restricted space behind the front seats. See - http://www.rvia.org/? esid=types *added link to RVIA gene, go read the side of your trail lite to discover what you own no trickery involved in B+ terminology. many of us here and elsewhere on forums have clearly demarcated the salient distinctions of B+ w/r C. i think ron dittmer recently put it all in a neat perspective when opining that B+s are motorhomes designed for couples.
burlmart 11/01/16 03:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: List of repairs from day one for my Class C

I guess we are the exception... fantastic, and very encouraging.
burlmart 10/26/16 06:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: List of repairs from day one for my Class C

Ford put a twist in the fuel fill hose when they built the chassis. Nexus pulled it, reinstalled properly and even ran 5 gallons of gas through it to be sure they had solved the problem. When I asked for the bill I was told "No charge, we should have caught it when we built the coach". Now considering I bought used, not from them and that the coach was 18 months out of warranty I was more than a little amazed. that is really something to brag about - good on Nexus! so rare to find such pride in one's work these days.
burlmart 10/21/16 01:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: List of repairs from day one for my Class C

having read so many new MH poor quality and malfunction issues, kinda seems you got off easy, snowman :)
burlmart 10/19/16 10:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV For Dog Rescue Charity

the need to keep an infrequently needed motorized truck vehicle in ready-to-go shape, not to mention all appliances like AC and generator, as well as preventing leaks and sun damage will take a LOT of effort, time, and money. just look at all the problems discussed in these forums. so the horse trailer w/ sleeper would be easier to upkeeo, but it needs a truck and you are not close to pups you said a rental van has worked so far, and this would be easiest cost-effective way to continue, except for those overnighters... sportsmobile in CA or TX can and does convert a used van into a dog transporter w/ a generator, AC, and likely a bed. this van should be much easier to drive/own/maintain http://sportsmobile.com/mobile-dogs/
burlmart 09/20/16 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Loneliest road in America....Highway 50 across Nevada

D.C., good to see posts like this right in the C forum mockturtle, looking at your rig, i am wondering about pros and cons when compared to a TC on a PU...i am sure you get this question a lot, but woud love to learn more bout it, if you have the time obviously, the walk-thru is the #1 plus..
burlmart 09/17/16 02:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why Does B+ Cost More Than Std. C?

not waging any battle, but i recall old ads where bornfree described how they carefully tested each new unit in a 'rain chamber.' this sure admits to a low certainty in a modern fiberglass advanced roof system. IIRC, bornfree - long considered to be quality - used a fiberglass roof on rv.netter skidrowjoe's rig, which he often said leaked a lot and the factory couldn't fix it. nexus says: "The seamless fiberglass sidewalls and fiberglass roof, plus molded front and end caps, reduce the possibility of leaks from water intrusion." no mention of unique sealant detailing at openings and along edges. note that just as BF showed uncertainty in their roofs thru rain tests, nexus is also aware of "the possibility of leaks from water intrusion."
burlmart 09/07/16 11:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why Does B+ Cost More Than Std. C?

All Nexus' have one piece fiberglass roof's with one piece fiberglass end caps. This is a far better design than any rubber roof. Isn't it fair to say all roof systems fail (leak) in the same manner - at the caulk around openinga and at the membrane perimeter?
burlmart 09/06/16 09:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: motorolla droid razr HD exhibiting erratic charging

Time to replace that tired old smart phone. It is prudent to move to a new smart phone every 2-3 years. Don't throw time or $ at such an old device. this is the direction we finally chose. at the bestbuy, a verizon rep pointed us to the 2016 galaxy J3, a $109 device for prepaid plan customers. it has somewhat better specs than the old droid, and it gets solid reviews. she really likes the android marshmellow software. seems a smart option for prepaid plans where you own a phone outright. thanks to all your good responses.
burlmart 09/01/16 03:45am Technology Corner
motorolla droid razr HD exhibiting erratic charging

martha's 3 y/o droid has been a solid player, and it still holds a strong charge -- if it decides to accept it. it may start charging when you plug it in, but when you come back later, it may or may not have continued the charging. have ruled out the charge transformer-block that its USB cable plugs into to use a wall socket, since the phone is also erratic plugged into a computer USB port. at the phone's charge port where the micro end of the USB charge cable connects, there is no indication of a loose connection. also, l used compressed air on the phone port and the cable plug w/ no apparent effect on the erratic charge. you cannot take out battery to see if its connection is at fault. again, if the phone behaves, it gets a strong charge good for 2 days' use. has anyone had a similar experience? is there a software explanation and fix?
burlmart 08/26/16 02:45am Technology Corner
RE: Turtle Top class b, any owners out there?

the titan is clearly a turtletop twwin to the roadtrek 200 'class b' the titans have a better shell than the rt 200, and the rear duallys offer a superior ride and handling
burlmart 08/10/16 07:58am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Turtle Top class b, any owners out there?

do an archive search for mr zippy (and previously McZipp.) he had a turtletop that he custom designed as a sharp B+ great west vans had a B+ -- Titan -- that sure looked likeTT built the shell the original pleasureway pursuit B+ had floorplan identical tp titan just like the LTV Serenity shell comes from the Michigan builder of the highly touted Xplorer "B" (not at all built in the original dodge van shell)
burlmart 08/09/16 04:09pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I made a big mistake

I would think that after having all that room inside you will not be happy with a cramped B! A conversion van has more room! Maybe look at some small C's or a B+? More room and still much smaller than what you currently have. Not to mention that B's are ridiculously overpriced for what they have to offer as an RV! + what george & lesley said X2 as i read the thread, i recalled the size issues we observed w/ a motorhome squeezed into a van. unless you two intend to become mainly highway wanderers vs campground stayers w/ company/family, perhaps something a bit larger. look at the LTV 24' B+ videos to get the ideas, and maybe you can find a similar MH but at a lower $ your downsize needs a specific target of function, ease, & low maint. best wishes
burlmart 08/07/16 03:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 - DECISION MADE - THANK YOU

This topic has been beaten to death. You have till the 29th to make up your mind. Either keep up with the times or step asside. With all OS it's not where it is but where it's going. You can't built tomorrow's wonders with yesterday's tools a bit less moosehead and a bit more empathic concern for another's interest is my advice. ... i do not know the specifics to answer the OP's concerns. we have two 8.1 laptops, and not being power users, see no need for 10 w/ its several controversial idiosyncrasies. microsoft is legally committed to maintain 8.1 for another 5 yrs, or so, which is the probable lifespan of a current PC
burlmart 07/23/16 01:40am Technology Corner
RE: what's a durable yet inexpensive printer these days?

i am bookmarking this link for me & martha in future and, again, thanks. i just found out my sister never checked email and bought another HP inkjet from costco. at least they said it was a satisfaction guaranteed item for whatevr that means
burlmart 07/13/16 09:30am Technology Corner
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