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RE: First coach: 2011 Tour or 2013 Journey

The biggest difference between the Tour and the Journey are the accessories. The Journey has furnaces and water heater. The Tour has Aquahot. If you fulltime in the colder climates. There is nothing better than Aquahot for floor and water heat. The Tour also may have a dishwasher. Journey might also, but probably not. The interior trims are different. Basically they are very close in every aspect
chevyman2 01/10/16 04:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Electrical Outlet In Slideout

You positive there are no outlets? look in front by the wall on each dinette booth. Does your have a couch (sofa) in the slide? If so check the wall behind that
chevyman2 01/10/16 04:30am Travel Trailers
RE: What is a good toy hauler for full timers

in that price range. It might be hard to find a TH. Maybe a small TT with a TH garage. It would likely be small for full timing though. If you could add $50k to that. You would be in Cyclone range.
chevyman2 01/10/16 04:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Motorhome/Toad vs Truck-Trailer/Chase Car

this is a typical conversation. It will always boil down to personal preference. The MH is always a bit more convienent. easier to drive in more harsh weather (note there is NO type of RV configuration that will be a real nice drive in snow, ice, or high winds). If you are going to be set up for long periods of time, the only "sensible" choice is a trailer. It is not good on any drivetrain to sit still for extended periods. However, if you drive all the time, you will be "wearing out" the MH drivetrain. Meaning it may be more expensive repairing/replacing certain mechanical parts on the MH, than it would be on a truck. It is certainly more costly to replace a MH than it would be to replace A truck, or A trailer. (Replacing truck and trailer at once might be about the same as replacing a MH though). -----My only reasonable thought is this. Insurance. Yes. Insurance for truck and trailer is generally less than insurance for the MH alone. Not to mention insurance for the toad. OH yeah. Fuel mileage. Well that is about the same either way.
chevyman2 01/01/16 12:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: Ultra light TT brands

Camplites are nice. You could look into a hybrid also. Starcraft makes an "AR-ONE" series, that are 15' 17' & 19' any of them could be pulled by your RAV4. I sell loads of them to Jeep Wrangler V6 owners.
chevyman2 12/26/15 06:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sprinter Class C questions

Well the super C is a fairly large size vehicle. They all have similar build quality. The Sprinters are small, but do get decent fuel mileage and ride good. The Winnebago View is a very good product. It is a house built by Winnebago resting on a Mercedes Sprinter Chassis. Get the bigger V6 engine. They are awesome for 2 people. Should tow your utility trailer fine. They tow our lot vehicles just fine.
chevyman2 08/15/15 08:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Slide underside wear with schwintek system

those plates help a lot, we put lots of them on. However, (most of the time). the problem is not dirt or even wear. The problem is a water leak somewhere, and the bottom of the slide is rotting out. Be sure to check all seals. Roof and Slide. I bet water is coming in somewhere
chevyman2 07/24/15 08:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Window Shade Problem

yes I despise those shades. We re-string them everyday. Keep in mind that not every one can be re strung. Most can, but sometimes we run in to one that fits too tight. In that case, a new day/night shade must be ordered
chevyman2 07/24/15 08:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two bathrooms

yes two bathrooms are very common these days. We sell many of them. As far as the class C pulling that TT. It was likely a dealer either taking units to an auction, or taking units to the dealer from the auction
chevyman2 07/24/15 07:57pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Leaking Window

Why not go to the website http://www.kinro.com/ Go to RV windows in the support tab. If this is window with a frame. Just unscrew all the screws inside. Pull the window out. Scrape all the old butyl tape off. Clean good with a quality adhesive cleaner. Reapply butyl tape. Reinstall window. Apply thin bead of silicone caulk around top and sides. Im not real familiar with the frameless windows. Other than we get lots of complaints about them leaking, rattling, opening while driving
chevyman2 04/06/15 04:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: rear stabilizer jack placement question

at an angle does help just a bit. What helps more is closer to the axles. The axles do still hold most of the weight, the also give most of the shake. If you can move them closer in, you will get less shake. You will NEVER never completely eliminate shake. (Well anything short of permanent setup on piers).
chevyman2 03/16/15 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Hideout vs Dutchmen Coleman

Well NASH (Northwoods MFG) is a very good quality product. However you was asking about a Dutchmen and a Keystone. BTW both are THOR products. Keystone is generally a "better quality" line than Dutchmen, but as I said, both are Thor, and we see more Thor products in for repair, than anything else. On the above post you mention $20k is your spending limit. Did you look at any Jayco/Starcraft products? They are generally a bit better quality than Dutchmen and most Keystone. (Please no tongue lashing here). Im simply saying that we dont get too many Jayco products in for repair. Forest River stuff varies greatly, they have very low line stuff, and very high line stuff. Heartland is also a Thor product, but a general mid to high range product.
chevyman2 03/16/15 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tough job testing RV's

My job is not quite that good, but still a nice enjoyable (not too stressful) job. I am the delivery coordinator for an RV dealer. Which includes doing the walk thrus. I am considered a tech, and do some tech work when there are no sold get readys/walk thrus waiting. Seriously though. Performing the walk thrus is the best job I ever had. Yes there are some nitpickers that expect a 20 yr old unit to be better than a new one, but basically most folks understand that the walk thru guy has no power to spend money on a unit. If they are not satisfied, I simply get the sales person to deal with money spending issues. Its the people I meet that makes this job the best job on the planet.
chevyman2 03/16/15 01:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: So I am a total idiot

a-d-s, if that is the "dumbest" thing you ever do, You will go down as (at least one of) the worlds smartest men. Dont feel bad buddy. As mentioned, we have all pulled a stunt like that before.
chevyman2 03/09/15 03:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5500 generator keeps shutting down after break in oil change

bman. Make sure you use an ONAN oil filter. Or Generac, if you have a Generac. Onan is real strict on the filters. Go back and read Dakota's post. He is right on the money. We get this many times every month at the shop. Wrong oil/wrong filter.
chevyman2 03/07/15 08:44am Toy Haulers
RE: Used 2013 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 245DS

We sell Starcraft. I really like the quality. The only problem I see with the one you are considering is the factory warranty is about to expire now. The price is not that much cheaper than a new unit. Other than that. It sounds like a deal.
chevyman2 03/05/15 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kim Komando: where'd she go?

WOW, I still get her in my inbox. 3 of them everyday. Maybe she had a problem with her server. Or maybe your antivirus/spamware software is putting her in your spam box now. Either way, you should start getting her again soon I would think. If not, try doing as Jimhaz suggests.
chevyman2 03/01/15 05:29pm Technology Corner
RE: RV repair facilityll

See this is why we have a hard time at RV dealers. Everybody drops the ball sometimes, I hate it, but as humans, we all goof up. When that happens, the person who owns the unit that the repair center goofed up, is happy to share the bad news "anywhere/everywhere/every chance they get". ---- Although, when the service experience turns out great, the owner "never" wants to share the whole story. I mean, they might say everything went great, but will never mention any details. "Including names".
chevyman2 03/01/15 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

The model (like 26 BH) on TTs is the lenght of the box and floorplan (26 BH is a 26' box with a bunk house). The overall lenght is from tip of tongue to end of bumper. The tongue is usually 4'to 5' long, and from the back of the box to the outer end of the bumper is usually 6" to 1'. They usually do not add the spare tire (for some reason). So your 26 BH will officially measure 30' to 31' in total lenght. As far as cover, well! Maybe your new trailer has a bit longer front nose, or maybe rear tail piece than your old trailer. Maybe your new trailer is a bit wider. Maybe your old trailer wasnt as long as your new one. Not trying to belittle you at all, Im just saying "looks can be deceiving" and you even mentioned that you never measured your old TT. Hope you like the Launch. We are starting to get our first Autumn Ridge units to sell. They seem nice and sell good so far.
chevyman2 03/01/15 05:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with slider in extended position?

Well we have a 16K Reese slider on our F-250 shop truck. That hitch is always in extended (manuver) position. We tow 5ers daily that way. We tow around our lot, to/from our other shop, to/from either of our storage lots, and physically deliver to the customer or take/pickup from auctions. In short. YES you can leave it extended, however, the truck will handle terrible. It is downright dangerous. It may sound crazy, but that extra 12" or so makes a HUGE difference in how the truck handles the trailer. PLEASE, please, take the extra few seconds (minute) and slide your hitch forward.
chevyman2 03/01/15 04:53pm Towing
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