When you say discounted: discounted from what! Call WholesaleWarranties.com and get a comparison, at least you will have a working base. You may wish to purchase from them instead. Anyway, on a motorhome, I always get a warranty. On a TT, maybe not. The deductible could be pretty high, like $500. A new frig is what, $1,200. What is the most expensive item in the TT that might need repair...not due to misuse or accident?
Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce (Ruby's Campground) the pick one of the many Natural Wonders National Parks, on to 4 corners (nothing there...really...you'll spend 15 minutes). If your into Westerns and Western/Indian heritage spend a day or two at Goulding's Monument Valley and take the tour through the Valley, Spectacular. Then North to Durango and Mesa Verde where you hike through the ancient Indian villages build into the cliff sides. Then either back south on the 25 to Gallup then drive through Petrified Forest to Williams and South Rim of the Grand Canyon and back to Vegas. DO NOT take the 550 North from Durango to pick up the 70. The 550, the Million Dollar Highway is listed as one of America's most dangerous highways. Great in a car, not great in an RV, even a small RV.
Happy Trails. Sounds like a great month.
Take the 49 to the 50 to the 80. There are many other very pleasant scenic routes. A lot depends on where your camping in Yosemite, a rather large National Park. There are no tunnels or dams or bridges with propane restrictions. You could also take the 99 to Lodi and then either head to the 80 or cross over to the 5 then the head up through San Jose.
All lovely country.
Depends on where you like to camp. San Diego is always a destination so reservations as far in advance as possible would be advised. Especially if you want to be near the water. Las Vegas, not so much, you have Oasis (our favorite) Sam's Town (now a KOA), a few places downtown, a few on Boulder Highway, you'll find a nice place. GrandCanyon, I'd basecamp in Williams, my favorite is Circle of Pines KOA, but there are many others. The Canyon is only an hours drive away, and the town of Williams is a friendly touristy place to camp. Yosemite, if your camping in the park you must have reservations, but there are plenty of campgrounds in the surrounding towns. KOA Maraposa/Yosemite is very nice. The Redwoods represents a long stretch along highway 101, plenty of camping all up and down the State of Calif. We really enjoyed Benbow KOA in Garberville. Very central, used to be Benbow Resorts but recently became a KOA. Still very lovely.
It is always fun looking for "the next coach" but when we really got serious about finding the next one it took us about 2 years for looking on line, going to RV shows and stopping at dealers just to see what was new. It is easy to find a lovely, shiny, well equipped motorhome, but it is hard to find the one that is just right for you and yours. We insisted on being able to sleep 4 adults and a few kids, for those times we take one of our children's family with us. I wanted side windows on both sides, so the grandkids could see the road as we traveled. When closed up on the road we wanted clear access to the toilet and frig. Many new coaches make it very difficult to maneuver toward the rear with the slides in...for us old people, difficult is impossible. So I total understand your quest for your new motorhome. I am sure in time you will find just what you want, and for sure you should not give in to what is on the lot just because it will be discounted.
Look at the Tiffin QBA, queen or king bed (we prefer the walk around room of the queen...besides I prefer sleeping close). Bunkbeds, a comfortable inflatable couch (our adult children sleep on it)the booth dinette sleeps two small children, and with the slides open there is enough room for a child or two on the floor.
Anyway, good luck on the quest, and Happy Trails.
Totally agree with Slow Down. Wind is a constant factor out here in the West. Just slow down. Between LA and Las Vegas cross winds in the 60's is not unusual. Dropping road speed to 45mph in the wind really adds to stability.
The fresh water just dumps on the ground. I guess it would depend on where you are parked/stored as to attaching a hose for the drain. I've never had an occasion where dumping onto the RV pad represented a problem. It is fresh water and it either runs off into the grass or down the normal water channels. Naturally you don't want to flood your neighbors campsite. But you really don't need to drain the fresh water too often. When traveling your water weighs in at about 8lbs per gallon.
I really our family camping at KOA West Yellowstone. Perhaps it is not the type of camping you want, but for us...lots of trees, rustic, indoor heated pool, activities, well maintained, secure, only six miles from Yellowstone West entrance.
On my previous MH I had the indicator light installed per instructions. On the first few trips I found it reassuring, then it became just a bother. It only tells you the lever is working. I will not have the light installed in the new motorhome. I do have wheel/tire pressure temperature sensors, which will warn me if the brake hangs up and increases tire temp.
I have had occasion to call for mobile RV repairs on many instances over the last 40ish years. I have never been disappointed. A few years ago we had a water heater problem on the Winnebago and the mobile guy spent quite a bit of time trouble-shooting. Then he realized that with the Winne's heat on the road system he was out of his league. Told us where to go and what was needed, and wouldn't accept a dime for his time. As I remember we treated him to lunch for his time. In Yellowstone a mobile repair tech came to the campground when the dash a/c system frozeup threatening the serpentine belt. Again, out of his league, but he called the nearby shop, Big Sky Rentals, and we had an appointment for the following morning. Glad all worked out for you.
Purchasing a previously owned vehicle from any dealer or private party is As Is unless you contractually have some other agreement in writing. Perhaps, if the dealer new of previous problems and withheld that information you would have recourse. But that is why a private party trades in there old rig, they don't want to deal with future buyers, and they probably do not disclose problems in negotiating the trade. At the time of purchase you were probably offered an extended warranty, it might have been a good idea. Personally, I would never purchase a previously owned anything without having someone else preferable an expert, on hand to give it a once over. Please understand I am not dismissing the grief you are going through after your investment. I have my own horror stories to tell. But CW was acting like any other car/RV dealer. It would be really nice if they would step up and offer assistance, but I would not hold my breath. If you can go back through records and see if the dealer had previous knowledge of problems you might have a big stick to deal with. Otherwise, good luck.
I would go to a Truck tire center and have them mount solid stem extensions. They cost a bit more but it is a one time expense. I used the steel flex extensions for many years on many motorhomes. Twice over the many years I had gradual deflation due to wear on the stems. That is not to say the flex stems were bad, rather I did not check them regularly. I have gone for solid stems, not the extenders mounted in the tires.
I just returned from Puerto Vallarta and we took a trip a few months ago to Cabo San Lucas. Neither with the rig, but Mexico is definitely disability friendly and the ADA rules apply when they can. Even in some of the smaller towns we visited ramps were available for our disability scooter...not many ramps but enough. Roads are rough, rocky, and sometimes unpaved, making travel with a wheelchair or scooter challenging, but not impossible. People were extremely friendly, and helpful. Coming to a corning where my wife would have to get out of the scooter so I could lift the thing to the next level shop owners or others would always offer to assist. There are may second story shops and restaurants that do not have access other than steps. But all in all, we had a wonderful trip/vacation. Personally, I am still afraid to take the MH down south, wish I were not, as we used to go that way often, and we had a fantastic trip with TRACKS years ago over the mountain on the train. But that is another story and my paranoia. But as for your trip, I would have little or no concern. Travel Safe, and Happy Trails.
One the RV reaches that price point level you are purchasing the unit because you have a specific use for it...be it for parts, to rebuild, or as you list, for short term enjoyment. A good friend once purchased a very old MH and "armored it up" for a road trip on the Old Alaskan Highway. When you are through, at a $3000 price point you could try a resale for the same price, after all there is no more depreciation. You could donate, even locally, as a local Boy Scout troop might want it for equipment transport, same for the local high school for Band equipment. Don't know about your state, but in California you might even get something from the AQMD for getting it off the road.
There are probably one or two circuit breakers on the generator. Just like in a house, they may look fine but actually they are off line. Flip the breakers all the way off and then back on..Hope this helps.
Also in some older system you actually had to plug the coach into the generator or plug the coach into shore power. Just thinkin.