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RE: Potential Thor Palazzo Purchase

We considered a Palazzo. Make sure the 3 rail slide is installed. You do not want the two rail slide. Many problems. My experience with Camping World service has been terrible. I try with all my might to avoid their service departments from the two I have dealt with in my region. They destroyed my entry door, and refused to pay for it. I had to file my automobile insurance for their mistake.
mc.cc 06/25/16 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air vs generator

Agreed. :B I bought a motorhome for the comfort and convenience while travelling. That means running the gen and ducted AC if needed. I never really understood the school of thought for curtains and what not to avoid running the gen which may impact about 1/2 MPG. Frankly I don't even monitor MPG. It's smiles to the gallon for us. If you are concerned about using fuel and partition off most of the coach to use dash air (which actually uses more fuel) then why not get a TT. I mean what's the point of a MH and all it's travelling conveniences if you aren't going to actually use them? But to each his own. Effy is a wise soul.
mc.cc 06/23/16 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30 ft- one roof air sufficient?

It depends. If you don't mind inside temps around 80 in the summer heat of the south then 1 unit may be fine. I had a 30 footer. I added an additional AC and converted to 50 amp. One unit did not cut it.
mc.cc 06/23/16 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air vs generator

So....does the fuel mileage indicator on the dash account for the gen running if it's drawing from the same tank? I don't know enough about it. Yes. Unless you are one of the very few who have their gen set configured to run on propane.
mc.cc 06/23/16 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air vs generator

I am not an expert, but I would think that no one gets less than 5 miles to the gallon with the their generator running and no one gets greater than 8 miles to the gallon with their class A. On average, if most expect to get between 6-7 miles to the gallon with the generator running, you might as well turn those roof top AC's to max, your dash AC to max, and hang some meat. :)
mc.cc 06/22/16 06:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended Warranties

I think what nice polite people are saying is if you are living day by day and all your savings and money are gone at the end of the week you need a repair savings account especially if you own a DP. If you can afford to buy a MH and have money left in the bank you will be financially ahead not buying an extended policy. These extended policies have some purpose but at a cost for those living without back up savings caught in an emergency. Hope I said that without steping on too many toes. Bottom line. If you can't afford a major repair i.e. $20k without taking out a loan I would recommend an extended policy. Otherwise you will be money ahead without one. Don't pick on me. JMHO. You will go down in history as a very wise man. :) Or woman, whatever the case may be.
mc.cc 06/21/16 06:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended Warranties

I think what nice polite people are saying is if you are living day by day and all your savings and money are gone at the end of the week you need a repair savings account especially if you own a DP. If you can afford to buy a MH and have money left in the bank you will be financially ahead not buying an extended policy. These extended policies have some purpose but at a cost for those living without back up savings caught in an emergency. Hope I said that without steping on too many toes. Bottom line. If you can't afford a major repair i.e. $20k without taking out a loan I would recommend an extended policy. Otherwise you will be money ahead without one. Don't pick on me. JMHO. You will go down in history as a very wise man. :)
mc.cc 06/21/16 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water and roof run off marks

I can't believe no one has mentioned a degreaser like Simple Green. There are cheaper versions of the degreasers. I think Walmart sells a degreaser like Simple purple or something like that. These degreasers also work great for restoring your rubber roof and lap sealant back to white. It works great for removing the water marks from the run off. Spray it on straight from the bottle. Do not dilute it into a wash bucket. Just scrub it with whatever you wash the motor home with. It comes right off with virtually no trouble at all.
mc.cc 06/21/16 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suggestions for making my F53 a little easier to drive

A front trac bar will help make the steering less loose feeling when you hit a bump. It will also prevent the dreaded death wobble on those older F53's. This is standard equipment by Ford beginning in 2007. While you are at it, go ahead and get the rear trac bar. While you are installing those, go ahead and do the cheap handling fix too. It does help, but will not completely eliminate the sway from big trucks and wind. I have considered purchasing the beefed up sway bar by Road Master. I wonder if anyone has installed this on their rig?
mc.cc 06/21/16 06:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ants

Take your food, pots, pans, utensils, sheets, towels and bed spread off the bed. Buy two raid pesticide foggers. Set them off at each end of your coach and get out of the motorhome. After 24 hours, open it up and let it air out. Once you've done that, your good for a couple of years. Not only does it take care of ants, it takes care of spiders, roaches, and mice. My son was born with a disability where he was not able to get away from swarming ants. We went to see my brother in Georgia. I heard my son squirming around on the baby monitor and went in to check on him. I found ants crawling on him. I even spray my power cord and around my tires with a pesticide when parked.
mc.cc 06/21/16 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New class A Motorhome

I vote for the newer unit. Looking beyond the quality of build and the original class and MSRP, the technology and decor in this things gets outdated fast! You are probably looking at an absorption fridge, fat TVs, media technology based on park cable TV, etc. in that Tiffin. There are notable improvements to these things ever year and the 2015 catches you up a little better. Tiffin is a better make - perhaps look at the comparable gasser (Allegro Red) in a 2015. I too vote for the newer unit. I am afraid your older diesel wishes may give you much to worry about. Listen to Effy on this one.
mc.cc 06/18/16 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry fire wood in a storage bin?

Yes. You do have to be mindful of pests. I would typically keep the wood covered and in an area that is sprayed with pesticides before I load it into the coach. It also has to be dry, otherwise the walls and ceiling of your bin will condensate. Most of the time, I am not carrying firewood out of state though. I just purchased a new MH and am somewhat reluctant to do that now because the basement storage is opened to the other bins. My previous MH had individual sealed basement storage. I had a large bin dedicated to just that.
mc.cc 06/18/16 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar/Tiffin vs. Coachmen Miranda Select/Fleetwood Bounder

I am not impressed with that type of awning and would not let it "kill" a deal for something else. do any of the others besides coachmen have a fiberglass roof? if not that would be my choice among these. bumpy Why are you not impressed with that type of awning? Seems higher-end to me but I am wondering how it handles the light winds and any rain? Can you lower one corner for draining rain? Just bought a new Bounder last week. I am not impressed with the newer awning. A very light wind will cause it to retract automatically. I thought that wind was going to yank it completely from my coach before it started to retract. They are not suited for rain, as it cannot be adjusted on one side to let the water drain. The awning is very flimsy. I am now wishing I had one with arms for better support. Other than a sun shade for a day with no wind, the awning is useless.
mc.cc 06/13/16 07:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm New and have questions

My wife and I are thinking about jumping up to a class A. We have a 14 yr, 10 yr and 7 yr old and we're looking at the Thor Challenger 37TB. Currently we have a 34' TT with an Ford Excursion as a TV. I have questions and you all are the most knowledgeable: -Excursion is too big to tow, so probably will use our Ford Freestyle. Not sure if I go dinghy or dolly. There's a nice dolly Demco Kar Kaddy SS, but expensive...3,700. The dolly would give me the flexibility to use a different vehicle if we have to. -Thinking about a Washer/Dryer...is that worth it if we're not full-timing? I'm thinking its a nice to have, but not a must have. -Do the in-motion SATs work well, or are they always going off-line? -I know all up front costs; sales tax, etc, but is there any other crazy costs throughout the year that I'm not thinking about. I got insurance as well, but I'm talking about special winterizing, etc -Will the V10 Gas model tow up mountains okay with a car attached? -Where do people store bikes: nice Mountain bikes...we got 3, plus 2 little girls bikes. -Refridge doesn't run on propane...Issue or not? The gen will kick on if the batteries are low, and not sure how loud that is. -I've considered inside storage, but that's $200/mo. I currently cover my TT, but its a pain and the cover is ****. Does it hurt to leave these out in the elements (I live in Northwest Arkansas), or will it fade...paying too much money to drive around a faded RV -RV Warranty - probably consider Wholesale Warranties unless people hear bad things. Ideas welcome there -Any other costs to consider that I don't have with my TT; besides the obvious like filling up the tank, etc. For example, how much are oil changes? Thanks for your help. Any other helpful info is appreciated. * I've been RV'ing for several years and I love the this floor plan. It was a serious contender for me until we purchased a new Fleetwood Bounder, just last week. * Your wife will absolutely love having the washer dryer. Especially with your children. Well worth the money * Bikes - We purchased fold up bikes and stored them underneath. Camping world also has a bike carrier that will attach to the ladder on the back of the coach. * We used a tow dolly for several years. They work fine. Kind of a pain to use. But when looking for future vehicles, look for one that can be flat towed without much fanfair. * The V10 is great in the mountains. Even semi-trucks have to slow down up those steep grades. You will too. * The reason for the whole house refrigerator - the old absorption(gas/electric) refrigerators go out every 4-5 years. At $2400.00 to have a new one installed, I think you will be very happy with the refrigerator in this coach. * To cover, or not. Even the best coaches can leak. They can leak and you may not know it for several years. The sun is a killer on these rigs. With the amount of money you spend on this rig, DEFINITELY get a cover for it. I purchased a Carolina Carport for mine and it has been well worth it over the years. * RV warranty - DON'T DO IT! The sales reps will offer you the moon with the extended warranty purchase. Just two weeks ago, I heard a sales rep tell some women over the phone that if you purchase the extended warranty, you will be given priority over everyone else when getting your rig fixed.......BULL! If you purchase the extended warranty, you will be moved the back of the line. Service centers do not get paid the full amount that the rest of us pay when paying with cash. Save your money, take the manufacture's warranty and pay with cash once that expires. Been there, done that. * Standard costs - Learn how to do as much as you can on the rig. Caulking around the windows, roof, etc. Oil change(very easy on this rig). There will be costs. Expect to pay at least $1000.00 per year in maintenance, and you won't be disappointed if you have to pay that. * In motion satellite works fairly well. Occasionally the signal gets dropped, but usually not for long while moving down the road.
mc.cc 06/10/16 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny Overheats and Shuts Down, How To Fix

In my last coach, I had a Generac generator do that. I could never figure out what the problem was. The authorized service center would run it all day long in the parking lot and tell me there was nothing wrong with it. I would get it out on the interstate and it would shut down in the heat of the day, every time. I finally got so fed up, I had an Onan installed and never had another problem. I know that is not the answer you want to hear, but that was my only solution. I gave that generator to someone who assured me they could fix it. They told me they had done all kinds of work. It was fixed and they had installed it on their truck. A few months later, I asked again. He told me he had the same problem and could never figure out what the problem was.
mc.cc 06/10/16 04:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grey Water Dumping

In some CG's you can't dump grey but can use the outside shower. At one CG had a twenty something female do the shower right then and there, then her mother, that was not as pleasant. I will say the were from out of country and did not have our hangups. But I didn't look. GOTTA bridge too. LEN Good Point! There really is a double standard for those in an RV. I have been to campgrounds where 90% were tent campers using the water faucet at their site to wash dishes, take showers, etc. Where does the grey water go? Right on the ground. I completely understand the issues with dumping 50 gallons at one time. Especially if you have been holding that water for 6 weeks before you do it. Yuck!
mc.cc 06/10/16 04:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Added gear for newer F53's

You guys ever drive on icy roads ? I have a 2011 encounter and when the cruise control is on when you go downhiil the transmission downshifts instead of letting off the the throttle I was on dry pave,but it was January in Canada. Sh#t can happen on an Icy road. It really downshifts hard, could really get the rear end squirrely. Rarely do we drive on icy roads, but will remember that. We are planning a trip out west this winter and will more than likely get into some snow and ice. The new tranny downshifts much smoother than my 06 did.
mc.cc 06/05/16 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Picking up a new Bounder 35K 2016 Saturday

How was Dixie RV to deal With? My experience was great! I dealt with Aaron. He and I texted back and forth, sometimes at 10:00 pm in the evenings. He went well beyond the call of duty, and never seemed to get aggravated with me bugging him. It was very busy yesterday. We had to wait our turn to sign on the dotted line, but it was a very pleasant experience.
mc.cc 06/05/16 08:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Picking up a new Bounder 35K 2016 Saturday

Took delivery of the coach today from Dixie RV in Hammond, Louisiana. This was a very pleasant experience. They were extremely busy today. When I pulled out of the parking lot, I noticed at least 3 other people driving off the lot with new rigs. I love the way that the Bounder drives, and it is much more comfortable than the Damon Daybreak I owned. Will be taking it to Beaufort and Charlotte, SC next week.
mc.cc 06/04/16 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Putting you RV on blocks permanently

Great idea! Sooner or later, it stops making sense to keep throwing money away.
mc.cc 06/04/16 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
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