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RE: Winnebago Journey

Has anyone had problems with the 2012 Journey 42E. I have a list of over sixty major problems and can not find an attorney. This coach has from the slide out twisting to the floor in the bedroom giving way plus many more problems to mention. Please contact John at ms.t68@hotmail.com Sixty? just what do you consider major?
nemo45 02/28/15 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for advice....used vs new

$70k on a 2008 used motorhome. Is it a diesel pusher you're looking at? No its not, I wish. I need to spend $100K up here in Alberta to get a 2005-2007 DP (at least based on what I have been looking at). Ford V10, triple slide, Bounder 38P. There are certainly other diesel options a few years older in the same price range, but I would still rather have an 08 gasser than an 03-04 DP....for the price differential. We only use recreationally, one FTiming starts, that will change. I did it the other way around. I bought a new gasser, 2011 model. Which I paid $95,000 for. It had the Ford V10 and the performance was acceptable. But, having driven a diesel pickup pulling a 38 ft. fifth wheel previously, I just wasn't happy with all that noise underneath my feet. Also, we are full timers and at 37-1/2 feet it just wasn't big enough. So, after 2 years of driving and living in it we traded it on a 2006 42' DP for $90,000 less the trade. We wish we would have started off with the DP, It would have saved us the hit we took on the new gasser. And we have been in the DP for 3 years and wouldn't think of getting rid of it. I guess the point I'm making is, if it were me and I was thinking about spending $40,000 more on a new gasser, I'd take that money and spend it on a used DP. Here's some more advice, if you can, find one with a residential refrigerator and inverter setup. Its the best upgrade we ever done. Most new gassers offer a model with a residential refer option now, also.
nemo45 02/12/15 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rubber Roofs

I am curious, if you are looking to buy a motorhome why would you specifically want a rubber roof over a fiberglass roof? I don't. I have a friend that has had trouble with his fiberglass roof and I was trying to point out to him that the industry has gone to fiberglass. He is thinking about putting a rubber on his unit that now has fiberglass. Mine has fiberglass and I love it. My searchers have discovered that the ones that do have rubber or top are entry level units.
nemo45 02/03/15 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rubber Roofs

I am not sure but I think if you were to list all the Class A's which do not have either EDPM or TPO or BrightTeck rubber roofs, you'd have a much shorter list than if you listed the ones that do. I was talking about new ones and I think you'd be wrong. I checked out Winnebago, HR, Entegra, Tiffin and Newmar and they are all fiberglass now. That's not entirely true. I know the Newmar bar star for example has TPO. I looked at one not too long ago. Each has it's merits. TPO is cheaper to repair and can last for decades, it's flexible which is a plus where it meets the caps. Fiberglass stands up better but once damaged is much more expensive to fix. Ask some of the folks ranting on here not too long ago about their Winnie fiberglass roofs coming off going down the road. And despite the material, all roofs have holes in them for the various components and seams where they meet the walls and caps. That is where leaks occur. Some on here (Bumpy) will tell you it has to be fiberglass, but thousands of RV's have been on the roads for decades with TPO and no issues. You'll rarely find that the material - TPO or fiberglass - simply failed. Comparing two RV's and the roof was a deciding factor I might lean toward Fiberglass, but many more things will fail before a TPO roof does. I've never heard of a bar star, but the king aire and mountain aire both have fiber glass roofs and I believe that you would be hard pressed to find a new mid range or high end motor home that doesn't. The Dutch star also has a fiber glass roof.
nemo45 02/02/15 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rubber Roofs

I am not sure but I think if you were to list all the Class A's which do not have either EDPM or TPO or BrightTeck rubber roofs, you'd have a much shorter list than if you listed the ones that do. I was talking about new ones and I think you'd be wrong. I checked out Winnebago, HR, Entegra, Tiffin and Newmar and they are all fiberglass now.
nemo45 02/02/15 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Rubber Roofs

Are any new Class A's available with a rubber roof?
nemo45 01/31/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tow Car

johnsonbert our current car is a focus and really like. Do you have any limits on the number of miles you drive before you start? It has to be a newer Focus our 2008 had to be towed on a dolly.
nemo45 01/14/15 04:18pm Dinghy Towing
RE: First A Class...input from Winnebago Adventurer owners!

I checked Winnebago's web site and they don't make them now and haven't for years. And, I've still never seen on except in that video.
nemo45 01/14/15 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First A Class...input from Winnebago Adventurer owners!

I've never seen a diesel Adventurer. I stand corrected now that I've seen Bret Wolfe's video. I think that one would be a great unit to start out with.
nemo45 01/14/15 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a New Coach -> Trading Old

As soon as the dealer knows it is 16 years old they will care less what it is like, offer you bottom dollar period for it. Just my past experiences with this! Which is okay - I get it and will work with it, but there should be no reason why we can't work out a really good % off the new coach. There lies my dilemma, trying to understand what % will be offered off of MSRP for the new coach. Ok, here's how to figure out what the new coach is worth. Take the MSRP, it has to be the MSRP from the manufacturer, subtract the shipping then divide by 1.4 then add the shipping back on. That's what the dealer has in it. Now the dealer has to make a profit, so add what you think a fair profit would be, say $5000 and add it all up. That's what you should offer. Try it and see what happens. I've done this on a fifth wheel and offered them $2500 profit and they grabbed it. The sales manager even asked the salesman if he told me what they had in it. So I must have hit it right on the dot.
nemo45 01/14/15 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheel and MH comparisons, again.

Don't understand why so many say their 5th wheel rigs handled so badly. In the 5 years we towed never once did I have any of these problems. Obviously they were never set up properly, cheap hitch or overloaded. I don't think they are saying the 5th wheel rigs handle or ride badly. Just that by comparison heavy DP's with air bags ride and handle better. And after having three 5th wheel rigs, a Gasser motorhome and a diesel pusher, I am inclined to agree. Hence the progression.
nemo45 11/20/14 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Gear Jacks

Are all the lights flashing on your control? If so, that is the culprit. I had to replace the control panel at $460. Also had to replace the motor which I got of Ebay for $70. The technician told me that if I would have tried to just replace the motor it would have burnt out when I first tried it because the control was telling the jacks to retract and extend at the same time. There was also 1-1/2 hrs. labor at $110 per hour to replace the motor. The control panel you can do yourself. The cheapest price I found for the control panel was $385 from PPL. But, the dealer had already ordered it from someplace else. I have the power gear unit with the rectangle shaped reservoir. Its larger because my main slide is run by the same pump as the jacks. The power gear units that only run the jacks have a smaller cylindrical shaped reservoir and they also have different control than mine.
nemo45 11/15/14 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Duo Therm Thermostat Issue?

The blower will not go off immediately and will run until furnace bonnet reaches a set temperature allowing it to cool down.
nemo45 11/15/14 11:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Going backwards or full circle

Keep it and start full-timing.
nemo45 10/03/14 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toad is dead

A Saturn Vue would be a good used toad. But, you're going to have to get a base plate for it. Also, a Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain are good tow vehicles. We have 52,000 care free miles on our 2011 Equinox with about 12,000 of it being towed.
nemo45 09/30/14 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing refrigerator.

Jayco has stopped using the Samsung residential due to the high failure rate of the brand. So, stay away from Samsung, go with the other brands. Doug Where do you get your information? We had ours installed over a year ago and have had no problems with it. There are literally 100's of people that have used the Samsung and I've never heard of any complaints. As far as we are concerned its the best mod we've ever done.
nemo45 09/20/14 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to figure out “Used” DP Coach Prices?

Hi smlranger, I wasn't comparing the Heritage to the Essex because you're right they do not match up. I was just using two very good coaches in the example. Plus the King Aire and London Aire where not built in 2006. HJ Actually, Newmar did make the London Aire in '06. The then co owner of IRV2.com bought one and had it at their national rally in Branson, MO. At that time I believe the London Aire was their top of the line coach. They dropped the LA (until 2015) when they added the King Aire. Another good source is Motorhome Specialists RV (MHSRV) they usually price their used units around wholesale. The only way to find out the wholesale price is to purchase the NADA dealers guide. Its around $110 but it could save you thousands. I used the internet version. When I bought my Gulf Stream they had a 10 day free trial on it, so I looked up all the coaches I was interested in and my trade and recorded all that information before I started dealing. I believe the now only have a 24hr. free trial. We ended up buying ours from MHSRV in Alvarado TX after much negotiation.
nemo45 09/18/14 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Motorized Windshield shade

Our coach has motorized sun screens with a pull curtains for night time. We winter in the Rio Grande valley and there are several companies there that make awnings and shades for RV's. We had a manual shade installed while we were there last winter. Its a straight shot across the front with nothing hanging down to interfere and its right in front of the motorized sun screens. For $150 installed you can't beat it. We haven't used the pull curtains since we had it installed.
nemo45 08/06/14 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

I have a 2000 Coachman Triton V-10, power has not been an issue, we are looking at a DP, because of the hope that it will be a quieter ride. We have to shout at each to be heard over the engine. Radio is of no use while traveling at 60-65 MPH on level road, just gets worse on hill climbs. A lot of progress has been made in 14 years. The newer gas coaches are not near as loud as they were. I have no problem hearing the DW at 65-70 cruise. Maybe I should look for a 2000 model. :B How about when it downshifts to 3rd gear when going up a hill? At 5200 rpms it sounds like its going to explode. With a DP you don't hear anything at all up front. I had a 2010 Georgetown. The V10 had plenty of power, but didn't like the noise from right under my feet. And the airbags give the DP a much nicer ride.
nemo45 08/04/14 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Winegard Traveler work w/ existing cables?

I have read a few posts about people replacing their in motion sat with a Winegard Traveler. Curious why they're doing it. Because the traveler picks up all three satellites and doesn't have to move when one TV changes channels. So, you can truly watch different programming on two TV's. Also, there is the moisture problem with the dome.
nemo45 08/04/14 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
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