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RE: North Shore Minnesota Advice

I read the other posts on this topic but had a slightly different question. We recently moved to Minnesota. We will be making our first & only trip to the North Shore of Minnesota in mid June. Just curious, why do you phrase it this way, "first and only trip"? The joy of corporate relos... We recently moved to Minnesota so it will be our first trip. We do not expect to be here long so it will probably be our only trip.
paullac 04/13/17 07:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
North Shore Minnesota Advice

I read the other posts on this topic but had a slightly different question. We recently moved to Minnesota. We will be making our first & only trip to the North Shore of Minnesota in mid June. We includes dad, mom, a 16 yr old, & a 13 yr old. We'll be in our class C. Our priorities are to see the noteworthy sights, take some hikes, ride our bikes, & relax. We currently have 6 nights booked at Grand Marais. We have the option to add some nights at Burlington Bay. Our questions are: - Should we just stay in Grand Marais for all 6 nights? - Should we shorten Grand Marais & add some nights to Burlington Bay? - If so, what is the idea number of nights in each spot? Thanks!
paullac 04/13/17 06:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buying a Rental Class C. How many of us out there? (Long)

I'm new to the forum and will be picking up a Four Winds Chateau Sport 25C from El Monte in Las Vegas soon. I was hesitant buying used at first too but after reading this thread I feel a little better. That model that I'm picking up has a HUGE flooplan for a smaller rig since it has the slide. I think it has to do with the layout and that it doesn't have the big cabinet or fridge at the foot of the bed. Looks very open in there and you can lay in bed or sit on the bed while company is in there and not be all cramped in there. Apparently it is a pretty popular model and El Monte sales didn't think they had any more when I went to look at them. I got a call back from the sales dept and they said they found one that was still in rental and would pull it from rental once it returned to the Santa Fe El Monte to sell to me, all I needed was a 500 deposit for them to hold it from being rented out again. They are going to prep it for sale there in Santa Fe then deliver it down to Vegas. Great customer service so far. They are going to install an awning for me too. Can't wait to pick it up! 29k OTD with everything....seems reasonable when compared to the NADA. Gonna be nice going to the dunes and stuff and not sleep on a cot and go without a shower for 2-3 days lol. Curious question - are people buying sight unseen? We looked at used units for a long time. Many had water leak / delam issues. Granted it was individual owners vs rentals. I point that out because, perhaps, roofs / seams are more closely monitored on rentals than individual owners. $29 k is a good deal I guess but also a good chunk of money sight unseen (although as I say that we dropped a chunk too on our new unit at an RV Direct location that was 500 miles away sight unseen!).
paullac 03/29/17 01:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exercising generator

OP here - Nope, no heat pump or heat strips. And the roof AC compressor isn't really practical in the winter in Minnesota. Here's what I did: I did run a space heater on high for 1 hr. It's 1500 watts I think and the generator is 4000 watts. So I'm only at about 38% load. I guess I need another space heater to get the load closer to 50%. I have always used Seafoam over the winter with a full gas tank. The reason I'm asking all this is I ran into an issue where the generator didn't start. I had missed running it a couple months over the summer. The Cummins shop got it working again but I'd rather not drop $300 again.
paullac 11/30/16 10:32pm Class C Motorhomes
Exercising generator

Regarding exercising the generator under a load... Does the fan on the roof AC count as a load (just the fan, not the compressor)? I could add the furnace as well. I live in Minnesota so don't want to run the AC with compressor during the winter months - and can't really run the microwave for an hour. Thanks!
paullac 11/25/16 03:29pm Class C Motorhomes
Minneapolis - RV repair shop and Ford dealer recommendations

We just moved to Minneapolis from Cincinnati. We are in a SW suburb of MSP but will drive to the other side of town for good service. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good RV repair shop (dealer or independent)? Also, does anyone know if there is a Ford dealer in town who will do oil changes on the E450? Thanks!
paullac 05/09/16 08:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Advice on buying new class C

The Forester and the Sunseeker are sister products with little difference. The little difference steered us toward the Forester (one issue was the fiberglass roof). . I would consider the fiberglass roof to be a "BIG" difference. bumpy Both the sunseeker and forester have fiberglass roofs. Another thumbs up for forest river. We have a sunseeker. All new ones have some issues but forest river was very good to work with when problems arose.
paullac 05/09/16 08:16pm Class C Motorhomes
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