If you don't want to be put out of your rig, go to Red Bay for the service. You can live in it while you wait. They bend over backwords to make sure you can use your coach while you are there. Plus you get to meet 100's of other Tiffin owners they have a large full hook-up campground right at the repair facility.
I pay about $200 but mine is 12 years old. I found this calculator but can't find specific term motorhome or value.
I'll be getting my new MH around May 1 so maybe my shock is on the way.
I just tried that website and it gave me a number closer to $500 so I'm ok with that since I was told it would be in that range.
After living in Ohio and paying, high property taxes, city income taxes and a progressive state income tax and taxes on my pension. I can afford higher gas, insurnace and license tags because Michigan saves me $$ on everything else. Now if they could just fix the roads ;)
Here comes a class A freakout question. Just moved to Michigan, cheaper property taxes, almost no income tax on retirement income sources but big taxes on vehicles. The Secretary of State quoted me $700+ per year for tags on a 2008 with a base price of $126,000 when it was new. For all you Michiganders out there does this sound right? I figured about 400-500 per year!
Recently purchased a 2012 Ford Fussion and made sure that it was towable 4 down. Just speaking with friend, he stated that FMCA has put out an article that states they are not towable 4 down. In the manual it states that it is. FMCA states that Ford will retract its manual and send out a statement,that it can not be towed 4 down. The car only has 250 miles on it. Has anyone else heard anything on this?
Has any one delt with Ford at a higher level than the sales manager of the Ford Dealer.
If any one has a point of contact for Ford other than dealers I would appreciate the contact.
If your owners manual said it was OK and it was built after 2/12 as mentioned below, then you need to have a discussion with your dealer and Ford about some kind of trade for the Focus or the Fusion Hybrid. Chevy has been very good about buying back Cruzes that were purchased for flat towing and then GM changed their mind and declared them not towable.
We drive 2010 Fusion with 10,000+ miles of flat towing no troubles, but we seem to be an exception in this area.
Good Luck keep us informed on what happens.
Well I managed to kiss the concrete abuttment on a toll booth leaving a couple of scratches on the passenger side from the nose to just past the front wheel. I too figured about $500.00, the estimate came back at $880. Cost is for paint matching, some machine that finds the exact match plus the labor for minor sanding, filling and paint. I did not punch a hole in the fiberglass.
So I think you are looking north of $1,000, I had a $7000 repair done last year on the back, lots of fiberglass damage and lots of paint work (a car hit me).
We have the Escapes cousin a 2010 Fusion with 41K on the odometer and another 10K flat towing. No tranny problems had TSB done before we took delivery in Dec 2009. I have scratched my head trying to figure why some blow and some just go on and on. Towing behind a hot DP could be part of the problem, we have a FRED. We try to stay under 65, but occasionally hit 70+ when going downhill in mountains. We use a TOAD Charge to keep our battery up (the Even Brake was causing complete discharge) and usually stop every 4-5 hours to run car.
Since we will be approaching the 60K mark in the next two years (limit on powertrain warranty), I am looking for an alternate toad, was hoping the new Escape would use the manual automatic found in the Focus but we may have to look at the Focus or SOB. I also like the Chevy Colorado 4x4 but its discontinued this year until 2014 maybe?