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RE: Best gas card/cc benefits

https://www.rvpluscard.com/ The page you linked is a charge card. Right CHARGE Card NOT CREDIT Card. See this quote from how it works "Payment due in full every month"
xctraveler 10/21/16 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much does your dealer location matter in a purchase?

The first two coaches I bought, I came up with a price I would pay based on research and several attempts to purchase what I wanted as I rolled. The second time I had cash plus trade I had worked out and essentially told the salesman what the deal would look like. I had allowed an adequate profit for the dealer and eventually got the deal at my price. I would probably pay $1,000 extra to deal with a salesman I had done work with, but not a penny more. I have had maintenance and repair done in many places away from the selling dealer. The only time I had an extended wait was when I was away from the RV for other travel and they knew my travel dates. They delayed until the last minute when they could easily have had it done weeks earlier. I let them know how displeased I was and haven't been back for a couple of years.
xctraveler 10/21/16 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Did it again

When we had the crank up OTA antenna I would hang the ignition key on the crank! That worked. DW and I double check each other and sometimes switch routines so she will do the exterior jobs she is physically capable of (she is not strong enough to handle the towbar) and I will take over interior routines. That way either of us can setup or get underway and we know what we are looking at when we are double checking. We do have check lists for everything taped inside cupboard doors. We do review them from time to time but are not good about actually getting them out to follow. We have been on the road for 15 years and have usually moved a couple of times a week. We have done all the stupids mentioned plus almost losing the tow'd by disconnecting it before setting the brake (many years ago, twice).
xctraveler 10/21/16 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck Stop RV Wash concerns

In many campgrounds, especially in the south, I find small companies that advertise in the cg office to wash and detail on site. If they are welcome by the cg operators they will at least do no harm. Cost tend to be much higher than Blue Beacon numbers, but I get a nice clean coach with no damage to the paint. I also will do it myself with the lambswool and materials I bought when the coach was new. Nice weather, permissive campground and nothing special to do result in the joy of washing and going over the entire coach with an attentive eye looking for areas that need extra attention.
xctraveler 10/21/16 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rain on slide toppers

Our old Southwind would accumulate a little water on the driver side living room slide in a very heavy rain or if wind was blowing just wrong. The first time I became aware of this was the first time I hit the brakes on leaving a campground after said rain. All that water unloaded down my neck :) fortunately I had my foot on the brake not the throttle.
xctraveler 10/18/16 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A advice

Floor Plan, Floor Plan, did I say Floor Plan? From reports they are all well made (by current RV standards) and well backed by the factory. We own a Phaeton, Tiffin, and are taking the time to have major repair work done (don't ask, not Tiffin's fault) because we cannot find another coach with a floor suitable for our needs.
xctraveler 10/17/16 04:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What type of fluid goes in the Slide tank?

Check the owners manual before adding fluid. You did not say whether the leveling jacks which may operate off the same hydraulic tank were extended or retracted. My owners manual specifies checking fluid level with jacks retracted and slides also retracted. My Jacks are single acting! hydraulic fluid pushes jacks down and valves hold pressure until released and fluid returns to the tank by spring pressure when the valves are opened to store the jacks.
xctraveler 10/11/16 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Services at nonselling dealer

I have dealt with 2 mfgs. Fleetwood was the coach we owned the longest, it is no longer the same company that made our coach in 2004. They had parts, but were not responsive to service needs of owners. Dealers were better, at least the ones I dealt with. Now own a Phaeton by Tiffin Motorhomes. The factory has been very helpful in replacing items that have broken through use or abuse or just failed. Under warranty they were very good, both at the factory service center and at Tiffin dealers. Have had fine support at dealers although we usually avoid them for either Freightliner for chassis/engine work or mobile techs for items that can be repaired on site. I am very satisfied with the support I have received and do not worry about being anyplace in the country when service is needed.
xctraveler 10/11/16 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance Queston

Some years ago I looked into dropping the insurance coverage on my coach while in storage. NY wanted me to turn in a my plates. My lender insisted on keeping fire and theft. My head said keep the liability as the storage was in a mini store and who knows what can happen there. I just kept the coverage in force. Never had a loss, but my lender and I slept better.
xctraveler 10/06/16 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance Queston

Good comments, but if I were you I'd have , if you don't already, a quality attorney $$ retained at this point. Armchair opinions are interesting but your possible entire net worth is at stake here. Don't second guess or waste more time with opinions! You need real pro advice and quick. Amen!
xctraveler 10/06/16 03:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extend a stay

I Googled extenda-stay and came up with this linkClicky The terminology wanders. I known this does not really help OP. there are several different Propane fitting standards I have run into. Maybe best - cheaper in the long run- to get a propane tech to set it up right.
xctraveler 10/06/16 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a vehicle. What kind of set up

Since towing 4 down or flat uses the least amount of weigh/rubber and storage space it is the preferred method for most people. Starting there, look in Motorhome Magazine Towing Guide for a comprehensive list of vehicles that can be towed without major modifications. Watch the weight carefully, I assume at 35K you are talking pounds of GVWR and 5K car is pounds of car. That number is the car AND contents. Plan to buy a car that weighs 4,500 lbs at most. You would be surprised at what finds its way into the car. If you find a vehicle you reall, really want to tow and it does not show in the guide, or the owner's manual is not happy about recreational towing, go to Remco website to see if they have modifications to make the vehicle towable and kiss any mfg warranty goodby. The next item is the supplemental brake system. Unless you plan to change tow'ds a lot get one that installs in the toad and is setup by plugging in an electrical connection or an air line. The brake in a box things work, but you might be inclined to skip the setup for a short haul or on a hot day, not good!
xctraveler 10/06/16 02:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fueling up on trips

among our coaches we drove a 36 gasser with tow'd for 110,000 miles over 8 years. Flying J were the easiest most of the time at their RV Islands most other truck stops we avoided. Looked for older stations with islands parallel to the store front. Once or twice we had to disconnect the tow'd and maneuver backwards to get out, that was in early years. First rule was begin looking to a fuel stop before getting below 1/2 tank. That relieves the pressure to pull into an unsuitable/questionable location. We are always "on the road" so we have become quite qdept at this.
xctraveler 10/06/16 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Services at nonselling dealer

Re Engine/Trans: Most dealers are not setup for that kind of work in any event. For Ford I would look to a Ford Truck shop and for Freightliner I would look to a Freightliner Oasis Shop. Have used them wherever I have wanted service. Usually spend the night in their lot and get in line first thing in the AM. Full service completed in 4 to 6 hours.
xctraveler 10/04/16 07:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Services at nonselling dealer

If a shop is so busy they only do warranty work on units they sold I don't want them working on my rig anyhow. They probably don't have adequate staff/space for the work they are doing. We use mobile techs and shops that are in areas where many RVers are snowbirding or otherwise coming from other places. They are not partial to units they sold. Some dealers belong to "service groups" that promise service like home wherever you are. I find Coach-net can get me the service I need almost anyplace in the country. We are seldom near our selling dealer, don't want to be between November and April as he is in Niagara Falls :)
xctraveler 10/03/16 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging chassis batteries

First I believe if you look at the panel in front of the chassis batteries there are two posts and a sign that says "connect here to jump start" connect there to charge. Second the Trickle Charger that Tiffin puts on coaches will draw down the chassis battery if there is no shore power! unplugging it won't help. There is'should be fuse near the batteries (relatively low amp 10 or 15) that powers the board in the Trickle Charger, pull that fuse when storing without shore power. You know it is the right one when the green light stops blinking. Hope this all helps some. I found a fuse link off the outside chassis battery. I pulled a purple fuse marked E - what's E? The green light on the charger went out but the red light is still on. I fear I cannot help any further. I am not on my coach to run out and take a look (it's in the shop). My guess is that any light on indicates it is getting juice from someplace, not good if you are not on shore power.
xctraveler 08/23/16 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging chassis batteries

First I believe if you look at the panel in front of the chassis batteries there are two posts and a sign that says "connect here to jump start" connect there to charge. Second the Trickle Charger that Tiffin puts on coaches will draw down the chassis battery if there is no shore power! unplugging it won't help. There is'should be fuse near the batteries (relatively low amp 10 or 15) that powers the board in the Trickle Charger, pull that fuse when storing without shore power. You know it is the right one when the green light stops blinking. Hope this all helps some.
xctraveler 08/23/16 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: East Coast travel in February

We ran from Rochester NY to the south every Fall from 2002 to 2012 when I retired and did not have to wait for year end before getting out of town. Always turned on the heat and refrigerator a couple of days before departure and filled the FW tank as we were ready to roll. Did not dewinterize pipes until we needed them as we rolled. Usually our first overnight was in PA and we just ran everything. The only change we made from warm weather was we did not connect up water and sewer. We would drain black and gray before departure in the AM and stow the slinky. We were going where we had water day two in VA so did not bother about that. We then stayed at our son;s place in the VA mountains for a couple of weeks and often saw temps into the teens. Burned through a lot of propane but never froze anything. That was in an 04 Southwind and an 01 Damon before that. neither had heated tanks but the Southwind did have a furnace outlet in the wet bay. Kept a lit 100 watt light bulb for really cold nights.
xctraveler 08/22/16 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mobile internet

Unlimited with Verizon can be had for less than $100/month and a stiff upfront purchase fee for existing grandfathered plan. Check out https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ for details. If you want support and guidance they charge a membership fee. I am a member and donot benefit if you join it is well worth it.
xctraveler 08/22/16 08:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ownership rv resorts ... Are they all the same?

Back to Escapee Coops. They vary in membership and monthly expenses from $30,000 to $12,000 for membership and less than $300 per month including everything but electric and internet. The one I belong to returns the membership PLUS and subsequent assessments within 60 days of notification of departure. I own my membership not the lot I am assigned. Yes real estate taxes are included in the monthly expense, but I do not pay them directly thus I am not subject to being a Calif resident for other tax purposes. For some the biggest negative may be a positive, as members we are expected to volunteer to do some of the work, either physical as in landscape or mental as in finance or marketing committees - or a world of other projects for the good of the community. While there it keeps me busy and satisfied and everyone understands that we all may pick up and travel for days or months at our own whim. I have a place to call my own that I can modify within the rules to suit our wants and the ability to leave when we choose as well.
xctraveler 08/22/16 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
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