Yep, I was thinking the same thing with the steel frame, stronger, not much more weight.I'll toss this one out. The onan 4.0 vs., the generac 5.5 both gas. both are the same price @ Nexus, is there much difference in the longevity, quality?
Did any of you guys get the KLM roof Satalite from Nexus?
I had my unit wired for Satellite, but not installed. My reasoning was because of the internet options available to me. I have a configuration at home that allows me to net into my home system and see whatever is on my home system on a tablet or laptop. I can also transmit that laptop screen to an HD TV within the RV, with an $89 box. So, if this works I'm good. If not, I'll have a DSS installed.
Generator: I determined that I did not need more than the 4KW Generator, but I did opt for the Onan upgrade. Why? Because it was an Onan. Not saying the Generac is bad. In fact I have a Generac whole house generator at home for backup. Just that Onan has been making generators for mobile applications (RVs and Boats) for years. And the Onan is a quieter unit than the Generac.
Plus Generac is 3600 watts, 4000 for the Onan. 4KW isn't always 4KW.
We went with the standard 4.0 generator at no cost. From what I've read and discussed with the workers at NEXUS the Onan is a much quieter generator. Some people also seem to think it is better quality - Claude disagrees on the quality issue and advised me against the upgrade cost.
Did you upgrade to the 50 amp elec service? If you only have 30 amp, you should only need the 4.0 - 5.5 would be over kill as I understand it.
The most use our generator will get is the monthly startup to exercise it under 1/2 load - we are not boondockers -
We went with the standard TV antenna - so far pretty good reception. We did get the DSS (?) satelite wiring installed - I think it was $70 ?????
We need to get a long 20-30 cable connection made up as the park we ae in now has a cable connection at each site and there is a cable hookup in the back bay
but I donot have one that will reach.
I unplugged the WiFi Ranger here and the park WiFi signal was 2 bars - plugged in the Ranger and we now have 5 bars strength and hummmmmmming away! So I think it works 0 of course you do need the signal to enhance.
31' Class C NEXUS Phantom 4/4/12
Pressure Pro TPMS
Progressive Industries EMS/Surge
So, I guess the Boomerang from Dish, which I have at home, will have a bearing on installing a high dollar satellite system. Just wire it, and get a cube if needed or tripod if needed. Thanks for that. The WiFi Ranger is new to me. I'll look it up.
We will have an extra lamp for sewing, and the two sewing machines that are going to be used. One machine running at a time. (I will not do it.) We plan to camp in varying hookup situations (Nat Parks,state parks, private Campgrounds, and resorts), so we will be using the generator several times a month. We might upgrade to the larger invertor, extra battery.Thanks for the heads up for the 50-30 amp thing. When I get close, i'll have to pencil the watt usage.
On my Dish installation at home, I have something called Slingbox. Not sure if that is the same as your Boomerang, but it sounds the same. From Dishonline.com I can see my program guide when I log on. I can view programs from live TV or that I previous recorded on the DVR. I can also record programs onto the DVR. To plan them in the RV from my laptop, I just need to purchase a box that plugs into the TV. It uses WiDi technology to send the signal from the laptop to the TV. I can also use my phone or tablet to access the slingbox. To play those directly on the TV in the RV, I need an HDMI cable because neither my phone nor tablet has WiDi. Oh, WiDi is not a typo for WiFi; two different animals.
All the devices can access Netflix, Hulu, and all the other online Movie services... so if I'm in the mood for an old movie, it's there as well.
Buzz - the WiFi Ranger unit you want to check out is the WiFi Ranger Mobile Boost - NOT the regular WiFi Ranger. The Mobile Boost was created especially for RV use. NEXUS installed mine for me. I also had them install a Progressive Industries 30 amp EMS/SURGE PROTECTION device - hard wired.
We got the extra battery but did not get an inverter. On a rare occassions we might stop at a WallyWorld or such for overnight - but just to sleep. Our intent is to stay a RV Parks for 1-4 weeks at a time and drive about 200 - 250 miles between Rv parks. The first part of our initial journey calls for more and longer driving but that is because of family type obligations and once we hit Nova Scotia the obligations are over and we start by staying in Nova Scotia in one Rv park on the ocean for a whole month. WOO-HOO!!!!
Just throwing my 2 cents in. These are former Gulfstream Coach employees. I had a Gulfstream and thank goodness I had a good local dealer to re do the things that should have been done at the plant.
The nice stories of driving all the way back to Indiana and the great treatment is fine, but with most of the respected manufacturers, you can go back to the dealer at a time and money savings. The key that I have learned after having motorhomes for years, is finding a good dealer to purchase from and a quality product.
Owning a Tiffin, I did like the factory stories etc but have not had to go back to Alabama once.
Good luck and keep us posted.
I had heard and read that people had had issues with the Gulfstream products in the past (I never had one so I don't know) but Nexus is a new company that seems to be doing it right. The new Nexus C's look to be built very well and are at a good price point. From what I've read there are no complaints from people who own them. If they were up and running when we were looking they would have been on our list.
Todd, Shirley, and the "Maddawgs" min-pins Precious and Buster Brown
2011 Itasca Cambria 30C
2011 Demco KarKaddy 460SS
TST 507 RV TPMS
"if there is anything left when we are gone, then we miscalculated"