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RE: Are you satisfied (repair cost wise) with your MH?

I envy you guys that do a lot of your own repair or maintenance. That must help a lot with expense. But, keep in mind that this post is for any and all potential MH buyers, not just the mechanically inclined. I'm guessing most are more like me (about all I do is winterize it; no repair)than the semi-mechanics so, yes, it's going to cost you.
Jayco-noslide 01/09/16 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are you satisfied (repair cost wise) with your MH?

Mostly we are pretty satisfied with our 2002 30 ft. Itasca Class C purchased 2 yrs ago but afraid I can't do much to allay the newbies fear about the expense of a motorhome, new or used. New ones have terrible resale value so depreciation becomes the most expensive part of RVing. Used ones also depreciate and at times it seems that it needs something repaired or added most of the time. Going a year without repair cost would be unusual even though ours only had 21,000 miles. My son, with a used Class A, feels the same. He jokes (not funny) that it costs him $300 every time he takes it in for anything. I guess we have grown to expect and accept the cost and really enjoy using it and just hope that in the long run it won't cost more than long trips using hotels, etc. I never advise anyone to RV to save money, even with trailers but we do hate motels. Sorry, just trying to be realistic.
Jayco-noslide 01/08/16 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended Sevice Plan won't cover microwave oven??

You may find there are lots of things it won't cover? One reason I never buy them.
Jayco-noslide 01/08/16 09:34am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Smaller fifth wheels no longer made??

It's interesting that dealers will say that there is low demand for the small ones; yet, also say that they sell used ones quickly.
Jayco-noslide 01/08/16 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Low mileage gasser or high mileage diesel

In the case of a diesel, I don't think the rest of the MH would be built any sturdier than a gasser so it's not just about the motor. With that much difference I think I would go with the lower miles.
Jayco-noslide 01/06/16 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any tips for driving 40' class A diesel in snow

I just don't drive or tow any RV on snow and ice if I can possibly avoid it. Would never do it intentionally but one can get caught in it.
Jayco-noslide 01/06/16 06:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Smaller fifth wheels no longer made??

When we had a 25 foot 5er (very half-ton towable) and looked for a replacement I fussed and complained for years about the lack of truly light half-ton towable 5th wheels in the 25-27 ft. range. Probably nothing has changed. There were a few companies making them but the dealers seldom stocked the smallest units; usually just the next size up, 29 ft. and more. Go on-line and research what the specs are for all companies and, of course look for used. One I recall was a Springdale about 27 ft.
Jayco-noslide 01/06/16 06:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is now the time to sell your RV?

When I get ready to sell, I will try regardless of anything like gas prices, season, etc. Whenever one sells, there probably aren't going to be a lot of potential buyers and lookers like there might be for a Camry or something like that. It only takes 1 interested person and I figure they may come along any time or not at all.
Jayco-noslide 01/06/16 06:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jayco or Heartland

comparing quality, durability, etc. of different RV's is very difficult I think but 2 companies I have had experience with and feel are as good as any and better than some are Winnebago and Jayco.
Jayco-noslide 12/21/15 10:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ceiling material got wet

1st priority is to fix it so it will not continue to leak or big problems will develop.
Jayco-noslide 12/21/15 10:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Who's the crazy one?

Actually I think you are kind of crazy for having to ask if you are crazy or out of line for being upset with this outrageous behavior on the part of your father-in-law. Put a stop to it.
Jayco-noslide 12/21/15 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: flat towing or tow dolly

It's optional. In our case with a 31 ft MH and a car that weighs 2700 lbs. we have opted not to add brakes to the car and it's legal I believe up to 3000 lbs. But you can add a device to the towed vehicle that will apply brakes.
Jayco-noslide 12/14/15 06:24pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Declining interest in RVing?

Appreciate all of the responses and good suggestions. Just as an interesting addition; just today we picked up our motor home from the shop and dropped another $2,000; although, insurance helped by covering the damage to our tow bar(long story). This included water heater repair, new water pump and adding an awning to bedroom window. I'm really not upset about this bill and it doesn't add to my doubt about continuing; however, if another unexpected bill this big came along soon; well one of the factors that nudges one toward quitting? The MH is paid for and would consider just parking it for awhile but I'm not one to keep stuff around that I don't use.
Jayco-noslide 12/14/15 06:21pm General RVing Issues
Declining interest in RVing?

Wonder if anyone else experiences this from time to time. I am 73, still healthy and active and we have RV'd 1 way or the other for 44 years; now in a 30 ft. Class C. Like the RV just fine but I find myself a little bit questionning how interested I am now in continuing. Certainly the "excitement" about upcoming trips is gone and has been replaced by moderate interest or a concern about what we would do in place of it. We will leave mid-Jan to snowbird for 2 months. Part of the issue is how much more money we would have to go without RV maintenance and going to 1 vehicle. Also, a simpler life. Quitting would be a pretty big decision because I don't see us ever spending the money to get back in at our age. But, so far, most trips turn out pretty good so I guess we will just go on trip by trip, season by season. Just venting a little.
Jayco-noslide 12/09/15 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Heating RV problems.

Usually a furnace seperate from the AC but same thermostat. Have to make sure the switch is on "heat" and that the thermostat is set higher that actual room temp. The fan runs a half minute or so before the furnace burner kicks on. Or, of course the furnace simply may be malfunctioning, not igniting the burner.
Jayco-noslide 12/04/15 09:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking about selling 5er & quitting travel?

Prepare for a big hit with depreciation. Have you ever tried public parks(state, national, county, national forests)campgrounds. We generally don't care a lot for private ones for some of the reasons you mentioned. Public ones tend to be much more natural, more widely spaced sites, less money and somewhat more likely to have friendly neighbors who are really "campers" rather than just someone looking for a space to park. I agree, Fl. is generally too crowded but still they have some great state parks. If you have never gone to the northwestern Rockies and camped in and near the great national parks, you are missing paradise(to me that is). Of course if you have no interest in that stuff you probably are better off without an RV.
Jayco-noslide 12/02/15 10:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Useless Park Reviews

Why would you assume I would know what PNW means.
Jayco-noslide 12/02/15 10:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How long in the repair shop?

No, not in Lebanon. Forgot to mention that I did call for an appointment and it was scheduled about 10 days from the call and it's been after I took it in for the scheduled appointment now actually closer to 4 weeks I think. I did have them go ahead and have them winterize because didn't feel I had a choice. The dealer is about 50 miles away. I think I will ask them to only charge me for the anti-freeze. If they will do that and everything else goes well I may go back and next time be more specific about my expectations. Or, may look for another shop (none available less than 40 miles and they don't do much with motor homes.
Jayco-noslide 12/02/15 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Two campers, 1000 lb difference - is it an issue?

I guess "it depends" as they say. I think 1000 lbs. is a big deal but if you have plenty of extra towing capacity it might be OK. I'm not sure you do have that with a half-ton and 26 ft. trailer so you might want to research that. The bottom line isn't the 1000 lbs. but your towing capacity and the total weight of whatever trailer you tow. I used to tow a 25 ft. 5th wheel with no slides with a half-ton Chevy and I would not have added anywhere near 1000 lbs. Which is why I never upgraded to a 30 footer for example.
Jayco-noslide 11/30/15 06:15pm Travel Trailers
How long in the repair shop?

When you take your RV(in our case a 2003 Class C MH) to a repair shop how long will you tolerate it being there? We took it to this trailer repair shop(mainly they repair RV's) almost 3 weeks ago to have a water system repair (check valve in water heater), to buy a replacement for our damaged tow bar and to have an awning installed over a bedroom window. They claim that the awning material just came in and admitted that deer hunting may have delayed a little. Now, since its been there much longer than I anticipated, had to have them go ahead and "winterize" to prevent a freeze-up which I could have easily done myself. It's not that I plan to use it soon but I want to get it home before icy roads, etc. Now, they say it "may be done this week". I'm wondering if this should be my last trip there.
Jayco-noslide 11/30/15 06:07pm General RVing Issues
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