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RE: Ovenight in a Truck Stop

Moisheh, I have a question. Since I know you have a Class A motorhome too, does this mean that you never stop in a truck stop or rest area when you are in your motorhome???? Ed Headington
eheading 08/31/15 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV caravans

For 9 years my wife and I ran RV caravans. We ran 10 caravans to NewFoundland and the Maritimes. On a 58 day trip you will have a wonderful time. We are particularly fond of NewFoundland and have returned there after our "caravanning days". The advantages of a caravan are that you will probably see and do things you wouldn't have otherwise, you will meet friends that you will stay in contact with for years afterwards, and you will have the security of numbers and staff will help you if you have troubles. The disadvantages of the caravan are that you will be tied to a prescribed schedule. You can go off to something not on the caravan, but then you'll probably miss something on the caravan that you have already paid for. So if you decide to go, I'm sure you'll have a marvelous time. Ed Headington
eheading 08/31/15 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Toilete paper

Well I'll be the oddball here. We have had holding tanks for almost 40 years and have always used the RV toilet paper. Currently we are using Scotts RV toilet paper that we get at Walmart. We obviously have never had a problem with the RV toilet paper, and we do not worry at all about how much water we use when we flush the toilet. I figure for all we paid for the motorhome, we can afford the little extra for the toilet paper. Ed Headington
eheading 08/29/15 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auto insurance vs good SAMs roadside in general

We have Progressive insurance and have been very happy with their insurance for the motorhome. One year I decided to drop Coach Net and just use the Progressive roadside service. Big mistake!! Had a breakdown in Louisiana and it took over 5 hours to get a tow truck there. Seems that Progressive wouldn't pay the towing companies the going rate. As a result they couldn't get anyone to agree to come out. I ended up resolving my problem without Progressive's help. When I returned home I dropped the Progressive roadside help and went back to Coach Net. Ed Headington
eheading 08/23/15 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Refrig and Dry Camping

JerseyJim, why are you opposed to 3 way refrigerators?? The only purpose of the 12V operation is to allow you to use that while traveling. This eliminates the need to have propane appliance operating while driving. We used to have one before our refrigerators got too big, and I thought it was a great operation. Ed Headington
eheading 08/12/15 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: LED bulbs

Incandescent bulbs are not polarity sensitive, while LED bulbs are. Ed Headington
eheading 08/12/15 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Class A fuel mileage

That 5.9 liter ISB Cummins was/is a VERY efficient engine. I would truly think you should get 9-10 mpg towing a light toad and not driving over 65 mph. We have had similar setups and got that. (Much better than the 7.2 we averaged with our 9 liter CAT engine!!) Ed Headington
eheading 08/08/15 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waterheater Anode

I currently have a Suburban water heater again, but when I last had an Atwood, it was possible to buy a magnesium anode rod at Camping world for the Atwood. The only disadvantage was that the magnesium rod was quite a bit more expensive than the aluminum ones for the Suburban heaters. Ed Headington
eheading 08/02/15 07:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Mail Hold--What do you do?

When we go on an extended trip, we go online to USPS and issue a temporary change of address specifying the start and end dates. We use a commercial mail forwarder. Has worked beautifully for us. When we want the mail sent to us, we just call them and they send it to us Priority mail. Even in Skagway, AK we got it in 3 days!! Ed Headington
eheading 08/01/15 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Any regrets going from Gas to Diesel?

We definitely have no regrets. We bought our first diesel in 1992 and have had 4 diesel motorhomes since then. Last year we decided to downsize from our 41 footer. We looked at several gas Class A motorhomes, but we just couldn't go back to the gas class A and ended up purchasing a 34' diesel pusher. Ed Headington
eheading 07/31/15 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which one ? Tiffin, Newmar, Prevost, Monaco?

RayChez, the hairline cracks were a widespread problem in the early 2000's. We had them on our 2000 American Tradition. The cracks had nothing to do with whether the walls were laminated/glued or not. It was explained to me that the cracks were due to a defect in the actual material of the fiberglass sidewall. And yes, the only real cure was/is to replace the walls - VERY expensive! The only good news was that it was not a structural problem, but it sure did detract from the visual appeal of the motorhome!!!! Ed Headington
eheading 07/31/15 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

The problem with a diesel pusher is that as you go down in size, ALL of the shrinkage comes out of the wheelbase. The overhang in the rear for the engine stays constant (roughly), and the front overhang for the door is a constant. With a smaller gas engine I believe you can actually get a longer wheelbase for an equivalent overall length. I will say that I was a little concerned about going down to 34' after having a 41'motorhome, but we have been very pleased with the way our Ventana drives and handles. Ed Headington
eheading 07/29/15 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar Dutch Star v Entegra Aspire v Forest River Charleston

The 2015 Ventana and Ventana LE do indeed have a smaller engine than the Dutchstar, but they do have the independent front suspension and the Comfort Drive. Our 2013 does not, but the newer ones do. Ed Headington
eheading 07/26/15 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

Yeah, I can't see you ever getting more than one pass thru on a 34' length diesel motorhome. There just isn't enough room between the front and rear axles. That was just something we had to give up when we downsized to the 34' motorhome we now have. I do think you could probably get a 26" bike flat, with the front wheel removed in our pass thru trunk, but you would want to measure it very carefully to be sure. Ed Headington
eheading 07/26/15 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

While our 41' Revolution LE had 2 pass through trunks, the 34' Ventana LE only has one. You could put folding bikes in the pass through, but definitely not "regular" 26" bikes. I don't think I've ever seen a pass through that could hold a regular bike. Ed Headington
eheading 07/26/15 08:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

We have a 34' Newmar Ventana LE that is on a Freightliner raised rail chassis. I believe the idea of the raised rail is to give you more vertical space in you pass through basement compartments in the middle (left to right) of the coach. Ed Headington
eheading 07/25/15 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2003American Tradition 40 U

The Tradition is a very nice coach. We had a 2000 Tradition that we put over 90,000 miles on in 5 years. Had VERY few problems with it. We were very happy with it. The only weakness we had was we had to be careful with the 3 jacks. It is fairly easy to crack a windshield if you don't put the front jack down first, and raise the coach some with that before dropping the rear jacks - even if the front is high! In 2004, I believe, they went to the Liberty chassis and 4 jacks and that ended the windshield cracking problem. Ed Headington
eheading 07/23/15 07:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaking Water while boondocking

You can also get a sealing cap at any hardware store. That will fix things for now. Then all you have to do is remove it when you want to fill the tank. Ed Headington
eheading 07/22/15 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip in our new 2015 Newmar Ventana LE 3849 DP

I have no doubt you will love your Ventana LE. We have a '13 model 3434. We moved "down" from a 41' Revolution LE and love our Ventana LE. We also had VERY few issues with it after we took possession of it, and it seems to have a lot of nice features, especially for the "bottome line" of their diesels. Seems that the management must use their motorhomes themselves!!!! Anyway enjoy it!! Ed Headington
eheading 07/17/15 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Great RV Escapes - Scam ?

I would not take the chance. We have been members of Passport AMerica for many years now, and have been very happy with it. It is definitely a scam. While some may not have been happy, we have had VERY few disappointments in the campgrounds. We rarely stay in one campground while on the road for more than a few nights, and the Passport America campgrounds have been more than adequate for that. You definitely have to read the directory carefully, because there are limits as to when the discounts apply. Obviously some don't apply in their busy seasons, but that is to be expected. We have generally used their campsites for 15 to 20 days/year, which means the membership costs us roughly $2.00/night. That seems like a good deal to us, and they now have over 1900 paricipating campgrounds in north America. Ed Headington
eheading 07/13/15 09:02am General RVing Issues
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