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RE: Campgroungs Directory

I tried the Woodall's directory a couple of years ago and was very disappointed. Many of the directions to the campgrounds were wrong. One CG owner told me "I've told them again and again their directions are wrong, and they won't change them". I have used the Good Sam/Trailer Life directory for years. The last one I got though (2014, I think) disappointed me. It seems there are an awful lot of RV parks that are not Good Sam Parks, that have no write-up in them. All they have is the name, an address, and a phone number. They don't even give the number and size of the sites. Seems there are a lot more of those than there used to be. Having said all that, though, I still think the Good Sam/Trailer Life directory is the best available. Ed Headington
eheading 03/01/15 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace

If your stove works okay, then I do not believe that you have a propane problem. You have a furnace problem. Sounds like you have an intermittent problem where the furnace does not ignite. In my experience that is most often a bad control board in the furnace. The problem with all of the hot air furnaces we have had is that if the furnace does not ignite, the fan just continues to run until either you turn it off, or if you aren't plugged into power, your battery runs down. From what you have reported that is my guess as to why the furnace is running continuously. Ed Headington
eheading 02/26/15 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Residential Refrigerators

If I had your problems, Don & Mary, I too would go for the residential refrigerator. Problem is that we haven't had a lick of a problem with ours, in almost 20 years (had the last one 9 years). And yes, it will keep things nice and cold when the temperature is 90+ outside. We are very familiar with those temperatures here in Florida in the summer. Ed
eheading 02/25/15 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Residential Refrigerators

So your Whirlpool refrigerator is drawing on average 4 amps/hour of 12 volt power, or roughly 100 amp-hrs in a 24 hour period.
eheading 02/25/15 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Residential Refrigerators

Well, we have had the infamous Norcold 1200 type refrigerator in motorhomes for the past 20 years and have never had a problem. In our last motorhome, we had the "fix" put in and it continued to work just fine. Regarding the 38 degrees, we have never had a problem keeping our refrigerator cold, even here in central Florida. I do go to pains to ALWAYS have the motorhome level when sitting still, even to the point of turning the refrigerator off on lunch breaks if we aren't level. I think that is the cause of a lot of older Norcold refrigerators not cooling well. I know the manufacturers say it isn't as important as it used to be, being level, but I am still leary of off level usage. To me, that is the only disadvantage of the propane refrigerator. We must be level. That is not important with the residential refrigerator. We purchased our latest motorhome just about a year ago and one of our requirements were that it have another Norcold 1200 refrigerator in it. I know some say we are behind the times, but so be it. It works for us.
eheading 02/25/15 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protectors

Had the same experience. Ours got water in it, repaired for free, no hassle, no questions asked. Phenomenal customer satisfaction.
eheading 02/06/15 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Bentley Video

Having had 3 motorhomes with a side radiator, I definitely agree that is a good feature. However I have found that motorhomes with side radiators are costing more and more. To the best of my knowledge, Winnebago does not make a motorhome with a side radiator in spite of the fact that their top of the line Tour is close to $400,000. I don't you will see any motorhome less than $200,000 with a side radiator. Regarding the engine, I believe that in 2015, the ISC engine is rated at 380hp, and the 6.7 liter Cummins is now rated at 360hp with 800ft-lb of torque. We have the 340hp engine in our 34' Newmar Ventana LE (with a rear radiator:() and I am very pleased with it. Our previous motorhome had a 400 hp CAT engine with 1150 ft-lb of torque, and I find the Newmar is just as nice to drive, even in hilly country, as the previous motorhome was. Ed Headington
eheading 02/03/15 05:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Bentley Video

I too watched the video. It is definitely a nice motorhome. I believe that engine is the IXB 6.7 Cummins. Ours has 340 hp, but I understand that now it comes in a 360 hp version. I believe the current ISC is rated at 380hp. I thought the motorhome was nice (didn't really notice the lack of windows in the bedroom), but I'm wondering if dealing directly with the manufacturer, do they discount their price like dealers do?? If they don't that is a little disappointing price. We actually paid less than that for a 35' Newmar Ventana LE a little less than a year ago. All in all though, it is probably a good addition to the marketplace. Ed Headington
eheading 02/01/15 07:38pm Class A Motorhomes

Actually, only the higher priced Newmars have side radiators. I know that at least the Ventana and Ventana LE diesels have the rear radiator. Having said that though, the Newmar motorhomes do offer a lot for the dollar. We have had many RV's over the past 40 years, and are continually amazed at the thoughtful little features that we find in our Newmar. Ed Headington
eheading 02/01/15 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower sealer

I don't know if you'll get mold behind the shower stall, but I do know that years ago I had the same issue with our trailer and I just ran a bead of RTV around the top edge of the shower stall to seal up that area. Ed Headington
eheading 01/27/15 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Road side assistance Good Sam or USAA?

I would suggest you be careful of low cost emergency road service. One year I decided to use the $30/year road service with my Progressive Insurance rather than Coach Net. Well, we broke down on the highway, and I learned that Progressive's insurance didn't like to pay the towers the going rate, so they had a VERY difficult time getting someone to come out to tow us. I learned my lesson and went back to Coach Net. Ed Headington
eheading 01/18/15 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: best roof vents...what brand?

I would certainly recommend the Fantastic Vent. I just had a wonderful sample of their great customer service. My motorhome is a 2013 left over, that we bought new just under a year ago. I recently called Fantastic for some technical information. As I was explaining the situation, the representative said, well our motors do fail on occasion, I'll send you a new one - no charge, no need to return anything. She then took all the details, and immediately mailed us the motor. I told her that I thought she had gone "above and beyond". I know some will say, well it was under warranty. You are correct, but there was no issue at all. I didn't have to "prove" that the unit was still under warranty. She took my word for it, and was a delightful person to talk to as well. Ed Headington
eheading 01/17/15 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Resorts vs Campgrounds

Dutch has it right on. I have seen some campgrounds that were a lot fancier than some resorts, and vice versa. Ed Headington
eheading 01/12/15 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Typical Fuel Mileage You Get With Your Gas or Diesel Class A

Had a 2005 Revolution LE with a 400hp CAT C-9. 90,000 mile average for that motorhome was 7.2 mpg, driving 63-65 mph and towing a 2900 lb. Chev. Tracker. Now we have a 2013 Newmar Ventana LE, 34' with the ISB6.7 engine. So far it is averaging 9.5-10 mpg driving 62-63 mph and towing a 2400 lb Nissan Versa. Ed Headington
eheading 01/03/15 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadmaster, base plate, to Blue OX fittings

I agree with others, you don't want to eliminate that front cross bars. That is integral to the strength of the platform bolted to your car. I am pretty sure though that Roadmaster has adapters to convert the towbar mounting to Blue Ox because I considered doing the opposite (mating a Blue Ox platform to my Roadmaster towbar). You might try them. Also, are you sure you can tow your Miata?? Are you going to use a drive shaft disconnect? All that I read implies that neither the manual or automatic transmissions are towable four wheels down. Ed Headington
eheading 01/03/15 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling of shorter diesel

That is interesting about the "pitching". I can see where this would happen and could be annoying, but I have to say going from our 41' on a Spartan Chassis, to our 34' on a Freightliner chassis, I think the "ride" is very comparable. The only thing I notice is that the new coach rocks (left to right) more, but I think this is more a case of the mounting location for the airbags. The Spartan airbags are further "outboard" than the Freightliner. Over all though, going down the road, I think the shorter motorhome rides every bit as well as our longer one did. Again, the only way for YOU to know is to drive one yourself over a variety of road conditions to see how you like it. Ed Headington
eheading 01/03/15 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling of shorter diesel

We've had 2 motorhomes over 40' long and now have a Newmar Ventana LE that is between 34 and 35' long. As others have said, basically geometry of a diesel pusher dictates that a shorter diesel pusher will have a lower wheelbase/overall length ratio. I agree, and have noticed that our 34' Newmar does not do quite as well as the longer motorhomes in a strong cross wind or when a truck goes by. However, as a trade off for the more nimble maneuvering, I personally think it is a good trade-off. The handling of our Newmar is very predictable, and I do not find it objectionable. So---- as others have said again, I would drive a motorhome you are interested in and see how it handles yourself. Unfortunately the best thing to do is drive it on a windy day, which may not be easy to do. Ed Headington 2013 Newmar Ventana LE 2013 Nissan Versa toad
eheading 01/02/15 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling jacks / Radiator

Like others, I have only had hydraulic jacks, and have been very happy with them. I have had friends who had electric jacks and had a number of problems with theirs. Unfortunately I don't know what brand jack they were. Regarding radiators, I would definitely prefer a side radiator. I have had 3 motorhomes with side radiators and have been very happy with them. Having said that, I now have a motorhome with a rear radiator. My personal problem with side radiators is that the price of the motorhomes with side radiators keeps going up and up, until it is higher than I want to pay. This is my second rear radiator motorhome (my first diesel was also a rear radiator) and I have not had any problems with them either. Some think the side radiators cool better, I have seen no personal evidence of that. The biggest issues from my standpoint is that the side radiator gives you much better access to the engine to work on. Ed Headington 2013 Newmar Ventana LE 2013 Nissan Versa toad
eheading 01/01/15 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No more Nevercold! Ice and water in door, four hours

Sure hope you have better luck with your LG than we did with the one we had in our house. It was a disaster from the day we got it. Finally replaced it with a Samsung which has been trouble free ever since buying it. Neither are RV compatible though, considerably bigger, so I'm sure your model isn't the one we had. Ed Headington
eheading 12/31/14 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Most reliable/easiest to hookup 4 down toad?

I would have no problem towing a Jeep, but for my personal preference they are a little expensive and a little heavy. We used to tow a 2004 Chevrolet Tracker. It was a great tow car. We now tow a 2013 Nissan Versa. It ways less than 2400 pounds, and is easy to hookup and a delight to tow. The only issue is that it must be a manual transmission. Since I personally like manual transmissions, and my wife doesn't mind it, that isn't a problem for us. We have towed the Versa for over 10,000 miles so far with not a problem, and the cost was only $11,000!!!! (Of course it is as basic as a car can be - the only model that comes with a manual transmission). From what I have read most cars with manual transmissions are towable. If you prefer an automatic transmission, then probably the 4X4 Jeeps are hard to beat. Ed Headington 2013 Newmar Ventana LE 2013 Nissan Versa toad
eheading 12/30/14 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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