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RE: 2015 Newmar Ventana MH Ordered!

Congratulations!!! You will like the Ventana. We purchased a 2013 Ventana LE and are very happy with it. We have had very few problems with it too. We visited the factory this summer and they took care of all our issues in less than a day of work. That tells you something!!! Best of luck with it! Ed Headington
eheading 10/01/14 06:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetguard Fuel Filter Recall Information!

Whew! Glad we don't have one of those in our motorhome!! Ed Headington
eheading 09/27/14 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price range of coaches and quality

We had a Monaco "semi-monocoque" body/chassis. The reason they called it that was that the "frame strength" was provided by a bridge type truss system in the walls of the body of the coach. While it didn't include all of the body, it did move the forces up into the lower 18" or so of the body. Personally, if a motorhome has 3-4 slides, to say nothing of a full slide on one side, I do not believe that the monocoque either full or "semi" is as good as the rail coach. By the time you put all of those cutouts into a body, it is next to impossible to get the strength that we think of with monocoque. Just my thoughts as a former strength of materials engineer. And I apologize because I dont' think I've spelled monocoque correctly. Ed Headington
eheading 09/25/14 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time using Coach-Net

I would not recommend using the Progressive emergency road service. I had a very bad experience with them. Seems that they don't want to pay the going rate for a tow truck, so they have a VERY hard time getting one to come out. I had cancelled my Coach-Net plan and used the Progressive because it was much less expensive. After that experience I immediately went back to Coach-Net. As an aside, I like their insurance, and have had them for quite a few years, but I would not recommend using their emergency road service. Ed Headington
eheading 09/25/14 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leave frig on?

Seems to me that in the past, sometime, I saw in writing that Norcold representative said it doesn't matter as far as the refrigerator goes. We have had Norcold refrigerators for the past 22 years. We only turn ours on when we are going to use it, generally once a month plus for longer trips. We've never had a problem so far. Ed Headington
eheading 09/20/14 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Oil

The good news is that total synthetic oil and regular oil are 100% compatible. Not only can you switch to one or the other, you can even add one to the other if the oil level is low. This means that whatever was put in the engine by Ford, as long as you put the recommended weight oil in the engine, the choice is totally up to you. Ed Headington
eheading 09/18/14 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A - How often should it be driven?

I generally try to "move" my motorhome once a month, but 2 months would probably be okay. The other thing in addition to the engine that you need to be concerned about is the wheel bearings. Over time, the grease or oil can migrate out from the point of contact on the roller bearings, allowing a depression to exist which will tend to cause premature failure of the bearings. Hence moving periodically will prevent this. Having said this, and in my previous life as an engineer, seen this in smaller bearings, and read this about heavy duty bearings, I do know of a number of people who have let their motorhomes sit all winter, and don't seem to experience any immediate problems. Ed Headington
eheading 09/16/14 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold vs. Dometic Fridge

I agree with what others have said, it's the Ford vs. Chevy issue. We have had both, and have had no trouble with either. I believe, watching the RV industry for many years, that Norcold realy grabbed a big market share with their 4 door 1200 series refrigerator. We have had that refrigerator in 4 different motorhomes for the past 18 years. Ed Headington
eheading 09/15/14 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DEF in the winter

Sure is, and I guess if anyone does, Cummins ought to know what they are talking about!:) Ed
eheading 09/14/14 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DEF in the winter

Thank you. That answered all of my questions. I should have gone to Cummins myself. Duh!!:B Thanks again, Ed Headington
eheading 09/13/14 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
DEF in the winter

My wife and I purchased a new diesel motorhome in February. While it is our 5th diesel in 22 years, it is our first that uses DEF. Although it isn't critical to me, living in Florida, I am wondering what you northerners do in the winter, and likewise what I'll have to do if I travel north in sub-freezing temperatures. How do you keep your DEF fluid from freezing in cold temperatures, both when it is sitting unused as well as when you are traveling? Any tips would be appreciated. Ed Headington
eheading 09/13/14 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago rolls again?

We were at the Newmar factory about a month ago and they told us that if you ordered a new motorhome then, you could expect delivery in December. That implies their business is doing pretty well. Ed Headington
eheading 09/08/14 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running a diesel in the rain

I agree that wiring sounds the most likely. Most diesels, like ours, have the air intake up pretty high, and there are low areas in the intake line that allow any moisture to separate out and drip off so that it doesn't get to the engine. So I wouldn't think that would be very likely. In addition, most, if not all, air filters have a paper element that would not like water getting to it!!! Good luck in your search. Keep us posted if you find out anything concrete. Thanks, Ed Headington
eheading 09/07/14 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another residential frig question

We recently visited the Newmar MH factory in Nappanee, IN. While there I took the factory tour, and I asked the guide why most of the larger class A motorhomes had residential refrigerators. She answered, "simple, those are what we sell the most of". The factory doesn't really care which you choose. they can and will put either/or in your motorhome. Ed Headington
eheading 09/05/14 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic or Carefree of Colorado

I have had both brands. My last three coaches had Carefree awnings which served us very well. Our current RV has the Dometic A&E awning. Overall I believe I like the A&E a little bit better, mechanism is simpler, motor is faster. I do believe both awnings are excellent though. Ed Headington
eheading 09/02/14 10:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar versus Tiffin

We too have had excellent support from Newmar. In fact, rather than go to a local dealer, we just returned from a trip that included a stop at the Newmar facility in Napannee, IN. Like Tiffin they have full hookup sites for you while you are being serviced, and they exceeded all of my expectations while there. I to think the Dutch Star is a higher grade coach than the Phaeton, but both are nice motorhomes. Having been an engineer in a previous life, when I get "into" the motorhome, I am VERY impressed with the engineering of our Newmar, which is the lowest cost diesel that Newmar makes. It has some features that our previous Revolution LE didn't have. If I were in your shoes, I would probably get the motorhome that has the floorplan and amenities in it that you like the best. You can't really go wrong with either manufacturer. Ed Headington
eheading 09/02/14 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side Window Solar Screens

As others have said, not sure exactly what you mean by your "solar shades". We have screen shades that pull down, made by MCD. Those rollers are held into brackets by spring clips. Ed Headington
eheading 09/02/14 10:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance Recommendation

We too have had excellent service with Progressive. The rates have been reasonable and they paid off one claim for us too, that was my fault, and it did not affect our rates. Ed Headington
eheading 09/02/14 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Refrigerator

See, Dennis you wouldn't have that problem if you had an RV absorption refrigerator:B Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. Ed Headington
eheading 08/28/14 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lazy Days Tampa--Rigs Open

Peddler95, I wonder if there was some special reason why the coaches weren't open inside Lazy Days' fences in the viewing area. I do know that in February of this year, they were all open, and it was just like it always has been. We didn't see a lot of sales people riding around, but there were some, and they didn't bother us if we didn't flag them down. Interesting in what you found that probably ocurred a couple of months after our experience. Ed Headington
eheading 08/27/14 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
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