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RE: DP or Gas? DW vs DH

cbr46, what is your budget range? Our current MH will be with us 14 years the August and seems to check every box you're looking for except the length. They did make them shorter and they can be bought for reasonable $$$.
Bruce Brown 01/20/21 04:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trion V10

The host was extremely uninformed.
Bruce Brown 01/11/21 04:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gander Outdoors

Same owner, different name. My neice used to run a Gander Outdoors. It was a very profitable store but there was no place for RVs, so when they added RVs to the name the store was closed. It's obvious RVs are the #1 priority, the "Outdoors" part has taken a waaay back seat. I used to stop at Gander Outdoors on a regular basis, I rarely stop at Gander Outdoors and RV. The closest one to us has even taken the "Outdoors" part off the sign. It simply says Gander RV. They had a great opportunity to diversify, it seems that isn't really in the business plan. All campers all the time, and a couple of hunting and fishing things too. We haven't bought a new camper in about 12 years, I buy hunting stuff all the time. Business opportunity lost, Bass Pro now gets my $$$.
Bruce Brown 01/07/21 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Magazine

What does everyone think of the new RV magazine compared to the previous one (Motorhome)? I'm disappointed! If you are speaking about the one now owned by Camping world, I'm not impressed either. It's now a "lifestyle" magazine, not an RV magazine with technical reviews and such. Al I'd agree with this. It was very well done, just not my kind of magazine.
Bruce Brown 01/05/21 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Questions About People's Knowledge Of Various Issues

If the OP goes used then GM certainly is an option. As far as the roof, I'd say buy a quality roof design more so than the materials. Our current MH has a BriteTek roof. It will be 14 years old next August and the roof looks as good today as the day it came home. The worst leaker I ever fought was a fiberglass roof from a well known builder with a poor design.
Bruce Brown 12/31/20 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Questions About People's Knowledge Of Various Issues

Just a couple of thoughts... There seem to be more posts on here of failed 8.1 GMs than V10s. With that said, both are rare, I wouldn't **not** buy an RV because of the 8.1 vs V10 deal. On the delamination issue, look at a Newmar or older Monaco/Holiday Rambler. They are not laminated so they can't delaminate. There are a few others but not in the 30' range.
Bruce Brown 12/28/20 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: getting a tow vehicle

Just revisited the thread. Was shocked to see this about Remco tow package discontinued What other options do RVers have now for toads? Blue Ox and Roadmaster have been the 2 bigger names in towing for years. Remco made a good product but obviously the sales numbers didn't justify continuing that area of business.
Bruce Brown 12/26/20 06:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

So is 2021 the year this thing finally makes its maiden voyage?
Bruce Brown 12/26/20 06:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Test

You passed. :B Merry Christmas to you too!
Bruce Brown 12/22/20 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin Acquired by Thor for 300mil.

Thor, like Berkshire/Hathaway, does NOT buy companies that are distressed or need help. They buy companies they feel are already run by good management. They do NOT replace senior people. Per the deal, Bob Tiffin and existing management will continue operating the company. Tiffin quality has gone down as Bob Tiffin, did not want to expand his work Force after the 2008 melt down. They are pushing out units as fast as they can with their existing work force and will pay the Dealers to fix problems they miss in Red Bay. Bob Tiffin regretted the amount of people he had to lay off from the 2008 melt down. When Thor purchase Jayco, NOTHING was done to change their people or management. Doug 6-7 years ago Berkshire/Hathaway bought a bunch of local family owned car dealerships. The original family had a 5 year deal where their name still was on the building and they still ran most of the day-to-day operations. The deal has now expired and Berkshire/Hathaway recently sold the dealerships to a Megadealer - the big are getting bigger, competition is shrinking, the consumer is losing. Many of the long term employees are also moving on. I suspect the same will happen here.
Bruce Brown 12/22/20 05:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins ISB 5.9 Cranks but no fire-ECM power.

Thanks for the update.
Bruce Brown 12/16/20 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water (rain) leak in front window upper gasket

It is pretty clear to see that it is seeping in and around the gasket to the inside of the window. It very well may be, but I agree with crawford, I'd reseal the marker lights first. Very, very common for them to leak - and look like something else.
Bruce Brown 12/10/20 09:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change + replace battery, which comes first ?

Always change the filter when you change the oil. They're not a lot of $$$.
Bruce Brown 12/09/20 04:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What about driving a diesel pusher?

Its easy - took me about 2 minutes to figure out what was where. Enjoy your new MH. :B
Bruce Brown 12/08/20 06:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

If you travel it costs money, period. The nicer you travel the more money it costs, period. As always, find what works best for you, but don't be afraid to look at the other side too. The world changes fast. Right now I can fly round trip to Florida, 3 hours each way, for under $100 round trip. It's over 18 hours of drive time ONE WAY in the MH, not including breaks or any traffic or construction delays. At $2.50/gallon for fuel it's $700.00 in fuel round trip. If you go for a week and book the hotel through the airline you can go round trip with the hotel for $900 all taxes and fees included. So 36 hours of driving or 6 hours of flying? $700 in fuel alone or $900 for flights and a hotel? How much is a campsite in Florida these days? My point is, there is no "right 100% of the time" answer when discussing this. There are just too many variables, everyone's situation is different, and every trip is different. Staying for a week a flight and hotel makes sense. Staying for a month, I'm taking the MH.
Bruce Brown 12/07/20 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Roof Air Conditioner removal

The last one I changed out for someone, I used a borrowed extension ladder and a helper. We extended the ladder to about a 45° angle and I lowered the old A/C down the ladder with a rope while the helper guided it from below. We reversed the process for the new unit. This, only I did it by myself.
Bruce Brown 12/03/20 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is there any difference in DRIVING a gas class A vs diesel?

^^^ But a diesel has TORQUE a gasser doesn't. Where a gasser fades on a long, uphill pull, a diesel just keeps humming along. But you are correct, some diesels have the "low torque" engines, the bigger ones don't. Our 39'er is 400hp, but it's also 1200 #/ft torque. That the number that makes driving it more enjoyable. My Super Duty is a diesel too, for a reason.
Bruce Brown 11/30/20 07:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Tire Recommendation

Did you do the front end work?
Bruce Brown 11/27/20 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Long trips

One of the reasons we traded back in '07 was Newmar had expanded the use of Comfort Drive across the entire diesel line - best move we've ever made in our RV life. We did a 5,500 mile Yellowstone run in 10 days a few years back. We do a 10 hour run to Richmond Virginia a few times a year with no worries. We used to have a TT as well as our MH. A few years ago we were doing a group gathering. I towed the TT the 1.5 hours to the campground, then drove home to get the MH. The TT was set up with all the best towing equipment, plus my truck is a Super Duty diesel. On the way down I was thinking how much $$$ we could save if we kept the TT and sold the MH. When I got back on the road with the MH I was about 2 miles into the trip when I said to myself "what the heck were you thinking?" The TT is gone, the MH isn't. If all we ever did was short local trips I think a TT might work. For TRAVELING its tough to beat a MH.
Bruce Brown 11/26/20 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

I would never consider the 19.5s, they won't handle the weight capacity for a true Class A. Bll The Ford F53 chassis was only built for one purpose - "true Class A motorhomes", and for YEARS the 19.5 was the only tire size offered. :h As to the OPs question, bigger is always better.
Bruce Brown 11/23/20 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
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