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RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

That is interesting,my new Safe-T-Alert has the MFG Date stamped on the back side just as the one that I replaced that was a bit over 5 years old according to the MFG date that was stamped on the backside of the old unit. The original one that was in the RV when I bought it had a MFG Date that was over 6 years old when it failed. IAMICHABOD: Thanks for the photo which leads to me now standing corrected! Found the manufacturing date on my replacement unit. The date was actually printed on the faceplate of the old unit rather than on the back as they are doing now.
Hoerschel 02/26/21 01:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

While checking the interior of my 2015 Majestic 28a last week I heard beeping and discovered it was my dual carbon monoxide / propane gas alarm. Upon closer inspection, the flashing lights indicated the unit had reached the end of its useful life and needed replacing. An inscription on the face plate also directed the device be replaced after 5 years of service. Just an FYI for other former rental owners to be aware. Cost to replace is appproximately $75. I bought mine online through Camping World with a $15 coupon. I had the same thing happen to mine,my RV was a bit over 4 years old when I purchased it,The propane detector failed about a year after my purchase, it was just a bit over 6 years old according to the MFG Date. I replaced it and then just a few months ago I hear that same beep again,checked and sure enough it was my Propane alarm failure beep and flashing light. I pulled it out and checked the MFG Date,it was 5 years and 2 months old,talk about planned failure. I also replaced mine from Camping World.For me I went to the store and checked it before I bought it,its MFG Date was only 1 month old,I suggest checking that to make sure that you didn't get a old one. A link to the one you bought might be very helpful to other owners of a Majestic 28A. Thanks for coming back and alerting others of this! Interestingly, information on the front panel of my new Safe-T-Alert detector specifically states "Replace by 60 months after retail sale date." No manufacturing date is supplied. So apparently the onus is on the buyer (me) to print the date from my receipt on the faceplate with an indelible marker. I'm guessing that they don't expect the fungible components of the detector to begin deteriorating until power is supplied!(?) Attempts to reach the company for clarification via the printed 800 number have been unsuccessful. The office is closed due to COVID and they are working remotely.
Hoerschel 02/23/21 01:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

While checking the interior of my 2015 Majestic 28a last week I heard beeping and discovered it was my dual carbon monoxide / propane gas alarm. Upon closer inspection, the flashing lights indicated the unit had reached the end of its useful life and needed replacing. An inscription on the face plate also directed the device be replaced after 5 years of service. Just an FYI for other former rental owners to be aware. Cost to replace is appproximately $75. I bought mine online through Camping World with a $15 coupon.
Hoerschel 02/19/21 12:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

When I bought my RVs from Cruise America, they made a big deal saying that their roofs are something special, so I was worried that perhaps they weren't EDPM or TPO but rather something else. I wanted to make sure it was okay to use the Dicor EDPM/TPO roofing material. I read online somewhere (maybe even in this thread) that someone mentioned it was TPO. But I didn't want to believe just one person posting online to make my decision (no offense), because if it was wrong it could be bad news. Well....it took many many calls to multiple Cruise Americas to get the answer. They told me that on the 2015 Majestic it uses a TPO roof. Interestingly, they said that their 2020 model (not sure about future models) is EDPM. Just wanted to throw this out into the universe as it was much more difficult for me to find this answer and I'm hoping someone else finds it useful. --- S-J Chris: No offense taken. Back on 12/29/20 I replied to your original 12/27 inquiry and stated I had contacted Thor directly to confirm that our units had TPO roofs. Much easier to go right to the manufacturer rather than the retailer to get such critical information.
Hoerschel 02/08/21 10:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

FLORIDASTORM: I would echo many others on this forum who passed up extended service warranties in favor of self-insuring toward future repairs. Seems rare that anyone in this group ever had any of the major mechanical issues the warranties are supposed to cover. Those who purchased warranties and thehn tried to use them often complained about caveats in the small print that rendered the 'coverage' virtually useless. YMMV...
Hoerschel 01/26/21 08:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

SJ-Chris: I was thinking of using this stuff: https://www.homedepot.com/p/SAVOGRAN-1-qt-Liquid-TSP-Substitute-Cleaner-10632/205491255 And then rinsing with a pressure washer. ----You're instincts are right on with the TSP. It is the recommended cleaner. Be careful, however, with a pressure washer as the intensity can damage the membrane. I applied the TSP with a soft bristle brush broom made for vehicles and rinsed it after attaching my hose to the broom extension wand. I'm sorry I don't have any photos. ---- Question: Did you first use something like Dicor Lap Sealant over all of the existing sealed spots (ie. vents, front/rear edge, etc)? Or does the Henry's act as a good enough sealant over all those spots? I imagine edging with a paint brush over all those "trim" spots with 2-3 heavy coats during the process, and 2 overall coats everywhere else. ---- Again, your instincts are right. You can use the Dicor or the Henry 884 for those areas that are gouged or originally insufficiently sealed from the factory (uh huh!) Otherwise, rolling or brushing on the 887 should be adequate too since both Henry products are 100% silicone and seal well. Just be sure you adequately clean the build-up of black dirt and environmental residue to get a good bond. This is where it took me the most time. On the previously sealed areas and around the perimeter I had to use a firmer brush and lots of elbow grease to remove the black layer of schmutz. ------ My roof doesn't seem to have any issues with leaking/etc. As mentioned in a previous post, I'm mostly doing this as a preventative measure (the RV is 5 years old) and also I'm putting up solar and kinda figure now is a good time to do it while I don't have 2-3 panels up there yet. Once done with reseal and solar, hopefully I won't have much need to go up on my roof for a few years (except for perhaps an annual cleaning). -Chris ------- My roof was also in very good shape, the aforementioned ponding issue actually common and not necessarily problematic. Otherwise, an annual maintenance check for tree limb gouges is wise and should be about the only reason you'd need to put a ladder up there. I'll let the rain and snow otherwise rinse my roof for me!
Hoerschel 12/30/20 09:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

SJ-CHRIS: The 28a has a TPO roof. I confirmed it directly with Thor. Mine's also a 2015 with 116k miles and I had the same thought about dealing with roof maintenance once and for all. I wanted my first season up on the roof to be the last season I'd ever have to go up there again. Collective wisdom found in numerous places around the web led me to go with the Henry 887 100% Silicone Tropi-Cool roof coating and Henry 884 Silicone Roof Seam repair goop, available at most Home Depots (didn't find any at my local Lowes). Lots of videos online to guide you through the experience. Key is doing the prep work thoroughly to ensure the product bonds properly. (But DO NOT USE ACETONE or any petroleum product while cleaning. It will destroy the TPO.) I was concerned about a 50 sq foot area on my roof that was ponding water consistently. The beautiful thing about the Henry is that it is made for this and is 100% waterproof, rain-safe in 15 minutes and lifetime limited warranty. All-in, I probably paid about $500 for product and supplies and applied it myself. My local RV dealer wanted to charge me $5,700 for labor and a comparable 'proprietary' sealant they used, which he would not identify. It was not Dicor. Now I'm not a paid spokesman. I just love how mine worked out, similar to other experiences I've researched. Best wishes however you choose to move forward.
Hoerschel 12/29/20 04:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Any truth that they run deeper discounts around thanksgiving? and is the current $2,500 off promotion a usual thing or unique to their sales strategy? And lastly, is there a specific mileage, say 100k or 120k that normal scheduled maintenance would be performed on the engine/drive train? as to specifically purchase one with say 120k+ as opposed to say 110k in order to make sure that the closest scheduled maintenance has already been done? Yes, I bought one last November/December that was discounted heavily due to it being off season and CA still needs to generate income. The trade off is that I found them less inclined to fix things; i.e., failing house battery, replace tires, change oil / transmission fluid. I absorbed the expense and got the work done afterword and still saved money by purchasing in the off season.
Hoerschel 11/11/20 11:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

NJRVer said: "Bought a 5 gal bucket at Depot and I only used 1/2 of that for two coats on a 25' roof. It seems really thick when you go to roll it. You would think it isn't going to go far at all, but it really spreads. Looks like I will coat the roof of my cargo trailer now since I have the extra." NJRVer: An FYI for your consideration... According to Henry's, the appropriate rate of coverage is 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet. You sought to cover 250 sq ft (25' long by 10' wide). If you had 2.5 gallons left from a 5 gallon pail, your application may have been too conservative; i.e., it should have required at least 3.75 gallons +/- to meet their specifications for adequate coverage and protection. You can still add another coat, should you wish, to know you're within spec. Given the elapsed time you just need to wash your roof before hand. In my case, I have a 30' unit and marked the roof with tape in 3 - 100 sq ft sections to ensure I rolled it on evenly. One coat sufficed for me.
Hoerschel 10/08/20 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

I think you just answered your own question.
Hoerschel 10/08/20 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

I would concur with using the Henry's 887 TropiCool 100% silicone after sealing cracks and seams as needed with the Henry's 884 caulk-type 100% silicone tube sealant. After extensive conversations with Henry's customer service reps, I was informed that it is not normally necessary to remove old sealant or dicor. After thorough cleaning using TSP or Simple Green (will NOT leave residue like Dawn dish washing soap), apply the Henry 884 over cracks and gaps, let cure per label directions, and top-off with the thick liquid 887. I just did mine and very happy with results. Lots of work, but saved lots of money, too.
Hoerschel 09/27/20 06:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: roof coating

So, if you have a membrane roof, save the money and buy the less expensive acrylic as the silicone won't hold up much longer than the acrylic on those roof. Steve, a customer service rep I spoke with at Henry's (maker of 100% Silicone TropiCool), this statement is untrue. Membrane roofs are warrantied for life when coated according to directions with their 100% Silicone Tropicool. I'm not a paid spokesman, just a customer who has done extensive research on how to best protect my TPO membrane roof.
Hoerschel 09/25/20 05:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camper Roof coating on top of old Coating?

Gdetrailer said: " I have zero faith in those miracle roofs in a bucket for reliability over time." Sorry to learn of your poor experience. Clearly you have not considered or researched the Henry 887 TropiCool 100% silicone coating. It has a lifetime warranty against failure when properly prepped and applied according to labeled directions. A cursory internet search will reveal many satisfied users over many years. I am not paid spokesman, only a satisfied customer.
Hoerschel 09/25/20 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

I’d rather sell my horse than my TT. How much you want for him?
Hoerschel 04/19/20 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

Our TT just sold. Pretty much what I expected to get, just took a little longer than expected. The family traveled 450 miles to get it. How did you advertise it?
Hoerschel 04/18/20 05:23pm Travel Trailers
Any experience selling via NationalVehicle.com?

Been looking to sell my rv and came across NationalVehicle.com. Reviews online have been mixed, particularly prior to 2019; however, the company has since replied to inquiries from the BBB and said it was reforming practices to better satisfy customers. Wondering if anyone here has any experience with this company in latter days...
Hoerschel 04/15/20 05:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

I just bought a travel trailer Newbieatcamping: Did you buy new / used; from a dealer or individual? State? Any special incentives you were offered because of the pandemic? Your motivation to buy now? Thanks. Just wondering what the dynamics are out in the marketplace.
Hoerschel 04/13/20 05:31pm Travel Trailers
Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

Wondering if travel trailers are selling at all right now. I'm needing to list a 2018 Camplite but not observing much activity at all. I'm out here in Colorado. What's happening where you are?
Hoerschel 04/13/20 02:25pm Travel Trailers
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