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RE: Prevost Bus or Newmar King Air

Thanks to all who replied, always great feedback. To answer a few questions: Newell's are great looking and we visited the factory to see how they are built. We spend our winters at MCC in Indio for the last 8 years and I see 3 Newell repair trucks fixing their product 5 days a week for about 4 months every year. Why does their product need that much work after the sale ? As far as price I am looking to spend 200K to 350K and it seems there are some good RV's in that range with under 100k miles on the traders.
JCat 01/11/19 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
Prevost Bus or Newmar King Air

I am looking into getting my next RV and want to upgrade to either a Prevost Bus (marathon, vantare, etc) or a Newmar king air, all used. I drove a new King air and and it was a great ride, but still had some wind noise at the door and windows. I have not driven a Prevost yet, but I hear the ride is great and a lot less wind noise. Also want to hear about insulation and cold air seeping in around the windows. Anyway I would like to get input from those that own or have owned a Prevost and a King Air on the pro's and con's. Thanks
JCat 01/10/19 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water dripping out of fresh water tank overflow

interesting, never seen that one before after 14 years with my RV
JCat 01/08/19 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
Water dripping out of fresh water tank overflow

Hi guys, Happy new year. Walked outside the RV today and water was dripping out of the fresh water tank overflow. I only have about 40 gallons in a tank that holds 100 gallons. I'm thinking my gauge for the tank may not be accurate, but when I added water to the tank a few days ago, it showed 50 gallons and it did not overflow at all. So I am a bit perplexed. Anyone seen this before ?
JCat 01/08/19 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pet Stairs

Thanks NCROWLEY, looks like a great product. And thanks to the other suggestions, for some reason my bulldogs don't like that ramps, they jump off of them.
JCat 11/05/18 08:06am Class A Motorhomes
Pet Stairs

So my 2 english bulldogs have gotten a bit older (7 yrs) and going up and down the steep RV steps is becoming a problem. I was thinking of adding some intermediate steps inside the RV and leaving the outside fold up steps as they are. Anyone tackled this issue and if yes what worked ? Thanks
JCat 11/02/18 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic AC Unit, another failure

THE FINAL WORD FROM DOMETIC: NO SURPRISE Hello Mr. Catherwood, Good day to you! I hope this email finds you in good health and spirit. I am writing you in regards to the AC issue on model#: 641816CXX1J0 serial#: XXXXXXXXX. After further investigation, at this time Dometic is respectfully denying coverage under warranty and/or reimbursement for this unit. This decision was determined due to the fact that the compressor failed 1 year & 5 months outside of the Dometic’s Manufacturer’s Warranty. We thank you for the opportunity of allowing us to address this matter. We wish you the best going forward! DON'T BUY DOMETIC !
JCat 11/02/18 10:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic AC Unit, another failure

Looks like an opportunity for some competition, someone that makes good products that last.
JCat 10/29/18 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic AC Unit, another failure

Update: I sent the original post to the CEO and Board of directors at Dometic last night, and this morning at 7:55 I got a call from Dometic, shocking ! I will let you know what happens next.
JCat 10/29/18 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
Dometic AC Unit, another failure

My 2 original AC units from Dometic died after 14 years. I was happy with this performance. So I put in 2 more $1500 AC units from Dometic. The fist one dies about 18 months after install and Dometic covered the repair under warranty and did an excellent job of getting me a replacement. When I looked at the circuit board of the failed unit there were several components that were not properly soldered in, which caused the premature failure. (Bad manufacturing, and bad quality inspection) Also the replacement unit was not covered under a new warranty, but only until the warranty of the original unit expired. (bad customer service, no belief in a quality product) A month ago after 3.5 years the 2nd new unit died. I sent Dometic an email explaining my frustration at having spent $3000.00 for 2 units only to have them die way too early. What did I get back ? Crickets, chirp chirp So I am done buying their products because they are poor quality. This email is a warning to all those out there who may considering a purchase of a Dometic AC Unit.
JCat 10/28/18 05:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Air Box Melted

UPDATE: No luck at any junkyard in AZ, IN, or MI. They had my RV but all the air boxes were melted from engine fires, so no luck. Looks like I might have to fabricate one.
JCat 07/30/18 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Air Box Melted

no part available, still looking
JCat 07/09/18 05:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Air Box Melted

Gary, you ROCK, went to their website they had my RV, same year and color. Emailed them hopefully they will have the part.
JCat 07/02/18 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Air Box Melted

MIle High, the melted portion is very large. Who could I take it to for a repair ?
JCat 07/02/18 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front End Upgrade

thanks
JCat 07/02/18 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
Front End Upgrade

My clearcoat is almost gone on my front cap above the windshield. My clear BRA is cracked across the front of the RV. So being in this position and having to get this repainted I thought I would replace my headlights with some nice LED or HID lights in a vertical config, like a Foretravel RV. This would require filling in the hole where the current lights are located. Anyone done this and have suggestions ?
JCat 06/29/18 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Air Box Melted

Update, Mandalay did not make the part and the company that did make it has destroyed the mold as no parts were ordered in 8 yrs. I contacted 1 AZ salvage yard and they do not have any Mandalay RVs. So anyone else know where I can find a wrecked Mandalay RV ?
JCat 06/29/18 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Air Box Melted

I have contacted a salvage yard in AZ, where members of the Mandalay group mentioned that there are a few salvage Mandalays. 2Hands - please read the original post, I stated what Mandalay said. Brett - good idea as always, thanks for the idea, I will pursue it. CA Traveler - good idea as well, but i think I would like something a bit more flame and melting resistant. But the bigger questions for me is: Do I really need an air box ? It seems that it's sole purpose is to drain water out of the air intake system, when it rains. But many RV's don't have this box, so is it necessary ? Thanks
JCat 05/25/18 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
Engine Air Box Melted

I have a 2004 Mandalay 40D which has an air box between the air intake and the engine air filter. I recently had the RV serviced and they replaced the air filter. They failed to tighten the hose between the air box and the air filter and the box shifted down and ended up on top of the exhaust pipe. This caused the air box to melt onto the exhaust pipe.  I was able to get it off and patch it, and secure it off the exhaust. In checking with Mandalay they said the air box was a plastic molded box and that the mold has been destroyed due to no orders in many years. Here are my questions: Do I need an air box ? Do you have one on your RV (my friends RV's do not, Tiffin and Monaco) ? If I really need one, can I even get something to replace the patched one I have ? Thanks
JCat 05/25/18 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing a Deadbolt on entry door

Thanks for the feedback, some right on, some speculative, some funny (my bulldog does not let anything get between him and dinner), some fact based. Thanks
JCat 05/10/18 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
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