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RE: Quality in a class C

My Winnebago has been great but you need annual maintenance. Being handy is a big advantage, only time to bring the unit to a professional was for tires. Ford E450 is a good chassis change the oil. Good luck we have the same unit for 19 years and still going. Be careful easy to justify buying more shiny tools :).
WinMinnie02 09/11/21 05:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: When to buy?

On the one hand wait until things settle down but waiting may costs you up to 2 years of enjoying the RV life. I would do it now, never know what will happen tomorrow. I did not wait too long after 9/11 to commit. Still going strong with the 02 Winnebago. It comes down to you regardless of other great suggestions.
WinMinnie02 09/01/21 03:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: House battery recommendations.............

Get 2 interstate from Costco or Autozone
WinMinnie02 09/01/21 02:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: When to buy?

If you think you will enjoy the lifestyle, including extra work required, maintenance & repair, offset by all the benefits of rving, I would not wait.
WinMinnie02 08/04/21 01:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Catalytic Connverter

Crusineasy, sorry to hear about the stolen CAT. Like others have mentioned insurance should help cover the parts and labor, try Rockauto, Autozone, Advanced Auto, NAPA for a new CAT. If you are handy should be able to install it yourself, E450 has a lot of room. Unfortunate to have to worry about CAT thefts, very difficult to stop them if you are not in the unit away from home.
WinMinnie02 08/02/21 07:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: We've had 8 years and 68,000 trouble free miles...

Dessert Captain, Great to hear you are a happy camper with a Class C. We have a Class C 2002, few similar maintenance and repairs as expected, but almost 20 years of great memories, still talk to grown kids about our adventures. Looking forward to another 20 years.
WinMinnie02 07/31/21 06:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: levelers

My Class C is 30 feet 2002 and we have RVed for almost 20 years, only used wood to level it but not very often. We never stay for more than 3 days at one campground since the purpose of the Class C is to move often during vacation, except for Disney Fort Wilderness. I probably would have ordered it with levelers but lived without it.
WinMinnie02 07/27/21 02:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dingy towing

The Ford E450 V10 is very capable of towing your Jeep Wrangler, it is a beast. I have the 02 Minnie and your 2018 should even have more capabilities. Personally I never towed, did not need it since my 30 foot unit is small enough. My Minnie is still going strong after all these years, congratulations on your Winnebago.
WinMinnie02 07/27/21 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newby questions

We also considered Class C vs TT back in 02. Decided on Class C with 2 young children, costs of truck and TT and towing was an issue, minimum Pickup 3/4 ton. Class C advantages already mentioned but TT has more room. Our Class C has 2 slides, helps with room but heavier. Ford E450 V10 is a beast, great engine and chassis. Still going strong after 19 years, DIY mechanic and maintenance and repair is key, I like tools. Personally I like buying new since I keep it LT from quality manufacturer, avoided trading up. Never needed to tow a toad, Class C 30 feet is nimble enough, used bikes for exercise. Never had a TT so unable to comment.
WinMinnie02 07/26/21 08:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thank Heavens for Our Motorhome

May not be the best bug out vehicle but will come in handy when the power is out. Take good care of the generator., it saved us especially during Hurricane Sandy, no power for 2 weeks. Hope people learned a valuable lesson from Covid, be prepared.
WinMinnie02 07/24/21 05:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Long Term Stays

Great information my Class C, drive it monthly for 30 minuets and work the generator monthly as well. Annual maintenance and inspection.
WinMinnie02 07/22/21 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Great Online Order Experience!

CW is very good for certain items for the price, however, you get what you pay for. Buy quality OE if available not worrying about $, so much better.
WinMinnie02 07/22/21 08:22pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Help with awning

Replaced awnings on 2 slides and 1 large awning over entrance. Instructions and OEM fabric not bad DIY project. Tools, ladder, OE fabric, not cheap after market ones from Amazon. Again DIY is a big plus for RVing.
WinMinnie02 07/22/21 08:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

Gas prices should stabilize post Covid. I paid less in 2020, paying more in 2021, averages out. Personally I have been RVing since 02 when 87 test was .95 per gallon, up to $4.50 per gallon in 2006. I have a Class C getting 8 mpg, people ask me all the time the fuel economy, not sure why. I tell them tent camping is also fun less fuel. :)
WinMinnie02 07/20/21 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Running the generator all night

I run mine all the time. Change oil, air filter, and spark plugs. I laughed when the dealer told me not to use it often back in 02 when I bought the RVnew. They were thinking I would trade it in and upgrade so they get top $.
WinMinnie02 07/20/21 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: levelers

I used wood to level the Class C.
WinMinnie02 07/20/21 08:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 14 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

Not retired yet but started RVing with young family in Class C did not want to wait to retire, time lost is more valuable. All points are valid, personally it was a lifestyle (do not like crowds) and we were fortunate to buy it new, keep it LT, and DIY maintenance. Spend many hours white collar profession in an office behind a desk and could not wait to go outdoors with the family. If you like the lifestyle and have $ most of the magazine's (sponsor by Financial Firms fewer $ for them) points are less important except for health issues. Rvers may already know this, rving may even help mental and physical health, personally I like to be active, outdoor activities, sleep in my own bed, eat my own prepared food, maintain and repair own home, vehicle, RV. Of course you can have above benefits with a car and tent (great times).
WinMinnie02 07/20/21 08:01am RV Lifestyle
RE: buying an rv

josiana, We have a class C RV with 2 slides, for the last 15 years. Ford E450 chassis is a great chassis, strong engine, need basic maintenance. Not sure about Big Foot but water leaks are common for all RVs, just need to inspect and maintain annually. All of them will require annual maintenance and some repairs same as your home and vehicles. Being handy is helpful, the engine and drivetrain would be the most fun to repair, the living area is much easier.
WinMinnie02 07/16/21 10:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Up grading my Class C

I still have my 02 Minnie, going strong, keep up the maintenance and repair, as you already know. Like others have said newer or newer used may not be any better, still have to maintain it.
WinMinnie02 07/13/21 11:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking at purchasing a safe and Reliable Motorhome

If you can wait until post Covid more options at fair $ will be available, just like other products. We have a Winnebago C Class since 02 and it is still going strong. Great memories started as a young family instead of waiting for retirement, love the lifestyle. It is a lifestyle, you will not save any money, this is a want not a need. If Class C, A, or B, just like your home and vehicle you will need to do maintenance and repairs, DIY is a big plus. I would think TT also needs maintenance and repair as well. Good luck.
WinMinnie02 07/10/21 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
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