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RE: Ongoing Motorhome search

Update - so made the plunge. Traded the travel trailer for a 2006 Tiffin Phaeton. 40 ft 4 slides, appears to have been well taken care of. Obviously a little dated on the inside but I think we can do minor changes that will make it look a little more modern . Just getting started so look out for the question from a motor home newbie.
Wjohns02 03/20/23 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome tires - recommendations.

Michelins are my go to tire and what I run on my truck, jeep and car. I have asked for the price on the Michelins but expect it to hurt my wallet.
Wjohns02 03/06/23 12:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome tires - recommendations.

Thanks for the quick feedback. Toyos are what the dealer also recommended but appreciate the feedback from some real world users.
Wjohns02 03/06/23 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
Motorhome tires - recommendations.

Looks like we are going to pull the trigger on a motorhome, a 2006 Tiffan Phaeton. The tires on the unit have plenty of tread but are 2015 dates so I'm thinking we would be better off to replace them. Just seeking some experience from folks on the forum regarding tire manufacturer recommendations. Size needed is 295/75/R22.5
Wjohns02 03/06/23 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campgrounds along the Great Lakes in WI and MN

Thanks for the info. Will check these out.
Wjohns02 03/01/23 08:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ongoing Motorhome search

Rick, thanks for your feedback. Found a couple of options, a 2013 Fleetwood with a great floor plan, 13,000 miles. Has the mid bathroom but all on one side with three entry points which is kind of nice. It’s over our price range at $134,000 so thinking that through. Also found a 2006 Tiffin Phaeton which appears to be in great shape. 88,000 miles asking $85,000. Never imagined this was going to be so difficult.
Wjohns02 03/01/23 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
Campgrounds along the Great Lakes in WI and MN

Will be work/traveling this summer and looking for recommendations for campgrounds and specific not to miss areas along the GreatLakes area that of Wisconsin or Minnesota. Suggestions appreciated.
Wjohns02 02/27/23 05:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ongoing Motorhome search

Rick, you are correct. Our budget is $100,000. Based on my research so far and a lot of feedback from others, if we move to a Motorhome I do plan to go with diesel. I currently tow with a F350 diesel so pretty convinced at this point I wouldn’t be satisfied with a gas Motorhome. Additionally most of the feedback I’ve gotten indicates the heavier unit will provide a much better driving experience. Realize all of this is subjective but seems to make sense for us. That means looking at somewhat older models and finding one in good shape at a price we can afford is proving to be challenging but we’re not necessarily in a hurry. My comments on the Foretravels came after following a link in one of the previous replies to my post. A dealer in TX had a few of those and yes they do look very nice but not in our price range. Have found a 2013 Fleetwood that is great on the inside. Has a little damage on the outside body but the price they are asking reflects that. The damage is cosmetic and wouldn’t necessarily have to be fixed. Being a 2013, it does require the use of DEF so that’s another item that has to be consider. Interestingly enough I have a diesel truck and Jeep that both use DEF and so far no issues but time will tell. Again, appreciate your feedback. The search continues.
Wjohns02 02/26/23 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
Ongoing Motorhome search

Had a couple of previous post on our journey to find a used Motorhome and we’re making progress. Would be interested in any feedback from this group on Fleetwood quality in the 2007 - 2015 range. Have found a couple that look promising, hopefully checking them out tomorrow.
Wjohns02 02/24/23 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH used newer or older

Man those Foretravel are nice.
Wjohns02 02/23/23 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH used newer or older

All - thanks for the feedback it is really appreciated. This research project is turning out to be much more difficult than I thought. At this point I’m pretty much sold on the diesel option. We currently have a 49ft TT that we tow with a F350 Dually diesel and it tows perfectly so I’m a big diesel fan. I’ve found a few options in the 2005 to 2008 range that look good online. Hopefully will start checking so out in person this weekend. Worst case scenario is that we keep what we have. It will still be good.
Wjohns02 02/23/23 05:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential purchase of MH

So final update. Offered to fly out to inspect the unit and complete the transaction there. Seller responded that would not work as she is not where the unit is being stored. I stated she would also not be in NC when the unit arrived for me to inspect it. No response. Glad I asked a lot questions. Thanks for the input from all.
Wjohns02 02/22/23 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH used newer or older

Craig7h Thanks for the feedback. It’s the exact type of information/thoughts I was looking for and of course I understand I’m asking for opinions so I’ll ask for an additional one. Is there an age, regardless of how clean the unit looks that this group would say to stay away from? For example looked at a 2000 Monaco which is very clean with 20,000 miles on it but the idea of 23 year old vehicle concerns me regardless of how it looks. And previous poster is current on budget. It’s $100,000, not $100. Again opinions are appreciated and I will take as just that.
Wjohns02 02/22/23 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential purchase of MH

Willaild, the representative from the trucking company did indicate the had the unit on their property and indicated they had inspected it for obvious damage and that there was none. They of course indicated this was “normal” business for them but I just could not get over the fact of basically buying something sight unseen even with the “confirmed” right to return it within 5 days. One additional update. I have offered to fly out, inspect the unit during the 5 day right of refusal and then drive it back to NC myself if it all checks out. Will be interesting to see if I get a response.
Wjohns02 02/22/23 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
MH used newer or older

Posted earlier about a potential MH purchase and got valuable feedback so I would like feedback from experienced MH owners. We have a budget of $100, for this purchase. I can 2016 - 2017 gas models, Thor, Coachmen, etc 35ft that would meet our needs. I can also find older, DP 2000 - 2008, low mileage for about the same price, Monaco for example. Just curious as to thoughts about these types of options. Obviously a lot depends on how the unit has been cared for but assuming any purchase would be inspected for trouble areas I would appreciate thoughts on which you might think would be the better option.
Wjohns02 02/21/23 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential purchase of MH

Thanks for all the feedback. To give you the outcome, I followed up on the company and they actually do exist. They are registered with the Oregon Secretary of State. Called and talked with someone at the company ( as far as I know). Also verified with my attorney contact that this a legitimate way to transact business, but as he said for every honest deal there are 99 scams. Ultimately I offered to use an irrevocable letter of credit through my bank which guaranteed the bank would obligated to pay if the terms of the agreement were met. When the seller declined that offer we walked away. Again, appreciate the feedback.
Wjohns02 02/21/23 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential purchase of MH

Exactly why I’m asking the question.
Wjohns02 02/19/23 07:21pm Class A Motorhomes
Potential purchase of MH

Looking at the potential purchase of a MH from Oregon. I’m in NC so obviously quite a distance. The transaction would be completed by a third party company by the name of Klamath RCD trucking. According to them the unit would be delivered to me and I would have 5 days to inspect and accept or to return the unit. Funds would be held in escrow for the 5 days. Just curious if anyone on the forum has ever used a service of this type and how it turned out. Comments much appreciated.
Wjohns02 02/19/23 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Summer 2022 trip

So, one week out. We head for Denver on June 20th and will travel through July 10th. Will be our longest trip with the camper. Have a couple of days booked in Nashville on the way west. Will spend a week in Denver, have passes to RMNP. Lots more On the agenda. I’ll try to post along the way.
Wjohns02 06/12/22 07:19pm Travel Trailers
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