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RE: Best Class C for the money

We are looking for the most reliable Class C out there IMO, they all have issues. Doesn't much matter which brand you buy, just buy what you need. A good dealer willing to help you resolve issues and prevent future ones will be a better solution than trying to find a certain brand. Reliable ones are the ones that get regularly maintained. Anytime an rv mfg pokes a hole in an rv is a potential leak source. The more bells and whistles you add will lessen reliability. Keep it simple or learn how to repair this stuff yourself. That means you'll need the storage space to carry tools. The inexpensive 12v motors and attached hardware that control slides, awnings and electric steps are susceptible to malfunction. Fancy digital circuitry is what it is, when it works its fine but when it doesn't …..you'll be digging out your tools. The appliances are basically the same in rvs and have there own warranties. You already have done your share of homework, I would decide on a floorplan with a towing capacity to handle whatever vehicle you plan to tow. If you do not need the large cabovers extra storage then choose a floorplan with a low profile cabover. You'll appreciate it in crosswinds. If you plan to extend your season and venture in colder climates then you need to find a floorplan with the water tanks and lines that are run through the interior. The shower assembly should be on an interior wall as well for cold weather use.
bobndot 05/12/20 10:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Folding mattresses

I have added a mattress topper from my pillow to my RV queen. They have the size specifically for this .What a huge improvement. We added one to our home as well. Will this work for you, IDK. :) was going to suggest the same, I guess we are all watching a little too much tv these days.
bobndot 05/09/20 11:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2008 Citation Chateau M26BE electrical issues

If it does not work with the engine off then you have retract both manually and take it to a repair shop or call a mobile mechanic. The electrical all would need to be traced to determine the cause. The steps simply can be retracted by removing a cotter pin off the linkage arm that controls the in/out movement or depending on the manufacturer it could be a bolt that needs to be removed. That arm being removed will allow the steps to fold in. You should learn how to do that and the slide, just in case it happens in the field away from any kind of rv help. You might need some extra muscle to push the slide back in.
bobndot 05/08/20 07:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2008 Citation Chateau M26BE electrical issues

What condition is the coach battery ? I think it needs to have a full charge. Check it with a volt meter while at rest. Should read 12.6v or better. Does your rv need to have the parking brake applied to operate those two things ? What about a common ground to both. Clean the ground.
bobndot 05/07/20 08:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Light Switch 2020 Forrester 2401Q

We cannot find any switch on the lights themselves. Control panel says all lights are off but the bunk bed area is definitely still on. Might be a KICORED light ? You just press the center of the fixture which is a flat disc puk style light. The on/off switch is built into the plastic lens. sold on Amazon : KICORED 12V RV LED Lights Fixture with On-Off Touch Switch Ceiling Lights Ultra Slim Interior Lighting forRV
bobndot 05/06/20 03:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Light Switch 2020 Forrester 2401Q

Do the lights themselves have on/off switches ? Many FR overhead bed areas do not have a master switch.
bobndot 05/06/20 05:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Extra propane tank; can it be hooked up to fill port in RV?

VA-Apraisr , type in your search bar "youtube, extend a stay for motorhomes' you will be able to view many how to videos.
bobndot 05/02/20 02:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Extra propane tank; can it be hooked up to fill port in RV?

https://www.adventurerv.net/extendastay-standard-propane-kit-p-1286.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyeukiM6T6QIVE4bICh3GIgQQEAQYBCABEgImo_D_BwE&sc_intid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adventurerv.net1286&scid=scplphttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.adventurerv.net1286&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=Froogle&utm_campaign=partsfeed_organic
bobndot 05/01/20 03:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question on Sprinter based motorhomes

There is certainly a lot of reading to be done (gray areas) on these MB warranties and pre paid service contracts. Add-on EQ and overloading comes into play. Just be careful, as you already are aware coming from a 35' DP, everything is weight, slides, water, your food, tools etc. Will your new rv have hydraulic jacks ? If you decide to add them will you have enough payload ? If you don't like the way it handles, will you have enough payload to add suspension components to improve the ride. Will those optional upgrades void your warranty or service contract ? https://sprinter-source.com/forums/index.php?threads/75685/
bobndot 04/29/20 10:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2003 Jamboree slide out not working

Good job, tnx for the update. Stay safe.
bobndot 04/28/20 12:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question on Sprinter based motorhomes

MDKMDK X2. OP, why do you want a Sprinter if you plan to load up an rv . ? pros n cons thread : https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29503089/page/2.cfm
bobndot 04/28/20 11:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2003 Jamboree slide out not working

parking brake interlock switch is what I would research. im not sure where it is on the 2003 E450 cutaway chassis. When you find its location check any crimped wires near it and retry the brake.
bobndot 04/28/20 03:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ground clearance

Increasing the airbag psi can make a big difference in clearance Yes, most of the time. :) They worked that way on my pickup with a camper. Worked to perfection. Been down this road last year with my new 'C'. I had to have it all removed. Not so perfect :( Yes, as long as the motorhome needs a lift. If the rear is sagging the AB will bring it back up to a normal ride height which could be 3" or so , offering needed clearance. In my case, I have a 4000# payload on my 24' C which was sitting level all loaded my 1500 lbs of stuff. I thought the AB's would offer me a few inches of 'extra clearance' for the dirt roads and aprons. They only gave me an extra 3/4" in height above riding level. In my case, after trying the AB's, the shop said 'NO AB's' , to install spacers on the axles and springs to give needed lift and correct the alignment. Adding an extra leaf would offer lift but only make it ride harder, certainly something I don't need. **Also, if you are running a rear track bar, it might limit your airbag choice. Some bags are a very tight fit if they fit at all. I used a WirelessOne by Airlift, onboard compressor AB system which I would not recommend. I would definitely go with a wired system using a switch. For the nearly $1800 system I felt it was not worth it, so I had it removed. I $400 compressor worked but was a tiny SS tube the size of a 'C' battery. It filled the bags quickly, I was surprised but shocked at its size. It was difficult to find an rv shop or a truck shop to do the install. I finally found one who agreed to do it for me. I checked shops within 500 miles in the northeast, not too many were willing to do the install on a class C. They didn't even want to discuss it, "nope we don't install airbags on motorhomes" click ! . RV's being vacation toys are not a priority like commercial trucks are, its business. I understand the economics of it and appreciate the shops being up-front although blunt. Just when I was feeling good about myself finally being an RV owner. In the future I'm going to disguise my rv as a food truck, maybe I can get it repaired a little easier. :)
bobndot 04/27/20 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ground clearance

DrewE, x2 The place I scrape is the little welded tabs on my receiver. I think they added them as scrapers....I wonder why they did that ? :h :) If I trimmed them down an inch I would bet I would never scrape. BTW, I only scrape on steep driveway aprons and I have learned to take them on an angle. I wood rather scrap those than somewhere that could be damaged, the tabs can be replaced. I agree but they are killing my sidewalk and apron. I can cut them down and re-weld them, will still have the protection to not scrape my hitch.
bobndot 04/26/20 06:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ground clearance

DrewE, x2 The place I scrape is the little welded tabs on my receiver. I think they added them as scrapers....I wonder why they did that ? :h :) If I trimmed them down an inch I would bet I would never scrape. BTW, I only scrape on steep driveway aprons and I have learned to take them on an angle.
bobndot 04/26/20 03:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question on Sprinter based motorhomes

sprinter owners might have the specific info you're looking for . https://sprinter-source.com/forums/showthread.php?26961-How-long-will-the-propane-tank-last
bobndot 04/24/20 09:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Drive train failures, tire failures. Warranty vs None

Harvey51, its a good thing you were a good teacher :), and how many of those companies fold and go out of business, leaving the buyer high and dry ?
bobndot 04/24/20 11:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Down hill grade

Not all diesel engined vehicles have exhaust brakes. How do you handle these? I had a diesel without an exhaust brake and I learned to drive real fast going down hills. At times it was a challenge , I would tranny down to a lower gear and pump the brake pedal from time to time as to not overheat the brakes. If I remember correctly the Ford brake fluid had a higher temp rating and resisted fading.
bobndot 04/23/20 04:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Down hill grade

On my Ford v-10, I use tow haul mode. When descending a steep grade, I tap the brake, the tranny kicks down and holds me back.
bobndot 04/23/20 04:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Drive train failures, tire failures. Warranty vs None

All my problems were with used units. I never had any drivetrain problems with any new unit, car or rv. I put 200,000 miles on a few of those new vehicles. As for rvs, talking to various mechanics, ext warranty companies have covered repairs but in some cases things got iffy on the 2nd repair of the same item. Some dealers have actually gone into their own pocket to make those repairs for good customers. When you buy from the dealer and he is allowed to make a profit, you offer him some wiggle room to help you.
bobndot 04/23/20 04:13pm Class C Motorhomes
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