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

Thank you for that. I was wondering about the tire pressures recently as 80 psi in the fronts has always seemed high to me.
eldel 12/22/21 09:32am Class C Motorhomes
Suggestions for new wall mount stereo

As part of our winter refit I want to include a wall mount stereo in our class-c so that I don't have to leave the ignition on to use the dash mount system. The units I've seen so far are distinctly underwhelming. I don't want CD/DVD capability but I do want to be able to get an aux input (laptop for movies) or somehow have an SD card and a way of selecting content. The available ones all seem to have a 6" depth to accommodate a DVD. Anyone have any ideas if such a thing is possible/available or am I looking at creating something from scratch?
eldel 10/22/21 03:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Yeah - I'm going to get one done during the winter refit. We were supposed to get all the outside stuff last year - ah well. Hopefully come spring we'll be finished . Yeah right :-)
eldel 09/30/21 07:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I don't remember to be honest. I'll dig through some paperwork and see if I can find the details. Edit: Dometic LL Sunchaser
eldel 09/29/21 09:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Update for prospective purchasers of CA vehicles - they are no longer fitting awnings. Apparently the ones they were using were 'too difficult to use' and causing customer issues. In my case it was 'too difficult to install' and CA are returning my money. Are you sure that this is nationwide and not site specific? The sales droid at Denver didn't say it explicitly - but he did say they didn't know where to get the parts from to complete the installation (they installed the original back to front and broke the internals trying to make is work backwards) and that they didn't have a replacement.
eldel 09/29/21 12:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Update for prospective purchasers of CA vehicles - they are no longer fitting awnings. Apparently the ones they were using were 'too difficult to use' and causing customer issues. In my case it was 'too difficult to install' and CA are returning my money.
eldel 09/28/21 06:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for TPMS Recommendation

Has anyone got any opinions on the Tuson system? I like the idea of the internal sensors - no dirt/water to cause issues and no extra weight on the end of the valve stems.
eldel 06/09/21 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Are those all new seats? That table apparatus in the foreground of the picture looks pretty heavy duty,I have not seen anything like that,Is also used to lift something? How does it work? Actually the black item in the foreground is a chair lift - for transferring people from wheelchair outside to grey swivel chair inside. The table you can kinda see between the seats. I got it from https://travelliftchair.com/ It's a bit noisy as it's a powered screw thread so I need to build a sound deadening box for the power unit at the top. Hi Eldel - if you could provide some details and links for where did you get those chairs; I would really appreciate it. This would be the mod I would love to do (i.e., get rid of that couch and replace with two swiveling chairs). Thanks in advance. The chairs are these ... https://www.discountvantruck.com/rvhighbackcaptainsseats/motorhomefurnituresedona-iS.htm Note that the front passenger seat is a massive pain to fit. To get enough room for it to swivel you need to mount it in and back - which means you end up having to remove the central storage (note the cup holders) and create a custom mount to put the swivel mount on. Having said that - it's awesome when you can use it. I should point out that I merely provide the requirements and the money for most of this. I'm incredibly fortunate to have a local business that does RV customization. On another note - was anyone here in the Tetons this week? I saw another 28a in Colter village. I can report that 2x205W solar panels and 2*100Ah Li batteries are quite sufficient to run all our power needs with no generator. Including kettle, coffee maker, microwave etc. Not the AC though - that needs shore power or the generator. It's also plain that these units are designed for single night stops between hookups at most. Like others I find the tiny grey water tank a pain. That's going on the winter to-do wishlist. Also - for those wondering about a TPM setup - I had a rear inner fail (valve stem seal) on the outbound journey this week and the alarm allowed me to pull over before anything catastrophic happened. 2 items of note for this incident i) coach-net claim that they can tell where you are from the phone - well not this week they couldn't. Despite me initiating the call from their app I ended up having to explain in excruciating detail where we were. They still got it wrong - despite it being the only gas station for 20 miles. ii) try not to need emergency service on reservation territory - they had a huge issue finding anyone permitted to work there. It took 6 hours and they had to ask the local emergency services for advice.
eldel 06/05/21 01:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Got the right hand side of the 28a just about done. Once we get the final positioning of the table (folded down in this picture) sorted out then we finish the electrics and the dinette goes and is replaced by work area and cupboards. Oh - and the wine rack :-) https://i.imgur.com/HoOvmGxl.jpg
eldel 05/31/21 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Well golly. I just finished reading all 154 pages and many, if not most, of my questions have been answered. I've truly enjoyed reading about all the fixes and changes and whatnot. Thanks to all for the info. My husband and I are seriously considering the Majestic 28a. We would like to go talk to someone and considered going to Newark on Friday. Then I remembered the holiday. We'll wait. I would guess that they would be too busy. I have several questions that deal with the bedroom. We're full timers and have two cats and a dog. Pepi, the dog, is a dachshund/beagle mix. Short legs. Any suggestions to make it easier for her to get on the bed? I figure I'll have a better idea of what I can do once I get a better look. I'll probably have to build something. Also, is there any way to make a cat-sized opening for access from the bedroom to the rear storage? Keeping the litterboxes in the storage bay would be so much nicer. Thanks in advance. The water tank and much of the plumbing are under the bed so I doubt that you can make an accessible opening into the rear storage bay. Also the 'nightstands' extend about 40% of the way down the bed and the gap between the bed and the wall is only 14". It's a little tight in there. Hmm - thinking about it - you could make a cat door in the front of one of them - I have no idea how structural that bulkhead is though. If you are full timing and want/need more house battery the space under the fridge is big enough for a pair of 100 AH batteries and an inverter.
eldel 05/25/21 09:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I thought all the refurbs were done in AZ now. Did they restart in FL? I know at one point last year they were delivering from AZ to everywhere. I doubt that there's a significant difference in output. The difference is probably between the secondary outlets where they may, or may not, be willing to deal with minor items. HELOC (if available) is probably the best bet - it's a second home on your tax return. I couldn't find any sensible auto finance with >100K miles. $980 (in Denver last year - I assume it's the same everywhere). It's "assisted manual" and make sure they demonstrate it to you before you leave. They fitted mine the wrong way up.
eldel 04/18/21 10:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I have a solar charge controller installed already. But this it seems requires a DC-DC charge controller (another $200 or so). Just wondering if I can simply disconnect alternator to house battery charging mechanism for now. I suspect (and I use that word carefully) that as long as the solar panels are the only power source and the controller is calibrated to the optimum late charge rates then you might be OK. But really - you're spending $1K on a battery and risking it. If the overall cost is too high why not just replace it with a traditional item. They're about 20% of the cost (or less on occasion) and you don't have to alter anything else. I'm doing mine to increase the storage capacity 3x and leaving headroom in the system for more - but that's because we're intending to spend more time either boondocking or on basic state park sites and we don't want to run the generator. If it's just a like-for-like function I'm not sure I'd spend the extra.
eldel 02/16/21 12:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Trying to replace standard AGM battery (which is dead) with LiFePO4 battery on my CA Majestic 28A. Anyone know the location of alternator diode/solenoid so I can simply disconnect it (or put in a current limiter or a switch)??? I looked at this and heard from multiple people (who I'm sure know more than I) to put a proper charge controller in. The LiFePO4s are expensive things to blow up by overcharging. I looked at it some more and decided to get the local shop to put one in as part of a solar install.
eldel 02/15/21 11:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

As a follow-up - a quick google search gave me this helpful link which seems to validate the advice I was given - the 6.8 V10 is a long-term hauler as long as you look after it. With an annual oil change I fully expect the powertrain to outlast my usage of the vehice.
eldel 01/28/21 01:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I bought an extended warranty on a new TT about 12 years ago. It was for 4 years. In that time I tried to use it 6 (if memory serves) times. Only once did they part with actual money and that took months - fortunately I hadn't planned on using it during that period. They didn't cover call outs, the unit had to go to an 'approved' repairer - a list of which was 'not available' and they would not necessarily cover the complete cost. Treat it like medical insurance but with less chance of personal suffering. I wouldn't go so far as to say they are a scam, quite - but they don't exist to pay money out. In our situation (ex-rental units) the appliances and everything else are as simple as possible to enhance the lifespan. There's very little to go wrong {edit to add - as long as you keep up with basic maintenance}. My personal response to the offer of the extended warranty was to glance at the fine print, chuckle, and politely refuse.
eldel 01/26/21 09:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Hi I ordered a 28a2017 through the Manassas va. Location . Anyone have any information about getting an inspection in that area . They say they are refurbished in Mesa Az. And then driven to va. Via .hired driver or 1 way rental. Has anyone purchased extended warranty and attempted to use it . Should I expect or ask for anew set of tires . Should batteries be new ? Do they do a complete trans mission fluid change with a new screen. I skipped the warranty when I looked at the small print. The 30 day one is quite comprehensive though so make sure you take a trip in that time. They don't change fluids - or test them. I had a complete fluid test and was told "well you can change it if you want". I did. The battery will be original as long as it holds some charge. The tires will be as is unless illegal. I did use an outside inspector (in Denver so not a lot of good for you I'm afraid) and I'm glad I did. When they refurbished the roof they didn't finish it correctly.
eldel 01/20/21 05:00pm Class C Motorhomes
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