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RE: Help a Newbie, question about gas vs. diesel

I have had both, diesel is much better towing. I will never go back. Jayco 321RLTS max at 14.5K Pulls mountains with no issue, jake brake going down. Much smoother ride all the way around. Dealer wants me to trade on a new one, 2014 Sliverado 2500HD 4X4, offered me $40K on a trade. Yep they keep their value.
smithrjd 08/14/19 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jayco 5er ?

Normally the "sprayer" is for the black water tank. No idea where it is on the location of all the variuos inlets, vales etc. I have one, but no sticker like that.
smithrjd 08/11/19 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When replacing tow vehicle, do you.....

I moved my old rails over, but used new bolts and sandblasted and painted the old rails. 5 years now no issues.
smithrjd 08/11/19 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thinking of a Class C

I understand that LOL, old bad knees. Reason I don't want a corner bed. Wife would not be happy. 6'1" and shrinking.. Looking at Leprechaun now, also a Winne. Jayco als has some that look good. Depends on condition.
smithrjd 08/09/19 07:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Lots of good info, thank you all. Didn't think of the rear overhang, could be an issue depending on the location. I'm pretty well versed in RV isues, they all have them, no matter the type or class. Next couple of months will tell. Thinking of one 5 to 6 years old that was taken care of. Not like a 5th wheel, maintainance records would be a must. Generators are another issue, what is a lot of hours? How long do they last when cared for?
smithrjd 08/08/19 06:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

The 5th wheel is a bit of a pain, backing in and parking level. Also when visiting family I have to go about an hour away to find a decent park. 2014 chevy 2500HD 4X4 LTZ with 38K.. Trailer is payed for as well. Retiring soon, and may travel much more. Probably best to stick with what I have, it is proven. But the Jayco at 2011 is at the sell by date. Either sell it now or keep it till the junk yard.
smithrjd 08/07/19 09:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Dealer that I have used for three trailers has a Coachman 311 2016 for $62K. Might get it for a bit less. Also several Jayco Redhawks and Greyhawks. I have owned three Jayco trailers and all were good. Also had a Holiday Rambler 5th wheel, several issues with that one but covered under warenty fine after that. Don't really know many of the others. IE Dutchman, Entegra, Thor. Winnebago seems to have a good reputation, but have not owned one.
smithrjd 08/07/19 07:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Another question, I am full of them. How old is too old? Would it really matter if the maker was out of business?
smithrjd 08/07/19 06:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Considering both, it looks like a good used unit would be much cheaper. But also could come with issues. Diesels are nice, but looking at them they will be too small. We want a couch, dinette and at least a queen size bed. Not a "corner bed". So that seems to mean a 26'+ unit.
smithrjd 08/07/19 06:13pm Class C Motorhomes
Thinking of a Class C

We have had trailers for many years, and are thinking of going to a Class C. Current rig is a Jayco Eagle 321RLTS 5th wheel. I see many brands of Class C units, are there ones that should be avoided? Seems Thor's are much cheaper than others. Ford E450 seems to be the preferred platform, anything specific to look out for? Many questions I know. I am comfortable with checking out a unit and know many of the things that are important, but not sure about the motorized part.. Is there a better time of year to buy? TIA
smithrjd 08/07/19 05:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chevy DEF system failure

Yep, my 2014 did the same thing. Replaced the tank and heater.Covered by GM, it was just out of warrenty, and had to pay $850 to replace one of the sensors. All is good now, but I was Pi**ed at the cost.
smithrjd 05/23/19 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

Yep, CA bend over with no KY. Outa here is a year, and will never look back. Last tag for 3/4 ton Silverado was $560... 5th wheel $320. That is PER year.
smithrjd 05/04/19 10:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax Emissions issue?

My first Duramax was a 2006, all the power and no DEF stuff.. Wish I had kept it.
smithrjd 01/22/19 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax Emissions issue?

Haven't heard from Chevy yet, I did read the warranty booklet, it is rather confusing as it does not specifically name all of the parts. 3/36K, 5/50K, 7/80K depending on what the issue is. I'm sure it was written by a lawyer to confuse the average owner. I will have to wait until it is repaired to get the exact part that was replaced.
smithrjd 01/22/19 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax Emissions issue?

Well I went up to corporate, my third Duramax from the same dealer. Will see what they say. Otherwise..
smithrjd 01/21/19 08:09pm Tow Vehicles
Duramax Emissions issue?

Had to take my 2014 2500HD in today, engine light.. Onstar said emissions but not critical IE you can drive it. Dealer now says DEF tank issue and a sensor. $900 for the sensor, it is out of warranty, but DEF tank issue covered. Not a happy camper LOL 37,700 on the truck 2 months out of the 5 year 50K. Seems I have read about DEF Emissions issues before. Anyone else?
smithrjd 01/21/19 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
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