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

626OhanaCA, out of curiosity for this thread. Were any of the issues that came up covered by El Monte? How useful is their included warranty? I have not used any of the included warrant. The leak was easily fixed with some new caulking and tightening the shower drain plumming. The co2 and lp alarm I just replaced due to the time it would have taken to drive to El Monte and pick up would have been a pain and it was worth the money for me just to replace it. We had our second trip planned in less than two weeks later. The latches were cheap and not a big deal for me to replace. Mostly I did not do it out of time constraints of our work and sons school starting. We did buy the tire warranty and are still waiting to hear back from the company about them paying us back for the replacement tires. El Monte had not got them the paperwork yet. I was told it can take up to 75 days for them to get the paperwork from them and then have to wait for them to refund us. Ill follow up when anything changes with the tires. But hopefully soon it gets taken care of.
626OhanaCA 09/03/20 08:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Hello everyone, I wanted to follow up after our first trip in our 2018 Coachman Leprechaun 32 ft former El Monte RV rental. We ended up taking a 16 day shake down cruise with 5 people on board though 7 western states. We did not originally plan to go out like that but with all the problems of getting items needed for the RV that how it needed to happen. I would suggest to anyone to take a short trip for a shake down to get to know your systems before cramming people and gear in a small space for that long. So a lot of things on this trip did not break and held up great. After hearing some people complain about the power in the V-10, I have to disagree. Yes it did slow down on steep grades but i was still passing some small cars going up the hills. I was impressed how mechanically things held up. There may be some suspension upgrades in the future, but when I figured out where to have the ride rite inflated to it helped a ton with ride and passing big rigs. Also all the main systems worked as expected with no problems. The only system we did not use was the heater. The only odd thing is the level sensors for the black and grey always reading 1/3 full(worked when purchased). They do seem to work right other wise. Now the things that broke, We had two tires go. One complete blow out (boom sound) and one starting to come apart. Both were inner rear tires. I looked too quickly when buying and thought everything looked good.I noticed that the inner tires were a different tread pattern but looked new. Found out after the second tire they were over 5 years old by the date code. Next thing that broke was the CO2 and LP alarm failed (low voltage ) in the middle of the night. Fun was had by everyone that night. Researching the problem found this was common with this and got a replacement at Wal-Mart. We had a water leak coming from under the shower. Caused by bad caulking and a loose drain connection. Then the last thing is the drawer catches. This is going to be a on going issue as they are plastic and i am going to be changing them as they break. Unfortunately my father in law didn't see one of the slider drawers open that are under the bench of the dinette and kicked it breaking the drawer. One thing we are definitely changing are the faucets. They work but are way too close to the sink basin causing water to splash everywhere. We did change the shower head before leaving to a oxegenetics one and everyone did like that. So we are still glad we got our former rental but would definitely recommend looking at all the tires to make sure they are all new and matched. And maybe see if you can get them to replace all the latches to metal to save headaches in the future. Also buy a TPMS trust me I am now a believer in these. I think it would have warned me on the first tire blow out. I feel better now seeing the pressures and temperatures of the tires now.
626OhanaCA 08/30/20 11:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone and 30ft Motorhomes

We were just in Yellowstone last week in a 32 ft class c with no toad. There was little difficulty with any of the roads in Yellowstone it self. We only drove the West Yellowstone, MT entrance to Madison Campground and up to Old Faithful. There was some construction by Old Faithful just look closely at the direction signs as it was a little confusing but not a challenge to drive. The drive through Salt Lake was by far worse than any of the roads in Yellowstone area. Will they ever finish the road work there?
626OhanaCA 08/13/20 09:49pm Class C Motorhomes
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