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RE: Retiring from the RV world

Frankly I doubt you'll be selling a 20-year-old 40-ft DP to someone new to RVing. And, will that particular buyer want a Cadillac SUV as a toad? Certainly don't limit yourself. Personally, I'd price them separately, and also have a package price at a lower amount in the event such a buyer comes along. If you sell one before the other, no big deal. It's not as though you're trying to sell a 3-legged table if one sells first and you end up with the other for a while longer. If it does not sell as a package we will keep using it. I do not want the problems of selling/storing all the other items individually. I would never sell the car first anyway. I appreciate your thoughts and you may be correct. I trust one day someone that realizes the total cost of setting up a Class A coach will be interested.
H & E 12/31/21 06:33am Class A Motorhomes
Retiring from the RV world

After 14 years of spending the summers traveling the US & Canada we have decided to call it quits. I have begun to advertise the coach and towed vehicle for sale. So far I have placed an ad in the classified section of IRV2. I will place further ads after the first of the year. I am attempting to sell as a package that includes everything needed to begin traveling after adding food and clothes to the coach. Coach will have full PM service and freshly cleaned carpet before I let it go. I still have to schedule that. What are your thoughts on the possibility of selling the total package.
H & E 12/30/21 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic stabilizers down during storage

I store ours with the air dumped and the jacks up. I do not change the tire pressure. On or about the first of every month I run the generator, under a load, and take the coach for a drive on the interstate to get everything hot. So far that has worked well for me. Ours is stored inside a building and plugged into 20A service.
H & E 11/19/21 05:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

We have a 20 year old motor home and have never been refused, even when they had the ten year rule. It is in great shape.
H & E 11/12/21 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Class A quality

We shopped for 11 months and looked at several coaches and talked to other campers. We decided we wanted a diesel pusher either a Newmar or Tiffin. We ended up with a Newmar Dutch Star. Our coach is now 20 years old. Nothing Newmar has failed. We replaced, radiator and all hoses, tires, batteries, carpet and refrigerator in the past three years. We are completely satisfied with the coach. I don't know what material the roof is but it seems to be in very good condition. The roof material should not be a decision factor. Floor plan, chassis type and quality should be.
H & E 10/24/21 04:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which old motorhome to buy

Three years ago we bought a 2001 Newmar 4095 DSDP. We are quite pleased with it. I knew that I would have to spend some monies on it to get it in satisfactory shape for long trips. After 16K miles of travel we are ready to let it go. If I had it to do over I would take the same route. Older well built coaches seem to be a better value than many newer ones, if you don't need all the new gadgets.
H & E 10/13/21 06:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used class a ?

We started looking for a 36 foot DP after 11 months of looking we ended up with a 40' Newmar Dutch Star. We love it and are now glad we went to the larger coach. We spend 4 to 6 months in it every summer. Now we are thinking about selling it as we have been everywhere we wanted to go and some places twice. I would sell it for 60K which includes the car and all the items et. that are in the basement or inside. 2001 Newmar Dutch Star model 4095 CAT 330 HP engine, Allison 6 speed transmission. 72K miles Comes with 2014 Cadillac SRX set up with M & G breaking system and Blue Ox Avail tow bar. Including a Protect-A-Tow between coach and car. Car has 90K miles on it, new tires in 2021. We purchased in 2019 and have put 16K miles on it. It has been in enclosed storage, while not on the road, since we have owned it. In 2019 these items were replaced: Washer & Dryer Tires and pressure sensor system Coach batteries Radiator, over flow tank, all hoses and belts. HWH control pad, wiring harness, motor, and two valves Removed one fold out couch and installed two leather recliners Installed new flat screen TV, Dish Wally system, DVD player and blue tooth radio. Roof joints have been re sealed along with some other areas. (There was no evidence of any leaks). In 2020 these items were replaced: Windshield and gasket. Wiper blades Carpet in main area. Chassis batteries Wheels aligned. In 2021 These items were replaced: Refrigerator (reused original cherry wood door panels) Added a small refrigerator to basement area (great for cold drinks) All items not personal will remain with the coach, including, but not limited to: Dishes, wine glasses, table ware, cook ware,. bed clothes, linens etc. In the basement storage: two zero gravity chairs, one free standing hammock, two pull out drawers, two outside area mats, one alum folding table, four inch blocks for jacks, stainless steel grill with Contact me and I can sent photos if you are interested.
H & E 10/05/21 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

Years ago we stayed at a state park near our kids. At that time we had a TT. I had a 32 gallon Barker that I left in the back of the pick-up. I used a macerator pump to empty the RV tanks into the Barker tank. This system worked well for us. To move the TT, with its small holding tanks, every time I needed to dump was a pain.
H & E 08/22/21 05:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

We had a 34' TT for 7 years and pulled it just over 50K miles. We would spend 4 to 6 months in it. We decided to give up traveling because it got to be to much work for us using the TT. (We got older) I wanted a 36' coach but we ended up with a 40' DP that works great for us. (DW wanted a washer & dryer) It is a little more expensive to travel with but the convenience and comfort is well worth it. It took us almost a year to find one that fit our budget that we were comfortable with. Finding an older better grade of coach really helped us. The DP with air suspension is much more comfortable to drive. Everyone has an opinion as to what is best-but you have to decide for yourself what you will be comfortable with.
H & E 04/28/21 06:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

I don't remember what item it was. I went to the paperwork to get the operation instructions and had an issue finding what I needed due to the excessive warnings. Don't folks realize "You Can't Legislate Against Stupid". You can be well educated but not smart. People prove this every day.
H & E 02/25/21 04:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Advice and experience with older DP Class A's

We shopped for about a year for our first motor home. I wanted nothing over 36'. My wife wanted a larger one. We ended up with a 2001 40' Newmar Diesel Pusher. We are in our third year and are very pleased with the coach. I Have contacted Newmar on more than one occasion for information and parts. It is great to have one that the company is still in business and supports us older coach owners. I set aside 10K for update and repairs. So far have not spent all of it. Only updates so far are new TV, carpet and recliners. I did have the coach inspected before purchase and all non functioning items were fixed. The first year I replaced tires , batteries, radiator, engine air filter and the HWH motor for the leveling system. Nothing since.
H & E 02/11/21 05:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mattresses

I guess we were lucky. Our first RV was new and had a comfortable mattress. The current RV we bought used and have no idea if it is the original, but it is comfortable. If I were to change it I would get a Sleep Number bed. We still sleep on a water bed at home.
H & E 01/30/21 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Class A travel without interstates

We are interstate travelers if it is the shortest/best route. For big cities we try to avoid travel through them if at all possible. If we do have to traverse a large city I try to plan to do it on Sunday morning. Unfortunately I have to go through Chicago to visit a daughter that lives north of the city close to the lake. One year we were in Travis City Michigan and took the ferry across lake Michigan to avoid Chicago.
H & E 01/30/21 04:57am Class A Motorhomes
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