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RE: Height of class C?

Usually. Check the brochure for your unit, if you can find a copy and check the specs section. They usually show each model's specs, with some sort of qualifying textual addenda about how they were measured.
MDKMDK 03/04/21 07:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Autopay anyway!

Your best option might be to cancel the credit card they're debiting. However, it's not always that simple. https://www.helpwithmybank.gov/help-topics/credit-cards/payments/preauthorized-payments/preauthorized-closed-account.html The multiple accounts/credit cards suggestion is a good one. I've been using it for years.
MDKMDK 03/01/21 09:24am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Tire and Wheel Warrant issue - Unhappy

OH NO!!! you threw the tire away, they,ll need that for warrenty inspection. Careful sadie, the comedy cops/thought police are everywhere these days....:B
MDKMDK 02/26/21 09:09am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Tire and Wheel Warrant issue - Unhappy

It will be interesting to read what the outcome is here. X2.
MDKMDK 02/25/21 06:13pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Surge protector and water filters

I also don't really worry about water filtration, as we don't drink from the fresh tank (or the other two, either). Bottled water for thirst, coffee, and cooking. Check out this place. It has a good selection of EMS units and the prices are among the best around. NO, I don't work for them, but bought my EMS-PT30X from them. Fast and fair. http://www.bestconverter.com/EMS-PT30X-Portable-EMS_p_514.html
MDKMDK 02/16/21 11:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Surge protector and water filters

Just picking up my new (and my first) class c in 2 days. We have only done tent camping so we have not stayed at an RV site before. I understand I should get a surge protector for when I plug in. I went on Amazon and the price differences are pretty big yet they all seemed to have pretty good reviews. Any brand names people trust? I rather not spend $200 if I don’t have to. I saw some a quarter of that price. Will the cheap ones do the trick? Question 2- do I need to put a filter at sink? Or a filter outside to catch sediment? Would love to know from the experienced what you suggest. Thank you! Progressive Industries EMS units are pretty good, but not inexpensive. They have fixed and portable units at 30A and 50A, depending on how you plan to use it. I have a portable 30A EMS unit and I keep it inside the motorhome's lockable power bay, plugged in to the shore power cord, and then run a second 25' 30A extension cord to the power pedestal, when we're plugged. Works fine. Better to spend a few hundred on a good EMS unit, than spend thousands replacing/repairing your motorhome's electrical system?
MDKMDK 02/16/21 11:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tesla is thinking of making a Van. B plus MOHO?

MDKMKD, He has spun his way into being a billionaire. If you say so, Don. He might tell you that he's also an engineer/economist/physicist, and he became a billionaire as one of the founders of PayPal which eBay bought for $1.5B, long before he became the ecclectic, and some would say eccentric, CEO of Tesla and founder of Spacex. The early victories weren't achieved by spin, it was mostly innovative thinking, with some hard work, in the right place, at the right time. The spin started when people like Obama/Gore canonized him for the electric cars thing, about 10 years ago. As the billionaire (Greta Thunberg 1.0), he managed to get all kinds of government handouts. That was the spin part.
MDKMDK 02/12/21 07:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tesla is thinking of making a Van. B plus MOHO?

I'd rather have one of those scooters. I think Musk usually tells people what they want to hear. He's a PR master spin doctor.
MDKMDK 02/12/21 04:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thor quality complaint

I was also wondering why anyone would blame the cab chassis manufacturer, for something completely beyond their control? I agree, it's like blaming the manufacturer of a getaway car used by a bank robber. Excellent analogy.
MDKMDK 02/11/21 02:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thor quality complaint

. I’m very disappointed that Mercedes would allow such a poor quality product to be installed in their very high quality chassis. Shoppers, beware of Thor! Although I sympathize with owners of all brands that have this condition from the inferior product of furniture construction, I am at a loss to understand the reference to the Mercedes control of the couch. If you wish to purchase a motor vehicle chassis of any brand and tie a chicken in a crate on it, no one is going to prevent you from doing so. I was also wondering why anyone would blame the cab chassis manufacturer, for something completely beyond their control? If MB stopped selling their cab chassis to the upfitters, like Thor, every time they added something of questionable quality to it afterwards, they'd have to stop selling them to all the upfitters for ever more. I'd be more concerned about someone adding a box with a roll up door on the back, and seeing Fedex or Frito Lay plastered all over it. :B
MDKMDK 02/11/21 12:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1977 Dodge Sportsman RV

Or, service/parts at an FCA dealership? They may not have one, but may be able to help locate one.
MDKMDK 02/10/21 11:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

I have a 2020 Jayco 26XD Class C just my wife and I.. I would like to start acquiring the equipment I need to flat tow a vehicle. First of all I need to pick up a vehicle. I'm looking at a 2015 or so Jeep Patriot 4x4 with a manual transmission. Weight 3200/3300 lbs. I'm not zeroed in on this vehicle but it looks like the weight and the manual trans is not limited by distance or speed according to the 2015 "Guide to Dinghy Towing". Opinions please. After that I need to pick up the equipment, tow bar etc. I have no idea what I need. I see items listed but I rather get my information from here on what works best. Example: all terrain tow bar vs regular tow bar, brake assists on and on. I'm not going off road but we boondock all the time. We are going on an extended road trip in early June to Sept. and hang out in the desert southwest, then north to US2 east to home. I'm thinking I might come across some of the tow equipment I need used from the folks we meet on the road. As always I appreciate your advise. And again, I'm very flexible on a vehicle to tow. Whatever you decide on (I'm all Blue Ox, RV dealer installed, pricey, very happy with it, works well) think about adding some way to charge the towed's battery if you go with a Patriot. It requires the key to be in the ACC position (probably to free up the steering?) and it will probably deplete your battery, unless the Patriot manual suggests otherwise, like adding a battery disconnect, or fuses to be pulled. Another reason for a charging method is auxilliary towed braking power. At that weight, most jursidictions will require it (insurers, too) and unless it's entirely mechanically operated, it will also draw some 12V DC power from your towed. My Blue Ox Patriot II 2016 braking unit draws 2A-3A when activated, but only milliamps when idle.
MDKMDK 02/09/21 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flush Transmission and Radiator?

I had a 2002 Roadtrek (3500 Chevy Express van) with the 5.7L V8. Somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles I had to replace the intake manifold gasket due to leakage between the gasket and the cooling system. Caught in time, small coolant/oil drips on the driveway, and I think it cost around $1200 to repair. I guess the Dexcool goblins got to that gasket. Might want to have that checked, if possible?
MDKMDK 02/09/21 06:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 6 liter V8 Chevy Vortec question

Depends on what your standards are.I have owned A Ford V-10 and found it to be strong, reliable and averaged 8.5 MPG over a 40K mile period. Sure it howls when pulling a grade but when the fan kicks on when my Duramax is pulling a grade I tend to look for low flying aircraft because that what it sounds like. I doubt the Chevy is going to get any better mileage than the Ford and a few miles per gallon isn't worth my time however they are both very reliable and easy to maintain. Motorhomes are fuel consumers. Some run to the MB models for fuel savings only to end up with a sad face come maintenance /repair time. Nothing but miles of smiles in my 15mpg diesel Navion. :B
MDKMDK 02/08/21 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: It fits....

Nice ride, for sure. Good plans, too. Wish we were there, instead of here.:(
MDKMDK 02/07/21 11:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: It fits....

Didn't realize how wide the Can Am's are at the back. Synthetic "saddle bags"? Glad it fits, looks like fun. :C
MDKMDK 02/07/21 09:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Motorhome With My Wishlist

Usually, if the MB dealer sells Sprinters, they also work on them. That seems to be a general rule of thumb, although not all dealers are created equal, as we all know. That applies to Ford dealers as well. I had the smallest Sunstar 26HE (27' long) on the Ford F53 chassis, and the 3V 6spd V10, which isn't that large in motorhome terms, it being one of the smallest. I would have to travel the same distance to get it serviced, about 60 miles, as I do with my Sprinter based Navion, so that's a draw. I was good with that, as it gave me a chance to warm things up on the way to a service appointment. I changed the oil in it once, at an Irving truck stop in Maine, as it was the only place that could handle the length/weight/height. My local Ford dealer and the other 2 nearby ones wouldn't work on motorhomes, as they were simply too large/heavy to lift or to get in and out of their service bays, and they suggested finding a heavy truck shop, instead. I do believe it's mostly luck of the draw. As for fuel pricing, I just cheked again and diesel is C$1.07/litre while regular is about 5 cents more. That's here in Canuckistan. Across the river in Port Huron, diesel averages US$2.59/gal, and regular is about US$2.45/gal. Not exactly 25% higher, is it? DEF is cheap, and I'm still at 98% full after driving hundreds of miles on my last fill. And the Sprinter will get better mileage overall, in some cases near double. I've had the V10 in a heavy motorhome (Sunstar) and it was a guzzler, and I drove it gently to try to improve it, but it was what it was. As I said before, YMMV. To the OP, you've got it all laid out for you now. It will come down to whether you prefer diesel, as you originally specified, or if you're willing to go with a gasser. Either way, good luck with it.
MDKMDK 02/05/21 12:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Motorhome With My Wishlist

Don't fear the diesel. My local MB dealer has no problem servicing my Navion on the Sprinter cab chassis. Maybe not always nearby, but many MB dealers will service the motorhomes, and there are plenty of independent shops that also do them. Plus some Freightliner shops do, too. Where I live diesel is around C$1/litre, doesn't go up or down much, and regular is up around C$1.08 to C$1.15 per litre. YMMV, of course. I get an average of 15mpg @ 65mph when solo, and about 2 mpg less when pulling my Wrangler. If I paid 10% to 15% more per gallon for diesel, but was getting around twice the fuel economy, well, you can do the math.;) More smaller class C units (24' to 26.5') are switching over to the Sprinter cab chassis. Thor (Tiburon), Winnebago(View/Navion/Vita/Porto), Jayco (as mentioned above), Pleasure Way, LTV, Dynamax (Isata), Forest River (Sunseeker) are all built on the MB 3500 Sprinter cab chassis. They're quieter too, without the Ford doghouse engine noise right hext to you in the cab. So, you've got a lot of options, and the determining factor would be finding the right floorplan that fits your needs, and there are plenty of floorplans to choose from with all those makes/models out there. Someone suggested renting a couple (or three?) of these units and see if one works better for you, than another. Good advice. Good luck with it.
MDKMDK 02/05/21 09:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quest for Quality Small RV

If they ever become legal in Canada, I'd probably eventually downsize to a Coach House Arriva. The floor plan is reasonable for a class B van conversion, and it has a dry bath, both of which are important to us.
MDKMDK 01/22/21 10:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Denial on claim - need someone from GS to contact me

I guess head gaskets are considered "regular wear and tear" items in some policies, although "pre-existing condition" does sound a little far fetched. Seems odd, but there are always two sides to every story. I'd like to know why they denied the claim, on what basis specifically they decided it was pre-existing, and was there a specific written caveat in the policy regarding head gaskets and other replaceable parts considered failing due to wear and tear, before drawing any final conclusions.
MDKMDK 01/19/21 11:32am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
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