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You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

Recently came across the Columbus River Ranch with a “Flat Floor”! Talking about 42 feet of luxury WoW! What do you guys think of the Columbus brand?
Mondooker 08/01/21 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to use for GPS

I don’t know, I have found that CoPilot for RV with their off-line maps is an incredibly powerful GPS with no Internet required. Someone said CoPilot led them down the wrong road! All I know after thousands of miles in all kinds of places it has never led me wrong. Make sure you get the occasional upgrades and always download the new maps and you will be good. CoPilot makes a GPS for truckers and that is really telling. It is known as one of the best ones out there. As you can imagine truckers must have the right and best in directions and also the amount of time to get there. It’s a route planner and you don’t get much better than that. My Garmin decided to recalculate just outside Indianapolis, IN putting me someplace I should not have been! With off line maps there is no recalculation or need for internet. Try it you’ll like it... Hey Mikey!
Mondooker 05/30/21 06:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long to build Class A Gas motorhome

Hey dougrainer, I’m curious about something. When he ordered the motorhome did he get an invoice with all the pricing? And even more critical, did the invoice contain a VIN number? My invoice shows all those things and I don’t know how, regardless of how things have gone up, they could increase my price? Not when my coach is VIN specific.
Mondooker 05/29/21 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long to build Class A Gas motorhome

Hi Rick, I’m five months out going on six and it’s getting to crunch time. We were told mid May but now mid June. If it goes beyond that I may have to select a different coach. Meaning one sitting on the lot. And from what I see there isn’t much of them either. Oh well.
Mondooker 05/29/21 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to use for GPS

I like CoPilot for RV but I’m with wildtoad, call Garman and find out what’s up?
Mondooker 05/29/21 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
How long to build Class A Gas motorhome

Hi guys, Do you know how long it takes an RV manufacturer to build a Class A Gas Motorhome? I’ve heard anything between 30 and 60 days. That seemed like quite a span to me but maybe that’s due to COVID-19? I’m talking about the main stream companies like Coachmen, Jayco etc?
Mondooker 05/29/21 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Cloud Dancer said: “Dutch Star is far from perfect. HOWEVER, there is no gas-engine motorhome that'll match it.” That’s my point, or at least part of it. My coach cost just undert a million bucks new. Now how could that possibly match up with a $200,000 gas coach? In short it can’t! But what it can do is strand alone as a nice comfortable coach to be enjoyed for years!
Mondooker 05/26/21 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hey Cloud Dancer, And yes I do believe we are kindred spirits. And we may have even had a few spirits to drink? I agree about our conversations on coaches. Five spaces down from where my coach is parked is a 2021 Entegra Emblem, their top gas offering. I was talking to them outside their coach under the awning with a nice view of the lake 75 degrees and a light breeze. Yes, a nice setting for a beautiful Coach. They asked me into their coach and it was beautifully to say the least. No... Not a diesel but a darn fine looking Class A Motorhome. Something I would hope any of us would be happy to have. But alas, you’ll not have that big diesel pump nozzle! Oh the pain of it all.
Mondooker 05/24/21 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hey Cloud Dancer, Well said and we’ll done and thanks for pointing out my spelling error. Country Coach did in fact build a fine coach and are much sought after. You mentioned racing, what kind of cars did you race? I really enjoy NASCAR and have for years. Enjoyed dragsters as well, always a lot of fun.
Mondooker 05/21/21 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Cloud Dancer, I think you’ve been puffing on that piece pipe too long. Country Coach ... Really?
Mondooker 05/19/21 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Come on IvyLog, that’s a little disingenuous isn’t it? I drive a Prevost Bus, the safest motorhome on the planet. And by bus standards no other motorhome is safe! My point and I think a reasonable one, there are some very good gas Class A motorhomes out there. Most of us have seen a DP on the side of the road showing it’s underbelly. But it never said to me “Don’t buy one”!
Mondooker 05/19/21 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

I think we’ve wondered into the weeds. This thread is more about the Coach (shell) than the engine that drives them. Meaning you can have a great floor plan made with good materials and not be a diesel. A gas coach maxes out at 38’ where a DP with tag axle stretches out to 45’. And you don’t see a 45’ gasser because a gas engine is not made to handle that kind of weight. Let’s try to stay in our lane. :) And MPG and torque and how to eat pork, although interesting, isn’t the intent of this thread. So come out of you corners and shake hands.
Mondooker 05/18/21 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hi way2roll, I don’t remember which was which from Emblem to Encore but one had an MSRP of just over $223.000 and the other over $218,000.00. And of course no one pays MSRP, but some dealers aren’t coming down as much because of poor supply of the 2022’s. And as one can imagine you get up to $225 you’ve got to offer something. DP’s will be going up by the same percentages.
Mondooker 05/18/21 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

One thing we’ve not talked about is the way we drive our motorhome? I have a friend in the Great State of Wyoming who owns a Class C. And if the speed limit is 80 he’s right there with the best or worst of them. With me driving my DP or gas coach I stay between 63 and 65. If I need to go 70 to pass someone I will. Then I’ll drop back to my lower speed. I think every one of us who would love to keep the posted speed going up hill. But it doesn’t take long to know that’s not going to always happen? But as long as I get to the top I’m good. If I have a concern it’s going down! :) I had someone say to me just yesterday “gassers can look good but are poorly made”! I don’t know his point of reference but decided not to belabor the point. Now days there are some very well known and respected companies making gassers. And if a gasser can only be made “poorly” they would not build them.
Mondooker 05/18/21 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hi Lantley, You’re certainly right about flat Florida being much different than mountain areas. But I was in Asheville, NC where it’s quite hilly and in some areas seriously so. The gassers did themselves proud. I should probably add that I was in the Emblem for a good hour and the Encore for almost two. I say that because it wasn’t just a quick drive by.
Mondooker 05/17/21 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

As pointed out earlier and mentioned in my initial post. A top of the line tear 4 gas motorhome changes everything. Better furniture, cabinetry, appliances etc. And it also changes the sound deadening material in the doghouse, steering and front end components. Stabilizers, tires and on we go. And if you’ve not driven one with the new V8 and chases it’s a serious game changer!
Mondooker 05/17/21 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hi Mike , Good post and you’re right of course. After rereading my initial post it came off more matter of fact than I intended. I think I was just surprised at how nice the top end gas class A’s are. Spending time in them really had an impact that was very different than I expected. It didn’t match up with many things I’d heard over the years.
Mondooker 05/16/21 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hey Ed, Why did you go from gas to diesel?
Mondooker 05/16/21 11:49am Class A Motorhomes
Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Ok look, I understand diesels hold more storage, can hold and have heavier stuff. I also understand diesels have air bags and may/may not have a better ride and may/may not pull more and may/may not be quieter. But that all comes at a price! For the sake of this conversation let’s agree on a few perimeters. A top of the line gasser lists around $225.000.00. A compatible diesel will be around $300,000.00. So let’s keep our conversation located there. I don’t want someone jumping in with “hey I have a new Newmar Mountain Air and it’s better than a gasser. If you do that I’ll be prone to say something like “Im very happy for you but you’re an idiot”! I recently spent a good amount of time in a 2021 Entegra Emblem and 2021 Coachmen Encore. Both had the new Ford V8 and the new F53 chassis. And I’m here to tell you the gas vs diesel has been blurred to say the least. You take the difference in price and the price to maintain them and the gas stands out as an obvious winner. I’ll hear diesel owners say “Oh mine goes up hill faster” and I counter with “Have you gone somewhere a gas coach can’t”? All I hear then is Crickets. And then there’s “Oh but my diesel will go 500,000 miles and a gas will do half of that. And I say “Yes and for what you pay to rebuild your diesel, I can put in a new engine and transmission and have money left over for a month out west and summer in Alaska”! Yes more crickets. The prevailing wisdom has been. Their all the same at the park and there's a lot of truth to that. But getting there has become much better in the new top tear gassers. I’m not saying there’s not good reasons to buy a diesel because there are. Just be smart and not buy one because someone says a diesel is better. Because that’s not necessarily right for you. I was recently talking to someone with a known RV channel who have a Newmar BayStar and love the Coach. But they really-really-really want a diesel as soon as the can! Silly me I asked why? They looked at me as much to say “What’s wrong with you”? And I admit it’s a multiple choice questions. But if they were honest when we were done talking, they no longer had the same assurance as when the conversation started. Get what you want but get if for the right reason and whisking a gas coach away because it’s a gas coach could be a huge mistake! Folks will add remarks below as they should. But be open minded and grounded into what you really need and then what you want will fill in nicely! Find the floorplan you like, that’s critical mass right there!
Mondooker 05/16/21 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What competes with Baystar & Open Road?

Depends on the floorplan. I for one think the new Coachmen Encore line of three coaches is one of the best out there. Their combination of quality and innovation is outstanding. I put my money where my mouth is and bought the 375RB. But I looked at all the coaches mentioned here so far for a bunk coach. IMHO Encore wins in the bunk house coach going away!
Mondooker 03/21/21 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
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