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RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

I’m sorry Thor, that was very wrong of me! :)
Mondooker 02/11/21 06:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

I remember when I was a young boy, just before the earths crust cooled" I asked a friend if I could borrow his train set. My Dad took me aside and said "the best way to lose a friend is to borrow something. If anything happens, as it often does, you may have lost a friend or effected a relationship. There's only one thing you borrow"! And I asked "What's that Dad"? And he said "A hammer"... And I of course said "A Hammer"? My Dad says "you can't break a hammer"! And yes, anyone can have an accident. But if its in my coach, I want me to be the driver. That way I'm the only one to blame. Plus some people have cats... I HATE CATS!!! I don't borrow things and I don't say things like "What did you pay for that"? I figure if someone wants to loan me something or wants me to know what I paid? They would tell me. I know... Maybe that's just me?
Mondooker 02/10/21 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

Another thing the guy said to me is that he bought his motorhome new. And he did that because he wanted to know how the coach was taken care of. He even picked up his motorhome in Indiana because he wanted his driving to be the first on the 1300 miles home. I wanted to ask him what his daughter thought about all this but he was called that is car was ready. I for one am amazed someone would even ask a question like that? Did this boy ever listen to the way this father-in-law talked about his motorhome? I spoke with him for 10 minutes to know he and his wife love their motorhome. He said it’s a luxury they never thought they could have! Bozo comes to mind for this son-in-law.
Mondooker 02/09/21 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

I was sitting at the dealership today when a guy sitting across from me got a call from, I found out later, his son-in-law. Come to find out that this guy bought a new motorhome last year and his son-in-law was asking to barrow it. He thought going on a vacation was a good thing to do and barrowing the motorhome was the way to do it. He nicely told his son-in-law that his motorhome is not something he loans out and the son-in-law obviously didn't like that answer. The son-in-law was not letting it go and tried two or three different ways of convincing this guy why he should loan it out. I felt bad for the guy because he was trying to be nice to someone who was obviously pushing the bounds. What about you guys, do you loan out your motorhome? Obviously you don't if you full time, but what about those who use it a couple months? Do you loan it out to your kids, neighbors and friends?
Mondooker 02/09/21 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A travel without interstates

Hi Ivylog, Yep that's a lot of driving in one day for sure. Any special reason you drive that many miles or just like to, as Larry The Cable Guy say, "Get Err Done"! Just because you can drive 800 miles on one tank does't mean you have too! ;) I drive from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM regardless of the number of miles and tend to keep it around 63 to 65.. I really enjoy relaxing for an hour and then go to a nice restaurant hopfully within walking distance. Then we can spend a couple hours back in the coach before bedtime. It all keeps DW from snarling at me... As though she needs a reason! :)
Mondooker 02/01/21 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A travel without interstates

With me I think a lot of it is that I want to go through the same cities I live in. The small city where I live is a good 50 miles from an interstate. We have clean air, little traffic, sense of community and a great place to pull over for a food stop on your way through. People will actually even talk to you in small town America... Who knew that? As a working man I lived in a large city because my work dictated it. And don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying “small cities good - big cities bad”. I’m just saying there’s something to be said about travel off the grid so to speak. Hey, I know some folks who don’t talk and don’t want to be talked too. Well bless their heart!
Mondooker 01/28/21 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A travel without interstates

Hi JRscooby, You are correct. I’m talking about how to get where you are going without interstates or going through major cities. How quickly I get there has little to do with it.
Mondooker 01/27/21 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A travel without interstates

Does anyone know of a GPS you can set to keep you off of interstates or away from large cities or both? My go to GPS is CoPilot and it does allow me to stay out of large cities But I have to do it manually. It would be great to find something that does it automatically. Many GPS allow all kinds of settings, why not this?
Mondooker 01/27/21 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
Class A travel without interstates

Hi guys, Class A motorhomes are the largest RV’s and generally need a bit more space to navigate than others. I’m curious how many of you avoid interstates for smaller towns and middle America? I’m reading more and more about folks, especially with Class A’s, wanting to stay clear of cities like Atlanta, St Lewis, Chicago, Kansas City, Denver etc. Are you included in this group? I think some of the worse cities I’ve ever driven through is Atlanta and St Louis and I’ll go through great lengths to avoid them. Are you one of them? And have you found a good GPS that makes the routing around these big cities easier to deal with? Or have you found a map or atlas works better? Thanks to all
Mondooker 01/26/21 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP or Gas? DW vs DH

Hi Bob & Anita, I have frankly never been a fan of the Ford V-10. Fords new V8 is much more suited for RV use. They call it the Godzilla and there’s a lot to like about it. As for noise the diesel will always be noisyer, especially at start up and warm up. And of course diesel has its own unique smell. Some say “Gas and Diesel are all the same once you’re parked” and there is something to say about that. My brother wants to buy a gas because he says “I understand a gas engine”! And there’s something to be said for that as well. But here’s the thing... If money is a factor after the purchase when things go bump in the night. A diesel will be much more to fix than gas. Heck you can almost buy a new gas engine for what it costs for a valve job on a diesel. There are some who will get all up in arms with such talk. But what you will not find are those who say I’m wrong. Look, find a good gas coach with the things you want in it and enjoy. You can always buy a diesel pusher later. And a gas will get you where you want to go. And buy a good gasser and you’ll really enjoy the ride. Gassers have come a long way baby. Just my thoughts.
Mondooker 01/23/21 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP or Gas? DW vs DH

Interesting, I had a friend who just got back from the Tampa RV show. He went to look at a few diesel pushers he was interested in. While he was there he bought a Coachmen Encore 355, a gasser. He said and I quote “it’s a Diesel Pusher without being one”!
Mondooker 01/20/21 12:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP or Gas? DW vs DH

Look at the and drive a class A with the new Ford Godzilla V8. It’s a all new ballgame in pep, nimbleness, noise and cockpit room.
Mondooker 01/19/21 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What can you expect off MSRP?

I’ve never seen a new motorhome without an MSRP sticker on it. There is a law as well requiring it. I’ve seen it inside the Coach on the dinette or kitchen counter as well.
Mondooker 01/06/21 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What can you expect off MSRP?

I’ve driven the 2021 Bay Star 3609 and it drives very well. The Encore 375RB is new and there will only have one at the show as I understand it. So no chance to drive it but I want to see it. I’ve never heard of any dealer staying close to list however. I’ve seen 26 to 30% off plus MSRP at Motorhome Specialists. Just to name one.
Mondooker 01/05/21 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
What can you expect off MSRP?

Hi folks, I’m moving towards buying mode at the Tampa show next week. My primary interest is in the Newmar Bay Star or Coachmen Encore. They are both gas coaches of course. But what percentage off MSRP should be expected? I’ve heard Newmar doesn’t go as low as others. What have you see? Thanks
Mondooker 01/05/21 08:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

A Prevost is always a good choice!
Mondooker 12/27/20 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

Many plans will hold that many people, especially a bunk house. The problem is hanging space, pantry space and general kitchen space and sitting space. One thing I’ve always looked forward to is have 6 people in my coach with actual room (in consideration to what I said earlier) for maybe 3. My point is to look at the entire picture. Think on the basis of “What if it rains for three days”?
Mondooker 12/27/20 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can you tell me about the Coachmen Encore 375RB?

Here’s a look at the floorplan.
Mondooker 11/28/20 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
Can you tell me about the Coachmen Encore 375RB?

I was looking at the Coachmen line of gas coaches today and came across the Encore 375RB. Other than showing the floorplan, all specific information was listed as To Be Determined "TBD". Do you happen to have additional information you can share about the coach? And when it's expected to be released and an idea of MSRP? Thanks for any help you can give.
Mondooker 11/27/20 06:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

Hi Chum lee, I'm not sure where you got the idea I was talking about a used coach? I'm looking for new. My question was is there a reason to specifically look at a coach with 22.5 tires over a coach having 19.5 tires? T he answer is NO... If you don't need the additional weight, then the tried and true 19'5's work just fine. The 22.5 tires/chassis may give a little better ride, but not to the point to make a selection on it? Have I gone off the rails on what you good folks have said?
Mondooker 11/24/20 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
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