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RE: Class C RV cost in the Covid era...

Yes, I understand what you are talking about regarding financing. But people are usually putting some money down and financing the rest so I don't think lender valuation will be too much of an issue. -Chris Another data point... We bought our 19G last year, 86k miles and just under $45k all in and put nothing down. They assisted with financing through America First CU without any issues. Great credit, two financed cars, mortgage, one salary, and no cc debt. No issues with valuation :)
TwistedGray 06/11/21 07:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

If anyone is in the market for the 19G, we will be selling ours soon. It's a 2017, 87k miles or so, and I've painted the interior white (among some other beautifications). We bought it late last year, used it a few times locally, and worked out all the kinks :) The best thing we did was to add a surge protector that will operate without the need for the generator or being plugged into shore power. Otherwise, it has new tires, new 12v, new house battery, and lower hours on the genny. With the power converter and surge protector set-up, we have eliminated the need to rely on the generator when out in the boondocks : ) There are NO 19G units via Cruise America at this time...
TwistedGray 05/25/21 02:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Thought about a rear bedroom window but wife has plans for us (me) to redo the whole interior...paint walls, paint cabinets, new flooring, new window blinds, re-upholster the cushions (her job). But luckily I'm too busy at work to start this remodel. ;) MtnBikeMarty Pay some neighborhood kids to paint it, lol. It's exhaustive!
TwistedGray 04/22/21 12:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Update - I believe I was wrong. You should be able to empty your gray water tank without emptying your black water tank as they're operated by two separate release valves (Majestic 19G). They have one primary tube (?) that they both connect to for the (waste) water to come out of. So yes, you can open one value without the other (duh)...I just only ever emptied the black then the gray. I was apparently seeing tunnel vision : ) so pardon any confusion, sorry.
TwistedGray 04/06/21 09:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

As for the 19g model, why wouldn't anyone just plumb in separate waste valves for each tank? Seems like this would be an easy way to solve some issues. For the same reason you cannot use any outlet unless you are either plugged in or running the generator, I suppose ; ) I haven't got under to see how easy, or not, it will/would be.
TwistedGray 03/29/21 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Keep in mind that the 19G only has one "waste gate" or whatever they're called. In other words, of you dump the black, you dump the gray, and vice versa. You cannot empty just the gray. With that said, I'd guesstimate you'll get 2-3 days before you reach capacity or near capacity. You can stretch that, conserve.
TwistedGray 03/21/21 04:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

We purchased a Cruise America Majestic 23A in November. We've only taken one short maiden voyage but have been busy putting on vents, back up camera, awning, tv and fiddling with it. Our next project is a ladder on the back. Anyone do that yet? We've had a couple 'little' issues but nothing big. Oh, did duplicate the window Cruise America on theirs but with our dog.LOVE IT! If I figure out how to post it, I will. https://imgur.com/upload Left click, hold, drag image over (wait) Move the mouse over the picture and you will see "..." in the upper right corner Click the ... then click GET SHAREABLE LINKS Click the green COPY LINK button for the one labeled BBCode (Forums) Come back to this forum and paste it in here (CTRL + V = keyboard shortcut or right click the mouse, in the text box, and left click paste = mouse shortcut).
TwistedGray 03/19/21 11:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

What scares me is, my wife is not the best painter, and how you describe how hard and time consuming it was... it's going to take her... us... me a long time. LOL Yeah, I can relate (sorry honey). I have half a mind to pull the cabinets and do another coat, but a) I have no remaining paint and b) I have no remaining interest. Lol, it looks fine, but it could look better. With that said, there's paint where there should not be paint, and there is no paint where there should be paint. However, those are all in the nooks and crannies, so whatever.
TwistedGray 03/15/21 05:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Thanks TwistedGray! BTW your interior looks great now. And just what we want to do...brighten up the inside. Thanks again. MtnBikeMarty Brightens it up for sure, and it doesn't look like an RV anymore...score! It took a lot of hours though. It wasn't easy! Honestly I probably painted our house in the same amount of time it took in here, ha. Good luck; share photos. I also tinted some of the lenses on those lights! The LEDs are super bright, too bright. I left some clear but otherwise amber'd the rest with multiple coats. It's still bright but it takes some of the blindingness away. What model do you have?
TwistedGray 03/11/21 10:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

My wife wants to paint the interior of our CA to cover up the faux wood paneling and brighten up the inside, anybody have any suggestions on type of paint? MtnBikeMarty Hey Marty, This was the first project that I undertook. You should be fine with any paint and primer combo. It is gonna be an exhaustive process because there are so many corners, so many things to accidentally paint. PREPARATION is obviously key OR take the 5ft approach : ) One word of advice - do not bother to remove the wallpaper (just sand it a bit to provide a better surface to adhere the paint to). Otherwise, be prepared to learn a few interesting things along the way such as the number of different/random screws used throughout or find multiple holes for one thing (ie: they, whoever they is in this story, screwed new holes to re-mount things rather than using existing holes...as far as filing those old holes, nah...just leave em was their attitude. So, I filled in probably a dozen or so holes. Examples include (on mine, 19G): the mount for the dinette on the wall that takes it from dining table to bed was removed at some point, adjusted, and reinstalled about a half inch away. Someone made a mistake at some point and there were a complete batch of holes documenting that. I found similar situations with almost all of the curtain rods, strap mounts, etc. I don't know how many different screws (different heads) I found either of varying lengths, too, despite them being for the same application. I convinced CA to send me a box of screws though, so that was nice...and I have now decided I will only use square headed screws. (Why are we using Phillips and flat head when such a better solution exists? (I'll thank CA for that enlightenment.) In short, be prepared for a project that is not as simple as it is in your home ... BUT I will say this, it completely changed the look and feel of the RV. It now looks more like a studio, apartment, home, etc. ps: two coats may fly, three is better! I have had a mind to remove all the cabinetry to do another coat on them, but I really don't want to spend another evening with a paintbrush in my hand. Here is an example of the transformation. I have a few videos on the Facebook page I linked before, and I'm hopefully going to turn it into a public page so you can easily view the videos (fyi). https://i.imgur.com/yLOR7Qs.jpg
TwistedGray 03/11/21 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I'm not a Facebook member and it's a private group so I can't look at what you've done, so what's the wattage of your inverter? I've got two inverters that I could put in my rv, a 800 watt and a 1800 watt. I think I'll do the 800 only so I'm not putting too much stress on my house battery. Later on this spring I'll figure out how to add an additional battery and put about 150 watt solar panel on the roof. That was my fault when creating the Facebook group; I wanted to keep it private for the security of individuals. With that said, I see your point for those without Facebook. Unfortunately I cannot change the group to PUBLIC - Facebook precaution (once private, always private). With that said...here are some photos. Just shows the surge protector. The cable goes through the seat belt slot, so there's not modification needed. https://i.imgur.com/4UyyyzO.jpg I attached the remote on/off switch for the inverter and the voltmeter to the back of the plastic piece here. It's cracked, and CA has sent a replacement, so this allowed me to check fitment, etc, before committing. Also, I was not interested in having the outlets under the dinette area or off to the side in the hallway. https://i.imgur.com/vA0AxPM.jpg The inverter and associated cables - the only cable we had to modify was the battery cable. Based on someone else's recommendation we used heavy duty jumper cables, snipped the ends, and wired appropriate connectors. That cable was an absolute overkill and hard to work with. Anyways, it worked either way. https://i.imgur.com/VjDBIvL.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2WMfzJy.jpg I went with this power inverter because I will use it to boil water with my tea kettle, and that runs at 1500 watts for a brief period. I wanted some security and for the power inverter to be solid without being concerned in the future if I did ever add a secondary battery. You can easily pull the cables from the primary coach battery and wire up a battery here as well (maybe a 6v...a 12v would not fit without modification to the seat belt cage/harness. Happy to provide Amazon links, but you should be able to find everything pretty easily - inverter, voltmeter, surge protector, power strip, and I bought the expanding foam and battery hardware (connectors to attach to the battery posts) from the local hardware store. Everything else (screws, wood) was scrap from the house/garage.
TwistedGray 03/11/21 09:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thor Majestic Cruise America 19G on-going Q and A

Not a doofus at all,but think about it,one less place to store something that could spill or spoil,it is out of the way and easy to miss when rushing to unload,clean and dump. Most renters are given little time to do this upon return. Less cleaning, Quick turnaround,more money. If you want to use that area just cut an opening in the front panel. As STEVE-OTR did on his 28A. By accessing the space under his jackknife sofa by opening it up. I ended up removing the seat (unscrewing it from the wooden seat from), and there was a box under that. I 'punched' a hole in that box to find an empty void, so I jigsawed out an opening as wide as I could from the front and remounted everything else. Now the cat has a way to get to his litter box which fits like a glove. Also, I started a group specifically for 19G Owners on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/402432987512698/
TwistedGray 03/10/21 02:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

And, now we have power! I decided not to add a secondary battery or a solar system but to instead just connect to the main coach battery. I have an inverter mounted under the seat and connected to the coach battery. I have a remote power switch and a voltmeter (connected to the coach battery through the inverter) mounted just behind the back cushion to the black plastic cover, and the surge protector cable is ran through the seat belt slot. I posted some pictures in the Facebook Group "Cruise America 19G Owners" - https://www.facebook.com/groups/402432987512698/. Total cost was $275 to have access to power outlets WITHOUT having to run the generator or be connected to shore power. Pretty awesome to sit there with my phone connected, laptop connected, heated throw on high and watch the voltage drop 0.1 over the course of like four hours : ) https://www.facebook.com/groups/402432987512698/
TwistedGray 03/10/21 02:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: HarvestHost......anyone using it?

The reason we haven't signed up is they don't let you see what sites are available until you pay for membership. They give some C&B story about protecting the privacy of hosts but that makes no sense as the whole point is it acts as a form of marketing to get people to these businesses. Yeah, that's an obvious deal breaker. I would consider signing up if I knew in my general RV path that I'd have places to stay; otherwise, what's the point if there is only one or two even remotely nearby? They could at least develop a map with general locations or a general density map demonstrating areas of higher availability (of locations/member spots). Bummer...I like the idea though.
TwistedGray 03/08/21 12:48pm Class C Motorhomes
Suggestions on where to RV in Cali with good cell reception

My wife has a few days coming up between clinical rotations and nursing school fun, so we want to take the RV out. However, I have two meetings that I have to be present at during this time, so we need to be in an area that has good, consistent cell reception. I have found one place, Williams Hill, that is relatively close, but there are no hiking trails and not much to do unless you have OHVs (dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, etc). The cell reception is amazing though : ) If we could find a place within lets say 4-8 hours (I know...quite a range) from Monterey Bay that would be awesome. I'm struggling to find something with all the continued closures for camping. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. -thomas
TwistedGray 02/26/21 10:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Driving to VA. To pickup 28a inspection went well ,1 minor issue shower door rollers out of track. Anyone have any problem receiving title from CA they say 30 -45 days (why so long?) they give you a Temp plate But my state doesn’t recognize Temp plates (MA) . Hopefully all goes well! Titles are held at corporate I think (Mesa, AZ). It's a process...try waiting 3+ months for plates and/or registration (still waiting).
TwistedGray 02/20/21 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Vehicle: (2015) 2017 Majestic 19G Problem: The coach battery only powers the 120v outlets when the RV is connected to shore power or when/if the generator is running. Question: Does anyone know what would have to be done to have it so that I can utilize the coach's battery without being plugged in or having the generator running? If someone has a wiring diagram for this model, that would be great. I am looking into adding a secondary battery bank; however, based on our power requirements I think I could get away with just tapping into the coach's battery for outlet power and recharging the battery when in motion (or using the generator). I do not need constant power from the coach battery, but I would like to tap into it without having to dump $500-750 in battery gear (or running the generator). Hi Finding it frustrating that I can not post a small size photo from my computer:( 1.Ok the cheapeast and easiet way is to buy an inverter. We brought a full sine wave 1000w inverter which was bigger than the power we intended to want, so as not to overload. 2. Fitted just above the main battery locker and used 2 cables the same size as the main battery cables to join battery to invertor. This required 2 drill holes in the floor. 3.Hole cut out in the panel next to the invertor for direct access to 110V and 12V oulet socket on inverter. The inverter had 2 x 110V socket. 4. As required we plugged into these outlets, including a short extension lead sometimes. 5. This means the system is totally seperate from your house 110V sockets and you never have to worry about the 2 systems shorting out. We ran no problem from this using laptop, fans, keybpoard, charging phones etc whilst boondocking. Even at Lake Mead for 14 days in 100F in the summer. USB sockets 1.Buy ones with 2.1A and 1A outlet on them (Amazon/ebay). make sure they have a mounting back plate as wellUSB socket 2. Remove a 12v light and pull through existing 12v light cable. 3.Join cables to this and then to the usb outlets you fit, having fed the cables back up the light hole to your USB outlet position. 4. Refit light. 5. Suggest also fitting on/off switch next to usb if they have a blue power LED light with them. This stops the glow at night and the small power consumption when in storage. you will find lots of info in the Owners Essential RV Handbook on Amazon This is VERY helpful, and if you have photos you can share of you documenting the process and/or photos after the fact (like now) showing where things are that would be great. I have an electrician friend coming up next week to do some house work, and I've been talking with him about "fixing" this issue with the RV. Feel free to email me at skionic at yahoo dot com
TwistedGray 02/16/21 05:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I'm contemplating buying a Cruise America 23A Thor Majestic. Is the pricing pretty firm to the price listed on their website or did anyone on this form negotiate a better price with them? I see they are baseing their pricing on mileage mostly. Thanks! Yes, their prices are mileage based, and no, there is no wiggle room in the prices.
TwistedGray 02/16/21 05:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

The only thing I could find is when you asked before and fadumpt answered Yeah, I do remember that...thanks. I forgot who responded! The issue that I've unearthed is that I do not have the power/ground access that they have. They noted, "There is a power block and ground block in that space and we tapped in to that." In the 19G, the only electrical under the seat that is accessible is for the water pump, I believe, and the Co2 detector. I don't have main power/ground access.
TwistedGray 02/16/21 05:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Vehicle: (2015) 2017 Majestic 19G Problem: The coach battery only powers the 120v outlets when the RV is connected to shore power or when/if the generator is running. Question: Does anyone know what would have to be done to have it so that I can utilize the coach's battery without being plugged in or having the generator running? If someone has a wiring diagram for this model, that would be great. I am looking into adding a secondary battery bank; however, based on our power requirements I think I could get away with just tapping into the coach's battery for outlet power and recharging the battery when in motion (or using the generator). I do not need constant power from the coach battery, but I would like to tap into it without having to dump $500-750 in battery gear (or running the generator).
TwistedGray 02/13/21 01:34pm Class C Motorhomes
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