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RE: Birds nest in AC

OP do it yourself fill in the holes. Epoxy/caulk, price gouging going on out there.
WinMinnie02 07/31/22 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: My problem now - First DP!

19 year old unit your list of problems are minor enjoy Rving. Used IMHO is other people's problems so you did well. I assume you are ready to do your own maintenance.
WinMinnie02 07/31/22 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Decal removal replacement

Is this your original unit or bought used? If used don't sweat it enjoy go RV.
WinMinnie02 07/30/22 04:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Proper outside storage

Parked unit outside no covers except for tires exposed to sunlight. Leave roof vent crack open, run generator monthly with ac on during summer, winter remove excess snow off the roof. 20+ years no issues, replace caulk, clean it, and do maintenance DIY, easy.
WinMinnie02 07/30/22 08:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Fortunately had $ to buy new, IMHO used units are someone's else problems. I know my unit and maintained them myself. No trust in rentals maintaining them, if buying used, IMHO private party is best. I'm guessing that by used you mean a non-rental unit. I'd guess your notion goes double for former rental units. If one is not familiar with the care, feeding and maintenance of a RV then yeah, new is probably better option... at least it used to be. Right now I would not buy new unit period. Since the covid crazy buying and crazy crank em out sloppy factory practices the new ones are essentially junk. As far as former rental... again, sure helps to know what you're looking at... but the folder of rig history of maintenance and repairs is pretty slick and easy to proof by looking at the work done. I've had my former CW rental unit for 7 years now with zero problems beyond the normal maintenance. I'd buy another in a heartbeat... Bottom line one must do what makes them comfy as that is the prime directive for RV ownership!! I have been fortunate my 20 year old Winnebago C still going strong since I like maintaining it myself, love the tools and hobby. You may be correct new motorhomes are not made same quality as 2 decades ago, and yes private parties may not maintain their unit as well. Congrats on your rental unit 7 years with zero problems. Go RV remember to change oil and fluids.:)
WinMinnie02 07/29/22 11:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Awning

Agree with dougrainer buy the awing unit and fabric not just the parts. Just did the same thing for a slide out awning easy to DIY. Does not have to be exact replacement, Dometic was good to me during pandemic, highly recommend them. $ should not be an issue if you can afford the RV, letting someone else do the labor takes time and may do a bad job, I can do it myself within 2 hours.
WinMinnie02 07/29/22 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: County Park Experiences

Good information always use public parks normally are plenty of spots not during Memorial Day, July 4th, and Memorial Day. Always spots available weekdays away from crowds, my unit has own own power and water boon docking is a good option.
WinMinnie02 07/29/22 11:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What kind of deals are out there?

Money talks BS walks!
WinMinnie02 07/29/22 10:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Fortunately had $ to buy new, IMHO used units are someone's else problems. I know my unit and maintained them myself. No trust in rentals maintaining them, if buying used, IMHO private party is best.
WinMinnie02 07/28/22 08:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New battery cost.

Not a bad price for quality batteries, should last a few years. IMHO $125 to $150 is a decent battery don't want to be stuck with bad batteries. Definitely get at least group 27 for motorhome.
WinMinnie02 07/25/22 02:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you think this can be repaired?

OP if you are handy you should be able to bring it back takes time, DIY, don't outsource. Wood, fastener, caulk, foam insulation. Should be a good hobby project. IMHO anyone rving it helps to be handy.
WinMinnie02 07/25/22 02:05pm Truck Campers
RE: We knew it was coming...

IMHO Rving like boats are a luxury not a need. Tent camping is fun for most. Lucky $ to have the same unit for decades love to rv and maintain it as a hobby.
WinMinnie02 07/24/22 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: Onan Running Problems

OP once you fix the generator issue, I always change the oil and air filter on the generator annually - easy task, buy basic hand tools. I also run it monthly for an hour under load and change the oil and air filter annually on the vehicle as well. Class C still going after 20 years.
WinMinnie02 07/23/22 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2022 campgrounds

Campgrounds at state parks normally are not crowded during the weekdays. Stay home or boondocks during big 3, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Have not use private campgrounds last 15 years, even my backyard is nicer than most private campgrounds. IMHO we RV to stay away from crowds.
WinMinnie02 07/23/22 09:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class C RV model recommendations

Winnebago 31C, 1 large slide V10. Not sure the name of current 31C is, name changes since 2002.
WinMinnie02 07/18/22 04:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: In need of opinions, thank you

OP or anyone on this thread who are concern about mpg and gas prices you may not want to RV, perhaps do tenting first before committing. Also when you do buy a motorhome it helps if you are handy since it it a home and a vehicle. After 20 years with the same unit, E450 V10 - it is a great engine - basic fluid and oil change on the vehicle is easy. If you like DIY projects buy good tools and you can fix anything if you buy Ford or MB. I love the smell of oil in the morning.
WinMinnie02 07/16/22 03:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Selling our C -- Two Options

Sell on your own make the time. Good luck with tuition, wonder if someone is using your IRA and 401k's to fund their college tuition needs since you don't want to use it w/o penalties (this is for a different forum).
WinMinnie02 07/15/22 09:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: In need of opinions, thank you

Not sure what you are asking Ford vs MB based on mpg? As a long time RVer again not concern about mpg or fuel price. I prefer power get the Ford V10 and if you are worrying about longevity I have the same unit for 20 years bought new.
WinMinnie02 07/13/22 05:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery issues

I have a 2012 Winnebago Itasca. I bought all new Interstate battery in February, took the coach to Florida for 7 weeks without battery issues. All seven weeks we were plugged into shore power with the chassis batteries switched off, coach batteries on. I dropped my RV off to have some work done on it in June, when I went to start the coach all batteries were dead including the chassis battery. I get home and plug the RV in assuming it will charge the batteries. Three weeks latter the batteries are dead. My questions are as follows: Shouldn’t the batteries be fully charged after being plugged into shore power for that length of time (3 weeks). If when plugged in to shore power, when the RV is not in use, should I shut the coach battery off? If the coach batteries are off, with the batteries charge? Thank you in advance. Buy a Black and Decker battery charger around $75, read the instructions, and charge the battery, very easy. This has happened to me and I was able to charge it especially if it was new. It will take overnight. If it was 5 years old buy a new one.
WinMinnie02 07/13/22 04:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lazy Daze is closed permanently

With the demise of Lazy Daze, it appears that it's going to be very difficult to find new, short length, Class C (with a cab-over bed) motorhomes based on a Ford E450 cutaway chassis with the new V8. I guess I better keep owning, maintaining, and enjoying our non-slide overkill chassis E450-V10-based Itasca 24V Class C! (I refuse to surrender all the offroad fun to the truck rooftop/SUV rooftop/expedition trailer crowd!) I agree maintain your existing unit and enjoy. My old Winnebago bought new still treats me well. Perform maintenance yourself if you can, RVing is a fun hobby. Not sure why a V8 is a good idea, prefer V10, need enough power when needed.
WinMinnie02 07/13/22 03:58pm Class C Motorhomes
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