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We just about bought a Grand Design and first did some research on quality and found that it is not just GD with issues but most of the 5vrs. Unless one buys the oldie but goodie around 2009 and earlier. Then we looked at pushers and found that they have all the goodies most of the time. But my number one issue is having a trouble free vacation. I am beginning to realize I will be dealing with breakdowns regardless of the make. Seems to me that to get reliable rvs I might be better off getting a pusher. We had a pusher for 2 years and have had all the other types also. Those two years with an older pusher were trouble free and the guy that bought it is having the same experience. If we got one we would be looking at 2005 probably and older...budget 50k Your thoughts??
billy1davis 06/28/20 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

You probably don't have the rear axle capacity to carry that pin weight, even with a dually (2001). The engine will handle it fine. Maybe not at 70mph, but at any reasonable speed. How do I find out ???
billy1davis 06/18/20 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

We are looking very seriously at a 5vr that total GVWR is 15,000 pounds. My dodge dually is 2001 dually. JUst had the tranny completely rebuilt and it has been chipped. Not sure about being able to pull such a load over a mountain pass. Please advise asap??? Thanks so much
billy1davis 06/18/20 10:11am Fifth-Wheels

Anyone have experience with the Adtoria?
billy1davis 06/15/20 07:02am Fifth-Wheels

So why is it that Dutchmen change their model names so often. Like they use to have Denali before Astoria and just a little while before then it was changed again?? We are considering a Astoria
billy1davis 06/14/20 06:21pm General RVing Issues
Older MH mpg with diesel

We are considering a purchase of a 15 to 20 year old MH. I am wondering what the MPG would be. Probably a 30 to 36 foot with or without slides. Driving around 60 mph and just two of us and pulling small lite truck
billy1davis 06/10/20 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: wind

How does this issue compare with a class a gasser and a class c?
billy1davis 06/08/20 12:33pm Class C Motorhomes

Just bought class c motorhome Leperchaun 27foot total. 2019 So driving in wind seems like a much harder job than towing a 5th wheel which we have also owned or a bumper pull. Is this just something I need to get use to ? Of maybe I was just in some real hard wind. WOuld a longer one work better? It does have large sway bars on it front and back
billy1davis 06/07/20 07:08pm Class C Motorhomes
Engine heat

We have 2019 coachman leprechaun.26 ft Have pretty strong heat from engine cover after running a about 1 hour. Didn't ha e this issue when weather was cooler. Only 6500 miles. Any solutions? Engine ford v 10 e450 chassis. Heat guage reads normal...never over. Heats
billy1davis 05/31/20 03:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Class C for the money

Our eyes are on a 27ft Maybe 60 to 71
billy1davis 05/18/20 05:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Class C for the money

I am 72 and we think a class a would be too much to handle. We think also that having a short class c we would not need to pull a toad
billy1davis 05/17/20 07:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Class C for the money

Don't need advice on what to post or expect but thanks any way. I do appreciate the info posted otherwise. Yes we will need sleeping quarters and for just the two of us and most of our usage is travelling. Yes will need a toad.
billy1davis 05/12/20 09:16am Class C Motorhomes
Best Class C for the money

We are looking for the most reliable Class C out there. I have run a search and have digested those results. I am looking especially for those that have had class c's.
billy1davis 05/12/20 08:20am Class C Motorhomes
Folding mattresses

We have a very nice coachman class c. With folding mattress. We need to find a softer one and have had no lick. Anyone find one?
billy1davis 05/09/20 08:29am Class C Motorhomes
Ground clearance

We have a 26ft Coachman which is a perfect fit for us as it is short enough that it is pretty much like just driving a big pickup. However the ground clearance is only about 8 inches. I could increase that by 3 or so inches by putting in a macerate pump and change the pipes to fit the new design which would be nice but is gaining 3 inches or so really worth it?
billy1davis 04/26/20 12:21pm Class C Motorhomes
Sway bars

I have a 2001 dodge dually 3500 We are considering 10 to 12 foot camper with 2 slides. My wifes back doesn't tolerate the sway. So would larger heavy duty sway bars do the trick. Currently have ckass c mtr home with e450 and no away at all L
billy1davis 04/09/20 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: purchase

Those replies were very helpful. Thanks so much.
billy1davis 02/03/20 02:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: purchase

You could replace entry level with the word cheap, but I doubt that would help your RVs esteem any more than being called entry level! But sounds like you know your way around RVs so call yours whatever you wish. I agree... Entry Level is a polite way of saying cheap but it does not change anything. The OP solicited opinions {the primary function of this Forum} but he neglected to ask for only opinions that he agreed with. :h When you look closely at any line of RV's it quickly becomes apparent when they are built primarily to a low end price point, there really is no hiding it. When compared to the better built lines the differences are glaring :C . I could have probably reacted to some of the comments made to my posts better than I did and I apologize for that. But lets all work to preserve this valuable web site and make it a safe place to ask questions. I am sure that none of us like Rudeness or sarcastic remarks. It is not helpful and moves the OP into other directions like what has happened to me. So for those that are not offended by my opinions and have a honest desire to help me .....I would like input from those that have had experiences with Coachman much like what is posted on other boards or groups. Those that have posted helpful comments I really appreciate you!!! I do not have my mind made up and just so it is clear I am not looking for comments and or opinions that sound like they agree with mine.
billy1davis 02/03/20 09:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: purchase

IMHO: Coachmen {much like Thor} = Entry level... they can be a decent value if you find a lightly used {with the inevitable initial bugs worked out, repaired or replaced}, well maintained unit that is priced right but there are lots of choices out there that offer a much higher level of quality. Walk any major RV dealership and the lowest price motorhomes on the lot will always be Coachmen and Thor. As always... Opinions and YMMV. :C IMHO I have been RV'ing for 42 years. there was a time when you could easily tell when a RV was a true quality build. Not so easy any more...yep not even by the name. Example Thor is the builder of ...Airstream. Many many other examples. I have repaired high level high quality rigs such as Safari also known as Monaco and Arctic Fox just to name a few. Often they use the same parts and appliances and floor coverings and furniture as the lowly "entry level." So I am now the kinda of guy that has adopted the motto..."show me." So my quest continues....what kind of experiences regarding quality has anyone had with Coachman Class C?? By the way am I an entry level or is Coachman entry level? It feels a little demeaning. Plus it is a little frustrating to be spending tens of thousands and find out that it is only entry level. How about just dropping the classification.
billy1davis 02/02/20 03:33pm Class C Motorhomes

We have a $500 hold with Genral RV in Utah on a 25 ft Coachman 2019 on Ford 450 chassis with only 6000 miles. I have just reviewed the Pissed Customer web side along with Consumers affairs. There are a ton of negative reviews on Coachman but then again with only one or two exceptions all class c manufacturers have a ton also. So what's a guy to think? Most of the companies have been around along time and have built thousands and thousands. SO is it just part of a numbers game? A certain percentage are going to complain?
billy1davis 02/02/20 09:29am Class C Motorhomes
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