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RE: THOR Motor Coach

way2roll,glad to put a smile on your face. Re Winnie : it's amazing how often these rv companies change ownership, I can't keep up with it. High end coaches as you mentioned. Our friends own a 45' Newmar Essex , for the 3/4 mil price tag you would think there would be some kind of quality. Honestly, timewise , I think that coach has been back to the mfg for repairs more than in their driveway. FYI, nobody is willing to touch that MH except the mfg. The fuel cost to go back every time is nuts ! People forget we have to earn 2x what we spend. I wonder how many people think of that when they are considering plopping down $100,000 or whatever on a toy .
bobndot 01/21/20 04:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: THOR Motor Coach

Staples and glue. If you want to see how well made an rv is hire a few 6 year old's to run around inside for 30 minutes. Let them use the bed as a trampoline and see how the frame holds up. An experienced 6 year old can rip a flat screen off a wall and burn out slide and awning motors within the allotted time. I was not impressed by Thor products while looking on the lots. Just with people going through them and opening doors and drawers, I saw things start to fall apart before the rv hit the road. Screws and Hinges ripped out and molding ripped off walls was the obvious. These are things that are going to fail once you own it too. Look underneath cabinets to see how they are assembled. Assemblers tend to waste a lot of screws by missing their mark by NOT hitting any support. Usually when you screw a screw into AIR it does not bite, making it kind of useless. But, they keep doing it ! I also found some Thor units plumbed the bathroom sink into the black tank. That would not work for us because we boondock most all of the time. No matter what brand , try to find a dealer that will work with you after the sale of any rv. Don't rely on a salesman knowing the answer, ask the mechanics, that's how learned about the black tank plumbing and slideout problems. No matter what brand you buy: If you buy one on-line at a discount don't expect a dealer to jump for joy when you go there for service. You can forget about a dealer doing anything for you after the warranty. On the other hand: If you buy from a trusted dealer that you know and you pay more for the rv, you offer that dealer some cash in his bank to help you because you have awarded him financial wiggle room and some will do that for you after the warranty hoping you'll come back as a return customer. Some smaller dealers have been known to dig into their own pocket for you after the warranty or during the warranty when the MFG refuses to take action.
bobndot 01/20/20 08:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 vs Pending V8

As long as you have the $ to take the hit if it doesn't perform during it's first year out. I would want to wait to see how this new engine performs in the field. The price of a new MH is not exactly cheap, I would have to wait to establish some kind of track record. Didn't Ford have a bomb with one of their diesels, I think it was the 6.0 ?
bobndot 01/20/20 07:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

Glad you got it to work well. In case I need to install one someday, I have to write it all down otherwise I will forget what the colors mean. :) Someone once said to me "I have to use memory foam insoles so I can remember why I walked into the kitchen".
bobndot 01/16/20 09:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

Good find, thank you for the follow-up.
bobndot 01/16/20 04:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Navion Murphy Bed

I see a lot of rv queen / short queen beds in the width of 60" and a short length of 75" opposed to a regular full size queen at 60x80. I have seen people use a foam filler at the head of the bed and then use a regular set of 60x80 sheets on a 60x75 short queen bed when they have a filler in place. The problem I have found in many rvs like certain Winnebago floorplans and some Airstreams is the bed they use is only 48" to 54" wide and in most cases there is no room to add a foam filler on the sides to make it wider. That's why I shopped for a floorplan with a full size 60W x 80L full time bed . I can buy any replacement full size queen mattress from anywhere if I need to replace it. I use a Serta Deluxe pillowtop at this time and find it very comfortable which is important to those that spend 1/3 of their life in a bed :).
bobndot 01/16/20 03:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

A tech was talking to me about the ABC's of backup cams and I didn't absorb what he was saying because I honestly didn't care. But for this post that info might be worth looking into for someone buying or installing a system . Here is a link for the info. It might be the reason some systems work better than others. CMOS chip vs CCD sensor .
bobndot 01/14/20 12:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

I was always told that metals do interfere with a wireless camera signal. Sometimes mounting the camera off to the side will work but you have to try that without drilling more holes. I found wireless things to be a PIA in general and prefer wired products.
bobndot 01/13/20 04:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fixed: Reverse lights not working

If that rear plug works you could mount a set of LED's to the rear bumper and plug them into that plug, or run a 2nd plug off of it. You will then have a much brighter set of backup lights.
bobndot 01/10/20 06:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Navion Murphy Bed

OK MDK, Tnx for that LTV info and comparison, I had not compared that yet. Another thing that's a must have for us is a full 60x80 queen. Well, 60" wide at least, the 80" L is not as important for us. Some brands say they offer a QB but when you measure them...54" W :? Down the road I was going to look into the LVT Wonder because of the Ford platform. I'm all too familiar with the AMG Benz car and knowing that expense makes me shy away from the Sprinters. I banged my head once and don't want to suffer any more brain damage doing it again. :B
bobndot 01/10/20 02:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fixed: Reverse lights not working

Ford I think has 2 fuses for rev lights, one inside the cab and another under the hood. Check yours to see if that's the case on the 2016 model. One other thing that comes to mind the 7 way trailer plug at the rear. The trailer plug and reverse lights might be a 'T' off a main line . Testing the plug will tell you if the problem is before or after the split to that plug. Just trying to isolate things for you.
bobndot 01/10/20 11:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Navion Murphy Bed

Just my opinion , so often I would see customers come into my friends rv repair shop with slide problems while on vacation. Not being able to use their rig I didn't want to ever be in that position after dishing $100k plus for an rv. An important option for me is to be able to use a slide floorplan 100% with the slide "IN" in case of a malfunction while on the road. RV repair appointments can be a tad hard to come by during the busy rv season. Therefore I try to make life as simple as possible nowadays, one less thing to have to deal with. I would want to be able to use the bed 100% of the time and maybe I'm wrong but it does not appear that this can be done in the Winnie MB floorplan with the additional dinette. Before you sign a contract, I would at least look at the Leisure Travel Van MB non slide floorplan which is easy to use 100% of the time while at the same time, be made while storing it up out of the way as well as having a comfy seating system for tv or reading time as well as a dinette for eating. Its a comfy full size queen with not having to upgrade its mattress. LTV's 'wonder MB' on a Ford Transit or the 'Unity MB' if you prefer the Benz chassis are avl., under 25 ft. Both have full size dry baths.
bobndot 01/10/20 10:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: White-Rogers thermostat issue.........

Does your thermostat have a slide to turn it to 'off' If so , it must 'click' to be 'off'.
bobndot 01/10/20 12:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: DeWalt 20V portable air compressor

DeWalt ? You might have to buy everything else for it to use. Battery, the charger etc. The 12v cord is only 13ft long. It might not reach where it has to reach w/o an ext cord $. It might end up costing double , look into that. I plan to buy a ViAir 400p in the spring. Amazon has them. Other Viair models as well.
bobndot 01/08/20 10:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dinette Cushions

Foam is expensive, plan to do this once, use quality foam that won't break down. Its a pain to do it yourself, I would have it made to order. some rv people have used: Here is some reading to see what others have experienced: these are older threads so the prices are off. Its said to not use more than XL 38 foam otherwise its too hard a foam.
bobndot 01/02/20 08:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black Ice Detectors

Also try very hard to avoid cold / ice situations. In MA ? That's almost as funny as an Iditarod Musher saying that. :B
bobndot 01/02/20 09:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black Ice Detectors

Yes, slow down and let someone else test the road surface in front of you. But, for those that like tech stuff, here you go.
bobndot 12/31/19 08:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Down a truly rough road in my class C?

Chaco, this link has some nice pics about at the 1/2 way mark .
bobndot 12/28/19 01:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Down a truly rough road in my class C?

I have the pleasure to navigate dirt roads and hard packed dirt can be a bit of a challenge when its soaking wet. IMO, mud will be your issue some of the time. My 25 ft rig has slipped sideways at times due to the crown in the road. The road I travel is 2 miles each way, it helps a lot if you can remember what you forgot to buy while out at the store so you don't have to make the dirt-path trip '4x' a day. :S :)
bobndot 12/27/19 12:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago 22r Non-Powered Roof vent

As it appears on amazon its $15.20. Surprisingly its less expensive from CW but factor in shipping to your location to know for sure.
bobndot 12/26/19 07:21am Class C Motorhomes
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