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RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

One more question on my 28A - I am trying to load up a scooter (350LB) on the hitch - while RV data indicates much higher towing capacity, the hitch showed two different numbers (see pictures below). First the data from Ford - Max GWVR for E450 is 22,000 LB As per labels on 28A - GWVR for unloaded 28A is 14,500 LB Max Cargo Capacity - 3,127LB Lets say liquids are 342LB (as per label) and passengers and other being 1000LB - that leaves almost 1800LB tongue weight remaining (not to mention additional (3000LB+ remaining to get to E450 stated GWVR of 22,000LB). And then the following: First I noticed the stock hitch provided by Cruise America was rated only 200LB tongue weight (see picture below) (Sorry - can't attach picture - will add picture later). However, this picture seems like a sticker stuck by Cruise America on top of official sticker underneath. So I peeled it off and found a 500LB/5000LB hitch manufacturer sticker (see picture below) (Sorry - can't attach picture - will add later). Has anyone else noticed this? Which number should I go by? What is the weight others have towed with stock Cruise America hitch? Just remember how far back you scooter will be from the axle and the lever effect it has increasing the axle weight. You should have no problem as long as you load properly and get weight foreward - we always carried heavy stuff under the table, front bench seats etc and my tools under the front seats etc. No problems with our scooter of 300 lb with out 27G although if left on for overnight stops I did put a 4 x 4 piece of wood extra support under the scooter rack. Weight of 2 people sleeping in the rear at night is extra.
cencerrita 05/21/21 11:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Whelp I may be joining your ranks, if all goes well I will be looking over a Thor Majestic 23A from Cruise America. I am a first timer and am new to owning an RV. These rental models really appealed to us with their simplicity. I felt like it would be a good fit for us with our limited RV'ing knowledge. I did RV as a kid with my parents but now its time for me to do the same with our children. I gotta say thank you guys for all the good information in here. I've been reading over all the posts in here to help calm my nerves. Man buying an RV feels alot like sipping from a fire hose. So much information and opinions. Its hard to weed through it all. Wish me luck, any last minute advice before I hopefully pull the trigger? Yes there is lots of good info here in the forum and many other articles and books around. Just jump in and enjoy. The one good thing we did was to decide to spend out the extra on all the things we wanted for our fit out and comfort at day one. Never regretted buying solar panels and fitting for boondocking in fabulous places. OPaid for themselves with all the money we saved on camp site fees. Great comfortable camp chairs even if they cost more etc! We lived in Spain when we brought our Rv and made it our American home for up to 3 months at a time just flying with walk on bags :) Have a look at the photos on our web site for all the places we went for inspiration.
cencerrita 02/25/21 10:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

*** Power Surge Protection *** I hear a lot of people who encourage buying/using a surge protector when plugged in at campgrounds. Cost ~$200. I suspect that most people do NOT have/use surge protectors, but that is just based on my observations. What I hardly ever hear is people talking about damage to their electrical system due to an electrical surge. So it makes me wonder if it is really a big issue or not. Specifically, as it pertains to Cruise America former rental units....I wonder something... Cruise America sends out 1000s and 1000s of renters every year and NOT ONE of them has a surge protector! Why not? Is it because in reality they aren't needed? Do you think Cruise America has their RVs built with some sort of built-in surge protection?? Do GFCI circuits protect against surges?? Just want to hear the thoughts of other CA formal rental owners... Is there a single Former Rental unit Owner out there who, without using a surge protector, has had a power surge that damaged their RV's electrical system/components? Honestly, I don't even mind buying one and using one for myself. BUT, I often times let others (family/etc) use my Majestics and I know they will either forget to use it, or lose it, etc. Thoughts? -Chris Surge protection is fine BUT you are not protected from "brown outs" which is low voltage. The damage done by undervoltage can be considerable. I brought and fitted a Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C (or EMS-HW50C for 50 A supplies) Not cheap but peace of mind should say the fridge get fried or anything else. I fitted it in our Rv between the shore supply and main panel and this also proteceted me against a generator fault. Surge Protection: 3-Mode / 1,790J / 44,000A. Ratings: 30A / 120V / 3,600W. Includes 14' Data Cable Open Ground, Open Neutral and Reverse Polarity detection and protection, Over/Under voltage Protection, Accidental 240V Protection and A/C Frequency Protection Miswired pedestal indication and surge failure indicator; Time Delay (136 seconds) Remote Scrolling Digital Display scrolls continuously through the power source information One time it picked up that the campsite socket did not have correct earth protection, which the owner then called in an electrician to fix. If you can wire a plug then you can fit this yourself. Just cut the main supply cable going into the main panel and insert this unit :)
cencerrita 02/22/21 11:07am 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
cencerrita 02/14/21 08:59am Class C Motorhomes
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