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

When we picked up our 2015 28a from ca kissimmee, they have us a 30a to 15a (house plug)adapter, 25ft water hose. The sewer hose is basically built-in to the sewer compartment and included (only has the bayonet fitting on one end) and the 25ft 30a power cord is included and bracketed down to the compartment but is removable and there is a standard power port in the compartment. They also give you the book that they give their renters and a paper on winterization. You might be able to get some previous work done (invoices) if you ask (probably ahead of time, Jason at kissimmee had to research it since) Both engines that come with these campers need spark plugs and coils at about 100k miles so try to confirm that it's been done or plan on doing it. Whether doing it yourself or having someone do it, shop around because 8 to 10 coils and plugs adds up... We found a good deal on Denso at rock auto.
fadumpt 02/08/21 10:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Right. There is a power block and ground block in that space and we tapped in to that. Works off of the house battery.
fadumpt 11/28/20 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

In ours we put a 750 watt inverter under the bench with the other electrical and then connected one plug to a surface mount surge protector under the bench and the the other power plug and the USB plug go to surface mount power and USB ports on the passageway side. We put in a battery disconnect key to turn it on and off. It can't handle everything and it doesn't power the other plugs throughout but it is perfect for powering things while going down the road. https://i.imgur.com/lJdcsoAl.png https://i.imgur.com/CTGrrKql.png https://i.imgur.com/RMEcva5l.jpg
fadumpt 11/28/20 07:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

For us, buying from Florida and living in SC... They only have us a temp Florida tag and the paperwork that we needed. Title was mailed to us and we handled everything in our own States's DMV and tax office.
fadumpt 11/18/20 08:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Floridastorm, the 3 month warranty is mainly for powertrain wear and tear but I was able to get vehicle and house issues repaired or replaced. The starter and coils/plugs tune-up was deemed normal maintenance and not covered. I purchased mine in Orlando and they are great but I'd recommend having an inspection done before you pick it up. Get as much done while it's on their lot.
fadumpt 11/11/20 10:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

With the trailer hitch. The sticker on my hitch that is under the 2500lb CA sticker appears to show a tongue weight of 600lbs. The class iii hitches for ford vans on etrailer all say 600lb tongue, 6000lb trailer and if you have weight distribution then it's 800/8000 It would be really nice if someone here actually has a picture of the sticker that is under the 2500lb CA sticker though. The other sticker on mine says 4 winds 5k So there's that too...
fadumpt 11/09/20 08:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Do you have any ideas which upgrades to steering and suspension made the most difference? We already had the steering bits that were bad replaced and an alignment (desperately needed) and added the roadmaster steering shock (I'm thinking I have to adjust it though) The rear antisway seems very thick already but it looks like the front could use replacement. I'd personally love to lower the toilet in the 28a (and of course a 50 gallon grey tank)
fadumpt 10/20/20 08:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

What do they not do with a non refurbished unit? Assume they still have to remove their graphics. I'm guessing they wouldn't repair any issues ounce you pick it up. So you would have to fix everything yourself or pay for the warranty and have to work with them. Seems more worthwhile to let them refurbish it and fix any issues you find. Then just handle anything that comes up later yourself and save the 3700 on the warranty. (Really, you would need both the cab and house warranty to make up for the difference of the lack of refurbishing. Warranty wouldn't cover tires, brakes, alignment etc ... Refurbish makes sure that all of those are a certain 'near new' level or they replace them with new.
fadumpt 10/13/20 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Cruise America normally gives you seat covers for the cab. Call the sales guy and he'll get you in touch with the warranty guy. They'll mail you things you find wrong and bigger things they'll have you go to a shop and they work with them. Most things they will work with you on without question. Anything that is basic maintenance will probably not be approved. In my case, that meant the starter and spark plug/coil tune-up that came up.
fadumpt 09/28/20 08:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

On the tire look for DOT and 4 numbers. Last two numbers are the year and first two is the week in that year. That will give you an idea of age. Also, ask them for new tires and they might replace them. Cruise America has a minimum tire tread depth that they go by so that you get new or close to new tires.
fadumpt 09/19/20 05:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Update on my 2015 28A I added an electrical outlet in the cargo bay to plug in an air compressor. (one of those kind of portable ones with the two little tanks) Added another electrical outlet to the wall in the bedroom adjacent to the bathroom and mounted a TV on the wall. Installed a 750 Watt inverter under the dinette seat with the rest of the electrical. Right now it has a surge protector popping out a hole in the dinette but I'll mount flush mounted power outlets to the dinette for that polished look. Wired up the 4 pin trailer harness and picked up a tow dolly with surge brakes so that the Car and Kayaks can come with us. Installed a Roadmaster RSSC to the steering (that and the alignment helped a lot). It still kind of pulls to the right so we are trying to see if the Ford dealer can find and get the issue repaired under what's left of our 3 month warranty (ends tomorrow) Starter is acting up and the check engine light came on. Cruise America turned down both due to normal maintenance items, so we'll have to handle those. They are shipping some door seals out to us to replace some leaking ones. So far we are loving it and have been on several weekend trips and can actually discuss weekend boondock trips to nearby towns.
fadumpt 09/18/20 02:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

4 years for the coach is just under $2,000 5 years or 100k miles for the engine, transmission and rear axle is just under $1,800 Use your 3 month warranty to its fullest though. They will ship you or provide for repairs for anything you found wrong. So buy when you can do several trips and get as much as possible fixed.
fadumpt 09/12/20 08:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I personally would avoid any rv that has been leaking. You have no idea how much damage the water has caused. Find a dry one and keep up with the maintenance for the cap seals. The other option is to find out if they will completely repair the damage... But you have to be sure they took care of everything. Per the "noise, vibration, and harshness" issue. A lot of this is going to be normal. Think of these as uhaul trucks as opposed to passenger vehicles.
fadumpt 09/07/20 04:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

626OhanaCA, out of curiosity for this thread. Were any of the issues that came up covered by El Monte? How useful is their included warranty?
fadumpt 09/02/20 08:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I haven't experimented with angle yet but I did go with a 130 degree camera. Its looking down at the bumper right now and the bumper looks curved. I'm going to have to play around with a sweet spot to see all of my tow dolly toad as well.
fadumpt 08/11/20 06:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

On the 28a,the furnace is also under the other dinette seat. The cabinet with 2 sets of hinges in the kitchen has the ductwork that goes on to the bathroom and bedroom.
fadumpt 08/11/20 11:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

From my limited experience with, and reading the post on it, my conclusion is that it is great to have on when there is a up/down grade or when towing. In mostly flat highway and the like, having it off seems to let it get better mileage because of more efficient shifting. I will keep an eye on trans temp now though... Overdrive usage could be heating the trans like others have reported.
fadumpt 08/09/20 12:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

With no sticker information and putnam hitch products being closed down (from what I can see) it's probably best to just replace it. All you have to go on with this one is the cruise "liability sticker" and assumptions.
fadumpt 08/08/20 06:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Be careful pulling the sticker, on mine it was going to take both of them off. There was a barcode sticker on the underneath though, so you might have that. For the jack, there should be flat frame railing going from front to back. You should not have to use the axle. https://i.imgur.com/nPgm60Jl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QTvbQ4gl.jpg
fadumpt 08/06/20 04:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Hitch on 2008 Majestic 23A? I was very happy to see the hitch until I took a closer look. This will not carry my motorcycle, Max Tongue Weight 200 lbs. Did anyone upgrade the hitch and what would you recommend? Thanks! Ermin On my 2015, that sticker is over the real sticker. My hitch (per model number and what I can see from under the cruise america sticker) is rated at 6000lbs and 600lb tongue, and 10000lbs and 1000lbs tongue with weight distribution. That should also be the limits of the e450 28a with V10. The capability of yours is probably a little different but should be easy to find. With your tires, look really hard for cracking. The tread might be really good but if you push on the sidewall or tread, you may notice cracking on the rubber. If it looks really bad, consider replacing the tire. If the cracks seem more minor and superficial, you should probably be okay. A bottle jack rated for more weight then the rig's max weight rating will be fine. Harbor freight has a nice 1/2 inch drive breaker bar and you can pick up an impact socket in the right size or they also have a lug nut socket kit that might work. I haven't tried mine yet.
fadumpt 08/05/20 03:16pm Class C Motorhomes
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