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

Got the right hand side of the 28a just about done. Once we get the final positioning of the table (folded down in this picture) sorted out then we finish the electrics and the dinette goes and is replaced by work area and cupboards. Oh - and the wine rack :-) Hi Eldel - if you could provide some details and links for where did you get those chairs; I would really appreciate it. This would be the mod I would love to do (i.e., get rid of that couch and replace with two swiveling chairs). Thanks in advance.
quasimatter 06/04/21 09:37am Class C Motorhomes
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?
quasimatter 05/21/21 09:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Thanks IAMICHABOD. @booner - thanks for the followup - I have not yet bought/installed them; one of the upcoming project. Between shocks/dampener and Hellwig front/rear stabilizers - this looks to be a big ticket project in parts alone! @gotsmart - thanks for suggestion. $399 price for Safe-T-Plus (vs. $115 for Bilstein dampener) feels scary but from reviews seems worth it.
quasimatter 05/16/21 12:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

All new Bilstein HD shocks, Front steering stabilizer, Front and rear Anti sway bars, Front and rear Sumo springs airless air bags, Hi Majestic31 (or Booner or anyone else) - could you link the Bilstein Shock and steering stabilizer you purchased? I could not find E450 Shock/stabilizers (for CA 28A Majestic) on Amazon. Thanks in advance. Edit: Answering my own question for others in future: Steering Stabilizer on Amazon $115 Rear Shocks part number 33-176840 as per Bilstein (08-16 E450 motorhomes) Front shocks - Part number 33-187563 as per Bilsteing (08-16 E450 Motorhomes) I have linked to Amazon but can be bought cheaper elsewhere.
quasimatter 05/11/21 12:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lifting my class C

I recently put HD Bilstein shock all the way around my motor home along with a steering stabilizer. I purchased them from Amazon; the shocks were around $90 each and the stabilizer $115. It greatly improved the handling. I put the stabilizer on myself; it was simple to do and the factory stabilizer was well past worn out. If your going to tow something, you'll want a good handling rig. Also, I'm wondering if you lifted the rear end of your MH, if that would change the caster on your front wheels either for better or worse as far as handling goes? If you still are running on the factory shocks and stabilizer, it's probably time for a change anyway. Hi Booner (or anyone else) - could you link the Bilstein Shock and steering stabilizer you purchased? I could not find E450 Shock/stabilizers (for CA 28A Majestic) on Amazon. Edit: Answering my own question for others in future: Steering Stabilizer on Amazon $115 Rear Shocks part number 33-176840 as per Bilstein (08-16 E450 motorhomes) Front shocks - Part number 33-187563 as per Bilsteing (08-16 E450 Motorhomes) I have linked to Amazon but can be bought cheaper elsewhere.
quasimatter 05/11/21 12:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Thanks both IAMICHABOD and MtnBikeMarty - That door window is definitely on my upgrade list now. Gotta figure out something about that rear-window! Also, thanks for the info on door locks - I did follow up with couple of companies selling keyless lock on Amazon (for coach) - they confirmed that they do NOT make replacement lock for 28A Majestic. Turns out 28A has odd size door lock opening - 7"h 4.25" w. If anyone has found a solution (or a manufacturer who makes keyless lock for 28A ) let me know!
quasimatter 04/21/21 03:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

One more question - has anyone gotten door locks (both to the coach and also driver/passenger doors) replaced with remote/keyless entry??
quasimatter 04/20/21 04:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I thought that if some of you that follow this thread may have missed a post that I made on a Majestic 28A that a family member just bought that had a ladder on it,this may help if you decide you want put one on. Here are the pictures that I have of the ladder on his 28A https://i.imgur.com/Vzal4sPl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. This is how it is mounted at the bottomhttps://i.imgur.com/HvkykvAl.jpg height=220 https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Mounted 14 inches from the edgehttps://i.imgur.com/8YvbQtwl.jpg height=220 https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. This one is like the one installed I hope this helps,:B I hope all you Former Rental Owners are having a great camping season,I know that mine has been outstanding. Hi IAMICHABOD - thanks for link to this from 2018.. This looks different than 28A that I have - mine does not have a rear-window. Indeed - I was wondering if it is possible to add a rear window just above the bed! Is this a different version of 28A or did someone add a window! :)
quasimatter 04/20/21 02:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Trying to replace standard AGM battery (which is dead) with LiFePO4 battery on my CA Majestic 28A. Anyone know the location of alternator diode/solenoid so I can simply disconnect it (or put in a current limiter or a switch)??? I looked at this and heard from multiple people (who I'm sure know more than I) to put a proper charge controller in. The LiFePO4s are expensive things to blow up by overcharging. I looked at it some more and decided to get the local shop to put one in as part of a solar install. I have a solar charge controller installed already. But this it seems requires a DC-DC charge controller (another $200 or so). Just wondering if I can simply disconnect alternator to house battery charging mechanism for now.
quasimatter 02/16/21 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Trying to replace standard AGM battery (which is dead) with LiFePO4 battery on my CA Majestic 28A. Anyone know the location of alternator diode/solenoid so I can simply disconnect it (or put in a current limiter or a switch)???
quasimatter 02/14/21 09:24pm 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). I have connected three 12V (cigarette lighter) outlets along with USB outlets in my 28a - you can plug in any inventor into those and as long as you do not exceed the wattage (try not to run too much from it - max limit is 120W of a standard 12V lighter outlet); you will have 120V outlet. I would use it only for things like charging computer or low wattage devices. Here is the link to 12V outlet I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DTCQKDB You can splice into any LED light cable and in fact install this right next to it. I put one each over the dinette seat and one over the back bed. Used it with 12V heater blankets (~36W) and they worked perfect (no need to heat up the entire camper all night). (For those curious - I bought these blankets - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/stalwart-electric-car-blanket-heated-12v-polar-fleece-travel-throw-for-car-truck-rv-great-for-tailgating-emergency-kits-black-white-plaid/6425651.p?skuId=6425651) Here is an example or inverter (no idea how good it is - I just did a search on Amazon - but there are many you can choose from on Amazon or any other store. https://www.amazon.com/BESTEK-Inverter-Converter-Adapter-Thinner/dp/B07DVXNSDH Now if you want to run the microwave - you would need a massive battery and a direct battery connected inverter. :)
quasimatter 02/14/21 09:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I looked at whether or not reinforcement was needed. I AM NOT AN EXPERT, but to me it looked to be well secured to the RV. You will need to judge for yourself. I did have another RV a couple of years ago and on that one I added some metal plumber strapping. Like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-3-4-in-x-25-ft-28-Gauge-Galvanized-Pipe-Hanger-Strap-33530/301505501?MERCH=REC-_-searchViewed-_-NA-_-301505501-_-N& It made me feel better even though it was probably an overkill. Chris This is an awesome idea and easily implemented. Thanks!!
quasimatter 01/07/21 06:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

When installing a 2nd battery: I'm surprised that the 28as only have one coach battery. Adding a 2nd battery to double capacity seemed like a no-brainer. I put it in the small, otherwise pretty useless compartment on the driver's side near the rear (this is on a 28a Majestic). I drilled holes for ventilation in the compartment. I purchased these 20' long super heavy duty jumper cables and then I cut off the ends and crimped on some connectors. I ran the cables under the coach and it was pretty easy to zip-tie it up along the way. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FZWBKNZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (~$35 which was a cheap solution for thick wires). and this crimper: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V6V7XZC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and these connectors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083QC122B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I also used one of these trays ($9) that I bolted down so I could strap the battery in place: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3ALEQM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 -Chris Hi Chris - a quick question on above 2nd battery installation. I think the second rear compartment on driver side is ideal for second battery. However, I was wondering if you re-enforced it with something as it seems to be plastic. Would it hold weight of the battery (especially going over bumpy roads)? Anyone else have done a second battery in 28A? What location did you use to put battery?
quasimatter 01/05/21 12:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

:B The subject comes up quite often here On The Forum WOW - thanks for the link. Some of the horror stories about Fuel Pump issues with E-450s and how expensive it is to getting it replaced (needing to drop the tank etc). If that metal plate/housing indeed to be able to access fuel pump (which seems to go bad regularly on Ford E-450s based on forum links), and given the location of fuel tank right below it - I am 99% sure not that plate opens up over the fuel tank; that would be awesome. It would make a difference between $1500 job or buying a pump yourself for under $100 and replacing it through that opening! My respect for CA Majestic build has gone higher after reading this. Despite the ugly black plate (we put a rug over it anyway) - reading from other RV owners wanting to cut up the floor to be able to access the fuel pump from the top make me think this is a neat idea and a great foresight of the builder.
quasimatter 12/13/20 10:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Got Dust? Since I purchased my former rental, I spend a lot of time on this and other forums trying to learn from others; what problems they have and how they fixed them. I've come to the conclusion that I did the right thing in buying my first RV from CA. Reading the problems buyers have had with their "factory new" motorhomes, people who've spent 3 times what I spent and still have major issues with their new motorhome, only confirms that my decision was the right one. Thanks for the details and ideas to seal the unit. I also see a big opening next to tire well for the black tank connector (I can see two heating ducts going through same space - one for bedroom and one for bathroom). Would look into sealing that. I also think it was a good idea to buy CA rental - despite miles, it seems like a solid unit designed in such a way that not much would break. BTW - what are the other forums you recommend?
quasimatter 12/13/20 09:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Looking at the picture there seems to be screws in the lower plate,maybe unscrew them and look under it.Inquiring minds want to know...:B I tried already - couple of screws refused to budge and head got damaged. Also the plate it holds seem to be sealed underneath with some black rubber like material - so decided to leave it as it is. But looks like on should be able to store something in there!
quasimatter 12/13/20 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Thanks Chris for the above answers - Makes sense - I will plan on getting 2 identical batteries. Another quick question for Majestic 28A owners, What is the compartment in front of Master Bed - It is solid metal box with metal cover screwed on with special pin-in Hex screws. I opened it up and voila - there is nothing in there. Was it supposed to house something? Attaching a picture. https://i.postimg.cc/xX4q5x4b/20201210-144657.jpg As you can see - there is another metal box inside with sides open (nothing inside that either). Maybe it used to house something which was removed (or an option that was not installed)? It looks a bit odd being right at the foot of the bed and also just being big metal plate which does not match other flooring. PS: Is there a forum anywhere that is specific to Majestic (or even 28A)?
quasimatter 12/11/20 09:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

But when I need batteries from time to time, I have been buying from Walmart. You can get what appear to be pretty good 29Ds for less than $100 each which seems like a good value. -Chris Quick question - If I want to add a second battery - do I need to replace them both (i.e., get matching ones?) (Current one is 100AH and seems OK - the Walmart one is 85AH - is it OK to connect two different capacity batteries in parallel?).
quasimatter 12/08/20 12:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I used to be a little intimidated with the thought of adding solar. I wasn't sure about putting holes in my roof. I also wasn't sure about how to run the wiring. I asked my RV mechanic once how he would do it and he said they usually route the wires down through the refrigerator exhaust vent. Recently I did a refrigerator repair (replaced the cooling unit) and when I had the refrigerator out I saw how easy it would be to route the wires. Solar will be a project very soon. I already purchased a 200w WindyNation system. I've got 200AH bank and an Aili monitor which has proven to be a great monitor so far. -Chris Solar was relatively easy for me - though instead of hard-wired version, I went with quick connect/disconnect foldable panels. I store my RV under cover so panels need to be outside. I think it is better setup that way - I put them up when/where needed and then fold them up and put them in the back storage.
quasimatter 12/07/20 11:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Hope that's helpful to someone. I enjoy helping others, so if you have any questions feel free to PM me or post them here. -Chris Thanks Chris - It DEFINITELY did help. I have put all items on my list on Amazon and will tackle them one by one (though I already did the USB, TV and RearCamera (wired one)). I will certainly install Aili and additional battery as per your instructions. Just trying to decide to stick with AGM or jump to Lithium.
quasimatter 12/07/20 11:53pm Class C Motorhomes
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