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Finally !!!

After two years of looking for a Class A gasser, we narrowed our choices down to four, then two, and finally to one manufacturer. FOUND IT...BOUGHT IT....PICKING IT UP Tuesday morning. COVID was absolutely no help, but we gotter done. New owners of a 2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA. I just need to get her back to Texas and put some new shoes on it. Really nice shape with only 21k miles. Just had it NRVIA inspected. After 150 plus pages and over 300 photos, she came through with flying colors. Our first motorhome, and after eight years....BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN!! You guys helped us get here. Many thanks!!!! Skip
wjschill 10/16/21 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a RV in another state

Thanks Doug...Good info. We were driving home this morning and was passed by a car in LA, that had a temp tag stated "TAG APPLIED FOR" Things must be easier in Louisiana....LOL Skip
wjschill 10/12/21 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Purchasing a RV in another state

We are in the process of purchasing a Class A from a private seller in Mississippi. I have thirty days from date of purchase to get it registered, here in Texas, where we live. My question is...How or what do I need for license plates to travel back to Texas if the seller wants to keep his? I'm sure someone out there has had the same experience... Please share. Thanks for your responses. Skip
wjschill 10/12/21 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel mileage

OP here. Thanks for all the input. I don't worry about the $$$'s, but the rig I'm looking at buying has a 75 gallon tank. I was just trying to figure out about how far I can get on each tank full. Thanks again...
wjschill 09/20/21 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
Fuel mileage

OK friends. I've read fuel mileage for a 35' gasser with the v-10 Ford engine pulling a 3500 lbs toad will be anywhere from 4 to 9 mpg. This is average traveling, not all level and not all hills. Please share your experiences. Thanks, Skip
wjschill 09/19/21 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering stabilizers

OP here. It's a 2014 Tiffin Open Road 36 LA with the F 53 frame. Thanks for the input.
wjschill 09/17/21 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
Steering stabilizers

Looking at purchasing a 37 foot class A gasser in a few weeks. I read that a front end stabilizer is a good safety add on for front end blowouts, passing big rigs, and cross winds, for better control. What say you guys? And, what's your recommendations on available products? Thanks, Skip
wjschill 09/15/21 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tow dolly brakes

OP here. Thanks for all the input. I'm leaning toward the surge brakes, as they have served me well on my boat trailers. My only concern now is that I'm rapidly approaching 70, and I don't bend as well as I did a few years back. And, we have a fairly new Toyota, and I really don't need the extra cost of trading vehicles for a four wheel down dingy plus braking system. Thanks again...You guys are great! Skip
wjschill 07/18/21 04:25pm Dinghy Towing
tow dolly brakes

For those of you that use a tow dolly, which brake system do you prefer and why. I'm referring to electric vs. surge. I'm about to to pull the trigger on a class A, and will be needing a dolly. Thanks for your replies. Skip
wjschill 07/17/21 08:28am Dinghy Towing
2008 F/W Bounder 34G parts

Hey guys and gals. I'm looking at purchasing a 2008 FW Bounder with the Chevy Vortec 8.1 on the W22 frame. The rig is in really good shape, but I'm concerned about available spare parts. The engine production was stopped in 2009, but not sure about the chasis. Anyone out there that owns one with some advice would be great. Thanks.....Skip
wjschill 02/18/21 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: Braking system required?

OP here....Thanks guys. To set things straight, I've been driving and towing vehicles for over fifty years.(without incident) My dw and I traveled full time for three years towing a 35 foot fiver. I have always been over cautious when it comes to safety. Both my boat trailers were ordered with surge brakes even though the weights were much below the required level here in Texas. Yes, we are looking to purchase a class a mh, and we'll have a toad, at some point. And yes, I will have a braking system for the toad. My original question came to mind when I saw several dp's towing toads as small as the "Smart" cars....not much larger than a golf cart. The tow bars and break-away cables were in place, but I just wondered if they all went the extra mile for the complete setup. Also, I've seen our neighbors from south of the border driving and towing a vehicle, mostly with others in a caravan, headed back home traveling down I-59. I seriously doubt they had the complete set up. So, my question was in general, and I don't need to "sacrifice safety for a few bucks." I have plenty of both. Happy travels to you all....
wjschill 02/10/21 02:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Braking system required?

Just a simple question..... Thanks George.. Take a break, Bumpy
wjschill 02/08/21 07:13pm Dinghy Towing
Braking system required?

Would a dingy that weighs 2600lbs. need a supplemental braking system for Class A towing, with a 5000lb. rating. I know it would be safer, but is there a minimum weight that is acceptable? Thanks
wjschill 02/08/21 10:22am Dinghy Towing
Fiberglass roofs on Winnebago Vista

Hey guys and gals. I'm looking at buying a 2014 Winnebago Vista. The seller sent me photos of the roof, and to my surprise, I see wrinkles. I always assumed it would be a hard cap. Winnebago's spec sheet shows it to be fiberglass. Anyone out there have one of these that can set me straight!!? Thanks
wjschill 02/05/21 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V-10 vs GM Vortec for towing

Thanks Rick Jay. Both units are full body paint, and both in great condition. I'm leaning toward the V-10, just because they quit making the Vortec 8.1 in 2009. I called a parts dept. at a Chevy dealer near by, and they told me that parts may be somewhat hard to get. I really wanted the 8.1 with the Allison, because I have owned seen new, a 2007 Chevy truck with the Duramax and Allison. It's the best truck I've ever owned. Now, I read that Ford is about to discontinue the V-10....Go figure!!
wjschill 02/04/21 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
Window fog

We are still shopping around for a class a. We've looked at or read about several coaches that had to have their windows replaced due to the seal breaking on the insulated type. We've been mostly looking at 2005 thru 2010 models. Was there a mfg flaw during this time frame to cause so many failures? Thanks, Skip
wjschill 02/04/21 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
Ford V-10 vs GM Vortec for towing

I'm looking at two identical coaches, both the same year, model, mileage, and in great condition. Only difference is the color, and one with the Ford V-10, the other, the GM Vortec, with the W 22 chasis. Looks like the GM has a little less HP, but with the Allison tranny. Which would be best for towing a 2800 lb. toad? Thanks for any advice. Skip
wjschill 02/02/21 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower size

Good ideal, Matt. Thanks
wjschill 01/31/21 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
Shower size

We are looking at a 2008 F/W Bounder 34G online at a dealership. I'm looking for the shower size. I looks a bit tight, but photos can fool ya sometimes. I don't see any measurements in the online brochure, and the dealer is closed today. Anyone with this model have this info? Thanks....Skip
wjschill 01/31/21 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Let's beat this horse once again

Thanks guys. We plan to pull the dw's Toyoya Camry. It's front wheel drive, and I'll have to use a dolly, as it can't be towed four wheels down. Also, we live in Texas, and I've heard (I need to investigate) that a vehicle with a gross weight over 31,000lbs requires an upgraded drivers license. Not a CDL, but one specifically for motorhomes. Anyone out there have additional info? I have seen, what seems like some good buys out there on Newmars, Winnebago Venture, and FW Expeditions. I prefer to purchase from an individual, and yes, I will pay for an expert inspection. I've figured and additional $1500 for that. Also, the gassers I sat in, the dog house seems to be a bit of a pain to get around. As with anything, I suppose I can get used to it, but makes me lean toward the older dp's as well. Thanks again.
wjschill 01/21/21 09:51am Class A Motorhomes
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