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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 03/19/21 11:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Willy1,Welcome to the Forum and the Former Rental Owners Club, I will add you to the list of happy owners, you will be #138 [image]

It sounds like you have got a lot of great mods planned.As for the ladder I have a previous post on it. You can find it Here it may be of help to you.

Might I ask what year you 23A is? This information is also good to add to your signature and your profile,as mine is,it will help when asking questions.

Also did this on come with a window in the door? They were deleted around 2012.

A great help to add pictures to your posts is This Thread, it will walk you thru it and it is very easy.

Again welcome and come on back when you can and show us all those mods and anything you want to share with the other owners of Former Rental Owners or any questions.


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Willy1 wrote:

We purchased a Cruise America Majestic 23A in November. We've only taken one short maiden voyage but have been busy putting on vents, back up camera, awning, tv and fiddling with it. Our next project is a ladder on the back. Anyone do that yet? We've had a couple 'little' issues but nothing big. Oh, did duplicate the window Cruise America on theirs but with our dog.LOVE IT! If I figure out how to post it, I will.


Welcome Willy1, my plans to add a ladder got delayed with my wife wanting to remodel our CA 27G (paint, replace blinds, maybe flooring, maybe counter) all in effort to brighten up the interior. But I see IAMICHABOD all ready sent a link to the ladder info in here. I added a window in my CA door and I recommend doing that 100% if you haven't already, plus it's fairly easy for novices, like me. You can look back through this thread and see pics of my window install. MtnBikeMarty

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Willy1 wrote:

We purchased a Cruise America Majestic 23A in November. We've only taken one short maiden voyage but have been busy putting on vents, back up camera, awning, tv and fiddling with it. Our next project is a ladder on the back. Anyone do that yet? We've had a couple 'little' issues but nothing big. Oh, did duplicate the window Cruise America on theirs but with our dog.LOVE IT! If I figure out how to post it, I will.


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My wife and I are considering buying a Cruise America former rental. We are leaning toward the 19G but have also thought about the 23A. We are new to RVing and will be renting a 19G for a trial run in about a month. We like the 19G for its size, maneuverability, and ease of parking. The major concern I have with that model is the limited size of the fresh, gray, and black tanks. We would like to have the option to do some dry camping, or go to state parks with limited hookups. I'd appreciate any comments or advice about this model, people's experiences with the rather small tank capacities. Thanks.

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We've camper many times in Forest Camp Grounds, fresh water from hand pumps sometimes flowing wells, and pit toilets.

We carried a water bag, and I had rigged a way to hang it above the water inlet/fill port so we could graved fill our fresh water tank. And most places you could leave your gray tank open to drain.

We usually went on a trip on Wed. to see some sites and get a few groceries, and charge the batteries.

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This should be pinned for buyers of Class C's... It answers every single question one might have AND from real people with REAL experiences.

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SFDroz wrote:

My wife and I are considering buying a Cruise America former rental. We are leaning toward the 19G but have also thought about the 23A. We are new to RVing and will be renting a 19G for a trial run in about a month. We like the 19G for its size, maneuverability, and ease of parking. The major concern I have with that model is the limited size of the fresh, gray, and black tanks. We would like to have the option to do some dry camping, or go to state parks with limited hookups. I'd appreciate any comments or advice about this model, people's experiences with the rather small tank capacities. Thanks.


I'm a TT owner, but tank size in relation to dry camping is universal. I had a small 22 footer with a 30 gallon tank and 28 gallon gray watee tank. The weak point is your gray tank. Get over it. Thirty gallons will get two people through a weekend with like four showers, no real conservation. The gray tank as noted is your weak point. We bought one of the smaller portable tanks with wheels and would dump 10 or so gallons of gray water on day three to make it. So, that's my experience. Not too much of a problem but you do have to adjust and lift 80 to a hundred lb's of gray water into the back of your truck...

This IS one of the reasons we went to a bigger TT with a 50 gallon tank AND 48 Gallon Gray tank AND slide out so the (big) dog doesn't have to back up to get around...and we don't have to do a chinese puzzle approach to moving around. I see few trailers that seem to adjust tank sizes according to this phoenomena. You will never fill your black tank so why not make the gray tank bigger in all units. I do see a few that make this adjustment. I give them a thumbs up as I know they were likely designed by someone who had actually camped...

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Keep in mind that the 19G only has one "waste gate" or whatever they're called. In other words, of you dump the black, you dump the gray, and vice versa. You cannot empty just the gray.

With that said, I'd guesstimate you'll get 2-3 days before you reach capacity or near capacity. You can stretch that, conserve.

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With regards to black tanks, our 28a fills the black tank frequently since it's tied to the bathroom sink and we do a lot of hand washing, teeth brushing, etc. We do regularly fill the grey tank and have a "blue boy" in case we need it but it's never been an issue for weekend camping. If I was boondocking for a week or more then the capacities are woefully small for both tanks.

As for the 19g model, why wouldn't anyone just plumb in separate waste valves for each tank? Seems like this would be an easy way to solve some issues.

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Canuck_Hauler wrote:

As for the 19g model, why wouldn't anyone just plumb in separate waste valves for each tank? Seems like this would be an easy way to solve some issues.


For the same reason you cannot use any outlet unless you are either plugged in or running the generator, I suppose ; )

I haven't got under to see how easy, or not, it will/would be.

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