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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 04/05/21 02:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Racerboy76
Welcome back,Thanks for the post on your experience of buying a Former Rental and the long shake down cruise back home.The things that you encountered and the fixes that were done,that will surely help others I am sure.It is also great to here that Cruise America would pay for the repairs that were needed.

The 25A seems to be one that I haven't heard of,it sounds nice,pictures of that interior would be nice to see.What year is it?

I put a set of Bilstein Shocks on my RV and it made a big improvement to ride and control.Also if you have handling problems one of our members,Harvard,has a lot of links to help in the front alignment.

Here is just one.

As I said before,welcome back and I will put you on the list of Happy Former Rental Owners,you will be #139 [image]

* This post was edited 04/05/21 03:03pm by IAMICHABOD *


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Update - I believe I was wrong. You should be able to empty your gray water tank without emptying your black water tank as they're operated by two separate release valves (Majestic 19G). They have one primary tube (?) that they both connect to for the (waste) water to come out of. So yes, you can open one value without the other (duh)...I just only ever emptied the black then the gray. I was apparently seeing tunnel vision : ) so pardon any confusion, sorry.

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Posted: 04/07/21 07:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks IAMICHABOD!

Here's a couple of pictures I took when I was out working on the Motorhome today.

From cab
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Bathroom
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Toward Cab
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Its 2 feet longer than the 23A and there's a few differences on the outside. One example is the window near the table is not as tall due to the wrap around couch. But for the most part they look the same on the outside. I looked through the link you posted and I that's some great info. I had some of the issues being pushed around by trucks so I plan on taking it in for a alignment and possibly adding in some of the camber adjusters.

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Posted: 04/08/21 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Racerboy76,thanks for the nice pictures.WOW I like that configuration with the wraparound couch and table and nicer things like the vanity in the bathroom,that seems to give more storage and the fridge where it is makes more sense.

It looks like a much better floor plan that I have not seen before as a rental,it looks like a non commercial Thor Chateau 22E, and I don't see any on their website. What Year is it? Maybe this is their newest ones to go on the rental market,I may have to go to the lot near me and check them out.

Again thanks for the pictures and I hope the other members enjoy them too. Have fun this Camping Season!

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My first post after much lurking here.

This post is a great resource, thank you to everyone that has posted. I have read all 152 pages off and on over the span of the last week or so. I was on the fence about purchasing a former CA rental, but these pages have pushed me over the edge. The plan is to purchase a 28A in June or July. We will be going to the Kissimmee Florida CA location mid June to look at their inventory. I have 3 questions I would like input on from the group. #1 - which location does a better job on the refurbishment of their rental units before the sale, the Mesa Arizona location or the Kissimmee Florida location? #2 - financing a used class C with over 100K....where have you folks gotten your financing from? #3 - how much does CA charge for an awning?

TIA for your input.

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I thought all the refurbs were done in AZ now. Did they restart in FL? I know at one point last year they were delivering from AZ to everywhere. I doubt that there's a significant difference in output. The difference is probably between the secondary outlets where they may, or may not, be willing to deal with minor items.
HELOC (if available) is probably the best bet - it's a second home on your tax return. I couldn't find any sensible auto finance with >100K miles.
$980 (in Denver last year - I assume it's the same everywhere). It's "assisted manual" and make sure they demonstrate it to you before you leave. They fitted mine the wrong way up.

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rjm522 wrote:

My first post after much lurking here.

This post is a great resource, thank you to everyone that has posted. I have read all 152 pages off and on over the span of the last week or so. I was on the fence about purchasing a former CA rental, but these pages have pushed me over the edge. The plan is to purchase a 28A in June or July. We will be going to the Kissimmee Florida CA location mid June to look at their inventory. I have 3 questions I would like input on from the group. #1 - which location does a better job on the refurbishment of their rental units before the sale, the Mesa Arizona location or the Kissimmee Florida location? #2 - financing a used class C with over 100K....where have you folks gotten your financing from? #3 - how much does CA charge for an awning?

TIA for your input.


Several Credit Unions finance these type of RVs (over 100k miles). Rates are "reasonable". You can also get it financed through Cruise America (for an easier time), and then refinance it through a credit union for lower rate shortly after.


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Posted: 04/18/21 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Getting ready for our maiden voyage in the new RV. So excited to get on the road. We are planning to drive 1500 miles and just stop when we get tired and need to rest. I70 E almost all the way.
So far everything has checked out on this rig. Had an oil change and general service and everything looked good. I had to clean and water the original NAPA 62 AH batteries so I hope they provide enough power for the trip.
We’ve had some cold weather but finally warmed up for me to dewinterize. Had a hard time getting bleach into the system because there are screens in the water ports. I’m going to have to figure out an easier way to do it. I tried the filter method and the hose method and spilled as much as went in. I could not figure out the hot water bypass because this rig has a waterline shut off and the bypass. Finally found the shutoff and filled the heater and tested it. The “bypass” pump makes unfamiliar noises while it runs. Not sure if it’s normal. But we have water for the trip.
Gassed up, filled propane, and tomorrow’s launch will be here soon!


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Posted: 04/19/21 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

EMD360,it sound like you have all your bases covered.Enjoy that Maiden Trip. Will be looking forward to a report back when you can.

HAVE FUN # 137 !!!!

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Posted: 04/20/21 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IAMICHABOD wrote:

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
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This is how it is mounted at the bottom[image]
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Mounted 14 inches from the edge[image]
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This one is like the one installed


I hope this helps,[emoticon]

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! [emoticon]

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