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Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:59:12 AM »
Since a lot of what gets posted are complaints and problems with with an RV, I wanted to start a thread about positive aspects of your RV. Pick out a couple of things you like about it, and tell us the year make and model. I'll   start.

2017 Tiffin Allegro Bus, 40SP.
I love the ride of the Powerglide chassis with the independent front suspension. It's a joy to drive, even at 40' long.  The bath and half floor plan is turning out to be a winner as well. And the king size bed has improved our mornings as we are both sleeping better at night. There is a long list, but these are the things that came to mind first.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 AM »
I love that mine is paid for!
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 08:15:26 AM »
Good to hear, but I am more interested in a thread about features that someone searching about info on RV's could find helpful information.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 08:26:48 AM »
I love the fact that with my Jayco Flight 24' RLSW trailer is small enough that I can maneuver and slip into camp spots that larger rigs have to pass on.

I would hate to be confined only to large commercial RV slots and miss out on the grandeur of National Forest service campgrounds...where long slots are few and far between.

The feature that shines the most is a rear living couch....(recliners even better) rather than the dinette table area, as the only seating option.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:37:54 AM »
We have a 2017 Keystone Hideout 295BHS 5th wheel
  • The shower - a full size shower with multiple shelves, a seat, and sliding glass doors. Much nicer than any tub/shower we've had in prior campers. It's actually bigger than our shower stall at home!
  • Outside storage. In addition to the large front storage typical of all 5th wheels, I have a sizable bin towards the rear for all my leveling blocks, tool box, water hoses, etc.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 08:44:27 AM »
I have a 2017 Shasta Revere 25bh travel trailer.
Love the two opposing slides - gives a huge living area with the kitchen island in between.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 08:46:53 AM »
I love the insulation and heated tanks in our travel trailer. We can comfortably live in 20-25 degree temps when needed to enjoy the glorious fall mountain weather. I also love the big tanks (80 gallon fresh, 80 gallon gray, 40 gallon black, 10 gallon water heater). We can dry camp for a week (including daily showers) with only minimal effort at water conservation.

ETA, this is a trailer with a 24' box, 28.5' tongue to bumper. Small package with solid quality.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 08:47:31 AM »
My 2016 Newmar Ventana 3709 is a nice coach, reasonably responsive in performance, decent fuel mileage (7-9 mpg), reasonably comfortable, the "comfort steer" takes some of the effort out of fighting crosswinds and passing trucks, it seems well built and it's had few problems, although the generator problem I had in January was not nice (under warranty, thankfully).

I love the way the house batteries slide out on a tray that makes it easy to get to each battery -- not all battery slides are this nice. And the chassis batteries came as "maintenance free," the first I've seen on an RV.

It has a fireplace under the TV which we accepted even though we thought we'd rather have extra storage, but it's proved to be a great thing to have when we're plugged in during chilly weather, since it can either supplement the Oasis heat (hydronic) or warm the front part of the coach by itself, if it's not too cold. I probably should mention, though, that the Oasis fans are a bit louder than those in the Aqua Hot we had in the Beaver, though not as bad as typical propane furnace fans.

It includes a front "half bath" which is needed because you can't get to the rear bath when slides are in, but we've found it handy, even when set up for the night (more so than we expected).

And Newmar has offered a chance, both by email and by phone, to comment on the coach and dealer service, especially wanting to know how the dealer has treated us for service (pretty decent).

Later:
Gene (Draggin... below) reminded me that I should mention the MCD shades, not only on the windshield but on all windows -- they're wonderful!
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 09:16:47 AM »
2016 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS
I like maneuvering 33' of motorhome a lot better than 57' of pickup and trailer. We keep ours ready to use, and I generally just have to check the air in the tires and go, rather than the hook-up process we went through before. Having a built-in generator is nice. Other than a few issues with the entertainment systems, and an issue with the furnace, which were all fixed by me with free replacement parts from the manufacturers, we haven't had much problems with our Leprechaun. Oh, I did have to fix the bungee that held the door open. (The door that separates the bedroom/bathroom from the rest of the coach) We have 7500# towing capacity, so when we get set up to pull the Explorer, there won't be a weight issue. The seating is fairly comfortable, but recliners instead of a couch would be nice. The television is directly across from the couch, and is on a lift, so it can be stored out of sight, allowing a nice view out the window. We also don't have to break our necks looking at a tv above the dash, or at an odd angle. The ride is acceptable, but I think I may take it in for alignment to see if it's possible to get it to handle better. It doesn't handle too bad now, I can drive it one-handed with ease if I wanted. I have plenty of storage room, and actually have enough room to overload it even though we have just under 2000# payload available. 
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 09:33:40 AM »
   SargeW,  It's paid for!!! Independent hydraulic slide control. Comfortable to -20 F and colder! Hydraulic disc brakes. Bigfoot autoleveling. 17.5 tires/wheels. Solar (6 batteries/panels). Dual pane windows. New roof (FlexArmor) which should never have to  be worked on again. MorRyde (height adjustable) suspension. Frame, "beefy" enough for towing a boat or heavily loaded utility trailer ( Polaris Ranger and lots of hunting gear). Lots of cabinets/storage. Quality of woodwork. Heavy/quality carpet. Summary: For something you will be pulling down the highway... what's not to like!
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 09:49:12 AM »
Outstanding folks! I knew that there were a lot of satisfied owners out there. We just sometimes forget to say why. Great info for someone thinking about getting into RVing and wondering what there is to like about each kind of RV. Keep it coming!
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 09:50:29 AM »
Quote from: SargeW
... a thread about features that someone searching about info on RV's could find helpful information.

Thanks Marty; It might make a good Library article too.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 10:40:19 AM »
2013 Winnebago Adventurer 37F. We love the bath and a half, opposing slides, MCD Day/Night and Solar shades, a bed that slides up the headboard wall when not in use for more walking room in the bedroom and night tables on both sides of the bed.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 10:55:57 AM »

I like the kitchen counter space, the quality of the coach overall, the king size bed (although we tossed the sleep number, and replaced it with a Denver Mattress RV Supreme Euro Top..EXCELLENT mattress... Highly recommend, by the way) and I really like the size of the shower!
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 10:56:48 AM »
2015 Winnebago Trend   24L

Maneuverable!  Fits anywhere and can stay in my drive all year.
My L-shaped kitchen which has enough counter space along with the flip-up section by the sink.
Permanent bed in the back -- with only 24 feet long is there a "back" ?? --- and the extra lift bed which stays out of the way till needed.
Full bathroom with a "roomy" shower and a squeegee shower door which squeegees off the water as it closes, plus stays out of the way.

My joke is I can reach a can of pop out of the fridge while I'm driving.  Small but efficient and works for me!
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 11:03:04 AM »
Outstanding folks! I knew that there were a lot of satisfied owners out there. We just sometimes forget to say why. Great info for someone thinking about getting into RVing and wondering what there is to like about each kind of RV. Keep it coming!

    Sarge, Be very careful and do lots of brand research.... it can eliminate a lot of heartache and save you thousands of dollars!   Even the best can have problems, but with many, "Problems should be part of the guarantee"!
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 11:23:50 AM »
    Sarge, Be very careful and do lots of brand research.... it can eliminate a lot of heartache and save you thousands of dollars!   Even the best can have problems, but with many, "Problems should be part of the guarantee"!

If you're thinking he's doing research for a new purchase, I think he's got that covered. Marty and Diane jsut bought a new Tiffin Alegro Bus:

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,105423.0.html

 He's just referring to the fact we all "whine and cry" about things gone wrong with or RV's and very few post the good about them. He's getting us to show what we love about our RV's so other's can see.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 11:34:15 AM »
I love mine because it's paid for and there are no slides, levelers, or transfer switches to crap out.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 11:57:27 AM »
I like ours because we can gain access to everything we need (fridge, toilet, bed, cabinet with dogs food, sink for water) while traveling without opening any slides and we have 4 slides. Also we love the walk around queen size bed.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2017, 12:27:25 PM »
I have owned a large class A with all the bells and whistles. I have owned many without all the bells and whistles. I much prefer a rig without all the bells and whistles. Leveling jacks, electric awnings, and stuff like that are just not necessary for me to enjoy RVing. A lot less things to go wrong and to maintain.
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2017, 02:19:24 PM »
Although I have always liked my rig, I love mine now that I have developed the courage to modify many of the original characteristics to what suits me best. For the most part, all the basic pieces I wanted are there, they just either did not operate the way I like them, or were placed in the floor plan in a way not suited for our lifestyle. Sometimes simple things like moving the table and chairs from the slide to the rear of the unit, and moving the recliners in the back to the slide.
  • I really appreciate two opposing slides because that makes the living space feel much larger than it is.
  • The little electric fireplace is perfect to take the chill off the rig as I make coffee in the morning.
  • Everything is accessible when the slides are in, including refrigerator, stove, etc.
  • I appreciate the large open storage spaces - my two 9-foot Hobie inflatable kayaks fit just fine either under the bed, or in the storage compartment.
  • I LOVE that the rig is an ultralight. I tow with a one-ton 6.7L Cummins, and can easily accelerate up the steepest grades. I keep the speed to 60  mph and average 12 mpg, which is only 2-3 mpg less than I get solo around town. I'll always purchase an ultralight from now on.
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2017, 03:16:45 PM »
I have a 2002 Safari Trek 2830 (nearly identical twin to this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqDAGm4LEJ0 ) The thing I love about it most is that it maximizes the living space for 2 adults in a sub 30 ft package so I can fit into a lot of small campgrounds where a big diesel pusher would not fit.  It is also small enough to make traveling without a TOAD somewhat possible.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 03:50:36 PM »
Like everyone else I love my full size shower! And I love that it has a curtain not glass and a HUGE skylight above it through which I can often see the moon when I shower at night. Other things I love:
my full size queen mattress
the laminate wood flooring
HUGE pantry and linen closet
Bluetooth radio with outdoor speakers
Surround sound for the TV
Hidden propane tanks
Large pass through storage underneath with the same laminate flooring, magnetic holds for the doors, and lights.
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 03:55:35 PM »
A big 10-4 SeilerBird.  I forgot about the electric awning.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 05:39:13 PM »
We are serious considering purchasing a new fifth wheel. The new one has a bath and 1/2.  Opposing slides in the living kitchen areas.  Residential fridge w/ inverter.  Has outside kitchen, love to grill so this may go high on the list. 

 These are a few of the upgrades we have done to our current 5'r  that we love and will happen immediately if not already included. 
 # 1  For those of us that have a rinse hose for the toilet, we know how well that works.
 # 2  Adding a good full shut off and a back flow preventer on the hot water side of the shower.....Hated that cold water blast when that valve was shut off was
        turned back on. (Part # for these valves are Camco 23303 1/2" back flow preventer, use on the hot water side and KES K1140B3 Brass shower shut off.                     
        About $20.00 from Amazon.)
 # 3  Valterra Twist on waste valve added at the end of the soil pipe.
 # 4  LED lights in all fixture except for reading lamp over bed.


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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2017, 06:35:13 PM »
I enjoy all of the features in my 2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J. I like the ease of operation of all of the features, such as the Master Panel that has all the information I need to enjoy the motorhome, tank levels, generator, battery status, hot water controls, and water pump controls all at the touch of a button. My tankless water heater is great. I really like the full shower and comfort height commode. The Kitchen area is great for meal prep and the layout is such that all of my kitchen work is done in an area less than a 12 sq ft. The space in the Winnebago Aspect is designed with the end user in mind. I do enjoy this coach.
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2017, 08:12:47 PM »
That's the way folks! Favorite motor homes, and all kinds of towables.  And a wide variety favorited features. 
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2017, 08:54:31 PM »
I love that mine is paid for!

You stole my answer!

The slide outs,bigger shower,more counter space.  2006 Dutchman Denali 29 RL fifth wheel,previously a 2002 Prowler 25 EZ Lite.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2017, 09:05:25 PM »
I like the big living room slide with recliners and rockers, and a corner fireplace and TV.   

Wish they'd put a fireplace in the bedroom !
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2017, 09:08:08 PM »
Great topic Marty.
DW and I are in buy mode right now. Keep the constructive comments coming.
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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2017, 10:14:05 PM »
I'll regress and report what I really loved when we still had our 36' 95 Bounder diesel with no slides.  The cupboards were reachable!  When we moved into our Monaco McKenzie fifth wheel, I couldn't reach the top shelves of the cupboards and I'm 5'8".  I also loved the walk-through bathroom in the Bounder.  When you shut both doors you had all kinds of room to step out of the shower to dry off, dress, sort dirty clothes before laundry trips, etc.  Also loved that we each had a night stand, something Monaco McK design engineers didn't think was essential.  I like to read in bed, so I did!  Gotta love those slides in the McK, though, for the extra living space.  Motorhome design has come a long way since those days, but if you're buying a "vintage" used vehicle, give these things some thought.

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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2017, 10:53:38 PM »
Had a 36' Itasca that was great except when you were living in it for about 3-4 mo per yr. Now a 2009 43' bus, what's not to love about all the room you need! a king size bed, unlimited hot water in a full size shower, plenty of power pulling grades up a mountain pass, a power glide chassis, a real person who answers the phone at the OEM factory when you call with a question, 4 TV's with surround sound, awnings, MCD shades, 4 slides, indoor and outdoor stereos, counter space, storage space in the lower bays, 3 AC units, residential fridge, a perfect floor plan, larger storage tanks, etc, etc, certainly not a starter rig or for everyone but if it fits your lifestyle you won't regret an Allegro bus or anything made by Tiffin! Nothing is perfect but all in all once I found the best floor plan for our needs I have had the best results from a Winnie or Tiffin model.
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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2017, 12:45:30 AM »
Our rig is in the signature. I am a simple type person I suppose...but I really like the solid aluminum wheels and tires! I have owned two other class C's but the wheels were wimpy. Also love the full body paint on our Winnebago. Also stacked washer/dryer and the dishwasher. Feel like a King when we are "camping!"
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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2017, 06:02:26 AM »
We love our TT especially that we have lots of storage space underneath.  Love our bath tub shower.  One thing I would like to have in my next one is an outdoor kitchen.  Or I think
I would! 
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2017, 07:04:44 AM »
nice idea for a thread....

Well coming in after several days of a nor'easter dumping rain ahead of the NE quadrant of Irma coming over making for many inches of rain... NO LEAKS!  at least none that I have found!!!

We like the orientation of the sofa and dinette relative to the large TV (The TV forms the door for some of the cabinets so it's not in the way)
Lots of counter space
more interior cabinet space than we really need
oh, & I like all the good family-time memories in it!

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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2017, 07:20:30 AM »
My wife insisted on a bath and a half floor plan. 2 holes, no waiting, when she was alive and if I ever get a 2.0.
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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2017, 05:15:35 PM »
Our 27' trailer with the rear living floor plan is very well suited for the two of us. It's small enough to get into some tighter spaces, but there is enough room inside so the rare days when we're stuck inside due to weather, we're not right on top of each other.  We have a single slide that has a couch and dinette that both convert  to "beds" if we happen to have some of the grandchildren along. There is lots of storage under the couch for longer items, (broom, mop, hiking sticks, etc) and lots more storage under both dinette benches. It's a fairly light trailer at #6000 loaded so the Tundra pulls it just fine. We've made a number of mods to make it "ours" but nothing major. 
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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2017, 06:01:43 PM »
A great question/topic, but a tough one for me to answer simply ...
  • The 2 opposing slideouts (of 3 total) make the living area feel 'cavernous'.
  • Our remodel to replace one of the sofas with a desk and credenza (thanks to Jerry & Ardra Fitzgerald for the design).
  • The Sleep Number mattress that replaced the OEM mattresss.
  • The dining table and (4) chairs vs a booth (my back doesn't allow me to sit in a booth).
  • The 2x4 custom drawers we added below the hanging clothes in the rear closet.
  • The 8-air bag Roadmaster chassis with the 'floating H' front sub-chassis (no longer available).
  • The 10,000 lb towing capacity.
Marty, maybe we also need a 'wish we had this feature' topic.
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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2017, 06:55:16 PM »
If you start a new wish list topic, I could start it off with "wish I had Marty and Diane's new rig".   :)

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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2017, 08:24:57 PM »
I think that's a great idea Tom! Let's run this one for a few more days,  and then the wish list topic!

Great input folks! I love hearing about all the special things about your rigs!
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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2017, 09:18:39 PM »
Margi triggered me to add my thoughts about the Beaver we had. The 2007 Beaver Patriot Thunder Saratoga 44 (what a long name) is a 45-footer, and in most ways it was great, though we had a few problems (maintenance). Though we didn't care much for the TV that swings-down from the ceiling (it was out of the way when not in use, but awkward seating positions hurt the neck), it had many things we really like. The Aqua Hot, of course, the two stage shocks, air leveling (sure wish I had it now), the nice cabinetry, though some of the burled veneer was starting to peel a little (I'm told that was common) and the excellent ride.

Though it had only a single toilet in a small, separate room, we liked the bath arrangement, as it was a passthrough to the rear bedroom, and had two sinks with lots of cabinets (storage) in the main hall plus one sink in the room with the toilet. It was separated from both the bedroom and from the main living area/galley by pocket (sliding) doors, heavier like in a home (more sound deadening), rather than lightweight like so many RVs.

we sure liked the king-size bed (though the sleep number isn't as comfortable to us as some types) and the full width rear closet, along with the ceiling fan. A really neat feature was the lighting switches, which were basically computer controlled push buttons, that allowed multiple switches (locations) for certain lights (handy), as well as push button dimming (hold it down it dims, then brightens, release when you like it). There also was a master lighting switch which, when held down for four seconds turned off all the lights in the coach. If you held it down for ten seconds it would turn every light in the coach ON (we didn't use that very much).

In the bedroom, there was a light switch panel next to the bed which had a second copy of the master lighting switch (wonderful to be sure ALL lights were off at bedtime), a generator start/stop switch (duplicating the one in the cockpit), and there was a 5" monitor (with switching) to allow you to monitor the Aladdin system (coach monitor, engine and other things, as well as all coach cameras) from the bed, all duplicating what was in the cockpit.

And I absolutely loved the clean, orderly way the electric wiring was done, with labels on every connector, relay, fuse, etc., making it easy to trace wiring and fuses (most were in an external bay under the driver's seat), even red lights to show which fuse was bad. And the lighting modules had their own area in the rear closet. The powered generator slide was also wonderful.

The biggest single drawback was the length which sometimes made it awkward to find a place to stop in some areas (Durango to Pagosa Springs, for example), even in many towns, especially with the toad.

With so much to like, we got rid of it primarily because we wanted to downsize (we still miss a lot of things our Ventana doesn't have). We first looked at Sprinters, before deciding that was TOO small, finally settling on our current Ventana.
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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2017, 11:58:12 PM »
Without question it's the full size 30" sealed burner self cleaning gas range along with the stainless steel residential double kitchen sinks.

We love to cook and entertain and our Siena serves us well!
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« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2017, 05:17:00 AM »
A couple I left out was the residential fridge I installed last year. So nice to keep ice cream frozen and the much larger capacity. The other thing is the washer/dryer combo. I've always said if my DW was given a choice between me or the combo, she's have to think about it for a few seconds.   :o ::) ;D  That always has me thinking and keeps me on my toes. 
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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2017, 11:42:55 AM »
There are many so many things we like about our 5er. Of course most of them were on our must have list when we were shopping or were immediately added after we bought the rig.

We love the opposing slides in living/kitchen area along with our recliners that are directly across from the large screen TV and fireplace. No awkward viewing angles like our last MH. Dinette instead of booth allowing us to put in a custom desk/dinette arrangement. Lots of kitchen cabinets, counter space and residential fridge. Laminate flooring instead of carpet except in the bedroom.

King size bed (made better after we added a sleep number mattress) full size closet and combo washer/dryer! Lots of outside storage and automatic 6 point leveling system. Automatic awning we usually like (doesn't seem as stable as manual in windy conditions).

A couple other things we've added that help us enjoy our RV- DH redid the interior steps up to bath/bedroom due to my arthritis adding a step so they were not so steep. We replaced outside steps with Torklift Revolution Glow Steps. LOVE these!! We get lots of comments on them.

And the biggest addition just 2 weeks ago, we installed 12 solar panels on the roof and have eight 6V battery bank (plus all the other solar necessities). We are still camp hosting for a few more weeks so we have not gotten to try it out yet but we can't wait to get out there and do some boondocking

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« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2017, 04:31:14 PM »
Wow Larry and Vicki, great reviews!  I think several RV'ers really put a lot of thought into their RV's and spend a lot of time and energy in making them even better! I love it!  Keep it up folks!
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« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2017, 05:12:21 PM »
Two things, It's paid for and 2nd the basement A/C. v.s. the roof A/C

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« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2017, 07:22:36 AM »
Two things, It's paid for and 2nd the basement A/C. v.s. the roof A/C

You must have a Winnebago?
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« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2017, 11:59:08 AM »
1. The payments are $0/month
2. It doesn't require winterizing
3. Maintenance & repair cost is zero
4. No tags or insurance to renew
5. No tire age concerns

Oh wait... I don't own an RV any more! I just pay the rent on our summer cottage and no worries!
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« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2017, 04:31:18 PM »

       Gary, I hope you like your location.... it will be a little difficult to change locations!    ;)
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« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2017, 09:42:14 PM »
We have a 27' travel trailer.. our second Cougar and love it.. we have king size bed, Tons of storage, full ceiling to floor closet/pantry, my one item I wanted and got was on the sides of bed, our closets are raised so we have open shelf for glasses, book, etc.. so you can open closet and still not touch items on shelf...
Not bad for our small rv camper...compared to some if yours..
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« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2017, 09:55:47 PM »
It's nice to see that the manufactures are putting some thought into the TT segment of the industry. Our first TT was not that well thought out.
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« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2017, 10:25:45 PM »
You would think after 20+ years I would have this quote thing figured out.  Well ... wrong! 

What I wanted to add to Gary's post about the favorite things we like about our RV is the same as he outlined except for #3.  Since we still own it, the maintenance items go on ... and on ... and on.  Also, in Oregon, we don't have tag expense if we don't move it.  We do have #4, insurance, but it is minimal compared to what we spent in prior RVing years.  Every single RV we have owned from pull trailers to motorhome to 5th wheel has been paid for.  That's how we roll ... or we don't roll at all.
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« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2017, 02:09:13 PM »
One thing I forgot to mention, with no slides and big living area side windows on both sides, I can look back over my shoulders and see the roadway when merging, which is great for those times the the merging angle does not line up with the side mirrors.  It is particularly helpful getting back on a highway merging to the left, such as when pulling out from a rest area that was on the opposite side of a 2 lane highway from ones direction of travel when traveling without a co-pilot.
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« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2017, 04:58:17 PM »
Yes, I have a Winnebago with a basement A/C, You lose one basement compartment, however the cooling efficiency is so much better than two roof A/C. The fact that I wear hearing aids also this makes for less noise.  Winnebago stopped making basement A/C, I think, in 2008, because owner complaints of the loss of storage area.  I can make do with a little less storage in my 36 Ft rig.

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« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2017, 07:46:03 PM »
Actually Winnebago quit using basement AC units due to the introduction of DEF in diesels. 2010 was the last year for basement AC units. Although a few 2011 units still were made with basement AC's as Winnebago had some of the older chassis  still around.  Winnebago went  to roof AC's as the huge new DEF processing unit took up residency where the basement AC used to go. I had 2 Winnebago's, a 2006 and a 2010 both with basement  AC's and no DEF.  I had a 35' unit and the basement AC worked well. If you got up to 40' long and the basement AC's struggled to cool the space. Some owners decided to add a separate front AC in the bedroom, which helped a lot.
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« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2017, 12:32:28 AM »
Well, I never ever thought I'd say this, but I really like my coach with slides. I also like like the ducted air with thermostat controls so the units will cycle. Much less noise when they run in auto. Too bad my DW isn't here to enjoy it too. She would have loved this coach. I have decided to keep it for at least one more year, but the hurricanes sure played havoc on my plans for after Christmas this year. 
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« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2017, 05:00:40 PM »
Since a lot of what gets posted are complaints and problems with with an RV, I wanted to start a thread about positive aspects of your RV. Pick out a couple of things you like about it, and tell us the year make and model.

This is so cool....  What we would change on the RV....  Actually.... wait for it..... Nothing!  After 6yrs of doing stuff, we are happy as heck!  My favorite 'mods'... changing all lights to led, removing door and wall corner to garage, solar suitcase, TV on swing-arm in bay, removing dinette for high back chairs, aircon in bedroom, maxxair fan in main cabin - cheapo but larger fans in loft and bathroom, TV in bedroom, satellite dome, power cord to truckbed & grand daddy of them all.... 220ah battery bank and inverter to run everything sans aircon!  This summer enjoyed the SRX to the max!  :)

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« Reply #59 on: September 26, 2017, 06:12:01 PM »
That's excellent Jim! Isn't great when the perfect RV is the one you already have!
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« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2017, 06:32:30 PM »
I don't have an RV, yet, but I am working up toward becoming an owner of a class A motorhome soon.   In some of the replies, I didn't understand what you were saying. The glossary helped with OEM and camp hosting, but I drew a blank with MCD shades, DEF, DW (although the context makes me think it means "darling wife" or something like that, your spouse?), solar suitcase, and maxxair fan.  In my research I have come across MCD shades, but never really an explanation of them.  Also someone mentioned a dome for cable, I think.  I can google these items, but just a reminder that there are those of us who are reading with great interest what you like about your RVs, but we don't know all the lingo, yet.  And finally, there were a couple of replies that mentioned some great things they liked, but didn't tell what RV they have.  I've enjoyed reading the replies, so far.  Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #61 on: September 26, 2017, 07:34:05 PM »
One of the weird little things that came in my RV (and all Rexhall's ) is the TV in the bedroom is a Motel style TV,  it has an alarm function and it comes on and wakes me the morning.

  I won't change it out to a HD flat screen because I love it.
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« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2017, 07:35:21 PM »
We have a list of acronyms in our forum Library. However, MCD is a brand name, and DEF is diesel exhaust fluid sold at the diesel pump and at truck stop stores. Probably should add DEF to the Glossary.
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« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2017, 07:46:23 PM »
Sorry Sebastian, let me help out. MCD is a company that makes roller window shades for RV's. They can be manual, or some have power lifts in them. There are a few other companies that make them as well, and usually are an upgrade to the mini blinds that come in entry level RV's.  DEF is an abbreviation for diesel exhaust fluid. It is what has been added to diesel engines since 2010. It was added to significantly reduce diesel emissions.

DW can be dear wife, or darling wife, and DH is dear husband. Solar suitcase is a folding solar panel that can be set up in the sun to help charge RV batteries when camping without AC power.  A Maxxair fan is a brand of roof exhaust roof fan put in many different RV's.

A dome usually refers to a satellite dish with a domed cover. They are often put on the roof of RV's to allow reception of satellite TV signal (Direct or Dish).  Cable  is just that, a place to hook up a coax cable at a campground to receive cable TV inside your RV.

I have suggested that the type of RV is listed in each comment, but often the poster has it listed already in their signature at the bottom of the page.  Otherwise, don't  be afraid to chime in and ask!   
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« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2017, 08:57:37 PM »
After upgrading from our 1998 31' Class C without slides, we really like the extra space in the living area. We have the same opposing couch/dinette layout as the old one. Now a person can actually walk by a person sitting on the couch instead of tripping/stepping on their toes! We also have pretty good kitchen counter space now too. The gas/electric hot water tank is cool too.
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« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2017, 06:08:13 AM »
Driving and traveling in it.  As much adventure as the destinations. 8)
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« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2017, 07:05:55 PM »
Thanks so much for explaining some of the unfamiliar words I was seeing in your posts.  Makes more sense now.  This forum is helping me so much as I am doing my first search for an RV.  You should see the pile of unorganized notes I've taken, but they make sense to me.  I did a bit of shopping today and had lots of questions.  MOst of what I'm asking dealers (and owners of RVs that are for sale) are from the things I've read on here.  I'm learning a lot and I'm enjoying it, but I must say I don't look forward to switching sides on here and asking questions about all the things that go wrong with my RV...that will be another education in itself.
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« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2017, 08:11:34 PM »
RVing is not just a passing fancy, done right it is an adventure.  Scary and unsettling, you bet. But once you  immerse yourself in it, it is a passion. At least it has been for me and the DW for the last 20 years.  Slow down, take a few deep breaths and realize that millions of people before you have went through the exact same thing. 
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« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2017, 09:14:15 PM »
In my prior post about my KZ Durango fifth wheel.... still have it but the DW and just today purchased a brand new 378 FB 40' Sierra with a 1 and 1/2 bath. and a lot more.
Tad bit more then we wanted to spend...but hey..a little less for the nursing home.
 
Now the fun begins.  The mods to make really ours.  More shelves in the cabinets.  TP and towel holders, smaller safe(since we have less money).  Have to install rinse hoses on the toilets.  Since our current plan is to keep both for time being, that means one heck of a shopping trip.  I made a list out and priced everything out... Over 3 grand....  The kids always said I was hard to shop for....

Anyway, I fretted over spending this much for the past several months, now that we pulled the trigger I am a lot less stressed and looking forward to bringing our new baby home and getting ready to go to AZ for the winter    This Saturday, the inspection and walkthrough and a weekend shake down at the campground.   Monday morning it's either heading home or back to the dealer for repairs.. But talking to the sales and service staff today, I have to believe we'll be heading home smiling ear to ear.


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« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2017, 09:19:33 PM »
My new to me fifth wheel is a 1998 Travel Supreme. It is a very high quality unit that I picked up for a song since it had sat for a few years and has some problems. What I really love is the fantastic cabinetry throughout. All beautiful solid oak. The hardware (latches, handles, hinges) are all heavy duty high quality. The RV has seen very few road miles and the RV itself has seen very little use so there is virtually no wear on the cabinets. Every single one fits, opens and closes like brand new. No warped wood at all. Reminds me of a Beaver.
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« Reply #70 on: September 28, 2017, 07:32:51 AM »
Beautiful rig Bill! Get us some pics of the inside when you get a chance. 
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« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2017, 07:36:15 AM »
One other thing that I really like on the Bus. I have remote locking storage bay doors again. I had them on a 06' Itasca back when and loved them then. Being able to lock everything at once with the push of a button is terrific. 
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« Reply #72 on: September 28, 2017, 02:19:56 PM »
In my prior post about my KZ Durango fifth wheel.... still have it but the DW and just today purchased a brand new 378

Anyway, I fretted over spending this much for the past several months, now that we pulled the trigger I am a lot less stressed and looking forward to bringing our new baby home and getting ready to go to AZ for the winter    This Saturday, the inspection and walkthrough and a weekend shake down at the campground.   Monday morning it's either heading home or back to the dealer for repairs.. But talking to the sales and service staff today, I have to believe we'll be heading home smiling ear to ear.


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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #73 on: September 29, 2017, 07:55:50 AM »
BIG shower, tankless water heater for those long showers, reclining couch, sliding dinette, TV that hides in the counter, storage up the ying yang, love the heat pumps, solar shades on all the windows, motorized front blind, clear vinyl on the front end, Tow Haul on the tranny, LED lights, plenty of ac outlets, bath and a half, [a must have when we bought the rig], washer and dryer, full wall slide, king size Ideal Rest bed, King Jack antenna and probably a few other items I forgot, but all in all we love this rig.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #74 on: September 29, 2017, 10:37:00 AM »
BIG shower, tankless water heater for those long showers, reclining couch, sliding dinette, TV that hides in the counter, storage up the ying yang, love the heat pumps, solar shades on all the windows, motorized front blind, clear vinyl on the front end, Tow Haul on the tranny, LED lights, plenty of ac outlets, bath and a half, [a must have when we bought the rig], washer and dryer, full wall slide, king size Ideal Rest bed, King Jack antenna and probably a few other items I forgot, but all in all we love this rig.
We have the same floor plan as you only in an Adventurer. Love that floor plan.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #75 on: September 29, 2017, 08:36:18 PM »
Beautiful rig Bill! Get us some pics of the inside when you get a chance.
Bummer.. we were going to do the pre delivery inspection/walk through tomorrow and do a shake down camp, close by over the weekend.   Well too many festivals, cars shows and other thing going on this weekend, so no room for us.  So we rescheduled for monday, isn't it great to be retired!   

More pictures of the interior.



Ordered over $1,300.00 of "STUFF" needed for the rig.  DW spent couple hundred more on sheets, some towels etc. 

I would like some thoughts on cabinets.  Some are narrow and deep, like along side the washer dryer.  I kind of believe that any thing deeper then 1 1/2 times the width is wasted because it's really hard to get to anything in the back.  These are about 6 to 8 inches wide and a good 24" deep.  Any ideas to make this more usable?

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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #76 on: September 29, 2017, 09:31:26 PM »
People said buy used for the first rig so we did. I love mine because it was cheap, it's old school with things like simple dump rods, heavy box frame, solid floor and I'm not worried about drilling holes in it or dragging branches down the side yet it still looks great.  It sat in storage for most of it's life.  I figure when I'm done with it, it will have cost about $60 a month and if we move on to a nicer one I wont make the same mistakes.


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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #77 on: September 30, 2017, 06:07:21 AM »

I would like some thoughts on cabinets.  Some are narrow and deep, like along side the washer dryer.  I kind of believe that any thing deeper then 1 1/2 times the width is wasted because it's really hard to get to anything in the back.  These are about 6 to 8 inches wide and a good 24" deep.  Any ideas to make this more usable?

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Very Nice!
You can get (maybe have to have custom built) pull-out/slide-out shelves for those narrow, deep, spaces.  Ours, in out home kitchen, were built by an Amish carpenter.
I have often thought about having the guy build some for those spaces in our MH.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #78 on: September 30, 2017, 07:17:26 AM »
Nice lookin' rig, Bill.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #79 on: September 30, 2017, 07:52:09 AM »
Phil-t, liked the pull out shelf idea.  I think it would need some kind of box so everything wouldn't move all over while going down the road.

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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #80 on: September 30, 2017, 10:45:24 AM »
Yup, they make them with wire baskets.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #81 on: September 30, 2017, 07:30:17 PM »
For long skinny shelves DW bought 2 baskets that fit one behind the other. The back basket gets things that aren't used very often but it is easy to pull out the basket when you need to.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #82 on: September 30, 2017, 08:28:16 PM »
For long skinny shelves DW bought 2 baskets that fit one behind the other. The back basket gets things that aren't used very often but it is easy to pull out the basket when you need to.
Hummm....

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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #83 on: September 30, 2017, 09:19:01 PM »
We used wire baskets in a previous RV that needed to control items in a pantry. Our current rig has a backing board in the pull out pantry, so a bungee stretched across the front of the shelf keeps the bottles and such on the shelf.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #84 on: October 02, 2017, 01:42:00 PM »
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We LOVE the "Residential size" shower and porcelain toilet.  Also love the heated underbelly for camping when temps are below freezing and the roomy kitchen.  The rear outside shower is very handy since I do lots of outside cooking and I use it for handwashing.  This unit also has LOTS of storage, which is very handy, especially on longer getaways.
My next unit will probably be a fifth wheel toy hauler.  Looking at the Grand Design 350M. Currently I haul my golf cart (or sometimes two) on my truck's flatbed.  The garage area is nicely set up for additional living space, has the washer/dryer hookup and the half bath.  All of which seem to be well liked features.
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #85 on: October 04, 2017, 10:16:55 PM »
Monday, we took delivery of our new Sierra 5th wheel.   Printed out the PD check list from the library.   Read It over several times and had DW read it over.  I gave her a roll of 3M blue masking tape and told her to put a piece of tape on any problem she saw.  Tried my hardest to impress upon her to take her time and forget the "OUR NEW UNIT" emotion.  After two hours we found things inside and outside that needed fixed.  Most were small and they fix them right then. I did wondered if they miss these, what else?  Since the DW was doing the interior, checking all the cabinet, doors, and draws opened and closed, I was checking the mechanical/electrical.  After another 1 1/2 hour of walk through/explanations we felt pretty comfortable with the exception on the front hydraulic stabilizers  were mounted too low.  We were assured by the sales staff that they had hundreds of the out there mounted like that and no one complained.  In my mind I knew that I was going the raise them.   DW also pointed out several other items that were kinda brushes aside.  (From hanging rvforum long enough, I knew that I was just going to have to Fix Sh!t myself.)

So off we went to the campgrounds, after meeting the service manager, who I had hoped he was joking when he said he would keep a time slot open for us.

At the campground, we set up.  Loved the 6 point hydraulic system.  Water good, Power good,  A/C worked, as did the furnace.  Unfortunately, we tried the washer...Would have been nice if when they installed it, they would have turn the water valves on.  Mounted the dryer on top and no way to get to the valves.
Then the DW started pointing out the cabinet door where they use crap wood.  Bitting my lip, I cussed under my breath, why she didn't mark them or say something at the walk through.  Next she pointed the spots all over the ceiling.. She saw them at the dealer but never said anything either.!?!?!?!?!????

Our list kept getting longer,  took it back to the dealer today. I had called service twice yesterday trying to fix stuff.   With 14 items to repair/fix, the Service Manager and I agreed that all this could and should have been checked and handled in the pre-delivery. The Service Manager also saw the front hydraulic legs and wrote them down to raise them.  Accord to him, i wasn't the first that needed them raised. 

Evidently,  dealer prep is a separate department from the service depart.  That explain a lot of the comments  from the new buyer about how bad the new stuff is.           

So we came home without the new unit, we are hopeful that it will ready the first part of the week.   I'm waiting to see how we're treated by the service department before I tell you where we purchased it.   Right now, I would rated the sales staff at a 4 in the 1 to 10 scale.

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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2017, 06:48:30 AM »
Congrats on the new RV!  :)
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #87 on: October 08, 2017, 01:07:43 PM »
 The one I have is a rare offering from American Coach,,,AND IT'S MINE!!>>>D
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Re: Tell us what you love about your current RV!
« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2017, 11:53:24 PM »
What I love about my current RV...

Love that that paid for smell.

The 14 windows that let me see my world, not hide from it.

The cute wittle doggy that lives in it.

1994 Class C Tioga Montara 28 feet

I've been fulltiming in it 24/7 since 2009



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