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Newcomers' Corner / Re: National vs winnebago
« Last post by lifejester on Today at 01:16:00 AM »
too many variables to make an educated choice without tons of data..which floorplan do u prefer.....stored inside vs outside...full paint or decals....age of tires......autofax reports......last time serviced....serviced at dealer....at independent or do it yer selferÖ...how does it drive.... does it pull right or left...drift in the lanes...condition of upholstery...Ö.roof caulking last time done and inspect all....brakes....how long since it has been run fer 2000 miles...etc etc

with all that said.... I give Winnebago a half point edge cause of the extensive resource materials on line, the solid coast to coast dealer network...and this Winnebago specific room on the rv forum....

good luck.....it will take u three purchases to find the rv that is absolutely ideal fer u....

enjoy the ride

shel and ellen
2013 Winnebago sightseer 35g

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Motorhomes / Re: GENERAC N P52 G
« Last post by maddog348 on July 22, 2019, 11:20:37 PM »
Great Answer Frog
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Newcomers' Corner / Newbie Driving Training
« Last post by YLBlues on July 22, 2019, 11:15:47 PM »
Itís been almost two weeks since we took possession of our new home on wheels.  Iím feeling okay about driving it and havenít hit anything (yet).  My wife wanted to learn to drive it, but had/has a healthy dose of fear of the unknown.

We got a name of a company that provides driver training and both took their basic course today.  I was very impressed with the instruction and tips given.  The instructor even queried me about my storage location, angles, entry and space dimensions, etc.  He setup cones to approximate that and guided me on how to park it easier.  I applied that later in the day in real world storage and it worked great.

Best of all, my wife LOVED the training.  She nailed exercises on backing and moving forward to rear wheel pivot points, parallel parked the beast, and drove for about an hour through country back roads and some busy streets with cross traffic.  I was impressed.

This company does training in a number of locations in the US.  I heard about courses at a rally in IN, stops in CO, FL, SC, and a couple others.  They come to you and you train on what you own.  Google RV Basic Training if you are new to this and want some help
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Motorhomes / Re: Slide-out Binding
« Last post by YLBlues on July 22, 2019, 10:58:08 PM »
Update- had an independent service guy look at the slide and he determined that the dealer likely adjusted tension of the slide topper, but canít say if it was before or after failed motor was replaced.  There is too much tension applied, so topper puts tension on the high side, causing the slide to bind.

Dealer has been slow to respond, but sales person is confident they will agree to fix this problem
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General Discussion / Re: Exterior wall separating on new TT
« Last post by IBTripping on July 22, 2019, 10:56:56 PM »
That is not normal and you should demand that it be repaired under warranty. Good luck.
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Motorhomes / Re: Hello everyone...
« Last post by timisw on July 22, 2019, 10:40:10 PM »
This was an excellent video if you needed information about the controller (when you did find it  ::) )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGL4aILZYcY
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Newcomers' Corner / National vs winnebago
« Last post by Cbw4x4 on July 22, 2019, 10:25:33 PM »
Looking to get into a class A rv for the first time.  Looking at a 99 National trade winds or a 00 Winnebago chieftain with 1/2 the miles at the national.  Assuming condition is identical I would be interested in the opinions of these 2 vehicles as a comparison to which is a better vehicle.  Thank you!
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General Discussion / Exterior wall separating on new TT
« Last post by dalamarjj78 on July 22, 2019, 09:47:16 PM »
Good evening. My family purchased a new Avenger ATI travel trailer this weekend. After towing it from the dealership on Saturday and parking it in our storage space we thought everything was fine. But this evening we noticed a section of the exterior wall that's become separated from the corner. I've attached a picture.

I don't know if this happened while we towed it home or if we just missed it during our numerous pre-purchase walk throughs but I'm curious...how difficult of a repair is this going to be? And is this a fairly common issue (I'm really hoping we didn't just invest in a lemon for our first RV).

I plan on calling the dealer tomorrow but is this something we can expect the dealer to cover or will they likely make us pay for the repair since we didn't catch it until after it left the lot?

Thanks!
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If you find one without brakes...I would look into the cost of adding them.

Agree 100%, wouldn't pull even a small trailer without them. Granted, if one was pulling a very small single axle with a 3/4-1 ton pickup perhaps it would be OK, but a small trailer almost always means a small tow vehicle, and in that case you'll want trailer brakes.
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Towing and towables / Re: Another F-150 question - new guy...
« Last post by Gizmo100 on July 22, 2019, 08:35:13 PM »
Welcome to the RV Forum Scott

My thoughts....

It won't be fun to pull on long trips. But the truck can handle the load on local trips, but it will be a handful.

That said....

You will need a WD hitch and it will need to be setup properly. I would also recommend a hitch with built in Anti sway.
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