Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 20
1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 12, 2018, 10:55:46 am
Have to agree Ron.. 50k appears a bit high.  I was given this figure by someone in the motorhome business. I won't say where.  But saying this, it could have been just a sales pitch to get us Class C buyers to feel sorry for them and their high prices. Then of course, is this MSRP pricing, or what that he was talking about?

Last week, while at the RV dealer here, I was surprised at the number of Class C's (ford 450's) that had 110k and up, in big letters on their windshields. I thought, gosh that's high. Are these sale prices?  (Actually, my frugal wife pointed that out to me 1st.)  Smile

One thing nice, and we're blessed, is that here in our good ol USA, we do have many options to choose from. Anyone needing a house which wheels on it, can probably find something that will fit his/her needs.

Denny and Barb

2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 11, 2018, 11:47:24 pm
yeah know of the pricing problem with Class C's.  Problem being, was told, basic cutaway chassis is so expensive. Like $50k was quoted to me from a good source. 50k without any house built on them yet!

Class A's on the other hand, can do much better... My Winnie Intent is, with factory incentives because it is a new model for Winnie this year, is $74.9k. (meaning, probably next year around 89K). Heck of a good deal this year for sure.

Class A's seem to be usually lower dollar for comparable Class C.

Now the Air-Conditioner noise level.  The Intent, is so quiet. It has central air.  I was impressed.

Generator running noise, was noticeable. But one would have to wonder if it was a car next to you running or what.  Again .... soundproofing?

New 6 spd tranny (7 with torque converter) and 30 valve V10 was a selling point.  Extra HP make this unit quick off the line.

So that was my observations....   

Denny and Barb

3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 10, 2018, 10:04:19 am
Thanks Ron; Thanks all. Sure appreciated all of the inputs and hints we have received here. 

Denny and Barb
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 09, 2018, 08:40:20 pm
Tom... am sad to hear that your taking a different Y in the road.   Barb and I are also. We just purchased the new Winnie Intent 26M (just 2 feet longer than our 2350, but has a walk-around-bed and more room. As we get up in age here we find it more and more difficult to work with the corner bed. Other PC options were too long a coach for our style. )

So we will also be leaving our great PC family, which is very sad. I/we have gotten so many hints from this forum.

Thanks all, for your real help and friendship.

Denny and Barb
5  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Snowbirds on: March 07, 2018, 08:32:07 pm
travel from Wisconsin to Arizona... November 1st to April 31st.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 07, 2018, 08:27:55 pm
Barb and myself will be maybe shortly after you.   We are looking at the new Intent Winnie as an option for  our extended stay in a motorhome.   Good health to you guys.   Praying for you  guys....

Denny and Barb
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thetford toss ins (drop ins) on: February 24, 2018, 08:11:14 pm
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV toilet paper on: February 18, 2018, 09:13:24 pm
Barb and I do what we have to do when on a Christian mission trip to a third world country.   Paper goes into a wastebasket. Works for us, and not such a shock when we go on our next mission trip. (Our pump probably loves us for this) Cheer.  Added advantage, is at our aging maturity, keeps an eye on our colon etc.

Denny and Barb
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Watering Gadget on: February 17, 2018, 10:09:57 am
I've been told of these also devices also.  I'm going back to Trojan 6v batteries soon, and would consider a watering device such as these. So hope someone is using one of these products and report back some day. I'm using AGM's at present, and am not happy with them compared to the Trojan 6v golf carts type they replaced. So maybe this summer I will revert back to them.

Denny and Barb
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter chassis question on: February 17, 2018, 10:00:27 am
CKK, probably a wise choice considering your planned ventures, to give you peace of mind.

 Out west here, there are many many miles even betweens gas stations. The fords 55 gal gas drum it carries comes in quite handy in places such as these. The pop-can sized V10 pistons (well, just about that small), has enough power to pull that house behind it plus trailers, or cars, up the Vail Colorado mountain pass, and others, with ease.  And the transmission has engine braking feature, that prevents one from burning out the breaks on the way down. It works very well. As a side note, my brother, a Ford mechanic, has clients that has V10's with over 300-400K miles on them without any engine repairs. They bring them in for oil changes etc.  It's an old proven engine.  Look at Class A's, that are not a Pusher.  What engine do they equip them with. Ford 3 valve V10 (Sadly they can't put the 3 valve in our E Series, because I heard it doesn't fit.  :(  shrug)

The E Series, is not as modern as the F series by a long shot. Ford just has not kept up with modernising its design.designed. But it's comfortable for me, and actually now after some suspension improvements, does drives like an SUV However, doing it over again, I would have opted to go with the E450, which has a stiffer suspension, and maybe I would not have had to touch the suspension.

As far as fuel mileage is concerned... Salesman at PC, said the improved mileage with the Mercedes would probably not pay back the upcharge that it has. 

Just my two cents worth, that I have learned through the years, that gives me peace of mind.

Denny and Barb
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter chassis question on: February 16, 2018, 09:04:54 pm
Folks, we came from a Rialta Winnebago on a VW (volkswagen) Eurovan chassis.  When I did have minor engine problems (Pollution air pump failure due to bad designa), our local VW dealer wouldn't repair the problem. (they would sell me the new air pump at an inflated price however).

My cousin has a Dodge Mercedes Van.  When they were some 2000 miles out here in Phoenix Arizona their Mercedes Turbo died on them. Long story short, Mercedes dealer would not work on the engine because they seen there was an outstanding Dodge recall on their vehicle. They went to the Dodge dealer, and he checked their Vin #,  no, there was no outstanding recalls.  SO..... since he was good at fixing, he fixed his Mercedes Dodge, himself in a Walmart parking lot.

Just my two cents.... Been there done that, so I ordered my PC on a Ford Chassis. Only problem I have had at 60k miles is the seat belt malfunctioned while up in the mountains of Wyoming... Got down to the valley of Laramie and Ford dealer took care of it 100 percent. So just saying... Ford is everywhere.... I love the Engine V!0, Transmission 6 speed especially coming down mountains, and the availability of fuel, and dealerships. If you travel the good Ol USA, one finds themselves in some really remote area?
We do.

So judge your decision accordingly.

Denny and Barb
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The fake leather on my seats and sofa is falling apart on: January 07, 2018, 10:32:21 am
OK, I went with PC, and bought 3 new leather coverings for the two captains, and the Euro recliner.  Did the replacement work myself on the Euro, but had a professional do the captains.  Good choice as Arm Rests were improperly installed, and would not come off. Had to cut the old fabric and the foam, to re-align the plates, so the key hole would allow the armrests to pull out to be removed. Captains were a real pain because old was glued to the foam, (not a good idea), so my guy had to take the new covers, and sew in a hem so the seat portions would work correctly.  Glad this job is done. They look great...

Denny and Barb
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2018 owners here? on: December 26, 2017, 09:18:32 pm
When we picked up our 2012, same issues.  No Final Inspection.   So same problem as what we had. Most major was "Check Engine Light" on the motor. Other issues, we took care of ourselves later.
14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Converting Interior Lighting To Low Power Warm LED Lighting, Very Affordable on: December 13, 2017, 09:45:19 pm
Ron, Just finished converting all of my fixtures. Thankyou for your engineering skills and putting together this info.
I couldn't find the leds or switches as they were off the market by now.
But found what appeared to be similar.
I did maybe almost 4 different configurations. All dependent on its location.
Example... Bathroom I wanted lots of lighting for the MRS's and a possible night light.
Well, the nite light (one string set, of 3 led's) is certainly too much for a night light. So will cut some resistors to fix that.
I did wire each fixture, so it could be reverse engineered. (although, this will not happen as far as I can see)

End result... Yes, as you mentioned, a softer, less obtrusive lighting. And.... cannot forget Dry-Camping batteries will love them.

15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rain Water Leaks into coach. on: December 08, 2017, 09:34:51 pm
please check the cap caulking.  That is where mine leaked down the front windshield.   
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 20