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RE: Converted 2006 F350 Turbo Diesel Ambulance Motorhome

While I hope the bids go through the roof, or at least cover your reserve, my guesstimate is around $15k-$20k range at best. Currently on EBAY with top bid at $10,100....... interesting to see the final results. And again, hoping you do quite well and my guesstimate is wayyyyy off.
VA-Apraisr 09/26/21 05:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Converted 2006 F350 Turbo Diesel Ambulance Motorhome

Wow..beautiful workmanship for such a small space. Functionally, a lot of drawbacks as mentioned above. With mileage and space limitations, you're going to have a lot of competition with standard RV's priced from $35k to $60k that will easily fit 4-7 people. IMHO this is not the project to invest $$ looking for a return on investment. Value in use comes to mind, and hope you have enjoyed using it yourself. All the best on the resale.
VA-Apraisr 09/19/21 01:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

I had this exact same thing happen and all it was , was the ground wire was corroded. Simply scraping it clean and reattached it and generator ran like normal. Just a thought…….
VA-Apraisr 09/17/21 05:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quality in a class C

Well personally speaking, my 2004 Ford Fourwinds Thor has been very nice now with over 120,000 miles. Original water pump, furnace, refrigerator, generator (although had work done), cabinets, sofa, etc. No leaks and going strong. Just bought another Thor 22E for my cousin and it's a 2016 with zero issues. Maintenance is key and every manufactured unit can have defects. Just gotta inspect, inspect and inspect again before buying and then stay on top of the maintenance!!!
VA-Apraisr 09/08/21 12:03pm Class C Motorhomes
Electric awning......not working?

So, picked up the 2016 Ford Chateau 22E today and super impressed with how it drove, and all features seem fine with exception of the electric awning which I didn't even know it had. Pressing the button and nothing happens. Lightly tapped on the railing outside in case they were slightly jamming but nothing. Anyone have a suggestion since I have zero experience with these electric types? Was going to pull the cover off the motor section up top tomorrow for a quick look around, but any advise is appreciated!!
VA-Apraisr 09/04/21 06:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: When to buy?

Funny, I paid $35k and put $10k into 4x4 for my 2004 Ford E450 back in 2005.....I could sell it easily today for $45k without a doubt (find another 28' RV with 4x4 already installed). Crazy market (just like real estate/vehicles) and agree, when it's time to pull the trigger, pull the dang trigger!! No one is guaranteed another day..... and some bargains can be found. Purchased a 2016 Ford Chateau 22E this week for my cousin with 10k miles on it in excellent shape for $40,000. I researched nationwide and nothing even came close in price.....2 hour inspection and snatched it up!
VA-Apraisr 09/01/21 03:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: House battery recommendations.............

Pnichols: Yep, still have the 4x4 and always will. I have 2-BattleBorn 100amp lithiums with 200watts of solar up top. It has been GREAT leaving TV on all day if I want too and not worrying about using lights/fans/microwave, etc. Yep, even wired microwave directly so I don't have to start the generator. Sooooo worth the $$ if you're boondocking almost all the time like I am!!
VA-Apraisr 09/01/21 03:36pm Class C Motorhomes
House battery recommendations.............

Ok, wanting to put in a reliable, RV house battery in used RV just purchased. Has a single marine/RV type battery you'd get from AutoZone or similar outlet. I have upgraded to BattleBorn Lithiums in my personal RV, but, don't think my cousin who is taking this RV is looking to spend that kind of $$$ since he'll be doing light boondocking and campgrounds. Before asking, I "searched" above using "house battery" and just not getting to direct answers. Thanks for any suggestions!
VA-Apraisr 08/30/21 02:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Ford Chatteau 22e pricing..........

Owner has documented two oil changes in 10k miles, so, couldn't ask for better maintenance unless you're overly cautious like me and change it every 2000 miles! Thanks again for all the info folks.
VA-Apraisr 08/29/21 07:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Ford Chatteau 22e pricing..........

Thanks for the replies! Yes, inspections are vital and know my way around a vehicle well so will be checking every single cabinet/beneath beds/roof/undercarriage/etc for anything odd/wet! Seller already knows we're buying subject to this inspection. My cousin is purchasing since he just retired and wants to do some traveling, so trying to do the best job for him. Price wise, I know it's a bargain price if everything holds up to my flashlight and 2 hours of thorough testing. I still love my 2004 E450 4x4 which is holding up quite well for such an old unit. Lastly, many of these 22e's have the V8 engine....quite glad this one has the almost bullet-proof V10 which I also have in my rig...love the V10!
VA-Apraisr 08/28/21 05:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to Install Fuel Pump & Gas Filter for Onan

Now, that was one GOOD video with step-by-step directions!!! Thanks!
VA-Apraisr 08/27/21 04:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Ford Chatteau 22e pricing..........

Thanks Bob! Meeting owner at 2pm on Sunday to run all systems and road test. Quite impressed with condition/mileage. The appraiser in me searched for comparable units and this is the lowest priced unit nationwide. He only put it on Facebook today. I'm quite familiar with RV's so hoping nothing pops up unexpectedly during my inspection. Appreciate the feedback from you as always!
VA-Apraisr 08/27/21 03:05pm Class C Motorhomes
2016 Ford Chatteau 22e pricing..........

Found a one-owner 2016 22e with 10,900 miles in virtually new condition with V10 engine. Everything works, Onan 4000 with 133 hours, corner bed, circular dining, and only used on weekends by retired minister. Asking $45k and settled on $40k since it has original tires. Top to bottom saw nothing wrong anywhere. Have NOT purchased it just looking for more info. Found same model with equal mileage listed at $69,950!!! Just curious what the "thinkers" have to say!! Let me have it (haha....I know how this board can be sometimes). Thanks for feedback!!
VA-Apraisr 08/27/21 01:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dry as a bone,…again

I was losing ALOT of water flowing out the vent tube and filler pipe while traveling; especially doing a sharp turn at speed and could watch it spilling out the side (some folks thought I was losing gas). To fix this, I put a turn-off valve in the line for the vent tube (used a on/off valve for lawn mower gas line). Also, I shove a piece of old towel into the filler pipe and cap the filler tube while traveling. I used to lose 1/2 my 40 gallons of water during a trip and now, not one drop! I've spent 7 days on the beach dry camping and still had water. Traveling uses a lot of wasted water right out the side of the RV.
VA-Apraisr 05/27/21 01:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: recommendations for class C for overnights at ski resort

Check with Quigley FIRST.....they do NOT convert every RV out there. They have length/width/weight requirements that must be met or they will NOT convert it. Last conversation I had, it had to be 0-5 years old.
VA-Apraisr 04/21/21 03:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: HarvestHost......anyone using it?

Yes, the lack of a real map showing the HH sites prior to joining is really a poor business decision IMHO. We're all grown adults who have $$ to spend on memberships that may benefit us as well as the product being sold (overnighting). But "sight unseen" leaves an empty feeling inside and warning flags galore.
VA-Apraisr 03/08/21 05:20pm Class C Motorhomes
HarvestHost......anyone using it?

Saw ad on Facebook and since I don't travel often, and rarely like staying in the campgrounds, wondering if this might be a good option? Stayed in Wallymart parking lots overnight and it's ok but sometimes quite loud/bright but doable. Free parking overnight on farms, wineries, etc. for an annual fee of $79. Only drawback from literature I saw was the need to arrive before closing time. I guess so they know you're a member and legit. PS: Other than calling a local campground and paying to empty tanks, are there other places that offer this well-needed facility while traveling and boondocking?
VA-Apraisr 03/06/21 07:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mini-split in compartment

Hmmm....cloudy/rainy days don't allow much solar energy for your batteries. As mentioned above, I wouldn't consider boondocking without the option of running a generator to power a/c & heat as well as keeping your battery bank fully charged. What if you have a battery failure? No propane, no generator and you're in for an awful time. I spent 5 days on a deserted island with 40mph winds/rain/clouds and was sooooo thankful for my generator! Weather can change on a dime and your outdoor experience must be able to adapt. Good luck.
VA-Apraisr 03/05/21 02:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Height of class C?

Yep, definitely measure your vehicle! Don't forget, size of tires could increase this height ( I have taller tires for better ground clearance ). Had to make sure of my height when building my RV garage last summer; measure twice to avoid serious damage.
VA-Apraisr 03/05/21 02:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Ford drivers seat........

Yep.......confirmed with SeatShop and that's correct. Looks similar but is wider than standard. Guess I'll just get local upholstery shop to fix the bottom seat for me. Thanks all for the replies!!
VA-Apraisr 03/01/21 02:45pm Class C Motorhomes
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