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RE: Looking at a 1998 Rexhall Aerbus 29XL

Low mileage isn’t always bad as long as it’s been started and run on a regular basis. But generally low miles like that means it has probably sat for years at a time without being run. That is very bad for a motorhome. I once bought a 10 year old pickup that had 12,000 miles on it. The owner used it to tow his fifth wheel a few times each summer but would let it sit all winter without being run. That was the worst vehicle I ever owned. Had to fix all kinds of things on it. The repairs all cost more than the original purchase price.
msmith1199 06/11/20 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Odometer

If that’s true that is a lot lower than I thought. But we’ve only taken a few long trips in the last 10 years.
msmith1199 06/10/20 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Odometer

The code worked and got me into diagnostics, but I dont have a menu option for odometer anyplace. I found an owners manual online for the Freightliner MMDC but mine doesn’t have all the screens as the one in the owners manual. The literature said Freightliner came out with it in late 2004. May Motorhome is a 2004 and the LCD readout on mine looks different than the one in the manual. I don’t know if I possibly got an earlier version or what is going on with it. Per the manual in the regular menus you are supposed to be able to read the odometer and the tripometer. I only have the tripometer in the regular menus. Guess I’ll try calling the company that made it unless you have any different ideas? I just checked mine, first Service, then diagnosics, then sender, then scroll down a bunch. Okay, I finally found it. It took a while and I’m not sure how I actually found it, but hopefully I can do it again. I had to switch the Service Menu on the first screen to RAW is what I think it said, then it gave me a different display of menus. I found one that said ODO Diff. The top number shows 38469.9 mi. Then under that is 5262.0 mi. That bottom number matches the current reading on the odometer. So now the only question is do I add 38469,9 to the bottom number to get total miles, or is 38469 the total miles? Based on what I know of past miles at the time the odometer reset, I was guessing I had about 45,000 miles on it. So adding them together gets me close to my estimate.
msmith1199 06/10/20 03:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Odometer

It's a 2005 Freightliner Chassis. My motorhome is a 2004 on a 2003 Chassis. According to info I found Freightliner introduced the MMDC in late 2004. But I definitely have one that looks a lot like he one in the manual I downloaded, except mine is more squared off than the one they show. But the same code worked and a lot of the same menus are there, just not odometer. At least not that I saw. Now that I have your new info I’ll go back tomorrow and take a look at that one screen again.
msmith1199 06/02/20 11:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Odometer

The code worked and got me into diagnostics, but I dont have a menu option for odometer anyplace. I found an owners manual online for the Freightliner MMDC but mine doesn’t have all the screens as the one in the owners manual. The literature said Freightliner came out with it in late 2004. May Motorhome is a 2004 and the LCD readout on mine looks different than the one in the manual. I don’t know if I possibly got an earlier version or what is going on with it. Per the manual in the regular menus you are supposed to be able to read the odometer and the tripometer. I only have the tripometer in the regular menus. Guess I’ll try calling the company that made it unless you have any different ideas? I just checked mine, first Service, then diagnosics, then sender, then scroll down a bunch. I looked through all the menus including the one under sender. What year is your motorhome?
msmith1199 06/02/20 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Odometer

This is a very common problem on Freighliners with the MMDC. If you've got the MMDC, go to the "diagnostics" menu, the password is 8127. Scroll down to an item that says "odometer compare" or something like that. It will show you what what is recorded in the ECU and the IP. Most say Freightliner won't do anything about it. Mine odo dropped to about 62k from 115k a few weeks ago. I'm not going to do anything about it except disclose the real number if/when I sell the coach. The code worked and got me into diagnostics, but I dont have a menu option for odometer anyplace. I found an owners manual online for the Freightliner MMDC but mine doesn’t have all the screens as the one in the owners manual. The literature said Freightliner came out with it in late 2004. May Motorhome is a 2004 and the LCD readout on mine looks different than the one in the manual. I don’t know if I possibly got an earlier version or what is going on with it. Per the manual in the regular menus you are supposed to be able to read the odometer and the tripometer. I only have the tripometer in the regular menus. Guess I’ll try calling the company that made it unless you have any different ideas?
msmith1199 06/02/20 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Odometer

Yeah it happens a lot. Thanks for the code. I’ll give it a try.
msmith1199 06/02/20 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
Freightliner Odometer

I have a Tropical on a Freightliner Chassis. Twice now my odometer has reset to 0 when the main chassis batteries had died. I know there is a way to get the real miles out of the ECM. Has anybody done it and do you know what you have to get to get the true mileage?
msmith1199 06/01/20 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge versus three-way in a Class B or C

Well if you’re running an A/C you’ve got the generator running anyway, so that is not relevant to the question. But the other info is good. What I was really looking for was not a math lesson, but for anybody running a residential fridge in a smaller motorhome and how it’s working for them.
msmith1199 05/25/20 05:22pm Class C Motorhomes
Residential Fridge versus three-way in a Class B or C

I’m looking at getting a Class B+ motorhome and one of the options is a residential electric fridge versus a regular RV propane/Electric one. I’d much rather have a regular residential fridge simply because of fewer parts and way cheaper to repair or replace when that time comes. Cost me $1500 just to replace the cooling unit on my current DP. So the question, the Class B+ comes with two 12 volt house batteries and a 1000 watt inverter. I’ll also get a solar panel and controller on it. I do plan on boondock it quite a bit in the back country in Nevada. Should I have any power issues? If I run the generator a couple of hours a day plus having the solar will that keep the batteries charged? I’ve heard the new residential fridges use very little power, but I’ve only heard of them being installed in bigger Class A’s with lots more battery power.
msmith1199 05/24/20 01:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Viper Class B+

These weren’t spider cracks, the entire piece was completely broken all the way through. I have photos but I don’t remember how to post them on here. I mostly quit using this forum back when they got so heavy handed with the censoring.
msmith1199 05/22/20 11:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Viper Class B+

I wasn’t concerned with the leaks as much as I was on what caused the damage. I’m not looking to buy that one anyway. Not sure how it could have got damaged in three different parts of the back end, without it showing some time of impact point. I told the guy I wouldn’t be worried at all if it was obvious collision damage, but that wasn’t so obvious.
msmith1199 05/15/20 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Viper Class B+

The actual measurements of the 27 foot Nexus Viper is actually 28.5 feet. Like yourself, I have read some serious negative reviews on the Nexus line. Just down the street from the Nexus factory is the Phoenix Cruiser factory. PCs are scaled-down by design to make them more friendly to drive and maneuver. CLICK HERE to watch a You Tube video that compares a Phoenix Cruiser to a similar floor plan of what they refer to as Brand-X. I recognize Brand-X as a Nexus Viper. A lot is nit-picky trivial stuff, but there are some serious matters too. Drove all the way to Salt Lake City and spent the night to look at some Nexus Vipers this morning. They don’t have what I want in stock so if I get one I’ll have to order it, but I wanted to see them in person. I really like them. Lots of really nice storage, a full size queen bed that you can still use with the slide closed, and a decent size bathroom and shower for the size of the motorhome. They seem to be well built but I was looking at one they had in stock and at first noticed the seams around some of the fiberglass parts around the rear bumper had pulled apart. Upon looking further I found the top rear fiberglass cross member completely cracked through and the same on a side cross member. The sales guy seemed pretty honest and he didn’t know what happened to it. That did concern me a little because I could no see any direct impact marks, but it did look like it could have been collision damage. But it was odd that one crack was on the very top, one was on the right side, and the other was lower left around the bumper. I’m not sure what somebody would have run into that did all that, and yet didn’t leave an obvious mark that it hit something. That does worry me a little because it’s also possible it just broke in all those places when the driver hit a bump or something.
msmith1199 05/14/20 08:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Viper Class B+

I don’t seem to have a problem understanding what they mean by Class B+.
msmith1199 05/14/20 08:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Viper Class B+

B+ = Unicorn, Leprechaun, Fairies, honest politician. They don't exist. If it's a coach on a cab chassis, it's a class C, or a Super c. You need to complain to the owners of RV.NET because they have a B+ category.
msmith1199 05/13/20 10:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nexus Viper Class B+

The actual measurements of the 27 foot Nexus Viper is actually 28.5 feet. Like yourself, I have read some serious negative reviews on the Nexus line. Just down the street from the Nexus factory is the Phoenix Cruiser factory. PCs are scaled-down by design to make them more friendly to drive and maneuver. CLICK HERE to watch a You Tube video that compares a Phoenix Cruiser to a similar floor plan of what they refer to as Brand-X. I recognize Brand-X as a Nexus Viper. A lot is nit-picky trivial stuff, but there are some serious matters too. Only problem with the Phoenix’ Cruiser is the price. Yeah, I understand you get what your pay for, but they want almost a much a DP for that. Also they only do factory direct sales don’t they?
msmith1199 05/13/20 10:02pm Class C Motorhomes
Nexus Viper Class B+

Okay, I’ve gone back and forth and now I’m back to looking at a Class B+ on a Ford E-450 Chassis with the Ford V-10. I looked at the sprinter based motorhomes and determined that since I still want the option of bringing the Ford Ranger toad along that the Sprinter chassis just won’t do it since I’d be over the GCVWR. Now I’m looking at the Nexus Viper 27 foot model with the Ford V-10. Looks like it is well built and has everything I was looking for. But, it’s a small company with only 30 employees so they don’t turn out a huge number of motorhomes. I found one RV site that had a few reviews on the RV and most were negative. Now I am an experienced RVer and this will be my third motorhome, so I know it’s routine that people generally only write reviews when they aren’t happy. Anybody on here have any experience with the Nexus Viper motorhomes and have any feedback? Good, bad, or ugly? Although fuel mileage is not a huge issue for me, I’m seeing people all over the place on the MPG of the current V-10 engines. My first motorhome was a Rexhall Airbus 32 foot class A with the V-10 and I’d get 10 with the Jeep toad and 12 without it. I would be very happy if this smaller motorhome got 12. My Rexhall was almost 20 years ago. Any experience with MPG on with the V-10 engine on smaller motorhomes like this?
msmith1199 05/12/20 04:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question on Sprinter based motorhomes

We find the over cab bunk works great for storage. The advantage of having it block the sun while driving is seldom mentioned but certainly easier on the eyes. It probably does rob some fuel efficiency, but then that wasn’t the reason for buying a class c. I’m doing 7 mpg in my Diesel Pusher now, so yeah, I’m not all that concerned with fuel mileage as anything will be better than 7. My main reason for looking at these smaller motorhomes is so I can head out on cross-country trips and not be 55 feet long and 8.5 feet wide like I am now and can actually use the motorhome for sightseeing and getting into cities and parking in places I can’t access now.
msmith1199 04/29/20 11:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question on Sprinter based motorhomes

Holy cow guys, I said over sized items like chairs and golf clubs. I’m not going to be carrying bags of concrete in the overhead bunk.
msmith1199 04/28/20 07:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question on Sprinter based motorhomes

Once again, what type of Winnebago motorhome were you looking at? Besides the Era/Boldt/Revel class Bs, which could easily pull your Ranger, there are only the View/Navion, and Vita/Porto class C models built on 3500 Sprinter cab chassis. I am looking at the Vita and Porto models right now mainly because of the larger over the cab bed. Not that I’ll use it as a bed, but it makes for a great storage area since the outside is limited, especially for over sized items like chairs and golf clubs.
msmith1199 04/28/20 10:41am Class C Motorhomes
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