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RE: Horrible customer service

Not defending GS, but there is a pandemic going on. Employees are likely working all remote and the workforce has been reduced. I've seen an impact to service times in every business I've dealt with.
way2roll 07/09/20 05:09am Beginning RVing
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

One thing I noticed, the 2 trucks I like are 156" (6.75' bed). Is that a problem towing a FW or do I need to look for an 8' bed? I know they make slider hitches and a lot of the newer FW's have short bed friendly noses.
way2roll 07/08/20 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So I stumbled upon a dealership within a day's drive that has quite a few of these trucks. 6 - F350's and 5- 250's. I am planning on going this weekend. Specifically these are the one's I plan on checking out. The blue 2015 has a cleaner service record and lower miles but the silver is a 2016 but has slightly more miles. 2015 blue 2016 silver All f350 Any thoughts on these? I really appreciate everyone's help. The only truck I have ever owned is my 2007 f150 5.4 and while not trouble free, I've kept her going for 13 years and 250k miles. So I am really out of the loop on truck shopping and need all the help I can get. Thanks all, you guys are the best.
way2roll 07/08/20 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Thanks for the responses. I am going back to my other thread to distill some thoughts on a few more f350's I found and plan to look at this weekend.
way2roll 07/08/20 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Remember everything is relative - the HDT guys with ISXs and DD15s lugging up grades @ 1250rpm would say the little 1 ton diesels "screaming their heads off" at 2600 rpm is not relaxed enough... Yep! And the drivers of the big ships would think anything over 102 RPM is screaming. It's all relative. The OP now looking at a 100kmi+ Ford 6.7, I suggest looking for an extended warranty with the sale (Ford certified or other) on those engines, and price in what an injector replacement runs. Can you add more detail? Are they prone to needing replacement at a certain mileage? What's the relative cost? Do I need an extended warranty? Been doing a lot of research and can't seem to find a lot of common issues. I have had my F150 5.4 for 14 years and 250k miles. It's had it's share of issues, especially with the plugs and coil packs, but I can sort that out on my own. I don't know much about diesels. Is the 6.7l problematic? I've asked a few fiends who were former ford dealers and they didn't mention anything about it. I don't want to infer but your advice is sort of vague. And I am not looking at 100k + trucks, I am looking under 100k. A few I am looking at this weekend are about 60-70k miles. Not a lot on a 2015 and 2016. From what I can tell, most of the turbo issues were fixed with an upgraded turbo from 2015 on. All things considered they seem to be very reliable engine for hundreds of thousands of miles.
way2roll 07/07/20 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaving tow bar connected to MH

I always store it in the garage. Like anything, prolonged exposure to elements will shorten it's life. By how much, I have no idea. But I paid way too much for my ready elite bars to let them sit outside. Nevermind they might grow legs and walk off. Even when camped I put them in a bin. I have been accused of being fairly meticulous though.
way2roll 07/07/20 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

I am glad you decided to pass om that truck as its gone now... I traded my "15" Lariat-350-6.7 set up to tow with 58k on the clock and they had it listed for $44k ( gave me $41K ) .. They got the truck and were forced to close due to the pandemic 3 days later... once they reopened it was gone within 1 week. Yeah, they don't stick around long. You really have to jump on them.
way2roll 07/07/20 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Entegra warranty Are you kidding me/

The original Entegra DPs (Aspires, Anthems, Cornerstones) are quality products. Since Thor purchase, not sure about the "newer" lower end units. Are they dressed up Thor units with the Entegra sticker? I don't understand the logic of people that think this. Thor Purchased Jayco. That's all Thor does. They are a Holding company. They find what they consider Good RV related companies and buy them. They do NOT change the production or sub Culture of the companies they buy. The reason they bought them is because of the management. They are NOT interested in turning around poor run companies. Doug (works for a Jayco and Airstream dealer(Thor owned also) as a Service tech) While I agree with most of your posts, I have to disagree on this one. Since Thor's purchase of Entegra they are producing an entry level gasser that is a far cry from the higher end products Entegra is known for.
way2roll 07/07/20 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

Appreciate all the feedback. I'm going to pass on this one. If it were closer I'd check it out but lots of red flags to drive 4 hours just to look at it. Back to my search.
way2roll 07/07/20 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So the ad says one owner on car Gurus, but the Carfax says it has had 4 owners. The first 2 were commercial in Quebec and tallied up all the mileage. The 3rd owner was a consumer in Quebec - or some kind of auction dealer, and then a dealer here in VA - I assume traded at auction from Canada to Va. Is that something to be concerned about? Read an article about this not long ago, because of the very favorable exchange rate, wholesale buyers in the US buy vehciles in Canada and export them to the US. Even with the costs of exporting and converting the odometer and speedometer to miles from kilometers, it is profitable. That is not a vehicle I would buy. I prefer to purchase a factory certified (not some hokey dealer certification) with the extended factory warranty the certified vehicle provides. There are two limitations I see, First is the four previous owners, that is a lot for a 5 year old truck with 60k moles. Second is the 11,300# GVWR a bit limiting for 5er. The mileage is almost solely from the first owner. Subsequent owners appear to be auction houses. I may be making a poor assumption that any F350 older than 2015 with a Fifth wheel hookup puts it at 18k. Am I incorrect? maybe I am looking at the wrong truck.
way2roll 07/06/20 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So the ad says one owner on car Gurus, but the Carfax says it has had 4 owners. The first 2 were commercial in Quebec and tallied up all the mileage. The 3rd owner was a consumer in Quebec - or some kind of auction dealer, and then a dealer here in VA - I assume traded at auction from Canada to Va. Is that something to be concerned about? Read an article about this not long ago, because of the very favorable exchange rate, wholesale buyers in the US buy vehciles in Canada and export them to the US. Even with the costs of exporting and converting the odometer and speedometer to miles from kilometers, it is profitable. That is not a vehicle I would buy. I prefer to purchase a factory certified (not some hokey dealer certification) with the extended factory warranty the certified vehicle provides. Thanks for the input and I hear you. That said, certified used vehicles cost a LOT more.
way2roll 07/06/20 02:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So the ad says one owner on car Gurus, but the Carfax says it has had 4 owners. The first 2 were commercial in Quebec and tallied up all the mileage. The 3rd owner was a consumer in Quebec - or some kind of auction dealer, and then a dealer here in VA - I assume traded at auction from Canada to Va. Is that something to be concerned about?
way2roll 07/06/20 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
Thoughts on this Truck

As we look at FW's - we are simultaneously looking for a truck. I have been focusing on 2015-2019 F350 6.7 l Diesel, under 100k miles and under $39k. While this truck is about 4 hours away, the price seems pretty good for this low mileage, one owner and no accidents. I'd love some input. I plan on heading that way this weekend to take a look. I have been having a hard time finding these closer to home and either the price is right but miles are high, or vice versa. link
way2roll 07/06/20 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Roof Caulk Question

Examining the roof and seams is something that should be done at least once a year if not twice. I'm a little OCD so admittedly I was on my roof about every month. ;)
way2roll 07/06/20 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Op here - so this particular truck is sold so it's kind of a moot point. Plus the mileage unloaded is awful. I am focusing my searches on a 2015 or newer F350 6.7 with under 100k Miles. They seem to hover in the $36-40k range. From what I am seeing, the F250 those years and miles are almost the exact same price, so it makes sense to just go with the F350. These trucks in good shape seem pretty hard to find though in a 300 mile radius.
way2roll 07/06/20 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Working online while in motion

My wife was able to do a lot of work on the road while travelling. The motorhomes we had to date were gas class A's. They rode horrible. The F53 is an awful experience no matter how much money you throw at it. But she was able to work most of the time without issue. Both of ours had a fold out desk in front of the passenger's seat. No matter what you get, it wont be like sitting still. You are in a moving vehicle. DP's run smoother than gas, and class A's run smoother than Class C's - disregarding exceptions. But it can be done in any of them - barring the occasional bone jarring expansion joint and pothole. You will need internet of course - a hot spot- preferably with unlimited data.
way2roll 07/05/20 06:21am Beginning RVing
RE: Disappointing test drive

The 2 I had certainly drove like that. The 2021 Ford chassis may help some of that but Gas Class A's on the F53 are notorious for harsh ride, noise and road feedback. That's why our new rig will likely be a DP or a truck and FW. For long trips I just can't handle anymore being stressed out or beaten to death by the time I get to my destination.
way2roll 07/02/20 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing land to live on in DC area - zoning questions

I applaud the creative thinking, but I question the feasibility or affordability and it sounds like it could jeopardize your custody situation. Pretty easy for her attorney to leverage the existing stigma about living in an RV full time. If you were considering a commute anyway, find a cheaper place to rent. $2000 is not the least expensive place you could live in a manageable commute to DC. Divorces are never easy and buying anything may lead to an issue in court. This could include an RV. Renting is usually the smart move although I get "nothing to show for it". Pick your battles. I am no attorney - I assume you have one - these are questions you should be asking him - at least the custody jeopardy piece.
way2roll 07/01/20 01:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: Purchasing land to live on in DC area - zoning questions

Based on your follow up comments have you thought about renting an apartment and storing the RV when not in use? Trying to follow your methodology, but is living in the RV so important that it eclipses the thought of conventional housing?
way2roll 07/01/20 06:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Purchasing land to live on in DC area - zoning questions

I would agree with the other poster that said look for a mobile home for sale with the requirements for land that you want. It will end up being far cheaper and easier to tear out/remove a mobile home with infrastructure already in place than buying land and installing it yourself. Or look for land that already has septic and utils in place but does not have covenants to restrict an RV. But that will be pricey. Even in rural MD, build-able lots with septic and utils run about $100k per acre or more. Unless you have cash, most banks aren't big on lending money on land without proposed improvements to the property - aka - a house. An RV is not an improvement since it's a depreciating asset. Lot loans are pretty picky and have timelines for how long the property can remain vacant or devoid of an actual home. Like I said earlier there are plenty of Farmers that would love to lease you a piece of land. In parts of varying counties all over MD there are fruit and grape farms that offer free land for the seasonal fruit workers to park their trailers. Most traditional small farms have a tough time getting by and would probably welcome the extra income. Another other option is an RV park, but you won't find any with any sort of privacy.
way2roll 06/30/20 03:24pm Beginning RVing
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