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RE: Class A quality

Are you buying new or used? What's your price range? Are you going to full time, part time, or just vacation? I would hold off buying anything new at the moment as there are major supply chain issues and worsening quality than what already existed due to COVID employee constraints against demands to produce more units. Seen a few posts recently about issues with a new Tiffin which used to be a top tier brand. But they were bought by Thor and Winnie purchased the other top tier brand - Newmar. If buying used, expect to pay more because demand is higher there too. But back to your original question, just like anything else, you get what you pay for. Quality is bad in RV's but some are considerably better than others. We owned an entry level RV previously - an ACE - and while fun for weekend trips, the quality was poor and I never planned on keeping it more than a few years. I certainly wouldn't full time in it.
way2roll 10/22/21 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New motor home blues…

So much for Tiffin quality! Curious if this is a result of Thor buying Tiffin or COVID or both. We may never know. Wonder if any other new Tiffin owners are having issues.
way2roll 10/22/21 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I can certainly attest to the fact that diesel engines cost more and cost more to maintain. Previously I have only ever owned gas engines. My former Ford truck with the 5.4 was fairly straight forward to maintain. My new truck with the 6.7 turbo diesel costs exponentially more just to do routine maintenance. There are more filters and materials to buy, those materials are more expensive and the labor - if you pay for that - also costs more. Diesel fuel is also more expensive.
way2roll 10/22/21 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Use it or Lose it

You aren't alone. In fact your likely part of the majority at this point. Complete reliance on technology, no one can do simple math easily and forget about remembering things like phone numbers. I task myself when going out to dinner to calculate the tip in my head. Not an overly complicated task but it helps. When woodworking a I also still do my best work out angles and calculations on paper. I try and teach my son - who has recently graduated from HS and knows more about calculus and physics - than I ever will, how to apply that to real world things.
way2roll 10/22/21 07:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Coal-Rolling Teen Pickup Truck Driver Hits Six Cyclists

I won't pretend to be a lawyer, but it seems to me that a bicycle which is subject to the same rules of the road and is considered a vehicle with entitlements to at least a portion of the road, gets hit maliciously by another vehicle there should be charges. Why are there no charges because it's a group of cyclists? If this clown purposely accelerated into another car and injured someone he'd be charged with a slew of offenses. This just seems ridiculous. He's immune from all charges because it was cyclists? Sorry I don't get it. There's another aspect to this as well which could be in the form of civil suits. Pain, suffering, loss of work, medical bills and the loss of the bikes. These bikes aren't cheap. Damage likely in the 10's of thousands of dollars. On edit: response from the Police Chief on the incident. Chief statement Also looks like a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case and expressed that the case has been mishandled from the start.link Further; the cyclists have hired an attorney and started a civil investigation. link
way2roll 10/21/21 07:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Tow bar options & instillation advice

Normally I would recommend the ready brute elite tow bars as they have an integrated mechanical brake so there is no separate braking system and nothing to fail. Once it's set up there is no installing/uninstalling the supplemental braking system. But since you already bought a supplemental brake before buying bars or base plates, I can't be of much help in that category. We used Blue ox base plates on our CRV when we towed it and they were easy to install and will work fine with a variety of bars. If you aren't fairly adept at DYI and have the proper tools you may want to take this to a shop. It was about 4 hours labor so expect estimates accordingly. There is no set up for the bars per se. They simply go into your MH receiver and hook to the clevis' on the baseplates on your vehicle.
way2roll 10/20/21 10:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

For me, cost and justification. If money was no object I'd be driving a Prevost. A lot of us probably would. But while still working and not full timing and the depth of my pockets, a gasser MH suited just fine. Fast forward to our new setup a FW with a diesel truck. It came down to math. I needed a new truck and I keep them for decades. I also knew that the diesel was more capable to the task (not that gas trucks aren't). I also know the diesel truck was more fuel efficient and will hold a higher value (of course you pay more so this may be a wash). I use it everyday, unlike a MH that could sit for weeks at time. So the diesel won in the truck category.
way2roll 10/20/21 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: In a quandary

Would it be unreasonable to ask those who are unvaccinated to get tested a couple of days before a gathering? This is the thought process I don't understand. If vaccinated people can also carry and transmit the virus, why do only the unvaccinated people have to get tested? A vaccinated person may very well be a carrier and asymptomatic. Everyone seems to think the vaccine is some kind of magic shield. It isn't. It will lessen your symptoms and reduce the possibility of fatal symptoms.
way2roll 10/20/21 06:42am Around the Campfire
RE: In a quandary

Isn't the entire point of you being vaccinated is so you could protect yourself so you could pursue normal life - like holidays? Vaccinated folks can can carry and transmit just like unvaccinated folks. The point of the vaccine is to mitigate life threatening symptoms if you should contract it. That said, even vaccinations lose efficacy over time.
way2roll 10/18/21 10:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Steps not retracting all the way

This is how you manually retract RV stairs if something goes wrong and you're stuck in the middle of nowhere. You can find more information here. Cyrus, not sure if you are aware but you are responding to a thread that's 7 years old.
way2roll 10/18/21 07:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can someone help me understand what I'm looking at

I believe it has a roof top antenna but honestly not sure. So purchasing a small cheap router and running it through the king system would just simply strengthen a local campground wifi signal? Am I understanding this correctly? As far as the connect anywhere I can already connect to the one control and operate the system from my phone inside or outside the RV. From the name "Connect anywhere" What else does that allow me to do? Turn of my lights while at the grocery story or what? As far as being able to control things remotely, I don't think so. I think you need to be in proximity of the RV. But I haven't done much homework on it frankly. I prefer to use it like my former control panels. I do not know what units would be compatible with the existing King antenna. It's booster and router all in one, not just a router. If you need a booster why not just get the King it's compatible with?
way2roll 10/16/21 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Can someone help me understand what I'm looking at

The King wifi is a repeater/wifi booster and that would be where the internal unit plugs into the rooftop antenna. Do you have a rooftop antenna for the booster? If so it sounds like the wires are there and you would just need the router. As far as the one control- that's a system that allows you to digitally control lots of things in your rv (jacks, pump, ac, lights etc) from a tablet like panel as well as through your phone. These 2 things are independent of one another. One is a wifi booster, the other is a control panel. What type of control panel do you have now? Personally I have a love hate relationship with my one control. So far it works fine but the touch screen is , well, touchy, and I always worry something will fail. Secondly- I got a new phone and cannot get the one control app to work on my new phone. Worked fine on my old phone.
way2roll 10/16/21 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Let’s hear your best MPG and driving style ?

Had a person approach me at a gas station while I was fueling up our previous MH and asked me what kind of mileage I got. I said, "It gets great mileage for an apartment." I have never tracked fuel mileage because it's a moot point. I consider it part of the cost of Rvv'ing. I fill up when I need fuel.
way2roll 10/15/21 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My water heater drain plug is metal, is that a problem?

Might want to consider replacing the anode rod yearly with threads wrapped with teflon tape even tho the rod itself has plenty of life in it if it truly is rusting. It was installed with plenty of pipe tape but yes, better safe than sorry.
way2roll 10/12/21 01:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any 80mph PLUS - class Aers still on here ?

Going on memory here, but I think I recall that our previous MH's on the F53 had a limiter to keep you under 80 MPH.
way2roll 10/12/21 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My water heater drain plug is metal, is that a problem?

I hadn't considered the anode - duh. :S Thanks!
way2roll 10/12/21 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
My water heater drain plug is metal, is that a problem?

All former RV's I have had came with a plastic hot water drain plug. My new one is metal and it's rusting. I am going to drain it for the winter and wondering if I shouldn't replace it with a plastic one. Might even go further and get one with a valve built in. Thoughts?
way2roll 10/12/21 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor ACE 27.1 - used (2015 or 16) gripes or praises?

We had an ACE and while we loved it, I would agree with some comments here. It's a great entry level MH but after 5 or 6 years the lack of quality really starts to show through.
way2roll 10/11/21 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New motor home blues…

Curious if all these issues you are having are a result of COVID workforce and supply issues or Thor's recent acquisition of Tiffin - or both. We may never know and doesn't solve any of your problems. I am sorry to see you go through this, hopefully a fitting or hose popped off and it's nothing major. Did your levelers work before without issue?
way2roll 10/09/21 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hanging tiki lights

Used to hang lights on the awning on our previous MH. Then I discovered strip LED's and never looked back. Our new FW came with them installed. Doesn't solve your problem but the only method I ever found for putting up hanging awning lights and taking them down was a small step ladder, standing on a cooler, a chair - almost breaking my neck. You could try and adjusting your awning so it slopes more downward and see if you can reach it without disrupting the view or anything structural.
way2roll 10/08/21 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
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