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RE: cedar creek fifth wheels.good for full-time living?

We are happy with ours. While we don't full time, we certainly could. The quality is pretty good, I really like the thicker gel coat and the frame construction. The only issue we had was a scrape in the floor from a slide and FR fixed the issue with no problems and great communication. I am not crazy about the touchpad control board. I haven't had any issues but it literally controls everything and if something were to go wrong that could be a problem. It's also not the most responsive touch pad. You can link it to your phone and control everything from there. That said, I don't think that's a FR specific thing, I think most new RV's are all touchpad control. The first thing you want to do buying any FW, regardless of brand, is replace the tires with reputable ones. The cheap tires that come on any FW or TT are a blowout waiting to happen. Ask me how I know. I blew 2 this summer within 5 miles of each other. Totally exploded.
way2roll 11/28/22 05:31am Full-time RVing
RE: Washer/dryers

I looked into this a while ago and was shocked at the price difference of an "RV" washer and dryer and small "apartment" washer and dryer units at Lowes and HD. If your RV is already plumbed it's a pretty simple install.
way2roll 11/25/22 06:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana LLC to save on sales tax

We could opine all day on the morals and ethics of such a thing, but morals are usually difficult to enforce legally. But LLC's to avoid paying taxes is under pretty heavy scrutiny, and if you pay attention to the media, it's about to get a lot more attention. But a few things I would ponder. This topic comes up periodically and I recall about a year ago there was some evidence that states were cracking down on Montana LLC's, even to the point of monitoring forums like this one. Can you or an attorney can provide defensible answers to questions like; "is there a legitimate business need for your RV under your LLC?", "What is your business and it's purpose?", "Can you evidence why you live in one state and have a need for an LLC in another state and further - that need includes RV ownership?", " For what purpose do you need to have limited liability and how does an RV in another state perform in that liability limitation?", " Why did you open an LLC in Montana when your residence is TX?" I think most times these LLC's fly under the radar. But if you get audited, be prepared to answer questions like the ones above. And if you can't defend it I am sure there are fines as well as back taxes due. Lastly I would caution asking the question here. Unless some forum members are attorneys familiar with setting up a MT LLC your answers will be all over the map and hardly legally valid. And asking the question, especially the way you asked it, could draw the wrong attention. After all, you stated your purpose very clearly.
way2roll 11/25/22 06:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodnight Irene, the party's over.

Shipments are down because there is no place to put them. RV dealer lots are packed to the brim with new units waiting for potential customers. Deliveries to dealers was way up but the buyers are not responding with purchases. Gas is way up. And diesel running $1.75 to $2.00 more than gas is certainly not helping with the larger MHs and towable RVs. Add to that - interest rates are historically high. That has a tendency to bring big purchases to a grinding halt. While Covid was the perfect recipe for huge demand on RV's, now you have the perfect storm to swing the opposite direction.
way2roll 11/23/22 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: I need a toad.

If you're not going to use it as a daily driver and it's for one trip in the spring, I would just rent a car at your destination(s).
way2roll 11/21/22 11:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

What in the world does the last few pages of this thread have to do with vehicles on dealer's lots? Somehow it has turned into whether or not to get a college degree and which degree to get.
way2roll 11/19/22 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

While it's not 2018 anymore the process is the same. You have to run comps. What is the exact same unit selling for everywhere else? Call dealers that have the exact RV you want - anywhere in the US and ask them their out the door price. You might be able to negotiate a bit from there but you'll soon get an idea where the sweet spot is. Maybe your best deal is 1500 miles away. Might be worth it to save a few grand. This is also a negotiating tool. If an RV dealer close to home has your unit you can tell that XYZ has it for a lower price and you're willing to drive there to get it. They might match the price.
way2roll 11/19/22 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

The RV market has seen such an ebb and flow in the last 2 years it's nearly impossible to know if you are getting a good deal. Prices were stable and the scenario you describe of 25-30% off MSRP was the norm. BTW MSRP is supposed to be set at the factory and dealers are supposed to abide by a MAP (minimize advertised pricing) to keep the dealers from the same manufacturer from putting one another out of business. But all that changed with Covid. Crippled supply chains, manufacturers losing employees, supply was at an all time low. Meanwhile, covid made conventional travel come to a halt. So everyone started buying RV's. Dealer lots were empty. Supply low and demand high to the extreme. Prices no longer needed to be discounted and people were falling over themselves to over pay just to get an RV. Now the market is saturated, supply chains restored and demand is low. Anyone who wanted an RV bought one, seasonality, conventional travel is restored and interest rates are at a historical high. Supply high, demand low. Ok, that was a lot to unpack, but if I were to forecast, come spring you'll see the used market saturated. But unless the Fed loosens the grip on money, people will still be hesitant to buy. If you have cash, it might be your time. But getting a good price and financing costing more, means your good deal still costs you more in the long run. All that said, the only real way to know if you are getting a good deal is a LOT of homework to see what like models are listed and have sold for and a lot of shopping around and asking for best and final price. In the end, the seller and the buyer should both give a little and you just need to feel good enough that you got a deal that works. It's still a depreciating asset so it's always going to be worth less than what you paid.
way2roll 11/18/22 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't find a new air cleaner

Found a scratch and dent one on ebay. Amazon is sayin they'll be in stock in Dec. (3-5 weeks)
way2roll 11/17/22 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class C Sprinter questions

To add and concur with what bob Nestor has said, my 2018 MB 3500 is not hardly trouble free and very pricey to repair and only if one can find a MB dealer that will actually service your Sprinter. Only certain dealers can service Sprinters and the usual wait is weeks before one can bring their vehicle in for service. Think long and hard abought having Sprinter troubles while you're on the road and have to wait weeks before you can get it serviced. One of my key fobs quit working and Mercedes told me I'd have to wait until January 2023 before they MIGHT have a replacement. The key fob quit working August 2022! When and if the key fob arrives, it'll have to be programmed for two different functions and then the vehicle also needs to be programmed. Cost will be about $400. only a Mercedes dealer can perform these programs because they have the very expensive equipment and I think the info to do it is proprietary. Sprinter parts are costly as is servicing. Examples are: $500 for front end alignment, $225 for a fuel filter, close to $200 in parts for an oil change, etc. I want to add that after the service notification occurs for you to perform the A or B service (oil and filter change etc), it takes you 12 steps to undo the service notification that appears on your dash. Having owned 2 Mercedes in the past (an E350 and my son's c300) what you state is definitely a concern. Great vehicles - until something goes wrong. Is the ride worth it? Is the general reliability worth it? in a passenger car I can say yes. In an RV it's definitely a concern. I do have friends with a Sprinter van conversion and have been cross country several times with really no issues. I've driven gas class C's and the ride was rough. Arguably worse than my gas class A's and loud to boot, not to mention horrible mileage. But the drivetrain is bullet proof and easier to find parts and repairs. Is the Sprinter ride that much better to compensate for the risk?
way2roll 11/16/22 01:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Sprinter questions

I should mention that we will be looking at used. I have our budget around $80k or under. I think that puts us looking at units about 6 years old or older. The one locally that caught my eye is a 2016 Forest River RV Sunseeker MBS 2400R. Priced at $79k with 23k miles. We like the floorplan. Moving into a smaller C will be a shock in terms of interior room but the floorplan looks like it would work and it has a fair amount of storage compared to other sprinter based C's. I hadn't considered fuel tank size. Coming from a 48 gal tank this would literally cut our range in half. But I am guessing it's probably far more nimble to get fuel than our truck and FW. these numbers concern me a bit: Hitch Weight 4200 lbs Gross Weight 11030 lbs Cargo Weight 1100 lbs Our CRV comes in about 3400lbs. and we have a supplemental brake system - actually ready brute elite bars with built in brakes. Our biggest consideration is going back to the comforts of a motorhome vs FW and the ability to use everything en-route. But ride quality is also a primary concern. Our gas class A's rode awful no matter what we did. We also want something DW feels comfortable driving. She would never drive our Class A's or the truck/FW combo. She has driven a standard C and felt comfortable.
way2roll 11/15/22 10:51am Class C Motorhomes
Class C Sprinter questions

Apologies in advance if these questions have come up before. We're possibly looking to downsize from our FW to a Class C on a sprinter chassis. Something in the 24' range. While I am fully aware each Rv is different and you have to do the math; Is towing a car ever a problem on these chassis'? We have a CRV set up to tow since we had our Class A years ago. Is maintenance and finding dealers to work on the Sprinter a challenge - especially while travelling? How's the ride, road manners and mileage on these? We plan on test driving a few this weekend at a local dealer. Thanks
way2roll 11/15/22 06:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: HwH is getting Ridiculous

YOU CALL GM OR FORD AND ATTEMPT TO DIAGNOSIS YOUR VEHICLE OVER THE PHONE AND GET PARTS. REPORT BACK. HWH IS NOT IN THE BUSINESS TO TELL RETAIL CUSTOMERS HOW TO FIX AND TO SELL PARTS. THEY DO THAT AS A CONVIENANCE. PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE PROFESSIONALS LIKE ME HAVE TO WAIT FOR PHONE TIME. Doug "professionals like you...right" Little hubris going on, do we? I don't know you, and I have no way to know if you're capable of dealing with HWH jack system problems, so there's that. What I DO know is that there's no one I can call in my area I can trust to do knowledgeable repairs on my HWH RV system. "Take it to a dealer", you might say. Sure - and be ready for them to park it out on the "Back 40" for 3 months, then put their minimum-wage teen-age wonder with his power driver on it, and then, STILL, screw it up. Not happening. I don't call "GM or Ford" for service issues because AUTOMOTIVE dealers are EXPECTED and REQUIRED by manufacturers to take care of problems. Comparing the automobile industry to the RV industry is apples to oranges, and YOU KNOW THAT. Once an RV leaves the factory, it's on it's own, maintenance-wise - FACT. Your attempts to paint RV owners as clueless and helpless are less than helpful. Many of us know a lot more about our own RVs than dealers do, and trying to get any technical or service help from dealers with most of the systems in our RVs often end up a frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive dry hole. In many instances, our only recourse with service-related issues IS to directly contact the manufacturers, and YOU know that. It's a totally different ballgame from the automotive situation. Lastly, I've been here long enough to have seen many of your posts. I'm not sure what you think you're accomplishing here, but my impression is that your objective is to denigrate RV owners. You can guess what I think of that attitude. Your grim narrative is not the experience I've had owning several types of RV's in different states dealing with different dealers. I think Doug is spot on. Most times it's all about how you approach things.
way2roll 11/15/22 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gen?

Sounds like a loose wire somewhere.
way2roll 11/09/22 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood 26Y with twin beds

Google, Cl, FB marketplace, rv trader. But if there isn't one out there, there isn't one out there. You're looking for something pretty specific and there's not many of them. Any thoughts of finding a similar floorplan and removing the one bed for 2 singles?
way2roll 11/04/22 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv towing companies

Might be cheaper to rent another Rv or a truck to pull your FW. Any friends that have a truck capable? Cheapest option is to cancel your trip.
way2roll 11/02/22 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carpet vs laminate or planking

The advantages to vinyl plank flooring is it's easy to put down, much easier to replace when damaged, lower profile, and it's cleaner than carpet.
way2roll 11/02/22 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: renting out your RV? Success stories? Issues?

As I said before, I have done it. For years we owned an rv rental business. Renting your own rv is a bad idea. It will get damaged, accelerated depreciation, etc etc. If you don't care about it then what you literally end up doing is trading cash for an RV worth much less.
way2roll 10/29/22 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Replace instant hot with standard water heater?

Pretty sure I've seen Doug post that a lot of folks swap them to conventional water heaters. I'm with you on your thinking.
way2roll 10/28/22 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: HwH is getting Ridiculous

I can't imagine HWH is being difficult on purpose. I am certain they would love to sell you springs as much as you want to buy them. They, like thousands of other suppliers/businesses, are not enjoying this supply chain crisis any more than you are. In fact it's putting a lot of companies out of business. Maybe a used rv parts supplier, dealer, repair shop or salvage yard would have what you are looking for.
way2roll 10/28/22 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
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