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Author Topic: School me on motorhomes. The good the bad and the ugly!!  (Read 1361 times)
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« on: November 11, 2017, 03:53:14 PM »

I’m looking at buying a motor home for family camping and riding I would really like one with a 8.3 Cummins. Who’s got what and how do you like it?
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 07:00:52 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 07:44:49 AM »

I'll probably be in the market for one in the next couple of years. The biggest problem I can see is Class-C is limited to legally towing around 5000 lbs. I don't need or can afford anything much bigger. How hard is it to upgrade one? I'm looking to tow in the 6000lbs - 7000lbs range. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 12:37:55 PM »

My next one will have the 8.3 as well....
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 12:38:37 PM »

I am towing around 17,000 lbs with a class A 40 ft with 8.3 with a small chip does ok nothing like my 475 hp cat in my toter home    my toter is for sale
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 01:45:05 PM »

Kel has a revcon he might sell?
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 05:47:10 AM »

DO NOT BUY NEW!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought a Fleetwood DIscovery with Cat330hp and loved it, just never used it unfortunately.  Which ever make you buy, make sure it comes with a big truck chassis, mine was on a Freightliner chassis and rode like a dream.   Driving Flash em




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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 07:14:07 AM »

I have a Tiffin 42 QBH on a Freightliner chassis with the 8.3 and it has been great so far, I really like that the Tiffin factory is in Red Bay, AL and I can get any service work done by the builder.
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 07:46:15 AM »

It must have bunk beds, or pull out for me to crash! popcorn
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 04:37:19 PM »

Thanks for the reply’s but man it’s hard to spend that kind of money on a older camper!!!
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 04:49:15 AM »

What's the insurance like on these? ( Money wise )
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 05:21:45 AM »

What's the insurance like on these? ( Money wise )
I pay about $600 per year on mine.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 05:32:12 AM »

What's the insurance like on these? ( Money wise )
I? have a 1996 pusher.  $1081 a year


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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 01:14:15 PM »

What's the insurance like on these? ( Money wise )

I'm $900 a year on a $150k unit.

Apparently for $150K you get multiple water leaks, bad molding, non working heat, and little issues all over.   


My point is, know you are getting a heavy maintenance headache.  RV's are very cheeply built.   Toters to class A's.   If you want a nice one plan to pay $500k +
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 01:29:31 PM »

  My point is, know you are getting a heavy maintenance headache.  RV's are very cheaply built.  

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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 01:31:06 PM »

I'm $900 a year on a $150k unit.

Apparently for $150K you get multiple water leaks, bad molding, non working heat, and little issues all over.   


My point is, know you are getting a heavy maintenance headache.  RV's are very cheeply built.   Toters to class A's.   If you want a nice one plan to pay $500k +

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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 01:52:21 PM »

Another big thing is tires, they can be brand new and due to age you will want to replace them, especially the steer tires.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 02:17:51 PM »

I'm $900 a year on a $150k unit.

Apparently for $150K you get multiple water leaks, bad molding, non working heat, and little issues all over.   


My point is, know you are getting a heavy maintenance headache.  RV's are very cheeply built.   Toters to class A's.   If you want a nice one plan to pay $500k +
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 03:11:04 PM »

Terrible insulation too.
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2017, 05:46:00 AM »

I’m looking at buying a motor home for family camping and riding I would really like one with a 8.3 Cummins. Who’s got what and how do you like it?



Throw out some parameters of what you are looking for in a motorhome.  What size, slides, how many people, how much will you drive it and how long of drives will you be taking it on? Do you have a manufacturer in mind?
 I bought mine new with the intentions of driving it cross country and showing the family unit the Grand Canyon and such but ended up in camping out in Walmart parking lots during travel baseball tournaments and an occasional weekend trip riding.  We just didn't/ couldn't make time to use it so we paid it off and sold it for a huge loss.  That is why I say buy used and let the other guy take the loss. 




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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 06:38:57 AM »



Throw out some parameters of what you are looking for in a motorhome.  What size, slides, how many people, how much will you drive it and how long of drives will you be taking it on? Do you have a manufacturer in mind?
 I bought mine new with the intentions of driving it cross country and showing the family unit the Grand Canyon and such but ended up in camping out in Walmart parking lots during travel baseball tournaments and an occasional weekend trip riding.  We just didn't/ couldn't make time to use it so we paid it off and sold it for a huge loss.  That is why I say buy used and let the other guy take the loss. 




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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 07:24:34 AM »

So it's exactly like a buggy?

Or a wife....
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2017, 07:43:37 AM »

 
Or a wife....
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2017, 07:58:40 AM »

Sounds like I may be doing a camper on a gooseneck trailer!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2017, 08:29:39 AM »

This was on the book of faces this morning. I tagged you in it


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