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Old 01-10-2017, 02:50 PM   #1
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We have some work to be done on our motor home.,we were going to Redbay the last of February. Can someone tell me how they do the work. Do you have to make appointment. Do they have campgrounds at the factory? If they do is there a need to make reservations?
On another note I have a 2016 Allegro Red 38pa is it possible for the factory to install Aqua hot on my unit? If so how much and how long does it take? Also are my basements heated when I run the furnace without Aqua hot system?
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These past thread discuss service at Red Bay:

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There's many a past thread discussing service at the factory - reading that'll keep you busy for days on end.

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go to website -www.tiffinmotorhomes.com - then click on about, then click on service and you can get the phone nbr to call and you can read that they don't take appointments. I'll probably never go to Red Bay. You should be able to find a rv svc tech to do most repairs. I might go to a Cummins RV Svc center. Dave
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Keep in mind also that this is the busiest time of the year for Red Bay and surrounding services with all the snow birds coming and going.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:50 PM   #5
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The service center is NOT at the factory.The best time to go to Red Bay is between Jan 1 and Feb 28 After that you will be in line with all the snowbirds coming up from Florida. The Tiffin Service Center DOES NOT take appointments. They also do not make appointments for parking sites which are located at the service facility. Everything is first-come = first-served. Warning have your fresh water tank full when you arrive as the water at the sites will be off that time of year, otherwise you will have full hookups. When you arrive you will check in at the campground office. Make a list with all your personal information and coach information including VIN and license numbers, and a complete list of ALL the items you want checked. Be prepared to stay four days to a week. If your items are covered under warranty there is no cost for your site otherwise it's $20/day.

As to your Aquahot question, anything is possible but the cost to retrofit would be very, very expensive, we are talking several thousands of dollars.

Yes when you run your rear furnace your wet bay and tanks are heated, and there is some residual heating in the nearby bays but not a lot.
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Warning have your fresh water tank full when you arrive as the water at the sites will be off that time of year, otherwise you will have full hookups.
We were at CRB last month, and campsite water was off. They have it available for refills continuously at the RV wash pad behind the service center, however.

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As to your Aquahot question, anything is possible but the cost to retrofit would be very, very expensive, we are talking several thousands of dollars.
I'm only guessing, but I would think retrofitting an AquaHot would be dicey and hugely expensive. In our bus, it's in a dedicated bay, and I don't know if all Tiffins have such a bay. But the main consideration, in my mind, would be the heat transfer lines running everywhere throughout the vehicle. These are how the heat gets to all the spaces inside the RV, and I'm certain they're installed while everything's still open during assembly. Whether it could be done after the fact would be questionable, I would think. For information, the mobile AquaHot tech who does our annual service told me a new AquaHot costs around $8,000, just for the unit itself, install labor not included.
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I'm only guessing, but I would think retrofitting an AquaHot would be dicey and hugely expensive. In our bus, it's in a dedicated bay, and I don't know if all Tiffins have such a bay. But the main consideration, in my mind, would be the heat transfer lines running everywhere throughout the vehicle. These are how the heat gets to all the spaces inside the RV, and I'm certain they're installed while everything's still open during assembly. Whether it could be done after the fact would be questionable, I would think. For information, the mobile AquaHot tech who does our annual service told me a new AquaHot costs around $8,000, just for the unit itself, install labor not included.
I think that's a pretty good summation of it! Too much $$ to do it. My rig came with it as factory standard but I sure couldn't afford to add it later. Lots of modifications to cabinets, hose runs, plumbing changes, fuel tank changes, electrical changes, parts cost.....
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I think that's a pretty good summation of it! Too much $$ to do it. My rig came with it as factory standard but I sure couldn't afford to add it later. Lots of modifications to cabinets, hose runs, plumbing changes, fuel tank changes, electrical changes, parts cost.....
Thanks. Yep, "the devil's in the details", as they say.

There's a lot of moving parts in an AquaHot. It's a good system, maintained properly, but sometimes I just long for the noisy propane furnaces in our previous RVs, with their simplicity and no need for annual service. No propane in our current one, hence the AquaHot.
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