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Old 07-06-2016, 04:19 PM   #1
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Post Just bought 2007 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40QSP

Some people, somewhere had mentioned it would be nice if prices were disclosed etc. so here is ours with a bit of our first 3 weeks:

Motorhome Specialist, Alvarado TX. Had it listed for 120K. We paid 115K with 6 brand new tires, 32k miles.
Salespeople Jordan and JD did a great job. Consignment manager tried to rip us of with 4 outer new tires and old inner. Husband slid under coach and found out. Sales Manager Mike Griffin/Griffith demanded consignment manager to change the other 2, either with sellers $$ or theirs. Assured us it would be done and it was. MSH made $6K on consignment. They let us stay overnight on lot with electrical hookups as not driving in the dark first time.

Inspection: 1. RV mobile Repair Adam Mize referred to us and used a lot by MHS. Paid $350. Should have been $100 because it was fairly worthless. We discovered the next day the residential fridge was really not working even though the control numbers were lit. Randy diagnosed filter and changed that - nope not it. Took a week after we got to East TX to find an appliance guy. $173 later job done. It was the relay.
2. our Princess Gourmet 2 burner gas stove had a knob that broke as soon as we turned it on. Apparently it was already broken, just holding together. 2.5 weeks later we have ordered the part x2 from Bargain Boat parts.com,$27 incl shipping. Could find nothing locally.
3. We paid $125 for a walk through to show us the whats,wheres and hows. Don't remember much. We are newbies to any sort of RV. The drive from Alvarado to East TX was 2.5 hrs and went well. I followed in Jeep and discovered that right side of all back lights not working. Loose wires and Randy fixed the next day. Minor scrape on right side whilst parking on pad.

We have been busy with family issues and fixing 2 empty rental units and are finally 3 weeks later discovering our RV. Figuring out things. A whole lot to learn. Read the bag of instructions and manuals.
Things to do. Driving lessons. Register toad. Find Tow dolly. Fix toilet ball ? so it seals well (no smells so OK but holds no water) Need 7 ft ladder that can hold weight up to 270 lbs.etc etc

Bought rice cooker and crockpot. Hot meals to come home to at 8 or 9pm after work.
So far bacon came out crisp and dry in convection oven. Corn bread just made looks good. Broil pork chops next and cookies.

Looking forward to when we can "travel", meet others and feel "retired". We feel we have a good girl here. Gotta name her.
Thanks for reading,
Sandy and Randy Wetzel
RB Watts RV Park,
Gilmer TX
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:46 PM   #2
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Little Giant ladder. Carry in the basement and fill spaces between rungs with small things like tools, parts. Rethink the tow dolly. Just about every Jeep can be towed 4-down. Problem with a dolly is that when you arrive in a park you have to find somewhere to put it. The toilet seal isn't hard to replace. Just get the make and model of your toilet and order online.

You are going to have so much fun traveling this beautiful US in comfort. Meeting people in parks is great!
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:19 PM   #3
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Welcome and congratulations on the new coach. In spite of the few little hiccups you will enjoy it. Smile as you drive by. We will recognize you by the big smiles.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:00 PM   #4
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Before you replace the seal and ball valve on the toilet try a couple of things first, get your gloves on, and clean that seal, I use a tooth brush with some dish soap.


Once cleaned, I put some dish soap in the bowl just enough to cover the seal, left in there until the next day.


My toilet now holds water.


Others have cleaned the seal and coated it with Vaseline.


Might work might not, just trying to save you a couple of bucks
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Thank you. We have a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport and it has to be modified if 4 down and then we lose the warranty. Hence the tow dolly which I don't care about but husband thinks it's no big deal.
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Thanks will try the toothbrush and soap or Vaseline approach first. Husband will.
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Thanks will try the toothbrush and soap or Vaseline approach first. Husband will.
Make sure it is his toothbrush being used and not yours! LOL
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