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Old 10-25-2014, 11:45 PM   #29
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We have zero frustrations and disappointments with our MH , my frustration comes from mechanics who will not do a through job but will short cut things to make life easier for themselves which ends up costing me more money in the long run.

For example the starter went bad and we had it replaced in Omaha NB. Got it home to AR and on our next trip out to the St Louis area the starter went belly up again, turns out the other mechanic removed all the heat shields from the starter and from the spark plugs. Just by sheer coincidence we were only 7 miles from our regular mechanic so we left the MH with them to fix and found out all the things that were wrong from the previous repair. So my original $450 repair then is now turning into a $1000 repair bill to replace everything that is burned up because of all the heat shields being removed and not re-installed.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:39 AM   #30
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Disappointed that I had to pay for it. lol
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #31
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That I haven't bought it yet. Three years until retirement but will buy it next summer to give us time to get used to it and how it works before we go out full timing. After reading many threads here and hearing about people's issues expect that I am now more realistic about what to expect. I also expect some surprises that I am not expecting if that makes any sense. Just very glad that I came here prior to purchasing.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:19 AM   #32
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That I haven't bought it yet. Three years until retirement but will buy it next summer to give us time to get used to it and how it works before we go out full timing. After reading many threads here and hearing about people's issues expect that I am now more realistic about what to expect. I also expect some surprises that I am not expecting if that makes any sense. Just very glad that I came here prior to purchasing.
As a full timer I can tell you, there are a lot of corks with RV living. Lack of closet, emptying holding tanks, sewer vent checks, boon docking and so on. The list of what needs to be done to keep an RV working right goes on and on. It's best to learn as much about RV living as possible. Because then you'll know how to live very comfortably. You can live very comfortably in an RV, you just have to know how to go about it.


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Old 10-27-2014, 06:48 PM   #33
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Makes sense

That's why we are getting it 2 years prior to going fulltime. Want to know what we are doing within reason. Understand we won't know it all ever. Will have the money to pay cash for it and a contingency fee for repairs and or whatever. Just want free of the house and yard and work.

Want a different view and to be able to visit my Sister (Texas) and Brother (North Carolina) for more than a few days. Want to see this country and like my cooking better than restaurants. Like my own bed too.

Just want to relax and enjoy my days not on someone else's time frame.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:57 PM   #34
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Two things really bug me.
1. The new improved and better looking frameless windows - suck. If you like fresh air they are worthless. The only good thing I can say about them is if you live in a rain forest you can keep them open when it is raining.
2. Equipment fans are a high maintenance item and when they stop you stand a good chance of loosing valuable equipment due to overheating. Our new coach has at least two fans that run almost all the time. Even with inverter turned off the fan runs due to internal heat buildup. And the power converter fan is almost always running.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:07 PM   #35
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Frustrated DW and I didn't buy the American Coach two years ago when we could. Instead opted to not spend the extra 50K. Now finances probably will never allow another coach. BUT, it ain't so bad. Everyday at our age living the RV lifestyle is a blessing.
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our dissapointment

we would have to say , quality vs price! for what these units cost now it would be great to have better quality built coach!
After 3 1/2 years our coach now seems to be lined out and able to enjoy and use it now!
Waiting for the Japanes to start building them in the USA, thats when you will get a quality coach!
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My biggest gripe is what appears to be the lack of care when the motorhome was built at the factory. I have been plagued with very minor, but annoying, problems since I bought my new motorhome a little over a year ago. These annoying problems include the vent pipe for the black tank not properly connected/sealed, wrinkles in the wall paper, water valve issues, jack down light issues, electric steps failed, etc. For awhile, it seemed like every time I took the motorhome out, I would find something wrong.
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There is nothing at all that is a disappointment mor frustrated with. Love, love ,love our new to us 06 Winnebago Sightseer.

We have been living in it now for 4 weeks to get us and our pluses used to it
Perfect size, tons of storage and there is just 1 mod I now want done but its a mod I have talked about for any one we bought.
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My 2001 Monaco Diplomat is a great Motorhome, It would be super if it had a pump switch in the bathroom along with fan switch on the wall, more 120 plugs, and 450/500 HP Like others have said, they come so close to building a great motorhome, but miss the little details.
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The cost of gas is what I don't like and the cost of storing it when not in use.
That's one of the reason we have the house we do, room to park next to the house, only covenant was park it behind the front line of the house and no active HOA.
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My biggest gripe is what appears to be the lack of care when the motorhome was built at the factory. I have been plagued with very minor, but annoying, problems since I bought my new motorhome a little over a year ago. These annoying problems include the vent pipe for the black tank not properly connected/sealed, wrinkles in the wall paper, water valve issues, jack down light issues, electric steps failed, etc. For awhile, it seemed like every time I took the motorhome out, I would find something wrong.
That's why we got rid of the '98 Santara and went to Newmar's. The cabinets in the Santara were seemingly made of cardboard with a vinly covering. Screws were constantly pulling out.
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Frustrated DW and I didn't buy the American Coach two years ago when we could. Instead opted to not spend the extra 50K. Now finances probably will never allow another coach. BUT, it ain't so bad. Everyday at our age living the RV lifestyle is a blessing.

Wish we would have done this sooner. I like your comment clayobx!
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