Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-01-2014, 05:30 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
FlyingDiver's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Somewhere....
Posts: 3,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodgerS View Post
Have you considered how the chassis gets from, say Freightliner or Spartan, to Winnebago? And how long it sits on their lot? You may want to pick up the chassis and drive it to Winnebago...just in time to put the home on.
On a flatbed. They're not road worthy as they come out of the factory (no lights, no safety equipment).
__________________

__________________
2008 King Aire 4562, Spartan K3(GT) w/ Cummins ISX 600
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L V8 Hemi w/ Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar and baseplate, SMI Air Force One brake
FlyingDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-01-2014, 05:40 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
jtermini30's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Henrico, VA
Posts: 421
RogerS
I believe the white smoke you saw coming out of the 2014 diesel RV may have been the regeneration process of the DEF system. Although I don't have a DEF system on my RV my RAM truck has the system and when it regenerates the system the exhaust temperature is increased significantly burning the carbon caught by the urea in the exhaust system.


2009 Fleetwood Expedition 38F
2013 Scion XB toad

Sent from my iPhone using iRV2 - RV Forum
__________________

__________________
Good things come to those that wait.
jtermini30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 05:43 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,787
Sometimes stuff happens (short story follows) but with modern engines the "Break in Period" is rather close to the length of the plant driveway,, Plus it is possible to put a device on the rig that the driver has to return (Snapshot by Progressive is such a device) that both tracks his location during the trip and records speeds and driving habits I am looking for one because there is a brand of this that is also a HOT SPOT for a phone.. (Basically a celluar version of the popular Blute Tooth OBD II engine monitors)

Only problem I know of was with a string of conversion vans, a convoy of five, #5 did not pay attention when traffic slowed and hit #4 pushing him into #3.. The transport company had to replace them.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 06:53 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Plantation, Fl
Posts: 1,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by dancogan View Post

I was happy we were able to pick up our motorhome at Lichstinn's, with only 27 miles on it, and drive it home "with due care".
Lichstinn's is about a mile from the plant, so it's possible your motor home went on a number of "test drives". Perhaps people were interested in how good it accelerated, or how good the brakes performed, giving it more abuse, than a driver who delivers these things for a living.
__________________
2014 Itasca Spirit 31K
2016 Mazda CX5, on an Acme tow dolly, 4 trips 5800mi
Now 2017 RWD F 150 with a drive shaft disconnect
Mich F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 09:09 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Donut lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 225
Well, a follow up to my concerns...3 hours ago, I got a call from my RV dealer here in San Diego informing me my RV is here...came in today...1 1/2 weeks early. So, I guess I can stop worrying and just get ready to enjoy this thing. Thanks again to all for all the input.
__________________
22 years Navy...Retired. 20 years Law Enforcement...retired. Navy showed me Viet Nam and police work showed me society's worst. Hopefully this 2015 Winnebago View 24m will show me a level of relaxation I've only dreamed of.
Donut lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Anacortes, WA (Stick & Brick)
Posts: 2,623
A workmate some years back had worked at Open Road, which was based in Florida. They got complaints from West Coast customers whose "new" rigs had over 4000 miles on the clock at delivery.

OR tried rail transportation and shipped two rigs from Fla. to Chicago. My friend was one of the guys at the rail-yard to check them out after the trip. In both cases, the entire interior had been reduced to matchwood in a pile on the floor. They had also been sprayed with graffiti over 70% or more of the exterior.

When they later started to answer individual customer queries by sending copies of their photos of the damage, complaints about miles on the clock at delivery miraculously disappeared.
__________________
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and ex-RVers.
frankdamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
LarrytheBear's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,199
All that worry and good advice for nothing....
I hope you have a great experience with your new MH!
__________________
Larry and Prissy Sharp
2006 Allegro Bay 37DB
2012 Toyota Yaris
LarrytheBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodgerS View Post
I would car fax a new motorhome.
Why?
NOTHING is mandatory about reporting damage or repairs to Carfax. Their warranty is worthless too as all you get back is the cost of the Carfax "report" if you believe their "report" and it's wrong
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 09:28 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
96 Wideglide's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodgerS View Post

And, you might want to determine how long the chassis was sitting at the mfg before they put the home on it...the chassis tend to rust sitting outside on the lot before the powder coating is put on, while waiting to be taken inside for the home ad
I would throw a tarp over mine !!
__________________
Ben & Sharon
2008 43' Holiday Rambler Scepter PDQ
96 Wideglide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 08:25 AM   #24
Just south of Twin Cities
 
Cooperhawk's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: 5 miles south of Lakeville, Mn
Posts: 1,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodgerS View Post
And, you might want to determine how long the chassis was sitting at the mfg before they put the home on it...the chassis tend to rust sitting outside on the lot before the powder coating is put on, while waiting to be taken inside for the home addition.
I saw the chassis sitting outside and I ASSURE YOU that they are already powder coated.
__________________
Retired FAA ATC,
VFW AL, VVA, NRA
2002 Journey DL 36, 3126 Cat 330hp
2015 Ford Explorer Blue Ox tow bar, AF1
Cooperhawk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 08:40 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mich F View Post
Lichstinn's is about a mile from the plant, so it's possible your motor home went on a number of "test drives". Perhaps people were interested in how good it accelerated, or how good the brakes performed, giving it more abuse, than a driver who delivers these things for a living.
Yes, you are correct. But it wasn't prospective buyers: the salesman took it for a test ride before delivery to make sure it was road worthy. We did the same during our stay at Lichstinn's to make sure there were no problems at higher speeds when we headed home.
__________________
Dan & Geri and our sheltie, Casey
2015 Winnebago View 24J
dancogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,796
Donut Lover, we had ours delivered to California too, it had a little over 2200 miles on it when it got here. I asked the dealer to do a complementary oil change on it so that I was starting fresh, and that on all my cars/RV's I always did an oil change right after the break in period anyway. He did the oil change for me at no charge and did a real thorough PDI, which is good to do after the first 2000 miles of drive. They did all the adjustments that were needed after the break in period. So to some degree it may be a good thing that it was driven here.

I worried about someone delivering my MH too as I am also 30 years retired Law Enforcement and we don't always trust others, and are always prepared for the worst, after all that's what kept us alive during our careers, and we don't just stop doing that when we retire. I think you'll be ok on this one and if there are any issues at all it is your dealers responsiblity to make it right. Don't accept delivery of it until everything is right and the way you were told it would be when you signed the papers....Good luck and have fun picking it up it's always a great day....Mike
__________________
Mike & Charlotte
2014 Newmar Canyon Star 3610
Orange County, California
Mike and Cha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 05:29 PM   #27
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,278
Donut Lover......Congrats on your new coach. You'll go crazy if you worry about every little detail, especially if it's not under your control. Just enjoy the coach, rather than worry.
__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
beamisl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MI
Posts: 3,455
Donut Lover,


Thank you for your service. If you google "jobs driving motorhomes", you may be surprised what you find. I have had patients who do this for work. They go south in winter towing their car behind their motorhome, each driver drives a new motorhome to it's destination, they tow their car behind one of them.


There are some dealerships where they will NOT deliver because they have such strict check off lists, when they deliver it, that they don't want to sit around for the hours it takes. The thing they told me though was that they drive it as safe as they drive their own.


I hope you find the level of relaxation that you have been looking for and deserve. I am glad you came home from service safe.


Happy trails, Lynne
__________________

__________________
Retirement coming soon on January 4th, 2018
Lynne and Jerry RVM 105
2004 Winnebago Itasca Sunova (Miss May) Blue Ox Tow Bar /2015 Equinox
beamisl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rvs



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our Past RV's zmotorsports Class A Motorhome Discussions 43 03-03-2015 11:23 AM
Cool Diesel Toy Hauler RVs with Large Garage PioanoMan Class C Motorhome Discussions 4 10-10-2014 08:35 PM
GFCI Plugs in RVs Doggy Daddy MH-General Discussions & Problems 31 10-06-2014 12:18 PM
Tom Raper RVs Celebrates 50 Years DriVer RV Industry Press 1 06-27-2014 08:33 PM
RV Transport Drivers are Needed in Elkhart County Major Shortage Increase Wait Times DriVer RV Industry Press 5 04-23-2014 08:08 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.