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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-25-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,416
Posted By KJB
Amen to that. A few years ago, I was flying on...

Amen to that. A few years ago, I was flying on Delta and I boarded early. 3 flight attendants were gathered around an aging gent wearing a hat and a jacket that said WWII Veteran. My seat was next...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-14-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,878
Posted By KJB
Not all F4s had happy endings. This is in Da...

Not all F4s had happy endings. This is in Da Nang during Tet 1968.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-03-2016, 03:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,383
Posted By KJB
Interesting to hear you mention VMFA 314...

Interesting to hear you mention VMFA 314 especially when you say "way back" in 85/86. I was a Black Knight "way back" in 66/67 when VMFA 314 was in Da Nang.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-22-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By KJB
Thanks for this link. I always thought the...

Thanks for this link. I always thought the closest VA clinic to me was in Bradenton. I see in the link there is one in Port Charlotte which is where I winter. I'll have to check it out.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-22-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,974
Posted By KJB
I have USAA insurance on my cars and they are...

I have USAA insurance on my cars and they are competitive. But when I got a quote for homeowners they weren't even in the ballpark. The reason is they insure you for replacement cost as opposed to...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-30-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By KJB
I did have the Kelderman System installed on my...

I did have the Kelderman System installed on my previously owned 2011 Coachmen Mirada on the F-53 22K chassis. That RV is still my avatar photo on this site even though I no longer have it. There are...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-08-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By KJB
That's what I use it for. It is a great product...

That's what I use it for. It is a great product in my opinion. It doesn't harm the windscreen and the bugs come off very easy.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-31-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By KJB
The 36LA has not changed a lot from a build...

The 36LA has not changed a lot from a build standpoint over the past few years. Here is a website link where somebody posted over 300 pictures of their 2013 36LA being built. It gives you a lot of...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-15-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By KJB
I'm wintering in Punta Gorda, FL in a rental...

I'm wintering in Punta Gorda, FL in a rental home, not in the RV. Had to go to MacDill this past Friday to get my wife's ID card renewed. We drove through the FamCamp. I don't know about the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-10-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 49,127
Posted By KJB
I think my situation is more the norm than the...

I think my situation is more the norm than the exception. I bought a 2014 36LA and love it. I did have a list of 12 minor things I had my reputable dealer address for me. None of those items would...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-30-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 27,798
Posted By KJB
Wonder if that is something new. My claim for...

Wonder if that is something new. My claim for tinnitus was denied a couple years ago. My claim was based on working on jets back in the 60s and working the flight line in the 80s. The basis of my...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-28-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By KJB
I hate to give advice because any advice I give...

I hate to give advice because any advice I give might not be right for you but I'm happy to share information. I am on my second F-53 chassis. The first was a 2011 22K and the current one is a 2014...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-05-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By KJB
I'm on my second F-53. I had a 2011 22K and now...

I'm on my second F-53. I had a 2011 22K and now a 2014 24K. Never felt the need to do anything about the handling on either one. One handed driving down the road is never an issue.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-27-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By KJB
That is strange. Mine went on all 6 RV tires...

That is strange. Mine went on all 6 RV tires with no problems.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-22-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By KJB
The vacuum breaker for the black tank flush on...

The vacuum breaker for the black tank flush on mine had to be replaced. It was very easy to diagnose since it leaked like mad. It is located in the half bath vanity on mine.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-12-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,914
Posted By KJB
I agree. Although it does seem strange to me...

I agree. Although it does seem strange to me that Tiffin does not have nearly as much control over their dealers as GM had over me when I was a new car dealer.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-23-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By KJB
I have a 2014 F-53 and that is still an issue. ...

I have a 2014 F-53 and that is still an issue. Lots of complaints about it. I manage but I have to be aware of it at all times.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-05-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By KJB
Neat idea. I showed this to my wife. I'm pretty...

Neat idea. I showed this to my wife. I'm pretty sure it will quickly be added to my honey-do list.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-03-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By KJB
I bought from Mark at King’s. Great guy and very...

I bought from Mark at King’s. Great guy and very conscientious toward his customers. He has my recommendation.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-11-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,828
Posted By KJB
I do hope to visit Red Bay someday but I also...

I do hope to visit Red Bay someday but I also hope it is only to take the tour and see the operation. My dealer has an excellent service reputation and I anticipate they will take care of any issues...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-04-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By KJB
Great idea and very creative. Thank you for...

Great idea and very creative. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-18-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,081
Posted By KJB
It is hindsight for me now but I almost wish I...

It is hindsight for me now but I almost wish I would have ordered my 36LA without the ladder just for a cleaner look. The only time I ever go on the roof is to clean it in my driveway and I have two...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-06-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,787
Posted By KJB
My previous bath and a half had two black tanks...

My previous bath and a half had two black tanks and one grey tank. While I liked the simplicity of two black tanks it did cause me one issue. The grey tank drain was in the compartment with the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-02-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By KJB
I did get the Kelderman system on my 2011 SOB on...

I did get the Kelderman system on my 2011 SOB on a 22K F-53 chassis. The cost at that time was roughly $5,000 for front and rear. I won’t use terms like “night and day” or even “significant...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-25-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,269
Posted By KJB
I think the Canyon Star 3610 is an awesome coach....

I think the Canyon Star 3610 is an awesome coach. We were shopping a year ago and had it down to two different coaches, the Canyon Star 3610 and the Tiffin Allegro 36LA. We flew from WI to FL so we...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-23-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,380
Posted By KJB
You are correct and I stand corrected. Mine too...

You are correct and I stand corrected. Mine too required 4 holes in the coach.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-27-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,380
Posted By KJB
There are different opinions about rock guards...

There are different opinions about rock guards and whether they do more harm than good. I have a Protect-A-Tow like in the link below. I think it is great. I recently traded in my 2008 Saturn Vue...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-18-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,240
Posted By KJB
I can appreciate your concern and sadly I don’t...

I can appreciate your concern and sadly I don’t have anything to address it. I do have a 36LA currently in winter storage and I wondered how tall of a person could comfortably sleep on the dinette...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By KJB
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-04-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By KJB
Is it called something else in the Apple App...

Is it called something else in the Apple App Store? I searched but didn't find crvmilitary.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-23-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,687
Posted By KJB
Not to be argumentative and I respect your...

Not to be argumentative and I respect your opinion but Menards is one of my favorite stores. In the past year we put hardwood flooring throughout our home and it all came from Menards. Home Depot...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-21-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 67,437
Posted By KJB
16 years old and hotrodding new Pontiacs from our...

16 years old and hotrodding new Pontiacs from our family dealership. MCRD San Diego wasn't too far off in my future.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-15-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,798
Posted By KJB
My only concern with our 36LA is the fact that it...

My only concern with our 36LA is the fact that it has over 200 cu ft of storage. I am fearful my loving wife is going to find “stuff” to fill it. :)
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-14-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,184
Posted By KJB
Wow, $50 a night at Pendleton? Makes me...

Wow, $50 a night at Pendleton? Makes me appreciate all the nights I spent there as a young Marine back in the 60s for free. Or maybe not.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By KJB
I’m in the same boat in Wisconsin that you are in...

I’m in the same boat in Wisconsin that you are in Michigan. We picked up our 2014 36LA on November 2nd and its only trip was to the winter storage facility. First use will likely be May. But also...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-25-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,715
Posted By KJB
Sad, but often true. I too feel the best...

Sad, but often true. I too feel the best information comes from consumers who are actually using the product.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-25-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,342
Posted By KJB
We bought an Allegro 36LA but we gave serious...

We bought an Allegro 36LA but we gave serious consideration to the Newmar Canyon Star 3610 which has a very similar floorplan. There were actually things we liked better about the Newmar than the...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-24-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,687
Posted By KJB
For us, Home Depot is much more convenient than...

For us, Home Depot is much more convenient than Lowes because of location so we shop there frequently. Never had a problem getting the military discount on any purchase amount and never had a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-17-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By KJB
Yes, please do. I am curious too.

Yes, please do. I am curious too.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-07-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,600
Posted By KJB
I had a 2011 36 foot Coachmen Mirada on a 22K...

I had a 2011 36 foot Coachmen Mirada on a 22K F-53 chassis. After 13,000 miles and keeping an accurate fuel consumption log, I averaged 8.0 when not towing my 2008 Saturn Vue and 7.0 when I did tow....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-05-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,607
Posted By KJB
We have our second 36 foot Class A on order. I...

We have our second 36 foot Class A on order. I don’t doubt that the ride might be better on the 40 foot but one of several considerations for us is a 36 foot RV will fit in our driveway for loading...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-01-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By KJB
My 2014 Tiffin is being built this week in Red...

My 2014 Tiffin is being built this week in Red Bay but I don’t see that as a reason to leave the Newmar forum. I feel there is a lot of great information here for owners of all make RVs and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-30-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By KJB
Sorry, this link to photos is not of a 35QBA, but...

Sorry, this link to photos is not of a 35QBA, but a 36LA being built. I'm not certain how similar the construction of the 2 models is. They were posted by a member of the Tiffin RV Network and I...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-08-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By KJB
Interesting read. Do you use this method?

Interesting read. Do you use this method?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-21-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By KJB
Should I Wait For a 2014 Chassis?

I am planning to order a 2014 Class A on an F-53 chassis. Currently they are still using the 2013 F-53 chassis for the 2014 models and I’m trying to decide if I should hold off ordering until I am...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-31-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,716
Posted By KJB
I agree the OP was quite vague but In fairness,...

I agree the OP was quite vague but In fairness, he has also posted on the Tiffin RV Network and his posts are more specific. He apparently has a 2013 30GA that he is having issues with.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-04-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By KJB
Sorry about your woes and even more sorry that I...

Sorry about your woes and even more sorry that I can’t help you. But I am curious where you are staying in South FL. The picture makes it look like a very nice place. We just returned from a trip...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By KJB
I feel your pain and I wish I could help. We no...

I feel your pain and I wish I could help. We no longer have it but our 2011 Coachmen Mirada had the same issue. I had to remove the front hub caps to install or remove the Pressure Pro sensors. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-01-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By KJB
Your point is well taken and now that you mention...

Your point is well taken and now that you mention it I wish I had looked at the chassis label closer. I did see 26,000 but now you have me wondering if it was GVCWR. The RV option list also said...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-30-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By KJB
Updating an old thread. We flew from WI to FL...

Updating an old thread. We flew from WI to FL and finally got to see a Canyon Star 3610 “in the flesh” at North Trail in Fort Myers yesterday. They have 3 in their inventory and what amazed me is...
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