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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-07-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,868
Posted By Jack1234
I believe this pretty much answers the original...

I believe this pretty much answers the original post?


https://news.nationalpost.com/homes/condos/marilyn-lincoln-condo-qa-set-the-lawyer-on-lazy-owner-who-wont-park-in-his-own-spot
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,284
Posted By Jack1234
We live in Sooke .....which is about 30min....

We live in Sooke .....which is about 30min. outside downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island (British Columbia) & on the Pacific Ocean .....which keeps our winters snow free and for the most part our...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,284
Posted By Jack1234
We have FT -RVed twice and in each instance our...

We have FT -RVed twice and in each instance our tolerance and endurance for living in an RV and the magic of the lifestyle wears-off in just under 36mo. Lots of great memories, but also very happy to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-13-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jack1234
The usual tongue weight for a 16k fifth would be...

The usual tongue weight for a 16k fifth would be 20% (3,200 lbs). It appears that you have around 2,700 lbs (max) of unused payload capacity. This (3,200) would put you over-weight by 500lbs...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-12-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jack1234
The weight of your truck is 8,600....add your...

The weight of your truck is 8,600....add your wife, your hitch, your dog and a bag of Cheetos and your can probably assume a wet weight of 9k. Subtract 9k from your truck GVWR and you'll get your...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 08-09-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 175,878
Posted By Jack1234
04 Roseair- Spartan / Cummins / Allison.

04 Roseair- Spartan / Cummins / Allison.
Forum: Full-Timers 08-02-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,395
Posted By Jack1234
Because....depreciation is a $cost just like...

Because....depreciation is a $cost just like food, fuel or any other aspect of your life on the road.
Forum: Full-Timers 08-02-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,395
Posted By Jack1234
Fulltime Costs

$6k p/mo. Is what it cost us to FT for 30mo. In addition.... the the cost of depreciation on our MH added another $1K p/mo to our cost. Total cost..... $210,000 for this adventure.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-18-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
WHY wait several years and harm your health? ...

WHY wait several years and harm your health?

A visual check (assuming X-ray vision that can see through walls and detect mold!!) and a wipe down with shop towels. REALLY....please don't tell me...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-17-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
Expert Advice Requested: New 2015 King Aire flooded with 50 gallons of water

Jeeeez Mike.....I think I may have been guilty of unfairly thinking that Newmar was taking the Mold concern lightly or that their testing was somewhat unprofessional. Clearly the tried and true...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
Expert Advice Requested: New 2015 King Aire flooded with 50 gallons of water

If this was my Coach I would very carefully review the mold report and remediation. This is a very serious issue with health consequences and likely the only issue which could qualify the OP for a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-09-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
FWIW....I wouldn't let the possibility of mold...

FWIW....I wouldn't let the possibility of mold drop just yet if it were me. Certain types of mold can be categorized as "toxic" and a health hazard. As such, mold may be your best chance for a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
I agree with Sky in that Newmar seems to me to...

I agree with Sky in that Newmar seems to me to moving forward on this matter in a professional and entirely logical fashion. This is not a $99 toaster and to expect Newmar to "toast" a King Aire...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-26-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
Mike....are there NO consumer protection laws in...

Mike....are there NO consumer protection laws in the USA.... Is the sale of motorized vehicles & RVs completely unregulated in the USA? If this is the case....I would suggest that future buyers...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-24-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
Fair enough.....but I think this purchase was...

Fair enough.....but I think this purchase was just a factory delivery....I don't believe Newmar actually sells factory direct? Newmar uses a Dealer sales model which would determine the Dealer & the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 102,088
Posted By Jack1234
In situations such as this my first phone call...

In situations such as this my first phone call would have been to a major law firm that specializes in consumer protection & warranty law. I'm not talking about a lawsuit, legal threats or...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jack1234
Forest...,you are so lucky as Travel Alberta and...

Forest...,you are so lucky as Travel Alberta and Parks Canada just completed their major maintenance project on the lake bottom for Lake Louise....
...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-16-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,795
Posted By Jack1234
My point is they knew about these problems for...

My point is they knew about these problems for years and they did "nothing" to correct the problems. These are not small "fit & finish" problems or problems with third party suppliers.....roof rails,...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-15-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,795
Posted By Jack1234
Bob.....Terrific post in my opinion and...

Bob.....Terrific post in my opinion and refreshing to see an owner honestly contributing feedback on known problems with their brand. These are very, very serious problems and it is unforgivable that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-05-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By Jack1234
Jim...unless there is an overwhelming demand for...

Jim...unless there is an overwhelming demand for 05 Pace Arrows in Florida I would suggest that on a private sale you list it at or just below low NADA and be prepared to drop another 10% to close...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 04-01-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By Jack1234
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,919
Posted By Jack1234
I tried the home handyman sandpaper and aerosol...

I tried the home handyman sandpaper and aerosol spray solution and it didn't work for me. It probably didn't do any real harm... However in your effort to cut a few $$$ corners try not to do some...
Forum: Damon 03-19-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jack1234
Our 04 Cummins is pre-ULSD so we always added...

Our 04 Cummins is pre-ULSD so we always added something for lubrication every 100gal. At around $350 - $400 for the fuel & $4.95 for the additive .....why not?

Would never store a diesel without...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,221
Posted By Jack1234
I understand being upset with Dealers offering...

I understand being upset with Dealers offering wholesale value for our trade....but if "enough" large national Dealers are using this formula .....Maybe this is Fair Market Value?

Regardless,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-05-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jack1234
Beautiful here on the west coast of Canada on...

Beautiful here on the west coast of Canada on Vancouver Island (Victoria). Sunny and 55*.


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Forum: Canada Region 02-24-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,556
Posted By Jack1234
Luckyd.....My apologies....I should have noted...

Luckyd.....My apologies....I should have noted that my last post was a direct "Cut & Paste" from the official ICBC documentation on vehicle importation from the...
Forum: Canada Region 02-24-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,556
Posted By Jack1234
FWIW..... When a vehicle is imported into BC...

FWIW.....

When a vehicle is imported into BC from the US, the Canadian Border Services Agency will collect 5% GST at the border. You are required to pay PST at a rate
of 7% plus luxury surtax if...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-23-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Jack1234
Depending on the time of day when you cross the...

Depending on the time of day when you cross the Border at Sumas you turn right on the Trans Canada and you can stay at Harrison Hot Springs....if you have more time you should make for Manning Park...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-23-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Jack1234
Just to be clear.....are you aware that British...

Just to be clear.....are you aware that British Columbia is larger than every state in the US except Alaska & Texas? Your sig. indicates you are from TN so for perspective ...BC is bigger than TN,...
Forum: Canada Region 02-21-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,556
Posted By Jack1234
In B.C. The following applies; 1) If you...

In B.C. The following applies;

1) If you purchase NEW you pay 5%GST + 7%PST (12%) to the Dealer who is required to collect the tax.

2) If you "import" NEW or USED into the province (from the...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,056
Posted By Jack1234
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-12-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,944
Posted By Jack1234
This is not necessarily the case. Here in B.C. we...

This is not necessarily the case. Here in B.C. we have very strong Consumer Protection laws. In this particular case the concept of buyer beware or "as is" only applies to private sales. When buying...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-07-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 53,203
Posted By Jack1234
At the risk of being dragged further into the...

At the risk of being dragged further into the quagmire of this thread ......my interpretation of the OP's original question was.....Does the benefit of buying "new" justify the savage depreciation...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-07-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 53,203
Posted By Jack1234
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-06-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 53,203
Posted By Jack1234
Rather than endless posts justifying why you...

Rather than endless posts justifying why you purchased New.....isn't the simple question something along the lines of...If you could have a New 2015 Dutch Star for $350k or a Used 2010 King Aire for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-05-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,521
Posted By Jack1234
What's cost or profit got to do with it? If RVOne...

What's cost or profit got to do with it? If RVOne sold (as reported) 100 new DPs at an average cost of $200-300K they grossed between $25-$30m in 5 days. I have no idea how many salespeople RVOne...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-05-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,521
Posted By Jack1234
I recently read on this forum where RVOne sold...

I recently read on this forum where RVOne sold over $25M worth of Entegras & Newmars at the RV show in Hershey. At 5% commission split among 12 salespeople they each took home an average of $100,000...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-04-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Jack1234
Morgan Hill/Scott Valley

We have stayed at Coyote Valley on several occasions and we found it to be a very nice small RV Park. Good paved sites, very nice Club House, pool and little grocery store / coffee shop. It is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-01-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,997
Posted By Jack1234
You've already made the trip on many occasions so...

You've already made the trip on many occasions so you already know 90% of the journey is on a two lane freeway and not much more than an couple hours outta San Diego. You know you are going to nice...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-31-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,521
Posted By Jack1234
Salesmen didn't seem to care if we bought or not

IMO sales is a bit like baseball. You look at a lot of pitches (tire kickers), but only a few are in the strike zone (buyers) and you're a superstar if you bat +.300 (close/sell) and lose your job if...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-29-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By Jack1234
I chose the rattle can $4.99 solution .....but it...

I chose the rattle can $4.99 solution .....but it just doesn't work! It is just a stop gap solution that looks like an amateur job. In my case no sooner had I got one area from spreading and another...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-28-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,490
Posted By Jack1234
500hp isn't enough?

The variable that is being overlooked in this discussion is "mass". The big Dutch Stars and the Essex are both 54,000lbs (mass) but the DS only has 450hp (120lbs/1hp) while the older Essex has 500hp...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By Jack1234
BTW...I would not boondock in the Baja other than...

BTW...I would not boondock in the Baja other than on the beaches (with all the other gringos). If you boondock on your own it can be very lonely and IMO you'll just be asking for trouble. Campgrounds...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By Jack1234
We've been up & down Mex.1 many many times as we...

We've been up & down Mex.1 many many times as we have a home in Cabo. Since the MH will be your only source of transportation, if you can make do with a 6' wide Van conversion rather than an 8' wide...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-28-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By Jack1234
Once it starts there is no cheap or easy way to...

Once it starts there is no cheap or easy way to reverse clear coat peel.

Before it gets too bad I'd have a professional body shop repair it. In most cases several months later you will find it...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-26-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,209
Posted By Jack1234
Lots of good advice....we went from a 30' fifth...

Lots of good advice....we went from a 30' fifth wheel to a 38' Class A. While it sounds counter intuitive the 38' Class A was actually the "downsize".

With a trailer you will be 20' for your...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-22-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Jack1234
We love the Maricopa Parks! Usery is beautiful...

We love the Maricopa Parks! Usery is beautiful except for the noise from the gun range which scares our dogs. It is actually the only county park in Mesa. McDowell, while even nicer in our opinion,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,115
Posted By Jack1234
Mike..... 1) At MHSRV in Texas they...

Mike.....

1) At MHSRV in Texas they currently have 20 (2015) Entegra Cornerstones with an MSRP of $625k....they discount these units by around 25% to $469k.

2) MHSRV also have 2 (2103)...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-21-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,115
Posted By Jack1234
Interesting Research

I think the $$$ argument for used vrs new goes something like this.

1) Where I live if I was to purchase and pay $400k for a new coach ......before I could leave the lot I would have to write a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-19-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By Jack1234
It seems to me that the original post posed a...

It seems to me that the original post posed a very interesting question. While I have not done a line by line comparison of both Coaches ....it is pretty clear that they are absolutely comparable and...
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