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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-16-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Summerhouse
Sorry I just noticed this posting. I can...

Sorry I just noticed this posting. I can recommend River Ridge RV Resort near Stanwood, Mi. It is about 12 miles S. of Big Rapids, a nice community. River Ridge is on the Muskegon River so has nice...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-18-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,408
Posted By Summerhouse
We stayed at Myakka RV Resort last year and loved...

We stayed at Myakka RV Resort last year and loved it! We will return this year also. Unfortunately for us, our trip isn't until March!
Hubby runs the clock for our local University for both Football...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,184
Posted By Summerhouse
HGC...sounds like you indeed had some QC problems...

HGC...sounds like you indeed had some QC problems with your unit and that is absolutely no fun, should not happen and regrettable.
It sounds like your dealership however was even more of a problem....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By Summerhouse
Once you winterized your rig a few times, it...

Once you winterized your rig a few times, it really does go quite swiftly. Less then One hour start-to-finish to winterize our Class A. We live in Michigan and have taken mid-winter trips in our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,184
Posted By Summerhouse
When we started shopping for our next coach we...

When we started shopping for our next coach we literally got out a yellow legal pad and listed all the brands/models we were considering. We had a brochure for each one too that we picked up at...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-19-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By Summerhouse
We love our 2014 36LA. As you can see in the...

We love our 2014 36LA. As you can see in the pics, the kitchen and living room area are totally accessible, as is the front 1/2 bath. The bed blocks the path to the rear bath when the slide is in. We...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-15-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,869
Posted By Summerhouse
We too have a 2014 36la and absolutely love it....

We too have a 2014 36la and absolutely love it. Love the floor plan, very happy with all the counter space this model gives. Our coach has the exterior TV, and we did order ours with the residential...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-15-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Summerhouse
We bought two Travasaks when we bought our...

We bought two Travasaks when we bought our previous coach, a Class C. One for the Queen size bed and one for the queen size cabover. Making up both beds took only about 3 mins and looked very tidy...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-08-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 111,288
Posted By Summerhouse
We started out primarily RVing in the summertime,...

We started out primarily RVing in the summertime, so our RV was our summer house. Now that we are retired, we are no longer limited to any particular time of year! But I still like Summerhouse, and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-02-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,393
Posted By Summerhouse
We also had issues with our entry door on our...

We also had issues with our entry door on our 36la. It was adjusted at delivery because it shut with great difficulty. Seemed better but a week later again was shutting wrong. When we returned to the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-07-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By Summerhouse
I have been saying the same thing on Facebook...

I have been saying the same thing on Facebook Oakcreekeric!!! I would give anything to have gas at $1.74/gal. that I payed at my last fill-up on my Tahoe!!!! Could you imagine how terrific that...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-24-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By Summerhouse
On one of your trips through a town with a major...

On one of your trips through a town with a major furniture store, stop in and talk to them. When I bought my leather couch for the house they gave me a cleaning kit. One of the special cleaners was...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,388
Posted By Summerhouse
In response to the original poster, I haven't had...

In response to the original poster, I haven't had any experience with General RV in PA. But, we bought our 36LA from General RV in Wayland, MI and they were terrific to deal with. Their Service Dept...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,385
Posted By Summerhouse
Number 1: get the coach you want. I can't imagine...

Number 1: get the coach you want. I can't imagine spending all the money it takes to buy a coach, ANY coach, and not have what I wanted. Number 2: why spend money to be less then satisfied before you...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 11-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By Summerhouse
79002 We use the Thule Hullivator for each of our...

79002 We use the Thule Hullivator for each of our kayaks. Our kayaks weigh 50 lbs each and the gas assists make it quite easy to lift the kayaks up on top of our Jeep Cherokee.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,014
Posted By Summerhouse
I think the whole idea is for the dealer to be...

I think the whole idea is for the dealer to be sure he isn't going to be 'stuck' with a unit added to his inventory because someone walks away from the deal before the special order unit arrives to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Summerhouse
We bought an inflatable air mattress that we put...

We bought an inflatable air mattress that we put on the sofa hide-a-bed. Works great!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-26-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By Summerhouse
Tiffin doesn't sell straight to consumer. You...

Tiffin doesn't sell straight to consumer. You must find a dealer to order through and take delivery from. Tiffin allows, and even encourages customers and potential customers to come to their factory...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By Summerhouse
Grandcanyon--when we arrived for the group tour,...

Grandcanyon--when we arrived for the group tour, we explained that we had a coach in the build process, and it had begun a few days prior to our arrival. A gentleman asked for our build # ( note:...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-20-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,395
Posted By Summerhouse
We have owned our Tiffin 36la for almost a year,...

We have owned our Tiffin 36la for almost a year, took delivery December 2013. We live in Michigan, and the coach came winterized for the winter. We were not able to test all the water related systems...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By Summerhouse
We went in Oct 2013. Very much impressed with the...

We went in Oct 2013. Very much impressed with the quality of their build and how open they are on the tours. Our coach was being built at that time. We were given total access to watch every detail...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-14-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 48,138
Posted By Summerhouse
We flat tow a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk using...

We flat tow a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk using a Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain tow bar. LOVE IT!! Literally 5 mins for hubby and I to hook up or disconnect together. Great driving daily driver...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-14-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By Summerhouse
We just returned from a week up in Petoskey,...

We just returned from a week up in Petoskey, Michigan. Enjoyed peak fall colors along the Great Lakes shoreline. So beautiful. Have to agree, Fall is such a wonderful time to be out and about in our...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-08-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By Summerhouse
South of Tampa, near Sarasota is Myyakka River RV...

South of Tampa, near Sarasota is Myyakka River RV Resort. It is right on the Myakka River and looked really nice when we toured it last April.
We have booked 4 weeks for next mid March thru April.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-08-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By Summerhouse
Craig N Deb, our daughter and SIL were at River...

Craig N Deb, our daughter and SIL were at River Ridge last weekend also. They LOVE it there! Next summer they will have a seasonal site for the first time. They are very excited! We live just south...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-03-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,620
Posted By Summerhouse
New update on the ceiling LED lights on our 36LA....

New update on the ceiling LED lights on our 36LA. Tiffin has had a few other coaches report issues with the LED lights in the ceiling. Tiffin believes the problem originates from the fixtures, the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By Summerhouse
I haven't heard of this. I take it that this will...

I haven't heard of this. I take it that this will find a water leak.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Summerhouse
Very nice! I wish we had room for covered hone...

Very nice! I wish we had room for covered hone for our coach!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-15-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Summerhouse
You will have so many happy adventures!! Great...

You will have so many happy adventures!! Great decision, we love ours that we took delivery of last December!! Are you planning a visit to the factory during construction? A fabulous experience...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By Summerhouse
Same with our 2014 Allegro 36la-- Dimplex

Same with our 2014 Allegro 36la-- Dimplex
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By Summerhouse
Our 2014 36LA also has the swivel overhead...

Our 2014 36LA also has the swivel overhead reading lamps and I have had no problem whatsoever reading with them. The wall scounces are just good for overall ambient lighting.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-14-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,620
Posted By Summerhouse
Sorry for your problems with your '14 36 LA. We...

Sorry for your problems with your '14 36 LA. We purchased our 2014 36 LA in December 2013. We absolutely love our coach! Yes, we had a few issues; had a problem with our shower, (the enclosure wasn't...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-03-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12,077
Views: 1,670,405
Posted By Summerhouse
A nice heavy duty metal step for when we are on...

A nice heavy duty metal step for when we are on an uneven parking surface, like last trip. After a week of stepping up extra high to get in and out of the coach, my left knee was killing me! We had...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By Summerhouse
Camping World Summit Rocker item #69704. We have...

Camping World Summit Rocker item #69704. We have a pair of these and really like them. They fold relatively flat, are lightweight and very comfortable. We used to store them under our bed in our...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-18-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By Summerhouse
We haven't had an issue with noise from the...

We haven't had an issue with noise from the rollers or slide, but I have noticed marks on the floor. We are currently on a 24 day trip with it and I will try tucking something under the rollers.
We...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Summerhouse
We just traded in our 2010 Jeep Wrangler toad on...

We just traded in our 2010 Jeep Wrangler toad on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The Cherokee was totally redesigned and very nice inside with a great ride. We found the Wrangler as a daily driver...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,814
Posted By Summerhouse
We also have a Allegro 36la. We have fortunately,...

We also have a Allegro 36la. We have fortunately, never yet had the issue you describe. As a former service writer though! I do know that talking to the service dept isn't going to be any help...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-25-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Summerhouse
I believe there are ratcheting gears that prevent...

I believe there are ratcheting gears that prevent the slide from inching out. Ours has never budged an inch!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-25-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By Summerhouse
Upgraded kitchen faucet also.

Upgraded kitchen faucet also.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By Summerhouse
We went down last Oct. from Michigan to Red Bay...

We went down last Oct. from Michigan to Red Bay to watch our 2014 Allegro 36la being built. I thought it was most definitely worth the trip and time. We missed the first two days due to my hubby's...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Summerhouse
We love our '14 36la. I also deleted the oven and...

We love our '14 36la. I also deleted the oven and just went with the micro/convection oven. No regrets here. I much prefer the additional drawers to that near useless (to me) oven. I didn't know they...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-21-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,901
Posted By Summerhouse
Soon as we got our new coach home I removed every...

Soon as we got our new coach home I removed every sticker I could find, inside and out. Not manufacturer brand or model. Just all that garbage stuff that ruins the look of what I just bought,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Summerhouse
I would certainly think that a coach's warranty...

I would certainly think that a coach's warranty extends to any and all owners during the said warranty purchase. That is the way it is with the chassis; 3year/36,000 mi for us. I can't imagine it is...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-08-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By Summerhouse
If you rent a Rug Doctor or similar machine, they...

If you rent a Rug Doctor or similar machine, they have an upholstery attachment. This will reach where you need to and does quite a good job. I use one on our coach carpet once/year. Also do my...
Forum: New Member Check-In 05-20-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Summerhouse
Welcome! I joined several RV forums a full year...

Welcome! I joined several RV forums a full year before we bought our first RV. I knew what I wanted to do, but was a total novice at how to accomplish it! I spent literally hundreds of hours reading...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-16-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By Summerhouse
I believe the 2013 model year was where the...

I believe the 2013 model year was where the 24,000lb chassis was introduced. Some 36LA models have the 22,000 lb chassis and some the 24,000 lb., depending on which model specified/ordered. We took...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Summerhouse
Straight-line Winds reek havoc on trres, buildings

Straight-line winds in excess of 60mph hit our area Thursday evening. Dozens of trees down, several roads closed due to downed trees, wires or washed out by the flooding conditions. Many businesses...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By Summerhouse
I have to agree with garykk, 20-25% off when you...

I have to agree with garykk, 20-25% off when you have a trade-in on a Tiffin is probably real close to the norm. Tiffin dealers don't have as much play room. You may get 30% or higher on other...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12,077
Views: 1,670,405
Posted By Summerhouse
Just brought the Jeep Trailhawk home. Had dropped...

Just brought the Jeep Trailhawk home. Had dropped it off at the beginning of the week to have base plate, wiring and Invisibrake installed. We are ready yo rock and roll now!!
Next up is 2 kayaks...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12,077
Views: 1,670,405
Posted By Summerhouse
Bought a new toad to drag along, 2014 Jeep...

Bought a new toad to drag along, 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The base plates, wiring and Invisibrake being installed as we speak.
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