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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By wjohnson913
Newmar makes a fine gas motorhome but Iím pretty...

Newmar makes a fine gas motorhome but Iím pretty sure Comfort Drive is limited to their diesel line up.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-31-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,518
Posted By wjohnson913
Wow. Itís unanimous. Guess you gotta buy some. ...

Wow. Itís unanimous. Guess you gotta buy some.
I love mine too.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 08-26-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By wjohnson913
60 degree wheel cut with 365 tires is impressive....

60 degree wheel cut with 365 tires is impressive. Saving 275 pounds too. Well done!
Love it when a manufacture seeks improvements.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-26-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By wjohnson913
Not sure if youíre looking at new or used. Buying...

Not sure if youíre looking at new or used. Buying new thereís about 20 grand difference with the with 38N being higher. The 40G would be the most expensive. If you can find a dealer that carries both...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-10-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,772
Posted By wjohnson913
The raised rail is only available on two Phaetons...

The raised rail is only available on two Phaetons that are available on the Powerglide chassis, XHS models, the 44OH and 40IH. The chassis has the same specs as the Powerglide. Larger front axle,...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-28-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By wjohnson913
Your truck should be in 5800-6200 pound range...

Your truck should be in 5800-6200 pound range depending on equipment. The Phaeton is rated to tow 10,000 LBS
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-28-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By wjohnson913
These big rigs donít really accelerate, the just...

These big rigs donít really accelerate, the just gain momentum :)
Forum: Foretravel Owner's Forum 07-12-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By wjohnson913
Every year Newmar publishes a list of fine...

Every year Newmar publishes a list of fine resorts by state or region. Many of them are not class A only but all the finest class A only resorts are listed or have been listed over the years. You can...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By wjohnson913
Agreed. Look at the Freightliner Chassis website...

Agreed. Look at the Freightliner Chassis website and see the differences in the chassis specs between the two. If you buy a 2019 or 2020 it will most likely be on a Powerglide chassis but the specs...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-02-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,224
Posted By wjohnson913
I think itís a big plus. American Coach followed...

I think itís a big plus. American Coach followed Newmar on that last year and Tiffin has one new floor plan in the Bus line with no carpet available now in the 2022 45FP.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-02-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,020
Posted By wjohnson913
Angie I await your video:). I like the F floor...

Angie I await your video:). I like the F floor plan except the kitchen is a bit small. I understand trade offs smaller kitchen, bigger master bath and closet.
If Iím correct it looks like wet bay...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-25-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By wjohnson913
How are Montana roads?

Leaving Big Timber heading up to Columbia Falls MT. Nav shows I90 then Montana state highways numbers 151-200 and 35. Any issues with any of those?
Then down to Polson on either the west side or...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-20-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By wjohnson913
If you are not going to use dish anymore, unplug...

If you are not going to use dish anymore, unplug the HDMI for the satellite receiver and plug in the streaming device. Select ďsatelliteĒ on the TV and the streaming signal will be show on that one...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By wjohnson913
Weíre at the Tiffin rally in Amana Iowa. Techs...

Weíre at the Tiffin rally in Amana Iowa. Techs tell me theyíve had as many as 250-300 coaches waiting for parts to complete them and get them shipped. Guess it could be worse. Ford has 100s of...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-06-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,807
Posted By wjohnson913
Yep. Magne Shade when parked. Keeps more heat out...

Yep. Magne Shade when parked. Keeps more heat out than both the day and night shades combined.
You can see out better than the solar shade and no one can see in (at least during the day)
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 06-03-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By wjohnson913
Looks great, full body paint was a good choice. I...

Looks great, full body paint was a good choice. I know thatís an expensive option but man it makes a huge difference.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-13-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By wjohnson913
Bought a place MCC Indio CA

We spent a month at Motorcoach Country Club in Indio California last winter. After about 2 days I was in the sales office seeing what was available. After leaving there and checking their website...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By wjohnson913
I donít understand the need for transponders at...

I donít understand the need for transponders at all. Plate reading technology works as well as a transponder. It seems you should be able to log on to a state system give them your plate number and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,683
Posted By wjohnson913
Congrats on one of the very finest coaches in the...

Congrats on one of the very finest coaches in the world. Miami OK is halfway between the Tulsa OK and Springfield MO airports. Plan on a few trips there as others have said they and outstanding...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-17-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By wjohnson913
Thanks all. Followed the advice and it worked out...

Thanks all. Followed the advice and it worked out well. Nice resort but it is pretty remote.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-15-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By wjohnson913
Oklahoma City to Oak Grove AR

Weíre in Oklahoma City and heading to Ozark Luxury Resort in Oak Grove AR. Talking with a guy here and he said add 30 minutes and 30 miles and head to Springfield MO then due south to Oak Grove. He...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-27-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By wjohnson913
You put the snap pads one just once and forget...

You put the snap pads one just once and forget about em. Follow the installation instructions and in 10 minutes youíre done.
Iíve got a set and they work great.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-11-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By wjohnson913
Bronco yes, Bronco Sport no.

Bronco yes, Bronco Sport no.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-06-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,201
Posted By wjohnson913
Hereís what I use. ...

Hereís what I use.

https://www.flagpolebuddy.com/
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-23-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By wjohnson913
I looked at several 2021 Buses and Phaetons. All...

I looked at several 2021 Buses and Phaetons. All had ice and water in the door. The Tiffin website shows ice and water in the door in the Phaeton. No pics of the fridge on the Bus website.
I did...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By wjohnson913
I have a forty foot coach with 3 units. Most of...

I have a forty foot coach with 3 units. Most of the time 2 would be adequate but in extreme temps 3 is the way to go.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-06-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By wjohnson913
Congrats! Great looking coach. Beaver built...

Congrats! Great looking coach. Beaver built excellent coaches.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-04-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,088
Posted By wjohnson913
If the smart pig of the Three Little Pigs fame...

If the smart pig of the Three Little Pigs fame built an RV garage.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-01-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,483
Posted By wjohnson913
If I read it right EZ steer (comfort steer) is...

If I read it right EZ steer (comfort steer) is now on the Aspire.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-30-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By wjohnson913
Yep. ...

Yep.
https://mhsrv.com/fleetwood-rvs/fleetwood-bounder
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By wjohnson913
Yep. Not even close. A class A with marginal...

Yep. Not even close. A class A with marginal skills can make that back in easier than a trailer with a driver very good skills.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-29-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,088
Posted By wjohnson913
Me too. Trying to score my next fix now! I do...

Me too. Trying to score my next fix now! I do continue to tell my wife (and kids) this is my last one. I shouldnít do that.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-27-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,025
Posted By wjohnson913
Itís a Tiffin so we call her Tiffany. Weíre...

Itís a Tiffin so we call her Tiffany. Weíre looking at a couple of new ones. If itís another Tiffin, thatís easy T2. If itís an Entegra Anthem that will take some thought.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-26-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,503
Posted By wjohnson913
MVNO is Mobil virtual network operator like...

MVNO is Mobil virtual network operator like Visible Wireless, OTR or Boost Mobile. They use cell towers from the big 3 and provide cell service or data on mostly a prepaid no contact basis.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-23-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,723
Posted By wjohnson913
California has many many problems but most toll...

California has many many problems but most toll roads just use license plate readers. You go on line, put in your plate number and credit card info. It really is a lot more convenient than renting...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-22-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By wjohnson913
Desert Shores in Indio only allows diesel class A...

Desert Shores in Indio only allows diesel class A motorhomes so if you have an upscale gas class A you have to go down the street to the other high dollar resort in town, Motorcoach Country Club.
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-22-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By wjohnson913
You will have an engine brake, commonly referred...

You will have an engine brake, commonly referred to as a Jake brake. I use low most of the time and put it in high when descending steep grades. Depending how your transmission is programmed high...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-21-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By wjohnson913
Maybe have break away braking

Never a good sign when the car you are towing passes you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAn9i9NBGY8
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-21-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By wjohnson913
If your DRV fit no problem with either Dutchstar....

If your DRV fit no problem with either Dutchstar. We kept our fifth wheel in a tight spot with a 90 degree back in. Took more than a few minutes and that was doing it a bunch.
Our class A diesel...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-21-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By wjohnson913
Was your fifth wheel parked in that spot? If so...

Was your fifth wheel parked in that spot? If so how long of fifth wheel. Iíd say if you could get a 36-38 foot fifth wheel in there youíll get a 4018 or 4369 in there.
You didnít say if you are...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-21-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779
Posted By wjohnson913
Iíve had good results with this. ...

Iíve had good results with this.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006LVEU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-20-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,982
Posted By wjohnson913
Iím looking at both now. Difference in sales...

Iím looking at both now. Difference in sales price is 47 grand or about 12%. For me itís worth it, however Iíd be proud to own an Aspire too.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By wjohnson913
To the OP, I donít know what price they quoted...

To the OP, I donít know what price they quoted you but the GT3 can be had for a lot closer to 110k that 150k.
If you like the Georgetown products check out the website for Motorhome Specialist in...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-18-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,578
Posted By wjohnson913
It definitely does not stream as well as Netflix,...

It definitely does not stream as well as Netflix, Hulu or any other streaming channel we have. Itís not just a Roku thing, it didnít stream well on any device even with download speeds of 25Mbps. ...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-18-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By wjohnson913
Iíll follow this thread, but canít give you any...

Iíll follow this thread, but canít give you any good info yet. Weíre staying at the Ozarks RV resort on Table Rock Lake in April. Itís about 30 miles from Branson. I have no idea how it is. It has...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-16-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By wjohnson913
We full time and use YouTube TV. My son has a...

We full time and use YouTube TV. My son has a house in SoCal and thatís where we lived. I have my son log in every 30 days and we travel without issues.
That does mean we get the local stations in...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-16-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By wjohnson913
Yep. Thatís the answer.

Yep. Thatís the answer.
Forum: Full-Timers 01-14-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By wjohnson913
The big 3 seem to be Florida, South Dakota and...

The big 3 seem to be Florida, South Dakota and Texas. The license fees in Texas are less but they require annual or maybe every two years a vehicle inspection and for your coach a special drivers...
Forum: RV Industry Press 01-13-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,768
Posted By wjohnson913
Not sure about that. He is not listed in the top...

Not sure about that. He is not listed in the top 10 owners of Thor Industries and his mutual fund Soros Fund Management is not listed in the top ten mutual funds investing in Thor Industries.
At...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-04-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,442
Posted By wjohnson913
Yikes. Hate to see devices just stop working. We...

Yikes. Hate to see devices just stop working. We switched over the the blue plan in November and got it working in December. So far so good but itís scary to think it may stop at anytime.
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