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Forum: Truck Conversions 04-17-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,661
Posted By Paul R.
There are advantages and disadvantages to the OTR...

There are advantages and disadvantages to the OTR and Business class rigs. The deciding factor is intended use. I wanted something that I could use and maneuver in a state park. This required a...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-23-2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By Paul R.
Marathon

Marathon
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-11-2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Paul R.
4 days/4 people sounds about right for me (75...

4 days/4 people sounds about right for me (75 gallons) without being careful about the amount of water used. What model do you have with a 50 gallon tank?
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-24-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By Paul R.
The TPMS on my 2021 Verona 36VSB provides the...

The TPMS on my 2021 Verona 36VSB provides the temperature of each tire and a warning of overheating.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Paul R.
Iíve neither heard of, nor experienced, any of...

Iíve neither heard of, nor experienced, any of those issues on an M2 chassis.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 06-05-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Paul R.
The PDI tuner works well on the M2, resolving the...

The PDI tuner works well on the M2, resolving the sluggishness of both the engine and transmission. I highly recommend it.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-24-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Paul R.
Use queen size topper/linens.

Use queen size topper/linens.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-23-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Paul R.
60Ē x 75Ē

60Ē x 75Ē
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-22-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Paul R.
Iíll get measurements within the next day or so....

Iíll get measurements within the next day or so. My eyeballs say queen size, so weíll see how accurate I am.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-21-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Paul R.
Youíre welcome. FYI, itís more comfortable to...

Youíre welcome. FYI, itís more comfortable to sleep with your head towards the curb slide, rather than with your head towards the back of the couch (driver side) because the 3 sections of the bed...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-20-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Paul R.
The description in the above post is not the...

The description in the above post is not the slide-a-bed. That post describes the bed in the bedroom.

The couch converts into the slide-a-bed. The bottom cushion folds out and creates two-thirds...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-16-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Paul R.
For future reference, from what I’ve seen on...

For future reference, from what I’ve seen on numerous truck chassis at Freightliner dealers, the standard Airliner truck suspension has one leveling valve that feeds both airbags. With one leveling...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-15-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Paul R.
Iím happy to help. There are a variety of...

Iím happy to help. There are a variety of adjustable leveling rods available, but something like this is the easiest to use:

328389
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-14-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Paul R.
I just went through this with my Verona and...

I just went through this with my Verona and adjusted the airbags myself. It’s pretty easy. First, I suggest you get underneath your coach and take a look at the leveling rods and valves so you have a...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-14-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul R.
Yes, I believe the Verona is a similar driving...

Yes, I believe the Verona is a similar driving experience except it is less susceptible to cross winds and passing trucks due the increased weight. I would have no problem putting my wife behind...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-14-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul R.
As an addendum to my post above, I still prefer...

As an addendum to my post above, I still prefer propane for heat and the hot water heater, but unless you go custom, a hybrid electrical/propane system isn’t available.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-14-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul R.
I loved that 25B because it was so compact. I did...

I loved that 25B because it was so compact. I did a lot of work to it and it ran great. I had all the same concerns you have about making the switch to the bigger Verona. There are certainly places...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-12-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul R.
The big adjustment was wrapping my head around...

The big adjustment was wrapping my head around the fact that itís so much better at boondocking. 150 gallons fresh water, 75 gallons each for black and grey water, a quiet 8kw diesel generator with...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-11-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul R.
I made that leap. Winnebago Spirit 25B to a...

I made that leap. Winnebago Spirit 25B to a Verona 36VSB. I was strongly in favor of the 34VQB until I saw how tight the aisle was to the bathroom with the slide in. I bought the 36VSB and really...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 04-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Paul R.
I would use them if you have people sitting in...

I would use them if you have people sitting in the slide while on the road. Otherwise, as stated above, I wouldn’t worry about them unless you’re getting slide creep.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-29-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By Paul R.
As suggested above, I would replace your door...

As suggested above, I would replace your door seals. It is highly unlikely that after all those years they are still functioning as intended.
Forum: Truck Conversions 03-02-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,661
Posted By Paul R.
I agree. Also, if you work with a dealer willing...

I agree. Also, if you work with a dealer willing to deal, a modest, custom build is less expensive than many would think.
Forum: Truck Conversions 02-28-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,661
Posted By Paul R.
New IKONs are in the $700k-$800k range, so they...

New IKONs are in the $700k-$800k range, so they are substantially more than a Supreme Aire, but to your point, the OP was comparing different classes of RVs. The Renegade Explorer directly matches...
Forum: Truck Conversions 02-28-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,661
Posted By Paul R.
If you’re shopping Newmar v. Renegade, I’ll add...

If you’re shopping Newmar v. Renegade, I’ll add the following:

Compare the curb weights and resulting power-to-weight ratios of the M2 106 based models. The M2 106 based Newmar (Super Star) is...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-24-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Paul R.
I suggest you call one of the well established...

I suggest you call one of the well established Renegade dealers and ask about the year-to-year changes.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-16-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By Paul R.
I sold a 2 year old Winnebago with 13,500 miles...

I sold a 2 year old Winnebago with 13,500 miles in 2 hours on RvTrader for $950 less than I paid for it.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-09-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Paul R.
Talk to these guys; https://pdidiesel.com/ ...

Talk to these guys;

https://pdidiesel.com/

I have tunes in many of my vehicles and wouldn’t go back to stock.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-04-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
The R value with the insulation options is pretty...

The R value with the insulation options is pretty amazing. 33,500 lbs with the DD13 will be great.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-04-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
We had a discussion about it here: ...

We had a discussion about it here:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f297/class-8-otr-super-c-construction-519666.html
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-04-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
There is a big difference in wall construction...

There is a big difference in wall construction between the Explorer and Classic if that matters.

Mike, what is the curb weight of your Classic?
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-02-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
The new Explorers have a single axle, 4 slides...

The new Explorers have a single axle, 4 slides and the Class 8 Cascadia chassis. They are not on the Renegade website at this time. Northtrail has one in stock.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 01-28-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
From what I’ve seen so far, the Explorer...

From what I’ve seen so far, the Explorer construction is like all the other standard production models: Verona/XL/Ikon (2” Vacuum-Laminated Smooth Gel-Coat Sidewalls). The floor plans are limited and...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 01-28-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
Thank you for posting that. Iím not a fan of that...

Thank you for posting that. Iím not a fan of that floor plan. I hope they come out with an opposing dinette/couch floor plan.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By Paul R.
https://familyrvingmag.com/2017/09/01/renegade-val...

https://familyrvingmag.com/2017/09/01/renegade-valencia/

5,100 or 5,800 lbs according to the above article.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-29-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By Paul R.
Did they mention the cab air ride could be...

Did they mention the cab air ride could be retained without the walk through cab? I’ve seen this on some of the newer ones for sale but I haven’t run across anything in writing about it.

Their...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-29-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By Paul R.
Great information. Thank you. I wonder why they...

Great information. Thank you. I wonder why they don’t put reinforcements in the panel at the ladder attachment points. That seems to be a simple solution. At least you can do a hatch at the bunk to...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-29-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By Paul R.
Class 8 (OTR) Super C construction

Iíd like to get more information about the different methods used by Renegade, Showhauler and NRC for the house construction.

With the exception of the Classic, Renegade seems to use the same...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-29-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,435
Posted By Paul R.
If the tow bar mount changes in 2021, it wonít be...

If the tow bar mount changes in 2021, it wonít be long before the parts are available.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-27-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
Please share whatever information you get....

Please share whatever information you get. Functionality aside, the old school aesthetics of the Peterbilt is very appealing.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-27-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
Call IWS. They have experience with both.

Call IWS. They have experience with both.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-26-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
Nice.

Nice.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-24-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Paul R.
What is the purpose of switching from one filter...

What is the purpose of switching from one filter to another?
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-24-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
That weight is pretty good for a tandem axle. Do...

That weight is pretty good for a tandem axle. Do you have tile floors, tiled shower, etc.? I agree that there is no such thing as too much power.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-24-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
The M2 is definitely long in the tooth (2002...

The M2 is definitely long in the tooth (2002 redesign). The over the road trucks (OTR) are all newer designs. The P4 Cascadia, for example, is brand new. Regarding the original posterís question, the...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-22-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
My point is that someone buying a 44,000 lb Class...

My point is that someone buying a 44,000 lb Class 8 with a DD15 will get a “more powerful” coach, but it will still be “underpowered” by your definition. In fact, it’s more “underpowered” than a...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-22-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
Yeah, I think the Newmar Super C is way too heavy...

Yeah, I think the Newmar Super C is way too heavy in all configurations for the M2. Too much money as well.

Iíd be interested in your Classic ordering process. Congratulations by the way.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-21-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
I keep hearing how the M2 is underpowered...

I keep hearing how the M2 is underpowered compared to the Class 8 rigs. While this statement is true with many of the M2 based coaches, particularly the Newmar Super Star which is really heavy, it...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-21-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Paul R.
I found that to be true as well. The M2 based...

I found that to be true as well. The M2 based Verona isnít as tall either at 12í 8Ē and 12í 10Ē for the Verona and Verona LE, respectively, if height matters.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-21-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
Thank you. That makes sense based on the MSRP I...

Thank you. That makes sense based on the MSRP I saw. Are you getting one?
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-20-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,495
Posted By Paul R.
The Verona LE, with its upscale features, is...

The Verona LE, with its upscale features, is comparable to the Explorer. The Dynamax Europa is on the SRV2 chassis, so the engine is smaller than I’d like in a larger RV. You have the better chassis...
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