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Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-13-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By B Bob
My GVW is 48,500. I have a 2002, and that is...

My GVW is 48,500. I have a 2002, and that is what it says in the brochure. And the GCVW is 55,500. 2001 and 2002 are basically the same. My coach is 6071. My coach is in an inside storage lot...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-06-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,826
Posted By B Bob
I have 40 years of motor homing in so far. In my...

I have 40 years of motor homing in so far. In my humble opinion when you drive houses 65 mph down some of the miserable roads that pass for interstates and State roads in the USA these days things...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By B Bob
Marylandrich - We have had our Affinity for quite...

Marylandrich - We have had our Affinity for quite some time. A lot longer than we have owned other travel toys like previous Motorhomes and Sailboats. There is no doubt that the 2002 Affinity is a...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-31-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By B Bob
We have the same year and model coach as coco...

We have the same year and model coach as coco Dave too. I remember when he was going to buy that coach a while back and he asked me some questions about owning one. I am sort of getting ready to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,230
Posted By B Bob
It depends on if you only have dash air or have...

It depends on if you only have dash air or have dash + a back OTR air. Our current coach which we have owned for ten years has a dash air plus another over the road air conditioning system in the...
Forum: Clubs & Associations 06-29-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By B Bob
We had a TT zone pass for about 7-8 years. The...

We had a TT zone pass for about 7-8 years. The small town we live in has a TT park and we stored our motorhome there for a couple of years. And the small town my sister lives in 1500 miles away the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-29-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,181
Posted By B Bob
I have driven back and forth across the USA a...

I have driven back and forth across the USA a number of times. I have only used I 70 once. We have a 42' tag coach with a large diesel, but I find that route not fun to drive. My point, you took a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,750
Posted By B Bob
For me and likely for you if you take a longish...

For me and likely for you if you take a longish test drive you will be able to sense fairly quickly how well a coach handles. Be sure to go on a freeway and drive at 60-65 for a while. As far as an...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-23-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,548
Posted By B Bob
Nickname was an accident

Lol I miss read your name the other day when I replied.

Bob
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-19-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,548
Posted By B Bob
Bitchy Boy "I can understand your...

Bitchy Boy

"I can understand your frustration but doesn’t everything have a reasonable end-of-life for support? I don’t know your coach, but is it something that can’t be replaced with a generic...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-04-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By B Bob
JJ R - There are quite a few things to do along...

JJ R - There are quite a few things to do along that route. Right on I 40 in Arizona is the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Parks. This is right next to the small town of Holbrook...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-31-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By B Bob
We stayed at the KOA in Grants last fall. Then...

We stayed at the KOA in Grants last fall. Then visited El Malpais the next day. Wear your hiking shoes when going to El Malpais. That KOA is quite nice. They take orders for diner and bring it to...
Forum: New Member Check-In 05-31-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By B Bob
Welcome Mike and Valerie We are also in the...

Welcome Mike and Valerie

We are also in the San Diego area - east county. Welcome to RVing. Electrical knowledge is very helpful when traveling in an old RV. If I can be of help or information...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By B Bob
Both Cat and Cummins make good and not so good...

Both Cat and Cummins make good and not so good motors. In my opinion making sure you have a good one is more important than the choice between these two iconic American brands. For example, we have...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-25-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By B Bob
About 12 years ago I hired some carpenters to put...

About 12 years ago I hired some carpenters to put wood flooring in about 40% of our house. Went to the local floor - carpet store and picked out real solid wood ones from a Swedish company, the wood...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-22-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,427
Posted By B Bob
I never had an issue until I did. Pulled over to...

I never had an issue until I did. Pulled over to the side of the road and went back to visit the toilet and there is water all over the place that was just starting to leak. Ran up turned it off...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-19-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 18,530
Posted By B Bob
I think lots of people including me are waiting...

I think lots of people including me are waiting to see what happens. My guess is that it will depend on the area you are going to. Some middle of the country States will likely be open sooner than...
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-19-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By B Bob
How fun. Welcome. Hope you have many great...

How fun. Welcome. Hope you have many great adventures in your new rig.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-19-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,310
Posted By B Bob
I have 6 8D batteries with my Affinity. It is an...

I have 6 8D batteries with my Affinity. It is an all electric coach. All of my batteries are AGM. About 3 years ago I got tired of having storage facility forget to turn off all the power and ruin...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,750
Posted By B Bob
paul65k - I did not even get into the details of...

paul65k - I did not even get into the details of house to chassis length ratio. And BTW we looked at and thought highly of Alpine coaches when we were looking for rigs a few years back. I have...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-18-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,638
Posted By B Bob
When you make tight turns or back up you want to...

When you make tight turns or back up you want to lift the tag or minimize pressure on it. Ours has a switch to raise it. And it has a 14 mph limit when it goes down automatically when you go over...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,750
Posted By B Bob
Just to be clear I said to not buy shorter than...

Just to be clear I said to not buy shorter than 36', I did not say to not buy 36'. When I last did the research there were some well balanced 36' rigs. Many people with shorter rigs like them and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-17-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,750
Posted By B Bob
Generalizations of brands much of the time does...

Generalizations of brands much of the time does not work. You are buying one coach not a brand. So it makes not so much difference what the average is for the maker, but it maters a great deal how...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-17-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,638
Posted By B Bob
I have a 42' Country Coach with a tag. One of...

I have a 42' Country Coach with a tag. One of the main reasons I bought this coach ten years ago was it's stability on the road. With 42' I have two very large pass through storage areas. Not so...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-05-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,557
Posted By B Bob
I bought our RV in the last big downturn. I had...

I bought our RV in the last big downturn. I had money to buy when not many did, so I got a very good deal. I would guess that lots of people will buy to snap up good deals. Maybe more in the lower...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-12-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By B Bob
I have bought twice through the FMCA program and...

I have bought twice through the FMCA program and frankly had a little sticker shock both times. I like Michelin tires but have had Goodyear, Firestone, Dunlop (owned by GY), and BF Goodrich tires in...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-03-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 35,856
Posted By B Bob
My own observation is that making comments on...

My own observation is that making comments on "death rate" is really early. Right now information about this illness will have to be sorted out before making a lot of predictions.

On the other...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-01-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By B Bob
Utah and Florida or any other humid low land site...

Utah and Florida or any other humid low land site like New Orleans are very different in June. In the first place most of Utah is well above sea level. And all of Utah is arid. We have been to...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-01-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 35,856
Posted By B Bob
We have cancelled driving the bus to China or...

We have cancelled driving the bus to China or Milan.

Seriously, I am just going to activate my normal precautionary procedures from when we go on a cruise.

1. Wash hands frequently making...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-28-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By B Bob
Some spare parts are just general and some are...

Some spare parts are just general and some are based on what motorhome you have.

Some basic ones are.

1. Duct tape.
2. Basic tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, spare light bulbs, wiper...
Forum: New Member Check-In 02-27-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By B Bob
Welcome. Let us know about your new rig when it...

Welcome. Let us know about your new rig when it arrives and what you like about it.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-27-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,032
Posted By B Bob
Forgot to mention washer-dryer. We have a combo...

Forgot to mention washer-dryer. We have a combo one. Our coach came with it. The capacity is small. And the clothes tend to come out pretty wrinkled. Not ideal. I use ours once in a while. My...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-27-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By B Bob
Cowboy 0001. The slide extension switch on...

Cowboy 0001.

The slide extension switch on our Affinity rear slide stopped working about four years ago. I stopped by HWH in Iowa and they fixed it up pretty quick for me. If you are not near...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-27-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,032
Posted By B Bob
There are a lot of different models of Country...

There are a lot of different models of Country Coach. I would suggest shopping for one that has as much as possible of your wants included. And to get as well maintained a rig as possible, not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,541
Posted By B Bob
The best coach is the one that is paid for. That...

The best coach is the one that is paid for. That is the one where the title is in your hands.

If money were no object I would want a brand new Prevost and a full time driver/butler/bus washer. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-18-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By B Bob
You need to state which model Country Coach. ...

You need to state which model Country Coach. Magna, Intrigue, Affinity and so on. There are differences in the models.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-25-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By B Bob
cowboy0001 - Our coach is very similar to yours. ...

cowboy0001 - Our coach is very similar to yours. We had lots of problems with our windshields for a number of years. Both the drivers and passengers windshields would occasionally come out a little...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By B Bob
When we looked for a used coach a few years back...

When we looked for a used coach a few years back I had to do a LOT of work to find what I wanted. I checked all the sales methods like eBay, RVT, RVtrader, and so on to see if the coach was listed...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-14-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By B Bob
We have owned our coach for just over ten years...

We have owned our coach for just over ten years now. Almost all of the repairs with our coach were in my first three years of ownership fixing things the previous owned did not take care of when...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-03-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,093
Posted By B Bob
Our coach is a 2002 and all electric. So 17...

Our coach is a 2002 and all electric. So 17 years is pretty old. But then before that we drove a 32 year old GMC. We have owned this coach for ten years and we like the all electric. I think...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-31-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,144
Posted By B Bob
In ten days we will have owned our coach for ten...

In ten days we will have owned our coach for ten years. When I bought the coach it had 6 Michelin and 2 Goodyears on it. At the recommendation of an RV friend I bought some Firestone replacements...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-31-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By B Bob
In ten days we will have owned our Country Coach...

In ten days we will have owned our Country Coach ten years. My wife and I have had some of the best experiences of our lives together in our CC. When we were looking way back 10 1/2 years ago we...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-12-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,349
Posted By B Bob
I am 71 and doing fine. But we have some close...

I am 71 and doing fine. But we have some close RV friends who are mid to late 80's and still driving 40' motorhomes. The guy that is just about 89 keeps saying he is going to stop. My opinion is...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 09-12-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,749
Posted By B Bob
We have traveled by motorhome with Airedales. ...

We have traveled by motorhome with Airedales. They are wonderful dogs and do not shed. Not shedding is important unless you love to vacuum. Every day. Poodles don't shed. Many of the doodle dogs...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,602
Posted By B Bob
Our motorhome is a 2002 and has 146,000 miles on...

Our motorhome is a 2002 and has 146,000 miles on it. Brakes still fine and they are original. I have them inspected once a year.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-06-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,496
Posted By B Bob
Capt Bob - I have the printed Mountain Guides...

Capt Bob - I have the printed Mountain Guides that I got at least ten years ago. I don't use them very much any more as the Allstays app has steep grades marked at it is easier to use than the books.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-06-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By B Bob
MWedge - I checked into replacing my 17 year old...

MWedge - I checked into replacing my 17 year old rear camera last summer. The local RV shot said they could do it but would be a big job and cost a lot.

However, in checking into replacing it...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-06-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,869
Posted By B Bob
vChris619 - I have had some issues with my...

vChris619 - I have had some issues with my leveling system which is likely the same one as yours. Mine is not perfect but it does work pretty good after having San Diego RV Center replace one of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,074
Posted By B Bob
Last time I looked at coaches was in 2007-2008. ...

Last time I looked at coaches was in 2007-2008. We spent a lot of time comparing specs and did look and drive both several Beavers and several Country Coaches. My wife and I both really liked the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,347
Posted By B Bob
Fact - I have been driving motorhomes I either...

Fact - I have been driving motorhomes I either owned or rented since 1980. I have never had an explosive blow out. I have had one nail in my drive tire which caused a slow leak once in the last 10...
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