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Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 08-28-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,308
Posted By dondar
Very nice Chris! we got rid of our Excursion a...

Very nice Chris! we got rid of our Excursion a while ago and went with a 38 as well.

Don
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-24-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,590
Posted By dondar
The location in Davis, CA is great to buy from...

The location in Davis, CA is great to buy from but their service sucks!! I took my Fleetwood Excursion in for a squeak. a leak under the bathroom faucet, and crooked captain chair. This was about 3...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-09-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By dondar
We have the Blue Ox baseplate on our 2012 Jeep...

We have the Blue Ox baseplate on our 2012 Jeep Liberty with the ReadyBrute Elite. It's a good solid setup.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-29-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By dondar
I have/had the same problem with the co pilot...

I have/had the same problem with the co pilot seat on our new coach. I'm guessing our unit was at many shows where people used the seat as a handrail when entering the coach. Tiffin ordered a new...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By dondar
Care to elaborate on what the issues are? Do the...

Care to elaborate on what the issues are? Do the shore power issues you experience happen with the generator running instead? When you say 12V system are your referring to house batteries or chassis...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-17-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 61,552
Posted By dondar
About 4 months ago we traded our other motorhome...

About 4 months ago we traded our other motorhome in for our a new Tiffin. I contacted WW regarding this change and was told they could no longer offer ProTek in California. They promptly sent me a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-12-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,876
Posted By dondar
Between fuel, water, black and grey tanks they...

Between fuel, water, black and grey tanks they can swing 300+ gallons depending on if you're full or running everything empty. Not counting propane, def, or adding or removing a couple of passengers....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-11-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,172
Posted By dondar
same issue here with my RED. If I fill up with...

same issue here with my RED. If I fill up with half a tank it only takes 30 gallons. My previous Fleetwood was the same way.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-11-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,876
Posted By dondar
Forget the four corner weights as this will be a...

Forget the four corner weights as this will be a constantly changing number. Just set the tires to the rated weight for each axle and be done with it. This should get you within 5psi to where you are...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 12-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,966
Posted By dondar
Awesome looking coach!

Awesome looking coach!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-11-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,703
Posted By dondar
Sounds like an awesome experience. I hope you...

Sounds like an awesome experience. I hope you love your new QRA as much as we love ours. In my opinion it's the perfect motorhome under 40'
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 11-20-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By dondar
No need to turn the couch or crank our necks as...

No need to turn the couch or crank our necks as we now have a perfect viewing angle from the couch and captains chairs. The TV is on an adjustable arm and only has a slight angle when sitting on the...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 11-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By dondar
Our New 2014 Allegro RED 38QRA

We recently decided we needed more room than our 35 foot Fleetwood would provide us, so we traded it in on the Allegro RED 38QRA with 4 slides.

So far we have been very pleased with everything...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-31-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Really easy to install by feel. Should only take...

Really easy to install by feel. Should only take you 15 minutes. You may need to loosen a connection just enough to rotate it out of the way. I installed two set of two with seperate fillers on my 35C
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-28-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,922
Posted By dondar
My figures are 28% off MSRP and 18% depreciation...

My figures are 28% off MSRP and 18% depreciation so about 160K should be the high end you would want to pay.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-28-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,998
Posted By dondar
Or you can just cut the power cord, strip back 3...

Or you can just cut the power cord, strip back 3 inches on both ends and connect the 4 wires on each side. Easy job that takes 15-30 minutes.

Note: If you don't have one already, you will need to...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Well, after a 500 mile trip from Vegas to Folsom...

Well, after a 500 mile trip from Vegas to Folsom up bumpy 99 in California, we decided to trade the Excursion for something a little quieter. We had so many items that worked themselves loose, I just...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,357
Posted By dondar
Check your inverter panel and make sure it's not...

Check your inverter panel and make sure it's not set to charge at a higher ah than you have. I went through four batteries in a one year old coach because I never checked this when I picked up my new...
Forum: Clubs & Associations 08-20-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,901
Posted By dondar
We live in the sacramento area too, haven't found...

We live in the sacramento area too, haven't found any clubs yet but try to go out in our motorhome as much as possible. Try to do at least two weekends a month, always nice to meet people. Next trip...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-15-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Glad to hear you got it fixed. Here's to a...

Glad to hear you got it fixed. Here's to a problem free trip next time out :-)
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
We have been able to pinpoint and resolve many of...

We have been able to pinpoint and resolve many of our squeaks without going to the dealer. Our total work time once we figured out what the fixes were was maybe 1 hour (less time than it takes to...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By dondar
We sleep much better in the Excursion as well. I...

We sleep much better in the Excursion as well. I did have to extend the bed because I'm 6'2". We can still walk around it with ease, though.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By dondar
Shoot for 30%-33% off MSRP if buying new. The...

Shoot for 30%-33% off MSRP if buying new. The dealers can do this deal but may be hesitant on the 35E since there aren't many out there yet. Best deals can be found at dealers that are ordering in...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Did you get it fixed? I thought there was a way...

Did you get it fixed? I thought there was a way to manually retract or extend the awning.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By dondar
I'm 6' 2" and found the bed to be a bit short. I...

I'm 6' 2" and found the bed to be a bit short. I added a 6x8x60 piece of memory foam at the head to extend the bed. Works perfect and we can still walk around the bed without issue.

Regular...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,687
Posted By dondar
Regarding your question on what's a good price...

Regarding your question on what's a good price for a 2014 35B.

They can be had brand new for around a 140K without even negotiating. You may do better if you offer lower and hold your ground....
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-30-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,030
Posted By dondar
2 - Flow-Rite RV2000 kits with a 2020 pro fill...

2 - Flow-Rite RV2000 kits with a 2020 pro fill from amazon.com
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,030
Posted By dondar
I installed the battery watering system myself in...

I installed the battery watering system myself in about 10 minutes. They can be installed with the batteries in place. I did have to loosen one terminal connection enough to twist it out of the way...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,339
Posted By dondar
Last I checked they had an F rating with the BBB...

Last I checked they had an F rating with the BBB for not paying claims. Others have indicated issues with getting them to pay claims, or even respond about a warranty claim. The fact they wont...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By dondar
DebbieMH, I had the squeak in the front part of...

DebbieMH, I had the squeak in the front part of the dash by the passenger window. This is an assembly flaw which allows the L bracket that runs the length of the inside of the dash to rub against the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
My local RV dealer called Fleetwood and followed...

My local RV dealer called Fleetwood and followed their troubleshooting steps.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Let me guess: The noise is coming from the...

Let me guess: The noise is coming from the passenger side dash/window area?

Mine had been in the shop twice to fix that noise. There is Styrofoam in the dash that can squeak. They replaced mine...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 61,552
Posted By dondar
I have 5 months left on my factory warranty and...

I have 5 months left on my factory warranty and my rig has already spent quite a bit of time being serviced for this and that. It's going back in for a slide issue next week. There are quite a few...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 61,552
Posted By dondar
I have the 5/55/$100 deductible Diamond plan. The...

I have the 5/55/$100 deductible Diamond plan. The cost will be based on your rig, whether it's new like mine or already out of warranty. I found the price to be very reasonable for the piece of mind...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-23-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
The ride is really good. Wind doesn't seem to be...

The ride is really good. Wind doesn't seem to be an issues with the longer wheelbase on the 35B and 35C. Our previous 33A was a handful with 20mph winds. I suspect the 33D would be the same as the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
We do, but the little bugger got in there anyway....

We do, but the little bugger got in there anyway. I just purchased a flea & tick collar to put in the compartment. It's a 3 minute fix now that I know what to look out for.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Great news! The little things seem to always come...

Great news! The little things seem to always come up. Glad to hear you got it fixed.

We just got back from a trip this past weekend. The only mishap was smoke coming from our water heater...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-18-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
I've gone over Donner pass with 4200# toad and...

I've gone over Donner pass with 4200# toad and had no issues. Sure, it might slow down to 35 on the steepest grades, but still faster than the trucks with a full load. Mileage is closer to 9 for me...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-09-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
I just received two samples from him. Going to...

I just received two samples from him. Going to try a 10 and 12 SMD G4 to see what i like best. Then count how many I need. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

My rig has been in the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
We have a 4-door jeep liberty. It doesn't have a...

We have a 4-door jeep liberty. It doesn't have a steering wheel lock and tows like a dream. Just put the transfer case in neutral, put it in park, remove the key and go. I don't hardly notice that...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Here's a pic of our camper in the redwoods

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61886843/camping.jpg
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 61,552
Posted By dondar
I made the decision today to go with Wholesale...

I made the decision today to go with Wholesale Warranties on my 6 month old coach today with their ProTrek coverage 5year/55,000 with 5 year tire and wheel and here's why:

1. I have owned my coach...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-16-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Funny you mention that. I was told by Fleetwood...

Funny you mention that. I was told by Fleetwood that it was designed to be raised about an inch with the carpet draping over (mine is raised about an inch). I looked at all of the pictures online of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 22,686
Posted By dondar
I have no problem with someone knocking on my...

I have no problem with someone knocking on my door as long as the hour is reasonable. If they have a bottle of wine and just want to introduce themselves, all the better. We travel and camp to meet...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By dondar
I also called Flow-Rite. The problem you mention...

I also called Flow-Rite. The problem you mention only pertains to the 4D, 6D, and 8D Interstate Batteries. The GC2-XHD's are compatible with their systems and are not an issue.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-01-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Just added two Renogy 100 Watt solar panels and...

Just added two Renogy 100 Watt solar panels and Tracer 20 amp MPPT controller this weekend. I decided to tackle the job myself and I'm really glad I did. This was such an easy job on the 35C once I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,107
Posted By dondar
"The Camper"

"The Camper"
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-14-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
I also just picked up my Excursion from the...

I also just picked up my Excursion from the dealer. They replaced the Styrofoam with another material and the noise is now gone. It only took the dealer 51 days to get it right with this and a few...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
I just heard from the dealer. They have my dash...

I just heard from the dealer. They have my dash apart right now and are trying to isolate the source of the squeak. They did say there was Styrofoam in there. I'm getting a little impatient waiting...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-03-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 101,077
Posted By dondar
Squeaky Styrofoam is exactly what it sounds like...

Squeaky Styrofoam is exactly what it sounds like and probably the best way to describe it. So far the dealer has had no luck in finding the source :-( They're still looking, though. It's weird that...
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