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Purchasing Motorhomes

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  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    Hey, Mark!

    In case yo get bored with your motorhome I've found its replacement!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    edited October 2011
    Shoot, I don't follow this discussion, but we were in ME and NY in August/September. We hit a couple of detours in NY from the aftermath of Irene. Should have kept my eye out for you.

    Next time you need to head up on the ferry to Newfoundland. And after hitting Niagara on the return leg, pop over to Port Huron and go north about 12 hours to my neck of the woods. :shades:

    (Somewhat on topic, after our roadtrip, we are sort of tire kicking new tents :shades: ).

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  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    edited October 2011
    Ha! Ha! 12 hours north? Will I be at the north pole? I'll have to winterized my motorhome! :surprise:

    Maybe one day we'll work our way up to Newfoundland, I would love to see it!

    We are back in Southern California (mid 80's) and I just had the motorhome washed yesterday and put into storage. We might make a quick trip up to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Can't let the MoHo sit for long! :P

    Mark156 :blush:

    PS. Fezo... that motorhome is all over RV.net.... only a mother could love that! LOL!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    It can be the banana belt right on the lake.

    Getting to the lake ... well, that's another matter. :shades:

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  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    I'm back in the motorhome starting in January going to Quartzsite, AZ, Morro Bay, CA., Temecula, CA (Big RV group)... and now in Newport Beach, CA., for a couple of days. Each trip about a week long so it gives me a change to clean and tidy up between trips. My next trip will be to Paso Robles, CA., (wine country) at the end of March meeting an RV group.

    I finally had the third repair done on the dash air. Not happy that the repair shop charged me but they said that two seals that had not been leaking were the cause. If it happens again, we are having a 'meet your savior' kind of talk. :mad:

    We are up to 50,650 miles and I'm averaging about 8.2 mpg from my Aladdin computer. The tires are reaching their six year date so that is on the back of my mind. I'm thinking early next year I'll spring for a new set of tires as they will be 7 yrs. old. You just don't want a blow-out in a 40,000 lb. vehicle... too much damage. :sick:

    Mark156
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    edited January 2013
    I'm still traveling but not as many trips as some family issues have come up that have taken my attention away from RV trips. But, tomorrow I'm heading to Quartzsite, AZ, meeting 116 RV's in my travel group. We'll have 5 days of fun, pot-luck dinners and a maybe a libation or three. :P

    We do have a trip planned for upper Michigan in July as my nephew is getting married and it should be beautiful that time of year!

    Just bought a new 2013 Honda CR-V so I had to have it set up for towing like the '07 CR-V. $3,500 later and a new front protection cover for $400, we're ready to roll!

    Come on folks, start RVing!!!! It's good for building family memories! :blush:

    Mark156

    PS. We're at almost 57,000 miles on our 2008 Monaco Dynasty purchased in April 2007.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    We do have a trip planned for upper Michigan in July as my nephew is getting married and it should be beautiful that time of year!

    It's a big stomping ground but that's where I am. There's a campground a few blocks away on Lake Superior in fact. Give a shout!

    It will be nice in July. The initial wave of bugs should be gone and that's when it starts to be consistently warm.

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  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    It's been almost six years since we've been RVing. So, since we are ALL electric, I wanted to change out our 8 house batteries (we still have 2 chassis batteries that start the engine ). I decided to go with the AGM batteries as they are low maintenance which means that you don't have to add water monthly and have much less sulfating (white powder that you remove with baking soda).

    I had the slide-out battery trays repainted as they started to rust from the sulfating. They look fantastic now!

    The AGM's were $359 each which was a BIG commitment, but worth it! :shades:

    Mark156
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    edited June 2013
    The big summer trip is on the horizon which will be about 7,300 miles. So, new tires all around were on the list. Just had them installed this past Friday. Eight 295/80R/22.5, Michelin XZA-2 Energy's. I bought them through the FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association)..... which generally saves about $100 per tire.

    The service facility gave me $50 each for my take-off's that were 7.5 yrs. old with 57,700 miles on them. In the 'truck/RV' world, tires should be replaced at about 7 yrs. regardless of mileage.

    I got the tires for about $680 each plus balancing and installation. Total of about $6,100 including tax.

    M156
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