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RE: Favorite places to eat in Monterey Area

Phil's Fish Market in Moss Landing, across from the PG&E stacks. Parking is tough, but food is great and a good fresh fish market, too. Best copping around! Jardines, in San Juan Bautista is great Mexican food. Nice courtyard seating if weather is good. Used to live about 20 miles from the area so know the places well.
Cider 10/05/19 10:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Must cross Yosemite NP to Convict Lake?

Used to be, years ago, that if you were transiting Yosemite via Tioga, you would not be charged. Times got hard, and the park started charging the $20 fee, regardless. If you qualify for the senior pass, that is the best bet. Also, you really have to watch your height of the RV as there are tunnels that may pose problem on the approach to Tioga pass.
Cider 10/05/19 10:04am Roads and Routes
RE: New to class A

We started out in a MH with the same dilemma - we are now here at the CG, but how to get around without breaking camp every time. Rentals work, assuming you are close to a location that can either deliver, or rent on the way to a G. A few times doing this, we bought a used Jeep JK and solved all the issues with having to rely on other solutions.
Cider 10/05/19 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Horrid experience Denton tx

Hello Dstalls, We apologize for the experience you have had at the Denton Camping World location. We have forwarded your experience to the leadership team for review and follow up. Thank you, Good Sam Care Team I posted my experience last night on social media in some RV forums and it almost went viral. Apparently this is commonplace at camping world. I heard many similar stories. One thread reached over 400 replies within an hour and finally had to be shut down. You guys have a serious pr issue and obvious business ethics issues. I was hard pressed to find ONE positive review for any camping world. This is typical of CW sales and service never to be had. My one experience with them years ago, ended any type of RV relationship with them. I would not go to a CW for anything uness they were the last place on earth to get it done, and then - I'd still have to think about it - real hard!
Cider 09/20/19 03:12pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Fuel economy

. Gets me about 9.5 by the computer. 9.5 MPG - c'mon I always find it interesting how these 36 to 40' + rigs get 9 + mpg driving at 65 MPH or higher. I have a new 35' V10, with all the technology built into it and best I have seen is 8 mpg. The other point here is if fuel economy and savings on gas is an issue, you are in the wrong form of enjoyment with large RV's. JMO.....
Cider 09/10/19 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help the sway

I think the CHF is a 50 - 50 chance of improvement on handling and sway. Sumo springs are an improvement, but does not solve the issue. Our F53, 24K chassis came with Sumo springs and drove like a bread truck with sway, porpoising and rough ride. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can pretty much solve the problem. Items that work: replace front anti-sway bar with loadmaster 1 3/4" sway bar, rear, forward facing anti-sway bar(s), in addition to existing bar, Koni FSD shocks, and rear trac bar. You can take a piecemeal approach or go full bore on upgrades. Also consider 4 corner weight and adjusting air pressure accordingly. If I was gong to take a piecemeal approach to the upgrades, I would do the following: front ant-sway bar, rear sway bar and rear trac bar - maybe $3k - $3.5 K if you have it installed by a shop.
Cider 08/29/19 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safet T Steer or Roadmaster Stabilizer

Put the Saf-T-Plus on my unit and made a significant difference. Very happy with it. I have no basis to make a statement on the Roadmaster.
Cider 08/29/19 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Route 42 in Oregon

Like Tin-Bender says, Bandon to Coquille may have you questioning why you took that route but once past that, it's fine. Just take you time, windy, tight curves.
Cider 08/22/19 09:51am Roads and Routes
RE: Ford F53 Suspension

You can throw all the money you have towards obtaining a smooth ride to mimic air springs. IMO the only remedy that is practical is the https://liquidspring.com/ Yep - for $15K, after market, you can get the Liquid Springs. As an upgrade at the Tiffin Factory, it is a $13.5K option. All reports is this is a real good ride, but you are now in the vicinity of of new, or 1 year old diesel pushers when it was all said and done.
Cider 08/19/19 04:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 Suspension

Sumo springs do help and are an easy install. Koni FSD shocks really help too. We just did a full bore upgrade to our F53: 1 3/4" Roadmaster replacing factory front anti sway bar, added two additional forward facing rear anti sway bars for a total of 3 on rear, rear trac bar to prevent tail wag, Saf-T-Plus steering stabilizer, and quad Koni FSD shocks all around. Also had a 4 corner weight done which stated adjusting tire pressure down to 88 psi and a laser alignment. I could not believe the difference in handling and ride comfort the changes made. No longer whipped after 4 hours of driving and fighting the coach! If you were to take a piecemeal approach - do the shocks, front sway bar and possibly the rear trac bar, then as time and money allows, follow up with the rest, or, just a piece at a time. We decided to just bite the bullet and do it all at once rather than making 3 or 4 trips back and forth over time to get the upgrades. So did you put the Sumo Springs on also?? Or just the items you listed. Mine came with Sumo Springs. It was like driving a bread truck! I have a 35' Tiffin Open road on the 24K F53 chassis.
Cider 08/19/19 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any place to park a trailer for a few hours in bend Oregon

No Bass Pro Shop in Bend, thank goodness! There is a Wal-Mart on 3rd st, at the south end of Bend. Lowes, at Cooley and Hwy 97 at the north end of Bend works, too.
Cider 08/18/19 03:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Thinking of a Mercedes Class C

I owned a 2017 MBS Sprinter for two years, so I can speak to it with knowledge. Good things, driver and passenger seat comfort, visibility when driving, maneuverable in tight spaces, decent MPG on diesel fuel and it towed our 2 Dr Jeep JKS well. Thins we did not like about it: hated the split bed design a real PITA to make up the bed, very low CCC rating so you really have to watch how you pack and be weight conscious, not very much storage space inside or out, very small F/W tank and holding tanks capacities, tiny frig, no real space to relax or lounge in the cabin after traveling, not always able to find ULSD fuel as a lot of places have moved over to Bio-Diesel now, and the cost of maintenance and repairs. Another big factor is if something happened on the road, disabling the vehicle, you can only get service at "authorized MB dealers". This is great if you are on the coast, around a big city, but when you are in Podunk, Wyoming, you are pretty much SOL! You better have a roadside assistance plan that will haul you the 500 miles to the nearest approved facility at the policies expense. We moved up to a Class A MH with the V10, and never looked back.
Cider 08/18/19 03:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 Suspension

Sumo springs do help and are an easy install. Koni FSD shocks really help too. We just did a full bore upgrade to our F53: 1 3/4" Roadmaster replacing factory front anti sway bar, added two additional forward facing rear anti sway bars for a total of 3 on rear, rear trac bar to prevent tail wag, Saf-T-Plus steering stabilizer, and quad Koni FSD shocks all around. Also had a 4 corner weight done which stated adjusting tire pressure down to 88 psi and a laser alignment. I could not believe the difference in handling and ride comfort the changes made. No longer whipped after 4 hours of driving and fighting the coach! If you were to take a piecemeal approach - do the shocks, front sway bar and possibly the rear trac bar, then as time and money allows, follow up with the rest, or, just a piece at a time. We decided to just bite the bullet and do it all at once rather than making 3 or 4 trips back and forth over time to get the upgrades.
Cider 08/18/19 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brother in Law wants to not get in financial trouble

A V10 motorhome is (generally) less expensive than a diesel MH in almost all aspects - initial cost, maintenance, and repairs due to engine issues. The diesel will tow a larger toad, pull a grade better than a gasser. But, if something goes south with the engine - Buckle Up Betty! It is going to be expensive. Maintenance and repair cost were the deciding factors for me going to a V10 in a class A. I also got rid of a Mercedes Sprinter because required maintenance costs at the dealer was getting out of hand. With the kind of money you are talking about, you should be able to buy a quality used Class A with a V10, especially if you have cash in hand.The newer V10's do a great job and the mpg is not that much less than the diesels.
Cider 04/24/19 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing travel trailer with a Sprinter C?

I think you had posted this same question on another forum and I am glad to see that you are getting the same advice here - don't do it..
Cider 04/05/19 03:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: North CAlifornia coast

Simplest route would be 299 out of Redding to Mckinleyville and then 101 north to Crescent City. The road is fine for RV travel, just depends on the time of the year. Another route would be go up to Grants Pass, Or, then take 199 west. This does take you back into California in sort of a round about way. 299 is the most direct route for you, though.
Cider 02/17/19 11:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Comparison Forester 2401R Or Dynamax Isata 3 24RW

Basically, the difference between the two is that the Dynamax has higher end fittings than the Forester. When we made our purchase, we looked at the two 2400R models and I just could not justify the difference in price based on fittings. Nice touches on the Iwata, like the ceiling and recessed LED lights, but there are known problems with the vinyl, padded ceiling splitting around the lights. Our 2400R has a CCC of 1138 pounds, more than enough for the two of us. In reality, all RV's today, seem to be a bit short on the quality aspect. There has also been a lot of complaints about the Isata dinette slide tearing / scouring the linoleum floor and requiring replacement. We have been very pleased wit our Sunseeker MBS. I would suggest that you also consider the Nation series, as they make a nice unit and the interior is more European design looking that the others. Good luck,
Cider 02/12/19 11:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing 4 door jeep

Yep - the diesel will have more torque, at pulling grades than the gasser will. But, as others have said, there is more to the equation than gas vs diesel. 4 door jeeps, unless you buy the 2019 models, tend to be a bit heavy and can push the limits of both switch ratings and RV ratings. If you don't have a motorhome yet, that is the best place to start, and if it is a class C you're after - sort out what models come with diesel. I can tell you right off it is going toe primarily MBS Sprinters and some Super C's. I have a MBS 2400R that I tow a 2 dr JKS with and no issues. I have seen people towing 4 drs with the same rig, and I think they are asking for trouble as they are (probably) exceeding weight limits which could lead to some real warranty issues.
Cider 02/10/19 11:09am Dinghy Towing
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