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RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Can you share how much money you saved vs buying the same unit brand new? I'm just curious. Seems like a strange business model that company has...They buy it new and THEY eat the immediate depreciation when they turn around and sell it with 6000 miles. Hard to believe the rental income from 6000 miles worth of rentals would be worth it to them. -Chris I have no idea how they manage it, but we saved about $20k compared to our local "Big Box" dealer on the same unit. And it's not too stripped down: has dual coach batteries and a 100W solar panel and the "pretty" interior. Downside: no power driver's seat. You guys have a used car lot, right? I could see a couple reasons they do this. Either, A. This is in anticipation of a declining market and they're trying to off load a bunch they can get cheaper next year (although RV season is just ramping up in the F L A). Or B. They're a used RV dealer doing a similar thing as Ichabod showed. Great prices to buy new in bulk. Can't re-sell as a new car dealer for the Brand. Rentals are more local or lower miles (guessing most F L A vacation renters aren't driving the RV to California, but rather for a loop around the area and a week parked at Disney with the kids). They get more $ per mile revenue than what one may consider a typical rental, like take the family to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone from, wherever. So they make great $ per mile and then dump 'em quick while they're still literally "like new." (Very similar to what I used to do with our personal vehicles when I had time, the economy wasn't weird and the internet didn't exist so every seller didn't "know what they got" and every buyer wasn't a wannabe Richard Rawlins. For years, my wife drove a new ish truck basically for free. Buy used low mile truck, only for a good deal, put it up for sale shortly thereafter for more money. Sell in 6 months or so before the miles went up much and no value lost, repeat as soon as another vehicle was found. Note this partly only worked due to the State's cheap title and tags and no sales tax implications on private party used vehicle purchases.)
Grit dog 10/06/22 02:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: If your going to ask for help then you should ************

To the extent this is a Tech Issue and not a personal issue, don't be so passive aggressive. Get after it! Be specific. lol
Grit dog 10/06/22 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Found: The perfect campground???

What state are you in?Looks like Arizona It is, Salt River chain.
Grit dog 10/06/22 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2006 Ford E450 Transmission issue

We did not use Tow/Haul and tried to keep the transmission locked in overdrive as much as possible...just let it slow down on the hills but would shift down if we got below 45mph. These are literally the 2 worst things you can do to the transmission from the drivers seat, short of maybe shifting it into reverse at 55mph..., if trying to lessen the stress on the trans or run cooler. :S
Grit dog 10/06/22 02:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I myself is watching a Tesla semi conversion into Type A rv.:p:R Is it going to be a very forceful, demanding RV that likes to lead and doesn't take no for an answer? Or did you mean Class A? I'd think a conversion would be more like a Class C, super C to be specific, but I'm not in the top 2% of intelligence , so what do I know...
Grit dog 10/06/22 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

* This post was edited 10/05/22 11:16pm by an administrator/moderator * Huh? It was censored. Lol, you're gettin' doxxed by rvnet, Matt!
Grit dog 10/06/22 01:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

:) My furnace, HVAC system, runs on 240 volts. So my generator won't run it either. My furnace is a woodstove. My Honda doesn't do much for it either.... Relevance?
Grit dog 10/06/22 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Found: The perfect campground???

If you liked Roosevelt, Apache is even more awesome-er. Didn't care for the crowded lakes close to town, even though that's where we ended up most of the time. Launching the boat at Roosevelt was not horrible, albeit a little intimidating. Never did it unless we had a second truck there and enough tow straps avaialble.
Grit dog 10/06/22 01:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Interesting posts to say the least. I purchased the Ctek and have it connected to my two batteries that I pulled from the 5er. After a week the voltmeter shows the maintenance charge at 13.8. Is this maintenance that high? I would have thought it to be somewhere around 13 to 13.2. I really don't want to boil out the batteries. They are filled up but I am just wondering if this is ok before I hook them up to the truck. To others that posted to start the truck or drive it periodically, I can't do that when I am not here for the winter. Float mode is 13.6v according to a ctek manual. But you’re probably not understanding the smart aspect of the charger. It doesn’t just float 24/7/365 on a fully charged battery. That’s why it’s a smart charger!
Grit dog 10/06/22 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

I think you just explained why the CUMMINS does NOT need more than a 6 speed. Agreed. But could sure make great use of the extra gears…
Grit dog 10/06/22 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Grit, the OP has consistently added on topic relevant factual information. Try it sometime. I do. Wherever appropriate. Might even say I contribute about 1000% more helpful knowledge sharing in general on this forum than you do. Unlike 8.1 who habitually shares that he’s still infatuated with something that is largely irrelevant to RVing. But is there any actual relevance to a 5 year old topic that has been beaten like a red headed step child with spam, for about 4 of those 5 years? Would be as relevant as me pulling up any 5 year old thread about something “new” at the time and posting something that I’m pretending is actually news about the same thing…. How’s that power wall, or whatever the Califruittys call the thing that’s going to save the power grid down there, coming along?
Grit dog 10/06/22 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Grit, the OP has consistently added on topic relevant factual information. Try it sometime. Why is an a electric semi relevant to an RV forum? Rivian? Yep. Ford Lightning? Yep. Cyber truck? Mmmmmmm, not really. It's not even made yet...but ok I guess wishing is ok. I guess we only have 3 more months to wait for the Semi according to you, 8.1 and Tusk. Right on. Can't wait. :B:B:B No moving the goal post now. You're not buying an electric semi to pull your popup camper? He’s still driving a 2001 F1fiddy…. Just a tad hypocritical given his typical posts regarding vehicles on here.
Grit dog 10/06/22 11:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

Contrary to my previous post there are a couple tires I DONT like. 1. Is anything that starts with Michelin….but whatever. 2. GY Duratracs. First the good. They wear as well as any quality AT/MT tire. They actually out kick their coverage in the treadwear department considering how aggressive they are and how good of traction they get in inclement conditions. But something about that particular tread design pattern (a pretty exclusive pattern. Don’t see others that look similar) makes them far and away the loudest tire that is not a dedicated mud tire (Talking tires like Swampers, not your run of the mill MTs) that I have ever used. On my second set. First ones I bought voluntarily. Held up well considering 95% of the miles were basically I-70 and SH82 in Colorado. High speed mountain curves. A year of commuting through Glenwood Canyon at far greater than posted speed limits… They were howlin mofos! Current set, OEM on my Trailboss. 45k miles and I’d still run them this winter no problem tread wise. And I drive over Snoq Pass couple times a week year round. Wonderful tread life. But they are literally louder than ANY other MT tire I’ve ever had. Hands down, no contest. So loud that at certain speeds they actually resonate in the cabin. And I’ve rotated them no less than a half dozen times since new. Back tires to front, they quiet down a little because the minor tread feathering that happens on steer tires has been flattened out by running on the drive axle. And within a few tanks of gas they’re back to sounding like 44” Interco TSLs!! I’d use them in a heartbeat in only snow conditions or jeepin. They are horrible for a daily driver.
Grit dog 10/06/22 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

How many of you are going to be willing to pay an extra $1500 (just a guess) for a high output Powerstroke? Did Ford up and hire a bucnh of ex Ram guys and now all cornfused or what the hay is going on? NVM the absolute mystery of the new 6.8 gasser, to either fit in between where the 6.2 left off and the 7.3 takes over? Or is it too going to be a HOE and smaller displacement but more snort than Godzilla? (kinda like the Hellcat is smaller than the base sRT) Now this whole deezul thing... Are you guys implying that Frod is going to downgrade the "standard" Flowerjoke to a milquetoast 370/850 and offer that in light duty models with a HOE upgrade? Or are y'all completely confused and the HOE will be the standard in all the light duties with the detuned version for Med Duty use, as it is currently (the transgender F450 pickup that is rated like a 350 but bigger but not as big as a real F450, not withstanding)? The 6.8 gasser replaces the 6.2 and will be mated to the ten speed transmission. It will be significantly more powerful than the outgoing 6.2. Both the regular and high output Powerstrokes will be available in all trims levels on F250s through F450 pick ups. The HOE will have a water cooled turbo housing, stainless exhaust manifold and significant increase in power. Yet the "regular" one is going to be 370/850 if I read right, which is about what the detuned med duty Scorpion motors are, correct? So you're saying there's going to be new light duty Flowerjokes running around with less lead in their pencils than previous model years? This makes about as much sense as having 2 gassers that are literally about 2deg of timing advance from each other in the HP department. Weird stuff going on at Frod....
Grit dog 10/05/22 02:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Hey mods...you missed one! What gives this worthless troll EV thread Superpowers? You've stabbed the rest dead as doornails! Consult your doctor and stop blaming this thread for your constipation.:B No issues, I'm pretty regular. Took a Yosemite and wiped my Sam right on schedule this morning :B
Grit dog 10/05/22 02:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

I've been disappointed the few times I strayed from Michelin. I've been disappointed the couple times I've had Michelins.
Grit dog 10/05/22 02:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

Find one of the other 1000 tire threads. They’re all round, black and hood air just fine….The rest is mostly personal preference or type of use. This open ended question is like asking strangers what you should have for lunch….
Grit dog 10/05/22 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

How many of you are going to be willing to pay an extra $1500 (just a guess) for a high output Powerstroke? Did Ford up and hire a bucnh of ex Ram guys and now all cornfused or what the hay is going on? NVM the absolute mystery of the new 6.8 gasser, to either fit in between where the 6.2 left off and the 7.3 takes over? Or is it too going to be a HOE and smaller displacement but more snort than Godzilla? (kinda like the Hellcat is smaller than the base sRT) Now this whole deezul thing... Are you guys implying that Frod is going to downgrade the "standard" Flowerjoke to a milquetoast 370/850 and offer that in light duty models with a HOE upgrade? Or are y'all completely confused and the HOE will be the standard in all the light duties with the detuned version for Med Duty use, as it is currently (the transgender F450 pickup that is rated like a 350 but bigger but not as big as a real F450, not withstanding)? The 6.8 is all about supply chain management, by replacing the 6.2 with with an engine that shares 95% components with the 7.3 they are vastly simplifying the supply chain and making it so they only have to keep one engine family updated going forward. Makes sense, but I'd say supply chain and marketing in equal doses. There is zero practical benefit and very little pitfalls as a consumer to have a choice of 2 identical vehicles with, what, less than 20 hp difference. Except for the marketing aspect. Can't have the "big" engine, if there's no "little" engine to compare it to? Now if Ford is sandbagging some "big" news and plans to thumb their corporate nose at the woke greenie movement with a "HO" version of the 7.3...500hp isn't tough to get out of that engine basically for free, then this makes sense.
Grit dog 10/05/22 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not enough room

We here in the shadows of megatropolis, outside the Sanctuary city of Philadelphia do not have a lot of choices for those items…. Now Opioids, crack cocaine, fentanyl, we got that and then some ! Thats Funny! I assume you meant choices for good gas. While I hate to hear that your city is a dump, know that ours is too, so I get it. But at least I can buy like 7 or 8 different flavors of hot rod gasoline within about a 20 minute drive! Don Smalls even has 2 flavors of unleaded race gas at the credit card pumps next to the premium non ethanol. Leaded comes in 2 flavors out of bulk tanks at a couple different locations. Cenex has 3 flavors of non ethanol. Reg mid grade and premium. Can fill up cans while filling the slip tank (wink wink) with farm fuel with a credit card. And most any local airstrip, pull in and get however much Av gas you want!
Grit dog 10/04/22 10:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Hey mods...you missed one! What gives this worthless troll EV thread Superpowers? You've stabbed the rest dead as doornails!
Grit dog 10/04/22 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
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