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RE: Novice looking for an upgrade to Class C

I see many of the comments go toward Chevy vs Ford on the C. Is there any real good reason other than the Ford vs Chevy?The Ford E450 and the Chevy 4500 are the only two "conventional" class C chassis that exceed 25 feet in length. Shorter models open up more chassis options such as the Ford E350, Ford Transit, Chevy 3500, Mercedes Sprinter, and Dodge Promaster. The Ford E350 and E450 are most affordable, most capable, and most friendly for wheel base adjustments which is why they are most popular. But they are the least comfortable, handle worse, are least fuel efficient, and are most noisy which is why the others are in the game. I personally don't find the deficiencies to be but only a minor nuisance except for the poor handling of which I was able to address our E350 rig with some aftermarket suspension upgrades. To be even more fair about it, I wonder how the other chassis' would fair if used in the exact same application with the exact same wheel base. I would agree with most of this,the house part on both chassis will be identical from what I have observed. But as Ron has said the Fords are the least comfortable, handle worse, are least fuel efficient, and are most noisy. As for the thing that was bought up was how the two different chassis would fair in the same application and same wheelbase,here is what I know. The Tioga 26Q that I have is on a Chevy Chassis I drove more than a dozen of the same RV all on the Ford E350 Chassis,the Chassis wheelbase is the same as those on the Chevy 3500 Chassis. The Chevy based RV rode better and overall was all around a better choice for me.
IAMICHABOD 10/14/19 08:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quiet generators

As always there are a lot of opinions on the portable generators,I see no one has mentioned the Generic IQ2000 A bit quieter than the Honda and about Half the price. The fuel gauge is really nice to have and it has a bonded neutral which most portable inverter generators do not have,this will save you making one to play nice with you EMS or other devices.
IAMICHABOD 10/14/19 12:19pm Tech Issues
RE: how to level a trailer

In my Class C RV I use one of These on the floor of the freezer compartment of the fridge. Less than half a bubble off each way,almost always dead center both ways when I am finished.
IAMICHABOD 10/13/19 11:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Move to Motorhome

If you are looking for a small RV I might suggest that you look at one on a Chevy Chassis they will get a bit better mileage than ones on a Ford Chassis and offer more comfort and better ride. My 26Q Tioga on a Chevy chassis gets between 9.2 and 9.7 MPG depending on speed and wind. I would also try to get one with a walk around bed and not one of the ones with the corner bed.There a many out there that have a full bed in a slide out. I think that the ones that caution about buying a small RV have done so to put the family in and find that the tight quarters of a RV is not meant for a lot of people.Whereas with just a couple it may very well work out just right. What you have to do is look at the floor plan that you might like then go look and walk around and see how it will fit your needs and comfort level,looking at the floor plan of your trailer I think you would find something just as nice and functional in a small RV. Good Luck in your quest in finding the one that will fill all your needs and comfort level.
IAMICHABOD 10/12/19 09:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fresh water drain

The water tank is located on the curb side under the bed. The drain valve comes out of the tank under the center of the bed. I understand the need for that location just don’t understand why they had to secure the cover with six screws knowing the owner will need to access the valve. On my Tioga the fresh tank is located under the front dinette seat,the plywood cover is also screwed down but it has a removable area that when removed you can get to the valve. Maybe when you have the cover off you should make one like mine. https://i.imgur.com/3vXnTzkl.jpg height=340 When you pull it out it is easy to get to the drain valve. https://i.imgur.com/girSASGl.jpg height=340 It would make it easier next time.:B No screws just a finger hole!!
IAMICHABOD 10/12/19 08:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fresh water drain

Found the valve. It was under the bed, under a panel that was attached to the floor with six screws. I don’t think they wanted me to find it. Good to know, thanks for coming back,was it near the water tank or somewhere in between?
IAMICHABOD 10/11/19 09:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Campground Maximum Length

Another good resource is to look at Campsite Photos website and see if where you want to go is listed,there you can look at all the campsites and make a informed choice of campsite. I have found that it was very helpful going to a campground that I have never been to.
IAMICHABOD 10/11/19 10:18am Beginning RVing
RE: Fresh water drain

If you can get to your water tank check and see if it has a valve like this one at one end,just turn it and it empties the fresh water tank. That how my Fleetwood Tioga is. https://i.imgur.com/0AVM1Kyl.jpg
IAMICHABOD 10/10/19 12:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping fails

Just got to add to this. https://i.imgur.com/24KLHrWl.jpg
IAMICHABOD 10/08/19 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Fix for Error: Topics per page to 20 Posts per page to 10

:h Now you may have hit on something.I am one of the ones who has never had the problems that the others have been griping about. I just checked mine and topics per page are set at 20 and the posts per page is set at 10. I have never set or reset this,it seems to be set that way when I signed up 2011. What are your other settings that are different than my image below? The only thing that is different is, show topics from, mine is last 30 days yours is last 14 Days. Otherwise they are the same.
IAMICHABOD 10/07/19 09:54am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Fix for Error: Change Topics per page to 20

:h Now you may have hit on something.I am one of the ones who has never had the problems that the others have been griping about. I just checked mine and topics per page are set at 20 and the posts per page is set at 10. I have never set or reset this,it seems to be set that way when I signed up 2011.
IAMICHABOD 10/07/19 08:11am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Help with Search

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IAMICHABOD 10/02/19 07:29pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Help with Search

What you need to search google is, site, colon rv.net your username + what ever the subject is,like battery or whatever. try this This works for me to find my old posts.
IAMICHABOD 10/02/19 04:02pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Error when trying to report a post

**Post Deleted** If they allow spam here unchecked, the forum will be worthless. The longer a spam post stays up, the worse it is. Chris I agree the only elementary school mentality is making stupid posts.
IAMICHABOD 09/30/19 09:28am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: upgrading steering and suspension recommendations

Here is one members upgrade and cost that may be of help to you. Link to his post
IAMICHABOD 09/29/19 12:56pm Tech Issues
RE: New Ford Chassis

Or .... Mercedes beefing up their Sprinter to "replace" the E450's ruggedness and ultra-reliability ... since so many Class C manufacturers seem so bent on using that MB chassis. IMHO the U.S. Class C market needs a good 4XXX series chassis to always be available, and it's OK w/me if Ford keeps the E450 around for this - whether it's engine be V10, V8, or an electric motor. That U.S. Class C market already has a very good reliable Chassis that is getting more and more available in the market,that is the Chevy Chassis It seems that it is not going away anytime soon. Right you are regarding the Chevy 4500 cutaway van chassis being a good old Amierican-iron direct competitor to the Ford E450 cutaway van chassis for Class C use. But alas, I'm concerned with how much longer the 4500 chassis going to be around ... the same concern as with with the E450 chassis. :h Hopefully quite a while,they signed a multi year deal with Navistar to build their Cutaway in their Springfield Plant. "Under the agreement, GM will build the van cab in Wentzville and send it to Navistar's Springfield plant. Navistar will send the cab through its paint shop and outfit it with the instrument panel, seats, and other trim. Navistar will add the chassis, including engine, drivetrain, and wheels. The finished cutaway will then be shipped to third-party upfitters or the commercial fleets that ordered it using GM's ship-thru network, according to Robert Wheeler, GM's fleet spokesman" I believe that is why you are seeing more of them from the major RV MFGs.
IAMICHABOD 09/29/19 12:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Ford Chassis

Or .... Mercedes beefing up their Sprinter to "replace" the E450's ruggedness and ultra-reliability ... since so many Class C manufacturers seem so bent on using that MB chassis. IMHO the U.S. Class C market needs a good 4XXX series chassis to always be available, and it's OK w/me if Ford keeps the E450 around for this - whether it's engine be V10, V8, or an electric motor. That U.S. Class C market already has a very good reliable Chassis that is getting more and more available in the market,that is the Chevy Chassis It seems that it is not going away anytime soon.
IAMICHABOD 09/28/19 10:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for a preowned Class C

Four Winds are commonly used as rental units because they're like Timex watches. At least that's what a salesman told me about 10 years ago. For our younger viewers these commercials were from the 1950s to the 1960s Timex Takes a Lickin but keeps on Tickin :B
IAMICHABOD 09/23/19 07:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for a preowned Class C

You might try the Rental Market there you will get a good deal and a well maintained RV. El Monte RV have a lot of Thor Fourwinds along with many other choices like the Coachman Leprechaun that may suit your needs at a very fair price.
IAMICHABOD 09/23/19 06:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Novice looking for an upgrade to Class C

My advice is to try and go with the one that you can get on a Chevy Chassis More room in the drivers area,smoother more comfortable ride just to name a few things.
IAMICHABOD 09/23/19 12:23pm Class C Motorhomes
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