On our way to becoming fulltime RVers we figured one of the most important decisions we will make is which RV to buy. We won’t have enough money to make mistakes. To that end we have taken a good number of RV factory tours. This will likely be the last set we take. Read More
Our continued quest to find out how well different RVs are made led us to Red Bay, Alabama, the home of Tiffin Motorhomes.
As part of our continuing research on the road to full-time RVing, we took two more factory tours while we were passing through northern Indiana. It was another very informative time as we compared and contrasted two manufacturers. You can read about it here.
We took some great factory tours and learned a lot. You can read about it here. If we had to do it all over again, we would go to Fleetwood or Winnebago first and use them as a standard to measure the rest.
There are many reasons people choose a particular type of RV. For us, when we were looking for our current RV there were two major factors: 1) It needed to be a motorhome, 2) Size matters.
This blowout plug made winterizing a breeze. Drain the water heater and fresh water tank. Hook this up to the fresh water connection, set the compressor regulator to 30-40 pounds, open the taps and let the water blow out. So much easier than trying to get antifreeze in the lines. And easier to de-winterize next season. About $8 from any supplier makes it cheaper than antifreeze, too.
I found out yesterday that the part we need for replacing the wheel well liner (also known as a wheel tub) is not an off the shelf part. Winnebago is probably digging around the back of some dusty warehouse looking for a 15 year old mold to re-manufacture the part. It will take three more weeks just to get parts. It makes me wonder if this one could have been plastic-wielded or epoxied or something faster. But the part was already ordered before I knew it. I guess that’s one more thing to keep in mind.
If we had been full-timers we could have had a temporary repair and stayed in the area. As it is, we will get the RV back sometime in the end of September. That’s okay though, that is when things start getting cool enough to go out again.
I’m also wondering if the RV would have been unusable would an insurance company pay to put us up somewhere for two months. Another thing to add to the list of questions.