Originally Posted by BlackJeep22
It IS cool. As mentioned previously, this is our FIRST Motorhome, so please be patient with all my questions... I'd rather pump you guys than the techs or salesmen at my dealership. As I learn more, perhaps I can be of some help to you guys. ��
Originally Posted by jjSpeedwagon
Heck ask anything this is our first one also. Was wondering I read your thread on your rear tire air pressure and replied that we had similar prob and I had both rear outside wheels with bad air valves. Took it to discount tire and they replaced for 44 bucks no big deal Aaron is pretty sharp bout a lot of stuff. I read all his stuff
Shhhh.... don't tell anybody... this is our first motor home too.
I have been involved in the care and feeding of a variety of motor homes over the years that belonged to various relatives. I did a quick count, over the past 40 years I have had 2 pickup campers, 2 popups, 1 fifth wheel and quite a few (8-9?) travel trailers. Got my first one when I was 16, it was given to me and needed a fair bit of work. Got it functional and sold it to a guy to use for hunting camp, that lead to several more. Then helped a guy build a 20' TT using the Glen-L plans
. Probably one of my most fun was a big 11' pickup camper that was given to me, I put it down in the woods under a shelter and lived in it off grid for close to 2 years. Had a couple of Airstreams that I rebuilt, then got a couple more, but never got them finished. And to add insult to injury, we live on a small farm and I maintain just about everything out here, including some heavy equipment. So working and tinkering comes naturally to me.
We had purchased a 16' Coleman travel trailer to use and were looking at upgrading to a larger Lance TT in a couple of years, started looking at motor homes again because we felt like they might fit our needs better. My wife does a fair bit of volunteer work and having a motor home to stay in during the day is a plus. Looked at the B+, Dynamax Isata, Born Free, Lexington and a few others. We were primarily looking used but hadn't really seen anything that we liked well enough to put the money on. Coming back from a trade show in Florida we stopped at the dealer in SC and they had a Concord on the lot, it checked off 95% of the boxes on our list, so bought it we did.
Another major reason for the Concord is that my wife can drive it. She WOULD NOT drive any Class A that we looked at. Found a couple of killer deals on big Holiday Rambler buses, but no joy. Also pretty sure I don't want the maintenance costs associated with one of those big 400hp Cat's either.
Loving it. We are heading out for a full week later today when my bride gets home. Got full fuel tanks, some water and enough stuff to support an expedition to Everest on board. Plan to hit the scales on the way out of town. This will be our first long trip with it. I will post up how things went along with my weight numbers. I am almost afraid to see where they will land.