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Old 08-26-2016, 11:10 AM   #11
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Newmar may do a chassis alignment after the coach is built and you pay for it Newmar's cost 30% more than a Precept. All motorhomes are rolling earthquakes.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:42 AM   #12
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Newmar may do a chassis alignment after the coach is built and you pay for it Newmar's cost 30% more than a Precept. All motorhomes are rolling earthquakes.
And you get what you pay for!

No way in hell someone should have to spend thousands of dollars to make something SAFE and drivable!!!
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:47 AM   #13
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And you get what you pay for!

No way in hell someone should have to spend thousands of dollars to make something SAFE and drivable!!!
Driveability is debatable and a matter of opinion.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:21 PM   #14
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Driveability is debatable and a matter of opinion.
a different forum then me. Seems to be the number one complaint no matter who is the MH builder.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #15
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After my alignment and filling my tires up to 108 PSI my 35S drives just fine. I live in western Washington and drive freeways, curvy roads and mountain roads. Yes, we get what we pay for and I paid for a +$100K motorhome and accept what it has. I wanted to tow a $120K Corvette but only could/wanted to afford a CRV. My wife and I spent two years researching the motorhome market and bought what we evaluated was the most bang for the buck. If I want better handling I'll spend the money on a Trac bar and steering stabilizer, but for now it's fine.
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After my alignment and filling my tires up to 108 PSI my 35S drives just fine. I live in western Washington and drive freeways, curvy roads and mountain roads. Yes, we get what we pay for and I paid for a +$100K motorhome and accept what it has. I wanted to tow a $120K Corvette but only could/wanted to afford a CRV. My wife and I spent two years researching the motorhome market and bought what we evaluated was the most bang for the buck. If I want better handling I'll spend the money on a Trac bar and steering stabilizer, but for now it's fine.
Sir, I am glad your MH has been trouble free, only wish we could say that for everyone.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:39 AM   #17
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Never have done this before, we kicked this way of travel around for about 5 years. Asked tons of questions did lots of reading and several one hour test drives on the coaches we liked. We had to have under 35 foot.

In the end we bought a 2016 31UL (new) well under 100k, put about another $800. in the steering stabilizer, played with tire pressures, loaded the front end as much as possible and it drives as well as any other <35 foot model we drove (better than some).

I catch myself sometimes just keeping up with traffic and not watching the speedo and I find myself at 70+. Now that I'm pulling a toad I'm very conscious to keep it in the 62 to 65 range, I have no problems.

I bet the 2017 is even better with the 22.5" tires. Take a long test drive, interstate, secondary, and urban roads.... decide for yourself.

Problems, they all have problems, we were lucky and only had one very minor problem. The big problem was getting camping world to fix it!

We in fact have some RV friends we made that have been doing this for over 30 years, the just bought a brand new Newmar London Aire, I'm sure they paid over 500k. He has a whole list of problems, including slide, hot water, awning, etc. He has scheduled a factory appointment to take care of his issues, they asked that he be prepared to stay 3 to 7 days.

Look a lot, drive a lot and make your own best decision. We love ours!

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BTW: we "love" the RV way of travel
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:15 PM   #18
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Jayco pays for the front end alignment under warrantee. Just get an authorization number from them. Our dealer fixes everything and quickly. I email then photo's of issues, they order parts, we drop it off two days later it's done. Taking action is better than complaining. You can call Jayco and talk to people and things will get done, email is rather passive in my book.
Thank you. I did send a registered, return receipt requested letter directly to the head of Customer Service at Jayco in Indiana and cc'd the Manteca Trailer and RV Dealership where we bought it new. I have not been contacted directly by Jayco, however, the Manteca Service Rep has spoken with the powers that be there at Jayco. I will try calling Jayco directly. We have only driven approximately 500 miles, for a total of five days, in this new 2016 Precept 31UL. It has been at Manteca for warranty issues all summer. Jayco has taken their sweet time in authorizing any warranty issues, including long delays in shipping of a replacement driver side window, and kitchen cabinet replacement damaged because of improper mounting. In reading about the problem with steering issues, I will definitely call directly. Thank you for this recommendation.
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I was reading Florida statutes about lengths of vehicles and found that Florida and many other states limit length of a single vehicle to 40 feet. All most every manufacturer of diesel class A's have a 43 or 45 foot unit in production. Has anyone ever been subjected to a citation for an extra long RV?
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Not sure but "I think" it just requires those owners to get a CDL.

I'm sure someone will chime in.


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