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Old 11-09-2015, 05:00 AM   #11
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Logans, could you tell me which Roadmaster spare tire carrier you ended up with? We were looking at a Redhawk 26X1, which is the same floorplan as the 26XD, only on a Chevy chassis. We had a terrible time trying to track down a tire carrier that manufacturers said would support the heavier motor home spare tire while still using the hitch to tow a toad. Jayco actually said we could use a bumper mounted spare tire carrier but based on some information we gathered while discussing that possibility on this forum, that made us a bit nervous because of the weight that would be on the bumper.

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:48 AM   #12
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RoadMaster

This is what we got:

Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

We liked it because it still allows you to carry bikes, or pull something, as it has it's own receiver hitch.

It's expensive, but as I said earlier, we got the dealer to throw it in for free.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:00 PM   #13
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OK, we did the deal, and will pick up the 26D as soon as the slide toppers and fans are installed. Probably be Monday... now the fun of unloading the old motorhome starts! lol
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:57 PM   #14
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Congratulations on your new coach! After you have moved out - you will be amazed with how much stuff you were hauling.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:06 AM   #15
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Congratulations!! I know you are excited. I hope to get out in mine this weekend and maybe go for a ride and start everything up again to make sure I know how before I make my first trip. I wish I had gotten the fans in mine before I drove away. Good luck moving out!! You'll probably trash half of what you take out.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:58 AM   #16
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Hi Charlene20,

Make sure that you pick-op the new unit EARLY in the day, so as to leave plenty of the time for the PDI. That also gives the dealer time to fix any minor issues before you drive off.

Whoever does the walk-thru with you should have EVERYTHING running, or prepared to run. You want to check all of the major systems in the coach (air conditioner, heater, hot water heater, slides, water pump, generator, TV, toilet, shower, etc) and everything in the cab.

Make sure that they show you everything outside also (roof ladder tight, no wires hanging down under the unit, all outside lights functioning, awning works as it should, propane shut-off valve, no leaks at the generator connections, where the low point drains are, the outside shower and how the water valves function, etc.)

Most of all, have fun and be safe!
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:18 AM   #17
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While looking for dangling wires beneath the chassis, also carefully check the frame all around for signs of rust. A strong flashlight will be useful for this. We found some on our Greyhawk and the dealer sanded and reprinted the affected frame members as a warranty item.

Good luck!
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:49 PM   #18
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What made you go to the 26 from the 23. We have driven both and for us the 23 seems perfect. Would like your thoughts
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Hi cschiller,

Well, the outside length of the 26XD is only 24" longer than the 23XM, and for that we pick up a couch, a much larger slide, and more windows (more natural light).

The main reason, though, is because we carry bikes, and we had to take the bikes and the bike rack off the back before we could use the bedroom slide.

There is also considerable more floor space inside, and one of our dogs is a 135 pound Newfoundland! lol

The 26XD actually has a bit less outside storage space outside, but we carry too much "stuff", anyway. The 26XD also has a nice setup with the couch for watching TV, as when the TV swings out it's at the perfect viewing angle. As this is a 2016, the TV antenna no longer has to be cranked up, and the rear view camera screen is larger and has sound (although I can hear my DW screaming "STOP" when backing up, even without a microphone).

All in all it's just a better fit for us. We also took the opportunity to have the dealer add slide toppers, MaxxAir reversible fans and vent covers, and the Roadmaster spare tire carrier.

That tire carrier allows us to carry a spare, AND the bikes at the same time.

Good luck and happy camping with whatever you decide!
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Roadmaster tire carrier?

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That [Roadmaster] tire carrier allows us to carry a spare, AND the bikes at the same time.
Let us know how you like that Roadmaster tire carrier. I am considering one for the same reason. Thanks.
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