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Old 11-23-2015, 09:28 AM   #31
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We just run a heavy duty cable lock through the wheel and around the bumper... nothings perfect, but by gosh if they want to steal it, they'll have to work at it. The wheel and tire weigh about 80 pounds, which is why the Roadmaster is so strongly built.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:29 PM   #32
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All Righty Then...

Two days into the trip to Florida, and everything is good... everything is working fine, and the 26XD drives like a dream!! It doesn't wander at all, and the ride is smoooooth!

The dealer tech said that the 26 is Jayco's best balanced, best handling floor plan, and boy is he right! It just handles like a dream!

The thermostatically controlled roof vent fans are great, just set a temp, and they go on and off as needed. Really helps the dogs stay cool.

The automatic "rain dump" on the awning works as advertised, and the new digital TV antenna (that no longer has to be raised and lowered) is awesome.... got 25 channels out in the middle of nowhere.

Hopefully we never have to use it, but the Roadmaster tire carrier is really great... solid as a rock!

So, sitting here with a view of Chimney Rock (North Carolina), and planning where to go next.

Stay tuned.....
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:25 PM   #33
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I hope the Logans got to roll and that the sickness disappeared in time for planned trip!
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:20 AM   #34
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Glad your new Redhawk is performing so well. If it handled that nicely through the WV and NC mountains, it should be fine anyplace. Good to know the Roadmaster carrier is solid. I think there will one of those on our Greyhawk before next summer's travel season.

Hope you have a great trip.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:02 AM   #35
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Hi all,


The 26XD is still performing great! No issues of any substance... We are noticing an increase in mileage (about 11 MPG), and going up-hill, there is only 1 downshift, and it stays at 2900 RPM all the way up the hill. I'm wondering if this 2016 E450 has a 6 speed tranny, it sure acts like it!


Whatever the reason, the extra mileage is great, and we've been paying as little as 1.63 a gallon... sweet.


The MaXXair reversible vent fans are the best money we ever spent!! Leaving them in thermostat mode really keeps the unit cool and fresh feeling when the temperature hits what we have it set at.


Having a mattress with normal (not radius) corner's is wonderful! No more custom sheets!


The Garmin 7" RV model GPS is performing exactly as advertised and we love the voice commands... it even dials the phone for us. It warns us if there are grades and curves that might be a challenge for a motorhome, and warns us if the lane we're in is going away.


Stay tuned....
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:39 PM   #36
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Glad to hear things are going so well. Can't wait to get out in mine. Yall's is much more decked out than mine I do believe. I don't have a Garmin and not sure I need one. Heck mine didn't have a CD player but I solved that with a small portable so I can listen to books while traveling if I"m alone. Have fun and keep us posted!!
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Hiya,


We're currently at Country Oaks Campground, in Kingsland, Ga., One of our favorites! Oaks, Horses, and we just stepped out of the motorhome, and petted a little Nubian Goat.


We discover something new everyday... knew that there is an electric outlet under the dinette, but we DIDN'T know that it also has two USB charging ports in it!


Don't miss the fancy dash radio at all, great sound in the Ford radio, and easy to use! If we want to listen to a CD, we put it in the Blue-ray player, and the Garmin works better than the in-dash unit did, and has voice phone dialing included. Easy to use in any of our vehicles, also. Lifetime map and traffic updates were included also.


Now if I can just figure how to get wet leaves off the awning, all will be good....
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The 26XD is still performing great! No issues of any substance... We are noticing an increase in mileage (about 11 MPG), and going up-hill, there is only 1 downshift, and it stays at 2900 RPM all the way up the hill. I'm wondering if this 2016 E450 has a 6 speed tranny, it sure acts like it!

If you have a 2016 CHASSIS, than yes you have a 6 speed transmission.
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Well, two issues so far...


The microwave is making a grinding noise, and the FURRION TV HAS TO GO. Good grief, the thing is really bad! The sound is tinny sounding, and the picture is shaky.
It's poorly designed, very difficult to use the USB ports, as they are on the back of the TV, as opposed to on the side, as is usual.


Going to switch it out for a 32" Samsung Smart TV as soon as possible.


Everything else is still good.
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Well, 6 inches of rain here in Fort Lauderdale, and no leaks so far!


However, the microwave has started making a "squealing" sound when operating. Has anyone had that happen?


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