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  1. We usually stay at treasure lake but it is a private campground. You may be able to stay there if you belong to some other group. Might be worth a call. We have stayed at Americas Best campground during rallies. Nice place and very convenient to all the shows. There is a state park right on the lake. I have not stayed there but it looked decent on a drive by. Dee
  2. need pros and cons on a2014 american heritage from anyone who might have owned one . info on model years close to 2014 would also be helpful. dee
  3. I tow a ford f 150 behind a 2007 phaeton. Bought the truck new to use for tow vehicle. First ten to fifteen thousand miles I towed the truck I acquired numerous paint chips mostly beside and above the headlights. I bought and use a blue ox shield that attaches to the tow bar. It seems to have worked the past four years and thirty-five thousand miles. It is a bit of a pain to install. You need to be somewhat fit as it is awkward to handle and install by yourself. The original paint chips have not gone away, not sure why????? Dee
  4. Thanks guys. Right now I am doing the covid thing but get back involved when i am better. Dee
  5. I am considering upgrading our coach. Looking for recommendations on financial institutions. Any suggestions would be helpful. Just getting started with this. I do have a coach in mind to buy. I will be trading a 2007 Phaeton. By the way, USAA is only making loans of 35k because of the virus. Dee
  6. I didn't know that Tiffin had the wet bay problem until after I bought the coach and discovered it. I was new to the motorhome world. I placed my trust in the people I paid to inspect it. Yeah, I missed it. I guess I'm just not as smart as you two. Dee
  7. I bought a 2007 Tiffin Phaeton from PPL in Houston in 2015. All the paperwork was handled very professionally and the salesman was very helpful. I paid for the PPL inspection and also hired another inspector as a precaution because my knowledge of motorhomes was minimal. Both inspections found minor problems that I considered when making an offer. After I took possession of the coach and got it home I discovered I discovered I had a wet bay problem(A very common problem with tiffin motorhomes in that time period). The flooring material rots and comes apart when it gets wet. When I confronted PPL with this they stated that their inspection did not cover this although it plainly stated they inspected for water damage. After some heated discussion with the sales and service managers did not get results I presented myself to the president of PPL. The best deal I could strike was to split the cost of repair 50/50. The total cost was roughly 2,000 dollars. I discovered about a year later the cost for Tiffin to do it was about 1,000 dollars. Having said all this I would probably still use them again if the need arises. If buying a used motorhome you must do due diligence up front on such an expensive purchase. Dee
  8. I have FMCA roadside assist. Had a flat tire in OK about two years ago. They were very helpful. They had someone call me to discuss the details and the service company did a good job. It took a while for them to get there but I was forty miles from nowhere. The only problem was I got tires that were about a year old. That was my fault for not mentioning that to the service company. I thought they were mind readers. Dee
  9. contrary to my first post, I do have to be in Camp Verde on march 13. I'll just have to watch the weather and adjust. I knew I needed four wheel drive motorhome with snow tires. Oh well. dee
  10. Driving a 2007 Tiffin Phaeton pusher. Headed out in early March. Which part would likely be affected by weather? dee
  11. I am thinking about going I-20 out of Ft Worth to 84 up to 380 and west on 60 and 260 to Camp Verde Az. Has anyone been that route or see any problems with it? Any info appreciated. Things to see, places to stop, fuel stops. Time is not critical. Haven't been in a hurry for about five years now. thanks dee
  12. we are also going to Tucson in March, and also a Diesel RV club rally in Camp Verde prior to the FMCA convention. That is why we are considering the grand canyon. Thanks for the input. dee
  13. Would you try the Grand Canyon in March?
  14. Dee Blocker USMC 1963-1966 0311-Infantry Parris Island (boot camp) Washington D C (arrived there the day before JFK was killed) Camp Lejeune NC Cruised Europe twice Gitmo Cuba Camp Pendleton CA Okinawa Chu Lai S. Vietnam Went from a boy to a man in a little less than four years.
  15. I have a 2007 tiffin phaeton QSH. Do you have a ball park cost to change all the carpet to wood. Also to just do the bedroom. Dee
  16. f457930

    Info on FMC

    Thanks Carl. We will be in Shawnee. I will make it a point to look ya'll up. Dee
  17. f457930

    Info on FMC

    do I have this right? fmc inc is like a subsidiary of fmca and was formed as a tax strategy. thanks for the responses. I hope I didn't come across badly. I am just a curious soul with to much time on my hands.
  18. f457930

    Info on FMC

    I understand that the executive board for fmca is made up of elected volunteers who serve with no pay. Is this also the case with the board of directors of fmc inc. do the profits that fmc inc makes go into the coffers of fmca. just trying to understand the connection between the two and why there is an abundance of info on fmca and none on fmc inc.
  19. f457930

    Info on FMC

    I can not find any info on FMC on line. Not who owns it, not who works there, not who profits from it, nor how they profit from it. It does seem to be a closely guarded secret.
  20. How do I get info on the relationship between FMCA and FMC?
  21. Looking to spend a couple of weeks around Denver toward the end of July. Any suggestions on places to stay are appreciated. dee
  22. I have the polished aluminum wheels. They seem to oxidize and look like crap soon after I polish them. Is it possible to put a chrome finish on them so that they shine with soap and water? Or if not chrome something else? It takes a lot of elbow grease to get them shiny and doesn't seem to last long. thanks
  23. It was the check valve on the hot water discharge at the water heater. Took much longer to access the compartment than it did to change out the valve. thanks for the help.
  24. I just replaced the anti siphoning valve for my black tank washer. While it was off and after I replaced it I lost water pressure on the hot side of all my faucets. I have good pressure on the cold side. it dribbles a little water when the faucets are on hot. It acts the same on city water or on the house pump. If I bypass the water heater I get pressure when the faucets are turned to the hot side. I don't think there is any connection between the valve change out and loss of pressure. Anyone have any ideas?
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