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The RV Good Fairy

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  • OwnPC: Yes
  • NewUsed: New
  • PurchDate: May 2013
  • Model: 2552
  • ModelYear: 2013
  • Slide: Yes
  • IntColor: Sunlit & Cherry
  • ExtColor: Sunlit
  • Location: On the road full time (prev. Maryland)
The RV Good Fairy
« on: February 28, 2013, 09:41:12 am »
Here is an easier question to answer and to post in public:

The Good Fairy will give you AWESOME gas mileage forever AND grant you THREE (and only three) wishes for your RV. What would your three RV wishes be? List three things you would add, change or improve to attain your dream RV. 
John, Holly, and sometimes Chloe.
Travel Blog: Spiritofthewoods.net

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lghjr

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  • Model: 2700
  • ModelYear: 2007
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Re: The RV Good Fairy
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 07:57:32 pm »
1. More horsepower/torque (remember no-sweat on gas)
2. Twice the interior room that stores in a smaller space (ha).
3. Better ride.

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ragoodsp

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  • PurchDate: May 5, 2012
  • Model: 3100
  • ModelYear: 2012
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  • IntColor: cafe
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  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: The RV Good Fairy
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 09:41:32 am »
Oh lets see....
1. Better ride.
2. More room in the cab area and much more sound insulation.
3. More exterior storage.
4. better mattresses
 
Ron Goodspeed

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donc13

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  • ModelYear: 2015
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  • Location: Colorado
Re: The RV Good Fairy
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2023, 05:28:52 pm »
1. No leaks anywhere.. Ever.
2. Dirt and road grime are instantly cleaned every time you stop.
3. No drive train problems.. Ever.
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Don and Patti

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LRUCH

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  • Model: 2900
  • ModelYear: 2010
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  • IntColor: Maple
  • ExtColor: White/Sage
  • Location: Houston, Texas
Re: The RV Good Fairy
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2023, 08:41:25 pm »
1. Ducted AC
2. Take ten years off the age of my PC
3. Conversion from gasoline to electric drive


Just 3 small wishes, right?
Larry

Not old & no Shih Tzu!   Take that RVTravel.Com!!!

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Ron Dittmer

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  • NewUsed: New
  • PurchDate: June 2007
  • Model: 2350 Ford
  • ModelYear: 2007
  • Slide: No
  • IntColor: Cherry Green&Gray
  • ExtColor: Full Body Gray
  • Location: N/E Illinois
Re: The RV Good Fairy
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2023, 11:11:11 pm »
I worked hard to get close to "nice riding" and am fairly satisfied with that wish.  Then there is the imaginary world of "50 mpg", "insta-clean" and "inside is bigger than outside".  But two real wishes comes to mind.

Priority #1) A very quiet running Onan 4000 watt gasoline generator that is not sensitive to long term storage.
Priority #2) A very quiet running air conditioner.  I don't need it ducted, just run quiet, but maybe ducted A/C is the answer to the noise.

ABOUT THE CAB NOISE WISH OF OTHER MEMBERS HERE.
We managed to significantly lower cab noise by lowering our cruising speed to 62-63 mph.  Engine noise is so bad, especially when it is racing from the transmission downshifting 3x at over-passes.  It is actually 2x plus the torque converter, but it feels like 3x.  Reducing our crusing speed seems to prevent such wild transmission shifting.

One more thing we noticed by limiting our cruising speed to 62-63 mph along with the 5-Star tune.  Our fuel economy improved by 1 mpg.  I imagine our lower cruising speed was the primary influence, but maybe the 5-Star contributes something too.
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Re: The RV Good Fairy
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2023, 04:42:07 pm »
1. Power stroke engine
2. Medicine cab that didn't hang out over the sink so I can wash my face!
3. Steering wheel mounted volume control for the radio