Four Winds Class C Motorhomes: Affordable Quality RVs

 

 

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One of the top 3 class C motorhome brands, Four Winds motorhomes are known for their terrific value for the money.  For families with children who want to travel, Four Winds Class C motorhomes are a great way to enter the RV market.

Four Winds offers 8 floorplans in their class C motorhomes ranging from 19 to 31 feet.  They are available with a Mercedes diesel engine getting 17 MPG or a Ford E350 or E450 engine.  The diesel models are on a Sprinter commercial van chassis and the gas models are on a Ford commercial van chassis.

The Four Winds Siesta models feature upgraded interiors and full body paint.  Most of them are on the Sprinter chassis with the Mercedes diesel engine.  Four Winds Siesta models are also available in the class B+ format with a more aerodynamic body and an entertainment center instead of the cabover bunk.

Four Winds motorhomes are manufactured by Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, which is the only company offering dealers and customers 24/7 support.  Thor also provides their “concierge connection” program to their motorhome owners.  With it, 30 days after purchasing, the customer gets a phone call from Thor.  At 90 days, the customer gets a second call from Thor.

Thor does a unique “Gold Star” quality inspection of all of their motorhomes before they are sent to dealerships. 

As described by Thor, “Going against the industry norm, Gold Star Inspection is a unique program in our industry. Thor Motor Coach requires every motorhome built to pass a detailed 200+ point Gold Star Inspection where many of our competitors simply spot check for quality on a few of their coaches. To take it a step further, every coach is subjected to a real world road test and a high pressure 360 degree rain test that simulates a tropical hurricane.

We will not allow one of our coaches to enter our dealer network without earning the Gold Star Inspection Seal.”

What’s new for 2012?

  • A new floorplan, a 22 foot model with a U shaped dinette, will be introduced for 2012.  It sleeps up to 6 people and will sell for the lowest price of any class C motorhome.
  • A new miniature closet at the entry of the coaches provides storage space for muddy shoes, kitty boxes, umbrellas, tools or other items.  Located at the side of the stairwell, Four Winds class C motorhomes are the only class Cs featuring this additional storage.
  • A new “dream dinette” is now standard in the class C motorhomes.  The “dream dinette” provides a spring loaded table that easily pushes down into place for additional sleeping space.
  • New 22″ TVs with built-in DVD players replace the old 19″ TVs.
  • There is a new cabover arrangement.  The beds went from three cushions to two cushions for more comfort and ease of use.  And a storage area and cup holders have been added.
  • There is a new option of partial exterior painted graphics.
  • Cabinets are now in a lighter glazed wood.
  • A new Sprinter floorplan, the 24SR with double slides, features an industry first, a swing door bathroom.  The double doors open in the middle and swing out to create one big room of the bedroom and the bathroom.  Or they close the other way to close off the bathroom.
  • Two new gas Siesta floorplans, both with double slides, (27SB and 29GB) have added mega storage in the back.  A big door opens to a space for picnic tables, camping equipment, etc.  These are the only class B+ lines with mega storage of this capacity.

If you and your family are ready to start creating lasting memories in an RV, a Four Winds class C motorhome will provide a great opportunity without requiring a large investment!

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Allegro Motorhomes: What’s New For 2012?

 

2012 Allegro motorhome

People love Allegro motorhomes because they offer much more than other motorhomes at the same price points.  Allegros are unique due to the high quality of their design and construction and amenities usually found on high-end RVs. Tiffin Motorhomes is committed to customer satisfaction and building a high quality motorhome at an affordable price.

A new model for 2012 is the 30 GA!  It’s 30 feet long and is great for someone who doesn’t want to drive a class C motorhome but wants a relatively small motorhome.  It has a new floorplan with a booth dinette and a sofa bed across from the dining area.  A free standing dinette is available instead of the booth dinette.  A leather sofa is standard but cloth is available.

Another new model that will be introduced in the spring is 36 feet long with an entirely new floorplan!  It will have a full bathroom across the rear of the motorhome and a side half bath.  The center living room with a large flat screen TV will have an optional fireplace!  The kitchen will be in the front.

The two most popular Allegro motorhomes are the 35 QBA and the 34 TGA.  The 35 foot model has bunk beds which are great for children or grandchildren, for extra storage or for pets.  It features 4 slide-out rooms.  The 34 foot Allegro has 3 slide-out rooms and a rear bedroom with a queen bed.  The living area has a booth dinette table, a leather sofa bed and a free standing chair.

The 32 CA has all the features of the 34 foot model but is a little smaller.

Allegro motorhomes have many unique features:

The roof is a one piece molded fiberglass cap, helping to prevent leaks and deterioration.

The cabinetry, manufactured by Tiffin in their own cabinet shop, is solid wood.  The drawers and cabinets are finished on the inside, unlike some RV cabinetry.  Many RV cabinets are rough on the inside and are made of lightweight pine covered with vinyl wrap.  Tiffin cabinets are like custom residential cabinets.  For 2012, Tiffin motorhomes feature high gloss cabinets.

The 7 foot high ceilings give a feeling of spaciousness, and are an easy to clean soft touch material.  Some other RVs have cloth ceilings which can stain.

The kitchens and bathrooms have solid surface counter tops.  New for 2012 are recessed cooktops which are level with the kitchen counters.

The roof air conditioning units include residential style compressors.  They create less noise than A/C compressors used on other RVs.

The exterior walls are fiberglass with full body paint.  Full body paint, usually only available on expensive RVs, creates great eye appeal.

The Allegro motorhomes have a driver’s door with a power window to help with backing up and easy exiting at the gas station.

The backup and side vision cameras have a color monitor for 2012.

Allegros have a one-piece tinted windshield.  This allows for better visibility with a panoramic view.

The waste tanks are heated (great for cold weather camping).  And a black water tank flush system makes it easier to keep that tank clean.

Allegro motorhomes have wall to wall vinyl tile flooring which is easy to keep clean.

A great feature is the side opening outside storage compartment doors.  Most RVs have storage doors that open from the bottom.  They can be tricky in the wind and the compartments aren’t as easy to access as with the side opening doors.  The Allegro’s storage compartments pass through from one side to the other giving more space.

There is a power patio awning on the Allegro. And there are awnings above the slide out rooms.  They are to keep leaves and dirt from collecting on the tops of the slide outs.

Allegros feature multiple high end TVs, stereo systems and DVD players.

The cab areas include leather power seats for driver and passenger.

These are only some of the features that make Allegro motorhomes unique in their price range.  For first timers or experienced RV owners, Allegro motorhomes make happy campers!

Unlike some other RV manufacturers, Tiffin welcomes retail customers to their factory. They even have 46 service bays for retail customers who choose to visit. Tiffin stands behind every motorhome they build and their reputation for that is well known.

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RV Storage in Maryland

 

2012 Cougar Trailer

If you’ve read our article, RV Storage in Virginia, you know that preparing your RV for storage is as important as researching RV storage facilities.  Your RV could be subject to problems from freezing temperatures, snow, rain, sun exposure and “critters” if you don’t prepare it before putting it into storage.  Below is a list of some RV storage facilities in Maryland and tips on what to do before you store your RV.

RV Storage Facilities in Maryland

Check with the facilities to learn about their security systems, whether or not parking spaces are covered and when and how you can have access to your RV.

 

Allender Self Storage    www.allenderstorage.com

5808 Allender Road

White Marsh, MD  21162

(410)335-7707

 

Rich Morton Boat, RV & Trailer Storage    www.annapolisboatrvstorage.com

1013 West Street

Annapolis, MD  21401

(410)263-9234

 

Uncle Bob’s Self Storage     www.unclebobs.com/vehicle-storage/

305 Hammond Street

Salisbury, MD  21804

(866)320-6310

 

Best Storage     www.beststorageonline.com

1280 Cronson Blvd.

Crofton, MD  21114

(410)513-9416

 

Ft. Knox Self Storage of Columbia    www.selfstorageservicesinc.com

9597 Berger Road

Columbia, MD  21046

(410)381-7121

 

Ft. Knox Self Storage of Frederick   (same website as above)

5106 Ola National Pike

Frederick, MD  21702

(301)371-4700

 

Frederick Self Storage   (same website as above)

120 Monroe Avenue

Frederick, MD  21701

(301)662-7575

 

Route 1 Self Storage   www.route1selfstorage.com

9165 Washington Blvd. North

Laurel, MD  20723

(240)547-6378

 

CubeSmart Self Storage of Gaithersburg     www.cubesmart.com

8001 Snouffer School Road

Gaithersburg, MD  20879

(877)279-1711

 

Cubesmart Self Storage of California   (same website as above)

22465 Indian Bridge Road

California, MD  20619

(877)279-1711

 

Annapolis Self Storage      www.unitedstorall.com

1990 Moreland Parkway

Annapolis, MD   21401

(410)268-5120

 

Freestate Self Storage   www.freestateselfstorage.com

9515 Lynn Buff Court

North Laurel, MD  20723

(301)604-4777

Prepare Your RV For Storage

Look through your owner’s manual for possible storage instructions.

Winterize your RV’s water and plumbing systems.

Remove batteries and store them where they cannot freeze.  Test & charge if necessary.

Top off your motorhome’s gasoline tank and add fuel stabilizer.

Check tire pressure and cover tires if they’ll be exposed to sunlight.

Turn off the refrigerator and check all power sources for verification.

Clean out the refrigerator and remove all food from the RV.  Leave the refrigerator open.

Turn off the propane tanks and make sure valves are closed at the tanks.

Wash the exterior, including the roof and awning.

If paint sealant hasn’t been applied, wax the fiberglass exterior.

Clean air conditioning filters and cover the outside unit.

Close all vents, windows and doors.  inspect seams and caulk and seal if needed.

Inspect the roof and caulk and seal any peeling or cracked seams.

Oil and lube stabilizer jacks and slide units.

Check the motorhome’s operating fluid levels.

Clean the interior of your RV and close the shades.

Ask as your RV Storage Questions!

RV Storage In Virginia

 

2012 Winnebago Journey motorhome

Below is a list of facilities that provide storage for RVs in Virginia.  Before putting your RV in storage, prepare your RV for storage and research the facilities to make sure they meet your needs.  Some facilities are unable to store RVs over 30 feet long.  Some have covered spaces and others don’t.  The security systems and operating hours vary, too.  You may want to use a facility where you’ll have access to your RV 24 hours a day 7 days a week, or that may not matter to you.

RV Storage Facilities in Virginia 

 

Bull Run Park    http://nvrpa.org/park/bull_run

7700 Bull Run Drive

Centreville, VA  20121

(703)631-0550

 

Prince William County Fairgrounds    www.pwcfair.com

10624 Dumfries Road

Manassas, VA

(703)368-0173

 

Holly Acres     www.hollyacres.net

13270 Minnieville Road

Woodbridge, VA  22192

(703)494-5600

 

American Self Storage    www.alexandriaselfstorage.com

4551 Eisenhower Avenue

Alexandria, VA  22304

(703)823-2300

 

Gateway Storage Center    www.gatewaystoragecenters.com

10100 Richmond Highway

Lorton, VA  22079

(703)339-0009

 

Iron Guard Storage      www.ironguardstorage.com

2405 Riverside Drive

Danville, VA  24540

(434)799-3594

 

Uncle Bob’s Self Storage     www.unclebobs.com/vehicle-storage/

2703 South Battlefield Blvd.

Chesapeake, VA  23322

(866)320-6310

 

Uncle Bob’s other locations with RV storage:  Phone (866)320-6310

390 Bell Road

Christianburg, VA  24073

 

10429 Jefferson Ave.      (same phone as above)

Newport News, VA  23605

 

1213 East Brambleton Ave.                                           473 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Norfolk, VA  23504                                                       Newport News, VA  23601

1210 Bentley St.

Richmond, VA  23227

 

Clover Hill Self Storage     www.cloverhillselfstorage.com

16830 Hull St.

Moseley, VA  23120

(804)739-4699

 

Signal Knob Storage     http://signalknobstorage.com

5320 Strasburg Road

Strasburg, VA  22657

(540)636-2249

 

Guardian Self Storage   www.guardianselfstorage.net

4526 Daly Drive

Chantilly, VA  20151

(703)830-7867

 

Ft. Knox Self Storage of Falls Church    www.selfstorageservicesinc.com

2933 Telestar Court

Falls Church, VA  22042

(703)698-0022

 

All Points Self Storage & Warehousing   (same website as above)

3082 Shawnee Drive

Winchester, VA  22601

(540)662-2270

 

Fairfield Self Storage     (same website as above)

752 Lord Dunmore Drive

Virginia Beach, VA  23464

(757)474-1600

 

AAAA Chamberlayne Avenue Self Storage    www.aaaaselfstorage.com

1400 Chamberlayne Avenue

Richmond, VA  23222

(804)648-2222

 

AAAA Self Storage

5226 Nansemond Parkway

Suffolk, VA  23435

(757)488-4630

 

Elizabeth River Self Storage

1500 Shipyard Road

Chesapeake, VA  23323

(757)558-8888

Prepare Your RV For Storage

  • Look through your owner’s manual for possible storage instructions.
  • Winterize your RV’s water and plumbing systems.
  • Remove batteries and store them where they cannot freeze.  Test & charge if necessary.
  • Top off your motorhome’s gasoline tank and add fuel stabilizer.
  • Check tire pressure and cover tires if they’ll be exposed to sunlight.
  • Turn off the refrigerator and check all power sources for verification.
  • Clean out the refrigerator and remove all food from the RV.  Leave the refrigerator open.
  • Turn off the propane tanks and make sure valves are closed at the tanks.
  • Wash the exterior, including the roof and awning.
  • If paint sealant hasn’t been applied, wax the fiberglass exterior.
  • Clean air conditioning filters and cover the outside unit.
  • Close all vents, windows and doors.  inspect seams and caulk and seal if needed.
  • Inspect the roof and caulk and seal any peeling or cracked seams.
  • Oil and lube stabilizer jacks and slide units.
  • Check the motorhome’s operating fluid levels.
  • Clean the interior of your RV and close the shades.

With proper preparation, your RV will be all ready for your next trip when it comes out of storage!

Ask as your RV Storage Questions!