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RE: Used DP, Miles vs Years

jpsage, Make sure it has the new-design (stronger) rear trailing arms: http://community.fmca.com/topic/569-important-safety-issue-monaco-hr-safari-chassis/
wolfe10 08/26/16 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another oldie ( Not mine )

534 CID Ford Carburetted engine-- 12 MPG?????????????? Most of the FC31- FC35's I have seen have Caterpillar 3208's.
wolfe10 08/25/16 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: length to wheel base ratio

I suppose a motorhome manufacturer can list it in whatever unconventional way they want. For commercial trucks, the standard is center of tandems, on a 3 axle tractor. :S A tag axle DP only has two tires on the tag unlike your truck example. The four tires on the drive axle with 20K lbs on them will win over the two with only 7K on them when a DP is turning... even without decreasing the tag's air bags pressure. The MH manufactures know the correct numbers. Agreed, in terms of effect on turning radius. But, in terms of stability/straight line handling, a tag DOES count. That is where the 1/2 the distance between drive and tag gives relevant information.
wolfe10 08/25/16 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: length to wheel base ratio

So my wheelbase is listed as 279+tag. At 279 with 522 overall, I'm .534. Do I count the length to the tag?Wheelbase of tandem axle chassis are measured from front axle to center of tandems (center of tandems is the midpoint between the first and second rear axles). That doesn't seem to be how Winnebago lists it. I'm trying to find a diagram. But, it DOES give a reasonable approximation of the handling impact of the tag axle configuration.
wolfe10 08/24/16 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jacks

What brand/series of jacks?
wolfe10 08/24/16 02:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: length to wheel base ratio

Just curious, is the purpose of the smaller ratio just to keep maneuverability when those decisions are made at the factory, or do all coach makers just work around a chassis supplied by others? Shorter wheelbase= less cost of chassis. Those extra feet of frame, lots of wires, air lines...... are not free. And, longer wheelbases often come with added GVWR which can mean larger tires, shocks, larger engine...... With today's much improved front wheel cut angles, the "short wheelbase is there for turning radius" doesn't hold a lot of validity.
wolfe10 08/24/16 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: length to wheel base ratio

Because handling is largely subjective, it is really hard to get clear "take away" from these threads. I have worked on/driven coaches that handled atrociously, though the owners did not complain about them. Worn shocks, missing sway bar end link bushings, loose steering box... Some are just more picky than others. This is especially true of large coaches, because for many, it is the first and only one they have ever driven. And, since it is theirs, it drives fine. When in doubt, fall back on "physics is physics".
wolfe10 08/24/16 12:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: length to wheel base ratio

Have owned three diesel pushers. The current one is by far the best driving. 2003 Alpine 38. 260" wheelbase. 38'6"= 462" 260 divided by 462= 56% I agree, there certainly are other factors (shocks, tires, suspension...) than just WB/OL, but it is hard to overcome physics!
wolfe10 08/24/16 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMC Tire Price or Discount

Call FMCA and find out: 800 543-3622 Let us know what you find.
wolfe10 08/24/16 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: inverter wiring

You will have a separate breaker on your main 120 VAC breaker panel for "120 VAC IN" to the inverter (to power those circuits when on shore power or generator). The transfer switch in the inverter "passes through" 120 VAC from either shore power or generator. It inverts if no external source of 120 VAC. From inverter "OUT" to the sub-panel. All circuits you want powered by shore, generator OR INVERTER have breakers on the sub-panel.
wolfe10 08/23/16 12:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Odd 12VDC issue - is it the charger or battery or both?

About 1/2 hour later, the voltage at the converter with it still turned off is down to 12.4 volts with just some lights on, which would indicate it's discharged to about 80 percent. It's looking like the battery isn't holding a charge. Electrolyte level is fine and I check it periodically. We never dry camp so the battery never gets discharged much. We only have one group 24 INTERSTATE battery. Wait-- 12.2 VDC is a 50% discharged wet cell battery WITH THE BATTERY AT REST. You have a pretty small battery and read 12.4 VDC with a load on it. Could the battery be bad-- sure. But, do not conclude that from the information above. Fully charge it and then load test it.
wolfe10 08/21/16 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: ride and stability 2008 monaco cayan

This is likely on the "less than well respected" Roadmaster 4 bag suspension. If so, verify that the rear trailing arms have been upgraded: http://community.fmca.com/topic/569-important-safety-issue-monaco-hr-safari-chassis/ Also, a 35' coach on a 204" wheelbase gives you a WB/OL of under 50%, so handling, particularly in a cross wind will not be as good as coaches with better WB/OL ratios.
wolfe10 08/21/16 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intec backup system changeover

Give Tim and his staff a call on Monday-- this is what they do for a living: http://www.rvcams.com/
wolfe10 08/20/16 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tpms systems

Correct, the on-vehicle system is not active when you are towing it. You need the 10 sensor system.
wolfe10 08/20/16 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tpms systems

Wolfe10, 6 wheel and I do tow a Nissan Frontier 4 down Then, a strong suggestion-- get a 10 sensor system!
wolfe10 08/20/16 03:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Theft and pursuit.

Clicky: http://www.kcra.com/news/rv-thief-in-custody-after-pursuit-in-sac-amador-counties/41293138
wolfe10 08/20/16 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tpms systems

Mike, Do you have a 6 wheel RV (i.e. with rear duals)? Do you tow? If so, 2 wheel trailer? 4 wheel vehicle I guess the important question is do you need a 6 or 8 or 10 wheel TPMS?
wolfe10 08/20/16 01:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan BFA Oil - Why not 20W-50?

Want long life out of an air-cooled engine? Nothing is better than the Type-4 engine. Are you referring to oil, or the Type 4 VW air cooled engine???
wolfe10 08/20/16 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: Condensate Drain for Dometic Refrigerator

Net, net-- more than 1" clearance from refrigerator to outside wall and you need to install a baffle to direct the air flow through the condenser. Read you refrigerator's installation manual (hard copy or on-line.
wolfe10 08/16/16 06:04am Tech Issues
RE: Condensate Drain for Dometic Refrigerator

delete-- duplicate post.
wolfe10 08/15/16 05:29pm Tech Issues
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