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RE: New Computer Download Sequence

You only need to fumble with 8.1 once. As soon as you fire up 8.1, figure out how to get on the Internet and install classic shell. Then you'll be able to see things like you are use to. Then transfer all you files. I went from XP to 8.1 and didn't want to deal with the learning curve of the new interface. Thus classic shell. Since then I have slowly started to learn the 8.1 interface. Still don't like it. Richard 8.1 w/classic shell
RLS7201 03/29/15 10:29am Technology Corner
RE: 1988 Fleetwood 32'

I'm not sure what they did in 1988, but my 1989 Ford E350, Fleetwood Jamboree, Class C had a 460 with throttle body injection, E40D transmission and a catalytic converter. It was a 27' and got about 8.5 mpg/7.5 mpg towing. The engine ran strong for the fourteen years/65000 miles that we owned it. We towed a 4500 pound boat most of time. On my model, Ford install what could best be described as a pair of small plastic trumpets in the air cleaner air box. They were designed to force feed air at low speeds. I cut those out and improved top end performance and mileage, but lost a little low end acceleration. I'm not sure about the Class A, but the Class C had a catalytic converter that was known to plug. Ford ran the exhaust out of the engine at 3", into a 2.5" converter and then back out to a 3" exhaust. You can cut the converter ends to 3" and weld the exhaust back on. This was another performance boost and allowed the converter to run cooler. Other than that, the drive train was solid and pulled hard in the hills. In that year model, mine had the rubber roof which was a pain over the years. That would be my biggest concern on a coach that old. Ford never used throttle body injection on a 460. While there was a two barrel throttle body in the center of the engine, the fuel was delivered to each port with 8 injectors. Thus port injection. Ford went straight from a carburetor to port fuel injection on the 460 in 1988. Richard
RLS7201 03/26/15 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refig temp adjustment

IF you have the adjustable tstat button on the control panel, then sliding the Thermister on the fins will have no affect at all. The sliding of the Thermister is for non adjustable Auto Temp refers. Doug WHY? If the Thermistor on both the adjustable and non-adjustable models read the fin temperature and the fin temperature is warmer at the top, why wouldn't moving the Thermistor on the adjustable models have an effect? Inquiring mind want to know. Thanks for your explanation of this phenonenom Richard
RLS7201 03/26/15 11:14am Tech Issues
RE: Tires on my Coachmen Classic

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RLS7201 03/24/15 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires on my Coachmen Classic

Its a 1987 Chevy chassis sorry i forgot to mention that piece of information. So the answer is a yes but the ride will feel different basically..I am ok with that as long as mechanically it is safe.. OK, I forgot about the lighter Chevy chassis having 16" tires. The same handling differences still apply. I don't see the tires you are looking at as being a safety hazard. Richard
RLS7201 03/24/15 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires on my Coachmen Classic

From the style of the tire you mention, I'll have to assume you have a 1988-1997 Ford F53 chassis with 235/85R16 tires. The Michelin XPS tire was OEM on that chassis. Due to the very tall side wall, the tire has a tendency to wallow from side to side in a turn. Thus Ford used an all steel ply construction tire. The only other all steel tire like the XPS is a Bridgestone R250. Other brands with different ply materials in the side wall will work but will not feel as solid as the Michelin XPS or Bridgestone R250. Some do not notice the difference and you may be one of those or not. I am very sensitive to the feel of a vehicle and did notice the difference when I tried a set of Coopers, which I returned under Cooper's satisfaction warranty and replaced with Michelin XPS tires. Richard 95 Bounder F53
RLS7201 03/24/15 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1988 Fleetwood 32'

I was looking at a 1988 fleetwood as well. After hours of research I decided against buying it for 1 main reason (caused by 2 sub-reasons). Basically, it brings a new meaning to the term gas guzzler. A 1988 wont be fuel injected, and as such will suck it back like beer on a hot summers day. Secondly, lack of a 4th (or overdrive) speed in transmission. Here is a comparison. My friend and I decided to go for one last trip in the fall, not far, only a few hours away. I got there and back for roughly $120. His trip cost him about $200-$220, for a ligher, smaller class c, versus my 20,000lb monster of a class a. In the end, if your not going far, or just looking for a fancy camper, then by all means, grab it up, but even if its only a few thousand (like the 1988 I was looking at), you will make up for that with terrible fuel economy. Not to mention that after 27 years, any rubber anywhere on the coach that hasnt been replaced, will most likely need replacing. If you want to go for it, here is a few things to make SURE about: Check the tires. Cracked or worn tires are about $2000 right off the top for decent ones. GO underneath and check for corrosion, specifically on brake and fuel lines. Chassis corrosion should be fairly noticable.While underneath, check your rubbers! Bushings, boots, seals all dry up. It can cost a few hundred dollars to change a seal worth about 5 bucks!Check the roof!!! Especially if its not rubber, it may also have corrosion or patched leaks. These are just the bare essentials, and I am sure someone else will chime in and add to the buyers beware checklist. Hope this helps! Just an FYI. Ford built their first F53 motor home chassis in 1988 with port fuel injection and E4OD 4 speed over drive transmission Richard
RLS7201 03/21/15 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please help. 84 fleetwood southwind brakes

You may want to tell GM and many suppliers that there is no P-37 chassis. P-37 Sure. Show me a genuine GM catalog that lists a P37. Richard
RLS7201 03/19/15 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please help. 84 fleetwood southwind brakes

Chev has always made a P-37 3 stands for 1 ton 7 stands for MH stripped chassis. P-37 info While the VIN coding does indeed give the specs for the chassis, I reiterate, Chevy never made a P37 chassis. If you want to split hairs, the chassis you reference is actually a P32 stripped RV chassis. A P30 is actually a commercial chassis, mistakenly referred to as an RV chassis. Most RVers have never had the chance to reference Chevy's parts manuals and see the difference. And you did not tell the whole story as told by "Gary RV Roamer". I quote the rest of Gary's comments. "You may see "P37" sequence in the VIN, but that does not mean it is a P37 chassis. Those are just how the code numbers in the VIN sometimes work out. A "P37" can be either a P30 or a p12 chassis" Richard
RLS7201 03/18/15 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Right LED tail light staying on

What you are experiencing is an electromagnetically induced voltage. I had the same problem on my MH when I added LED tail/stop lights. A little resistance between the hot leads and ground will bleed off the induced voltage. I added a 912 incandescent bulb to each side behind the tail lights to bleed of the stray voltage. In my case the stray voltage caused the cruse control and torque convert clutch to malfunction. Richard 95 Bounder LED's came with this trailer. Trailer has been sitting plugged in since the end of October. Problem didn't start until last week and only on the right taillight. I would agree with those here if more then one light was effected about a ground or stray voltage. It sure does sound like, as some have commented, that its a problem in the cable going to the truck or the box that cable is connected to. That will be my first place to start. I stand corrected. I misread your original post. Richard
RLS7201 03/18/15 03:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Right LED tail light staying on

What you are experiencing is an electromagnetically induced voltage. I had the same problem on my MH when I added LED tail/stop lights. A little resistance between the hot leads and ground will bleed off the induced voltage. I added a 912 incandescent bulb to each side behind the tail lights to bleed of the stray voltage. In my case the stray voltage caused the cruse control and torque convert clutch to malfunction. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 03/18/15 12:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Leaking Dana 80 rear axle

Yes I had the very same problem with my Dana 80. Replaced the pinion seal at 75,000 miles. There is a very thin ad on sleeve available for the yoke adapter incase the seal wore a grove in it. My RR hub seal failed at about 95,000 because the caliper froze and over heated the hub. LR hub seal is still ok at 136,000 miles. Richard 95 Bounder F53
RLS7201 03/18/15 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please help. 84 fleetwood southwind brakes

Here ya go, Rock Auto brake parts, listed for a P30 chassis. Chevy never made a P37 chassis. Richard
RLS7201 03/18/15 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, need ig. timing specs 1994 FI 460 Ford V8

Static timing on your 460 is 10BTDC. You will need to pull the spout plug, located below the ignition module (TFI) on the left (drivers side) fire wall. If you don't pull the spout plug, the computer will have control of the timing and you will set it wrong. Richard 95 Bounder F53 460.
RLS7201 03/07/15 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: fuel Guage error?

To change the fuel sending unit, you have to drop the fuel tank. Nothing easy about that. Look at the fuel vent hose. It probably has a sag in it and is full of fuel and not venting properly. Easy fix. Richard
RLS7201 03/07/15 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chemicals and their compatibility with EPDM

Thanks. Now I know that my spilled beer won't hurt the roof. ;) Richard
RLS7201 03/06/15 06:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Repairing inlets to grey tank

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd415/jdereu/image1_zpsvetdn4sp.jpg There is what I got That looks like an 1½" ABS fitting screwed into a cast in bung. Should be able to unscrew it or break it out. Richard
RLS7201 03/02/15 04:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alternator output

130 amp, like all F53s of that era. Richard
RLS7201 02/27/15 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waterless coolant

RLS the best I can do, is the following Clicky. click on the "see more" to view the core material. I no-longer own my 460 so I can't verify. If you are referencing the first 3 radiator offers, they are for F53 trucks and are aluminum and will not fit RVs. All radiator listed with 1451 in the part number are for trucks. Many have made the mistake of ordering the wrong replacement. The 4th offering is indeed a direct replacement for F53 recreational vehicles and is copper/brass. Richard
RLS7201 02/25/15 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downshifting fix for hills

I have a 2013 35 foot gas Fleetwood Bounder with a V10 Ford engine. While in cruise control, even a small hill or overpass will cause the trany to downshift to a lower gear, causing the engine to rev high. Any ideas to help fix this? Thanks!!! When you get tired of listing to those that don't understand your problem, go to the link listed below for a cure. You're not the only one that doesn't like Fords shift pattern. 5 Star Tune Richard
RLS7201 02/25/15 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
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