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RE: Added gear for newer F53's

For 2016 a 6 speed transmission has been added. The HP has been reduced to 320. The torque stays about the same. Some are having a problem with the Tow/Haul function. 5 Star tune has a fix. Richard
RLS7201 05/30/16 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need help with 2016 fleetwood bounder 35k

Check the circuit breakers on the generator. Richard
RLS7201 05/30/16 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help ! Looking at a Trek Safari and have a few questions

Those windows with the crawling seals are manufactured by SEGI. Two options. 1: Have a RV window company remove the windows and re-seal them. Pricey! 2: If there is no water in the windows, you could trim the glass with some 1" black vinyl. Both inside and out. Hide the issue. I saw this on a very nice coach in Yuma and it looked OEM. Most likely the roof is EPDM. If it's deteriorated, coating is an option. I prefer "Liquid Roof"
RLS7201 05/30/16 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Watch out MS10 is still trying to force itself on you!

For those that wish to permanently opt out of Win 10. Tiz free and works. Never10 Richard
RLS7201 05/26/16 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Power shut of switch

There is a fuse for the switches in the BCC. Richard
RLS7201 05/26/16 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power shut of switch

Joe, Open up the Battery Control Center (BCC) under the hood. The back side of the cover has a wiring print of the BCC on it. That should tell you every thing you need to know. Richard
RLS7201 05/25/16 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power shut off switch

Are you plugged in the shore power? The converter will supply coach power, even when the battery disconnect is off. If the circuit board had been changed to a later model, the batteries will not disconnect when on shore power. If the disconnect relay has failed, the previous owner may have wired around it. All sorts of possibilities. Richard
RLS7201 05/25/16 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Prevost engine swap possible?

The old DD silver 8V92 was dry. At 500+ HP it should get you down the road well. How about a 1998 45' Blue Bird with a Detroit 60 at 55,000 miles? One of my FMCA chapter members has it for sale. Richard
RLS7201 05/21/16 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 92 Southwind S/P 35 Ford 460 w/ Oshkosh Gurus:

i thought that would be on a P30/workhorse chassis with a 454 chevy engine pace arrow / south wind were very consistent for a long time, with that chassis engine combo All three chassis (P32, F53, Oshkosh) were available in that era for all 4 Fleetwood gassers (Flair, Bounder, Southwind, Pace Arrow). F53 came on line in 1988 and Oshkosh went off line in 1991. Richard
RLS7201 05/20/16 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 92 Southwind S/P 35 Ford 460 w/ Oshkosh Gurus:

If memory serves me correctly, Oshkosh made their last 460 based MH chassis in 1991. So you have a 92 coach on a 91 chassis. The engine should be fuel injected with a C6 transmission. Freightliner can help you with chassis issues, as they now own Oshkosh. Ford can help you with engine/transmission issues. Richard
RLS7201 05/20/16 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Over heating

If the flex fan has fiber glass blades, it probably not up to the job. If the fan is one of GM's old 7 bladed, metal flex fans, it's probably up to the job and you need to look else where for your problem. The fiber glass fans will have a high pitched zing. The metal flex fans with have more of a roar. Either way, a clutched fan is the best of both worlds as far as cooling and noise. Richard
RLS7201 05/20/16 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who knows 90's Southwind floorplans/models?

Model number will be on a sticker under the drivers window. Also on the wall sticker, inside, to left of driver. Fleetwood coaches of that era were aprox 1 foot longer than the model number would indicate. IE 32H is 32' 11 3/4" long. Richard
RLS7201 05/19/16 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 Winnebage Vectra 33RQ with FORD 460???

Most of those older F53 will have low miles because they are a bear to drive. Don't plan on driving one handed anytime soon. Your first big investments will be brakes and maybe a broken passenger exhaust stud. Prior post hit everything pretty much on the head. But they don't have to be a bear to drive if set up correctly. Any motorhome can be a bear to drive if not set up correctly. I have 144,000 miles on my 95 F53 and it drives well. I spent 11 years in a front end shop and refuse to drive a poor handling vehicle. Richard
RLS7201 05/15/16 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 Winnebage Vectra 33RQ with FORD 460???

Tires are 235/85R16. Chassis maxes out at 17,000#. Care must be made to not over load it. 460 engine is bullet proof. E4OD transmission is OK. ZF emergency brake on the end of the transmission is prone to leaking its lubricant. Disc brakes will need service. IE remove calipers, clean and lubricate slide pins. Check caliper pistons for sticking. In tank fuel pump is prone to failure. With what you stated about the coach, they would have to pay me to take it off their hands. Be prepared to spend come $$ to get it road worthy. Richard
RLS7201 05/13/16 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reprogramming ECM on an 8.1 L engine

5 Star Tune Richard
RLS7201 05/13/16 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whom Of Us Boondocks 14-days Or More At A Stretch?

We spend Jan, Feb & Mar in the desert SW. Mostly off line. A little generator in the morning and then let the solar panels finish up. Richard 95 Bounder F53
RLS7201 05/13/16 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Sizing battery banks and converter

Here is how I handle my battery charging and why. I have 4 GC 6 volt batteries on line. They are the cheapies from Sam's Club. 208 amps @ 20 minutes. Thus the four batteries combined are rated @ 416 amps @ 20 minutes. I have a PD9180 w/charge wizard. The Charge wizard is modified so I can turn the voltage up to 15.1 volts or let it run as designed. I also have a IOTA 45 amp converter that comes on line with the 9180 when I run the generator. Thus I can fire up 125 amps of charging when necessary. I also have 500 watts of solar on the roof. I spend the winter months off grid, in the desert SW. In the morning I fire the generator for approx. 30 minutes with both converters on line. Once or twice a month I turn the 9180 up to 15.1 volts to stir thing up in the batteries. After the short generator run time, I let the solar finish up the batteries. I'm under the opinion, you can hit the batteries with a heavy charge for a short time and not hurt them. Just watch the temperatures and water usage closely. I only have to add a slight amount of water twice a year. Richard
RLS7201 05/13/16 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BANKS HEADERS for 2016 Winnebago 38Q

Banks website says the 2006-2015 V-10 will get +56 more HP and +70 Torque at the rear wheels. But at what RPM? Normally better breathing gives better results at the very high end of the RPM range. Not necessarily relevant in an RV. Again, HP and torque at the RPM's you will normally be running is what IS relevant. Gassers cruse at 2,200- 2,500 RPM. Power increases in cruse range means little. Power increases when climbing or passing are what counts. If one theorizes about the curve below 3,000 RPM, the Dyno chart would lead one to believe there is some power increase as low as 2,500 RPM. Click on "Proof" on Banks web page. Banks Dyno Chart. Richard
RLS7201 05/11/16 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hall Effect DC amp meter

Here is one on Amazon with +/- 100A Amazon Cheaper too. I just installed this meter in my ol Bounder. The 6' cable was not long enough for my install. I needed about 20' to mount the meter where I wanted it. I took the 6" cable and spliced in 30' of CAT5 cable, in hope the twisted pairs would allow for the longer cable. IT WORKED! So if you need a longer cable between the meter and the Hall Effect coil, just splice in some CAT5 cable. Richard
RLS7201 05/09/16 12:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Carrier Bearing Replacement

Looks like you have a choice of 2 different bearings. You'll need to measure the shaft or bore size to get the correct bearing. As already noted, the carrier bearing is part of the chassis as delivered by Ford. Rock Auto
RLS7201 05/06/16 02:29pm Tech Issues
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