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RE: new ford chassis coming???

Really? is that the reason they sell it as a Class A, Class C? I'll bet you can't explain how - engineering wise - a 188 HP diesel Sprinter engine can be anywhere near adequate to do that properly. Remember ... people don't always know what they're buying, so the "good enough" way to do something often wins out over the "really right" way to do something. No way am I going to own a motorhome that weighs - plus anything it's towing - 12,000 on up pounds with only a 188 HP engine in it. I wouldn't do that disservice to the vehicles traveling behind me. I do just fine with my 188HP Sprinter. It is equal in performance to my 460 powered E350 based RV that it replaced. I regularly transit the mountains with it (I live next to them). I am nowhere near being a road hazard even when towing. I am running about mid pack speed with cars (that have a higher speed limit) overtaking me and me overtaking the tractor trailers. I ran the Utah 12 hogsback a while back (with the toad) and went just as fast as I cared to on that road. That engine gearbox combination seems to work really well....and I don't have to put up with an engine in the cab with me.
Dakzuki 01/17/15 12:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Harbor Freight 500lb. cargo carrier for a spare tire?

Cargo carriers in that price range tend to be of iffy construction. I bought one and promptly took it back. I have a Rola carrier of similar capacity and it's built like a tank. It also cost more. Rola Carrier
Dakzuki 01/15/15 01:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camper can suddenly shakes when parked

Wander around Yellowstone and you'll see trees all rubbed raw and hair on them from bison scratching themselves. When you see scratch marks way up high, its bears.
Dakzuki 01/13/15 10:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Suzuki Grand Vitara

Sounds like the "single mode" doesn't have a transfer case but rather a center diff and is full time 4wd. You will want to check the owners manuals of the specific vehicles you are interested in for towing ability and directions.
Dakzuki 01/13/15 09:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Microwave/oven combination

For folks that don't have a propane stove and want to still bake small items in the middle of nowhere without having to use the generator this Coleman oven might do the job for you. You can use it either on the stove top inside the coach or use it on an outside grill. I would imagine a person could use it on a gas BBQ also. A little smaller than a propane oven but you don't use up the space below the cooktop either. You still end up with the drawers and have a small oven. I have one of those but have never attempted to bake with it. It's barely good enough for warming. Camp Chef makes a portable oven that works pretty well. Not sure about cooking a pizza in it but we've done other things in it.
Dakzuki 01/11/15 03:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Have you ever cancelled a trip and forfeited your deposits?

Yep. It happens.
Dakzuki 01/03/15 12:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Great plans. Swap motorhome USA - Europe

Joakim, When we were doing a tour of the western states in April/May of 2013 we met many Europeans RVing (lots of Germans). They were here that time of year because they could get cheaper rates on rentals, plane tickets, etc.
Dakzuki 01/03/15 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Solar trickle charger

In addition tot he above suggestions, get an accurate voltmeter mounted in the RV to monitor the battery state and learn what it is telling you.
Dakzuki 12/22/14 07:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: new ford chassis coming???

They certainly are Can you provide us with a single reason why, besides the aforementioned infrastructure issue? Fact is, diesels and their new emissions packages simply are not reliable under the driving cycles experienced by EMS vehicles. AMR is the largest Ambulance fleet in the US, with 4200 rigs which do about 3-millions calls each year. Guess what? They only V10s now. The marginal improvement in fuel economy from a diesel is offset by 20% more expensive fuel, questionable reliability, and increased repair expenses. Our local area is crawling with AMR Sprinters.
Dakzuki 12/20/14 12:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: gas milage..

"Lite" is a decal. Nothing more, nothing less. It comes from the marketing department, not engineering.
Dakzuki 12/18/14 12:45am Beginning RVing
RE: Black Tank Treatment - taken off the market . . . .

We use just water and hey - we even use toilet paper. Never any odor and no problems. Me too. The only additives that sometimes are in there is RV antifreeze in there from winterizing. Never had a smell issue.
Dakzuki 12/18/14 12:39am General RVing Issues
RE: new ford chassis coming???

I was under the impression that the E series cutaway would be produced through 2019. I imagine by that time Ford will have available a Transit product that will be comparable in GVWR. GM still also has the 4500 Express chassis, although with a much lower GCWR. That's the plan from what I have read. There is still a market for small buses, ambulances, RVs, etc which is served by an E-350/E-450 size cab chassis. It would be a strategic error to cede that market especially since they already dominate it.
Dakzuki 12/18/14 12:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C vs. Class A engine access...

Hi, I'm new at this and have looked at several Class A and C motorhomes. I initially thought the Cs would have the easy engine access, but upon inspection, the couple of Class Cs I looked at SEEMED to have more limited access that the As. The Class A I saw had a larger access hatch in the driving area than the C. Is this correct? thankd, groundhogy Depends on the van the C is based on. My 460 Ford class C was bad for access under the hood. My Sprinter based class C is awesome. Super easy access under the hood to everything I need to get to. There is so much room some folks have put the hydraulic pump unit for their levelers in there.
Dakzuki 12/18/14 12:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Noisy New Converter - What to Do?

Something isn't right. Mine is dead quiet.
Dakzuki 12/15/14 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: new ford chassis coming???

Don't look for many updates on the remaining E series vans in production as there will be fewer vehicles to defray the non recurring costs (design, tooling, etc).
Dakzuki 12/15/14 09:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: new ford chassis coming???

Eventually something will happen but as of right now the Transit cutaway doesn't even have the weight capability of the E350.....in fact it's a bit less than the Sprinter. The E series cutaways will remain in production for now.
Dakzuki 12/14/14 04:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone having DEF fluid problems in a MB diesel RV?

No issues on mine.
Dakzuki 12/09/14 12:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What weight toad do you have behind your class c ?

Replace the wife and keep the toad.....and you can't have my dearest. She likes her Vibe.
Dakzuki 12/05/14 12:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winterization

Why not just blow out the water lines with an air compressor. It doesn't take much of a size compressor. No water to freeze anywhere. I hate to contradict my neighbour down the 401, but that's pretty dangerous advice. Even a really small compressor can blow most of the water out of the lines, but it takes a pretty good-sized compressor (with large reservoir) to blow all the water out and be safe from freeze damage. Even a relatively small amount of water droplets left behind can settle down into low spots and cause burst lines or fittings. You need to have a compressor / reservoir big enough to be able to maintain ~50+ psi indefinitely to safely winterize an RV with just air. The only thing that causes pipes to burst is water that has nowhere to expand to. If you have virtually all the water out what is left can expand into the places where there is just air. Modern RV plumbing is pretty robust too. The industry is promoting the sale of their products and services. Much of RV winterizing can be filed along with 3000 mile oil changes which are heavily promoted by those that sell and change oil.
Dakzuki 12/03/14 09:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does insect spray with DEET 40 work?

When you re-finish a clouded headlight you need to put a UV resistant coating on it or it will cloud right up again. You can buy kits that include everything you need to restore headlights. 3M makes one that I have used.
Dakzuki 12/01/14 10:22am Class C Motorhomes
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