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RE: Downshifting fix for hills

Your transmission does not have an over drive selection so the postings about turning it off are concerning the pre 2006 engine and transmission update. The engine, transmission and cruise control computers are programmed for the best fuel economy. For most of us we're OK with the programming. If you want to change it you need to reprogram the shift points. 5 Star Tuning, Banks or other such 'tuners' that change the shift points to do what you're asking. There are some programmers that you can working directly with you to develop custom shift points. Off hand what I think you want is the down shift to the next lower gear, fourth, rather than skipping to third as it does. The V10 has a unique power curve and pretty much comes alive over 3500 RPM. I would first consider sound and heat proofing the dog house then consider a reprogram. Also not sure about how reprogramming will effect the Ford warranty so do a bit of research on that first.
Dale.Traveling 02/25/15 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: hydraulic levelers

$1250!? Get a second opinion you should be able to find one for much less. Also no the assembly shouldn't die after two years.
Dale.Traveling 02/21/15 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: furnace problem

The furnace will quickly consume a tank load of propane. Item #2 after checking you batteries and AC to DC power convertor.
Dale.Traveling 02/21/15 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: With out the tow

Apart from not having a vehicle to sight see and such the biggest down side is food resupply. If your camping plans have you on the move should be a problem to resupply while in route.
Dale.Traveling 02/19/15 04:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 fleetwood storm

Taking a shower is going to be more of a problem. Before use add extra water to the bowl to keep everything floating and not sticking to the bowl. Since the coach is new check with your camping neighbor to ensure the low pressure isn't a new coach problem. How is the water pressure when running off the tank?
Dale.Traveling 02/19/15 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Double Passenger Seat

I think what may have killed the idea was having the front seat spin to make extra seating facing the living area and the room needed to remove the dog house with a front engine rig. Plus class A's kind of grew away from family friend lay outs but that seems to be changing. Maybe the double seats will make a come back with the lower cost pushers with the front over head bunk and mid entry door.
Dale.Traveling 02/18/15 04:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Manufacturer versus Tire Company air pressure settings

Right now my door plate recommends 65 psi front and rear but I have to run 95 psi front and rear per Bridgestone for my weight. And I'm not overloaded.Are you sure about your numbers? Bridgestone 8R-19.5 tires inflated to 95 psi have a combined load capacity of 18,390 pounds (per Bridgestone's inflation table). A 1995 Winnebago Vectra 34 built on a P30 chassis has a GVWR of 16,500 pounds (per Winnebago's' literature). That puts you at 1890 pounds in excess of the chassis designed limits, as long as Winnebago's information is correct. Not easy to find chassis info going back 20 years.
Dale.Traveling 02/17/15 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Manufacturer versus Tire Company air pressure settings

Those plaques the RV manufactures put on vehicles spelling out tire pressures are absolutely dangerous.Pretty bold statement to make. If true there would be some pretty rich personal injury lawyers and probably no or a very small RV industry. Not only would the coach builder be in the subject to legal action but the chassis manufacture, tire manufacture, throw in the axle manufacture and for good measure who ever drove the coach from the builder to the dealer. The placard numbers are based on the tire size and load group, which is also listed, against the axel load limits. Over load a coach or change tire size or load group from recommended and you're on your own.
Dale.Traveling 02/17/15 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Limitations and access issues of 40' or better?

The V10 spark plug problem does not occur until the plugs are replaced. The OEM plugs are rated for 100,000 miles so put that fear to rest. I'm at 10 years and 50K miles and not a hiccup. Think of RV's in the same light as boats. The four foot gain from a 36' to 40' may seem small but has a dramatic effect. You may run into problems at government parks with a 40' rig but with preplanning shouldn't be much of a concern. If your budget will support a 40' diesel is a good all around coach if you plan to use it, a lot. As a first timer maybe a 36' gas coach s few years old might be a better fit for the first few years.
Dale.Traveling 02/15/15 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stabilizer Jacks?

Probably three 5 ton bottle jacks and a couple of lengths of 4X4" cut to 6" lengths would work. I used to level and stabilize, as you have, with two 12 ton jack stands and a 12 ton bottle jack. Usually I got it pretty close on the first try. No easy low cost solution. I install a hydraulic system for $3000 two years ago. Worth the cost.
Dale.Traveling 02/15/15 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price difference question?

Just the leveling jacks will cost you close to $3000. A basic roof sat dish can be another $1000. Solar is going to be dependent on the power capability of the panels and the other ancillary stuff but could easy run north of another $1000. In other words go for the coach with more stuff.
Dale.Traveling 02/15/15 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stabilizer Jacks?

What is your budget?
Dale.Traveling 02/15/15 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: VERY VERY Confused - 2008 Bounder 38P

Suspect a mix up back at Fleetwood when the stickers were going in. Probably an 08 Bounder out in the world built on a Work Horse with no interior VIN stickers. What you really need to check is which VIN the title and registration is tied too. Vehicle history reports as recorded by the various data basing services will be very limited concerning an RV. Pretty rare for a service center to be a subscriber to the service. At best you might find registration details or insurance related claims.
Dale.Traveling 02/14/15 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LP Generator (back fire??)

May be a gummy carb or something else causing back pressure.My first thought also but it's described as propane generator in a diesel coach. Would expect the fuel system to be spotless along with the exhaust. Oil level would be my first check also or maybe a temperature sensor. A generator may backfire at shut down so hard to say if that is a symptom or not. How is the propane level? On the edge of empty? Any fault codes? At 12 years the ignition system might be at the end of it's useful life. Spark plug wire(s) could be arcing to ground. Before you make the drive to an RV shop call the local small engine repair shops or the whole house generator service techs and find out if they will work on it. Considering this is their bread and butter you'll get more bang for the buck and probably same day service.
Dale.Traveling 02/14/15 04:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New VS old and Mileage

Used rigs need to be evaluated as a whole unit. Mileage is a factor but should not be the only factor. The general consensus is sitting unused can be a problem but misused or neglected is much worse. An unusually low mileage rig with records that show regular maintenance could be a lower risk buy than one with moderate usage but no written records. A pre-purchase inspection of the rig by a shop that only does diesel work, not the local RV Super Store, is your best resource regarding the power train. RV shops are good to inform you if the roof seals need work or the awning is having problems but you would be better served with an experienced tech that does nothing but diesel power train work day in and day out to evaluate that part of the coach. Probably your greatest risk of an older low mileage coach is the tires. Good chance they will be museum quality original equipment that have exceeded their useful life based on time not miles.
Dale.Traveling 02/14/15 03:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sugestions on places to post Rv items for sell

Both Craigslist and eBay have sub categories to list items associated with camping or RVs which will help narrow your target audience. Not long ago Craigslist changed the internal search function from local to regional which will broaden your potential buyer population. Irv2 has a classified section.
Dale.Traveling 02/14/15 02:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repairing a hole in the front cap

About 150,000 plus about 30,000 towing that does not register on the odometer. Still going strong with the original transmission (fingers crossed).Cross your toes also. Had a 98 Accord (same transmission) I used as a daily driver and toad. Run it to 212K with about 15K towed. Second gear clutch pack started slipping at 160K and finally gave up at 210K along with other drivability issues. Traded last week for a 2010 Accord but the 05 CRV moved into the toad position. Great vehicle. Never left me on the side road and consistent 28 mpg.
Dale.Traveling 02/13/15 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where have all the ladders gone?

Without the ladder back there I would never know when I'm backing into the drive way that I'm 18" from the house. It is a poor man's back alarm, right?
Dale.Traveling 02/13/15 12:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repairing a hole in the front cap

Up date your resume.
Dale.Traveling 02/13/15 04:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for advice....used vs new

Saving $30K buying used over new will get you a lot of warranty along with fuel and camp ground funds to use. Even without the extra warranty, $30K in savings would replace the entire chassis if necessary on a gas coach. My coach was a bank repo sold at auction to the dealer so just consider the potential risk I faced but I used that to help get the price down. My pre-price negotiation inspection took hours and I got a really good price that has helped keep my value to debt on the plus side. Had some minor issues over the past four years but nothing that forced us home early from an outing or put the coach in a shop for repair. I could probably fix anything on or under the coach myself if necessary so my risk tolerance with respect for potential failures is pretty high. Next coach will be used also. Price point is hard to beat.
Dale.Traveling 02/12/15 04:46am Class A Motorhomes
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