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RE: Class A Towing capacity

Lbligh, I am curious to know what the criteria is for any of the particular load limits? Is it a wear limit? Is it a stress limit, where if exceeded, it will immediately have catastrophic failure? A perfect example would be my front differential. It is a Dana 70. If you look at the specs, it gives 2 numbers. One is a continuous operation and the other is a peak limit. Basically what those numbers mean is that the differential is expected to last X amount of miles if a continuous load of 2500 ft-lbs. It is rated for a peak torque load of 7000 ft-lbs. Basically if you exceed the peak torque, you will break teeth. That means you can exceed the continuous load rating and not break anything, but you will shorten the life. So if you use this axle in a towing situation, the tow rating will be based on the expected average torque load, because they want to get decent wear. So if you exceed the tow rating, what happens? NOTHING, except you will probably slightly shorten the life of the differential. So in this single example of one component, in this specific case, exceeding the tow rating is not catastrophic. That is what tow rating are. If you have a 5000 lbs tow rating, and you tow 5001 lbs, does that mean you are taking a serious chance at causing a problem? Lets not be silly. Ratings are based on worse case scenario. IF you are more cautious about how you treat the vehicle, you can compensate for the limits of a rating up to a point.
Daveinet 08/28/14 06:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Towing capacity

Actually Lbligh, you did not read the post you quoted thoroughly. He just stated the trans was a big piece of the towing capacity, not that the trans size was exclusive limitation. We do know the trans is the only limit in some situations. obviously not all, but if someone did research on their particular coach, they could find that out. I think the point of the post was give an example, not make a universal conclusion.
Daveinet 08/27/14 07:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brown Spots on RV Awning ($2.97 SOLUTION)

...I cleaned my Cabela's outside smoker which has a green enameled paint on it and it dulled the heck out of the paint. It actually ate the gloss off of it....No problem, just coat it with ZEP high gloss floor polish. (Which also comes in a purple container)
Daveinet 08/25/14 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Towing capacity

As stated, 5000 lbs is the typical limit for gas chassis. However, that does not automatically mean that a diesel will pull it either. Not all diesels are created equal, so when you are shopping, you will need to pay attention. Don't just assume the fuel type will automatically solve the problem. Also power wise, there is a lot of overlap between gas and diesel. Regardless of the fuel type, HP to weight ratio will determine your acceleration capability. The main reason diesels are rated with a higher load capacity is because they are built with greater durability. Durability and performance are not necessarily related.
Daveinet 08/25/14 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaky grey water tank

If you know it is the tank that is leaking and not some line, I can just about promise you that you will have to remove the tank and replace it. Most of these tanks are plastic, so most glues will not stick to them. You might be able to plastic weld the tank, but even then, if the tank cracked, it is likely the plastic has turned brittle, so the repair will not likely hold up long term. I had a similar issue and welded the tank. Shortly there after, it began to leak in a new spot. It was an ongoing problem till I finally gave up and replaced the tank. There is a reason the tank failed to begin with. If you have not addressed the root cause of why it failed, then you are not fixing anything.
Daveinet 08/25/14 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving Comfort

If there is enough space between the brake pedal and the throttle, just attach a wide plate to the back side of the peddle and then attach another peddle to the left of the original peddle. Now you will have 2 peddles side by side and you can put your foot wherever it is comfortable.
Daveinet 08/23/14 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got hung up and could not move. How did I get out?

You know, it is impossible for anyone to offer any assistance without pictures. I have no doubt that once pictures are posted, you will get all kinds of helpful posts...
Daveinet 08/21/14 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got hung up and could not move. How did I get out?

Throw a bottle jack under the rear axle. That will raise it up high enough to be able to put some wood under the rear wheels. That should allow you to back out. If you were my neighbor, I'd thrown a hook into your hitch, and just drug you backwards with the Jeep, the same way you got in. if nothing else works, plug your extension cord in and call it your new home.
Daveinet 08/20/14 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

At one point remanufactured and rebuilt meant 2 different things. Reman usually mean all new guts except maybe the crank. Rebuilt used to mean just what ever was broken was replaced, and they would install new bearings and rings. Since reman sounds better, those definitions have largely been lost.
Daveinet 08/16/14 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

It would be interesting to know where they got the engine from. A new engine directly from GM is somewhere between $5k to $7K depending on which version it is. Seems they misrepresented what they were selling you, as well as the value of what they were selling.
Daveinet 08/15/14 07:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: P32 MH Engine Dying Abruptly

The problem is the crankshaft sensor. This sensor controls the ignition timing. It happened to my 2001 Class A with the 454 engine. This sensor is located on the bottom of the crankcase aimed at the flywheel.Crank shaft position sensors are only used on sequential fuel injection. Throttle body ('95) does not use a crank position sensor.
Daveinet 08/14/14 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oh - nooo. Not the engine repair you want to hear so soon

Why is the water separator not under warranty? David It's a maintenance item. That's what I was told. Just like fuel filter and oil filters. $120.00 labor & parts.NO IT IS A DESIGN PROBLEM If frozen water can crack the plastic bowl, then it is a really stupid design by incompetent engineers. In what grade does one learn that water expands when it freezes? I didn't say frozen water caused the crack, and neither did Cummins. The bowl is plastic. Maybe a stone or road debris caused the crack. It is located behind and up from the rear wheels. The water separator in my last Dodge PU was plastic as well. It never cracked.Probably more directly in response to another poster who discussed water causing a crack. In your case, it sounds like a poor location if its near the tires. Stuff needs to survive common road conditions. You did mention they claimed it was a maintenance item, which implies it is expected to crack regularly.
Daveinet 08/12/14 09:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: robin williams

We all wear masks to cover our real selves....Robin's mask to cover his depression was his humor, which he willingly shared with us and which we all loved. I am very saddened by the news that broke yesterday and my heart goes out to his family and the millions of fans that found joy in his humor that covered his sadness. A lesson to us all...never take for granted that a person's outward appearance of strength is a true reflection of their inward stability.X2 I have known someone who was depressed to the extent that it owned them. They have recovered, but one does not easily understand the depths that depression will control a person. The level of control is very similar to an addiction. (and often goes hand in hand with it)
Daveinet 08/12/14 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oh - nooo. Not the engine repair you want to hear so soon

Why is the water separator not under warranty? David It's a maintenance item. That's what I was told. Just like fuel filter and oil filters. $120.00 labor & parts.NO IT IS A DESIGN PROBLEM If frozen water can crack the plastic bowl, then it is a really stupid design by incompetent engineers. In what grade does one learn that water expands when it freezes?
Daveinet 08/12/14 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: GPS speedometer replacement (update)

The idea of GPS operated speedometer has become very popular in the last couple of years. You don't see a lot of complaints on the forums, so I think it is a perfectly good idea. The only drawback you might have is the initial delay at startup before it has found the satellites, however the fact that you own a DP, most likely the time it takes for your air pressure to come up, the GPS will probably have locked on. As far as the delay, that is intentional damping built into the calculation. They tend to average out the signals, otherwise you would get a lot of jumping around. The reality is, all electronic speedos have damping built in. For example, my cooper accelerates faster than the speedo damping, so by the time the speedo reads 50, I'm doing about 63 or so. Slam on the brakes, and its the same thing. As much weight as you have in your motorhome, I doubt that you will ever out accelerate, or out brake the electronic damping.
Daveinet 08/12/14 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upper NE Wisconsin

So I guess you found it udderly disgusting?
Daveinet 08/11/14 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upper NE Wisconsin

Not sure were to go in WI, but if you want to see a modern Dairy form, you need to visit Fair Oaks in Northern IN. It is set up for touring, complete with tour buses that will take you from the restaurant to the viewing area were they milk, and then drive through one of the barns. They also control the source of the feed within the farm, so they know they will not introduce any foreign diseases into the herd.
Daveinet 08/11/14 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure 6 Corner Concerns

Hey something is really screwy. Your tag left vs right is opposite of the drive axle left and right. I'll bet your coach weight left to right is dead on. AS Bret said, you have a valving problem, not a weight distribution problem. Your 2 axles are fighting each other.
Daveinet 08/10/14 12:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tax Court Denies RV Business Deductions

Its actually worth reading the report. It gives a pretty good impression of how we are perceived by Congress as it relates to the IRS. If you read the explanations, you would be surprised by the ruling, particularly where they evaluate any personal use of the RV negating business purpose. What the law really fails to do is to be consistent with how business is conducted. The interpretation of the law does not demonstrate consistency with what one would do in a hotel, when they are on business. It is assumed that if one watches TV, that constitutes personal use for a whole day. Typically if one stays in a hotel, they would watch TV in the hotel, yet that is not considered personal use of the hotel. It also does not seem that inconsistency was argued.
Daveinet 08/08/14 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding enzymes when parking

When your tank sits, stuff is going to grow. Simple question, do you want good stuff to grow, or bad smelly stuff to grow? I find what you have suggested to work very well. Actually the enzymes seem to last through a couple of tank dumps, before it needs more stuff.
Daveinet 08/07/14 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
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