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RE: Tow Vehicle Preferences

My experience over the years towing three different size fifth wheels with 3 ford trucks has been as follows: 32' or less, ok with 3.73 rear end ration 32' - 35' - go for a 4.10 ratio 35' - 38 - shoot for a 4:30 ratio 38' and over- buy a class 8 and single it out. Lots of variables (I know) especially weights as the higher end fifth wheels tend to weigh more. I presently have an F450 with a 4:30 ratio (6.0 diesel) and average around 10.4 on flat land here in Fl. at 63 mph. I am towing a 35' HR. I towed the same 35' HR with an F350 w/4.10 ratio and it towed fine. However, I felt on the edge many times with the brakes, etc on the f350 DRW. With the f450, never feel uncomfortable.
barlow46 12/06/14 10:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cool Double or Triple...An AC Question

If you have two and one conks out, you are moving out until repairs are made. With three and one conking out, you can still manage. Also, with three you will get a 10kw generator which then gives you the option of having 220v available for a dryer should you go full time. For me, I would only have three in that climate.
barlow46 11/17/14 10:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Help

Most often the generator will take priority over the shore power. This involves a transfer switch that will prevent a back feed into the shore power. However, to be safe and not try to outguess how your coach is setup, unplug from shore power first and then start generator as 2oldman suggested. The shore power will help with your battery charging and run a few lights and such but not anything that demands a lot of power.
barlow46 11/16/14 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Homemade Jack Stands

Outside the box approach would be to rent a concrete saw and saw out width and length you need for your dual wheels. Dig out 14" of dirt put some mesh and steel in the now level depression in your drive and get a few bags of sakcreet and repour the area you cut out. May be more work than you want to do but in the future if things change, you could always re-pour it. I am assuming you driveway is uphill and you are backing in and that you chassis clearance would allow this to work. You would need a plate of some type to put over the cutout when the coach is not there.
barlow46 11/11/14 10:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: E40D Tranny

http://www.brianstruckshop.com/upe_view.php?id=9
barlow46 10/28/14 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan HDKAJ Gen Fuel Line Part Number

See if this helps you get started. Scroll down to page 23 and see if you can find it. If this is doesn't help out, google is your friend.http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/downloads/ONAN%20MANUALS/Onan%20HDK%20Parts%20Manual.2pdf.pdf
barlow46 10/22/14 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Problem

Try locating your transfer switch and tap on it with a wooden handle with the generator running. If you get power you have found your problem and probably will need to replace it.
barlow46 10/19/14 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins ISL Wrist Pin

46543077 to 46603939 should be the correct serial numbers as posted by ScottG. It did involve the 05 and 06 model years. Between October 17,2005 and April 18, 2006.
barlow46 10/15/14 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another tire damage thread

Pay close attention to how your insurance company treats your tire/tread separation and the resulting damage. They may show the damage as "collision" coverage instead of "comprehensive" as the tire caused the damage to the vehicle. A "picky" point but I had the same thing happen to me and lost the fight with my insurance company as to their categorizing. They ended up paying for the tire and the damage to the truck but it ended up being classified under "collision". No rate increase but I didn't agree with the decision.
barlow46 10/04/14 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: BD3 trailer-saver hitch

I can picture what you are saying. I have the TS-3 hitch with a trailsaver pin box. I am guessing that your pin is not machined evenly to the plate on your pinbox. Is there something on the pin catching just above the jaws of your hitch or are the jaws so tight that the pin box plate can't come into contact with the hitch head plate. What about your angle that the pin box is in relation to the hitch head? I realize the Binkley head is articulating and has plenty of movement both side to side and front to back. Gotta have something to do with the actual pin on your pin box.
barlow46 10/01/14 09:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tag axle pressure

Adjusting it by the gauge in the engine compartment will work for an estimate but you really need to go to the scales and do your adjusting there based on your weights. Remember added pressure on the tag increases the weight on the front axle so check that weight each time you cross the scales. After you get it adjusted where you want, then take a look at the gauge and use it for a reference based on your load.
barlow46 09/29/14 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pressure regulator

http://www.wattsindustries.com/images1/7/PDF/PRV_Applications_Guide.pdf
barlow46 08/17/14 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CUM-ISC Lost second belt, stuck along freeway...driveable?

You also need to check the A/C compressor before you put a new belt on to make sure it has not locked up which may have caused the belt to come apart. More than likely the belt was just slightly loose and worn but there is always the possibility the compressor froze with the a/c clutch engaged. Did you have the dash A/C running when the belt came apart?
barlow46 08/06/14 06:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Multiple Keys

I think the answer is that motorcoach manufacturers get their doors, storage doors, etc. from a variety of manufacturers and each manufacturer has their own lock source. No sense in going into how thieves don't pay any attention to them anyway, they just tear open the compartments, etc.
barlow46 08/01/14 03:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Want a super clean windshield every day

2 gal. water (warm is best), 2-3 drops of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, 3 - 4 squirts of Jet Dry liquid that you use in a dishwasher. Mix it good, use your scrubber to put it on and then use the squeegee. No rinsing is necessary.
barlow46 07/26/14 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: transmission was leaking but not now?

The E40D transmission is notorious for blowing fluid past the front seal when backing up a grade while it's hot. The seal usually survives though, and as long as the fluid is brought back up no serious harm is done. Had this exact thing happen to me when I had a 92 F350 7.3 and E4OD transmission. Was backing up a steep slope to a campsite and fluid poured out the seal. After it cooled off and refilled, no problem. I did have an external cooler on it also. Most of the guys on the 7.3 forum recommend Brians Truck Shop to solve the problem once and for all. http://www.brianstruckshop.com
barlow46 07/23/14 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Malicious Act?

barlow46 The beer was a tall Henry Weinhard, and the CG Host said: Hey, that's what I drink, but he didn't think that he placed it there :-) Wonder if he had some "young" visitors on the day of the deed?
barlow46 05/15/14 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stuck in Jacksonville Florida

Take it to Mike Davidson Ford in Jacksonville. They have a large truck facility and they have worked on my F53 before. Some good advice here from Jim. http://mikedavidson.com/page/service-portal/Jacksonville-FL-Ford-Dealer
barlow46 05/10/14 08:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buddy messed up...

Nothing works better than the "sniff test" before fueling. You might get a strange look or two but the the "nose" knows.
barlow46 04/26/14 08:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Genset Radiator

Phil, Just an FYI. I had the same 10kw quiet diesel in my Monaco and unknown to me the previous owner had it serviced and the servicing dealer overtightened the drain plug. Since this part of the radiator is a material made of a hard plastic, the over tightening cracked the housing that the plug went into. They tried to repair it with some type of epoxy but it only lasted about a year. When I bought the coach and changed out all the fluids, I found the crack as I had some seepage after refilling the radiator. I ended up buying a new radiator from Cummins Power South in Jax and they installed it. I don't have the invoice in front of me but I remember around 1800 for the radiator and the install. I think the radiator cost was in the $750-850 range. Find out if the leak is around this plug and when you replace it, take great care in using the proper torque to reinstall the plug or you may be back to square one.
barlow46 04/08/14 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
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