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RE: 2003 Itasca Sunrise 32V workhorse

Thanks for that more accurate info tropical36, that's why I think Fords F-53 chassis 2006 and newer was even better by just going with a 5 speed on all F-53 chassis with more HP and torque than the Workhorse without the brake issues.. Now the F-53 has 6 speeds.
timmac 11/23/15 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2003 Itasca Sunrise 32V workhorse

I didn't think they used any other transmission than the Allison 1000 with the 8.1 engine. Hmmm, learn something new every day. if its an 8.1 its an allison tranny Not So, I had a 2002 Flair with a workhorse chassis and 8.1 with just a 4 speed GM transmission, if it has air bags with front coils than its the lighter duty chassis with the GM 4L80E transmission, in the early years of workhorse it was this way not sure about the later years.
timmac 11/23/15 01:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Passenger pickup at McCarren Airport with class A motorhome

There is plenty of room to pickup in a class A at that airport but parking might not be available.
timmac 11/10/15 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Warning about United Shades

I had custom Alan Roth shades from Lowes, the kind the auto roll up when giving a slight tug, they fit inside the Fleetwood valance just fine, they were only 2 inch thick, when looking for new shades you must also check how thick it is in the frame when rolled up.
timmac 11/10/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing Old 3M Film From Coach

I mention on here a few years ago about not going with the 3M protection film on front of motorhomes because this is what will happen after some years of age, the damage to remove might be more than if you never installed it plus the extra money you will have in your pocket..
timmac 11/10/15 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes
Need Help With King Jack Antennae Install

My neighbor is installing the new King Jack on his 08 South Wind, what problems we are having do we keep the old WineGard power supply that is already on the rv and not use the wall plate that needs 12 volt power supply that came with the King Jack.. Note this is not the Jack antennae that is mounted on the crank up mask, its the solid mount one, seems more difficult the one I install on the old Winegard mask. I hope I have this worded correctly and you understand.
timmac 10/09/15 06:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone regret full-timing?

If I ever retire I would not fulltime but would like a RV port home, not to big of a home and where the RV is also part of the home, that's the closest I would come to full timing, been RVing for many years now could not see myself living in one fulltime..
timmac 10/05/15 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago, Schwintek In-Wall Slide-Out system - Problems ??

Newmar has a brand new system for 2016. There is a you Tube posted by a dealer. New Newmar slide system Nice slide system but have they worked out the bugs and how long till new owners start complaining its broke for the 3rd time..
timmac 10/05/15 12:07am Class A Motorhomes

I wish a truck would total our coach. CW has had possession of our RV for 16 months. 16 months, why, I would never let a repair shop take even a month unless it was in a body shop for damage from a wreak.
timmac 10/04/15 11:29pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: How to buy a Thousand Trails resell?

Save your money and be a free bird and camp where ever you want, Walmart campgrounds have the lowest price.. :B
timmac 10/02/15 10:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lets Talk Slide Outs

Yes weight is a issue on the newer systems but yet you see them on even the full wall slides, what has happen to the RV engineers as of late, do they even test them before putting it on the market or just to save $$ and put them out for the new buyers to deal with.
timmac 10/02/15 10:17pm General RVing Issues
Lets Talk Slide Outs

It appears there is 4 different slides systems on the market 2 from the past and still current >> Power Gear electric and HWH hydraulic slide systems, and now 2 newer systems on the market >> Bal Accu-Slide cable and Schwintek slide systems. As I read post on here seems the 2 systems from the past have the least of all issues and the 2 newer systems have the most issues especially the Schwintek system, so my question is why are most all newer RV's going the newer slides when they are having all the issues, why not stick with the old tried and trued systems, as for me I have the Power Gear and very happy with it and after 7 years of use no issues. What's your take on the new slide system compared to the older slide systems. :C
timmac 10/02/15 09:38pm General RVing Issues

So your complaining about a bike rack after all the troubles you been thru, the truck that hit your lemon TT is the best thing to happen as by your post, get as much from the insurance company and move on, if you buy another RV do your research and home work and buy the best you can get, if there is such a thing.
timmac 10/02/15 09:09pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Correct GVWR

This is what a VIN decode gave me on my 2007: Primary Features Build Date: 06.12.2005 Vehicle Line: F53 Stripped Chassis,,, The 22.5 tires showed up in 2006 model year but you have a very early version considering a build date of 12 June 2005 which could explain the smaller tires. Other than climbing under and figuring out the rear axle I'm not 100% sure which direction to go and would fall back on a Ford installed placard. There should be one on the firewall and the frame driver's side forward of the front wheel. Which VIN Decoder did you use? The 2006 and newer had 19.5 tires on the 20,500 lb chassis, the 22.5 was on the 22,000 lb chassis, mine is a 2007 Ford chassis with 19.5 tires and GVWR is 20,500 lbs.
timmac 10/01/15 12:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Correct GVWR

This is what a VIN decode gave me on my 2007: Primary Features Build Date: 06.12.2005 Vehicle Line: F53 Stripped Chassis Body Style: Recreational Stripped Chassis Version: Ford Series Engine: 6.8L Petrol EFI V10 Transmission: 5R110W 5 Speed Auto Trans NAAO Drive: LHD RWD Axle Ratio: 5.38 Emission: 50 State Emission Requirements Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning Territory: (+)"USA" Minor Features 228"/5791MM Wheelbase Detroit Chassis Plant U.S. Sales 22000 LB. GVW 2006 Job #2 Program Control Less Special Language Label Owner Hand Book Pack Trailer Tow Prep Pack Recreational Stripped Chassis Less Driver Air Bag Less Passenger Air Bag Less Spare Wheel With 6.75 X 19.5" Steel Wheels Less Spare Tyre 50 State Emission Requirements With Heavy Duty Front Suspension 7500 LB. Front Axle With Front Stabilizer Bar 5.38 Less Rear Axle Limited Slip Diff 6.8L Petrol EFI V10 With Power 4 Wheel Disc Hydro Max Normal Fuel Fill For Unleaded Fuel With MPH/KMH Speedometer Generic Country Group 1 Ford Series Less B&A Control Codes Issue 030388 5R110W 5 Speed Auto Trans NAAO F53 Stripped Chassis (-) GVMT Service Administration (-)"CDN" Just cause the build date says 2005 does not mean its a 2005, I think that is a 2006 Ford chassis because it says the 5 speed tow haul trans since that was not offered on the 2005 chassis, and if you have the 19.5 tires than its GVWR should be 20,500 lbs, I think the label by the drivers seat is incorrect and it appears you have one of the 1st 2006 chassis built since it was built in June 2005 and maybe the 1st hundred labels or so were incorrect. My RV is a 2007 chassis with the 19.5 tires on a 32 foot 2008 Bounder and its GVWR is 20,500 lbs.
timmac 10/01/15 12:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Towing capacity

I tow over 5000 lbs with my gas motorhome, do some modifications to the back chassis and add air bags and it does just fine.. http://i.imgur.com/kdFQmBIl.jpg The boat you see now in the pic has been replaced with a heavier one, my weight might be close to 6000 lbs now but I do have 4 brakes on that trailer.. :B
timmac 09/27/15 11:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will upgrade to 42ft widebody make me cry?

42 foot 5th wheel wide body being towed by a short bed SRW truck, that is just crazy, get a dually or buy a smaller 5th wheel..
timmac 09/27/15 11:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winnebago, Schwintek In-Wall Slide-Out system - Problems ??

What's it doing wrong...or not doing at all? Friends have a 2015 Tour and haven't mentioned any issues with their slides. Well that 2015 is still new, wait another year and see what happens..
timmac 09/27/15 11:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downsized and Regretted it?

Yep I always thought those big 38 plus footers were just to big to travel in, that's why I settled with a 33 foot Bounder with 2 slides and a king bed, not to big and not to small, bigger is not always better.. For the OPer maybe coming from a 39 foot class A to a 24 foot class C was just to much down sizing, should have went middle of the road on the size..
timmac 09/27/15 10:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DIY RV Macerator Pump

Will you run it on an inverter or strictly plug in? Could you post some pictures? Thanks,Mike Yes I might post some pics soon, it runs off my 110 plug in the drain compartment area, I only use it at home and use the 3 inch drain hose at camp sites.
timmac 09/13/15 04:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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