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RE: F53, 18,000 lb chassis

2017 on a Winnebago 31BE I think that might be a 20,500 lb chassis OK I just checked the chassis specs and it does sit on a GVWR 18,000 lb chassis, what is wrong with Winnebago, my 32W Bounder that's is only a foot longer sits on a GVWR 20,500 lb chassis and almost near max weight when fully loaded, that motorhome could be over weight once is loaded up for travel. Heck might be at max weight straight from the factory.
timmac 12/10/16 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53, 18,000 lb chassis

2017 on a Winnebago 31BE I think that might be a 20,500 lb chassis
timmac 12/10/16 08:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Search Continues

So, I have been seriously looking at a 2004 DAMON DAYBREAK 3295. It is in really great condition and only has 32,000 miles on it. My question is what do you think of the GM 8.1 and the GM 4 Speed Transmission? I was hoping for an Allison but it is what it is, this rig has no sign of any leaks. I got a chance to go through it right after we had a downpour. Thanks My last motorhome had that same motor and transmission, very strong and no issues, its a heavy duty trans that can handle lots of HP/Torque, if that's on a P chassis than it can ride smoother in front cause of the air bags over coil instead of leaf spring.
timmac 12/09/16 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorized Sun Shade

Easy fix, there should be 3 wires, 2 are for operation {black and white} and other is usually red goes to ignition, find the red one if its red and disconnect it and it should go down while driving.
timmac 12/04/16 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banks Intake and exhaust system

When you can increase more torque on a motor in the lower RPM range you can get up a large hill while working the motor less, less RPM's and a lower gear in some conditions, also the motorhome can gain speed faster and easier with more torque and HP, if one does not drive it like a race car you could get some better mpg. Also remapping the computers to make the motor burn fuel better and shift better like 5 Star Tunning does also helps. Also the BSFC is not so accurate anymore with the new motors and better computers on board to control fuel burn, we have more HP/Torque on some of the same size motors than we did 20 plus years ago with better fuel mileage. A good example is a old Ford 460 cubic inch 35 foot motorhome from the early 90's that weights around 18,000 lbs gets about the same MPG as a newer Ford V-10 415 cubic inch 35 motorhome that weights 21,000 lbs. So why does a heavier motorhome of today gets the same or sometimes better MPG with a smaller motor with more HP/Torque than one 25 years ago ?
timmac 12/02/16 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banks Intake and exhaust system

Simple gasoline engine air/fuel stoichiometry says you need 14.7 lbs of air to 1 lb. of fuel. If you add more air, then you need to add more fuel or you will generate a lean condition which will raise exhaust gas temperatures and eventually cause engine damage. If you add more fuel than necessary, then you generate a rich condition which wastes fuel and reduces mileage. Engineers/chemists know this. I guess the rules of mathematics and chemistry don't apply to everyone else. Chum lee Yes that is true on the surface but more HP and Torque also means the motor works less to get up that big hill when we are talking about a 20,000 lb motorhome, so there can be gas savings in certain times with the Banks Power Pack System..
timmac 11/28/16 09:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suspension improvements

One has to wonder why we need to modify anything with an expensive purchase such as this. Does everyone mod the front suspension on their car, soon after the purchase? With my old P32, I did change out the front coils to eliminate those ridiculous air bags. Still it rode and handled well, both ways. With our most recent and present coach, I have no plans to mod anything and again, why should I have to? Yes it would be nice but Ford does not make a perfect chassis, but with a few mods it does get a lot better, however I still think Ford does a good job its the RV maker that really fails in most areas.
timmac 11/26/16 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Short Motor Home (A, B, or C) for Towing 25' trailer?

No gas MH I know of in say the Winnebago line can tow over 5K Even the smaller Diesel pusher the Forza is rated at 5K So over 5K you are looking at a Class A diesel pusher I tow over 6000 lbs just fine with my gas motorhome, just cause it has a hitch rated at 5000 lbs does not mean you cant upgrade hitch and tow more, just make sure the trailer has good brakes..
timmac 11/23/16 03:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tj and 2 motorcycles on a car hauler behind camper.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d137/HemiJoel/trailer/rig_zpstdvljmkl.jpg I also prefer the extended tongue method. The above pic is my current setup. The Arctic Fox 1150 is a very roomy camper with a long rear overhang, but does not hang down low so it provides good clearance for the tongue. I had this trailer built with an extended tongue, and I had it mounted low. In combination with a dropped hitch, there is no clearance issue. I am careful to avoid entrances with dramatic slope changes that could cause a problem. This is my second enclosed trailer like this, the first one I had extended by a welding shop. The first camper I used was a Lance, and it hung down lower, so I had a bunch of 2 x 6's under it to raise it 1.5". I also ran it with a Real-Lite 10.5' camper, and that was in between the AF and the Lance as far as clearance. One observation I have made in the last 100,000 miles of driving this truck with the camper on it, is that the fuel mileage is exactly the same whether I am towing the enclosed trailer, an open trailer, or nothing at all. I would recommend that you consider an enclosed trailer. It keeps your stuff more clean and safe. Another thing, when you get into these heavier trailers, you don't need the old rule of 10% tongue weight. 5% is plenty, and is less stressful on your equipment, and rides and handles better. Is that a dually truck ?, pic looks like its a SRW, and that really sits low on the hitch, if its a SRW truck I thinks you are over loading the tires..
timmac 11/21/16 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Trailer with boat on top, car on bottom

i drive by one that is for sale almost every day. it has been for sale for a few years. Must not be a big market. No there is no big market for stacker trailers, spent over 2 months looking for a used one and no luck, the new ones cost $20,000 and are made for big boats and full size trucks, did not want a big stacker and spend $20,000 so I had mine custom built for $5000
timmac 11/15/16 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer with boat on top, car on bottom

Timmac. Go to top of the page. http://i.imgur.com/M33SWFQl.png width=600 Yep that's mine, custom made. To the OPer the open stackers are lighter than the enclosed stackers and cost a lot less dollars, also easier to load and unload and the open stacker also becomes a boat trailer to launch boat.
timmac 11/15/16 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Brand Of Keyless Entry Door Lock Do I Need

The aftermarket installs are the smaller door locks. You have the large Tri Mark and I have not seen a kit to replace your size lock. Doug Thanks I have search the net and also have not found one, sure hope soon they start making one.
timmac 11/11/16 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Brand Of Keyless Entry Door Lock Do I Need

Wanting to upgrade my Trimmark 030-0900 lock to a keyless entry type, what brand and model do I need, anyone do this and is there a model for my Bounder. its very involved as U need wires up door post and contacts installed and switch in the door(contacts) and a electric actuator installed etc if its like a factory deal I saw one here at Vegas trailer supply that takes batteries and has a key backup but it did not fit my lock size, surly there is one out there.
timmac 11/11/16 01:30pm Class A Motorhomes
What Brand Of Keyless Entry Door Lock Do I Need

Wanting to upgrade my Trimmark 030-0900 lock to a keyless entry type, what brand and model do I need, anyone do this and is there a model for my Bounder. http://i.imgur.com/NFmVacBl.png]http://i.imgur.com/NFmVacBl.png http://i.imgur.com/ov2TLQ2l.png]http://i.imgur.com/ov2TLQ2l.png :C
timmac 11/11/16 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Bag suspension

I change out the springs and went total air suspension from Freightliner, not a simple job but can be done, get help from somebody that knows their work, not for the novice. So you saying you redid your Ford suspension with only airbags suspension or bought a diesel motorhome. Your sig shows you have a diesel motorhome ?Where did it say it was a Ford chassic, total freightliner all the way if you know Newmar chassic's and yes it is a diesel mh, please read my sig. But the OPer was asking about the Ford chassis and I thought that was also what you were referring to.. Your post sound like you got a air bag suspension from Freightliner and installed it on a Ford F-53.
timmac 11/07/16 03:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just an observation re: Ford chassis...

IMHO, If it works for you stick with it. I owned one of the Ford V-10's that was spitting plugs in my RV (1999) and I haven't owned a Ford product since. I spent good hard earned money in a Ford product that failed me and I couldn't trust it going down the road! A lot has change on the F-53 and V-10 since 1999, quality has gone way up and issues have gone way down. Plus more HP and Torque
timmac 11/07/16 03:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just an observation re: Ford chassis...

I wonder if some of the reported handling problems are because of too short wheelbases with long overhangs or with the chassis being overloaded by the manufacturer (or both); problems not so much with Ford but with the RV maker. My 34' RV is on a 24K chassis with a 228" wheelbase and it drives OK. I see that some gasser RVs of the same length have a 208" wheelbase and a lighter duty chassis. I got a 33ft with a 208 chassis 20,500lb, and drives and handles good and over hang is not a issue.
timmac 11/05/16 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I want this twin bed floorplan

I want this twin bed floorplan in 24-27 feet (shown in 24 feet), without having to buy the $100,000+++ Born Free that features it. This is what our Trail Lite should have been, and we'd have kept it: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/038630_cae68f49bf22948f15965c9b3c77d329.jpg/v1/fit/w_748,h_380,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/038630_cae68f49bf22948f15965c9b3c77d329.jpg width=640 Oh, and with swiveling cab seats, please. I'd even renovate an existing C or A to get this. But it'd have to have all the basic stuff in the right place. Wasn't there a B+ almost like this, except it had twin couches? A BT Cruiser, perhaps? I am not interested in those with rear twin beds. Well, maybe the Lazy Daze 27 mid-bath. The plan above features both a roomy bath and a roomy kitchen counter. For a 24 foot MH, that is. I use to own a 79 Xplorer 272 class C that had the same floorplan as the one you show, was OK but moving the sheets every morning to get the dining seating area back and setting up the table and making beds again at night was becoming a head ache so I moved up to a class A.
timmac 11/05/16 01:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air Bag suspension

I change out the springs and went total air suspension from Freightliner, not a simple job but can be done, get help from somebody that knows their work, not for the novice. So you saying you redid your Ford suspension with only airbags suspension or bought a diesel motorhome. Your sig shows you have a diesel motorhome ?
timmac 11/05/16 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Bag suspension

I have air bags on my Ford chassis, mostly for the rear for my heavy trailer I tow, I keep the fronts at 20 psi and installed Monroe RV shocks and my ride is better but still not perfect, try changing out your shocks 1st for some that offer a softer ride, Bilsteins shocks can make the ride harsh, than move up to airbags. Also what is your tire pressure, 80 psi is the normal for a RV your size, anything above 90 psi can ride hard.
timmac 11/05/16 01:45pm Class A Motorhomes
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