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RE: Over Weight Axle, How Much Is To Much

Thanks for the replies about my axle weight, was wondering if I could carry more, as to my full fresh water I wanted to get my max weight with everything loaded and some of my water was already in the rear gray tank so that added a few hundred pounds to the back. I travel with full fresh because I like to dry camp along the way if I travel far, maybe I should drain my gray often at the truck stops to lighten load as I go. I am still going to work on the excess weight on back and move some stuff forward.
timmac 09/27/16 07:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Over Weight Axle, How Much Is To Much

I just realized CAT weight cert has the front axel at 6100 lbs and rear axle at 14460 lbs and that adds to 20,560 lbs. My GVWR is 20,500 lbs so I am only 60 lbs over weight as to the motorhome chassis. {But trailer axel was 6060 lbs,} just need to shift weights around on motorhome and lighten trailer some and should be OK, I hope.. :h
timmac 09/26/16 11:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Over Weight Axle, How Much Is To Much

Tire max carry weight adds up to 19,000 lbs just the 4 in back, total all six is 28,400 lbs. And the trailer tires max carry weight adds up to 10,500 lbs.
timmac 09/26/16 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Over Weight Axle, How Much Is To Much

Boat weighs about 650 lbs so no on top of Jeep, can remove some stuff on trailer and maybe replace decking with something lighter if need to, Ford list it Gross weight/trailer at 26,000 lbs so I am not to far off from Fords rate, Fleetwood down rated it to 25,500 why I don't know. My biggest concern is the weight on drive axle for now.
timmac 09/26/16 10:41pm Class A Motorhomes
Over Weight Axle, How Much Is To Much

OK I just had my setup weighed today and my total weight was 26,620 lbs by Cat scales at truck stop, {motorhome and stacker trailer loaded, fuel tank full and full fresh water} Fleetwood listed GCWR/trailer at 25,500 but Ford list it at 26,000 lbs, but I have added air bags, frame extension was strengthen and larger hitch so I could tow more weight. My only issue I have is the drive axle weight was 14,460 lbs but the axle is listed as a 13,500 lbs, my front axle was 900 lbs under its max weight, my tires have been increased from F rated to G rated so I am very good as to tires but my rear axle has me concerned, could travel with less fresh water and only fill gas tank to 3/4 but don't like that, so I am planning on shifting heavy stuff forward and removing excess heavy stuff to lighten load and moving Jeep on trailer back 2 inches to make tonged lighter and this should bring the weights down some. But my real question is what is the long term issue with the drive axle being over weight, will this damage my axle or is 960 lbs over its weight for now no concern, planning to bring my axle weight down to 14,000 lbs by shifting things around. http://i.imgur.com/5vLSKw7l.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/5vLSKw7l.jpg
timmac 09/26/16 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 235/85/16 Tires - What are you running?

Thanks for the advice thus far, I am not much for LS and there unbranded tires but these that the PO installed have done well in the 4 years I have owned it and I am always pulling 8k lbs. I was on the fence about selling it in the next month or so and upgrading to a newer unit but since I can't get an exact replacement I am thinking the Michelin XPS Ribs with the steel sidewall might be a good idea regardless and if I do sale soon maybe it will help with that as well. http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/racebeeper68/IMG_20160917_110714087_HDR_zpsslrayqnp.jpg Pulling that trailer I would upgrade to 19.5 tires and rims if your going to keep that RV far a while.
timmac 09/23/16 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Delaminated Arctic Fox 811

Ok! I have bought an Arctic Fox 811 slide in camper, I love it. The shell 811 was used for a week by the previous owner, never used anything in it apart from the bed. So it is mint!! The problem is the owner parked it and simply walked away, not maintaining the roof or any areas needing sealants, so its suffering severe delimitation. Any suggestions on repairing the 811? do it myself vs taking it to RV shop ? Thanks Trev RV shop will charge you more than what the camper is worth, drill holes in the delaminated areas insert glue and press wall area with a brace and patch hole, you can also diamond plate the whole camper since its only 8 foot, it would be rugged and last for years with diamond plate sides..
timmac 09/22/16 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Rough riding F53 chasis.

I replace the Bilsteins shocks with Monroe RV shocks and it was better but not by a lot, I also have 4 air bags and it helps some but still rides ruff, people say it cant be fix to ride smooth and I say they are wrong, I know it can be done just wished I had a garage and the expertize to get it done but I don't. My son is a master mechanic at the largest Ford dealer in the state. He is experimenting with my coach to find a reasonable priced solution. Once we are there, I will share it with you. Thanks would like to know the out come, many on here say it is what it is but I say it can be made to ride like a Cadillac if the right equipment and the know how to get it done.
timmac 09/17/16 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rough riding F53 chasis.

I replace the Bilsteins shocks with Monroe RV shocks and it was better but not by a lot, I also have 4 air bags and it helps some but still rides ruff, people say it cant be fix to ride smooth and I say they are wrong, I know it can be done just wished I had a garage and the expertize to get it done but I don't.
timmac 09/16/16 07:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 03 8.3L Aerbus Engine Issues

Check spark plug wires, coils, spark plugs and maybe its time for a fuel filter, also how old is the fuel in gas tank, since its a 03 I would go ahead and replace the plugs, plug wires, check or replace coils and install a new fuel filter and put in 2 to 3 cans of sea foam into gas tank if the fuel is less than 6 months old.
timmac 09/14/16 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Do I remove This Trim Piece On A Fleetwood

I know you ask how to remove it but I would try this first. Try taping the front half of the molding piece with 2 inch painters tape to the coach, ie... Half of the tape on the trim and the other half to the coach in front of the trim. Take a drive and see if you still squeak. Would try something like this first. As others said, you may damage the paint on the trim when you remove it. Any flex may crack the paint. No its not the trim making the noise its the wall where it connects to the front cap, I think the screws under the painted trim are loose.
timmac 09/13/16 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Do I remove This Trim Piece On A Fleetwood

I have the weep hole covers, I know what you are talking about its a annoying squeak that has got worse over time, I have done all that I can from inside and I do believe the screws behind that trim are loose because the squeak comes from the exact same spot on other side of wall. well pitter patter lets get at er its pretty simple to remove the moulding and take a look Yea I can just get out a screw driver and pry away but what I am trying to learn is how to remove without damage. :W
timmac 09/12/16 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Do I remove This Trim Piece On A Fleetwood

I have the weep hole covers, I know what you are talking about its a annoying squeak that has got worse over time, I have done all that I can from inside and I do believe the screws behind that trim are loose because the squeak comes from the exact same spot on other side of wall. If this was somewhere else in motorhome other than front I would probably never hear it but its right up front in driver seat area.
timmac 09/12/16 07:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Do I remove This Trim Piece On A Fleetwood

Both pics are the same trim, one is the lower part and the other is the higher part going up to roof area, so you say it just peels off, if so I can glue back up but I also don't want to damage the trim while removing.
timmac 09/12/16 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tuning

I have the 5 Star but its on a 08 Bounder with the 3 valve V-10, yes I did get some more HP but what it did best was fix the shift problem with the 5 speed transmission.
timmac 09/12/16 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
How Do I remove This Trim Piece On A Fleetwood

I need to remove this trim you see in the pics, its the one going up towards the roof, I have a squeak going on in this area on the wall where it meets the windshield, I suspect the screws are loose behind this trim, how do I go about removing the trim without damage to the trim or paint. http://i.imgur.com/OSQtgP1l.png]http://i.imgur.com/OSQtgP1l.png http://i.imgur.com/MqYPi1Tl.png]http://i.imgur.com/MqYPi1Tl.png
timmac 09/12/16 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Workhorse Chassis for 2016

J-Rooster I did say 2006 and newer Ford motorhome chassis, Ford stepped up in 2006 and did major improvements to the motor, transmission and chassis, more HP/Torque than the 8.1. Yea and GM stopped making the 8.1
timmac 09/10/16 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FT and Boondocking - what RV length?

What kind of RV ?
timmac 09/10/16 07:08pm Full-time RVing
RE: Tiny houses.

I laugh at those prices they pay and some of the really small ones don't have a toilet or shower, when they decide to sell later on they will be lucky to get 1/3 of their purchase price or less even if it will ever sell.. Its a fad and soon many will see that a RV is a better deal..
timmac 09/10/16 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: No Workhorse Chassis for 2016

Well than Ford will just rule the gas motorhome world for a while.. At least the newer F-53's 2006 and newer have no recall issues unlike the Workhorse had till the day they shut down. Fords Rule..
timmac 09/10/16 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
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