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RE: Thinking of a 53' semi-Fifth wheel by Spacecraft

If you do a search online, there are ZERO used units available other than the show unit, The owners personal unit, and a custom 52' unit based on a semi style with full basement. Please get your facts straight before "Quoting" websites.... Yep that size above was not the 57 footer, the pic below is the 57 footer and still no King bed, if one was to go custom and that big why not a king bed and a Jacuzzi. http://i.imgur.com/rvk5Qn7l.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/rvk5Qn7l.jpg
timmac 04/26/17 01:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thinking of a 53' semi-Fifth wheel by Spacecraft

Spacecraft is a custom mfg and you can get any size bed you want. I can tell by a lot of posts that a lot of people don't understand a custom made rig.:W One of the first steps is sitting down with a designer to pick layout, furniture, flooring, fabrics, colors or any custom features you would like. Yes I know what a custom made is but 57 foot long it better have a king bed and a Jacuzzi :B
timmac 04/25/17 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Little Rock RV Park Recomendation

Yep the Downtown Riverside RV park is nice, I stayed there once also, close to everything and the highway, walking bridges over the river to downtown bars and food joints.
timmac 04/25/17 05:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thinking of a 53' semi-Fifth wheel by Spacecraft

You will probably only be living at a truck stop and smell of diesel fuel haha... Your only roads will be the Interstates... http://spacecraftmfg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DSC05178-edited-1.jpg height=300 Roy Ken Went to Spacecraft website and this 5th wheel is 57 foot long and still no King bed.. :h
timmac 04/24/17 11:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Super Singles

Super Singles seems like a OK deal for some gas savings but than you have to carry 2 spares if you want to have peace of mind, I never travel without a spare, and once I had a blowout on a outside dually tire but was still able to drive down the road to a good area to change my tire without damage to the other rim.
timmac 04/24/17 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Impressed with MPG in old rig

Yea if one can drive a motorhome easy and not try and be in such a hurry you can see 8 mpg often even while towing.
timmac 04/24/17 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beverage trailer conversion

It would be easier and cheaper to find a clean older travel trailer and just fix it up. it will have all the tanks/plumbing/wiring ready to go, just redo the whole inside new and paint or restripe the outside.
timmac 04/23/17 10:46pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Individual wheel weight, can't find scales

I don't know what's the big deal about weight on all 4 wheels, just have the front and rear axel weights from any truck stop, only cost about $15.00, and just pack your motorhome even on each side of compartments, its not that hard and a little more weight on one side does not effect much.
timmac 04/22/17 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford Torqshift 6R140 fluid and filter change video

6R140 is a fantastic transmission but I don't know why he's changing the fluid so early. Ford recommends that this is not needed until 150K miles. To each his own I guess. The Ford 6 speed has been around since 2011 in trucks and some people drive 20,000 miles per year and tow, so they would be due or past due for a trans service. Its also never a bad idea to change the fluid early, 150,000 miles seem way to long.
timmac 04/20/17 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trying to decide the right size MH for full timer

Some have done fine with 40 footers in some National Parks, however full timing you want room, I have a 33 foot with 2 slides its roomy and does get around easy BUT I would not like this size full time, 36 foot with 3 slides would be a nice size, not to big but big enough for 2 people full time. I agree 40 foot is just to big in many areas. We have never found this to be true. Of course you can't take 40' where you can a smart car. We stay clear of the down town urban areas and the narrow dirt roads , that is why we have the jeep in tow. I've never been told we were too big for any camp ground. Size really depends on the people, those that spend more time in RV watching TV would be better with a 40+ footer, usually those with that size pick out larger campgrounds and such but more active people that want to get deeper into the woods, etc, would want a smaller size and the ease of driving around, I have been in some tight spots even with my 33 foot motorhome were a 40 foot would never go, also when towing your length can be 60 foot. Going big is not always the answer for everyone and one can make 36 foot with slides work if you just humble yourself, to many Americans just want big and bigger..
timmac 04/20/17 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking at Class A's

362hp coupled with a 5spd tranny and is an older chassis. 320hp is coupled to a 6spd and newer. Both do a great job. I agree with the post above, however if I was buying new I would go with the 6th speed, OR try to get a lower price on the 5 speed and throw that back at the dealer, than install the 5 Star Program and it will perform like the 6 speed. 2016 Ford F-53 chassis has the 5 speed and 2017 Ford F-53 chassis has the 6 speed, its normal for many motorhomes to have a chassis a year older, my 08 Bounder sits on a 07 Ford chassis.
timmac 04/19/17 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trying to decide the right size MH for full timer

Some have done fine with 40 footers in some National Parks, however full timing you want room, I have a 33 foot with 2 slides its roomy and does get around easy BUT I would not like this size full time, 36 foot with 3 slides would be a nice size, not to big but big enough for 2 people full time. I agree 40 foot is just to big in many areas.
timmac 04/19/17 08:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2017 Fleetwood Storm

Info on Fleetwood's website states that the Storm 32A and 34S come with a 1200 w inverter, and the 36D/36F come with a 2000w inverter. Could be that all the 120v outlets are not connected to the inverter, only the ones for the TV and residential fridge. Maybe, mine has a 2000 watt and some plug outlets work with inverter and some are not hookup to inverter, I would think they would give him the bathroom plugs with at least 1200 watts.
timmac 04/19/17 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do RV dealers take forever to fix things

I once took a new boat in for its 1st oil change and they had it for 2 weeks, neighbor across the street had his TT in for warranty work at Camping World and they had it for over a month during the winter season and now its back again because they did the repair wrong and that was 2 weeks ago.. RV dealers and Boat dealers are the worse when it comes to timely repairs, its as if they don't really care, so that's why I do my own.
timmac 04/16/17 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tires & Alignment

Not sure who told you that rear end is not adjustable. A good shop can do this. They can install wedges They can check and move spring centers. Be surprised what happens with a full alignment. Yes my rear axel was off on the drivers side, that was why my motorhome went down the road with the back slightly off according to my wife that followed me one day, they had to unbolt the leaf springs and with a machine it adjusted my rear axel straight with the frame and the front were adjusted as well. No shims or wedges, just adjusted straight. if that's the case, was the center bolt broke? don't see how it moves without the center bolt being sheared. Not sure mine has a center bolt, will have to check, it was only off a little. Its a 2007 F-53 chassis if someone knows if it has a center bolt, the alignment guy never mention anything wrong other than just need adjusted, and I did see him adjust the rear axel so it was off.
timmac 04/12/17 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SUPERIOR BRAND MH ?

Lookin at purchase of early 70-s SUPERIOR class A. Preliminary inspection shows surprisingly good shape. All original. Asking 3K. Would I have challenges finding Chassis parts? Believe it is on a Dodge chassis. No water damage. Everything seems to work. Large Onan Generator. Do LP tank, class A type, expire? Thanks for any input friends Try for $2500 or less, you will be putting many dollars into this 70"s motorhome, no matter the condition its still old and will need replaced either today or tomorrow. I bought a 79 Xplorer 272 class C with a Dodge 440, restored it inside with new interior, some motor work, new radiator, new roof a/c, new fridge, etc, etc, and sold it for less than I put in to it. Its cool to own but it will become a hole for you to throw money into that will never return.
timmac 04/12/17 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind tire pressure

The tires are and have been 19.5s which is what this year and manufacturer require. Than 85 psi is good for all 6 tires, but run 90 in back if you tow a trailer with 300 or my pounds of tonged weight. You can also run 80 psi in front for a softer ride, I have ran 75 psi in front for over a year now without issues but mine are 19.5/16 ply.
timmac 04/12/17 05:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires & Alignment

Not sure who told you that rear end is not adjustable. A good shop can do this. They can install wedges They can check and move spring centers. Be surprised what happens with a full alignment. Yes my rear axel was off on the drivers side, that was why my motorhome went down the road with the back slightly off according to my wife that followed me one day, they had to unbolt the leaf springs and with a machine it adjusted my rear axel straight with the frame and the front were adjusted as well. No shims or wedges, just adjusted straight.
timmac 04/12/17 05:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: check engine light

I have a Ford E450 v8 and I have a Banks Power System that was installed around the same time the engine light came on. It comes on about 3-10 minutes after starting the engine & it stays until I stop for the day! I have had the OBD1 checked a number of times...once by a Ford dealership and the last time by a reputable auto repair business. Not one mechanic with a variety of scanners could communicate with the OBD1. Now I need to get an IM to license my RV in a different state! I can't even sell it without the buyer getting an IM....unless of course, the state that a buyer lives in doesn't require an IM!! You can buy a OBD 1 scanner for less than $75, just type in OBD 1 on the search engine and you can see many for sale, from there you can read the code and go back to the search on your computer and type in the code and you will find the issue. Its easier than you think and change the sensor yourself and save a ton of money. Or you can remove the dash cover in front of the gauges and remove the light bulb that lights up the engine light. Also what is a IM ?
timmac 04/11/17 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires & Alignment

What size of tire, 19.5 or 22.5, if its 19.5 go up to 16 ply vs 14 ply that the factory may have on, this increases your safety from blow outs if RV is loaded to max. I have Hankook AH11 16 ply installed for $2700 here in Vegas {19.5/6 tires, includes tax} and just recent had front and rear axel aligned by computer alignment machine at a new fancy truck place here in Vegas and it cost $175.00, now my motorhome runs straight down the road, worth every penny.
timmac 04/11/17 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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