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RE: Improving suspension on 2010 Expedition

My 2005 Excursion without the factory tow package did not come with a rear stabilizer bar! I purchased and installed a Hellwig. This mproved the handling tremendously and would be my 1st fix, provided you do not haveven a rear sway bar.
vjstangelo 03/22/17 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cheap Handling Fix - Where?

I performed the fix on my 2011 F53 Winnebago. I only did the rear bar as the front bar was too short for the modification. Even performing the rear alone did wonders to improve handling. There are videos on YouTube describing the process.
vjstangelo 03/22/17 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: do tow vehicles need tire pressure sensors

When we purchased our new to us Class A, I selected the RVi brake system specifically since it comes with an optional TPMS that transmits tire pressure through the brake controller. The reason why is because I was concerned that there would be no way for me to tell should a tire on the dinghy go flat and possible cause significant damage. To those who do not use a TPMS on the dinghy, how would one recognize a tire went flat?
vjstangelo 03/21/17 06:01pm Dinghy Towing
RE: When to throw in the towel on an older motorhome

Nothing says a newer coach won't cost money either. My case in point. We last year bought a low mileage Winnebago. The monthly payment is $570. I just spent $1300 having a replacement heat pump installed. Moral: Even a newer unit will cost mone for maintenance/incidentals.
vjstangelo 03/16/17 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with trip out West

Go for it. It is doable, as we did a very similar trip in 2 weeks. Outbound stops from VA in Little Rock, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, then North Rim, Zion, north on 15 to Idaho Falls, Tetons, Yellowstone, then home. We only did a few days in each, but that was plenty and met my compressed schedule. Life is short...Enjoy.
vjstangelo 03/14/17 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Synthetic oil questions

I found this post and it had useful info so I thought I'd comment. We own our first new to us 2011 Winnebago on F53 chassis.The 1st oil change I used Dino with a Motorcraft filter. Ford enthusiast forum experts recommend only Motorcraft or Purolator filters. For the 2nd change I think I'll use synthetic for the reasons cited that the V10 in a Class A runs hotter than the V10 in my Excursion.
vjstangelo 02/11/17 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: jeykll island campground

The campground is very nice, we just spent a few days there over Christmas. There were plenty of large rv's there so access isn't a problem. Pets are welcome and it is pleasant place to walk. I do recommend using flea and tick control as ticks were in abundance.
vjstangelo 02/08/17 06:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Wrangler TJ

I was curious if anyone was towing 4-down a TJ Wrangler with the venerable 4.0L Strait 6 (automatic). Any thoughts comments appreciated. Thanks, Vince
vjstangelo 02/07/17 08:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: National Parks and the Lack of Adequate # of Camp Sites

My observations are as follows. Most US NPS campsites are rustic with no services. Almost all US State Parks have at least water and electric. Canadian National Parks have far more campgrounds with services than their US Counterparts.
vjstangelo 01/11/17 06:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another near death by GPS story

That is desolate country, even in the summer. I just can't believe they attempted that trip with an impending storm. FWIW, I always carry paper maps for each state through which I travel.
vjstangelo 12/31/16 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A Tires

Well the consensus is 7 years so I may wait until 2018. Thanks.
vjstangelo 12/28/16 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do I flat tow?

We tow a 2011 CRV. Bought it used from Carmax. My wife uses it as daily driver. We tow with a 2012 V10 Winnebago, no issues.
vjstangelo 12/27/16 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
Class A Tires

Hi folks I wanted to pose this question. Our new to us Winnebago came with tires date stamped 08/11. What is the consensus for replacement age? Next season will be 6 years old, but I see no sidewall cracks FWIW. Thanks.
vjstangelo 12/27/16 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road Rage...Help

Two thumbs up for Bluegrass. Love my XM radio, Bluegrass and XM Classics, get in the slow lane, cruise on 65, and keep her between the lines.
vjstangelo 11/11/16 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Uninformed buyers-Rant

We recently sold.our TT on Craigslist after we purchased our Class A. To be frank, we knew the unit had issues and we priced it accordingly. Even at what we considered to be our bottom line price, we did come down even a bit more just to more it and no longer be pestered with the numerous calls and showings. Granted we were only asking about $3000 but the tire kickers and those whose attitude was they were going to do us a favor by taking it off our hands for half that price drove us crazy. We endured daily showings for 2 weeks until sold. Wouldn't want to do it again.
vjstangelo 11/07/16 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Vista 30 vs Thor Ace 30.1

I'll add just one more thing to this thread. My comment was to get the unit with 2 AC units, and here's a good example why. Here we are on vacation and the front AC on our new to us 2012 Vista died (no cooling). Would be the end of the trip save for the back AC. The MOHO is 33 ft and the AC is 13.5K BTU. Daytime temps here in FL are 85F. Inside temp with 1 AC is 72F. We will finish our trip and get her fixed. I researched the Coleman RVP units (the one I have) with R410 are not very reliable, lucky me. It would've been awful to drive 600 miles and have this happen without a backup AC.
vjstangelo 10/27/16 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bikes on ladder

Thanks to all for the thoughts. My camping bike is well worn and dirt would make it look nicer. :)
vjstangelo 10/27/16 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best route to Florida in January

Get on US 29 south in Charlottesville, divided road all the way to Greensboro, NC.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 02:03pm Snowbirds
RE: Bikes on ladder

Effy, can you pm me a link for the hitch receiver version that works for you?
vjstangelo 10/26/16 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
Bikes on ladder

Is it advisable to hang bikes on the ladder of a Class A? It would be 2 bikes: DW and mine.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
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