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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
RE: 2016 ram 3500 dully??? gaser or diesel???

Gads! 12K more? Jeez. But, if you think you would regret not, getting the diesel, I would swallow hard and ante up. My last metric for decisions is usually imagining in a year, would I have regrets not doing _______.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 10:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 ram 3500 dully??? gaser or diesel???

FWIW, I have 1 truck, 2005 Excursion with the V10. We used it to tow a 7000 GVW TT. The weak link in that setup was the transmission (4R100). I know because my new Winnebago has the Torqshift and that transmission is a dream to drive (extra gears, tow haul downshifting). Me thinks that the newer gassers with the latest transmissions and gearing will work wonders compared to the older units like my EX. To me it comes down to transmission and gearing, not gas vs diesel. The power and torque generated don't amount to much if it is not efficiently transmitted.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 09:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Supplemental Brake for Toad Recomendation

My vote for RVi as well. We bought the optional tire pressure monitors which track pressure and temperature of the wheel through the cab controller. It is portable so I can move to any other tow vehicle easy as pie.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Power, effectivity

Nice set up to timmac. Curious as to why you trailer the Wrangler and not tow 4 down.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Vista 30 vs Thor Ace 30.1

If the Winnebago has 2 AC units, I would go with that motorhome.
vjstangelo 10/16/16 06:27pm Class A Motorhomes
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