Lost a rear wheel cover on my 2007 30 ft. motorhome. Is this a common occurance? Does Ford make these wheel covers and can they be replaced?I lost one nut and what about to lose the cap on my 30 ft. C. Had to get some lug nut at a parts store for the rest of the trip.
Two friends of mine who live 1 thosand ft. apart had there Class C and 3/4 ton with camper on it tore apart like paper last week in Alexander, Iowa. Both were leaving the next morning on vacation, pictures are on the Web. A large Camper slide in hasn't been found yet.
To the op take it from a gasser. If you can get the one ton diesel get it. I have a 02 F-350 1ton dually with the v-10 it does just fine for weekend trips and a few week trips but any more than that I would not do it. I get their fine but up steep grades I need to be at 4000 rpms to keep at 50 mph and she is working to get up there. I could not afford a diesel at the time and found a great deal on this one.I just got back with my 30 ft. V-10 MH from going into eastern Az. over eight thousand ft. than to Colo. Springs, than north west in Colo. climbing up and down for days, that Utah, Nev. that northern Ca. then Ore. than Washingon and back to Phx. I never found one prize a the top of a hill if I pulled it faster or slow, but went up and down all with no problems. But there most be a big prize up there for all those people to spend all the money to get up there two mins faster.
I am going to get a new Ford, 3/4 ton or ton, but not quite sure which one. It looks like the ton truck allows me to get more fifth wheel towing capacity, but I have to change the axel ratio, which in turn will give me some crappy gas mileage.
But, it looks like the ton / 3/4 ton on the 3.73 has the same towing capacaties, is that right? If so, what's the benefit of a 2013 ton Ford GAS over a 3/4 ton with the 3.73 axle ratio?What are all the boys with the 1 tons going to think when you pull in with a 3/4 ton and then not a diesel. They will never talk to you again.
We have tried a number of cake in a mug recipes, but have found that they are all better with German chocolate cake topping, and it's easy to make.
1 cup evaporated milk or cream
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter, cut into chunks
3 egg yolks
Cook over low/medium heat until bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Cook for an additional two minutes, and add:
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 sweetened shredded coconut
Cool until room temp and spread on cake, or serve warm spooned over cake.
YUMMY!I stopped in the bakery in Bishop, Ca. a couple days back and had the cake they make, wow, $3.75 very good.
Of an acorn falling from tree in campground and blowing a hole through lid on vent fan in bathroom. Well that is what just happend to me. How hard are those to replace? It has the brand name Ventline on it.Last week wife pickedup pine cones that are call widow maker, or maybe a window taker, in northern Ca. There are very heavy and about the size of a foot ball.
Glad to hear from you and glad you are O.K.. Been thinking about you.We stayed in 28 parks, some NFS some private, some free but never in the big box one. I saw so many large M/H just setting in parks along the four lanes roads maybe they are to old a driver to drive them very far. Very few on the road. We saw a lot of them on Hwy 395 in mid to lower Ca. I think most of the large unit are to large to get out and see the back country and most of the site we went into on this trip with our 30 ft. wouldn't fit them. We paid between $3.33 in Gallup to $4.85 for gas in lower Ca. I'm glad we get 17 mpg on that V-10. Diesel was cheap price along the trip, but they still smell so bad and we don't have to tack it in our RV. Carried my scoot along, enjoyed it a lot up in Brooking at the Supercharged national pot luck get to gether at Meyers Beach. Next year maybe a thousand will show up.
I'm about packed, off I go Friday. Stop and the cabin for a day or two hope I can find it and than off to Colo first, later Ore. I cut way back this year. RV doesn't have a Supercharger on it. I'm not sure that will climb that good, but will give it a try for all you guys anyway. I'm not going on any four lane roads, I want side roads where if you hit something you have time to run.Just got home, 5300 miles, 5 weeks, Phx, Alpine, Colo. Springs, Garderns in Canada, 101 down the coast to Brookling for the big cook out, had 300 show up. Stopped at the Red Woods, over to 395 down to Bishop, Ca. and then Parker, and home. Enjoyed the RV, but not Supercharged, could have used it a few times, but over all the V-10 is a good motor.Avearge 17 mpg. then when I take off fills under 30 gals,it may come down a little.
I have made the drive on 117 south from the Grants area to Quemado and then on down to Silver City on 32/12/180. Loved it all the way. Almost no traffic, lots of scenery and good two lane roads. Fill up on fuel, etc. before you head out. There isn't much out there besides cattle and old wild west scenery. On the northern end you will pass the ancient El Malpais lava fields and near Grants, Bluewater State Park is a nice RV campground and Bandera Crater and ice cave are a fun side trip. Its a trip back in time thru "old" New Mexico ranch land and rugged wild west scenery.I have been there a dozen times, didn't think anyone else new about it. Saw 5 bull elk late one day south of Quemado. You are following part of the old Santa Fe Trial from Mex. Stop in Reserve and eat next to the court house in the little Mexican food place. Best taco in the world. At the why west of Reserve go north west for about 10 or so miles to see the look than turn around at the top and south to Glen Wood. Than at Glen Wood go to the Cat Walks great to see for part of a day.
I'm about packed, off I go Friday. Stop and the cabin for a day or two hope I can find it and than off to Colo first, later Ore. I cut way back this year. RV doesn't have a Supercharger on it. I'm not sure that will climb that good, but will give it a try for all you guy anyway. I'm not going on any four lane roads, I want side roads where if you hit something you have time to run.
If MPG is a big concern, there are Sprinter diesels which can get upwards of 18 MPG. However, if given the choice between a Sprinter versus a Ford E-450 of the same floor plan, I'd go for the Ford, as the $15k difference in chassis would buy about 40,000 miles worth of gasoline. You make a good point about the difference in purchase price. But there is also the higher price for diesel fuel and higher chassis maintenance cost which further closes in on the financial mpg benefit. And the 18mpg figure you mentioned is not for a class B+/C, but rather a class B. Comparing identical rigs, getting a 33% improvement in fuel economy with the Sprinter, at the higher purchase price, higher fuel costs, and higher maintenance costs, the payback date drifts farther out then many people realize. Then adding that many people don't drive enough miles to reap the benefits. We travel far, but such trips are at best once a year. Our E350 has 17,000 miles in 6 years. It would take a lifetime for us to recoupe such costs. People who travel great distances all the time would recoupe those costs quickly. The more you drive a Sprinter in the shortest amount of time, the benefit starts to reveal itself nicely.
Like you mentioned, I think the industry & consumers are looking forward to some good competition in the smaller diesel RV market which could make the financial benefit a no-brainer better value.
There are other benefits to a Sprinter diesel of which is off-topic.When you buy the diesel you also get the smell, shake, oily feet in the RV, and you have to have a long chain on your wallet.
Visiting West Canyons & NPs while avoiding steep grades. My current travel plan is coming from Grand Canyon on I40 > 93 to stay in Las Vegas, then on I15 > 9 to base camp at Rockville, Springdale or Zion NP to visit Zion, then (since my RV is too big for the eastern route 9 tunnel) do day trip(s) to visit Bryce Canyon (unless I can find a way to Bryce) and other sites in the area. I will then return to I15 and continue north to visit Salt Lake City. I will then take I15 > 26 >89 to reach Colter Bay for the Grand Teton stay, then 89 > 20 to stay in West Yellowstone for more of Yellowstone NP, and finally take 191 north to I90 to head for Gillette WY for an RV Rally in July. Using the "Mountain Directory West" this route seems to avoid steep mountain pass grades.Big hills are bad if one don't drive them alot.
Mpg varies a lot with terrain,(mountain grades vs flatlands), headwinds, and altitude as well as speed vs aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance. We get 7-9mpg with our 27 foot rig. I think that claims of 11 mpg may be based on inaccurate calculation. A class C motorhome is an un-streamlined box truck full of appliances, supplies, water, gasoline and occupants. If you can't afford fuel and all of the other costs of ownership and maintenance, motorhoming is not for you.The winner, best answer posted this week.