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RE: F53 Horsepower rating

My 2016 F-53 chassis with a 6 speed transmission shifts at a lower RPM than my 2005 5 speed transmission. My 5 speed would rev up to 5300 RPMs before it shifted. My 6 speed shifts at 4300 RPMs. I believe, but don't know for a fact,that changing to a 6 speed transmission and the lowering of RPMs and the change in the way horsepower is measured was done to meet EPA requirements. The result is a quieter ride. With the extra gear I don't feel like I've lost any horsepower. If I had to choose between a 5 speed or 6 speed F-53 chassis I would pick the 6 speed.
Yellowboat. 04/16/18 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heated Basement Sunova

I have a 2016 Sightseer 33C. My rig has a heater vent in my wet bay that blows hot air when the propane furnace is blowing. If you have a question call Winnebago in Forest City, Iowa, talk to a service technician and they can tell you exactly how your RV is configured. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 12/15/17 10:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best TPMS?

I have a TST TPMS. TST or Truck System Technologies. It is my second TPMS as the first one would not display current pressure on all sensors. For my TST System I have installed a signal booster. TST has been good with tech support. Safe Travels. JD
Yellowboat. 11/17/17 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Soon to be full timers but a question re: 6 speed gassers

I made an error. The five speed selector is D321. The six speed is D421.
Yellowboat. 11/07/17 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Soon to be full timers but a question re: 6 speed gassers

Hi. I traded my 2006 five speed for a 2016 six speed. The shift patterns have been changed in the six speed. Top RPMs in the five speed is about 5200 RPMs. When climbing at 5200 RPMs the cab is very noisy. I would disengage cruise control and climb at 4000 RPMs. Top RPMs for the six speed is about 4200 RPMs. The six speed is much quieter than the five speed. My 2016 is much easier to drive than my 2006. White knuckle driving is greatly reduced. I'm much more relaxed when driving my 2016.I don't know what makes my 2016 more stable. My 2006 had 19.5 tires and my 2006 has 22 inch tires My 2016 is about 4 feet longer and it is on a heavier chassis. I had a Safe-T-Plus steering damper, and a sway bar, and trac bar added before I drove the coach. Love it. Winnebago Sightseer 33C. Very informative, thanks! Can you say if the six speed is able to lock out higher gears or better yet selectively choose one gear in a manual mode? In my Ford pickup six speed I can disable upper gears incrementally in D or go to manual mode and select one gear and no shifting out of that gear will happen, even when using cruise control. I would love to have that control for the MH. I do not have knowledge of the pickups other than others have said that they wished that in their F53 six speed they could select gears like they can in their trucks. The gear selector allows for downshifting from drive to 3, 2, or 1, but I allow cruise control to pick the gear or I drive allowing the transmission to pick a proper gear. If cruise control gets too far in the hole cruise control will disengage. I keep my foot on the gas when climbing so that if cruise control disengage I can take over. I'm retired and I no longer feel the need to get somewhere fast. So climbing a grade somewhat slower is fine to a point. I will pass the trucks that are climbing at a snails pace. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 11/07/17 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Soon to be full timers but a question re: 6 speed gassers

Hi. I traded my 2006 five speed for a 2016 six speed. The shift patterns have been changed in the six speed. Top RPMs in the five speed is about 5200 RPMs. When climbing at 5200 RPMs the cab is very noisy. I would disengage cruise control and climb at 4000 RPMs. Top RPMs for the six speed is about 4200 RPMs. The six speed is much quieter than the five speed. My 2016 is much easier to drive than my 2006. White knuckle driving is greatly reduced. I'm much more relaxed when driving my 2016.I don't know what makes my 2016 more stable. My 2006 had 19.5 tires and my 2006 has 22 inch tires My 2016 is about 4 feet longer and it is on a heavier chassis. I had a Safe-T-Plus steering damper, and a sway bar, and trac bar added before I drove the coach. Love it. Winnebago Sightseer 33C.
Yellowboat. 11/06/17 07:14pm Class A Motorhomes
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