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Ford Edge Question.

I've been reading about different tow vehicles. On many of the new Ford's the towing instructions say to disconnect the negative side of the battery. Does this not cause the vehicle's computers and electronics to lose stored memory? Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 06/23/18 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 22.5 vs 19.5 tires

I went from a 2005 Sightseer to a 2016 Sightseer. The 2005 had 19.5 tires and the 2016 has 22.5 tires. The 2016 handles so much better than the 2005. White knuckle driving has been greatly reduced. That said I have the new 2016 five speed transmission chassis so it is difficult to say how much the bigger tires help in handling.
Yellowboat. 06/16/18 03:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pump

My Surflo water pump needed a pressure switch adjustment. Click here for instructions.
Yellowboat. 06/14/18 11:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014-ish vs 2016-ish F53 Chassis

My 2016 Winnebago Sightseer 33C 6 speed versus my 2005 Winnebago Sightseer 29R 5 speed. My 6 speed shifts at 4300 rpms. My 5 speed shifted at 5300 rpms. The difference in rpms makes the cabin much quieter. I think that the 22.5 inch tires makes for a better drive. My new coach is much easier to drive. I experience much less white knuckle driving in construction zones. I did have a Roadmaster trac bar, Roadmaster rear sway bar, and a Safe-T-Steer installed prior to picking up my new coach from the dealer. My 5 speed he was also equipped with the above after market products. Given a choice between a 6 speed or a 5 speed I would pick the 6 speed. Having driven both a 6 speed and a 5 speed there is no comparison. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 05/24/18 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We're all tired of reading about 'wandering' problems....

When I ordered our 2016 Ford F53 Winnebago Sightseer I had the dealer add a Safe-T-Steer, Roadmaster rear sway bar, and a Roadmaster trac bar. My coach is 34 feet long and it came with 22 inch tires. It drives much better than my 2005 F53 with 19.5 inch tires. I'm not sure if the tires make a difference but driving the 2016 is much easier than the 2005. For the most part I don't feel a push from 18 wheelers. I get a little push from box trucks. Driving in wind isn't bad up to a gusty 35mph. It tracks well going down the road. One hand driving is an option but I usually use two. White knuckle driving in construction zones is greatly reduced. Free things or inexpensive things that may help. A lot of people swear by the Cheap Handling Fix. Weigh coach on each corner and overall. Set your tire pressure to the load on your front and rear axles. Make sure that weight (cargo) is distributed. You don't want the front axle too lightly loaded. Next, if you still have a problem, add a trac bar. A trac bar will help tail wagging when a truck passes or when driving in windy conditions. Lastly, consider a sway bar. A sway bar helps to control roll when the MH is pitching side to side. For example when pulling into a gas station with uneven pavement.
Yellowboat. 05/18/18 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fresh water pump issues

I had a backflow valve problem on my 2016 Winnebago Sightseer. I contacted Surflow and they are sending me a new backflow valve. I'm not sure if Surflow can help but they might have an idea or two. customer_service@SHURFLO.com 800-854-3218 Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 05/04/18 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
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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