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RE: Ford V10 Power, effectivity

Let's not give the guy illusions! There is simply nothing true about that last statement. I pass so many diesel coaches that I have lost count. I can cruise all day at 75 and most diesels camp in the right lane doing 55 to 65. I know my gas coach will top at 84 when the ECM prevents it from going any faster. The Ford V-10 has plenty of power for any roads that you may travel on as long as you keep the gross combined weight within specs.
rgatijnet1 10/27/16 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Power, effectivity

We travel every year to the Western mountains and I would guess that less than 5% of the time are we on a climb that might slow us down. We are always towing another vehicle. The facts are that for 95%+ of the time, the gas engine will pull the coach as fast, or faster than most diesels out there.
rgatijnet1 10/27/16 05:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will this rig get me thru the western mountains

Yes it will get you through any of the Western mountains and your mileage in the mountains will probably be 6-8 MPG.
rgatijnet1 10/26/16 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: squeaky Rig

Ron, I believe he has a gas rig, and the steering gear should be bolted to the frame. That is correct but the top of the steering wheel shaft is connected to the dash and if the dash moves, so does the steering wheel, which can cause the cruise control to kick off and the whole assembly to squeak.
rgatijnet1 10/26/16 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Power, effectivity

A lot also depends on the rear axle ratio, which usually varies from the manufacturer depending on the gross weight.
rgatijnet1 10/26/16 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: squeaky Rig

Crawl underneath and look back in front of the front wheels. You will see a steel box structure that attaches the front cap to the frame. This is a known issue and it may have broken welds or incomplete welds where only a tack weld was used to hold the structure together. This sometimes results in the cruise control kicking off, the dash rattling, the windshield wipers jumping, etc. The bad/missing welds cannot be seen without crawling under the front end of the coach and then looking towards the front frame in front of the front wheels.
rgatijnet1 10/26/16 08:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Power, effectivity

The 2017 Ford F-750 truck has a gross vehicle weight capacity of 33,000 pounds with the 6.8L V10 engine. Apparently Ford thinks this is sufficient for a commercial vehicle so it should handle the same weight in an RV. Ford F650 and F750 specs
rgatijnet1 10/25/16 11:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Power, effectivity

Look at the TOTAL gross combined weight and see if the weight difference is really that great regardless of length.
rgatijnet1 10/25/16 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing old decals on a motor home

If you use the heat method, use a hair drier rather than the commercial type of heat gun which can damage the fiberglass panels. You just need enough heat to soften the glue.
rgatijnet1 10/25/16 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: bugs

You can also spray the front of your coach with PAM, the non-stick cooking spray. A good heavy coat has worked for me during the Florida love bug season. I washes right off with a mild soap and can be reapplied at any time.
rgatijnet1 10/24/16 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We altering mattress size

If it is a foam mattress, you may have a removable mattress cover which you can take to someone who sews and take a foot off of the width. If it does not have a zipper, you can carefully cut open a seam, since it is going to resewn anyway. The foam itself can be easily cut with one of those electric carving knives.
rgatijnet1 10/21/16 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Loss

I would say that both dual tires on that side are ruined....the flat tire and the tire that was driven way overloaded for several miles.
rgatijnet1 10/21/16 03:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Crash in NC - need help identifying driver

Usually they can get the secondary VIN that is stamped on top of the steel chassis frame near the front. Maybe there is just so much debris left on top of the chassis that they just can't get to it now.
rgatijnet1 10/21/16 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 19.5 rim valve stem hole diameter, .453 or .625?

NAPA had mine in stock and they were .625. You may also want to check at any medium truck service facility.
rgatijnet1 10/21/16 04:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ohio & Indiana Toll Roads prices

We have had some bridge tolls where it cost less if our toad and RV were two separate vehicles rather than crossing the bridge towing it. Tolls and fees are always going to rise. It is the easiest way for the politicians to increase revenue without having a vote about increasing taxes from the citizens. It is only going to get worse.
rgatijnet1 10/20/16 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind and road noise in late model class A gas?

Most of the noise in my coach comes from the passenger seat. :B
rgatijnet1 10/20/16 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installation of Winegard Traveler on rubber roof

Good Point and I'll tell my Son to order the plate from Amazon. Thanks
rgatijnet1 10/19/16 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installation of Winegard Traveler on rubber roof

I installed my SK-1000 on my prior 5th wheel myself. It had an Alpha roof system which recommends using Alpha sealant products. I didn't know at the time so I used Dicor non-leveling lap sealant as the main bead of sealant under the base of the antenna, and Dicor self leveling lap sealant over the top. Seemed to work fine on the Alpha roof. I did put a roller plate on from Winegard - SKA-004 Roller Plate Looking at the SKA-004 roller plate I think I can fabricate something similar our of some sheet aluminum that I have. Instead of putting four new holes in the roof I'll try just adhering it to the rubber roof with the Dicor. Thanks for the info.
rgatijnet1 10/19/16 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas card/cc benefits

If you live in NC how do you get a PennFed card? You can apply online. Pentagon Federal Credit Union If you do not have any military affiliation now, or in the past, then you can join the National Military Family Association and that is sufficient. I am checking into their card now. Do you use a plat rewards or plat cash back? I am thinking the plat cash back. I see there is no annual fee. Do you recall any hidden fees once you started using the card. If I join the National Military Family Association for $15 I can get the card? I have had mine now for quite a few years so I don't know if anything has changed. It is the Platinum cash back card that I use. Joining the NMFA was only a one time fee and I opened an account at Pen Fed and stuck in the minimum amount required. Since it accrues interest, it was no big deal and it was not very much. I just checked and I have $100 in a money market account there.
rgatijnet1 10/19/16 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installation of Winegard Traveler on rubber roof

Thank you. It seems that there is no difference between installing it on my aluminum roof except I have to use a different sealant. There was nothing in the installation manual about a plate for the roller but I thought I better ask.
rgatijnet1 10/19/16 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
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