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RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

Getting back to the post, there has been a "rule of thumb" posted on this form several times that if your coach weights less than 100 pounds per horsepower you will be OK. I prefer 90 pounds per HP. My present gas MH and toad are at 83 pounds per HP. 28000 pounds/ 340 HP.
the silverback 07/24/14 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

Sorry folks, I did not say torque was not a major component to engine performance. As was shown by the equation, horsepower = torque X rpm /5252. The more torque you have the more HP you have. Also the higher rpm equals more HP. A engine running at 2000 RPM and 300 foot pounds of torque has the same HP as a engine running at 1000 RPM and 600 foot pounds of torque. But it power vs. load that determines how fast things get done. In the case of a MH it is HP vs. weight. Again I designed engines for 35 years so I do have some experience in this field. I am sorry for what a sales person may have told some of you about torque. In the real world do you hear people at NASCAR or a drag strip talk about HP or torque. Why can a KIA Soul accelerate faster than a loaded Semi, which has 8 or 10 times the torque? If you have more interest there are several sites you can "goggle". one of them is" Horsepower design equation formula calculator". Please note that the inputs on all these sites is HP and weight and they talk about all different weight vehicles, not just cars.
the silverback 07/22/14 08:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

I designed engines for 35 years. It is about horsepower and weight of the Motorhome. NOT TORQUE!! Except the more torque means more horsepower. So if a gas MH has a good horsepower to weight ratio it will do just fine.
the silverback 07/22/14 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best state to register a Class A RV in?

Hawaii.
the silverback 07/21/14 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: gas price down

Update, Gas is now done to$3.37 here in SW Michigan
the silverback 07/15/14 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mountain driving and towing with a gas class A

You will not have any problem. I have done 10 and 14 % grades towing, with no problem.
the silverback 07/15/14 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
gas price down

HAPPINESS!! What is going on? It is summer and gas prices are going down here in SW Michigan. Filled up for $3.49 today.
the silverback 07/10/14 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: need a back up monitor

I found one on EBay Thanks for the posts.
the silverback 07/01/14 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: need a back up monitor

Thanks for the relies, but I was hoping to find a Voyager VOM73SVWIN monitor.
the silverback 06/28/14 02:44pm Class A Motorhomes
need a back up monitor

does anyone know where I can buy a working voyager vom73snwin monitor?
the silverback 06/27/14 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Compressor

As I have said many times before if you wish to take it with you, get ride of the tank you don't need it and it is a waste of space.
the silverback 06/23/14 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: mirrored closet doors?

I like them. Thinking about putting one on the ceiling in the bed room!!!
the silverback 06/19/14 03:59pm Class A Motorhomes
monitor for 3 camera system failure

The monitor for my 3 camera system has no picture from any of the 3 cameras or any sound from the rear view camera. I replaced the inline fuse and am getting power to the monitor. The monitor is a Voyager VOM-73SNWIN is apparently not made any more or supported by ASA electronics. Does any know where I can get one?? Thanks.
the silverback 05/18/14 02:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sta-bil OR Seafoam??

for 3 or 4 months I would use either. My MH and lawn equipment and one car don't have gas added for up to 6 months. all run great when I start them up.
the silverback 05/05/14 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Here We Go Again, Gas Will Be Above $4 a Gallon By Summer

what will be, will be. Not going to change my plans.
the silverback 04/28/14 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why switch to a Residential Refrig, thinking out loud !!

My Norcold works fine. Not thinking of replacing it!!
the silverback 04/27/14 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Garmin RV 760 vs Rand McNally 7720

X9 or 10 on Garmin.
the silverback 04/26/14 06:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire replacement & balance ?

X2 on Michelin thru FMCA.
the silverback 04/26/14 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Old fashioned State Parks?

I would have say that most of the state parks in Michigan are "old fashioned".
the silverback 04/12/14 09:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trucks or Buses Left Lane Only. Does that mean me?

Yes!!
the silverback 04/12/14 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
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