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RE: Rear axel ratio for E-450 176" WB?

Hi Pnichols I did see that website, but I also found another fordtrucks..., site that listed the 83 axle for the E450 dually as a Dana with the 4.56 gears. It does seen strange/confusing that there appear to be two different axles with the "83" label. I'm quite sure that mine has the Dana with 4.56. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/27/21 08:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear axel ratio for E-450 176" WB?

Look on the inside of the driver’s door jamb, ours is just above the door latch. It is an ‘official’ FORD sticker for an incomplete motor vehicle. Lots of information on it for that particular chassis VIN number, Axle rating, tires that were originally installed, tire pressure for each axle as rated. The bottom line, middle gives the axle code as installed by Ford, you will have Google Ford axle “83’ (my unit) for the specs. It also gives the original Ford wheel base, in MY case it is 158”, Winnebago extended ours to 195” and also extended the frame at the rear. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/27/21 02:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

I look at it as giving the locals, state residents, a 25% discount. The same as Ford and other companies give there employees discounts. Yes the prices of almost everything are going up and discounts/sales are becoming fewer. Maybe that increase will just cover increased operating costs. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/22/21 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: bypass switch just inside door for house batteries

At 10.4 volts your batteries are virtually dead, (probably not getting a charge due to bad cable). Your converter may or may not charge them up overnight depending on battery condition/age etc. If you have a stand alone battery charger, it maybe a better option to recharge them. Even if you get them up to full voltage, it would probably be wise to have them load tested. My 06 Winnebago Outlook c-class probably has the same converter as yours. Mine is plugged in at home, 12 months a year, when not being used and batteries turned on always. I just replaced the 2012 batteries this past June. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/18/21 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Re-sealing Winnebago radius roof in "J" channel

Here is the link to winnebago sealants, unfortunately in only gives Winnebago part numbers. About 10 years ago, I got a couple of tubes from Lichtsinn or WinnebagoParts. If I remember correctly, I have also used the 5200 3M, It maybe be permanent, but if repairs are required, it will cut out with a sharp box cutter type knife. The best way for repairs is to cut out all the old sealant/adhesive, clean and then squeeze the new into the channel, Use the tip of the tube to open the space and then allow the outward flex of the filon to seal. DO NOT put the new over the old, it needs to have a good bond to hold the roof in place. Edit added. I worked on mine in 3-4 foot sections and only did areas that needed it. Working in smaller sections would keep the remaining roof in place. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/18/21 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil capacity

Just confirm which chassis you have. Most Ford c-class MHs were built on the E-450 cutaway chassis with the 6.8L V10. (not the F450). Here is some info for the 6.8 V10. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/07/21 08:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Umbilical cord markers/reminders

After I think that everything put away and or secured, toad hooked up and lights checked. I will do 2 walk arounds, the first looking up awnings, antennae nothing loose. The second walk around from the drivers door is looking down, wheel chocks, leveling blocks, all connections toad, hookup all disconnected and compartment doors locked. I then get in and pull off site (or driveway at home) and park on road with 4 way flashers on. I then walk back to the campsite and make sure that nothing is left, chairs etc and that the site is clean. Then back to the MH and on the way. Has worked for me for 10 years. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/24/21 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas valve.. Keep or Toss?

I agree, toss and replace a safety item. People replace their tires in case the have a flat and cause $$$ damage to the RV. If the valve fails (probably small possibility) but could cause a fire and possibly loss of RV or worse. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/24/21 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Parking at Niagara Falls Canada

I haven’t been there yet this year, but last year the huge parking area you are talking about was closed due to lack of demand, however a big parking close to the brink of the falls was open and only about 1/2 full. I’m sure that if the demand is there , they will open the other lot. Here is the link to Niagara Parks Commission. Com It should answer most of your questions. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/23/21 10:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tent Trailer Set Up Question

‘Approaching 80’, I’m 73 and I really appreciate that Thetford Aqua Magic, especially at 3am. Just my thoughts. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/20/21 11:19am Folding Trailers
RE: Fridge lock

An easy solution would be from Walmart or others stores that sell baby and kids things. Child proof locks. Or even Velcro on the side of the fridge and doors. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/13/21 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing new rear window!

It would also make a difference depending on wall construction, laminated like the side walls or a fibreglass cap that may have a few inches of space between the inside finish and the outside finished surfaces. Picture or make and model or your RV would help. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/13/21 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2021 Coleman lantern edition 285BH

I looked through the Coleman (Dutchman) website and came away with more questions than answers. The lantern package does mention a residential fridge which runs off 120v. It will run off the battery (ies) but only through an inverter (12v to 120v). Is the inverter included? Batteries? Solar charging salesman mentioned it. I couldn’t find any info on these in the website. How are you going to be using the unit, always hookups with electrical, only need batteries between home and campsites or a lot of boondocking? Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/11/21 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: 1984 Ford Honey

First of all, it’s 37 years old. It sounds like they have done a lot of work and correctly, But you would want to have that verified and that work is not hiding anything more serious, ie water damage in lower parts of the walls and floor. You say that you are not familiar with the units, so I would recommend a GOOD RV inspector to completely go over the vehicle. They could possibly advise on the value $$. There still could be more and costly repairs possible in the near future. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/11/21 10:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Breaks and 12V system

Per opnspaces “ I have no idea if it would work. But if the engine quits you might try shifting the automatic transmission down to a lower gear. Worst case nothing happens as the transmission is freewheeling. Best case is you get some engine compression braking to help with keeping everything under control. ” A very interesting question, hopefully someone with real experience will chime in With all the electronic systems in our vehicles, engine control modules, transmission modules , how much will actually work without and 12v power. Hopefully there is enough manual connection between the gear shift lever, the transmission and the rear wheels to assist in slowing down. Ken
Beverley&Ken 07/25/21 11:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bathroom dispensers

Our shower has built in corner shelves (2) and they put straps across about 5" up. Each one will hold the equivalent of 2 medium sized shampoo bottles. For bar soap, one of the double sided suction soap pads. Ken
Beverley&Ken 07/17/21 09:11pm Truck Campers
RE: TransCanada Hwy, West to East

iming for fall colour viewing can vary by a couple of weeks each year for each region. Also varies by altitude and latitude. Google various parks and search for fall folliage and it will give a general time range. Glacier Park to Algonquin Provincial Park (very beautiful and popular in fall), in Ontario is about a 4 day drive. Also the drive across the north shore of Lake Superior is a very beautiful drive. Campgrounds are not that numerous and after Labor Day a lot of them close up for the season. I know that Algonquin campgrounds are open later because of the fall colours. Also be prepared for much cooler or colder weather, nightime temps could be in the high 20s F. Links Glacier Algonquin I'm sure that others will chime in with more areas. Ken
Beverley&Ken 07/12/21 09:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Cover to snug?

What type of wheels are on your B+. If single rear wheels and basically a flat wheel cover, the 29” would fit. If it has duals on the rear axle, concave, and convex mounted on the front. If so, go with the 29-32” size. The instructions I was give when shopping was to measure from edge of tread to edge of tread over top of the wheel (covers) and studs. Mine with the same size tires, measure 29” on the rear and 31” on the front. Ken
Beverley&Ken 07/09/21 02:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing Honda CR-V with Pride scooter on the back

I don’t think That you will find any suspension upgrades for the rear CRV suspension is a coil overs strut sold as a single unit. What I did was to use a set of Harbor Freight ratchet straps, in addition to the regular tie downs. One end was anchored to the outside ends of the hitch receiver and crossed over to the opposite end of the bike, handle bar or seat area. When they were snugged down, it reduced the bouncing considerably. Basically a 3 point connection to the car (or MH) receiver frame (edit add), instead of the one point receiver draw bar which tends to be a sloppy bouncy connection anyway. Ken
Beverley&Ken 07/03/21 10:08am Dinghy Towing
RE: Armoured extension cord

Remove one end (plug) from cord and put cord inside a 3/4 inch PVC pipe, then reinstall a new plug. Do this and then take a pick axe and trench down a couple of inches, recover with the gravel. Will give more protection from tires and easily removed. May not be legal, but if just a temporary plug in, gray area. Ken
Beverley&Ken 07/02/21 11:01am Tech Issues
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