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RE: 1967 Travco 270 440 to Cummins 8.3 Upgrade

Interesting idea but it reads like shoe horning a Corvette C4 power train into a 1972 Vega. You'll turn heads but it will have a bit of a Frankenstein Monster if it comes alive. You might be better off finding a late model low mileage GM diesel pickup to use as a donor. And you'll need the entire truck to make the conversion. Fuel system, engine/trans electronics, gauges, antitheft and such. An insurance auction truck that was tee boned would be a perfect donor.
Dale.Traveling 07/26/22 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Month/Year of Mfr

Thor built rigs will have a sticker at the driver's left sidewall with on and off assembly line dates. The Ford incomplete vehicle stick has the chassis dates. Personally I wouldn't worry about it. My 2006 was thrown together in the middle of the housing bobble when everyone was flush with cash thru refinancing their homes and buying flashy toys and my build dates seem to confirmation of my speculation. April chassis build completed and the coach leaves the Four Winds factory in June two moths later. Even being a repo my rig has been pretty easy to maintain and has never had me headed home early. My one break down I fixed the next day in the driveway. https://i.imgur.com/dJhJUmKl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QQWSmkbl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 07/11/22 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 Hitch update.

,,, The body builders always seem to install a generic #5000 hitch, even if the capacity is higher. They do that because if they put a 10K hitch on a coach that can't tow that much weight someone, actually may someones, will attempt to tow 10K because that's the number on the hitch so that must be the limit for the coach.
Dale.Traveling 07/06/22 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Floor Wax - ZEP

More than likely the yellowing is from sun exposure and the normal aging of the fiberglass. I stiped off a sun stroked black graphic several years before I started using Zep and there was a stark white shadow where the graphic used to be.
Dale.Traveling 06/27/22 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A “sticky” or a topic for seeing everyone’s Class A rigs!

https://i.imgur.com/USh3WgCl.jpg Go here - RV.Net Picture Posting to post an image.
Dale.Traveling 06/27/22 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2004 Class A gasser

Both rigs will get you and all the stuff you want to bring along (within the listed weight limits), to any camping spot in North America that can be access on improved roads (as in paved or graded). More than likely the house will die from water damage long before a chassis related failure that ends the service life. Choose the coach with the floor plan that fits you daily camping routine first and the chassis second.
Dale.Traveling 06/01/22 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replaced "Kingdom", any value?

I had a older dead Wingard roof model. Gave it to a Ham Radio guy that had a few ideas about tracking the moon and bouncing signals or something.
Dale.Traveling 05/13/22 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ez pass/toll pass placement on class A

Top center driver's side (split windshield). Been there since 2011 with no violations and I usually hit a toll at least once a year for any number of the bridge tunnels in the Norfolk Virginia area. https://i.imgur.com/Jj2b5xbl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 05/13/22 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: inverter/charger

That would be dependent on if the house and chassis DC power buses have the capability of being cross connected to support the charging of both. Most rigs, but not all, are set up from the builder to do so. What is the make, model and year of the coach the Magnum MS2000 is installed in?
Dale.Traveling 02/11/22 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2013 Itasca V-10

If the maintenance schedule has been followed there is a strong possibility the chassis will out last the house that is built on it.
Dale.Traveling 02/11/22 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A repaint cost any ideas

Miami area, it may be worth checking with the marine facilities. This is what I did in the Norfolk VA area when I needed fiberglass and paint work done. They had the facility to do the work. Paint is very labor intensive for prep work and such. Very easy for costs to be well into a +$10K range. There are painters in Mexico that can do the work for thousands less but I don't have first hand knowledge of the quality or long term results.
Dale.Traveling 11/15/21 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The wandering coach

Things to check (in order) - First check your tire pressures. If you don't know how much the coach weighs then go by what Ford recommended on the incomplete vehicle sticker. For a 30' Sunstar not much over 80 psi is probably all that is needed. When I played with pressures once I hit around 87 psi cold (Ford recommended 80) the coach was difficult to hold in a lane. Second your driving habits - Try setting you eye focus several car lengths further down the road then you might in the daily driver. I've learn from getting back into motorcycles, and what I forgot, just how much where you are looking is where you are going to go. Third have the alignment checked as mentioned regarding what others have posted regarding the caster and toe angles. Fourth if your still having problems AND there is a lot of play in the steering wheel you can try tightening the steering gear box. For example - F53 steering gearbox adjustment RV. Small adjustments and you shouldn't need much more than a 90 degrees of a turn of the screw. Do 45 the test drive. Fifth consider performing the Cheep Handling Fix - IVR2.com, Ford Forum, CHP. Fifth check the rear sway bar bushings. The originals only last a few years past warranty. Bolt on stuff - Try a rear axle track bar then a front steering stabilizer. Each will run you about $400 so do the lower cost stuff first.
Dale.Traveling 11/05/21 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does such a Class A exist?

Would this work? 2006 Four Winds RV Windsport 34W. It's wheel chain accessible also if needed. Not easy finding something with all the boxes checked. The twin bed configuration is rare unless you go way back in time.
Dale.Traveling 10/06/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: V10 misfire codes

Do a vacuum leak check by spraying around the intake manifold and throttle body with carb cleaner. If you have a leak it will suck in the cleaner which will change the idle slightly. If you can find a leak and the fuel trims are wacky then swap O2 sensors and see if your P codes change to the other cylinder back.
Dale.Traveling 09/27/21 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got the MH weighed.

Pull the bikes off the back end and check the weight of the coach again. You only see an overall drop equal to the weight of the bikes and carrier but you'll also see a large drop of weight off the rear axle and a gain of weight on the front axle. The further back you get from the rear axle the greater the effect on the load on the rear axle. The chassis will act like a lever with the fulcrum at the axle. Blue Ox has an easy formula to help potential buyers of motorcycle lifts to help determine how much weight the lift and bike will add to the rear axle. Using my gas coach with a 1/3 of the coach behind the rear axle adding 120 lbs of bike and carrier to the hitch receiver increase rear axle loading my 225 lbs. Might not solve all your weight problems but will give a good head start. I will empty the coach each spring of everything and any item I could recall using the prior year doesn't go back into the coach. Blue Ox Rear Axle Loading Information
Dale.Traveling 09/07/21 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
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