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RE: Lubricant - Need Quick Answer

I vote trying silicone spray but the “real” answer is to have the problem fixed correctly. I know the "real" answer but there is just not time before I leave. It does not appear to be misaligned based on the eyeball test when it's rolled up. Silicone it is....thanks!! Al
FloridaRosebud 04/08/22 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lubricant - Need Quick Answer

Why not stop using it until you can get it fixed? Because we're leaving in the morning for a 7 week trip, and need to use the awning. I can continue to pull the arms free, but I just want to do something simple to get us by until we return. Al
FloridaRosebud 04/08/22 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
Lubricant - Need Quick Answer

We are leaving tomorrow around 8am for a 2600 mile SE US trip. I have a silly problem, but wanted to see people's thoughts. We have an electric awning, which was installed at the Perry FMCA show in 2019. When rolling it out it has begun sticking, resulting in me having to go out and tug on each side, releasing the arms from the mounts. My guess is there is a slight misalignment, as this just started. But I don't have time to dig into very deeply. My current thought is to use vaseline and lube the arms where they go into the mount. A temporary fix for sure, but again, not a lot of time to deal with this before tomorrow morning. Thoughts??? Al
FloridaRosebud 04/08/22 08:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Cross Country headlights

Try www.headlightsdepo.com. That's where I found mine for a 2006 National. Al
FloridaRosebud 04/05/22 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Triton

What Richard said about the plugs. AL, it depends on what time of the year you MH was made. It could have been that Ford up-dated the drive train early. Agreed. I just wanted to point out Ford started transitioning the transmission a bit earlier. My MH was built in mid-2006 and delivered September, 2006. Al
FloridaRosebud 03/21/22 06:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Triton

99-02/03. The cylinder head was redesigned in late 02. But the heads were completely redesigned in 07 or 08 and then the 5 speed auto was added at the same time. The HP was also increased to 362. So I would look for an 08 and up. Easiest way to tell is if the dash has (D) 3,2,1. FYI...I have a 2006 National with a 2005 F53 chassis, and my tranny is the 5 speed. Al
FloridaRosebud 03/21/22 02:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best 22.5 tire for 22,000 lb motor home?

Even another vote for Toyos. Got the M-154's and do not notice a ride difference over the Michelins. Al
FloridaRosebud 03/05/22 06:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford Chassis

Might be a Denso part. It is on my National. Google it.... Al
FloridaRosebud 02/27/22 06:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not for us

Well, you can do all the homework you want, but until YOU give it a try you truly don't know for sure if it is for you. So you gave it your best shot and it wasn't for you. Many years ago I started a business that was based on my hobby, and after 7 years I realized it wasn't ever going to grow into what I wanted. So I closed the business and went back to working for someone else. Like you now, I was young enough to recover financially from the endeavor. Good luck moving forward. Al
FloridaRosebud 02/13/22 03:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: onan fuel pump

I have a new stock fuel pump from Onan and one of the aftermarket ones. I can say the Onan pump, for it's size, is noticeably heavier than the aftermarket ones. I find that interesting and noteworthy. I don't know what that truly means, but my guess is better materials in the Onan one. BTW - it took 4 months to get the Onan one, as EVERYONE was out of stock. PPL, RV warehouse, and so on. I'll be changing mine out with the new Onan one next weekend. Al Just a thought - maybe I should hook up each one and see which one shoots out gas the farthest?? Thoughts anyone???
FloridaRosebud 01/26/22 03:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storing With or Without Full Gas Tank

We live in FL, so from May 1 to October 30 we are fueled up, propaned up, and watered up so we would be good to go if we have to bug out quick due to a hurricane. Al
FloridaRosebud 12/31/21 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter

To answer your inverter question Ed, when mine took a dump (same Freedom as yours) I oped to just install a new 60 amp charger (converter). We do not boondock without the generator running, so for us the inverter is not needed. At some point I probably will put a new one in, but for now, 9 months in, we have not missed it. Al
FloridaRosebud 11/12/21 02:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 7500 diesel generator

My genny is gas but I'm having a similar problem. My error code on the switch says the engine stopped without any input from the control or electrical system - IOW, a fuel issue. I disconnected the gas line at the carb, tried to start, and the fuel only shot out maybe 6" to a foot, and not very strong. My rig is 16 years old, so I've got a new fuel pump on order. (I should add it also stops when I'm going down the road, but not sitting still, and my fuel filter is new) The plan is to blow out the lines into the fuel tank, and replace the fuel filter (again) and fuel pump. Al
FloridaRosebud 11/07/21 02:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

The torque converter clutch failed and filed the transmission full of shrapnel. The oil was cooked and the front seal failed on the way home, covering the toad with ATF. Think out the whole concept of what your purpose. First the ECU would not be happy not finding the E4OD that is was programed to control. That would create a whole new problem as it also controls the engine. My EEC-IV (catch code MOO0) was only used in a 1995 F53. Then an Allison and an adapter would cost many times more that my old coach is worth. Then finding a computer that would interface with the 460 and an Allison would be impossible. You must be really out of touch if you think THREE LARGE for a special tranny such as I ordered is over the top. Richard Let's see here, a 460 stroked to 528 is probably putting out 400 horse and 450-500 lb-ft of torque, or are my numbers way too high? Maybe 350-375 horse and 425 lb-ft of torque? It is impressive that you have such a fun engine in a motorhome, but I bet it is a kick to drive. I'm not surprised that the E4OD gave up the ghost if your torque numbers are as high as I think they may be. It is a stout transmission, but with those possible numbers, it's time was going to be cut short for sure. 3k to have a performance build of an E4OD sounds like a good deal. There is a YouTube channel for Precision Transmission out of Amarillo, TX and they do lots of tear down videos. Just this week they have posted two for Ford 4R100s, which are the successor of the E4OD and have significant similarities. The C6, A4OD, E4OD, and 4R100 are are all related to each other and are great heavy duty transmissions. A previous poster remarked that the transmission was automotive. Not really. It was always a heavy duty unit for heavier applications, and they have been built by Ford in so many ways to accommodate medium and heavy duty applications, like large passenger cars, all the way to use in the F-series, E-series, and F53 and F59. Ford hasn't used this transmission in a passenger car since maybe the very late 70s or early 80s. After that it was always in a heavy duty application. So going down the engine upgrade, I seem to remember back in the late 1970's or early 1980's some company in Detroit took a Dodge 440 and punched is 60 over, stroked it 1/2 inch, and came up with 511 CI. On the dyno they measured, if memory serves, about 475 HP, and 550 ft-lbs of torque (with AL intake, 800 or 850 Holly, good cam). So I think your numbers are reasonable. Too bad the gas engine manufacturers can't come up with an engine like that for our motor homes... Al
FloridaRosebud 10/28/21 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I always use the example of a Ford crate V-10 new used to cost about $10k (long block). A Cummins crate 8.1 is about $60k. So which one is going to cost more to fix? Also - the two RV repair shops I use have both said the same thing - a DP costs more to maintain and repair than a gasser. While some out there are DIY'ers or have been lucky, I'll go with what the experts say. Al
FloridaRosebud 10/22/21 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A quality

We bought a 2006 National SeaBreezeLX. 34 foot. Paid about $33k for it. Very, very clean. While we have had some issues, and I've upgraded suspension components for better handling, we now have a MH we both love, handles good, rides OK, and we are still under $50k. It seems like the craftsmanship on MH began to decline in the 2008-2009 time frame, and has continued its downward trend. So I'm partial to the older class A coaches.....my 2 cents, FWIW... BTW - way2roll's questions/comments are spot on. Al
FloridaRosebud 10/22/21 11:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: HOW did you choose your Class A ? ....

For us it was three things, floor plan, floor plan, and floor plan. The fact that it was a high quality coach (National RV) was icing on the cake. Al
FloridaRosebud 10/13/21 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
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