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RE: Dynamax Isata F-series

Ebay saved search for "Isata IF-255" "Isata 25 foot" and "Isata F-550 motorhome".
Jarlaxle 06/18/21 01:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I Should be Dead...The importance of a TPMS

TPMS might not have helped. I had a tire come apart on a car trailer-took off the fender by snapping the bolts, and bent the fender. (It was heavy, galvanized steel-I had to clamp it to a welding table and bend it back to reinstall it.) TPMS would have made no difference...because the despite peeling off the tread, the tire still held 65psi.
Jarlaxle 06/18/21 01:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: F550 based class C?

Around 2005 the cab has to be removed to work on the back of the engine on Ford diesel PUs. All the more reason to get V10 power.
Jarlaxle 06/16/21 05:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Oh, it is. All post-2007 diesels are horrible.
Jarlaxle 06/15/21 10:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Drive Like LIGHTNING - Brian Setzer
Jarlaxle 06/15/21 08:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Makes a lot of sense. What kind of tranny did it come with? C6 or a newer 5-speed automatic? RE: ---------------------------- Low mileage but probably 8-10,000 engine hours...which, as long as it has been serviced, it not that big a deal. I wouldn't be shocked if it needed front end work, if it saw bad roads. If it's original, I wouldn't be surprised to need a transmission soon. 4R100 automatic.
Jarlaxle 06/15/21 08:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Song Post - Part Three

PLEASE, Mister Postman - The Marvelettes
Jarlaxle 06/14/21 08:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Another vehicle to look at would be a used Party Bus,I encountered one at a dump station,It had a bathroom,holding tanks and fresh water tank. One less thing to build into your conversion. Just one example That is frequently a porta-potty, rather than an RV-style toilet & holding tank.
Jarlaxle 06/14/21 08:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Does this have any potential? What are some issues to expect with a 1999 Ford diesel, etc. Or is this a bad idea and something newer makes more sense? https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/listing/1999-Ford-F550+XLT-5016668787 Crazy low mileage for a '99, plus it has (in my opinion) one of the 2 best diesel engines ever put into a truck. As for price, that's up to you. Best of luck in your venture! Low mileage but probably 8-10,000 engine hours...which, as long as it has been serviced, it not that big a deal. I wouldn't be shocked if it needed front end work, if it saw bad roads. If it's original, I wouldn't be surprised to need a transmission soon. Throw a cam position sensor (about $30, try to avoid Chinesium) in the glove box and you should be good.
Jarlaxle 06/14/21 08:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gotta Roll With the Punches

Download a white-noise track to your phone or computer. Hook it up to a speaker (<$20 if you don't have one) and set it to play on a repeating loop all night.
Jarlaxle 06/13/21 05:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Shuttle bus conversion

Krystal built on F-550 chassis (many were luxury coaches, sold as the "Limo-Bus") for 20 years. Goshen-Supreme, Thor/Eldorado, Turtle Top, Champion, and Glaval built on MDT chassis...I have seen Internationals, GMC C5500s, Ford F-650s, and Freightliners. (Note that these are standard medium-duty trucks underneath aside from the rear HVAC, and any truck shop can service them.)
Jarlaxle 06/13/21 05:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2021 Ford E-Series No V-10

Meh, I owned a 6.0 for 10 years & never had an engine related issue, but then again I never chipped or modified the powertrain in any way. The 1st year of them (2003) Ford cheaped out on the IH spec'd injectors. I would say the 6.0 was a horrible engine to hot rod. For years every time I was at a fuel pump & someone else was there with another 6.0 I would ask them if they had lots of issues, it was very rare I ever encountered someone who said they did and 99% of those guys were running chipped trucks. . We’ve got a bunch of 6.0 Fords, never had a lick of problem with ANY of them, but then again we maintain them, properly. A local diesel specialty shop near here our mechanics use have always said, the most abusive thing you can do to a diesel pickup is to leave it idling, or putting around, they need to WORK!! I personally think the 6.0 PowerStroke ‘story’ is much like the Pinto ‘story’. The truth is the Pinto was safer than the competitions models. No, the 6.doh was a terd, from the first to the last. Yes, you could make it sorta, kinda, almost reliable if you spend a pile of money to tear into it and re-engineer out the many problems...but it's still an inherently poor design. I watched the 6.doh turn two companies from all-Ford fleets to never buying diesel Fords again.
Jarlaxle 06/12/21 02:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: rv tires

You don't need "motorhome" tires. A truck tire will work fine.
Jarlaxle 06/12/21 02:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New again, remind me

Avoid any post-2007 diesel. This is part of what I was looking for. But why? What are we avoiding here? Emission controls. Exactly, and because of all that they are far more reliable and better mileage. Pablum. The emission diesels are far LESS reliable than the pre-2007 engines. The local Ryder shop had to add a shift-not a mechanic, a full shift-to deal with the emission system problems.
Jarlaxle 06/07/21 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New again, remind me

Avoid any post-2007 diesel. This is part of what I was looking for. But why? What are we avoiding here? Horrible, sometimes-unfixable, and wallet-shattering problems with the emission systems. My company is over $50,000 in repairs as of May 31, for six trucks. One seems unfixable...it has >100,000 miles on the CEL, nobody (including Cummins) can keep it off more than 2 days.
Jarlaxle 06/06/21 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Braking system required?

The issue is that the question is a bit more complex then one might think, and comes up here often. There are some State laws that are very clear about towing trailers based on the weight of the trailer For example one site I checked says that for Texas you are supposed to have breaks if your trailer is over 4,500# - what's not called out specifically is when does a towed vehicle qualify (if at all) as a trailer. This is where it gets a bit crazy so I am not going to debate that aspect. But for me I'd say anything I tow behind my motorhome is a trailer (for me). So when I had my ATV trailer I had breaks, chains and breakaway system. When I pull my boat, same thing. For for my Jeep I'd want those same features, again this is for me - as the laws can be interpreted different. Your question won't generate a specific yes or no answer regarding at what weight should you have brakes based on the motorhome hitch or capacity. Yep more grey area, isn't this fun? ;) Some of the various State rules get into your ability to stop at a certain distance. Again your question would seem like a simple answer should be available, but I've never found it. My Winnebago owners manual doesn't address it either. To be honest it's going to come down to your own judgement, some basic understanding of your State laws and risk potential. You could talk to the Texas Highway Patrol and they might help you, or you might get more run around. I really wish there was one clean cut answer to give you. If it helps, and you want some good material to put you to sleep here is the RVIA Trailer Brake Requirements by State. If a trailer weighs XX lbs, and a toad also weighs XX lbs, even if the state law is vague, the laws of physics still apply. A fact that as a former insurance agent, I am sure insurance companies would be quick to note as they happily deny your claim. To me, the risk/reward is out of balance. This is bordering on deliberate disinformation.
Jarlaxle 06/05/21 01:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: Braking system required?

In NYS any trailer rated 2,000 lbs needs to have brakes (the last time I checked the NTDIT web site) I'm sorry, but that is not possible. The vast majority of small boat trailers, small utility trailers, and all single-axle U-Haul trailers (all over 2000lbs GVWR-the smallest is 2500lbs) have no brakes.
Jarlaxle 06/05/21 01:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Dance To The MUSIC - Sly & the Family Stone
Jarlaxle 06/04/21 12:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

And yet ANOTHER one today...a shutdown due to a DEF system problem, AFTER burning a bunch of fuel going into re-gen mode for an hour. That makes three trucks, three different engine manufacturers (Cummins L9, Detroit Diesel DD13, Volvo D13), three trucks out of service for emission problems.
Jarlaxle 06/04/21 12:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Need to update your signature. :D
Jarlaxle 06/03/21 11:18am Tow Vehicles
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