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RE: Discovered a serious problem

Forest River Class C’s use Azdel composite in the laminated walls, not luan, so there shouldn’t be anything to rot or delaminate, as it’s impervious to water and will not swell. A picture is needed of the affected area. I have an 11+ y.o. Forest River Class C with almost 100k miles that’s been outside every day since it’s been built, and the house is solid, with just regular body seam maintenance.
Lumpty 09/09/22 07:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: "Godzilla" Ford V 8

If someone has only ever twisted their Ford V10 to 3500rpm max, that’s one slow ride. The one in my E450 cutaway in normal driving will generally upshift at 4k. Any hill will drop it from 5th to 4th, with an rpm jump from 2500 to 4000. It has had numerous foot to the floor moves where the 5R110 will shift at 5000. The Coyote in my F150 rips upshifts at 5900. In Mustangs, the same motor with different cams is redlined at 7000. But back to the Godzilla, it was my understanding too the HD and light duty versions make the same power, just on a different ratings scale for each. And I’ll bet the transmissions WOT shift at the same 5500 rpm or higher in either too.
Lumpty 09/05/22 05:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

I have a Sam’s Club branded MasterCard that doubles as my membership card there, that gives me 5% back on gas purchases anywhere. So for every $5/gallon, I’m getting back 25 cents. On a $175 motorhome fill, that’s $8.75. They used to do payouts only at your anniversary date, but recently changed to be able to access the rewards monthly. I just use the card to buy gas, and typically get several hundred dollars a year back in my pocket.
Lumpty 06/30/22 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Baltimore/washington Parkway with a 5th wheel tralier

Since the Baltimore tunnels are a no-no with propane, I will do the Key Bridge and 695, then get on I-97. From there, that runs straight into MD 3, which is about 10 miles of not a freeway but usually moves well. Then, depending on the time of day and traffic, either use US50 to cut west back to the 95/495 Beltway, or continue down US301 and the Nice Bridge over the Potomac, and pick up 95 just north of Richmond.
Lumpty 06/17/22 03:03am Roads and Routes
RE: Ford V10 Triton

The V10 got the 2v “PI” heads in ‘03, which raised HP to 310 in the A chassis and 305 in E-Series cutaways. Those heads also increased the spark plug hole thread count. BTW, consensus is 28 ft-lbs dry cold torque is a set and forget amount of twist when replacing the plugs. In the ‘05 model year is when the 5R110 was introduced. Given the incomplete chassis inventories, the safe year for those would be ‘06. The 3v heads I believe ended up in the Class A chassis starting in ‘09. Again, the safe year looking for that would be 2010. The early years of those heads had some issues with plugs breaking on removal. More recently, the 6R140 trans was added (guessing 2017-18?).
Lumpty 03/23/22 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving tomorrow 13 degrees.

I have made two trips to Florida most winters in my Sunseeker Class C from northern NJ since 2013. There have been a couple of times where I have not dewinterized until there (it was single digits when departing - I'd have gotten frostbite on my fingers), but have successfully flushed the tank and piping as well as filled up with fresh water with the NJ weather at home an ambient 20 degrees but at least sunny. I do have the advantage of the water tank located within the house under the bed, and holding tanks enclosed above the chassis frame rails beneath the bedroom and bathroom floor(s). Driving down the road, exhaust and rear axle heat will convect very well up through the floor, so no freezing issues at pretty much any east coast outside temp. When stopping overnight, I always have the goal of getting south enough to be above freezing. That hasn't always been the case, but with where my tanks are as well as running the house furnace, which has perforated ducts through the holding tank area, I've never had any issue even with temps in the low 20's. I've also stuck a ceramic heater in the compartment where the water pump and low point drain plumbing is in super cold weather; there's an exterior 110v outlet not far away, routing the power cord through the door only latching one side, and run the generator overnight to blast the plumbing with heat. That arrangement I'd guesstimate would be good down to about 0 degrees in mine.
Lumpty 02/26/22 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BEST way to get to Myrtle Beach from Boston MA by CAR

Some tips for specific geographies, the NYC one very much car only due to low parkway bridges: Around NYC: 684 south, to the Saw Mill Parkway to 287. Saves more than a few miles in Westchester County. Then, across the Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo Bridge, take the Palisades Parkway south to Fort Lee, picking up I-95 just onto the NJ side of the GWB, then a few miles to the NJ Turnpike. For the "DMV", with this route getting fine-tuned via needing to use 695 and the Key Bridge due to the Baltimore Tunnel Restrictions, take I-97 south of Baltimore, then continue on MD 3. That route turns into US 301, which has traffic lights but will move generally way better than 95, go over the Nice Bridge into VA, and follow 301 until it turns into VA 207 at Bowling Green, and then only about 10-12 miles to I-95 at Ruther Glen, MP 104 just north of Richmond. Unless it is very much off-hours, I will drive around DC via that route. Very direct too, which negates much of the time lost on MD 3 and US301 at the traffic lights, irrespective of any traffic on 95, which frequently makes this way quicker.
Lumpty 02/13/22 05:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Gas cards and any tips for the full time class a diesel

A Sam’s Club branded MasterCard is 5% off of fuel, payable in an annual cash back award.
Lumpty 02/07/22 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank Valve/Discharge Under Coach Rather Than In A Bay?

As a FYI, Forest River Sunseeker and Forester Class C's built since the 2010 or so timeframe have compartment-enclosed dump valves. My '11 also has a removable screw cap in the floor of the nyloplast compartment floor to run a stinky slinky through for full hook-up connection routing. The black and gray tanks themselves are located above the chassis frame and the bedroom/bathroom floor(s), in the mid to rear section of the house in a step-up area inside. So, there are at least a few C's out there
Lumpty 02/01/22 05:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The RV Demand Continues

Clicked on a Camping World ad that showed up in my email, since I have used them for a few on-line parts purchases where amazingly they were cheaper than PPL or Amazon. Clicked on the “motorized” RV sales link, just to get a chuckle at the advertised prices. Given the state of the market, I’m in no hurry to replace my current Class C, but at going on 11 years old and pushing 100k miles, I will want to at some point in the future. They’re clearly trying to draw in the noobs, offering a $2k discount on a $100k sticker entry-level 24’-er. Sounds great in the context of a $20k deal for an economy car. Wonder what would happen making an offer at the 30-33% off price many/most of us bought our current units for?
Lumpty 12/15/21 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Changing a tire yourself

Luckily never had a flat on the current Class C, but have rotated a 6 tires a few times. To do so requires jacking opposite diagonal corners up. I use my 3-ton floor jack under the axle corner, and a 6-ton bottle jack under the front Twin-I beam. Each only has to be lifted enough to daylight under the tires. The bottle jack lives in the motorhome, along with the appropriate socket, 1/2” drive extension and breaker bar. If I had to change a tire on the road I could do it easily.
Lumpty 10/26/21 05:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Handling “hard dried stuff” in the black tank ?

Buy some ice, like at least 30 lbs worth. Dump it down the toilet into the black tank. Add a little water. Also pour down the hole a lot of liquid laundry detergent. Then, go for a spirited, bumpy and curvy road drive. Afterwards. let it sit for an hour or two, then dump. That should get all the petrified poop out.
Lumpty 10/12/21 07:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mildew

I have MaxAir covers over all my roof vents which are open when the RV is not in use. Anytime expect the heat of summer, I will use multiple DampRid tubs to suck the moisture out of the inside air. During winter, I'll change them out every couple of months. I also leave cabinet doors, the fridge and microwave open. Never had any mold/mildew issues, even living in the northeast with a lot of humidity and temperature swings.
Lumpty 10/04/21 06:12pm General RVing Issues
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