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RE: Interstate 80 through Pennsylvania

Towed across I-80 many times. including trips with a 20,000lb GCW V10 Class C towing a race car trailer. A few moderate grades; heading west the first one from about 15 miles into PA from Scotrun to 380, about 5 miles. Then a lot of rolling ones for 180 miles with the next pull being west of Clearfield, where the interstate does get to that mentioned 2200' elevation at the PA153 exit before DuBois. Things get flatter after that in the western part of the state.
Lumpty 08/19/23 05:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2005 E450 Ford V10 intermittent misfires

Some decent info so far, some not. The E-Series never got the 3-valve heads with the sticky plugs. The doghouse isn't wide enough for that V10 version. Also, an '04 chassis should have the PI heads with added threads. That said, when changing plugs, torque is critical to have them not loosen and spit. The internet consensus when I researched before doing mine was 28 ft-lbs dry. I will also second the probable issue is a bad coil. I had one go bad on a trip, and got to change it in an Advance Auto Parts parking lot in Virginia Beach after V-9'ing over and through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at about 75k miles. A few months and 3k miles later, an intermittent skip at idle after decel started, and I sucked it up and changed all the coils and did plugs at the same time. In an E-Series, definitely not a faint of heart job. Took me 6 hours, and every combination of 1/4" and 3/8" extensions, universals, wobbles ratchets I had. I was able to get the torque wrench on every plug.
Lumpty 08/07/23 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Where do you put your trash can?

In our Ford chassis Class C we have a regular size plastic tall kitchen trash can that fits between the front seats on the floor. That’s always been the trash location, originally using a little bathroom sized container, until we realized a big one would fit. A Sprinter cab is usually more open to the house than with Fords or Chevys, but that spot works for us great.
Lumpty 08/01/23 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Jolt on 2017 Ford E450 V10 with only 6,300 miles

My guess is something driveshaft related, either the slip yoke at the transmission connection, or on many long wheelbase trucks there is a constant-velocity joint in the center, or a carrier bearing there, that may have some play.
Lumpty 08/01/23 07:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Didn't Think Much of These - Screws Under Vinyl Insert Trim

All the screws were there when I replaced that vinyl trim on my Class C a couple of years ago. The problem was that while the trim was in OK condition, the motorhome had been built in July in the heat of the summer, and the trim pulled super tight before being screwed in at each end. Every winter in the cold northeast it shrank and pulled out of the track. As it got older, what little elasticity it had got less and less, and eventually it just wouldn’t stay in. This led to a couple of times it completely coming out of the track while driving, coincidentally each occasion being in busy conditions on I-294 going around Chicago. Fun times to pull over and pop it back in by hand. When I replaced both sides, I did it in 50-55 degree weather, and did not stretch it at all. Holding up fine. The original install was yet another example of the fine workmanship we’ve all experienced.
Lumpty 04/07/23 08:55pm General RVing Issues
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