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RE: Ford V10 Triton

What Lumpty said is spot on. I have an 03 V10 and it has the full length spark plugs. Anything before that has the shorty plugs.
T18skyguy 03/31/22 10:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: thor vegas 25.6

Even if everything is off, there are parasitic drains such as the keep alive memory in the radio and other things like that. Also make sure if it has a heated mirror that the switch for it is turned off. You might consider a Trik L Start which feeds a small amount of current from the house batteries to the chassis battery to keep it's charge. You might also try a 12 volt ampmeter and put it around the red/positive wire on the battery and it will measure the resting draw.
T18skyguy 02/12/22 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: E-450 Stuck on Defrost Mode

If you can find a mechanic with a smoke machine, they can hook it up and the smoke will reveal the location of the leak. They can connect it to the hose on the brake booster or other places will work also. Or you can try the poor man's smoke machine.Blow smoke from a big ol cigar and have someone watch under the dash while you watch the engine compartment.
T18skyguy 02/06/22 08:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Searching for the new motorhome

I'm sort of in the same boat as you. My last rig was a 2017 32 foot Jayco with 2 slides. I was not that happy with the build quality,and the ride wasn't that bad, but I found the E450 chassis really strained with the weight of the slides, jack system, Hellwig springs and such. Then there were issues with the stretched frame and driveline vibrations. I sold and will go with either a Super C, or most likely a DP. I just want it too carry the weight with ease. It will be my last rig and I don't want any regrets like I had with the C.
T18skyguy 12/23/21 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which old motorhome to buy

There's a couple on youtube who did a schoolie conversion and they full time. The husband happened to be a diesel mechanic for a school district. He commented that if you get one, avoid any that have either a Mercedes or a Maxforce diesel.
T18skyguy 12/17/21 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AccessParks rant

It cost me $15 a month to make my phone a hotspot with T Mobile. It works great. Connect the phone to the laptop with a cable. Tap the hotspot function on the phone, and surf away. So much better than campground wifi and you can stop it when you don't want to pay for it anymore. Might be an option for you.
T18skyguy 11/14/21 10:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: class c with v10

If you get a 2017 and later, you get the 6 speed transmission instead of the 5 speed. Both are good transmissions, but the 6 speed I had was great. As Ron notes above, there is a lot to be said for a wheelbase that's not stretched; fewer driveshafts means less vibration issues, which can be troublesome to correct.
T18skyguy 11/09/21 06:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New wireless provider??

I've been happy with the T mobile 55+ for several years, but it seems that since the merger the reception at my home has gotten worse; calls breaking up and such. Google Fi has an interesting concept. As you drive around the phone can jump back and forth from two or maybe all three networks as needed, but it requires a special phone from them. Might give it a try.
T18skyguy 09/30/21 11:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Help understand what's going on with emails

From Google, "When you get a message, Gmail tries to guess what encoding the sender used so it can properly open and display the message. If Gmail guesses wrong, you usually end up with a screen of gibberish because the message wasn't translated properly from one encoding to the other" I suppose the other email clients would do the same. Strange things happen on the computer. :h
T18skyguy 08/09/21 07:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Fuel for Gassers

Why does premium fuel give more mileage and power? Richard Matt gave a very good answer and I'll add just a bit more. When engines are new, they usually don't ping even under high load and heat. But as they age,deposits build up on the top of the combustion chamber, valves, and pistons. These deposits raise the octane requirements because they take up space, and actually raise the compression ratio and the result is that the engine starts pinging on 87 octane. On cars, you usually see it start about 30-40 thousand miles. Engineers call it "Octane creep." So if you hear that rattling sound,you can move up to 89 octane to stop it if you'd like. Even though some manuals say light pinging is ok, myself I just want it stopped. I just give it what it wants. Higher octane doesn't really give you more power, it just stops the sensors from taking away power.
T18skyguy 07/25/21 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: T-Mobile Home Internet WOW!

I would like to ditch Comcast asap so thanks for that update. Here's an article from a guy who's been using it.
T18skyguy 05/25/21 11:06pm Technology Corner
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