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RE: I got the shakes

The shocks, springs, air bags, etc are not going to cause a vibration. Waste of money if they are good. Take it to a different tire shop and pay them to balance the tires, and yes, definitely find one with the Hunter Road Force balancer mentioned previously. When the other shop either fixes the balance or finds a bad tire, then take the bills back to the original installer.
blownstang01 09/16/19 05:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Jacks pro & con

I installed Bigfoot jacks on my 31'. Love them. Really adds in the stability when "walking around" inside. The big "feet" that they use haven't needed any additional blocking so far after 2 years use, although I do carry blocks in case. I bought mine on sale for $1,995 and installed them myself. If they were 2-3 times that cost, I probably could have lived without them, but very happy to have them.
blownstang01 09/15/19 02:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black tank line

Assuming this isn't a new unit, replace the valve. They are cheap and easy to replace, the gaskets get worn after a while and leak.
blownstang01 09/14/19 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Does this qualify as "sway"?

Look-e-lou ran out talent.
blownstang01 09/04/19 12:15pm Towing
RE: Ford Questions

jy is correct...but allow me to add to that. Tow/Haul not only changes the shift points of the transmission, allowing it to hold a gear longer for towing or hilly climbs, it also functions as a "transmission brake" when going downhill. jy mentions this as well. I recommend going to Ford website and you can download a PDF of the chassis owners manual, which should be a must for a chassis you are not familiar with. What he said ^^^^ Manual vvv 2014 F-53 Manual
blownstang01 09/04/19 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I-26 and I-40 Asheville questions.

A landslide has 74W closed. They are saying Wednesday to re-open...but that has changed from Monday and so on. Better check that it's open when you go, if you decide on that way. I am heading that way Friday to the Tail of the Dragon. I know that's not the route you asked about, just a heads up.
blownstang01 08/27/19 08:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Ford v10 serpentine belt replacement

I feel they are pretty easy to replace, your results may vary. Not required to go to the dealer, not many stock belts anymore anyway. Get a quality belt, I like Gates personally, Napa also good (and possibly made by gates). If the routing diagram sticker is missing under the hood, draw it on a piece of paper before taking it off, it's very easy to get it confused if you try and go by memory. While it's off check all the idler pulleys for excessive play or dragging in bearing, they are cheap and easy to replace now. Good Luck!
blownstang01 08/27/19 05:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: OK --- Guilty!

Yep ! We don't use Dawn, just because we haven't. We put in our dishwasher soap, Cascade. Always keeps the level sensors working and the smell down. It's the grease cutting agents in these type of soaps that keep the solids from forming. Good Advice.
blownstang01 08/25/19 07:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Genset randomly cutting out. Solved '06 Ford 6.8L

Great that you found it. That's one of those things that could take forever to "stumble on to". Good job !
blownstang01 08/20/19 07:30pm Tech Issues
RE: 2006 Grayhawk Ford e450 v-10: Power increase

re: 5 Star Tune.. would like to hear from anyone who has installed it on a class c. I have it on mine. Really helped the transmission, firmer more positive shifts, and less gear hunting. It definitely has more power too, how much ? Negligible maybe, you won't necessarily feel it in the seat of your pants but once you get to a familiar hill or highway, you'll realize that yes it has more power. Mileage was improved maybe slightly, .5 mpg or so, but absolutely scoots up the hills better. A good tune will absolutely not decrease engine life, Mike @ 5-Star knows these coaches and has the tune dialed in. Personally , I doubt you'll regret it. Edit: Also, if you ever decide to upgrade the exhaust, air intake, etc, Mike can email you an updated tune to reflect the changes.
blownstang01 08/14/19 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: 2006 Grayhawk Ford e450 v-10: Power increase

I have an 11-ton diesel that pulls Donner Summit in 12th gear and 75 mph. That said don't ask about price, near-insane amount of time and effort. My experience with exhaust headers is They char everything around them They leak Run the rig through a splat of cold water and snap-po a crack Triple jointed tools needed to change spark plugs Oh joy! A $130 set of Jacobs super-insulated spark plug wires is in your future Mouse milk improvement in power. jcobs I hear what you're saying, and you're old school. But, headers on a Ford V-10 are no where near the plugs and wires. The Banks headers and exhaust really wake the V-10 up (We installed a ton of them), but Bank's sure is proud of his products. Hard to swallow $2,500-$3,000 on headers and exhaust, plus installation, IMO.
blownstang01 08/14/19 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: What is the hierarchy of Gulfstreams?

Here is a downloadable brochure for the 2004 Crescendo .... Click. Just going by the last page of the brochure, the Crescendo is the bottom in the Diesel lineup. Looks like it goes, Scenic Cruiser, Friendship G7, Atrium Yellowstone, then Crescendo. Not sure that matters or not though. Good Luck !
blownstang01 08/13/19 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stabilizing a Class C

I installed Bigfoot Levelers on our 31' Winnebago C, Love Them ! Previously,without jacks my 14 year old son who sleeps in the over the cab bunk who rock the whole RV while turning over in his sleep. Now, it's quite solid. Obviously, the leggo blocks worked fine, but Bigfoot had a sale and I'm very happy I did them.
blownstang01 08/07/19 02:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class c overhead marker lights/lens

Any truck supply place. Nothing special or specific about them.
blownstang01 08/06/19 01:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Titan Cummins Diesel option axed for 2020

I think the XD is going to keep failing until Nissan finally stops telling truck buyers what they need and start giving them what they want. Nissan keeps saying that most "3/4 ton" HD truck buyers don't need that much capability or that much power. While this is true, but most HD truck buyers want the capability with full floating axles and the power of a big engine. This is why the big three are giving buyers both with bigger more powerful engines and and beefier truck components. Then again, this is not the first time a foreign truck make tried to tell the US truck market what it needs and then went the way of the dodo or had to finally give buyers what they wanted with a major redesign before they had any meaningful sales numbers. It also doesn't help that this truck has a front end that only a mother could love. Spot on. Every time any manufacturer told the public what they "need" has failed miserably.
blownstang01 08/06/19 01:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV lifestyle...

Different strokes.. We pull in, hit the leveler button, hook up water/elec/sewer, open slide, always open the awning and set the picnic table under it and that's it, 10 minutes tops. The grill, chairs, etc come out as needed. Conversely, we have a relative we camp with bring everything that isn't bolted down at home and put it all out including toys, games, etc. I don't judge them, I just grab a beer and sit in one of their chairs and watch for the couple hours it takes them to set up.
blownstang01 07/31/19 12:45pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Plastic wheel well trim looks horrible

I'm not sure by the photo, but is that black molded plastic that was not originally painted ? If so, this stuff works great Mothers, Back to Black
blownstang01 07/30/19 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: What is an F53 motorhome

As Nick said, F53 is the chassis built by Ford that many (All ??)gas RV builders use.Don't get too hung up on issues though, they're hundreds of thousands of them out there. So every time a class A has any kind of problem, of course it's and F53 chassis. The diesel pushers have a couple different chassis manufacturer's. But if you look at gas, this is what you get. F53-Click
blownstang01 07/23/19 03:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Dumping Tanks in an Empty Full Service Site

I don't see the problem. If you paid to use the campground, you paid to use the dump station. Whether you use an empty full hookup site or the dump station is immaterial unless you're blocking someone who paid for the site from pulling in. Ditto.
blownstang01 07/22/19 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Brake Issues & Tire Issues

Brakes, As some have said, make sure to check the rears are working properly. Also, (I'll probably get jumped on here for this :) ) but "Duralast" rotors are absolute junk. I'm surprised any professional shop uses parts from Autozone. They are the cheapest made parts available. Get some quality rotors, Like Raybestos, Wagner, etc. Personally, I run EBC pads (green)...but the Raybestos ones they used are good too.
blownstang01 07/22/19 05:40am Class C Motorhomes
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