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RE: Exhaust brake quit working

Lets try this again! Need some help. Cummins 400 isl, spartan chasis 2006 travel supreme. I guess next will be taking it to a tech! First, Brett and Larry know much more about exhaust brakes than I do. That said, when my 2005 400ISL exhaust brake failed after about ten years, on the theory that brakes are important, I replaced it with an upgraded model.
Crespro 10/28/22 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is It Worth It?

We are half towing and half not towing and pull a 14.6K fifth wheel. We went with gas (7.3L and 4.30 axle, 26K GCWR) and it works fine for us. I agree that a larger RV should be pulled by a diesel. With the 10 speed, we downshift a lot, but it pulls fine up the hills. We are 22.6K combined, with about 15% reserve margin. A diesel would have a much larger reserve. I am comfortable with 15%, but understand many who would prefer 40% reserve margin.
Crespro 06/23/22 02:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: best route to yosemite

Driving 36 foot DP with tow. Need the best route from LA to Yosemite. Thanx in advance. Early May drove I-5 to 99 to 41 to Coarsegold. Some construction north of Bakersfield. Drove 41 to I-5 on return.
Crespro 06/02/22 05:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2022 Zephyr or Cornerstone - Which Should I Buy?

I, too, appreciate all the insights and how Prevost is better than the 2nd tier options. That being said - no one has taken a stab at answering questions around ride quality for the Zephyr vs Entegra or say a London Aire. I can appreciate that Prevost are the top of the line chassis option. Also, how can all the non-Prevost options be unsafe? I’m also looking to do ~10k miles / year. Dad, mom, two year old, and another on the way. This would be for traveling around in luxury. Thank you all for the discussion! Hi Keith, Let me offer a few thoughts. We have had three Class A RV's and drove them with our gals over the full lower 48. Our last one was a 40DP bought new in 2005 and sold in 2017. We now have a fifth wheel with many upgrades. We also have weathered the experience of children and grandchildren toddlers. In your shoes, I would have the following list of items to handle the needs of two toddlers for beds, playroom and bathrooms: 1. Two Bedrooms 2. Two Bathrooms 3. Stacked Washer-Dryer -- Rebuild Master Closet 4. Residential Refrigerator 5. Dishwasher -- Rebuild Island. All new countertops. 6. Instahot Water The only RV that meets these specs is a Grand Design Momentum 397THS-R. You can see an example on changinglanesRV.com with Chad and Tara. I understand the joy of driving a Class A with a 400ISL. But this is not compatible with the safety and child seats of a newborn and a two-year-old. The newborn should have a reverse position on a child seat until age two. The two year old will need a child seat when traveling. A crew cab F-350 DRW provides a much safer solution. I know the truck and fifth wheel is not as quick to load and set up, but suggest you might consider this. The toy hauler enables you to have a bedroom with crib, changing table, toddler bed and playroom. If you choose this option, you will want to set a goal of 250 to 300 miles per day, with stops every hour or two. Use Google to locate a convenient big box store. You will need to hire a cabinet person to do the mods for the stacked washer-dryer and dishwasher. I did this on our RV for the Bosch dishwasher, the Miele stacked washer dryer and the Instahot, but you will be doing a larger mod. I would let DW pick out all of the countertops. The truck would be as follows: Ford F-350 1. Diesel Engine 2. IFS -- 4x2 3. DRW 4. Fifth Wheel Prep 5. Six Camera Mod The IFS is important. While we have an F-250 with the 7.3 gas engine, my wife thinks the seat position and ride is very close to the comfort of our 40DP. We bought the 4x2 for this reason. I understand this is a different plan, but suggest it fits much better for a family with two young children. Best, Charles P.S. For what it is worth, I looked very hard at 45DP's in 2019, before we decided to buy the fifth wheel. I have not driven them, but looked carefully at the Essex, Zephyr and Cornerstone (and Anthem). If I were selecting a 45DP, it would be a Cornerstone. If you are interested in that, read the review of a 2016 model by Mark Q.
Crespro 04/10/22 08:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide design by Grand Design

Chad of changinglanesRV.com has a Momentum and has a mod that permits extension of one slide.
Crespro 04/03/22 07:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing performance - F150 vs F250

Most everyone wants reserves. The F-250 with 7.3 gas and 4.30 is rated for 15K conventional and 19K fifth wheel (26K GVCR). It tows a 15K fifth wheel fine, but you would have generous reserves at 10K.
Crespro 03/07/22 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas Engine - Fill It Up

This question is a bit tongue 'n cheek. I've traded my diesel for a gasser. It's been so easy to pull thru truck stops to get fuel. Now what?? Any tips on finding gas in locations that are easy to pull thru while towing a 5th? We refuel before each trip. If I need to refuel while hitched, I have a list of truck stops for the major highways in our state. You should be able to find truck stops on any Interstate freeway with a Google search before the trip.
Crespro 11/30/21 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
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