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RE: Class C Aluminum Wheels

Also, the Alcoa wheel is hub centric now, correct ? I would not want to install a set of lug centric wheels on an rv , as most aftermarket wheels are.
bobndot 02/23/21 11:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: ccc for coach house 241xlst

for an approx. wt. Take the GVWR, Subtract the unloaded weight with full D fuel @ 7# per gal, LP @ 4.2# per gal, water 8,3#, subtract the number of adults it can sleep (approx. 155# pp) your result is the approx. CCC. cargo carrying capacity
bobndot 02/22/21 12:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Removing factory silicone sealant

On horizontal surfaces use Dicor self leveling. On vertical surfaces , I switched from Proflex to 3m 4000 uv. It is very uv resistant and a lot easier to apply than the Proflex. Both last and work well but you need to use ‘brite white’ in Proflex otherwise it will tend to yellow. The 3m goes on easier, it makes a nice even line when you use a wet finger to smooth it. Apply a fine mist of denatured alcohol to the caulking bead using the spray bottle. The alcohol keeps the caulk from sticking. Use your index finger to smooth the bead of caulking with your finger before the alcohol evaporates
bobndot 02/21/21 08:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Review on the new 7.3 Ford V*

Have a 2021 Sunseeker 3010DS with the 7.3 engine. I get 11.1 mpg driving 60 mph for the first 1125 miles i have driven her. Has 6 speed transmission. It's hilly here in Virginia, your mileage may vary :) Jimbo How did you calculate the 11.1 mpg . Is that a Scan Gauge number , while you are driving ?
bobndot 02/19/21 09:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Review on the new 7.3 Ford V*

I met a few small "one-man" rv repair dealerships over the years and they told me how they have to tweak all new rvs that are shipped to them. If you find an rv on a dealers lot all ready to go, then you have to give the dealership the credit for providing a livable unit, all ready to go. Not all dealers will take that much 'needed step' to provide a concrete unit. Just a reminder to new buyers: Expect the additional cost for battery replacement. Don't forget these rv's built today will drain the chassis battery to zero while sitting idle on a dealers lot. Doing that can lessen the life of a battery. Keep an eye on your new battery unless you know for sure that it was installed fresh in your rv or if they disconnected the cable allowing to keep its charge ! A good service manager should make sure that is followed through with. But in real rv life...don't bet on it ! They will just throw a charger on a dead battery if they know you are coming to see it, then it becomes your problem when you have to replace it earlier than expected.
bobndot 02/19/21 09:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Surge protector and water filters

There does seem to be a bit of confusing misinformation out there. Im not an electrician but CG’s need to update their old elec systems if they plan on charging rv’ers to stay with them without damaging their new expensive rv’s due to low voltage at a given pedestal. The CG will not repair or replace appliances that become burnt out bc their elec system is sub-par but they want my money to stay with them . I have used my Autoformer a dozen times , only after asking the CG owners and never been refused. Autoformers are different than autotransformers and as far as i know, the jury is still out and will probably still be out on this one. There is so much debating going on about this topic that i stopped reading about it and just use it after asking. I want to protect my rv and feel i dont have any other choice but to ask to use it . It was explained to me that a voltage booster converts amps to volts. The breaker on the pole regulates the maximum amount of power you are able to draw, it would be impossible to use more power than what is offered.
bobndot 02/17/21 09:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Surge protector and water filters

Sometimes CG's don't have enough juice, I use an Autoformer to boost the voltage but I surge protect it with an SSP30x between the pedestal and Hughes then between the Hughes and rv I use a Surge Guard 34930. I was advised to surge protect the Hughes then once the voltage is boosted I surge protect the rv. The Hughes itself only has minimal surge protection built in. Read MEXICOWANDERER https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28305082/print/true.cfm
bobndot 02/16/21 08:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Charge Solenoid Location on 2021 E-450

See if there is s metal cover thats screwed in place on the left side somewhere near the entrance step battery, if not behind the left riser. That’s a common solenoid and BIM location bc it’s a short run to the battery and it’s a dry location.
bobndot 02/16/21 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tire Valve Stems and Monitoring Class C

here is an old Dodge wheel swap info thread https://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php?topic=4960.0
bobndot 02/15/21 07:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tire Valve Stems and Monitoring Class C

here are some rvnet threads on the subject to maybe offer some info. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28391723/print/true.cfm https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28653889/print/true.cfm
bobndot 02/13/21 02:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: It fits....

My friend did that conversion last year. It took months and $17k to convert it. It does not handle as well as a spyder , you have to take it slower with the duals on the rear.
bobndot 02/12/21 07:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smell in vent when Heater is running

In a new furnace it takes awhile to break in and you will get a burn-off odor. On an older already broken in furnace it could be a dead mouse.
bobndot 02/12/21 07:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heat not coming on

Hmm, very spooky. Things like that usually happen in Salem. :)
bobndot 02/11/21 06:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: It fits....

This company does a front wheel conversion just like spyder. IMO, rear wheel conversions are less safe. Tilting Motor Works TRiO kit includes everything you need to convert your Indian. Once equipped with a TRiO™ your iconic Indian will still handle exactly like the classic bike it is, but now with added traction, enhanced stability and better cornering. In addition, two front wheels means better braking and more speed through the curves.
bobndot 02/11/21 12:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/rv-tow-bar-comparison-guide-a/599.htm If you go to YouTube, you can view the operational videos of the various tow-bars, that might help you decide which locking system might be better for you. type in " blue ox towing part 2 towing hookup" is a good one that explains the operation. It helps for the rv and toad to be on level ground and in-line straight to hitch/unhitch. I like both my bars to click and lock when I hitch up. Most people get by just having one bar lock and the other falls into place when you start to drive. If that's the case, you need to turn the toad steering wheel slightly towards the unlocked bar, as you pull the rv forward that unlocked bar will lock into place as soon as you pull forward. 500 miles is a full days drive I don't see that being any kind of issue of a restart. My automatic Chev Sonic has a 200 mi restart and I do that at fuel stops or a rest stop walk-a-round. 200 mi is 3.5 hrs of driving which is time for my young body to take a break. When I gas up the rv I sometimes have to wait for a pump that allows me full drive-thru without having the fear of having to backup to get out of a crowded gas station . You can't backup with a toad, always be sure that you can 'escape the pump'. :)
bobndot 02/10/21 09:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 6 liter V8 Chevy Vortec question

You only need one step? Gee lol Its a 12v elevator step. :B
bobndot 02/09/21 12:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

You need to find which tow bar mfg makes a mount for the car you choose. You will be offered a choice as to the 12v hookup. I hardwired my cord and store it under the engine hood , zip tied and coiled in place. That way i cant forget or lose it. I use a brake buddy II , that way i can swap it on any car. Lights, running , brake and directions. i drilled holes inside the rear taillight housing to accept a simple 1157 bulb thats wired to my cord that i plug into my rv. If im running at night, i turn on the cars running lights as well to give addition running lights. I also ran a charge line to charge my cars battery. I need to keep the ignition to the acc position while towing. My car battery remains fully charged and i do not need to pull any fuses doing it the way i did. Try to mount the break-a-way connector in a place where it wont get smashed by someone backing into your car while parking. Sometimes installers mount them so far out ahead of the front bumper where they get broken.
bobndot 02/09/21 12:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 6 liter V8 Chevy Vortec question

I ran a 2004 6.0 gasser with a tc all loaded was approx 10,700 and had zero issues hauling up hills and that was a 4 spd tranny. The newer 6.0 has more hp, more tranny gears and a 4.56 rear. I towed 2500# utility trailer and that was fine too. Expect it to rev high going up steep grades, that 6.0 is built to scream, you wont hurt it.
bobndot 02/08/21 02:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to get an RV up a steep drive way

I would take the new rv and try it before i bought it,,You mite try Air Bags. My 30 footer used to clear my driveway at 1 in .but with Airbags i now have 6 in more.i can keep the tow bar on and its off the ground at 18 in. I did the same using AirLift bags and they only raised my already sitting level 24’ C 1/2”. It was explained to me by Two AB companies that AB’s are designed to raise a sagging vehicle back up to level . Before you install a set of AB’s to try to solve a scrapping clearance issue , i would make a few calls. I tried the wireless onboard compressor and it was leaking from day one. I got a full refund on parts and installation a few weeks later. Total was $1700. Wireless compressor model is expensive. A truck spring shop can install spacers and that will raise it to what you need. The overall height of the rv as well. Its possible that you might feel crosswinds a little more.
bobndot 02/08/21 11:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Updated and solved...Door lock Trimark 30-1050/030-2650

Good job, tnx. for the info and link.
bobndot 02/07/21 12:38pm Class C Motorhomes
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