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RE: Deep Cycle Battery Suggestions

Keep it simple. 2 AGM batteries, Either 6V or 12V.
dodge guy 10/28/20 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv length

If they say 45ft that's the RV length. Some will say 100ft pull through, or whatever the length of the pull through is.
dodge guy 10/27/20 09:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TT Lengths

My Cherokee TT was a 32B the box length was 31ft 6in and total length was 35. Our MH is a 350 TS (Triple Slide) total length is 36ft 6in. FWIW, whatever length TT you think you want add 3-4 feet because that will be what you end up trading it in on in a year or 2!
dodge guy 10/27/20 09:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying New Class A Questions

Not sure if it’s possible with those years but I would limit myself to something without DEF. Anyone know when DEF made it into the MH chassis?
dodge guy 10/27/20 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Found a unicorn

Yep. Hard to believe he dealer ordered something like this that may not sell quick?! You lucked out.
dodge guy 10/24/20 10:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford V10 vs Chevy Gas

The plug issue was fixed in 2003. After that no plug issues. The F53 got the 3 valve when it came out in the chassis around 06 or 07? The Eseries kept the 2 valve. The 3 valve V-10 had 362HP and 457TQ. Ford dominated the market for years and now is the only manuf offering a class A MH chassis. This is why there are so many more V-10's out there.
dodge guy 10/24/20 10:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weak headlights

Found some LED replacement headlamps on Amazon. We'll see how it goes! I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
dodge guy 10/22/20 11:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing a fridge.....

Be careful. Some built in chargers will boil the batteries. Best thing to do is attach a battery maintainer. Disconnect the negative cable and put the clamps on the posts. Maintainers will keep the batteries charged without cooking them.
dodge guy 10/22/20 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air for tires on Type A

If it’s never been used it’s probably frozen. They are easily replaced for $5.
dodge guy 10/22/20 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weak headlights

LED is a better option. Do some research to see how each LED is made. Some put the LED right where the filament would be which gives it the same beam. Others put multiple LEDs which throws off the beam and then you just have a bright light with no actual beam. If you have the old square glass halogen/sealed beam bulbs you can buy new housing that take H series bulbs that you can put the LEDs in. Something like this. Headlamp option
dodge guy 10/22/20 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

I only drain our for the winter. it never sits long enough to get stagnant and rust. I also flush and sanitize the system in the middle of the summer.
dodge guy 10/21/20 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

... Tried the CIPA ones before. They vibrate and one fell off. The pair I have doesn't vibrate much and that's why I've kept them by removing and installing from two previous GM tow vehicles to my current one. BTW I extended them while towing my TT once but couldn't see the difference in the side view so pushed them back in and haven't extended them ever since. I had CIPAs on my Avalanche for 10 years and on my F150 for 6 years. NEVER had any vibration or had one fall off. For the price, they can't be beat. Thanks for the additional insurance. I am hoping we are talking about the same model. These aren't as wide as "factory" type extended mirrors so I hope they are wide enough. The only CIPAs I know of, are the ones that slip over factory mirrors. Adds an additional mirror on the far outside. I used those on my Explorer and my conversion van. I was very happy with them
dodge guy 10/21/20 03:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: F53 suspension upgrades

links don't work. and yes the factory puts the chassis together within spec, the only way it would change is from worn parts or an accident. I`ve seen some of the fixes out there, some good, some not so good. like the nylon shims that go behind the wheel bearing on a rear beam axle of a front wheel drive car to fix a toe/camber issue. I refuse to work with stuff like that!
dodge guy 10/21/20 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change

Id be more worried about an oil change every few years more than a mess on the frame.
dodge guy 10/21/20 02:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 suspension upgrades

Before I would spend any money on bolt-ons I would do the basics first. In other words load the coach exactly as it is when you travel with full fuel and fresh water(if you fill your tanks for travel), as well as food and clothing. Then have ALL four corner weighed and adjust your tire pressure according to the manufacturer's specs. The next would be to take it to an alignment shop, while the coach is still loaded for travel, that can deal with motor homes and get a front and rear axle alignment or a thrust angle alignment. Some shops will tell you that your rear axle is not adjustable when they DO NOT have the equipment available to set the trust angle on an RV chassis. It can be adjusted. After you have done these things, and you still are not happy with the way the coach drives, then try some add-ons, one at a time. Tell us how you adjust the rear thrust angle on a gas chassis with no provisions for adjustment? The spring hangers are bolted to holes in the frame, the spring draw bolt head aligns with a hole in the axle tube. There are no cams, no adjustable rods, etc. Richard The rear axle is attached to the springs with U-bolts that can be loosened to allow the axle to be moved as necessary to get it in to perfect alignment. You don't move the springs but the rear axle itself can be moved. Here is a link to Brazels which gives some details on the services they offer. There are other alignment shops that have the ability to give a gas or a diesel pusher RV a 4 wheel alignment. Brazels 4 wheel alignment on a gas chassis Here is another link: FMCA alignment Here is another place that can do the alignment as can any shop that has Hunter equipment designed for thrust angle alignment: Hendersons Another place: Sunshine Service No! The rear axle is located on the springs with pins. If the axle can be moved then it is unsafe and shouldn’t be driven. Axles need the pins to properly locate the axle. Other wise it would move on the spring under acceleration or braking. And the u bolts are not strong enough to keep it from moving.
dodge guy 10/21/20 10:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dolly towing and leveling jacks

I would say no. As long as the dolly is level when being towed. If its high in the front like I have seen some, then it may be in a bind when you level and the ground is really in level!
dodge guy 10/21/20 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 suspension upgrades

Before I would spend any money on bolt-ons I would do the basics first. In other words load the coach exactly as it is when you travel with full fuel and fresh water(if you fill your tanks for travel), as well as food and clothing. Then have ALL four corner weighed and adjust your tire pressure according to the manufacturer's specs. The next would be to take it to an alignment shop, while the coach is still loaded for travel, that can deal with motor homes and get a front and rear axle alignment or a thrust angle alignment. Some shops will tell you that your rear axle is not adjustable when they DO NOT have the equipment available to set the trust angle on an RV chassis. It can be adjusted. After you have done these things, and you still are not happy with the way the coach drives, then try some add-ons, one at a time. Tell us how you adjust the rear thrust angle on a gas chassis with no provisions for adjustment? The spring hangers are bolted to holes in the frame, the spring draw bolt head aligns with a hole in the axle tube. There are no cams, no adjustable rods, etc. Richard Glad I'm not the only one. I do alignments daily. Rarely is the solid rear axle out of alignment. If it were it's very minor. Anything more and something is bent.
dodge guy 10/21/20 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning off the generator with the AC going?

The ACs will wait for 45 seconds to a minute to restart if left on. Also the auto changeover will wait about 30seconds before it switches over. Best practice is not to do it, but if it happens once or twice there will be no harm.
dodge guy 10/20/20 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: GM and Gearing

I am not a diesel person. And I had a TT that some would never tow with a gas motor. I like not having to worry if my truck will make it to the destination. Don't need to be stuck on the side of the road. I'll take a gasser and a few less MPG's knowing I'll make it without issues. And yes, BTW, I'm a diesel tech. The only time I'll have a diesel is when we buy a DP. Then you’re either a paranoid or covering up for your lack of budget with statements like the above. Btw you don’t seem old enough to be this dramatic like the old farts here on geezernet...... I could’ve bought a diesel when I bought my X, but I came across a good deal on my V-10. Glad I never got stuck with a 6.0. No one else made a diesel SUV at the time. And with some of the issues I have seen with all the newer diesels with Def....again, no thanks. It’s choice made upon facts! Even when the tome comes for a DP I would like one without DEF, but buy then all the used ones I’ll be looking at will have DEF. So I won’t have much of a choice.
dodge guy 10/19/20 12:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

Just wag the tail to look for cops behind you. If you very slightly turn while driving straight, the trailer will swerve side to side and you get a glimpse behind you. Ive heard it described as wagging the tail. My truck has extended mirrors and you still cant really see behind you without the wag. So you’re suggesting inducing sway instead of getting proper mirrors?? That sounds safe. :S I hope you’re being sarcastic. Hard to tell when reading something. It’s a well known (but often frowned upon) way of seeing behind you. It’s also a good way to get tailgaters off you tail!
dodge guy 10/19/20 12:20pm Beginning RVing
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