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RE: catalytic converter stolen

Just had mine stolen in my car 2 days ago at a mall about 4:00 PM. That same day when I talked to the cop that made the report, said 5 were stolen in the same area that day. He said these are organized rings doing it. Muffler shop that replaced mine said he replaced 40 since the beginning of this year. Cost $1480 to replace it, my cost was a $500 deductible. You would think that it would be done at night away from people and cameras, but this is happening in the middle of the day in parking lots because the closeness of the parked cars blocks the view from what they are doing.
Gjac 05/13/22 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My key fob quit working

Batteries Plus will fix and reprogram older key fobs. Newer ones require going back to the dealer.
Gjac 05/10/22 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

I don't know what kind of choke you have but mine is a Bi-metal spring that opens up once the engine warms up. What kind of a choke do you have? Try adjusting or resetting the choke to where it starts. From your description it only starts when the choke is closed or on. From there it should open as the engine warms up. How old is your genset?
Gjac 05/08/22 01:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

If the PC is 3 times what you paid in 2007 that would be about $180K.I many have exaggerated a bit. A brand new PC 2100, fully optioned as they are all built today, I have seen priced at Camper's Inn for around $160k. I don't know if you can negotiate downward in this currently hot motorhome market. Wait until the COVID craze has passed. I am all but certain the prices will drop dramatically on new and used motorhomes of every brand and kind. It is NOT a good time buy a new or used motorhome, only a good time to get out from owning one. I don't know about towables. Every time I drive by my area RV dealers, their lots are loaded with them which tells me they are over-stocked. Maybe the prices on them have come down off the clouds to help move them. I really don't know, just an assumption on my part. Yes, that was my plan to wait. I think not only prices will come down but people that bought RV's on a whim will have to sell them, depending on how bad this recession is. It is a good time to research and see what is out there and what would fit the way one likes to camp/travel.
Gjac 05/07/22 09:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

the fuel is just a dribble......i did bypass the pump and put a inline electric pump on it straight to the carb......did the same thing.... Are you saying the inline pump produced just a dribble also?
Gjac 05/06/22 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

One thing is for sure everything is a tradeoff especially with a small MH. In a larger Class A, storage is better, FW is usually 60 gals or more, more living space inside and at least a Queen bed. People complain about the ride on both the C and A Ford chassis and many suspension mods to fix the ride, that is why I started looking at the Transit based MH. I would prefer a naturally aspirated engine also, and 350 HP vs the 310 hp. I purposely chose a new Rav 4 over the new CRV because the CRV had the turbo, however many people like their 3.5 engines in a truck and vans. Cost is another tradeoff. If the PC is 3 times what you paid in 2007 that would be about $180K. Is it twice as good as a similar sized C and worth the extra $100k? Like you said what are the inconveniences you can live with and get used to get something else that is more important.
Gjac 05/06/22 10:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis Do you know what the Pheonix Cruiser costs?
Gjac 05/05/22 07:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

Sounds like you need to adjust the choke. Did you remove the inlet hose to the carb to see how much gas is squirting out? Is it a steady stream, is it intermittent with air coming out also or does it come out as a dribble?
Gjac 05/05/22 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

You said than no fuel is getting to the generator. Did you verify this by disconnecting the fuel line to the carburetor and turning over engine and seeing if any fuel squirts out? If nothing comes out, I would insert the fuel pick up line into a gal of gas and do the same thing. If no fuel comes out check the fuel pump. This of course assumes your fuel level is high enough to reach the pickup tube. Gas in your mouth will tell you that as someone has already suggested.
Gjac 05/05/22 07:19am Tech Issues
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

The Phoenix Cruiser 2100 is similar to that BT Cruiser 5210, but is 11" shorter, 3" more narrow, and 5" lower. Its beauty is that it fits in a regular parking spot. It is also "fully featured" just like typical class C motorhomes. Nothing is micro-sized to get everything to fit. You can take a real shower, have a real fridge and freezer, a real furnace and all the rest. Adding the "quality" of a Phoenix Cruiser and model 2100 would be my recommendation. If you cannot afford a new one, consider a used one. The main disadvantages of the PC 2100 and BT 5210 is the lack of storage, 26 gals FW, 138 WB and sleeping arrangements. The PC is on a 450 chassis I imagine the ride would be rather harsh without some suspension mods. I could not find a price on a new PC, have you seen a price to compare? The list price on a Transit CBT was $89k.
Gjac 05/05/22 06:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Temperature sender/sensor... 7.3L

So the one has 5vdc. THe other is ground and measures about 10 ohms from it to something on the block. When I ground and open the +5v line the gauge reads zero hot to pegged hot (grounded). If you set your meter to ohms and touch the positive and negative lead together what do you read? This is what you should read when you touch the terminal end to the engine block to check ground. Your meter may be off some that is why I say it should be the same.
Gjac 05/03/22 07:06am Tech Issues
RE: 1989 Ford 460 E 350 not running, need help

You are all great, thank you for the input. To expand on the second paragraph as someone suggested, it is when I rev the motor in neutral that it settles. And other than the rattle that settles, it seems “normal”. As far as the behavior when driving, it slowly, gradually loses power until I’m creeping along in the shoulder, then the tow truck. My thinking tells me if it was a catastrophic failure in the engine, as was my first thought, then it wouldn’t run at all. My home made other demands on my time this weekend (can you say garbage disposal?), so I have not gotten under the rig yet. If I understand your post correctly, it starts fine runs fine for a while then gradually loses power until the engine dies? How long does it run fine for at hiway speeds? Hours or just until engine comes up to temperature? When was the last time the in tank fuel pump was replaced? How many miles ago?
Gjac 05/02/22 07:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Temperature sender/sensor... 7.3L

I didn’t try measuring that since it is a 2 wire situation. Ground matters in this situation? Yes one wire is positive and has volts which you measured, the other should be the ground wire. Set your meter to ohms and measure from the terminal to the engine block and see what you get, if anything.
Gjac 05/01/22 07:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Temperature sender/sensor... 7.3L

What did your ground wire read between the wire terminal and the engine block?
Gjac 04/30/22 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

The Transit is more car-like with easier access, both concerning inside and outside access. It is like stepping into a minivan rather than stepping up into a standard van like the E350 and Sprinter. It will also yield roughly a 20% improvement in fuel economy compared to the E350 with the new V8 as long as the house it carries has excellent aerodynamics. If the Transit has a large wind-catching over-head cab bunk, then the gap in fuel economy closes. The Transit diesel has been dropped by Ford for some time now, replaced with a twin turbo gasoline engine. This change in the power plant drops it's fuel efficiency significantly, bringing it down to that 20% improvement over the current-day E350 with 7.3L-V8 engine and 6-speed transmission. I personally would rather have the E350 with it's normally aspirated engine. The slight drop in fuel economy compared to it's benefits in power and chassis rating, it is something to think about. If your goal is to be as "car-like" as possible, the Transit is the one to consider. But it would concern me, after owning it a while, you might say something like...... "Why didn't I go for piles more power & capability for just a slight drop in fuel economy? My engine works so dang hard just to maintain cruising speed. The turbo is always singing in boost-mode. My fuel economy is not what I expected. My chassis is always over-loaded! Why didn't I just get that E350? I would have gotten used to its inconveniences." It took some effort and about $4000 to get our 2007 E350 to a good place with some suspension upgrades and front coil spring reduction. I wouldn't know how the ride and handling compares to a Transit, but compared to a stock E350 motorhome, it is a monumental change for the better. The house is not getting all shaken up and it handles very nicely. It climbs up mountain passes while towing our Jeep Liberty. It does everything it should without feeling like it's being over-worked. Our 2007 E350 with 6.8L-V10 engine fuel economy "trip average" without towing is 10.5mpg. Reports of the current more powerful 7.3L engine are coming in at 1mpg better....more power, better fuel economy, and more quiet too. That is a 3x win for the 2022 E350. So what is most important to you? What is most important to me is a small MH without a tow car. When I was younger I had several Hi-Top vans that we would travel in and camp with. Really enjoyed those vans. When I retired several friends with MHs said just get a Class A because you will end up with one eventually. So I bought one in 2006 and put 100,000 miles on it. Enjoyed the room but not the break downs and finding shops willing to work on one. This Transit base MH is larger than a Class B but smaller than most 24 ft Class C's and lest expensive. At my age I don't want to spend $4000 and the effort in suspension mods to make the ride good. Having said all that the new Ford engine in a small MH, with more FW and more capacity is a trade off that one must consider. Something like BT Cruiser 5210 would be close and give you the 7.3 engine, but less storage, shorter WB, less FW and jackknife sofas.
Gjac 04/30/22 02:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

Are you going by the advertised dry weight when calculating the payload ? If so, a trip to a scale from the dealers lot would be in order before you load it up. Most class C’s in this size will roll down the road, loaded for s trip in 12,000lbs range. Incl : Fluids, gear , food, people , optional rv equipment. The GVWR is only 11,000 lbs. GVWR is 15,000 lbs. Their brochure says the CCC is 2490 lbs. It is a much lighter chassis than a 350. It looks like a unibody chassis rather than a frame type chassis that you would find on a 350.
Gjac 04/30/22 08:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

Gjac, I'm not sure how much weight the rear axle can support. you would have to be careful loading-up that big 'easy to overpack' rear storage compartment. Yes, I won't miss the jacks either Leveling at a campsite is real easy now. I installed a small set of bubble levels the cab of my 24' C. I have one screwed into the dash and the other over the passenger window. The bubbles tell me at a glance from the drivers seat. I can view N-S-E-W as I pull into a site or parking spot. Hardly ever use my levelers for leveling. I only use my jacks to lift my rv when doing the tires. I lift it, then use jack-stands to the frame to support its weight. Rear axels can support 7275 lbs front 4630 lbs DW is 8290 lbs. That leaves 3615 lbs of fluids and stuff which sounds good to me. Seems a lot better than the MB chassis. It sounds like fuel economy is a wash also.
Gjac 04/30/22 07:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Temperature sender/sensor... 7.3L

Do you have one wire or two wires going to the sensor? If one, the ground is through the treads to the block and could be bad. I would remove and check threads clean and reinsert. If two, one is a ground wire, check it to a known ground. The other wire should have voltage to it, voltage will vary as sensor get hotter. Turn key on to see if voltage is there. If you have voltage on one and ground on the other your sensor or gage is bad if you are missing ground or voltage one of your wires is bad.
Gjac 04/29/22 12:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

Our next rv will be a LTV on a Transit. I think the Transit has a little less GVWR , you would need to watch what you pack into it regarding payload. Just double check on those numbers to verify. People we know had one , it gets about 16 mpg. It did not need any aftermarket on-ons for suspension flaws. It drives more like a van/suv than a class C. The cab footwell on the pass side seemed to have more room but the overall cab space is smaller than a 350 cutaway. When you need to go from the cab to the rear of the rv, its a tighter squeeze between the seats. It seemed easier to have a conversation while driving bc it is narrower , so you sit closer to be able to hear voices and it seems to be a more quiet cab. If i remember correctly the Transit offered at least a pass side swivel seat. The drivers side swivel might be floorplan contingent. It also seems closer to the ground, it was easier to get into the cab. Thinking out loud : What i do not know is the ground clearance or rear overhang situation. That is what i still need to explore bc i do use my rv on dirt roads off grid. I also think i will lose my hydraulic jacks for leveling. But, my new rv will have a comp fridge. Should not be an issue. I think. Good info Bob, I did not realize they would get 16 MPG That is a significant increase over the 350. As far as the rear overhang the WB to length ratio is 55%. A 24 ft 3 in C on a 350 with a WB of 158 ins would also be 55%. I would miss the hyd jacks also but as some have said with short C's you can jockey the MH in the camp site until it is level. I like the large rear storage bay in the rear, don't like the small corner bed but I guess I could sleep in the upper over cab bed like Phil does. Every thing is a trade off. I did not see an overhead window on the cross trail. The cross trek has one along with other B plus's. The cross trail has an small cab with a single overhead bed.
Gjac 04/26/22 07:44pm Class C Motorhomes
Small Class C on a Ford 350 vs Transit chassis

Has anyone purchased or looked at a small Class C like the Cross Trail CBT on the transit chassis and compared it to one on the 350 chassis? Does the front cab area have more room than the 350 floor your feet especially on the passenger side? Is there an increase in fuel economy? At first glance it is slightly shorter, narrower and lower in height than a C on a 350 which is what I would be looking for. Does it handle any better than the 350 without a bunch of suspension add ons?
Gjac 04/26/22 08:50am Class C Motorhomes
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