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RE: 1991 Ford IDI engines/trucks for towing

check this site out supposed to be free:
Hank85713 02/17/21 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Jayco Melbourne 29D

dont own one, almost did however. Wife like it the best of all the B+ rigs we looked at. I liked the driver compartment the best of all rigs looked at, power seats that no others had. Biggest shortcoming I saw was lack of storage on outside. We ended up with a winnebago aspect but would have liked the melbourne better I think. BUT the lack of storage was a killer. overall it drove the same as the aspect so I would guess it is very similar in milage and stuff. We get about 8 on average have gotten a little higher all depends on where traveling so that is pretty typical mileage for a C. Cant help with wear and tear items sorry.
Hank85713 01/25/21 06:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: replacing Brake Pads

I put these on my F350, also the slotted and dimpled rotors for the front. Much better than the oem pads on it. I am going to put their pads on the rv before we travel this year. Brake Performance 9424 Eton Ave. Suite I Chatsworth, CA 91311 Phone: 1-818-772-5540 Toll Free: 1-866-756-5536 Phone Sales: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5pm (PST)
Hank85713 01/14/21 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Throttle enhancement

just sent an email to the company as they do not list E series. Got a reply back that they may be able to help out with this for my rv. Some good videos on you tube on this product! Anyhow if they can I will post the results here. Got a message back that it appears they cannot do anything for me, so I guess the search will continue.
Hank85713 01/06/21 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Throttle enhancement

I posted and asked about a couple of throttle products and the results came back as this is not a known problem! I have an E450 with the v10 and its like everyone else has pointed out. I do know that the one from hypertech does not fit the unit I have. I forget the brand that there is for the other one. If anyone can tell me would appreciate it. It seems that winnebago has a non standard throttle assy and thats why I couldnt find one to work. I forgot to add I wrote to the guys at MH magazine and they claimed they never heard of or had a problem so they could not provide any insight to help!
Hank85713 01/04/21 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Changing Spare Tire

I havent tried it yet but i bought a 12T air/hydraulic jack from HF and I also have one of the 3 gal hotdog compressors. It appears it will fit under the frame and the compressor should be able to make it work. We (everyone) has a generator on the rv (unless very old or not wanted/available) so why not use it. I also have a HF 120v impact wrench to go with everything. I have been carrying a 12T hydraulic over the years but when I tried it to take a tire off even though it fit, it was a major PIA to jack up, thus the move to the new jack. I plan to test it out by replacing brake pads and shocks before any travel this new year. But as with anything else please be sure to have a rug or something to place on the ground to cover rocks, thornes et.
Hank85713 12/29/20 09:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: getting a tow vehicle

check craigs list out here there is a dealer advertising some already setup Honda CRVs. all around the 10K figure but are supposed to be good as a towed vehicle. I have a guy I know bought a used one and has drug it aound for a couple of years now. Look at tucson CL under the rvs.
Hank85713 12/12/20 07:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Hit a bump and lost my transmission

for 10 day a year use, if the basic vehicle is still good I would just fix up and keep if it meets all your needs. Its simple for folks to say "buy" but they dont make the payments etc. Yes newer vehicles will make ya feel better except for payments etc. I have 16 year old F350, runs fine and is long paid for. Not interested in anything newer as this is now our travel vehicle since we dont have a TT any more and the daily use cars are 1 used as a towed behind the rv, wifes is a 20 YO accord for around town only. my DD is a 94 ranger which I plan to add baseplates and use to carry the small boat when we tow behind the rv. So if it will meet your needs for it intended purpose fix or just get rid of. Said it will cost you 4K or so to buy back and you were offered 6K by a shop so figure out what up with that. If they will pay that much then it must be worthwhile to fix??
Hank85713 12/06/20 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing 1972 16.5 Inch Rims Advice

check a tire/wheel store and see if late model 17's would fit. Really becoming common and cqan be had in all the same sizes pretty much. Also can find them readily on craigs list etc as factory takeoffs.
Hank85713 11/23/20 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reliability of older Class C’s?

older rv's can be good and bad. I would recommend nothing older than late 90's, but even that is just a guess. Out here in Az there are many older units found on craigslist, saw an 84 chebby think for around $6K (ouch), many are less. If you have time see if there is a basic auto maintenance class available in your area so that you would have some idea of what to look at and what you are being told. There is a group of ladies around (do an internet search) and they would be the best source of information for your situation. Also it depends on the size of the animals you plan to haul around as to length, but again I would recommend nothing over 28ft and would be leary of those that are shorter since they really do not offer much room even for a single. Something else is what do you have plan for for emergencies? breakdowns (good sam has age limit on the units) personal protection? Another thing I was told was to avoid units from where there is salt in the air, (seasides, flooding etc). So the advice of getting it inspected by someone knowledgeable is the best you would be able to do. New tires (6-7 will run over $1000, basic service will vary but expect another $1000 for belts, brakes shocks alignment etc) I was quoted $700 just to replace brake pads and install shocks this past summer! 4 new tire in the rear cost me around $800 with in being under warranty at time so less to pay. A tread separation on my pickup cost around $4K to repair so you can imagine what tire damage could do to an RV particularly an older one where there are not any readily available replacement parts. Also you should consider a towed vehicle as a breakdown can leave you out of everything phone range. tow range etc. Yes you can rent but how do you get there to do so? Newer vehicles also have issues, ours is 2012 we had a mechanical breakdown that took almost a week to fix. Shop let us stay in the rv on the lot but that is generally the exception not the rule. My out of pocket was around $400, GS covered the rest, to include towing. So really there are a lot of variables to answer your question and it will really come down to what makes you comfortable and fits your budget. I am including a mix of A's and C's for you to look at. I am not associated with any of these so dont really have any knowledge on them but you did not indicate a price range I only looked for the lower cost older for the samples.
Hank85713 11/15/20 09:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

As noted it is your choice really. But for around $5K you should be able to get EVERYTHING done, new exhaust bellow (always leak), new gaskets, possible new hpop, turbo cleanout etc. Find a good recommended independent shop, not a 'dealer' to work with. I have found a ford tech who does side jobs and he is reasonable and when last worked on my truck brought it up to all the latest tsb's that applied to it. Just saw tacoma (i know not same) but on used lot at $43K! dont know but that was pricey just for a name. Have seen used diesels for less but 'buying' used is really just getting a pig in a poke as you have no knowledge of its 'real' history. BIL has a friend who got a good deal on fairly new dodge/ram, ran good but soon was a nightmare. Guess it came out of texas and had been submerged in salt water or? and all electronics became toast, engine evidently had some water also in it, but it was a 'good deal'! Anyhow guy had to get rid of it and bought a suv of some sort. Bottom line is you know what you have and with a little searching can find someone to do a good job at reasonable cost to you. Interiors can be upgraded with new seats out of salvage yards etc again not all that expensive if you can do work yourself.
Hank85713 10/24/20 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tail light issues

most truck stops will have the LEDs you are looking for as they use surface mounts a lot.
Hank85713 10/22/20 12:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lift

caution, tires need to be able to flex WITHOUT rubbing each other. 19.5's would probably require special wheels to allow and then would cause potential issues with the fender walls. Same thing could be true with larger 16's, I dont know if the new duallys have 17 or 18 inch wheels but maybe you can check and see fitment? Check with someplace like ARROW wheels they would be a good source for information.
Hank85713 10/12/20 12:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Window Tint

most windshields can have a tint strip of 4-6 inches across top. It does help some particularly van windshields which are fairly large. the cab windows can be tinted just not limo dark. The problem I have with limo dark 9is I cant see at night thru them (son has it). We have tinted all vehicles and it does last but as noted above if the job is not done well they may start to bubble and the tint will fade if its cheap stuff. Look around and get recommendations from some who have had them done and go there, just watch out for low prices as that is the biggest problem.
Hank85713 09/28/20 01:04pm Towing
RE: Vintage RV upgrades

If you decide to need a generator since you have no AC at all, rig one up on rear bumper and run a power cord to your power port. Run the house ac off the generator. On craigs list locally there are 'new' AC units pretty cheap, so you could add one fairly easy. Had one on the slide in camper we used to have again would need to wire it in but its not that difficult. We were at a rest area in the south when a guy pulled in with his TT, had the gen running so they could go into a COOL trailer when they stopped. Rigged one up on the TT we had but never had to use. Just food for thought.
Hank85713 09/16/20 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

Hank85713 09/11/20 02:48pm Class C Motorhomes
TPMS for the alcoa wheels

Has anyone installed a system in their alcoa wheels? If so what brand? A dealer tried to install in the wheel ones for me but said they would not let the tires go pat without messing them up. I told him to see if he could find another system and so far nothing. So if you have please advise. I bought longer stems but now cant find and you cant use screw on tps with extenders!
Hank85713 09/11/20 12:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV magazines

just got renewal notices in mail today for both magazines. Guess my reading will continue to decline as I said I do not like to read online stuff. Admin did you read the link you posted? "The company also announced the retirement of its legacy print publications Trailer Life and MotorHome magazines with the December 2020 issues to focus its energy on the new magazine and enhanced website. The respective websites of the legacy magazines will continue to provide valuable information to the individual segments of the RV lifestyle. will become a full lifestyle brand for the company focused on specific products and services for the towable enthusiast. will convert into a full motorhome marketplace showcasing products and services needed to enhance and protect the investment for the motorized RV consumer."
Hank85713 09/10/20 07:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RV magazines

Has anyone received or heard that both motor home and trailer life magazines are to be discontinued at end of year? Saw it on another site and they said that they would be replaced by RV magazine instead. Now if it is in the same format as the one they gave away in camp world a couple of years ago it will be a waste of time IMO. My latest magazines both have renewal offers so it seems kinda odd but it could be reality since many magazines just die it seems during a subscription run. My diesel mags went to online only but its kinda hard to read when in the throne room like most do. No I do not have a tablet, (I do but dont like them) and like to read liesurely. I could not find a place for general questions thus the asking here.
Hank85713 09/10/20 11:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Ford F350 weight

just go to a scale and weigh. The city dump may have one and it wont cost to have them weigh or just a couple of $$ same for a cat scale. My 04 weighs in at around 7500lbs (with tool box and misc stuff inside and 1/2 tank fuel).
Hank85713 08/31/20 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
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