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RE: 07 E450 Class C rear air bags better handling while towing

You will need to play with pressure settings in both tires and airbags when you get them. We bought 1 year old winnebago aspect (class B+/C) and when we left to come home it had terrible handling (about 400+ miles worth). Tire shop would not put air in rear airbags and could not check inflate rear inners! Yes this was a major tire store! Anyhow got home and check and rear airbags were basically empty, tires were set to high psi reading except for inners. I have had airbags on several vehicles and have had to play with them all. Found that the front on rv need to run 55-60 and rears 65-75, airbags 55-60. Running OEM shocks (have new monroes but havent been able to install to high heat temps over summer). Anyhow as noted above the 80psi max is way too high for most for a good ride/handling. There was a magazine road test on the winnebago some years back and they were harsh on the handling but I cannot locate a copy of it anywhere. we run a light load with max weight around 14K, do not run full water tank (about 1/3d) and keep black/grey drained. So it will be up to you to experiment and Yes I do recommend airbags if none installed. posted another item but it has not been posted to the board. Happens often it seems. Anyhow if you do install airbags go for adding a built in compressor so you dont have to crawl around to add air and can also do on the fly to further help with your efforts. Stabilizer bars may help but really are not the cure all IMO.
Hank85713 10/06/21 02:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steering problems w/ 30 ft Winnebago

Most of the above can be true, however there are things that you need to check first. Yes I own a 12 aspect. Check tire pressures, do not use the 75psi on sidewall or whatever is on door jamb. I run mine at 60-65 for fronts, 70 for rears. Depending on load what airbag pressures do you run? Again mine is 55-70 again depending on load. Have you weighed the rig mine comes in around 13500 we travel light. 1/3 tank water, empty black/grey tanks (all located over and back of rear axle). When 1st got ours it did wander but I had to experiment with the above settings to get it to stabilize. I have new shocks to install and I got a new steer stabilizer but havent gotten around to putting on since we are not going to travel again this year due to the virus. There was a road test back around 10-11 on the winnebago and these were also complained about, however I havent been able to find it since I read it years ago. PM me if you have questions
Hank85713 09/24/21 09:48am Class C Motorhomes
has anyone stayed at:

My daughter asked me about this place have never seen or been there (rv park). So need to find out if anyone has and how was the place? Thanks
Hank85713 09/21/21 10:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Small Class A vs Large Class C

sounds as if the A's are what you are wanting. Most c's will not an island bed unless you get one in a slide. Also most c's lack big storage areas. We have a 28 ft winnebago, has a bed in slide for walk around (very tight on rear side, not a lot of storage space but adequate for what we have to carry. A's to me are too big for us. When we were looking the dealers pushed the small A's but I drove a school bus of various sizes and any A to me would not necessarily be fun to drive in most areas. Yes ok in rural areas but thats about it IMO. too much tail swing to worry about is main thing. Many rv parks have narrow roads and that is another thing in itself. The smaller c is like driving a van but still has its share of issues. So I would recommend a smaller A since that appears to be what you desire, ones in your price range out here are 15-20 years old or so. My BIL bought a 01 winnebago Adventurer DP just found out it has the cummins with the weak and cracked block and has had fuel issues which required new fuel pump. We suspect that is why he was able to get it cheap! He is also having AC issues with rear unit so no matter just get what fits your needs and happy hunting.
Hank85713 09/10/21 01:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1984 Ford Honey

I just looked at local craigs list and found sever 1990-92 class c's for around $10K each. I think you need to look for something newer as other have indicated for a few $$ more!
Hank85713 08/11/21 06:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: F-450 V10 Battery cover?

Yes it is an insulator and my dealer said its mainly for cold weather and he advised to take off here in Az. I have had them on several vehicles and took all off and suffered no ill effects afterwards. So its your choice to use or take off since its really not needed.
Hank85713 06/24/21 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wiper blades

I use dawn dish soap to clean the windshield followed by application of a silicon car polish. Cleans the crud better than anything else I have used. As to rainex its ok but the silicone I find is much better as it seems to fill the glass imperfections making it very smooth and lasts longer than the rainex. The use of microfibre towels is also needed instead of just any rag, Tshirt etc. The microfibre towels also work well with the polish to apply then wipe down. Dirt-dust will be removed just by turning on the wipers without the spray and a damp rag is all it takes to clean the windshield again. FYI I used the above on school bus windows for over 10 years, they stayed cleaner longer even in Az heat and dry.
Hank85713 06/16/21 10:51pm Tow Vehicles
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
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