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RE: Wanderlust

E450 Loose steering
Harvard 09/19/20 09:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leaking pressure relief valve.

Like Kent and Doug said, you need to re-establish the air cavity to the top of the tank. Water in that cavity does not compress, air in that cavity does compress.
Harvard 06/21/20 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: wind

So does my Ford E450 based Class C handle very well - and it did right from the dealer when brand new with no modifications. However, our Class C is only a 24 footer. I'm thinking that it's the longer Class C motorhomes that may experience poor handling without modifications. So if my caster theory holds water your 24 footer sitting on 4 wheels would be in the range of nose level to nose up?
Harvard 06/10/20 06:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: wind

.........."My RV is on a Chevy Chassis which handles much better than the ones on Ford chassis " Fact or opinion. I understand the leg room difference based on the engine placement and doghouse area but to say one handles better than the other one I need some stats. . What is your statement based on. I have a theory. some E350/E450 have handling issues, some do not, the following may explain the difference: Ford ships all E350/E450 cut aways with identical fixed, non adjustable caster/camber sleeves, "one size fits all". You can recognize these sleeves because they are keyed and cannot be rotated. They are marked "F8UA-AA 0+.25" on the passenger side and "E97A-CA +0-0" on the drivers side. The RV builder almost never changes the Ford sleeves, as a result: If the final RV build is nose down one degree then the runtime caster will be about +3.5 degrees. These units can have a real wandering problem. If the final RV build is nose level then the runtime caster will be about +4.5 degrees. These units are probably indifferent. If the final RV build is nose up one degree then the runtime caster will be about +5.5 degrees. These units are probably just fine. So, some Fords have a problem with wandering at highway speeds and some do not have a problem. I once made the mistake of saying all Ford E Series have the problem and I was quickly shot down.
Harvard 06/09/20 08:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: wind

Here is a link to our experience with wind and the +caster setting.. circa 2010 E350/E450 Caster
Harvard 06/09/20 03:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: should i raise tires off the ground for long storage

If the rear end is on blocks I would be concerned about cracking linoleum flooring during very cold weather. You should also block up the chassis at the axel(s) so there is no uneven stress flexing the frame in cold temperatures that might occur if the tires are carrying their normal weight. JMO.
Harvard 05/13/20 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Suddenly, rangetop burners not getting propane..

I swapped out the regulator and NOTHING. Still the same. What now? Do a "Soap Bubble" test for gas flow/pressure at input to the regulator in question. If no bubbles then troubleshoot "why no pressure". Has this stove ever worked properly in the past history?
Harvard 05/12/20 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Suddenly, rangetop burners not getting propane..

Could be a p-trap in the propane feed line to the range and is filled with oil. I have seen this in the past and it was a problem when cool at night but not so during the heat of the day. At the time I assumed the viscosity of the oil changed with temperature. The most likely place for the trap is where the copper line connects to the propane distribution manifold below the floor of the RV (ie outside)
Harvard 05/04/20 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: Should I get the extended service plan

Check out the exhaust manifold for broken studs (specifically passenger side rear studs). At 100,000 miles I will bet they are already broken and not covered.
Harvard 04/30/20 01:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ground clearance

Changing the nose attitude will change the caster. More nose down (raising the rear) will subtract from the front end +caster. FWIW
Harvard 04/26/20 02:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: lino cracked after cold spell

We had this happen to a 10 year old TT. The flooring cracked during the first winter when we put it up on corner blocks. It was not used or occupied during the winters. I figure the corner blocks were too rigid and the center of the unit supported by rubber wheels flexed too much with cold temperatures.
Harvard 01/20/20 09:52pm Tech Issues
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Harvard 01/09/20 11:00am Around the Campfire
RE: first report new springs with a surprize result

The wheels had been aligned less than 1000 miles ago. If the wheel base were 158 inches, raising the rear end by 2.5 inches would reduce the front end caster by about 1 degree.
Harvard 11/20/19 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Suspension upgrade disappointment.

I appreciate all of the attempts to help but that seems to be part of the problem. There are so many things that could be done beyond the 5k+ already spent that I could spend another 5 basically at "trial and error".I think I'll put up with it or consider downsizing to an affordable used Class B. And really test drive it to make sure I can live with the drive. What is your caster set at? Should be on your alignment report. Here is a link to our experience circa 2010
Harvard 10/05/19 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
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