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RE: Looking at class c questions on maintenance

Call around to your chassis dealers of choice, and ask before you buy. When we had a Roadtrek in a Chevy Express van, the local GM dealer had no problem working on it. When we upsized to the Sunstar 26HE, we had to get the oil changed at a truck stop. Pricing was similar to the cost of a regular oil change, but they had a larger bay area to work on it. Our class C Navion on a Sprinter cab chassis gets it's maintenance work done at a nearby (120 miles round trip) MB dealer that sells Sprinter vans, and they have a hoist that can lift it. Also, because they say they'll work on it now, doesn't mean that position can't change. It's a problem for many motorhome owners these days.
MDKMDK 06/28/22 06:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furrion Glass stove tops

Was hoping for a little comedy fron this one. Thanks all. Unsubscribing....
MDKMDK 06/19/22 02:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Wives vs wet baths.... Yea. They hate them. Fortunately there are plenty of Sprinter Class C's available with regular bathrooms. (Class B's not so much) One of the many reasons we went to a Sprinter based C, instead of a Sprinter B. Dry bath. Nice! :)
MDKMDK 06/14/22 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Max torque between 1400 and 2200 RPM, and max HP in the 3800RPM range. With a Ford V10, it's 4000RPMs plus, to get the maximum performance, with minimum fuel economy, Quieter, cool running, and efficient. The V10 has been out of production for several years now. Yes, there are a lot still on the road which proves their durability. Godzilla isn't much better, in torque, HP, and fuel economy. Still needs to rev up to do it. Even Ford has tried to emulate the Sprinter with their Transit cab chassis and vans. The Transit has been in production in EU since 1965, long before the Sprinter which did not go into production until 1995. It was closer to an overweight Transit Connect in appearance, when it was introduced in 1965 in Europe (the EU didn't exist back then) and was not as pretty as the 2013 models, that were introduced in North America, to mimic and compete with the very successful MB Sprinter.
MDKMDK 06/14/22 08:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Don't fear the Sprinter vans, or an upfitted Sprinter based class C motorhome. Most are decent motorhomes overall, with their idiosyncracies and options and problems, and there are now so many more upfitters selecting Sprinter cab chassis first as their base platform of choice, because they are robust for a light truck/van chassis and power train. Max torque between 1400 and 2200 RPM, and max HP in the 3800RPM range. With a Ford V10, it's 4000RPMs plus, to get the maximum performance, with minimum fuel economy, which is one of the reasons we traded in our 2016 Sunstar 26HE V10 after one trip, for the 2018 Navion 3.0L turbo-diesel. Quieter, cool running, and efficient. Even Ford has tried to emulate the Sprinter with their Transit cab chassis and vans. They did a good job at first with the look of the Transit, but it was underpowered and designed for lighter use, and it took a while for most upfitters to choose it over the Sprinter, after Ford beefed it up a little. The myth about the scarcity of service for Sprinters is just as applicable to Ford based class C motorhomes. Do a search on "can't find Ford shops that will work on my motorhome" and you might be surprised, as there are just as many stories about that. I have a MB dealer 60 miles away from me, they sell them, and have serviced mine, without so much as a whimper, for 4 years. Their customer service is excellent, as you might imagine. They know how to cater to top end buyers and customers having done so for decades. Finding service out in the real world can be just as challenging for any make/model of motorhome, Sprinter based, or not. Plenty of anecdotal stories on the various forums to support that. It's usually just the luck of the draw, just like with fivers and HD trucks, when it breaks, you deal with it as best you can. What else can you or anyone else do? Good luck with your search. :)
MDKMDK 06/13/22 09:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Weight is part of the transition. You have a cab chassis that has a GVWR of 11,030lbs including the upfitting and OCCC, with a 5,000lb towing capacity, and the combined weight rating for Sprinter based motorhome plus towed, all loaded for travel, should be kept under the GCWR of 15,250lbs. - It can be done. I went from a 2016 Sunstar 26HE to a 2018 Navion, and we pull a 2016 JKU Sahara Wrangler 4 down with no problems. All Blue Ox equipment used to setup for towing, and has performed well. Our average GCW loaded for travel is usually about 150lbs below the 15,250lb max GCWR. EDIT: We average around 15mpg solo at freeway speeds. Slowing down does increase that number. We average around 13mpg towing the 4500lb Wrangler. Same speed scenario.
MDKMDK 06/13/22 03:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How good can a Super C drive

As good as the chassis it's built on? (answer to post title)
MDKMDK 05/31/22 03:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sumo Springs to replace air bags

Added a set of the HD rear Sumos to my 2017 Sprinter cab chassis, and the difference between them and the OEM bump stops is noticeable. I have a set of HD Sumo fronts, and am still waiting for a chance to add them. They mitigate things like curb roll, and make the unit feel a little more stable on the freeway in crosswinds or big rig bow wash. On my chassis, the rear HD Sumos just make contact with the axle, where the OEMs didn't, they had a visible gap between the frame and the axle of about an inch.
MDKMDK 05/23/22 12:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transferring Propane?

The best answer appears to be "no, not easily or safely". If there is NO LIQUID PROPANE INVOLVED, it IS easy and safe. Propane inside any storage tank is primarily liquid under pressure. Opening the valve reduces the pressure and allows it to become gaseous. Also, check your CAPS LOCK. It seems to be malfunctioning.
MDKMDK 05/22/22 11:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transferring Propane?

The best answer appears to be "no, not easily or safely". Maybe a propane dealer/shop that fills these things, could answer your question. Try sending an email question, or call some of them. As someone mentioned, it's probably not worth the expense, but you'll never know if you don't ask.
MDKMDK 05/21/22 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1983 Midas Kingston - free RV with a locked engine

Upon further review, and with the added details of your situation "bored", go for it. But I'm not towing it away for you, if it doesn't work out. ;)
MDKMDK 04/28/22 08:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1983 Midas Kingston - free RV with a locked engine

If you're asking for opinions from anonymous people on an internet forum, you've probably already answered the go or no go question.
MDKMDK 04/28/22 08:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No answer

MDKMDK I guess my question was a little off. I was more asking why they were not mentioned in the offers I received. They basically mention everything but truck campers making me wonder if they are excluded. One word or lack of one word in a offer is all it takes to be denied coverage when needed. I have learned that over and over with health insurance In the other thread, and in my response to you in this thread, I tried to explain that Good Sam refers to "truck campers" as "Pick-up Campers" in their brochures. If you had downloaded one or any of them, you would have seen that they are covered in some/most of their plans. Again, I will suggest that whatever they say in their offer is sales talk and pricing, granted, while what is stated in the brochures are the contractual definitions for service, and state specifically what they will, and will not, cover. Sometimes you have to dig a little bit deeper, to get the answers you desire. Even then, they aren't necessarily crystal clear. You might have to call and ask, and get clarification. Or, if GSRA is monitoring this thread, perhaps they can add "Pick-up Campers/Truck Campers" to the offers they send out, to reduce the confusion over terminology and coverage. Either way, their coverage is pretty good for the price, and peace of mind.
MDKMDK 04/08/22 08:38am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: No answer

Your question was whether truck campers were covered? Truck campers are also know as "Pick-up Campers" to GSERS, and the website has downloadable brochures that define the coverages for each plan. Perhaps someone from GSERS can confirm?
MDKMDK 04/06/22 08:04pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: mb diesel oil mistake

No problema. I was talking with a Sprinter van owner recently in a campground with his hood up. He had the Mercedes diesel. I asked him where the DEF fill was. He said "what is DEF?" Time to head for town and buy some DEF. He was thankful. If DEF goes low does the vehicle go into "limp" mode? Yes. Eventually. There are warnings, and then when the DEF supply is gone, limp mode isn't far behind, after the "# of starts remaining" is 0.
MDKMDK 04/05/22 11:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Catelitic Convertor protect?

Scatter chicken and other left over bones around the vehicle, and post signs on it reading "Please Don't Feed the Gators or Pythons".
MDKMDK 04/03/22 06:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: mb diesel oil mistake

Yes, agree, it should be OK as long as it's specced for the MB engine. Any full synthetic diesel oil will work in a pinch. The 5W means it will be a little more viscous when cold started, but the difference isn't that much. Let it warm up a bit longer before driving.
MDKMDK 04/01/22 08:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Coverage with truck camper

You have to find the brochures pages (search their FAQs) on their website, download or open them, and then search for "pick-up camper". I believe that's what they call "truck campers". Their brochures define their coverage contracts, I believe.
MDKMDK 03/19/22 10:50pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Lost Cruise Control Not really that hard.Use a 7/8 box wrench. "Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."
MDKMDK 03/15/22 06:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: brake controller install.

On the 2009 F-150, it was a dummy punch out on the dash to the right of the steering column. The wiring harness was factory installed, front to back, but it required some relay up front, the actual Ford control panel, and a connector at the rea. I had a dealer finish the hookups and install the Ford brake controller. Oddly enough, for a trailer we never towed. Too much hassle. Sold it. Then gave the truck to a family member, who needed a tow vehicle.
MDKMDK 03/05/22 04:19pm Class C Motorhomes
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