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RE: I need a toad.

I tow a 2018 Ford Fiesta with a manual transmission. It doesn't get any easier. The only "prep" it needs for towing is to put it in neutral and release the parking brake, and it's so light that I don't even notice it. Only problem is that when you get to where you're going, you have to drive a Ford Fiesta, lol. But I already had it, and I wasn't about to spend the money for a Jeep to tow around.
Tom_Anderson 11/21/22 10:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can you name that sound (squeaking)?

It definitely sounds like brakes to me. It seems to be at wheel speed, not driveline speed, so I doubt it's a u-joint or carrier bearing. Can you jack it up when it's cold and rotate the wheels? Ideally, you would put the rear on jackstands and run it while it's stationary to see if you can hear it while you stand outside. Then you could hopefully identify where it's coming from. Unfortunately, most people don't have that capability. Have you ever replaced the brake pads? If not, I'm thinking it might be about time.
Tom_Anderson 11/18/22 10:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: outside speakers

The only problem is everyone else can hear your music. One night some camping neighbors were watching a Star Wars type movie. They were inside, but the outside speakers were really loud. I knocked on their door. "Oh sorry we didn't know the outside speakers were on." On my 2021 Sunseeker, the outside speakers are "A" and every time I turn on the TV inside, it defaults to the outside speakers being on. It's really annoying. One of these days I'll change it so it defaults to the inside speakers (or maybe disconnect the outdoor speakers, since I've never used them intentionally), but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Tom_Anderson 10/13/22 11:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Ford E450 Transmission issue

It's an "O/D Off" button. I have one on my 2002 F-250 with a 4R100 transmission, too. The Tow/Haul mode wasn't a thing until the 5R110W transmission was introduced. The OPs rig is a 2006 model. IIRC the 5R110W was being used in the E-series by then. Yup, but pianotuna was talking about his rig, which is a 2004. That's why he said it turns off the O/D, which is true for his rig, but is not the case with the OP's rig.
Tom_Anderson 10/09/22 07:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Ford E450 Transmission issue

I don't understand exactly what Tow/haul does. I try to use it most of the time, but was experimenting to see what seemed to keep the transmission happy so we could limp home. It locks out the overdrive. Possible it’s just a downshift button as old as the rig is, but generally tow haul does not lock out any forward gears on the vast majority of vehicles It's an "O/D Off" button. I have one on my 2002 F-250 with a 4R100 transmission, too. The Tow/Haul mode wasn't a thing until the 5R110W transmission was introduced.
Tom_Anderson 10/09/22 06:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Suggestions

I'm not sure which Freightliner chassis the Super C is built on, but I'm pretty sure it's available with a 6.7 Cummins.
Tom_Anderson 08/21/22 08:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: "Godzilla" Ford V 8

I guess the idea was for the rv engine to get better mpg's.....??? bc it's operating at lower rpms where its tuned to get peak HP and torque at a lower rpm , where the fuel injection settings are tuned at peak. Super Duty chassis with the 7.3 engine is tuned to produce 430 hp at 5,500 rpm. The Premium RV 7.3 is tuned to produce 350 hp at 3,750 rpm. I think its better suited for the rv which is always hauling its weight where a P/u is not. To have power early on , lower rpm's, is a benefit in an rv. Hmmm ... other than in drag, or closed course, racing ... what pickup driver (or RV driver) revs their 7.3 V8 to 5,500 rpm? I'm guessing that the "RV tuned version" of the 7.3 V8 would probably be putting out close to 430 hp too ... at 5,500 rpm. This is the point I was trying to make. It's just rated at a different RPM. That doesn't mean it's detuned.
Tom_Anderson 08/19/22 11:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: "Godzilla" Ford V 8

I'd be interested to know how many HP the pickup truck version produces at 3750 RPM. My guess is that it's not much (if any) more than the motorhome version.
Tom_Anderson 08/18/22 01:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stalls While Driving

Before you replace the fuel pump. hook up a fuel pressure gauge and see what the fuel pressure does when it stalls. If it's staying at 45PSI, the pump isn't your problem.
Tom_Anderson 08/05/22 01:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: In need of opinions, thank you

We really liked the Sprinter-based class C units, but couldn't seriously consider one because of the limited towing capacity. So we bought a 27-foot Ford on an F-450 chassis with a 7.3 V8, and we've been very happy with it. Gas mileage has averaged a little over 8MPG, with quite a bit of towing.
Tom_Anderson 07/14/22 10:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Ford V8

I have a 7.3 in my 2021 (2020 chassis, according to the underhood label) Sunseeker 2440DS. My average MPG so far over about 8000 miles is 8.1MPG, with about half of those miles towing a 7500lb. trailer. That's better than my V10-powered F-250, and the motorhome pulls hills better, too.
Tom_Anderson 07/10/22 08:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

Why aren't the millions of gas powered pickup trucks getting their converters stolen? If it's happening with PU's too, I sure don't seem to be reading much about it. :h It's definitely happening just as often with pickups. And not just gas engines. Diesels aren't safe, either.
Tom_Anderson 07/06/22 10:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sumo Springs to replace air bags

Personally, I think I would prefer the adjustability of the air bags, but I don't have any first hand experience with Sumo Springs.
Tom_Anderson 05/23/22 08:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1989 Ford 460 E 350 not running, need help

If the catalytic converter is broken inside, it can rattle, and it can plug up the exhaust, which would cause a lack of power.
Tom_Anderson 05/01/22 09:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1983 Midas Kingston - free RV with a locked engine

Good luck on your project. The Ford 460 is a pretty solid engine and the C6 is a decent transmission. You probably won't have to worry too much about the chassis. After it's all fixed up and you're camping in it, you'll have a sense of satisfaction you could never get from just buying one ready to go.
Tom_Anderson 05/01/22 09:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: brake controller install.

Youtube is your friend on this one. just click on the picture. Youtube Video That's the same brake controller I have, and the same harness. And the factory harness was in the same place. The only difference is that a couple of the wires in the Tekonsha harness didn't match the Ford harness in my 2020, so I had to move them to the correct positions in the connector. I don't remember exactly which ones they were, but I remember it blew the fuse immediately when I plugged it in.
Tom_Anderson 03/06/22 10:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lost Cruise Control

My F-250 has a pressure switch on the master cylinder that went bad and kept the cruise control from working. It was like a 5 minute job to replace it. The video i posted might be that. Yup, you're right. Sorry, I didn't watch the video before posting my reply.
Tom_Anderson 03/03/22 09:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lost Cruise Control

My F-250 has a pressure switch on the master cylinder that went bad and kept the cruise control from working. It was like a 5 minute job to replace it.
Tom_Anderson 03/03/22 08:05pm Class C Motorhomes
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