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RE: Looking at class c questions on maintenance

I know I can change it myself. I was actually wondering where people go when they are out on a trip and needed to have some service done, like an oil change for example. I know if something is rv related I would need to go to an rv shop You are a member here for 20 years , nothing much will be any different running a 25’ class C. :) Handle it the same way you would operating your fiver and HD pickup. Get yourself a road service company. AAA Coach-Net Good Sam road service Make one phone call, tell them what you need. They find you someone that can accommodate a class C.
bobndot 06/29/22 01:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking at class c questions on maintenance

Ford or GM dealerships often do not work on trucks or rvs due to garage bay size limitations. Any car service station , doesn't have to be a Ford or GM dealership, will be able to perform most services and repairs 'out of doors' if weather is permitting. If its a Ford or GM, its a just a van chassis which is high enough off the ground to crawl under for oil service. You won't be paying a commercial truck shop labor rate either. Some commercial shops now are in the $200/hr range and put rv recreational folks second on their 'priority list'. They take care of repeat service contract commercial accounts, where guys need trucks to earn a living before they take of rv people that use their rigs for playtime. That has been made clear to me more than once.
bobndot 06/28/22 06:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: BORN FREE's Kim Olson still in the RV business?

Does anyone know if Kim Olson, Customer Service Rep. at Born Free for 30+ years, is still in the RV business? Its page 4 of this post It does not appear that anyone here knows. If you are seriously trying to find him , go see a private investigator who is licensed to do searches with software thats not avl to you or anyone else.
bobndot 06/27/22 07:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best mileage ever on a great albeit short trip...

I remember working through the 1974/1975 gasoline crises when gas climbed to $1.00. It seems that it remained at those prices and then some. Who knows how this is going to play out. It seems like there is some other force managing the puppeteer. Klutch , i wish you a speedy recovery. The follow up PT is the not the so pleasant part. You’ll get thru it .
bobndot 06/24/22 01:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best mileage ever on a great albeit short trip...

Good to know. Thank you Phil
bobndot 06/24/22 06:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best mileage ever on a great albeit short trip...

I now often just recharge the coach batteries by idling it periodically when camping. Phil, did you install a DC to DC charger ?
bobndot 06/23/22 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best mileage ever on a great albeit short trip...

Well, you know what they are going to tell you. “It’s the new $5/ gal gasoline giving better mpg”.
bobndot 06/23/22 03:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing under cabinet lights with LED lights

Great job ! :B It’s amazing that you were able to find the center of anything with 73 year old eyes :) You’re better than me
bobndot 06/21/22 08:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Tbr2015, There are many youtubes to view for selecting tow bars. The link here is informative and shows how to remedy a few snags that can occur. Blue Ox tow bar setup
bobndot 06/15/22 08:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

As BFL13 suggested…rent one. I think that’s the best advice . Especially now that owners here have relayed their good experiences with Sprinters. You need to check the long haul comfort for two people with seating and sleeping space. That’s where we all spend 50% of our life. If your passenger is not comfy it wont matter too much if your bath is wet or dry. You now also have non Sprinter general class C info that was provided from others like myself, that offer things you may or may not have thought of. Driving one loaded up as you plan to use it will allow its suspension to work . It will probably drive better than short test , driving an empty one from a dealers lot.
bobndot 06/14/22 10:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

some one said only a mb dealer can do repairs? I live in ohio have a great service shop just down the road, not a mb shop. Yes, there are shops that can change parts and fluids. I was told that non-network shops do not have the needed software for certain repairs. Like code related repairs. Maybe things are different now than they 12 mos ago , Not 100% sure but anyone considering a Sprinter should do some research before plopping down down that kind of money. Expect to pay for parts if out of factory warranty !! Be wary of extended service contracts ! Specialty rv shops are in the $175/ hr labor range in many areas. Having a shop near home is a different ballgame than away from home. Especially when in more remote areas.
bobndot 06/13/22 07:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

I went Ford. My MB car dealers and my two rv dealers told me they would not touch a Sprinter. It has to be a network Sprinter dealership or repair center. I got scared off. I really wanted to try a Sprinter but im very happy with my Fords 4000 lb payload and 7500 tow capacity. Its extremely difficult to overload a 24’ E450. Your toad will be your cargo trailer as well. Don't worry about lack of storage as long as you are towing a car. Have you driven a C ? My C is rv number 11 . We get so much more use from our small C than any of our trailers . We use it year round for family visiting, shopping, events etc. Hospital security gave us a special spot while caring for family in rehab. The beauty of a 24’ C. Have you driven one ? Its not the same as driving a fiver with a rock solid, smooth , quiet pickup. Its a different ride. You can hear the rattles of the coach and everything inside it. Something you DON’T hear when towing a trailer. It will take time to use foam waffle sheets to quiet things down. The trim around my microwave drove me nuts until i discovered that rattle.
bobndot 06/13/22 05:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Water Issue

Check valves sometimes can repair themselves but if not there are many youtube videos that show you how to fix or replace. P.S. its always a good idea to have a full tank of water in case the campgrounds city water system develops a problem. Its happened to me a couple of times.
bobndot 06/12/22 07:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Country Water Fill - Class C Jayco

You need to reverse the screen to push against the back- flow device inside the city water fill. How to use the country fill port
bobndot 05/30/22 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Country Water Fill - Class C Jayco

What's new isn't always better. I had easy access to my water tank and was able to fill it from inside the rv using a mod that i once viewed. On a previous rv , i found it easier to cut a hole on the top of the holding tank and use a marine deck-plate to seal it. That gave me the option to fill using a pressurized garden hose or gravity fill via bucket. It also made it easy to clean the inside of the tank. 8” hole with deck-plate. You could also install an old style gravity fill port and fill tube to the tank. Just cut a hole and seal it like they always did at the factory. They work !
bobndot 05/30/22 02:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sunseeker classic questions

If i remember correctly, you have to remove the bag being there is little clearance on top. An interesting video shows a spring swap eliminating the need for AB’s. I did this on one of my trucks and it worked real nice. No more AB’s for me. This youtube shows the springs for a class C at the 12+ min mark.
bobndot 05/30/22 01:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

Maybe it would be easier to try and shut down the black market for these - rather than trying to stop the thieves from being able to remove them from vehicles? Phil, I think it comes down to economics. It's not a big enough problem yet. I don't think enough cats are stolen in this country for a fed investigation to open. So many agents and costly specialists are needed to organize and carry out something like that. If they farm out cats overseas, then I would think international legal teams would also be necessary. It's too expensive ! It's on us for now and probably will always be. Do a research of how many cats are stolen each year and divide that by 50 states.
bobndot 05/26/22 01:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sumo Springs to replace air bags

I would first attempt to fix the OEM bags. Are they actually Ford bags? Or added as part of the MH build? Good point. I had a set of bags that leaked and found upgraded valves that the lines pushed into. Problem solved..
bobndot 05/24/22 08:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sumo Springs to replace air bags

It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to control sway from crosswinds ? Is your rig squatting when loaded , did you measure your rear ground clearance to notice a difference between unloaded and loaded ? Are you running at or near your gross weight ? Have you performed any other suspension mods ? Sumo’s might not be needed if you already upgraded sway-bars to heavy duty. Tire pressure experimenting and a correct reputable alignment is foremost to control sway. **Have this info available when you call the Sumo company to make sure you are getting the correct spring combo. They come in 3 ratings identified by color. GVWR Scale your rig, front then rear axle. I would want to know my rvs real weight rolling down the road , thats how you use your rv a majority of the time. There are 3 grades of Sumo’s. Being that the E450 cutaway is a hard riding truck to begin with, you need to use the correct Sumo otherwise it may have the reverse affect. The company Sumosprings International states the blue spring is rated for a 16,000# vehicle. But some installers suggest the heavier black springs. Before I would order anything , i would want to speak to a qualified tech at Sumosprings. They might suggest doing the front first or vice-versa, depending on the info you provide to them. They may also suggest the blue spring in front and the black medium spring in the rear. They have the experience with many rv owners doing this and would hopefully be able to offer you the best combination that fits your gvwr so you don’t end up ‘pounding’ over bumps or having to do this all over again.
bobndot 05/24/22 05:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transferring Propane?

I think the valve position is to high up on the MH tank to be able to off- load liquid propane to another tank without a pump and/or special connections. By the time you spend money to buy what you need might end up costing more than the LP value. Being that you and I really don’t know for sure, better to leave LP transfers to a tech that knows what he is doing. Suppose someone gives you the wrong advice ! Is it really worth it ?
bobndot 05/21/22 06:09pm Class C Motorhomes
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