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RE: Thor outlaw 29j

I can't see quality being any better . I think Covid has taken a toll on most everything in production these days, plus 2 years. 29J, I can only comment from what I heard a few owners say in general regarding that size hauler. The advice given to me was.... 'I would opt for am medium duty rig if I planned on hauling anything of weight in the garage'. 'I would not want to drive a 450 with maxed-out payload and weight behind the rear axle'.
bobndot 01/28/22 08:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lithium Iron Batteries and Charging Systems

Charging rate is higher than agm. Lithium is sensitive to cold charging. They also should not be fully discharged. If in a cold climate the lithiums need to be warm in order to charge. There is some kind of new technology that allows the battery to warm itself by connecting and disconnecting a small wire to its terminal.
bobndot 01/27/22 03:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking About a Class C

I found a big difference between the 3 speed and 4 speed tranny. The 6 speed is much better. Ascending hills is easier and gas mpg is better. Look into recurring exhaust manifold gaskets and fuel pump issues in that vintage. You might need to drop the fuel tank to access the pump . You might want to verify that if its important to you. At 32 years old, a lot can go wrong.
bobndot 01/22/22 09:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 20201 Class C on Ford E-450-Heavy Hood

jolooote, maybe its possible for a body shop or marine shop that works with fiberglass to make a mold for a replacement hood. I know someone that did that for his racing corvette. Find a racing body shop and ask.
bobndot 01/15/22 04:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 20201 Class C on Ford E-450-Heavy Hood

Measure for gas struts
bobndot 01/14/22 08:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 20201 Class C on Ford E-450-Heavy Hood

Ron, my mechanic swapped a steel hood for a glass hood on an early mustang and it was almost 1/2 the weight. The OEM hood was about 50 lbs. vs high 20’s for the glass. The E series cabs have such small hoods most people don’t feel the need for gas struts . You have two options. 1. Forget the web, make phone calls to rv repair shops who have suppliers that we do not have access to. 2. Take measurements yourself and buy the appropriate size. I will supply a link how to measure for struts.
bobndot 01/14/22 08:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 20201 Class C on Ford E-450-Heavy Hood

Do a search for ‘hydraulic hood assist pistons’ .
bobndot 01/13/22 10:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford E450 Class C Dash Emergency Battery Switch issues

See if this helps. Pics.
bobndot 01/11/22 03:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sea Foam stabilizer

Its less expensive to use Startron. Works equally well.
bobndot 01/08/22 07:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sprinter alignment

Any new RV should be aligned . The coach was added to the chassis . If you have it aligned as a ready to roll loaded unit, then your alignment would be most beneficial. If its new then Sprinter should pay for it.
bobndot 01/07/22 08:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New suspension upgrades

Hi Ron, I ran my front ‘E’ plys at 45-50 psi on my former truck campers for years. I’m also starting to experiment with lowering psi more on my ‘C’. The ride does feel like it bites more when steering, which feels good to me. I’m assuming it has a positive affect with passing big rigs. It feels like it does. Driving behind big rigs with their turbulence can be challenging too. I often back off my throttle to afford me more distance. Happy New Year , Bob
bobndot 01/05/22 08:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New suspension upgrades

EMD360, if the 22' rv was on a 350 and the 26' is a 450, then that might be why you feel the difference in ride. Maybe ? Regarding potholes, you're driving a truck with suspension to haul a home. It's going to feel a bit rough at times. It has to be stout enough to haul its weight. These mods that we are doing, all may help a bit but at the end of the's still a truck ! My mods included the larger sways, Koni's in the rear, Bils front, steering stabilizer , rear track bar , a good reputable positive caster alignment and I run my psi in my 24 ft class c, a little softer because I'm underweight by 2000 lbs,. I run 75 lbs Rear and 70F. IMO, the rear track bar, which I did at the same time as the shocks, gave the most bang for the buck. That combined with the lower front psi to 70 seems like its offering more footprint on the pavement, resisting be pushed by passing bow-waves. *But, as said here by someone else, try to leave as much room between the other vehicle next to you at the time of passing . Doing that allows the wave to dissipate a little. Today, my 24' C drives real nice, even on the 'back road twisties', it feels pretty solid up to 105-110 mph. but that might be the unbalanced tire on the toad. :W Seriously, I'm restricted to 65 mph towing my toad as well when towing my 5x12 v-nose. Stay safe, Bob.
bobndot 01/05/22 05:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New suspension upgrades

Running lower air pressure? Sometimes , if the psi is a match your GWR that's weighed individually at all fire corners. This video explains. There is also a link for a tire PSI chart.
bobndot 01/05/22 04:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: polishing front cap on a Class C

The front cap on my 2011 Class C is a bit faded and dull. What are you folks using to get rid of the light oxidation and polish it up?? Wish I had a scaffold to reach it all by hand.. Remember going to the circus ? How would do on a pair of stilts ? :) I sometimes use the fork lift on a tractor, I strap-down a wooden platform to the fork. Use two aluminum bunk style ladders and weld 2x2 bases to them. Set them up facing each other approx. 7' apart. Drive the front wheels onto the base plates to make it a secure foundation. A 2x12 would work as a cross member.
bobndot 01/03/22 10:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reducing push/pull from tractor trailers passing

Caster is important on new units. This is older info but still stands. Alignment info class C. Check caster numbers.
bobndot 01/01/22 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 4-season truck camper and anti-freeze

I was not very precise. My question was more about the need for the rv antifreeze in the grey and black tanks. Some holding tanks use heat pads in either 12v DC or 120v AC configurations. Some other units use a dedicated heat duct which is branched off the furnace to put some heat near those tanks as long as they are enclosed and not exposed to the elements . Some units have no means for heat on or near those holding tanks. Those tanks would have the need for some sort of antifreeze so the contents do not completely freeze. 4 seasons is just a term . 4 seasons in Texas is not the same as 4 seasons in Canada. I use my rig to dry camp at campgrounds with heated bath houses. For during the night use, I have a ‘Curve’ battery operated flush toilet with its own water supply tank of 5 gals. and its own 5 gal holding tank. If i travel with no heat on , I fill its water tank with windshield washer fluid. The holding tank gets dumped in the campground bath house toilet as needed. Doing things this way allows me to use an electric heater off the CG ‘s electric to save my LP by not continually running the furnace. Many rigs nowadays use Pex water lines which are somewhat forgiving regarding freezing. Its the plastic elbows, petcocks and toilet valves that usually crack causing the leaks.
bobndot 12/30/21 09:04pm Truck Campers
RE: 4-season truck camper and anti-freeze

An unheated 4-season rv is a 4-season tent.
bobndot 12/30/21 10:36am Truck Campers
RE: Wind noise question

I think it may have to do with, direction of travel, and direction of the prevailing wind and speed. Seems if conditions are just right it will form a vortex and you will get the noise. Ditto. It happens to my Prius this way. X3, I think awning arms play into it too.
bobndot 12/29/21 11:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: rear view camera

Maybe this will help some.
bobndot 12/28/21 05:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wind noise question

Could it be the entrance door ? Mine is right behind the passenger seat and that door leaks air. Sitting in the drivers seat, it sounds like its coming from the passenger seat but it isn't.
bobndot 12/28/21 05:44pm Class C Motorhomes
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