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RE: The importance of a TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Shoulda Coulda Woulda..... I think a TPMS would have saved my TT from total destruction on this one. Stove, fridge, shower, shore power, cabinets, floor, gas lines, wheelhouse, more plus the obvious in the pics, all destroyed. I didn't feel a thing even after the mirror check where I saw smoke and pieces flying off.... Not sure how far I drove like that, a few miles I guess. I drove back 2 miles picking up parts off the highway. It was a write-off on its maiden voyage after I had fixed it all up nicely. Oh well, brown stuff happens! :E:E https://i.imgur.com/Fbxrzxul.jpg Are you saying that with a single axle trailer and a tire that disintegrated you drove a "mile or so" like that and didn't notice anything? https://i.imgur.com/cABNkhvl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/8BbSFdyl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/07U3JVCl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xVbfmJIl.jpg
klutchdust 06/18/21 08:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The importance of a TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The best response I read so far...."And probably most importantly, I can easily feel when one tire is low among the rear duallies because the motorhome's handling definitely feels "way off" - soft, squishy, wobbly, etc. - if a rear tire is low or flat. This is from experience, as I've had it happen once and it was obvious that something was wrong. "
klutchdust 06/18/21 08:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The importance of a TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

How many have TPMS on their daily vehicle?????? Everyone that drives a car or light truck (< 10,000 lbs) in the USA built after 2007 has one since that's when they became mandatory. Sept of 2007 (2008+ models) Less than 10,000 GVWR....that leaves out a whole lot of trucks used for daily commutes, work, towing We did just fine without them. I don't understand how losing both tires leads to such mayhem as described. The coach won't flip over, your brakes still work. Slow down and pull over to the side. Sure it will lean a bit but I've seen plenty of rigs weighing much more than a motorhome losing both tires even losing the hub, drum and tires. If driving something larger than your car is a concern look into a safety course or driving course to help you to understand and know what to do if that situation occurs. Be safe out there.
klutchdust 06/16/21 09:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Front stabilizers on Class C Jamboree

Most likely for leveling purposes. I had front and rear hydraulics on my Cambria and often just used the rears. In windy conditions it helped by putting all four down, the coach was more stable.
klutchdust 06/12/21 09:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2021 Ford E-Series No V-10

^^^^^ great story. I enjoy hearing about real life scenarios and less of "my brother-in-laws friend or my neighbor said" etc. This tells a tale that is interesting to me and please keep us informed of any new developments. One buddy of mine put 300K plus on his v-10 before grandpa broadsided him and another 495K on 9 cylinders, he couldn't make it to 500. The one cylinder would misfire and found to have weak rings in it. Any extended warranties on there, nope. Using quality products at scheduled intervals is the best warranty you can purchase.
klutchdust 06/10/21 09:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Time for some maintenance...

Mike's RV in Bakersfield area comes to Famoso Raceway when there is an event. He sold me a gasket for my toilet this trip. Honest and reliable.
klutchdust 06/08/21 04:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2021 Ford E-Series No V-10

I follow different truck forums, I personally own a 06 Duramax with 94,000 miles on it. The questions on the forums regarding engine issues or failures frequently have been chipped or otherwise tampered with. Mine is bone stock, pulls loads nicely up hills and is just a treat to drive. The Allison tranny is second to none. The fleet at work used Allisons under some of the most extreme abuse situations and seldom had a failure.
klutchdust 06/08/21 09:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Worn suspension

I'll disagree with some of the posters here. 54,000 miles on factory shocks when your running your unit at maximum weight levels, Ya, it could be time for a change. They don't put premium shocks on these thing when they come from the factory. I'm guessing you can buy heavy duty shocks for around $100 each. While your doing this, change out your steering stabilizer too. Change out your steering stabilizer, why? At 54,000 miles? Why. Shocks will improve side roll. Steering stabilizer?
klutchdust 06/06/21 10:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 ft or less B+ with over head bed.

Drew wrote: "The somewhat improved aerodynamics probably would contribute to a bit better cruising at highway speed (better acceleration when passing, etc.). Likewise, if a little less tall overall, they logically should do a bit better with crosswinds and not getting pushed around by passing semis." Having driven mine with the aerodynamic looking front for 50K miles plus and driven those with the front bunk I noticed no difference in handling, wind, or trucks passing. it still got sucked towards them until i reworked the suspension. The key is to stop the side roll. Conventional and original shocks do not do that. Once in a severe headwind coming out of Phoenix and pulling a 16ft. trailer, i was in a lower gear, eating fuel and getting no where. If there are any aerodynamic advantages they are minimal. A c behind me could barely keep up and he had no trailer.
klutchdust 06/04/21 02:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 ft or less B+ with over head bed.

Having owned a Itasca Cambria for 6 years I know this. The front aerodynamic nose will not support a human sleeping in it, it is a fiberglass nose cone, that's it. It bobbed up and down when traveling and had no structural framing or support. I would not store anything up there. It contained some wiring for the audio and entertainment systems. The TV was mounted to a cheesy aluminum frame , speakers to each side. As far as "does it handle differently". I was not pleased with the handling of that coach, a 31 footer, , until I installed new shocks and had the front end aligned. it came with Roadmaster sway bars front and rear. The new shocks alone took out the pounding when even railroad tracks were crossed. Highly recommend spending $$$ for shocks. Good shocks will cost you , worth it though.
klutchdust 06/04/21 08:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newbie with questions

AAA for road service. I have denied warranties on everything I purchase and have yet would have used any of them. Tires, I have denied hazard warranty and could have used it once But in the meantime have accumulated close to 500 dollars in my tire fund. Extended warranties on vehicles. There are so many clauses and "out's" for the seller that it is nothing but a money maker for them. They talk about engine and drive train failures. The Ford V-10 will go 300K miles easily. Will it require maintenance, of course, so does your daily driver. "peace of mind" for some is something that ends up costing them thousands of dollars. How many friends or family ever had a new engine put in their car, duh, few if any. I have wrenched on everything that has a steering wheel or levers to steer it and I can tell you this.Regular scheduled maintenance using quality products is the BEST extended warranty you could ever purchase. Find a local RV mechanic, a mobile one if you can, and become his friend. RV's need stuff. There wasn't a trip that went by that I didn't come home with items on my list . Having sold my Cambria class C and now using a toy hauler it is still the same scenario. There is a forum called the TECH section. There you can ask for and receive any assistance you need for anything RV, this forum also. Enjoy your new ride, see you out there.....klutch.
klutchdust 06/03/21 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dry as a bone,…again

Filling the water tank when the coach is on a flat surface and adding slowly when the overflow starts to spit and sputter adds more to the tank. Turn on your shower to the flow you use, fill a one gallon jug and time it. it uses up quickly.
klutchdust 06/02/21 12:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe T Steering Stabilizer

Thanks Guys! I had a through and accurate alignment from a truck center and they said they increased the caster as much as possible with stock Ford parts. I also installed a TPMS to monitor tire pressure. It still is a bear to drive especially with a cross wind or passing truck. I understand it is a high profile vehicle but I am hoping to find something to tame it down. I appreciate the replies! I upgraded the shock absorbers which not only reduced the banging when going over small obstacles like rail road tracks but also cut the side roll you speak of in half. With a front and rear stabilizer bar and new shocks it drove like a different vehicle. And yes, proper wheel alignment.
klutchdust 05/25/21 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: AC is dripping what seems to be like a lubricant

Is this the first time the AC has been used. I would catch some of what is dripping and rub it between your fingers. It's under warranty so let it run for awhile. Also call the dealer and explain, it's not a big job to swap one out.
klutchdust 05/24/21 01:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: AC is dripping what seems to be like a lubricant

The hamster wheel is underneath everything that could have oil in it. The compressor has oil and there is some oil in the refrigerant itself. Is the unit still cooling? Any unusual smells?
klutchdust 05/24/21 11:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe T Steering Stabilizer

For me, it seems like it creates a problem rather than fixing one.
klutchdust 05/24/21 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need help locating a part.

I believe the OP is talking the rear factory sway bar. Whatever sway bar, my point was beware when ordering because the original and aftermarket are different size. IF there is no markings/tags on it how would one know? AND how do they break? right at the bend. The bolt holds the tab to the frame and the bracket breaks where it is bent. The bar twists the remaining piece until the sway bar falls down. That's what mine did but in the front.
klutchdust 05/21/21 10:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many miles a day can we go?

The first time that I traveled with my older brother on a fishing trip he mentioned getting lunch. His idea was to sit down at Denny's and mine was eat and drive. well, we went to Denny's and I realized what a nice break it was to get from behind the wheel and relax a little. Traveling with children and new to driving a vehicle ,you need to consider all that.Also they need to be buckled in, not roaming around. As you may experience sometimes when going through turns drawers open, stuff flies around. Anything left on the table as you drive will be on the floor.
klutchdust 05/20/21 10:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need help locating a part.

My experience has been that if it is a roadmaster sway bar you need a roadmaster bushing. Even then be sure it is sold by roadmaster. I purchased bushings/brackets for my front end on my class C Ford and they did not fit. Aftermarket import copycats are slightly off. Once i measured my bar using a micrometer did I see the difference in size. I ordered what I believed and what was advertised as original equipment bushings for the front end of my GMC 2500 and they were not the same. E trailer is a good source, very helpful with all my purchases.
klutchdust 05/20/21 10:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

So where are you with this. Was it running and now it won't start, did you add stabilizer to the tank? Everything was ok, it sat a week now won't start?
klutchdust 05/14/21 08:35am Class C Motorhomes
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