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RE: Towing 2013 Ford Expedition

Why do you want to tow such a heavy vehicle?
whemme 10/19/19 05:19pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

I tow a 2016 VW Golf GTI with 6 speed manual transmission 4 wheels down. I had a mechanics cut off the locked steering engagement pin so I did not have to run the ignition switch in the ACC position in order to keep the steering unlocked. I use a Blue Ox base plate and tow bar. I have towed the GTI so far more than 7000 miles with no problems. Photo Click here Mod Edit: Dropbox doesn't seem to want to post correct so changed into a clickable link.
whemme 10/18/19 07:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle service insurance????

What are you planning to tow with the Honda? Or are you planning to tow the Honda? I am looking for a simple, reliable tow car for my Newmar Baystar to tow. vcb49, please use the correct terminology so not to confuse everyone. When you use the term tow car that means a vehicle that you intend to use to tow another vehicle and not a vehicle that you intend to tow behind another vehicle.
whemme 10/10/19 06:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: getting a tow vehicle

Also the topic title is misleading. It should instead be getting a toad vehicle. A tow vehicle is one doing the towing.
whemme 10/02/19 11:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford V10 Winterize/additive?

Yes, recommend adding Stabil or Sea Foam fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank for any storage periods exceeding 3 months.
whemme 09/13/19 08:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 gradual reduction in fuel economy

My V10 at 115,000 miles used only about 1 qt oil in 4000 miles.
whemme 08/13/19 06:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: update on my 5star tune

OP, please tell us the changes they made to the cruise control. Rather than deprive you of a learning opportunity, . . . . here ya go: If you read ALL of the thread, you'll get some idea of what's going on. Chum lee I have already read the detailed 5-Star turning info in that thread. Basically it changes the transmission shift schedule which is good and also advances the application of the throttle fooling the driver into thinking that the engine now accelerates better (not so good). The thread mentions nothing about changing the cruise control operation. But the OP in the beginning of this thread says that the latest version of the 5-Star now also changes the operation of the cruise control. My question is what actually did they do now to change the cruise control?
whemme 08/12/19 02:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: update on my 5star tune

I suspect that the changes you are seeing are changes to the transmission downshift programming. Actually nothing to do with cruise control itself.
whemme 08/12/19 03:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: update on my 5star tune

OP, please tell us the changes they made to the cruise control.
whemme 08/11/19 01:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 gradual reduction in fuel economy

Total cost at my Ford dealer to replace 10 spark plugs and coils, fuel filter, serpentine belt and oil pressure sensor was $1,776.53 back on Feb 2017 at 99,167 miles.
whemme 08/06/19 11:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 gradual reduction in fuel economy

Yes the spark plugs and coil overs were actually replaced with new. I happen to know the Ford mechanic that did the work. Boy those coil overs are expensive - about $95 each for 10 of them!!!!
whemme 08/05/19 03:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 gradual reduction in fuel economy

New spark plugs and all new coil overs were installed at 100,000 miles but that did not help the mileage problem.
whemme 08/05/19 09:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 gradual reduction in fuel economy

We add a couple cans of seafoam periodically to clean the inserts but I'll be curious what you learn also. Not sure what you mean by inserts. Do you mean injectors?
whemme 08/04/19 08:08pm Class C Motorhomes
Ford V10 gradual reduction in fuel economy

I have a 26' Class C on a 2000 Ford E450 chassis with V10 engine now with 115,000 mile on it. I used to average 8.5 mpg pulling a 3400 lb toad but over time the economy has deteriated to the 7.5 to 8.0 mpg range. My Ford dealer says that as long as I am not getting any check engine codes that my oxygen sensors are still OK and not causing the reduced mpg problem. But I still wonder if the oxygen sensors might be causing the problem. Anyone else with experience with this issue?
whemme 08/04/19 06:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Brake Issues & Tire Issues

The E350 chassis has a maximum gross weight rating of 12,500 lbs as I recall. Your 29' length Class-C is most likely noticeably overweight above 12,500 lbs. That overload can make it harder on your brakes. Have you ever weighed your coach? Also, were you pulling a toad with no auxillary braking system?
whemme 07/21/19 01:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C rear end sag and banging!

Your 29' Class C built on a Ford E350 chassis is most probably significantly over loaded on its rear axle. The E350 chassis uses a Dana 70 rear axle rated at 8500 lbs. Your 29' should have been built on a E450 chassis that uses heavier rear leaf springs and a Dana 80 rear axle rated at 9600 lbs. Have you weighed your RV to determine the actual weight on the rear axle alone?
whemme 07/16/19 09:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Drop Hitch Receiver

You want your tow bar to be level with the height of the bar no more than 2" higher than at the toad. What ever you do don't select a drop receiver that puts the tow bar height at the toad higher than at the motorhome hitch. Doing that could cause your toad to jack up and crash into the rear of your motorhome in the event of a very hard stop or a crash of the motorhome itself.
whemme 06/23/19 08:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dewinterizing issue

That is why you should learn to winterize your RV yourself. That way you will know how to unwinterize it.
whemme 06/06/19 01:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E350 vs E450 chassis pros and cons for a short 24 ft class C

Did someone mention that the E450 chassis uses a 55 gallon fuel tank and the E350 chassis only has a 38 gallon tank.
whemme 04/27/19 05:13pm Class C Motorhomes
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