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RE: RV Crash

Somebody neglected to install the bolts that hold the body to the chassis. My bet is on a BIG lawsuit. Yup Workhorse Club posted that same photo with the bit about the lack of bolts. Or I added they may have put the bolts in but forgot to tighten them I have had some work done on my RV and after one motor mount bolt went off by itself and one other bolt and the other motor mount bolt. Well I removed the nut with my fingers (no wrench) I put it back on with a wrench an and some special BLUE oil.. I don't think it will come off by itself again.... (Made by locktite).Unless they have changed the build of the "Raised Platform", it is welded to the F53 chassis, not bolted. Or, someone really found a production time improvement, but may not be very longed lived.:S
wildmanbaker 08/21/20 04:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Back fire and power loss

How many miles and do you know the maintenance history? I do agree that getting it on an scope will help to determine the problems. The 454 with high mileage (over 100k) had some issues with the timing chain jumping a tooth.Its not just the 454, its all SB/BB chevys, fords, and Mopars. Its the funky timing chains that strength and wear the gears. We use to recommend changing the timing sets at about 75K to prevent failure and bending valves/pushrods.
wildmanbaker 08/13/20 01:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dinghy Towing

“Not sure what disconnected from my motor home means?“ The hitch/connector between the MH and the toad pops off, breaks, loosens, a bolt breaks....Thank you Lawrence, Fear of loosing the Toad is the main reason we have a braking system installed on our Toads.
wildmanbaker 08/10/20 05:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing

Only if it comes disconnected from your MH. In many states, a braking system is required over 1,500 pounds.
wildmanbaker 08/10/20 09:16am Dinghy Towing
RE: Welding on a 1999 spartan chassis

I've stood in Tiffins' Red Bay weld shop and watched them weld on frames without them disconnecting any thing. Get your ground clamp close to the weld area and go for it. Richard Exactly, I doutb any manufacture disconnects anything before welding on the chassis. There is too much of a chance of forgetting to reconnect things as the build goes on.
wildmanbaker 07/22/20 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Welding on a 1999 spartan chassis

Fire may be a bigger hazard than stray electrons. If you unplug things, make a list and a general location of the plugs for reconnecting. Take pictures, lots of pictures. Dielectric grease is you freind here. Remember, when you plug things back in, they may not come back like they should. Good luck.
wildmanbaker 07/21/20 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10

Bruce, the main point is the pistons are accelerating from 0 to 100 mph 84 times every second, at 5,000 rpm, and stopping, reversing direction, and acceleration to 100 mph again. This taking the stroke of the V10 in to account. At 3,000 rpm, this happens 50 times a second, but at a slightly slower speed. Your post points out staggering points, along with my post, its a wonder a engine lives at all.
wildmanbaker 07/17/20 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10

This is typical for 415 CIs pulling 20K pounds +. I would not go above 4,500 RPM. Some say the V10 is a high revving engine, but the computer limits the rpm to about 5,200. Try anticipating rises in elevation, and applying power in advance. If speed sags, us a lower gear. If you get to the top of the grade, you have it half made.
wildmanbaker 07/12/20 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

WOW! This is a very funny post.....Are laughing with us or laughing at us? ;) Both, some of the ideas...
wildmanbaker 05/25/20 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

WOW! This is a very funny post.....
wildmanbaker 05/23/20 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where did the Gas go ?

Pretty sure the 96 is a multi-port fuel injection system, and uses an high pressure in tank fuel pump. Still, check the oil just for grins and giggles.
wildmanbaker 04/22/20 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: NM RV PARKS EFFECTIVE 4/6/20

Boy, this could get ugly fast. Quite a few RV parks in the Boise area, are full, and have been for 3 years or longer with full time residents. I asked on owner why, and was told that for 2 years they have been full because of the local economy. Look at their side, a monthly fee, every month, all year long. They must keep their lot clean and orderly, or they are required to vacate the area. I can see their side of it, a more or less steady income, all year long, instead of the hit or miss of the seasonal travels.
wildmanbaker 04/07/20 10:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Onan starter cable

The house batteries are usually the power source for starting the gen. on a Fleetwood.
wildmanbaker 04/05/20 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Isolator Not Energizing

snip/ email me [email protected] AOL still exists???? The things you learn on this forum...:W....Dennis Dennis, give Bud a break, he lives in Moses Lake! LOL. Jim
wildmanbaker 04/02/20 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is MISSING from your RV Park?

Steamboat rock? Yes it is.
wildmanbaker 03/30/20 05:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is it time to trip

Off Line, getting ready for the end. Come get some!
wildmanbaker 03/24/20 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

I heard the FL gov issued orders requiring people flying in from NY & NJ must go into a 14 day quarantine.You can hear anything hanging around the outhouse. You cannot do that unless someone declares Martial Law.
wildmanbaker 03/24/20 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

Ron, let us know how the Closing the State boarders work. There is only one way that can happen, but Americans have been Free for too long for many to put up with that.
wildmanbaker 03/23/20 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

Since the original poster's signature was in WA, we should note that the state has closed all state campgrounds, all DNR and Forest Service land to camping. So, I guess the answer is you can't go camping even if you want to. Stay home, stay safeThis is a bitter pill to get down. This was a late announcement, and we wonder what has driven it. DNR, Federal forest Service land is not that crowded, especially this time of year, something about snow/mud. If you don't live in Washington, you haven't been exposed to our Governor's speeches, we really need some ADULT Super vision in our government...... Hey, if you can get out, it may not be a bad idea.
wildmanbaker 03/23/20 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

Rule #1....People die. Rule #2....Doctors can't change rule #1. Am I doing what I can to keep from getting sick? You bet ya! Am I really going to stay in my house and avoid all outside human contact? Nope. I am still hopeful the company will release be from my current job so I can get to Stone Mountain campground and enjoy a week or so of peaceful relaxation. Well Bill, we should be well chastised. I guess we are not too Entitled, like others are.
wildmanbaker 03/21/20 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
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