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RE: Anyone have the new Ford 7.3L V8?

In 2021 is there a choice regarding engines ? Can it be ordered either way v10 or v8 ? Bob, from my reading on several forums, I "believe" some of the early 2021s still had the Triton V-10 (old stock) but when they are gone (and they are probably all "gone" right now) I get the idea that the Ford cutaway chassis will be "Godzilla" powered only ...... dunno about the F-53. Others more knowledgeable will hopefully chime in. Best.............
youracman 04/15/21 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone have the new Ford 7.3L V8?

There are about a dozen posts here: You will find a lot more if you just Google up "Ford 7.3 gas motorhome" or other terminology. Hope that helps. There was a problem early on (with some installations) involving inadequate air flow in the area of the spark plug wires IIRC. It's been resolved by now (by most all the MH manufacturers) I am sure. I have the venerable V-10 and it is amazing IMHO, but I would rather have the new one you are getting ...... more power, less noise and just a whisker better fuel economy (maybe.) Just my $.02 Safe travels to ya.
youracman 04/15/21 04:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E-450 16" tire valve size?

I had the Borg metal stems installed on mine. The first firm I tried (a wholesaler) was not sure what the "bend angle" should be for my wheels (Alcoa) and they suggested I call the retailer in the link below. I did that and they knew exactly what I needed ..... including the rubber stabilizers. I paid Les Schwab about $65 to install the hardware. As you probably know, the inside dual cannot be spin balanced with the super long stem installed.....beads can be used but I used "Centramatics" instead. Many say the duals don't even need to be balanced so YMMV. I love being able to check the pressure, add air or install my TPMS sensors without even getting down on one knee. Well worth the $ IMHO. You might want to give these folks a call. They will know what you need. Best .......... and be safe.
youracman 03/24/21 08:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How long to bring slide in and drive off?

Mine fully retracts in well under a minute. It has done that every time the retract button has been pushed...... for 14 years; but the day is surely coming when it won't retract. There is a method to manually retract it, but those who have posted about that procedure say it is a long, drawn-out process. If you are not totally averse to going with a toad you might want to reconsider it. Towing a small vehicle 4-down is a LOT less trouble than many think it is ..... a piece of cake, actually. Most of us can hook up and "double-check our checklist" in 15 minutes or so. Unhooking takes even less time. Best. Be safe.
youracman 03/22/21 05:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

On mine, Bob.... it is a mix (typical), i.e., a steel wheel inboard and an Alcoa outboard. Both have very little clearance over the hub and are, in fact, a bit of a tussle to get off. The lug nuts are the "built-in-washer" type.....not conical and they only call out 140 ft-lb of torque .... stamped on the lug nuts. That is the config for 16" wheels, dunno about larger ones. I believe the GVWR is the same for all steel as for the Alcoa-wheeled rigs with 16" wheels.....if that's germane.
youracman 09/11/20 07:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

Aren’t most all aftermarket wheels lug centric , including Alcoa ? If that’s the case , which i think it is, then that would explain why they are sensitive to being overloaded ? The lugs would center and carry the weight instead of the hub , like an OEM steel wheel. If that’s the case then it’s imperative to weigh your rig.
youracman 09/11/20 07:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

Just my 'sperience, Hank: I ordered solid (chrome plated brass, I believe) "Dually" valve stems from here: They have a "CONTACT" button on their site. I tried to go to the main supplier for Dually Stems, but they wanted to know what angle I needed. I didn't have a clue, so I contacted the folks at "Always Shiny" and they knew exactly what I needed. IIRC the price back then was $115 with free shipping. I had them installed on the duals at Les Schwab ..... for about $85 (they said an easy job cuz all they have to do is "break the bead" to tire dismount needed.) Know that it is nigh impossible to spin balance the inside dual with the 7-inch long valve stem so I installed "Centramatics" ....... I now doubt that was needed as some folks do not balance the rears at all; probably could just spin balance the outer dually and call it a done deal. The hardware from Always Shiny included a rubber "stabilizer" that goes in one of the "hand holes" on the Alcoa rim to stabilize the long inside stem. I wasn't thrilled with the fit on those stabilizers, but they have never they work. I use a TST system with the cap sensors. Never had a problem since installing this setup about 3 years ago. One nice feature: I can check the pressure or air up any tire without even getting down on one knee...... so I am well satisfied. I personally like the cap sensors better than the flow through type (I've used both) however it is a bear to service the cap sensors with new batteries, and O-rings (the flow throughs are easier) ..... but I go ahead and do it each winter for the upcoming travel season. I didn't need to do anything to the steer tires to use the TST cap sensors. A little tight, but not real difficult to install or remove the sensors. I did modify my sensors by removing the "theft prevention' feature. Simplifies things, IMHO. Hopes this helps. As always, YMMV. Stay safe.
youracman 09/11/20 04:17pm Class C Motorhomes
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