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Old 07-06-2017, 11:28 AM   #1
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Talking RVing from AK to MA

Good afternoon from BC,
I have begun my trip with a 2016 Minnie Winnie 31K, this is my first RV but not my 1st time camping. I will take all advice if given and I will share anything I find out on my trip. Pointers are always welcome. I have survived the first 72 hours but started to have issues with the mountains. I am afraid to push it because it starts to knock REALLY bad when it hits 3000 rpms, so I let off the gas and go slower. Could be just the grades of the mountains or the long drive that I took it on that day. We will see how it goes tomorrow. Thank you for the add to the community looking forward to learning the tricks of RVing.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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My advise is to not keep your foot in it. I've always backed off on the accelerator on long grades. Use a lower gear save your motor and transmission. I learned this from the years over the road running California.
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this place is great

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Old 07-07-2017, 09:10 AM   #5
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Engine knocking? Up the octane? My gasser runs smoother on a higher octane fuel.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:19 AM   #6
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Ford V-10 I assume? It shouldn't be knocking.

Have you ever changed the oil and filter?

How many miles on it?

Are you the first owner?

Have you tried a higher octane gas?

I had a new 1999 GMC that would knock really bad going up mountains. Long story short...it was the engine coolant going through the cabin heater hoses, a known problem on the early GM 5.3 V8.

Have you talked to a Ford dealer about the problem yet?
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So cataylic convertor went out and stuck in Prince George B.C. until Tuesday waiting on part. Ford at least covered under warranty. Now I am having issues with the Suburban water heater. Can't get the pilot light to stay on. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:15 AM   #8
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When it rains, it pours as the old saying went. Of course none of this stuff happens when you are close to home!

Hang in there... We were on a trip to Florida from our home in California and our toad's alternator and transmission went out...guess where. Florida.

That's why RVing is called an adventure...you never know what's going to happen next!
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Water heater problem... Check the burner/orifice. A little dirt and or cobweb can mess with your head. Sounds like that may be the problem. Best of luck
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