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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-10-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By MoCoTom
Congrats on your new purchase, it looks great. If...

Congrats on your new purchase, it looks great. If you have any questions on the engine, trans or chassis there is a Workhorse specific forum here with lots of info on your chassis ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-06-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By MoCoTom
Automotive basecoat-clearcoat paint has doubled...

Automotive basecoat-clearcoat paint has doubled in price within the last two years, and heaven help you if your color contains red or yellow pigments. One quart of PPG basecoat for the primary color...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-01-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 25,326
Posted By MoCoTom
The Allison 6 speed has a top gear ratio of .614...

The Allison 6 speed has a top gear ratio of .614 and has been used with great success for years, the Ford 10 speed has a top gear ratio of 0.63 which is lower than the Allison so I don't understand...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By MoCoTom
Clear coat fails because of the suns ultraviolet...

Clear coat fails because of the suns ultraviolet rays breaking down the paint. It does not lead to delamination but is visually unpleasant. If not repaired the affected area will continue to grow...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 12-22-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By MoCoTom
I added three gauges to the dash shortly after I...

I added three gauges to the dash shortly after I bought my coach. They are water temp, trans temp and fuel pressure. Later I purchased the scangauge to monitor fuel trims and found out I could have...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-22-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,199
Posted By MoCoTom
:iagree::thumb:

:iagree::thumb:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-14-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By MoCoTom
I'm located north of you in southeastern Pa. In...

I'm located north of you in southeastern Pa. In this area an enclosed storage unit that will accommodate a 40 ft RV with the services you describe will cost between $350-$450 or slightly more per...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By MoCoTom
Gary's suggestion of stop drilling is correct and...

Gary's suggestion of stop drilling is correct and will stop the crack from spreading, but being a 2021 model I would most certainly take it to the dealer before drilling any holes. The crack is the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-05-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By MoCoTom
The space between the lug nut's base washer and...

The space between the lug nut's base washer and the center hub cover on your eight lug wheel is closer than it is on the ten lug wheels. I needed to buy the 33mm stainless steel lug covers because...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-05-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By MoCoTom
The hub covers I put on my W-22 look exactly like...

The hub covers I put on my W-22 look exactly like pictured but are not right-left thread specific. I would check which thread the hub attachment is just to be sure you don't order the wrong part. I...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-16-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By MoCoTom
Sorry, I didn't realize that was the case. I have...

Sorry, I didn't realize that was the case. I have no knowledge of what your issue could be. Hope someone else can help you and good luck.
Tom
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-15-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By MoCoTom
David, Your P-32 chassis will have the GM 4L80...

David,
Your P-32 chassis will have the GM 4L80 trans. This should be the same as any truck chassis where the gear selection detents are actually contained within the transmission. Assuming the shift...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By MoCoTom
1775 at Tun Tavern. The only military branch...

1775 at Tun Tavern. The only military branch formed in a bar. Semper fi brothers.
Tom
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-08-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By MoCoTom
Jim, Look here https://www.motiveproducts.com/...

Jim,
Look here https://www.motiveproducts.com/ for the kits and adapters that are available for most vehicles.
Tom
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-06-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By MoCoTom
If you are using the Motive Products pressure...

If you are using the Motive Products pressure bleeder there is no need for speed bleeders. This unit pressurizes the brake system so you simply place a clear plastic tube over the nipple on the...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-05-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By MoCoTom
David, They have an adapter for that style...

David,
They have an adapter for that style master cylinder. I have this adapter so if you would like the measurements to see if it will work just let me know
Tom...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-05-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By MoCoTom
I bought one of these many years ago and would...

I bought one of these many years ago and would not be without it ever again. Pour fluid in, attach it to master cylinder and pump it up. Simply open the wheel bleeder and watch until clean fluid or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By MoCoTom
These should be held on by small spring clips...

These should be held on by small spring clips that attach to the edge of the hub cap. If you pry each of the clips open slightly with a small screwdriver so they fit tighter in the the wheel opening...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By MoCoTom
Bob, The National Rv brand was considered to be...

Bob,
The National Rv brand was considered to be a very good quality manufacturer, so if in good condition I believe you would be happy with how well it is built. I would think the problem of finding...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By MoCoTom
My tank looked similar to your picture. I decided...

My tank looked similar to your picture. I decided to remove it from the rv and repaint the entire tank surface. Cleaned the rust with a wire wheel on a grinder and like mentioned used POR-15 on the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-26-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By MoCoTom
I have been thinking about this for a while now....

I have been thinking about this for a while now. When I read the Pennsylvania Ezpass website. it looks like you are supposed to have a commercial account if your RV is over 15,000 lb which virtually...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-26-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,086
Posted By MoCoTom
I never meant for this to become a post about...

I never meant for this to become a post about military service and apologize if it seemed that way. It was more about how upset he was with people driving motor homes.
Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By MoCoTom
The brochure I found did not list the dry weight...

The brochure I found did not list the dry weight for any of the 2005 Itasca models so there is no way to be sure without weighing it. My 35 ft with the W-22 chassis weights 19,000 lb for comparison....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By MoCoTom
I just looked up the brochure for the 2005 Itasca...

I just looked up the brochure for the 2005 Itasca Suncruiser and surprisingly the W-22 was the standard chassis for the 38R model, with the W-24 being an option. A 39 ft coach on a 22,000 lb chassis...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By MoCoTom
Look at the Zoomer's listing in the first post by...

Look at the Zoomer's listing in the first post by the OP. Assuming the listing by the dealer for this motorhome is correct, the sixth digit of the vin # is the number "6" indicating a w-22. The W-24...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,718
Posted By MoCoTom
Really looks nice and no monthly payments:thumb:

Really looks nice and no monthly payments:thumb:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-16-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,086
Posted By MoCoTom
I'll learn not to initiate a conversation

I'm an early riser and my DW isn't, so I usually set outside with my coffee and watch the world wake up. This morning a younger age man walked by my campsite with his shower gear and towel, he was...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-14-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By MoCoTom
Workhorse used the Evans a/c system and the TX...

Workhorse used the Evans a/c system and the TX (thermal expansion) valve is connected directly to the evaporator. It has an inlet and outlet port, the inlet being high pressure liquid refrigerant...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By MoCoTom
I did the same thing and feel it's worth the...

I did the same thing and feel it's worth the extra cost. Cleaned the bat box, painted it and didn't need to do any maintenance since. If your batteries are good it is understandable that your not...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-07-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By MoCoTom
There is no down side to aluminum wheels other...

There is no down side to aluminum wheels other than keeping them shined and that is your choice to polish or not. They reduce unsprung weight which helps shocks control the suspension and aluminum...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-07-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By MoCoTom
I will make it three votes for Performance...

I will make it three votes for Performance Friction. They don't produce excessive dust (all metallic pads dust some) on my aluminum wheels and the stopping power is excellent. I would agree that they...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,674
Posted By MoCoTom
Over head cam engines run coil on plug but modern...

Over head cam engines run coil on plug but modern V-8"s with cams in the block have the spark plugs in the side of the head between the exhaust ports. That means no place for the coil so they place...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-29-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By MoCoTom
You have Alcoa aluminum wheels, the center is...

You have Alcoa aluminum wheels, the center is simply a hub cap that attaches with small spring clips on the back side outer edge of the cap. The clips press against the wheel's center opening to hold...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-29-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By MoCoTom
Like Gary stated, commercial trucks virtually...

Like Gary stated, commercial trucks virtually never hit age limits before tire tread is gone. As a over the road truck owner I would replace steering tires normally in less than a year and drive...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,674
Posted By MoCoTom
I nominate Don's reply as "post of the year". Get...

I nominate Don's reply as "post of the year". Get over yourselves
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By MoCoTom
Now that's a SUPER-C !!

I went to a local truck show yesterday and look what I found right here in my little town. This was built by a very talented man that owned a truck repair shop in town and has a passion for restoring...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-16-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By MoCoTom
I have to agree with Bobby. If you do your...

I have to agree with Bobby. If you do your homework and feel confident that the issue that led to a salvage title was repaired correctly then resale will be the only downside. If you feel it is your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By MoCoTom
The company I'm quoting from is Simpletire.com....

The company I'm quoting from is Simpletire.com. They show the Sumitomo ST 719 in size 245/75 x 22.5 (the size you listed in your original post) for $282.96 each for a total of $1697.76 for six. This...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By MoCoTom
Simple Tire has the Sumitomo 719 for $1697 with...

Simple Tire has the Sumitomo 719 for $1697 with free shipping for 6 tires. That means you will pay $950 to have 6 tires installed and balanced. that seems a little pricey to me. To answer your...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-06-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By MoCoTom
I have been on extreme grades in the western...

I have been on extreme grades in the western mountains without problems as I suspect many others on this forum have. Starting with too much speed at the top and then halfway down burning the brakes...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-06-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By MoCoTom
The Summo's are designed to help with ride...

The Summo's are designed to help with ride quality and body roll. The rear track bar is meant to control the slight rear axle side to side movement that springs and their hangers allow. Even the...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-05-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By MoCoTom
The highest cfm you can find is what you need to...

The highest cfm you can find is what you need to buy. If you consider how much air is going through the condenser at 65 mph, no fan can supply that much
Tom
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-03-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By MoCoTom
Dieselclacker is correct, your fan is a pusher...

Dieselclacker is correct, your fan is a pusher style. The fact that it is mounted in front of the condenser-radiator means it must PUSH the air through the cooling pack. The primary job of the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By MoCoTom
About six months ago I found an unbelievable...

About six months ago I found an unbelievable price on four tire pressure sensors so placed the order. Got an official looking email saying my order was received and I would be notified when item...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-06-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By MoCoTom
The a/c condenser on these chassis is a bare...

The a/c condenser on these chassis is a bare minimal size. In traffic the air movement supplied by the fans is often insufficient to prevent the a/c high side pressures from climbing to the point...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-30-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By MoCoTom
:thumb: That's the first thing I thought of when...

:thumb: That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture
Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-30-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By MoCoTom
Beautiful rig! I'm sure you will enjoy it Tom

Beautiful rig! I'm sure you will enjoy it
Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,437
Posted By MoCoTom
I also use the TST system and have for many...

I also use the TST system and have for many years. I had their 510 system on my semi years ago that worked very well, so got the 507 when I bought the mh.
Tom
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-26-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By MoCoTom
Workhorse Custom Chassis Tom

Workhorse Custom Chassis
Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By MoCoTom
I used a product called "Hoodliner" made by...

I used a product called "Hoodliner" made by Dynamat. It is a 3/4" thick sound deadening foam with an aluminum foil cover on one side and a very good adhesive on the other side. I pre-cut the product...
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