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Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,751
Posted By Siesta
I like most things in my Four Winds, but I do...

I like most things in my Four Winds, but I do strongly dislike the drop-down battery trays which are for the motor (not the house)... they are near the entry steps but tucked up high...why couldn't...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By Siesta
Your latter logic about new engines, also applies...

Your latter logic about new engines, also applies to the 6.0. There were many improvements made by Ford over the years, and by 2006/7 they were much improved although the aftermarket should be...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Siesta
X2 I like the fittings on the Rhino, the...

X2
I like the fittings on the Rhino, the 'stiffness' in the accordion action, and the extra length over my old flimsy. Trouble was, the Rhino wouldn't fit in the short tube that came with my rig...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Siesta
As the tank is typically near the exterior of...

As the tank is typically near the exterior of your rig, you will be able to hear the gas flame if its actually ignited. It's quite an audible roar when you stand near it.
In my case, a red light...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By Siesta
rear storage box

288040

I bought an aluminum truck tool box and fabricated a type of rack support below that has a tongue that goes into the hitch receiver. Its lockable and weatherproof of course, and is great...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-30-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Siesta
X2 on the one-piece glass front and back caps. ...

X2 on the one-piece glass front and back caps. Mine have been 'almost' perfect...just had one of the clearance lights up front start to seep a bit, so keep an eye on those. I think sun, vibration...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Siesta
It might be priced a tad low, but that all...

It might be priced a tad low, but that all depends on the 'devil in the details' as Winterbagoe already mentioned. Definately check for any sign of water intrusions, and that all the appliances and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,617
Posted By Siesta
Thumbs up ...that made me chuckle... I bought my diesel...

...that made me chuckle...
I bought my diesel Class C (used) in Tucson in 2013, and flew down from Canada to pick it up. I had driven it a total of one mile to get some fuel, and another RV owner...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By Siesta
Seat covers for an E-450...questions

Hi all...let me start off by saying again that the shoddy, flaking 'Luxor leather' covering by C-Class seats should be an embarrassment to any company that sells it....

So, I'm shopping for seat...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,060
Posted By Siesta
Sounds like the best plan...thanks!

Sounds like the best plan...thanks!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,060
Posted By Siesta
Thanks Harvard....and yes, I think the actual...

Thanks Harvard....and yes, I think the actual work shouldn't be a problem. Just one question...what did you mean by, and what did you do to 'tweak' the toe? I presume toe adjustments are shims of...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-22-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,060
Posted By Siesta
Thanks Harvard...here's my update. I saw that...

Thanks Harvard...here's my update.
I saw that Rock Auto had a 'clearance' sale on these so I quickly ordered the Moog number cited. The items that came are actually stamped Ingalls 594, which as you...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,060
Posted By Siesta
Can someone 'steer' me to whoever sells that...

Can someone 'steer' me to whoever sells that Ingalls adjustable front end bushing that seems to be the go-t0 product? I can't see it on amazon or Summit racing (they show it, but say unavailable) or...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,872
Posted By Siesta
X2 for Hawkeye's note: My coach included a...

X2 for Hawkeye's note:
My coach included a spare up underneath, which I never hoped to use...until a front flat last summer. Of course the only tool I had was a tire wrench...but having the tire...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-27-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Siesta
Yes, its a Thor, considered to be a pretty...

Yes, its a Thor, considered to be a pretty middle-of-the road maker. I would give my Four Winds about a 7 out of 10 on quality. No serious issues with anything, though I think the 'Luxor' leather...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-06-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By Siesta
Hi Jan, I live near Vancouver, so decided to...

Hi Jan,
I live near Vancouver, so decided to search online one of the major rental companies around here (FraserWay RV). Didn't see much in your price range, and not much on the general used market...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,494
Posted By Siesta
"Power Stroke Diesel". They are only available...

"Power Stroke Diesel".
They are only available now in Ford truck cutaway Super C's, as the 6.7 wouldn't fit in the E-series vans.
The longer nose look isn't to everyone's taste, but engine access...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,293
Posted By Siesta
I seem to be one of the few that don't mind the...

I seem to be one of the few that don't mind the mildly cramped 'cockpit' feel of the Ford, but then I'm shy of 5 foot nine. I also find the 'padding' just fine. BUT, I think the 'Luxor Leather'...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Siesta
...what he said.. Check out Renogy...they are...

...what he said..
Check out Renogy...they are well regarded, and I was really satisfied with the panel and installation kit that came with my 100 W unit.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,375
Posted By Siesta
Agreed, but by 2006-2010 Ford (and mostly the...

Agreed, but by 2006-2010 Ford (and mostly the aftermarket) had figured out how to make the 6.0 reliable. Also important to note that the motor was de-tuned in the E-series to better deal with...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-27-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,835
Posted By Siesta
If you search this site, there are some posts...

If you search this site, there are some posts about using Zep floor polish on the front/rear caps. I tried this (several coats as recommended), after using Barkeeper's Friend to prep the surface. ...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,397
Posted By Siesta
I haven't tried those, but haven't had any luck...

I haven't tried those, but haven't had any luck with the common RV sealants you typically see (ie, they eventually harden and crack along that front seam). For a season now, I've tried that grey...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,590
Posted By Siesta
I was going from Calgary to Victoria a few weeks...

I was going from Calgary to Victoria a few weeks ago and picked up a construction nail in my front tire. I happened to spot the shiny head at a rest stop, and a fellow who claimed to be a former...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 07-23-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By Siesta
Agreed on Sumas. Also consider taking Route 3...

Agreed on Sumas. Also consider taking Route 3 from Hope across southern BC to Cranbrook, then take highway 93 that heads north to Radium, then shortly after connects the TransCanada just west of...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 07-22-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,052
Posted By Siesta
Thumbs up X2 I grew up in the Yukon, and have been over...

X2
I grew up in the Yukon, and have been over most of the northern roads including the Alcan to Anchorage. My favourite drive is still the Carcross to Skagway run. The higher elevation portion...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Siesta
I installed some good quality Daystar vents from...

I installed some good quality Daystar vents from Amazon a couple years ago. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to forward my earlier email/pics that I posted on Aug. 24/2016 (and I've never...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By Siesta
?? Hmmmmm...from all the reading I've done, the...

?? Hmmmmm...from all the reading I've done, the 6.4 was never put in vans/RV's as it didn't fit (and yes, doesn't have a great reputation). The 6.0 was sold in vans through 2010. Enjoy your new...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 07-19-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By Siesta
Another fuel question...

(didn't want to hijack the previous poster)
I'm going to be travelling in some of the northwestern states next month, and was wondering if there are any stations (e.g. Chevron) that have low or no...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By Siesta
I think I'm one of the few responders here that...

I think I'm one of the few responders here that has a 6.0 in a C-Class. I'm the third owner and haven't had any issues with the motor. A previous poster was right, there were annual improvement made...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-18-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Siesta
I'm not familiar with your rig, but I bought an...

I'm not familiar with your rig, but I bought an ADCO for my 28 footer and would give it only about a 2 out of 10. It was their multi layer high end cover, but I found it way to fragile. The straps...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-18-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,112
Posted By Siesta
This is the kit I run on the top of my roof,...

This is the kit I run on the top of my roof, after reading about all the good reviews Renogy gets online. The controller has been flawless, keeps my batteries charged just fine, and even taking care...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,185
Posted By Siesta
Interesting question, and something I sometimes...

Interesting question, and something I sometimes ask in person during RV campground strolls.
Bought our 2007 Four Winds B26 Siesta (27 feet), E-450 a few years ago and am 3rd owner. Floor plan is...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 05-31-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,678
Posted By Siesta
Mr. M, I would suggest you also post your query...

Mr. M, I would suggest you also post your query on ford-trucks.com where the 6.7 has its own section and a lot of 'traffic'. The IRV2 powerstroke section is fairly quiet.
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 05-30-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,678
Posted By Siesta
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I want to...

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I want to caution you about relying on the ford dash gauge to give you anything close to reliable information. It's basically not much better than an 'idiot...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,108
Posted By Siesta
Our diesel is cheaper in western Canada, only...

Our diesel is cheaper in western Canada, only because gas has recently gone insane with carbon taxes and other ridiculousness. My mileage is about 13-14 mpg (CDN gallon) on my 6.0 liter engine, and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-03-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By Siesta
You can get aftermarket seat bases that swivel...

You can get aftermarket seat bases that swivel (Amazon I think), and I'm going to try one for the passenger side to aid getting into the back as well as 'auxiliary' seating while parked when you have...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-26-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,504
Posted By Siesta
TrekGreat...you should definitely inspect that...

TrekGreat...you should definitely inspect that trim piece. That is exactly where I had a small leak that came into the cubby above my entry door. I was really scratching my head as I could fine no...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-21-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By Siesta
There is more than one post on here somewhere...

There is more than one post on here somewhere (maybe under 'general MH?') about dealing with fibreglass caps that bleed the white stuff after awhile and muck up your windshield etc. My caps (front...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Siesta
Yes, the coach in question would have the 6.0L...

Yes, the coach in question would have the 6.0L Powerstroke diesel that was introduced in 2003 (and built by Navistar/International). It has a checkered past, but most diesel experts/shops will...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 10-31-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,318
Posted By Siesta
x2! That group has been caught out with bad...

x2! That group has been caught out with bad advice more than once. The Ford-trucks forum and a couple sources on YouTube (e.g. DieselTechRon, Sr. Master Tech) are great choices for info on the 6.0.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-30-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By Siesta
x2... Was wondering if anyone's tried those...

x2...
Was wondering if anyone's tried those covers from Cabela's or Bass Pro Shops that have the full lace-up sides. That would presumably make a more custom fit and not look so cheesy.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By Siesta
My 'Luxor Leather' is like that....looks nice...

My 'Luxor Leather' is like that....looks nice when newer, but its really garbage when it comes right down to it. Doesn't breath and flakes off. My 20+ year old Jeep has cloth seats that are way...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,650
Posted By Siesta
About that underside cabinet leak by the...

About that underside cabinet leak by the door....I had a similar leak a while back and really couldn't see any possible point of intrusion above it. After investigating the awning rail further, it...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,515
Posted By Siesta
That is my understanding as well That was the...

That is my understanding as well That was the last year of the 6.0 diesel, which already was a tight fit in a front engine diesel (FRED). Much of the reason for 'detuning' was because of the...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 09-14-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By Siesta
Thanks for keeping the forum updated...

Thanks for keeping the forum updated LGCotton!.....good information for van owners. I was curious about how easy it is to switch from say 'tow level' back to stock or vice-versa. Is this a...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 09-01-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By Siesta
Hi again, I'm just about info sharing, so just...

Hi again,
I'm just about info sharing, so just take it that, but I think there still some issues you should look into further.
First off, there was a new post today on the van section of FTE,...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 08-30-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By Siesta
I would agree with Bob that going into tuner...

I would agree with Bob that going into tuner territory should be done with a lot of research before hand. One thing you may not be aware of is that the van motors are already 'detuned' due to the...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 08-29-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By Siesta
I see your rig is similar to mine. Not sure how...

I see your rig is similar to mine. Not sure how long you've had it but the 6.0, great engine that it is, does have a learning curve related to maintenance and longevity (an excellent source of info...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By Siesta
What engine is in that model, chev or ford?

What engine is in that model, chev or ford?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-15-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By Siesta
So today I took out the burner and nozzle...

So today I took out the burner and nozzle apparatus. I poured some acetone into a hypodermic and flushed out the nozzle...quite a tiny orifice! I noticed after some repeated flushes it started to...
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