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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,050
Posted By Daveinet
As I heard someone else put it years ago, To tow,...

As I heard someone else put it years ago, To tow, or not to tow, what a stupid question. OK, no you are not stupid for asking, but once you start towing, you will wonder what was wrong with you...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-14-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Daveinet
I got the old one out of my '83 you can have....

I got the old one out of my '83 you can have. Come and get it. It ran when pulled, but had a burnt valve. The low end was pretty lose and a bit noisy. I would classify it as a rebuildable block.

...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-14-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 1,882,674
Posted By Daveinet
I would just put taller tires on it and call it...

I would just put taller tires on it and call it good. Taller tires will go over rocks much easier. It will raise your ground clearance. It will give you a higher tire load rating.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 513,098
Posted By Daveinet
Most people think of swinging wide as turning in...

Most people think of swinging wide as turning in the opposite direction to try to get away from the curb before making the turn. This is what I was referring to. My point was to know where your front...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-12-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 513,098
Posted By Daveinet
Technically it is not about swinging wide enough,...

Technically it is not about swinging wide enough, but rather turning late enough. Most of us make the mistake of initiating our turn to soon. You want to drive completely straight so your front...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,259
Posted By Daveinet
Cheap is much more important than living space....

Cheap is much more important than living space. You can radius corners without giving up storage, but it becomes much more expensive to build.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,259
Posted By Daveinet
Not really. Not if the engine is tuned correctly....

Not really. Not if the engine is tuned correctly. I took a 1000 miles round trip with my Revcon. On the way there, I was running late, late at night, pushing 85 mph+ sometimes over 90 mph. I got 8.2...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,315
Posted By Daveinet
Because I am heavy, I am traffic, and I'm doing...

Because I am heavy, I am traffic, and I'm doing 70 :)
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 09-01-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Daveinet
There are some glues that fatigue under heat. You...

There are some glues that fatigue under heat. You could drill a pin hole in it to see what is there. If its dry and no sign of rot, fill it in with glue and clamp it. Then screw a plastic screw into...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,315
Posted By Daveinet
Yep, absolutely true for Chicago. If you are on...

Yep, absolutely true for Chicago. If you are on I80 or 294, you probably won't have too much of an issue, but if you actually drive through downtown, do not use your blinker, just move over. If you...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-28-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
If I'd have known you were going through Chicago,...

If I'd have known you were going through Chicago, I'd have told you to stop by. Maybe next time. Revcons are always welcome.
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-21-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
The Magnaflows are sort of glasspacks. It is a...

The Magnaflows are sort of glasspacks. It is a straight through perforated pipe. The pack around the pipe is a Stainless Steel mesh. The pack to the outer part of the pipe is glasspack. The stainless...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-20-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
So my first thought on the lower control arm...

So my first thought on the lower control arm would be to cut/drill out the whole socket and buy a deep well socket in the right size and weld it into the hole. I have also wondered if coil overs...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-15-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
I wonder if you could call your local polices...

I wonder if you could call your local polices department and see if they have scales setup somewhere. That is not something they advertise, but around here, I stumbled on a set of police scales. I...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-14-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Its all very interesting. I had mine apart a long...

Its all very interesting. I had mine apart a long time ago. The torsion bar was very tight in the lower control arm. It actually took some playing around to get it out. I know the '85 and newer are...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-13-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
WOW. In the 20 years I've been around Revcons,...

WOW. In the 20 years I've been around Revcons, I've never heard of this happening. That seems very odd. That is a pretty heavy piece of steel, so its hard to think it could crack. Hopefully it can...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 110,566
Posted By Daveinet
I guess your comment went so far over my head, I...

I guess your comment went so far over my head, I didn't even have to duck. Sometimes my brain scares me.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-10-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 110,566
Posted By Daveinet
Not even close ...

Not even close
https://www.airstreammarketplace.com/airstream-trailers-for-sale/1971-29ft-land-yacht-for-sale-in-boyne-falls-michigan/
If you do a little reading, units from the 70s have issues. It...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-10-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
They probably don't have any idea what they are...

They probably don't have any idea what they are shipping or what the part looks like. They are only a parts dealer. They don't have any real mechanics on duty. They are not going to know the...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-08-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Daveinet
Going back into the archives from the...

Going back into the archives from the Revcon_Curious on Yahoo days, I searched the old messages and found an explanation. The old Revcons didn't have a battery isolated, there were all done by...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 08-05-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,464
Posted By Daveinet
It comes down to that your EV follows very strict...

It comes down to that your EV follows very strict aerodynamic requirements, so you are not really comparing apples to apples. TFL Truck did a towing experiment with EV vs ICE. The EV cost was only...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 08-04-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,464
Posted By Daveinet
Proof once again that the environmental movement...

Proof once again that the environmental movement preys on the gullible and those who flunked math. Just a bunch of LYING SCUMBAGS in the environmental movement. FACT. Gasoline contains the equivalent...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 08-03-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,464
Posted By Daveinet
So here is an interesting video I stumbled on: ...

So here is an interesting video I stumbled on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckib1ABJ_sM
Crazy the wasted amount of time charging compared to the time driving. Fast forward to the end. Car is...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-02-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Yes, you have the plate on the bottom and sides,...

Yes, you have the plate on the bottom and sides, although the sides maybe less than desirable. When you say running warm, what are your outside temps and under what conditions?



Even when I...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-02-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Yes. Under the front bumper, the fiberglass...

Yes. Under the front bumper, the fiberglass should go come down about 10 inches on either side in front of the front wheels. There should be a center section that is a scoop/dam molded into the...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 08-01-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,464
Posted By Daveinet
And that is precisely why the whole climate...

And that is precisely why the whole climate change is a hoax. Regardless of if its true or not, the real hoax is that change is being driven by those who make money off the false belief that these...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 08-01-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
LOL, Once I did the brakes, virtually every trip...

LOL, Once I did the brakes, virtually every trip we ever took after that, I would just find and opportunity to ask my wife, "Have I ever told you how nice it is to have real brakes in this thing?"...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-26-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Yah, 750 bucks. I would also say you need a...

Yah, 750 bucks. I would also say you need a little more torque than the stock 454 can provide, especially if you are towing. Even swapping the chain case gears, I still think you might be turning too...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-24-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Daveinet
I doubt it was a motorhome, with getting 11 mpg...

I doubt it was a motorhome, with getting 11 mpg at 75, most likely a pickup truck. 16 inch LT tires could have a speed rating of 106 mph - at least that was the speed rating on the 16 inch tires on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-24-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,927
Posted By Daveinet
The older I get, they less time I have left. :D

The older I get, they less time I have left. :D
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-22-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Daveinet
What it may have to do with is how optimized the...

What it may have to do with is how optimized the gearing is for a particular task at a particular speed. High torque is more forgiving on proper gearing. High HP needs proper gearing to get that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,927
Posted By Daveinet
I've not ever seen that clip. That is pretty...

I've not ever seen that clip. That is pretty good. Being the tech geek that I am, I would love to see the raw footage of the roll. If you look at it in the slide, there is a moment where its momentum...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-22-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Too bad you weren't closer to Chicago. I'd give...

Too bad you weren't closer to Chicago. I'd give you my old trans. The only issue it had was the drainback valve leaked, so when it sat for more than a few weeks, you had to let it idle for a bit to...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-19-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Daveinet
As my understanding is, in the top end, you...

As my understanding is, in the top end, you actually get more power as you lean it out. (this was my experience from tuning snowmobiles) I don't know this for sure, but the rich tune may be for...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-18-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Daveinet
Kind of, but kind of not. Yes, your engine...

Kind of, but kind of not. Yes, your engine becomes less efficient above the point of maximum torque, but your engine also becomes less efficient that faster you go - period. So technically, the...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-16-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
I towed an XJ which is also very lightweight with...

I towed an XJ which is also very lightweight with stock brakes. It wasn't the end of the world. It was only when I started towing the WJ that I installed towed brakes. If I had done the disc...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-16-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Daveinet
I'm pretty sure the only time you don't want to...

I'm pretty sure the only time you don't want to use synthetic is under break in - first couple thousand miles. After that, you should be OK.
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-15-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
So when you convert to disc, you have to remove...

So when you convert to disc, you have to remove the proportioning valve. The reason is that within the valve is a residual pressure valve that maintains 10 lbs of pressure in the rear lines to keep...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-15-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Daveinet
Watching that video, as they began to open it up,...

Watching that video, as they began to open it up, I found it very surprising how dry the top of the engine was. Normally there would be oil sitting in all the valleys and residue everywhere, but that...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Daveinet
I would suggest you want to watch it with that...

I would suggest you want to watch it with that engine as it is a stroker, which is not made for high RPM. Engines that are designed to spin have a short stroke and big pistons. This results in a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-13-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,259
Posted By Daveinet
No you side draft. Who cares about all the angry...

No you side draft. Who cares about all the angry drivers behind you :D
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-11-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Most likely then yes. To do the install, you need...

Most likely then yes. To do the install, you need to drill the mounting bolt holes, so I would loosen just one of the nuts to see if the holes were drilled to the larger size. The new hole would be...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-11-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
I hope while you have it a part that you are...

I hope while you have it a part that you are replacing the A-frame bushings. I also don't recall if you have replaced the ball joints. I assume you are aware of the lower ball joint upgrade to use...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,927
Posted By Daveinet
In theory, you should be faster to get your foot...

In theory, you should be faster to get your foot in the brake from running on CC. If your foot is on the gas, you have to lift your foot up, move your foot sideways, and then downward on the brake....
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-08-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Be careful how the lower bolt mounts. There is...

Be careful how the lower bolt mounts. There is some angle twist going on. If it brakes the end of the shock, Bilstien will not warranty it. Also the lower bolts tended to brake over time. I welded a...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 07-08-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,390
Posted By Daveinet
Sounds about like a typical trip. My bragging...

Sounds about like a typical trip. My bragging rights were in the 16 years I had the Revcon, I broke down many times, but never stranded. Everything was fixable on the road. I could always limp to a...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-06-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 1,882,674
Posted By Daveinet
Not only did I experience that, but there was a...

Not only did I experience that, but there was a tech manual that stated that as well. I thought it an odd design choice.
Not surprised a bobtail would swap ends. Nothing on the rear to catch the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-05-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 1,882,674
Posted By Daveinet
We were testing a 27 ft Midas as to how it would...

We were testing a 27 ft Midas as to how it would handle in the snow, as we were planning a long winter trip. A motorhome does not articulate, so you have all day to correct its direction. Also when...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-05-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 1,882,674
Posted By Daveinet
I won't deny that it may be a necessary evil in a...

I won't deny that it may be a necessary evil in a car or short wheelbase vehicle. A motorhome will be nearly impossible to swap ends at any kind of speed - and yes we've tried it in the snow in a...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-05-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 1,882,674
Posted By Daveinet
So when I did the swap, I originally left the...

So when I did the swap, I originally left the proportioning valve in. But when I removed the proportioning valve, there was a huge change in brake reaction time. So I had a direct comparison. It was...
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