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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-14-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,194
Posted By Taffeys
There are a few in Oceanside where we live. :D...

There are a few in Oceanside where we live. :D :rolleyes:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Taffeys
First you need to confirm what is charging the...

First you need to confirm what is charging the house batteries. Thor says the Challenger has a 55-amp Converter. You need to confirm that and if it has a lithium battery charge profile. Also you need...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-29-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Taffeys
Exactly! Old wives' tale.

Exactly! Old wives' tale.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-16-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Taffeys
Not quite, the Ford V10 holds 6 quarts. Won't fit...

Not quite, the Ford V10 holds 6 quarts. Won't fit into a one gallon container. I use a bucket for the MH. :)
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-16-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Taffeys
Your F53 has a Triton 6.8L V10. All Ford V10s...

Your F53 has a Triton 6.8L V10. All Ford V10s have the same oil drain plug thread so pick the version you want https://www.fumotousa.com/cars-pickups-ford-2013-f53-6-8l-v10. I have the F106SX on our...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,775
Posted By Taffeys
Try here...

Try here https://www.koni-na.com/en-US/NorthAmerica/Products/Motorhome/List/?t=KoniPartSearch&q=2019&m=619&mk=75&mt=9
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-07-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,775
Posted By Taffeys
No, not on the rear.

No, not on the rear.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,775
Posted By Taffeys
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,775
Posted By Taffeys
No I don't.

No I don't.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,775
Posted By Taffeys
The first thing I did to our E450 was install...

The first thing I did to our E450 was install Koni FSDs, Hellwig sway bars, and a Bilstein steering stabilizer. That plus an alignment made a world of difference in the ride and handling. But what a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-01-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Taffeys
The following is a summary of some owners and...

The following is a summary of some owners and mechanics experiences with steering stabilizers on this chassis.

The E350/450 has very powerful steering, IMO, a stock type stabilizer is all that's...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-29-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Taffeys
Who blindly recommends 65 PSI in tires? Have you...

Who blindly recommends 65 PSI in tires? Have you ever reviewed a tire manufacturer's recommendations?

Here's Michelin's https://www.rvsafety.com/images/pdf/michelinloadandinflationrvtruck.pdf
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-29-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Taffeys
Alignment (5 degrees positive caster), correct...

Alignment (5 degrees positive caster), correct tire pressures (per actual weights), shocks (KONI FSD or Bilstein), and steering damper (Bilstein). Sway bars won't change the behavior you describe....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-29-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Taffeys
Looks like they only support F-Series and...

Looks like they only support F-Series and Excursions; totally different suspension systems.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,192
Posted By Taffeys
Do you have a picture of a 2021/22 F-450 Cutaway?...

Do you have a picture of a 2021/22 F-450 Cutaway? I can't seem to find one.

Thanks!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,192
Posted By Taffeys
What Chassis?

First off, the F-450 Super Duty is a Truck Cab chassis, not a Van Cutaway chassis as the E-450 is. The F-450 Regular Cab bumper to back of Cab length is over 2 ft greater than the E-450 Cutaway. And...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-15-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Taffeys
If you are referring to a Battery...

If you are referring to a Battery Relay/Isolator/Contactor you won't find it on a Ford E-450 Cutaway chassis wiring schematic. All the components you are referring to are installed by the coach...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By Taffeys
Well-insulated is an issue now that Bigfoot RV -...

Well-insulated is an issue now that Bigfoot RV - Truck Campers & Travel Trailers - Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer (https://bigfootrv.com/) stopped building motorhomes.

Good luck finding a new...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 27,074
Posted By Taffeys
That is old "news" from almost 6 months...

That is old "news" from almost 6 months ago!
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-04-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Taffeys
What Chassis?

You need to tell us what chassis is under your Fleetwood Southwind.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-15-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Taffeys
The AGSF22 is the Platinum Motorcraft plug...

The AGSF22 is the Platinum Motorcraft plug recommended for a 2000 E450. I agree with MoCoTom that the F32 looks the best. How is your oil consumption and mileage? When were the plugs last changed and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Taffeys
Very well stated! I hope the OP and others will...

Very well stated! I hope the OP and others will appreciate your input.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Taffeys
Was that directed at me or someone else? I cannot...

Was that directed at me or someone else? I cannot tell.

I do appreciate substantiated facts, personal opinions not so much. Everybody has one....... Harry Callahan.

I stated a fact about the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Taffeys
If wanted your opinion I would have asked for it!...

If wanted your opinion I would have asked for it! I see that you think very highly of yourself, at least someone does.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Taffeys
I would suggest you first four corner weigh your...

I would suggest you first four corner weigh your MH with it being fully loaded. Then set your tire pressures using your tire manufacturers Load and Inflation Table or data.

The advantage of a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-07-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,028
Posted By Taffeys
Any chance you have the PN's?

Any chance you have the PN's?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,374
Posted By Taffeys
Yup. Their 6th post and has not been seen since....

Yup. Their 6th post and has not been seen since. This is the new RV'r, no clue. As some have said, in a year there will be a glut of used RVs in the market. Maybe then I can find a spot that hasn't...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,216
Posted By Taffeys
That's a Ford Transit Cutaway chassis, not an...

That's a Ford Transit Cutaway chassis, not an Econoline Cutaway.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-24-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,028
Posted By Taffeys
I own an E450 Cutaway Chassis, not a F53. My Ford...

I own an E450 Cutaway Chassis, not a F53. My Ford Owner’s Manual says

"Your vehicle is designed to use “Regular” unleaded gasoline with pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87. We do not recommend the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-23-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,028
Posted By Taffeys
I can read. I did not offer my opinion. Per the...

I can read. I did not offer my opinion. Per the FORD 2018 F53 Owners Manual

For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-22-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Taffeys
Hopefully it was still in warranty. Who installed...

Hopefully it was still in warranty. Who installed it? Another possible liability claim.

EDIT

It appears your F53 chassis only came with a factory trans fluid-water radiator cooler system. If...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-22-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,028
Posted By Taffeys
If you really want to "keep your coach healthy in...

If you really want to "keep your coach healthy in the long run" use nothing LOWER than 87 Octane. Guess you've never driven in Mexico. Using higher octane than a manufacturer specifies will not...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-19-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Taffeys
Yes, I have. That was their response. Also the...

Yes, I have. That was their response. Also the list had become unmanageable and the lead time might come down next year.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-16-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Taffeys
Sure they do...

Sure they do https://www.coachhouserv.com/models/platinum/
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Taffeys
Lazy Daze?

Just so you know, Laze Daze now has a two-year wait list and will not add anyone to the list until sometime next year. But there have been a few newer that 2015 that have come on the market and then...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-13-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,967
Posted By Taffeys
I use an OBDLinkMX+ bluetooth dongle...

I use an OBDLinkMX+ bluetooth dongle https://www.obdlink.com/products/obdlink-mxp/ paired with the OBD Fusion app on an old Android phone.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,152
Posted By Taffeys
Where is the OP?

Maybe we are all wasting our time on this thread; the OP, a "first timer", has not even responded.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,152
Posted By Taffeys
I don't know what "RV" batteries are. What...

I don't know what "RV" batteries are. What Interstate batteries do you have? I do know that true deep-cycle lead-acid batteries can last up to five, six, or maybe more years if properly managed and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-08-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,967
Posted By Taffeys
My 2-valve V-10 engine runs at 190 to 192 degrees...

My 2-valve V-10 engine runs at 190 to 192 degrees almost all the time, Iíve only seen it go to 195 on a few occasions. I have the 5R110 5-speed with Tow/Haul and the transmission temperature usually...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-08-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,967
Posted By Taffeys
If you search (I use a private search engine like...

If you search (I use a private search engine like https://www.startpage.com/ ) for something like "optimal operating temperature of an automatic transmission" you get "around 175 degrees" and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By Taffeys
The 2020 Ford F550 Regular Cab chassis (not a...

The 2020 Ford F550 Regular Cab chassis (not a Cutaway) is available with the 6.7-liter V8 Turbo Diesel in wheelbases of 145", 169", 193", and 205". So a short Super C could be built on one but I've...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Taffeys
Lazy Daze offers the new Ford Driver Assist...

Lazy Daze offers the new Ford Driver Assist Technology Package as an option. The package includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, post-impact braking,...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Taffeys
As CharlesinGA mentioned the current E450 Cutaway...

As CharlesinGA mentioned the current E450 Cutaway Chassis is offered in two wheelbases: 158 and 176 inches. Both are 261.1 inches in length. On longer coaches the manufacturer has the frame...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-23-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,825
Posted By Taffeys
The E450 is also a Ford Motorhome Chassis. It has...

The E450 is also a Ford Motorhome Chassis. It has only had the 2-valve V10.

Its specs are 305 hp @ 4,250 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. torque @ 3,250 rpm.

The new V8 in the E450 is offered in two tunes:...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-10-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Taffeys
You need to weigh it!

https://www.thefitrv.com/rv-tips/how-to-set-the-tire-pressure-in-your-rv/
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,426
Posted By Taffeys
For me, the first thing a perfect Class C would...

For me, the first thing a perfect Class C would NOT have is a slide!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Taffeys
What's your problem? Today at 06:09 AM you...

What's your problem?

Today at 06:09 AM you posted "Jeep 4door.."

I replied at 06:43 AM "What does your Jeep weigh?"

You then replied 10:41 AM "Looks like you got some homework to do! 4 door...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-01-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 50,379
Posted By Taffeys
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting. The 10 speed...

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting. The 10 speed is intended to improve MPG for trucks that aren't at or close to GVWR most of the time, unlike motorhomes.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Taffeys
Really? I'm not clairvoyant! You didn't tell us...

Really? I'm not clairvoyant! You didn't tell us WHAT Jeep model and year you have, hence my question. So, you're guessing it weighs 5K. My E450 also has a 22,000# GCWR. Hope your hitch is rated for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-01-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By Taffeys
We've had AAA for over 30 years for our cars and...

We've had AAA for over 30 years for our cars and trucks. AAA RV towing has always had a reputation for being unreliable, if not just a waste of time and $$$. So we did not go with AAA for our MH's....
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