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Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-26-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By vicsryd
The Winnebago Western Area sales rep said there...

The Winnebago Western Area sales rep said there have been untold number of meetings over $10 items in trying to find ways to cut costs and standardized the production line. For the foreseeable future...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-24-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By vicsryd
The 40CD production unit I saw (delivered to Roy...

The 40CD production unit I saw (delivered to Roy Robinson on 9/15) the glass cover tilted back past 90 degrees, seemed like 110 degrees. Seemed like you could release the back hinge and take it off...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-24-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By vicsryd
Forgot some addiitonal good new which is kind of...

Forgot some addiitonal good new which is kind of subtle until you think about it.

Per the Winnebago Western Area sales rep, Winnebago is the only motorhome manufacturer who invested (millions) in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-24-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By vicsryd
2010 DP Models - First Hand Feedback

Got to see some 2010 DP models up close at the Washington State rally last week.

The new 40CD floorplan for Tour/Ellipse with the rear bathroom is amazing. Not one person I talked to, man...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By vicsryd
The above is not accurate. The 1 Jan 2010...

The above is not accurate.

The 1 Jan 2010 emissions date is for engine manufacture, not chassis or motor home manufacturer. 2010 emissions engines will first show up on 2011 Winnebago models. ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By vicsryd
Heard similar news from Dan at the Washington...

Heard similar news from Dan at the Washington State rally last week. Reason for hiring new folks is they actually had 3 shifts a week working overtime. Biggest volume of new orders are mostly for the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-24-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By vicsryd
Singing Praises for Koni Shocks

I replaced the low performance factory Sachs shocks on my '05 XC Winnebago Journey two years and 10K
miles ago. I wanted to just tell everyone it looks like it was a great investment.

A lot of...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-24-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,841
Posted By vicsryd
I had Super Steer bell crank installed by...

I had Super Steer bell crank installed by Brazel's two years ago. A huge improvement in precision, centering and reduced effort on the power steering system over the factory TRW unit. IMHO it's...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 08-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
Prognostics is not a term that my Allison service...

Prognostics is not a term that my Allison service shop brought up to me. The documentation I posted previously states that fluid analysis can be used in lieu of fluid change at the regular 36-48...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 04-23-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
[quote='RV Roamer [Gary];493969'] ...

[quote='RV Roamer [Gary];493969']
"Transmission protection and fluid change intervals can be optimized by the use of fluid analysis...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 04-16-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
I received my fluid analysis back in the mail. ...

I received my fluid analysis back in the mail. After 15K miles and 36 months it's nearly perfect. See the scan here https://www.pacifier.com/~jcp/Allison_Result_web.jpg...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-01-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,521
Posted By vicsryd
Back before ULSD at the suggestion of my trucker...

Back before ULSD at the suggestion of my trucker friends I have been using Power Systems products (e.g. Diesel Kleen) for fuel stabilization and better performance. It just happens their products...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-28-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
Good point. Some of my math was faulty...

Good point. Some of my math was faulty :banghead:.

BUT...

Please see bottom right of the scanned service letter. For the 3000 MH with 4" sump just changing the main and lube filters is 10...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
First, in response to RVDude, I would love to DIY...

First, in response to RVDude, I would love to DIY this maintenance but I'm still full time employed for at least another 8 years and don't have time to do this work. Paying the shop to to the work...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,525
Posted By vicsryd
Being a devil's advocate (aka PITA) :dance: ...

Being a devil's advocate (aka PITA) :dance:

The 7" LED assemblies from https://www.led-r-us.com/sttlights.shtml have more LED's (60 for red @ $35.95, 80 for amber @ $39.95) than Alligtech. However...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-26-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
I have always believed,expected and planned the...

I have always believed,expected and planned the filter and fluid changes based on time alone. My gut says the service writer quoted the procedure for a MD (medium duty truck) transmission...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-26-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By vicsryd
I have not had a problem like you describe. Off...

I have not had a problem like you describe. Off the top of my head it sounds like a loose ground wire somewhere. Can be a pain to track down though. I recommend you post your concern on it's own...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-24-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
My point is this is per a very well established...

My point is this is per a very well established and highly regarded Allison distributor/dealer who does a lot of motorhome maintenance, not a Allison "certified" shop.

I will bring the maintenance...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By vicsryd
I think for the better :smitten:.

I think for the better :smitten:.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-24-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,176
Posted By vicsryd
MH 3000/4000 Transynd 36 Month Maintenance

Here's another chapter in the long saga of interpreting the maintenance guidelines for the Allison 3000/4000 series transmissions with Transynd.

My last understanding was both the fluid and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By vicsryd
Back in the Saddle

Hi folks. I'm finally back after a six month hiatus. I've been ignoring my peeps on IRV2 for too long. Reasons for my being MIA are complicated so I won't bore you with details. No jail time was...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-20-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,148
Posted By vicsryd
The fluid levels are detailed in the maintenance...

The fluid levels are detailed in the maintenance procedures at the back of the Freightliner Chassis owners manual.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-25-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,239
Posted By vicsryd
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by scirocco22:
I don't remember sending in a registration...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-25-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,502
Posted By vicsryd
Sorry, I'm sorry I'm a little late to the party. ...

Sorry, I'm sorry I'm a little late to the party. I've been involved in this subject area since 2005 and IMHO know a lot about the rear cooling situation with FL. I might have saved some gnashing of...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-25-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,755
Posted By vicsryd
Note FL chasis with CAT engines do not have...

Note FL chasis with CAT engines do not have coolant filters.

Generally speaking in diesels you should only add the exact same anti-freeze that is already there. For example the FL Alliance is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-25-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,473
Posted By vicsryd
I just received an email (a year after the...

I just received an email (a year after the question) with a response from Freightliner Customer Chassis as the as to why Winnebago switched to rear radiator on Vectra/Horizon.

There are some valid...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-07-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By vicsryd
Since this is a chassis related question I...

Since this is a chassis related question I recommend you post your question to the Freightliner Chassis Forum (https://www.irv2.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=) and/or search/post at the Freightliner...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-07-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,581
Posted By vicsryd
I did my own slobber tube using cheap drain PVC...

I did my own slobber tube using cheap drain PVC pieces from the hardware store. Been in place now two years and works great without any degradation form the road or oil.

I am having some...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-07-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,718
Posted By vicsryd
Most folks use VMSpc...

Most folks use VMSpc (https://www.silverleafelectronics.com/?q=node/6) from Silverleaf on a laptop plugged into the diagnostic port. FRED is a Cummins engine so you should be able to go about it the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-01-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,085
Posted By vicsryd
One other comment on the source of engine fires...

One other comment on the source of engine fires in diesel pushers. At least one person I know suffered a catastrophic fire which the insurance company thinks was caused by a fuel leak from a seal...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-01-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,085
Posted By vicsryd
Day two after we bought our rig I went and spent...

Day two after we bought our rig I went and spent $800 on new fire extinguishers. The cheap 10BC sits with the BBQ. I have three 1/2L Cold Fire extinguishers strategically placed in 3 locations...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-01-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,290
Posted By vicsryd
Several of us in FCOC have purused this option...

Several of us in FCOC have purused this option for a couple of years. You can download my copy of part list spreadsheet with instructions here...
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 06-22-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,414
Posted By vicsryd
Posting on behalf of Oregon State WIT Chapter. ...

Posting on behalf of Oregon State WIT Chapter. Use the standard rally registration form found in WIT Club News.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Oregon State WIT Rally
September ...
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 06-22-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,414
Posted By vicsryd
Posting on behalf of Oregon State WIT Chapter. ...

Posting on behalf of Oregon State WIT Chapter. Use the standard rally registration form found in WIT Club News.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Oregon State WIT Rally
September ...
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 06-14-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,734
Posted By vicsryd
The Washington State Rally is being held in...

The Washington State Rally is being held in Lynden (north of Seattle) again this year on September 11th-14th. The Whatcom County fairgrounds are first rate facilities both for RV's and getting...
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 06-14-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,734
Posted By vicsryd
The Washington State Rally is being held in...

The Washington State Rally is being held in Lynden (north of Seattle) again this year on September 11th-14th. The Whatcom County fairgrounds are first rate facilities both for RV's and getting...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-09-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,527
Posted By vicsryd
B-100 isn't a qualtiy rating. B-100 means it's...

B-100 isn't a qualtiy rating. B-100 means it's 100% biodiesel. B-20 means it's 20% bio-diesel and 80% plain diesel #2.

It turns out Bio-Diesel has a solvent quality which has been shown to cause...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,833
Posted By vicsryd
Winnebago actually authorized Eternabond to fix...

Winnebago actually authorized Eternabond to fix my deteriorating nose cap seam on the roof. It's doing just fine.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By vicsryd
From what I've read in various forums regarding...

From what I've read in various forums regarding side radiator chassis having overheating issues there is only one size of radiator on FTl chassis and therefore is not a Winnebago choice.
...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-06-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By vicsryd
This...

This (https://www.industrialautomatic.com/html/mt643.htm) specs says its 18 quarts.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 06-06-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,969
Posted By vicsryd
This...

This (https://www.industrialautomatic.com/html/mt643.htm) spec says 18 quarts.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,644
Posted By vicsryd
The consensus in the CATRV Club forum is the chip...

The consensus in the CATRV Club forum is the chip is not advisable while the engine is still under warranty.

Also, there is quite a bit of sentiment against the AFE filer. The reason cited is the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-06-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,793
Posted By vicsryd
Footnote on the Winegard RC-DT09. I have an...

Footnote on the Winegard RC-DT09. I have an email from Winegard which says they will be coming out with a new version in August that has the analog pass-through feature.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-06-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By vicsryd
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The boxes with the pass-thru have bad signal loss as discussed earlier....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-06-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,917
Posted By vicsryd
More than that, all they currrently convert the...

More than that, all they currrently convert the "legacy" digital satellite channels (i.e. TNT, USA, FX, AMC, etc, etc.) to analog on a specific wideband UHF channel. They'll simply stop the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-06-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By vicsryd
MT 643 is a 4 speed and 4th gear is 1.00:1 ratio,...

MT 643 is a 4 speed and 4th gear is 1.00:1 ratio, no overdrive. Only thing I can think of is the lockup torque converter isn't locking up. I don't have any direct experience with this behavior in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-06-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,917
Posted By vicsryd
And for anyone seeking verification and...

And for anyone seeking verification and additional background on the need for analog-pass-through on converter boxes (especially for RV applications) I invite you to read the following two articles:...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-06-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,917
Posted By vicsryd
hamguy, Cable providers like Comcast or...

hamguy,

Cable providers like Comcast or Time-Warner are currently delivering a mix of analog and digital signals over the wire. The broadcast network digital signals are un-encoded. As such any...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-04-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,917
Posted By vicsryd
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DriVer:
I got the answer I was looking for and that...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-04-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,917
Posted By vicsryd
One big disappointment has been the 2nd...

One big disappointment has been the 2nd generation models (the ones with the bugs fixed and with the analog pass-thru feature are just now staring to show up while my last coupon expires on 6/17. ...
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