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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,750
Posted By RVtravelz
So no windows for you guys then. I would...

So no windows for you guys then. I would personally never have a unit like that. To each there own.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-18-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,750
Posted By RVtravelz
I consulted 2 other full timers besides myself...

I consulted 2 other full timers besides myself and we all agree that your full timer is incorrect. The window is desired more than loathed.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-18-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,221
Posted By RVtravelz
Because their lawyers always play CYA. Of...

Because their lawyers always play CYA. Of course anything is possible but safety of people is not the only reason for limits. I donít understand where some people get the idea that itís all about...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-17-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,750
Posted By RVtravelz
If you are going to own an RV then you may need...

If you are going to own an RV then you may need to broaden your ideas when it comes to floor plans, design and maintenance. If you are going to go fulltime then you will definitely need to think...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-17-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,221
Posted By RVtravelz
Exceeding the recommendation for weight is not...

Exceeding the recommendation for weight is not always a safety issue. Things like gear ratio, transmission coolers, radiator size, etc also factor in and dictate mechanical abilities.
Many people...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-16-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,221
Posted By RVtravelz
this thread is not about large trucks that carry...

this thread is not about large trucks that carry dozens of tons of weight. Apples to bananas comparison
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-16-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,504
Posted By RVtravelz
The new Tundra also has a very similar twin panel...

The new Tundra also has a very similar twin panel moonroof like the F series has had since 2015.
Oh yea, the remote release tailgate too.
Also, the trailer connection system seems to be lifted...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-16-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,504
Posted By RVtravelz
Ford discontinued the 3.0 diesel due to lack of...

Ford discontinued the 3.0 diesel due to lack of sales. The 3.5 ecoboost out performs it in every way other than fuel mileage.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-14-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,632
Posted By RVtravelz
Yea, what he said ^^^^ The non hybrid ecoboost...

Yea, what he said ^^^^
The non hybrid ecoboost ONLY makes 400 hp and 500 lb-ft torque.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-14-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,800
Posted By RVtravelz
People that believe in going all electric are in...

People that believe in going all electric are in for a rude awakening. All those solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and inverters cause pollution when being made. Donít forget that there is a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-14-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,750
Posted By RVtravelz
I don’t get it. But if you really don’t want...

I don’t get it.
But if you really don’t want a window there, cover it with a backsplash, no big deal.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-11-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,974
Posted By RVtravelz
:laugh:

:laugh:
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,029
Posted By RVtravelz
Yet Toyota just announced a 3.5 liter twin turbo...

Yet Toyota just announced a 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 to replace the V8 in the all new Tundra. No V8 option at all.
Consumer reports is not an end all authority in my book.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,029
Posted By RVtravelz
I’ve never had water pump failure in any of my...

I’ve never had water pump failure in any of my old 2.7 or 3.5 trucks so I can’t speak about that. Never heard of that problem before. They all went over 100k before trade in time. The turbo’s on...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,029
Posted By RVtravelz
You could say that about any vehicle. Hereís...

You could say that about any vehicle.
Hereís one of many, callíem up and ask. ...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,029
Posted By RVtravelz
A simple internet search will show anyone here...

A simple internet search will show anyone here that there are plenty of 250k - 350k and higher mileage 3.5’s out there.
Funny how people are scared of turbo gas engines yet tout turbo diesels. ...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-29-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,504
Posted By RVtravelz
If only the new Tundra had a bigger grill and...

If only the new Tundra had a bigger grill and center dash display.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-19-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By RVtravelz
The gasser will have a bigger payload capacity...

The gasser will have a bigger payload capacity when compared to the same truck with a diesel. What gear ratio do you have? Yes, the new 10 speed helps to keep speeds down when going downhill.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,978
Posted By RVtravelz
The coach cleared the first bridge. I wonder...

The coach cleared the first bridge.
I wonder how fast they were going? That must have been loud.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-14-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By RVtravelz
I would like to ask that same engineer, ďWhat is...

I would like to ask that same engineer, ďWhat is the difference in the drivetrain thatís calls for the 5000 lb limit?Ē
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By RVtravelz
If buying brand new… 2021 PowerBoost F150...

If buying brand new…

2021 PowerBoost F150 has 430 horsepower and 570 lb ft of torque
2021 F150 with the 5.0 now comes with all new (for F150) cylinder deactivation. Might want to consider that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By RVtravelz
In an out dated biased video like that? Yes ...

In an out dated biased video like that? Yes
Anything can be skewed to give a particular result. Most of the techs at my local Ford dealer have a different opinion. At least the techie guys …...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By RVtravelz
From the research that I have done… You can...

From the research that I have done…
You can have two F53 chassis motorhomes sitting side by side.
Unit 1 and unit 2 both have identical 22k lb GVWR and 26k lb GCWR.
Yet unit 1 has a tow rating...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-09-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By RVtravelz
Which begs the question… where are they coming...

Which begs the question… where are they coming up with another 3000 lbs for towing? … and only on some 22k lb chassis but not all? I don’t get it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By RVtravelz
If thatís their current opinion based on...

If thatís their current opinion based on reliability, then yes.
Thereís a YouTube video that you may be referring to that shows this exact scenario but keep in mind that video is pretty old.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-08-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By RVtravelz
That tells me that those techs would rather work...

That tells me that those techs would rather work on something easier and maybe aren’t up to speed on the latest and greatest. Ask those same techs if they would choose gas or diesel SuperDuty and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-08-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By RVtravelz
Hitch is the same part number. Only the...

Hitch is the same part number. Only the numbers say 8000 / 800 instead of 5000 / 500.
This is kind of like how the 2020 F350 SuperDuty pickups gained more capability with the same previous...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-08-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By RVtravelz
Check this yellow label outÖ

Check this yellow label outÖ
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By RVtravelz
Yes, I understand GVWR vs the GCVWR. What I’m...

Yes, I understand GVWR vs the GCVWR. What I’m asking is, if the chassis and hitch and gear ratio are all the same then why the 3000 lb difference?
The 22000 lb chassis Fortis has a GVWR of 26000...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-08-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By RVtravelz
F53 5000 lb vs 8000 lb towing capacity?

I canít help but notice that a Bounder 36F and a Fortis 34MB have an 8000 lb towing capacity.
How is it that other 26000 lb GVWR F53 chassis motorhomes only have a 5000 lb tow rating with the same...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-14-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By RVtravelz
Had several small travel trailers with dinette...

Had several small travel trailers with dinette booths. I preferred them. As for what others have said… Visitors should bring a tent, lawn chair and sleeping bag. My RV is for me.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By RVtravelz
What do you mean by “blown turbo”? So you lost...

What do you mean by “blown turbo”? So you lost the whole engine then?
I used to be a Ford hater… especially when it came to ecoboost motors. I must admit that the 2.7 and 3.5 F150s have more...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-10-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,826
Posted By RVtravelz
Insurance companies cannot deny payment on a...

Insurance companies cannot deny payment on a claim because someone makes a bad decision. They can however choose to not renew their policy.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By RVtravelz
I believe it all comes down to common sense and...

I believe it all comes down to common sense and being responsible. If someone is obviously or blatantly overloaded then that is a problem to me.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By RVtravelz
I call BS. It doesnít make sense for a...

I call BS. It doesnít make sense for a motorhome. You are fueling urban legends.
AlsoÖ. Itís too easy in a courtroom setting to cast doubt once the engineers start picking apart the numbers. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By RVtravelz
That’s just not true at all.

That’s just not true at all.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-17-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By RVtravelz
Start your genset and see if your AC acts normal....

Start your genset and see if your AC acts normal. Pedestal at campground could have an issue.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-30-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,411
Posted By RVtravelz
Almost every campground I stay at, I see travel...

Almost every campground I stay at, I see travel trailers sitting low in front while being towed by a vehicle that is squatting too low in the rear. I don’t understand how people can stand to drive...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-30-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,283
Posted By RVtravelz
Funny how some people will grab their pitchfork...

Funny how some people will grab their pitchfork and start yelling Monster when they can’t wrap their head around something.
Thanks for posting this thread.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-28-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By RVtravelz
Same here. I road tested vehicle and cannot get...

Same here. I road tested vehicle and cannot get transmission gear ratio or cylinder head temperature functions to work in x- gauge.
I have a 2016 6 speed F53
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-27-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,283
Posted By RVtravelz
I pulled the fuse. No more daytime headlights. ...

I pulled the fuse. No more daytime headlights. Thank you
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-26-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By RVtravelz
I tried forscan but couldn’t find anything for...

I tried forscan but couldn’t find anything for the F53.
I bought and installed a scan gauge 2 yesterday. I got the transmission fluid temperature programmed in x-gauge but am not having luck with...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-25-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,283
Posted By RVtravelz
Fuse number 10 only powers the daytime running...

Fuse number 10 only powers the daytime running lights and nothing else? I think I found the fuse box in the engine bay. I’m going to look closer at it today.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-24-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,283
Posted By RVtravelz
Did you find the code for daytime lights off? I...

Did you find the code for daytime lights off? I tried the forscan forum but have no luck. I donít want to pull any fuses because I donít want to turn off other circuits. Which module has the drl...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-24-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By RVtravelz
OBD tool recommendations Ford F53

Is there a tool that one can buy and plug into the obd port in order to read things like engine coolant temperature? What about making changes like gauge calibrations?
Forum: Test Your Changes 06-23-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By RVtravelz
Test z

Testing to test
Forum: New Member Check-In 06-23-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By RVtravelz
New here - trying out the post tool

Hello. Found this forum a while back. Thought I would sign up so that I can ask a few questions when I get stumped.
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