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  • 03/05/2012 4:28 PM
    Message # 848407
    Deleted user
    Have a tech tip that you want to share?  Post it here for others to find.  This forum is only for tech tips and ideas that make your RV experience more enjoyable and fun.
  • 04/08/2012 1:59 PM
    Reply # 884796 on 848407
    Anonymous
    I have found that in a few years the hose clamps on the coolant hoses tend to become a little loose from vibration and the hot and cool cycles of the engine. Every spring I snug all the clamps a little. If it applies also check the clamps on the gen also. Hope this helps a little.
  • 05/01/2012 12:39 PM
    Reply # 907633 on 848407
    Deleted user
    Thank you for this tip.  I am preparing to take my first major motor home trip and I will be sure to check my hoses and clamps.
    Dixie

  • 05/16/2012 5:17 AM
    Reply # 921903 on 848407
    Anonymous
    It is a good idea to change out the waterhose gasket located on the back of the fridge that supplies the water to the icemaker. I have had this to leak on two motorhomes with time. Cost to change=pennies, cost of water damage=$$$$$
  • 05/16/2012 5:19 AM
    Reply # 921904 on 848407
    Anonymous
    Weather is getting hot and don't forget to clean or replace the AC filters for the summer use. It can be easily forgotten.
  • 05/27/2012 11:02 PM
    Reply # 932237 on 848407
    Deleted user
    If you are having issues with AC or Heat there is an issue with thre floresent lights in your unit the interfere with the signal from the thermostate turn them off unit will work
  • 06/01/2012 10:07 AM
    Reply # 940018 on 848407
    W Parten

    We have downsized from a class A diesel to a Fleetwood Tioga class C gas, Ford V10.  After our first trip, I found that our milage/gallon was better on the 38 foot diesel (8.3mpg fully loaded and towing) than the gas with a tow and less of a load (7.2mpg or less).

    What kind of mileage can I expect from the Ford V10?  What's the best RPM or speed to drive to attain peak mileage?  Does an octane boost improve the mileage? 

  • 06/07/2012 9:31 PM
    Reply # 955861 on 848407
    Deleted user
    I searched for hours and several calls to find the right tool to remove the hubcaps on our aluminum wheels.  We have a 2011 Southwind 32v and you need a 1 5/8" socket to remove the cover nuts that have the small dimples pressed into them.  Lots of posts with very little specific info.  I hope this helps others in their cleaning and maintenance chores!
  • 07/01/2012 7:17 PM
    Reply # 989937 on 955861
    Anonymous
    Carl & Janice Schiller wrote:I searched for hours and several calls to find the right tool to remove the hubcaps on our aluminum wheels.  We have a 2011 Southwind 32v and you need a 1 5/8" socket to remove the cover nuts that have the small dimples pressed into them.  Lots of posts with very little specific info.  I hope this helps others in their cleaning and maintenance chores!
    Well it is not good practice but i have been using a pair of pump pliers with a cloth between the jaws and it works good on my 40X Excursion but like you i will be asking at the mechanic shop next time where they get the proper wrench
  • 08/16/2012 5:55 PM
    Reply # 1049160 on 940018
    Deleted user
    W Parten wrote:

    We have downsized from a class A diesel to a Fleetwood Tioga class C gas, Ford V10.  After our first trip, I found that our milage/gallon was better on the 38 foot diesel (8.3mpg fully loaded and towing) than the gas with a tow and less of a load (7.2mpg or less).

    What kind of mileage can I expect from the Ford V10?  What's the best RPM or speed to drive to attain peak mileage?  Does an octane boost improve the mileage? 


    I had exact same experience from a '99 Bounder Diesel to an '11 Encounter (Bravo) Gas.  Go downwind, keep it at 55 unless holding up traffic.  1900 - 2200 RPM.  But miss the air ride suspension.  Does Firestone Ride-Rite help smooth the vibrations?  One son says yes on higher octane, I'll try it next when above 5,280 feet, but got up to the Mesa Verde Nat Pk Campground okay.
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