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Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-26-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Peder_y2k
FWIW, back in the old days, we used a 1980 Ford...

FWIW, back in the old days, we used a 1980 Ford E150 van with 300 cu inch 6 cyl engine to tow a 31ft Aitstream trailer weighing 10,000 lbs cross country several times. Eventually after 200,000 miles,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-25-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Peder_y2k
LSD's and locking diffs are only good where one...

LSD's and locking diffs are only good where one rear wheel slips, and the other on good traction. Like when one wheel moves off pavement while the other remains on pavement. Also helpful on steep wet...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-18-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,885
Posted By Peder_y2k
I would begin with installing a rear differential...

I would begin with installing a rear differential locking system. Next would be appropriate tires for the chosen environment. Then progress to a lift, lastly 4x4 or AWD.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-14-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Peder_y2k
Close the door on a sheet of paper to see if it...

Close the door on a sheet of paper to see if it can be easily withdrawn. That reveals an air leak/turbulence point.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-19-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,071
Posted By Peder_y2k
A true Synthetic motor oil has a tendancy to find...

A true Synthetic motor oil has a tendancy to find places to leak in high mileage motors (over 30,000 miles) as it cleans the internals removing blockages created by mineral base oils. You can expect...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-09-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Peder_y2k
This might help.... ...

This might help....

https://www.ramforumz.com/threads/how-to-remove-transmission-and-torque-converter.93413/
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 08-09-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Peder_y2k
Yeah, this could be the new "normal" and the cost...

Yeah, this could be the new "normal" and the cost of doing business now.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-09-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Peder_y2k
Don't really know, but usually the drive shaft...

Don't really know, but usually the drive shaft must come off in order to pull the tranny away from the engine block to clear the torgue converter. Then the tranny can lower straight down. Another...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-17-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By Peder_y2k
Tolls are usually charged on number of axles. So...

Tolls are usually charged on number of axles. So charging extra for duallies on one axle is rather uncommon. Automated toll booths charge by axle number, manned booths can charge either way.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-17-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Peder_y2k
Brown color usually indicates engine oil, redish...

Brown color usually indicates engine oil, redish color transmission. Both can appear at the site indicated in your annotaed pic.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-13-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Peder_y2k
SMART CHARGER, not a "trickle charger" as they...

SMART CHARGER, not a "trickle charger" as they have no upper charge cutoff that can boil away the electrolyte destroying the battery. I jave a no maintenance smart charger on a stored vehicle with 8...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 06-13-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Peder_y2k
Thanks for posting, as I'd never heard of Unicell...

Thanks for posting, as I'd never heard of Unicell or Aerocell truck bodies before. A web search enlightened me to my satisfaction.
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 05-16-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By Peder_y2k
"ROAD GRADE" Is the term when shopping gravel...

"ROAD GRADE" Is the term when shopping gravel suppliers. It is crushed rock designed to interlock and be drivable for all seasons. Once compacted by a roller or driving, it becomes hard surfaced and...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-29-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Peder_y2k
I suggest comparing dimensions from installation...

I suggest comparing dimensions from installation instructions for each generator, often found on the web.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-25-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,451
Posted By Peder_y2k
How about using a catalytic heater such as the...

How about using a catalytic heater such as the Olympic brand. Our wall mounted unit makes a very gentle steady sssss gas flow sound almost imperceptable, and the vent blower hums continuously and...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-25-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Peder_y2k
Might try search term "convertable booth"...

Might try search term "convertable booth" seats.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-22-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Peder_y2k
I am not swayed by your position, so I will NOT...

I am not swayed by your position, so I will NOT be lifting any heavy beast vehicle by jacking up the differential. Light cars and trucks yes, but over 6,000lbs absolutely not as it is simply too...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-21-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Peder_y2k
Really depends on the weight. A b3500 van weighs...

Really depends on the weight. A b3500 van weighs about half that of a motorhome class B. A 10,000lb. campervan could very likely break the axle tube at the differential if the diff is the only...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-21-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Peder_y2k
Always best to have the tow vehicle weigh more...

Always best to have the tow vehicle weigh more than the trailer. Although I personally towed an 11,000lb. trailer with a 6,000lb. van, I dont reccomend that as it is like the tail wagging the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-21-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Peder_y2k
Oh NO! Never use the rear differential as a...

Oh NO! Never use the rear differential as a jacking point as it was never designed for supporting the weight of a class B. It can actually break the axle tube. Only jack at a frame point or the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By Peder_y2k
Looking at the sky plus checking my aneroid...

Looking at the sky plus checking my aneroid barometer is all I need for advanced notice of upcomming weather conditions. YMMV
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 03-07-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Peder_y2k
Well aware of what you are saying. Had 3 units...

Well aware of what you are saying. Had 3 units slup away no fault of my own. Also prepared to retrofit a similar RV with air bags, springs, rear LSD, and duallies if necessary. Prefer Ford van...
Forum: Trading Post | Classifieds 03-07-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Peder_y2k
Want to buy '99-'04 Xplorer 230XLWT

Looking to buy a 1999-2004 Xplorer XLWT twin bed class B camper within a daylight drive from Seattle, WA, or seller can drive it to my location for inspection. Unit must be smoke free and in...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 03-07-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Peder_y2k
Thanks Nic, your remarks confirm my thinking...

Thanks Nic, your remarks confirm my thinking about the away from pavement capabilities of the Xplorer.
Now if only I could find to buy an Xplorer 230 XLWT (twin bed) in my area around Seattle, WA
...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 02-27-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Peder_y2k
Xplorer 230XLW off pavement

Interested in buying 1999-2004 Xplorer 230XLW and wondering how they perform away from paved roads, such as washboard and potholed forest roads, and simply bad roads.
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