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406  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I have a request on: April 23, 2011, 07:06:49 pm
What Tom said X2
407  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Back flushing tanks on: April 22, 2011, 07:14:37 am
An additional comment:
When leaving liquid in the bowl to make the vapor seal, use nothing but water
DON'T allow Bleach to sit in the bowl. Ever !!!!!!    Never !!!!!    pulling hair out

If you use Bleach to clean the bowl, make absolutely certain you rinse well.

Unless ,of course, you're willing to replace the seals.
408  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix register? on: April 21, 2011, 06:43:08 am
Is there a Phoenix Cruiser register or list of owners by name/coach model/serial number/year/location/contact number?
I ask because when we had our Alpine the list helped a few people out when they had an issue.
In one particualr case an owner lost air pressure to the driveline brake and another listed owner was able to save him towing & repair cost by going to where he was and replacing a fitting.

Might something like this be useful?
409  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: smoke detector on: April 21, 2011, 05:39:50 am
In the immortal words of Jim Carey; 'Smokin!'.
410  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Legal Action? on: April 20, 2011, 01:01:37 pm
This topic, appearing on the unnamed forum, has justifiably been closed.

I would suggest that occur here.
411  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Own a 2010 Ford E350 or E450? Read This. on: April 14, 2011, 08:59:49 pm
The following may seem a little disconnected but there are are conditions when HP will trump Torque.

Take some of the smaller cars with 4 cylinder engines and compare it to my old 1964 426 Max Wedge Plymouth.
The plymouth had gobs of Torque where the little cars have much smaller engines producing very little real Torque. In most cases, less than 20% of that venerable 426. Sure, the 426 was a tire-shredder. But the 0 to 60 acceleration wasn't as quick as some of today's shrimps.

Could it be that 200 to 300 RPM can make enough HP difference to result in what I experienced with the E350 and E450 chassis? Quite possibly.

Although both have, ostensibly, the same transmission, do the E350 and E450 share the same transmission specs?
Could it be the RPM difference has enough oomph behind it to power the bigger vehicle at a lower transmission hydraulic pressure?

A lot of 'ifs', 'possiblys' and 'could be's', which, although I am a mechanical engineer, is convincing enough that I, for the most part, must admit to some speculation.

Regardless, my experience has been there is a significant difference between each model's performance at moderate speeds.   
412  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Own a 2010 Ford E350 or E450? Read This. on: April 14, 2011, 07:06:15 pm
From what I can find and post here, the few hundred RPM difference within the 2,000 to 2,500 RPM range relative to E350 and F450 models impact Torque by about 20 to 25 lbs. feet. (Values are RPM/TQ. 1000/358, 1500/375, 2000/380, 2500/400, 2750/410, 3000/400, 3500/395, 3500/390, 4000/375, 4500/300).

Horsepower, a curve indicates at 2,000 RPM, HP is approx. 150, where at 2,500 RPM it's approx. 175.

However, the Torque and Horsepower curves cross at right about 2,200 RPM (170 HP & 400 lbs. feet Torque), where the E450 turns at 65 MPH. Perhaps that particular occurrence contributes to the noticeable difference.

You'll have to compare the values to what your engine turns at another speed.
413  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Own a 2010 Ford E350 or E450? Read This. on: April 14, 2011, 05:43:14 pm
I'll tell you Ron, the unloaded 2350 with the 4.1:1 sure shifted a lot more than the unloaded 2551 with the 4.56:1 does on the same route.
The 2551 stayed in lockup on all but 1 incline where the 2350 seemed to shift as it passed each and every Mole hill. As best I can tell, the few hundred RPM difference at 65 is all but compensated for by staying in top gear/lockup.

What it'll do loaded I'll have determine when we hit the road again.

Lastly, I believe the E450 axle is a bit wider than the E350's (my wheels appear to stick out slightly on both sides whereas the E350 wheels did not).
414  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Own a 2010 Ford E350 or E450? Read This. on: April 14, 2011, 03:39:47 pm
Thanks Ron.

Fortunately, mine was OK.

I suspect the fuel economy was also a lot worse than if it was correct (ours got 10.6 MPG on the 600 mile trip home from Elkhart. Just about 0.3 less than the 2350).
415  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: changes on: April 12, 2011, 12:12:31 pm
Thanks Billy.

I like it and will probably buy it to replace the light next to the door.

If it works well, I'll consider installing another on the street side.
416  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: changes on: April 12, 2011, 05:58:11 am
Billy,

No worries, Mate.
417  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 11, 2011, 09:09:44 pm
I've been watching this topic for a while and feel compelled to offer my thoughts, they being:
If I had this problem, I'd wire the lights in series with the door switch, like on older cars.
They would then be isolated from the timer and go out immediately upon shutting the door.
418  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: changes on: April 11, 2011, 05:05:22 pm
Billy,

I wanted the information relative to the brand of light.
419  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: changes on: April 11, 2011, 05:59:33 am
Hi Billy.

Can you provide information regarding the light you installed?

Thanks.
420  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: east to west travel to yellowstone on: April 09, 2011, 09:17:21 pm
Hi Dave.

The Irma Hotel also has pretty good food in addition to a somewhat 'Hokey" but fun gunfight.
BUT, not as good as the place across the street (Sheridan Ave.) I mentioned.

I really love that little town and if I had my druthers, I'd move there.

Safe travels and if you need anything, I'm just around the corner.
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