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  1. alflorida

    Dealer Mileage fraud

    Curious. Are you saying the odometer was left in "trip" setting and had 70,000 miles. Then when you reset it and switched it to the true odometer reading it showed 120,000 miles? What year, make and model of MH do you have?
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    Year allison started with Transynd?

    If the former owner change the fluid and used standard transmission fluid, what is written on the dipstick doesn't matter much. For about $28 and a little more for the fluid type check, you not only know for sure the correct fluid is in there, but you also learn if there is excessive wear in the components. Not a bad investment in my opinion.
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    I-70 from Missouri to I-15 in Nevada

    Where in Nevada are you going? I-70 ends in Utah at I-15. If you are going to central NV, pick up US-50 on Salina, UT to US-6 in Delta, UT. Just be careful once you get west of Denver. You have some long steep climbs and drops. Going downhill slow down, get into a lower gear so the engine braking does most of the work. If you ride your brakes at 55-60mph you will likely overheat your brakes, experience brake fade and have serious problems. Manually shift into 3rd gear and 40mph if need be. Going up hill, downshift early to keep your RPM's up to the 3500-4500 range to keep from overheating the transmission & engine.
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    Year allison started with Transynd?

    Your main question is trying to find out if your transmission has 100% transynd, no transynd, or a mixture. I didn't see much of an answer to that question. Contact https://www.blackstone-labs.com/ and verify that they can check that the fluid is transynd or not. For about $28 you should get a definitive answer.
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    Medical insurance while in Canada

    If you have Medicare and by Medicare Supplement Part F, it covers up to $50,000 in Canada. Basic Medicare "sort of says" if you are traveling directly though Canada they will cover your medical expenses. There is no written definition of how quickly you need to be traveling through Canada, say from the lower 48 to Alaska. There is info in the Medicare book about it. I assume you are over 65, since there is an "Over 70" bullet at the topic.
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    Buying new Class C

    It is common in any industry which buys a chassis and then builds their custom vehicle on the chassis. Not limited to RV's.
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    yellow stone campgrounds

    Look at RV Park Reviews at http://www.rvparkreviews.com/ to find a selection of RV Parks and reviews in the towns around Yellowstone.
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    The chart is for the newer 6 speed transmission, which was introduced in the E-350 & E-450 chassis in I believe 2016. The F series (truck chassis) got the 6 speed earlier. However it looks like the F-53 chassis still only has the old 5 speed, even in the 2018 chassis. The F-53 is used in Class A and the E-350 & E-450 us used in the Class C.
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    Grand Tetons

    I have found that most National Parks have some campgrounds with some campsites which will accommodate up to 40 foot RV's. Sometimes you will have your rear bumper sticking out the back of the paved or gravel parking pad, but the RV will still fit. On the other hand, getting a reservation during the busy season for large RV's is a problem. Determining which campsites will accommodate your rig and finding it available is sometimes very difficult. One big exception is Yellowstone, which requires you to supply the total length of the RV and the toad you are pulling (or the trailer and tow vehicle) in order to make a reservation. Anything over about 50' to maybe 1 or 2 campsites at 60' total RV & Toad length is a problem. But if you are going in with a 40' motorhome w/o a toad there are quite a few campsites you can reserve. Note: one minor detail. At Yellowstone, reservations for the following year start on May 1st of the previous year. Waiting until spring of the year you are going and you probably won't be able to make a reservation. Lots of National Forest CG's will handle 40' RV's. For detailed NF CG's go to: https://www.forestcamping.com/
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    Altitude Degradation

    OK, so a c/b degrades some when going up in elevation. To me that means if the c/b is rated at 15amps a sea level, then at 10,000 feet it is now rated at 14 or even 13 amps. Even at 13 amps, unless you are plugging in a toaster or a 1500 watt electric space heater the circuit should work just fine. I think you can disregard all this altitude stuff as the problem unless you are tripping the c/b with a space heater. You need to be trouble shooting the problem with a volt meter to find out where the voltage is missing. If the c/b is tripping then you have an overload. If the GFCI is tripping (that is a different problem than a c/b tripping) then that is more difficult to identify. But again the GFCI tripping is not an altitude problem. The GFCI tripping means the total current going back on the neutral return wire is less than what came in on the hot wire.
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    Grand Tetons

    For RV Parks I use http://www.rvparkreviews.com/ to determine which park I want to stay at. Why don't you stay inside the park at Gros Ventre Campground? This places you close to everything inside the park. http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/wyoming/grand-teton-national-park/gros-ventre-campground-concessionaire-operated-12845 Plus there are other CG's inside the park. More info here: https://www.gtlc.com/rv
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    While you are correct, if the parking brake is left on you will either ruin the tires pretty shortly or burn up the rear brakes, I am pretty sure they just forgot to put in their narrative, that they release the parking brake before towing.
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    Norcold 4 Door Frig

    Do you have 120V at the plug? Is the RV inverter turned on? The fridge ice maker normally plugs into an outlet powered by the inverter so the ice maker will operate while dry camping. You could switch the ice maker cord to the other outlet, which powers the heater element for the cooling system, to see if that helps. Also you can carefully pop off the cover (approximately 3"x3") on the front of the ice maker and manually turn the gears and if it has power the motor will start running and go though a cycle. As I remember there is 5/16" screw or nut head on the gear on the one I worked on several (10?) years ago. The cover is a little hard to pop off, be careful not to damage it. Be sure to look for the arrow pointing in the direction to turn the gear.
  14. Make it a 2 day drive and spend the night at Elk Creek campground a little west of Gunnison. The have sites for 45' rigs. Much nicer than KOA. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/elk-creek-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74060
  15. Unless there is something wrong with the engine cooling system on your 45' coach, it should handle that pass with no problems. Going uphill keep your RPM's up to around 80% of max RPM's to help keep the transmission and engine from over heating. Manually downshifting to a lower gear to keep those RPM's up is a good way to drive up mountains. Even if you are only driving at 35-45mph. Going back down, stop at the top to check your brakes. There should be a brake testing pull off at the top of the summit. As you start down, manually shift to 3rd or 4th gear, turn on the exhaust brake and see if that won't hold your downhill speed in the steep sections at 35mph or so. If it creeps up 10mph, press hard for 8-10 seconds to drop your speed back to 35mph. If you are going back up to 45mph in less than 30 seconds or so, you are going too fast. Slow down and get into a lower gear. You should be able to coast down using engine braking with minimal use of the brakes. That is a beautiful drive. Not very fast. Lots of 2 lane, but good highway, with many curves, but very few that are really really sharp. Plan on spending some of your time at 45mph and on curves at 35mph.