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Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-21-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By jabrabu
I have owned 2 Chateau RVs, and they both had the...

I have owned 2 Chateau RVs, and they both had the issues with the mud flaps. The little screws rip out of the side attachments and the flaps rub on the tires. It's a poor design. I use zip ties to...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 01-20-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By jabrabu
On my Chateau 31E I have done a custom alignment...

On my Chateau 31E I have done a custom alignment with 5+ degrees of caster, installed Hellwig swaybars, a Saf-T-Plus steering stabilizer, and Bilstein HD shocks. It drives pretty well now.


For...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-20-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
Yes, I got the Essex and I also got the mass...

Yes, I got the Essex and I also got the mass backing. I figured the heavy backing would provide even more sound dampening, which was my main goal.


The tough part was picking a color. I...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-16-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
Drove the RV to a campground about 3 hours away...

Drove the RV to a campground about 3 hours away last night. The cab is significantly quieter. My wife also noticed. I donít have to turn the stereo up so loud to hear it. When it downshifts and revs...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 01-13-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By jabrabu
As a data point, here is what I spent to set up...

As a data point, here is what I spent to set up my CR-V for towing, including a battery maintainer and Protect-a-Tow rock guard.


Blue Ox BX2258 baseplate ...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-11-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
In the vehicle search I entered 2017 Ford E-450...

In the vehicle search I entered 2017 Ford E-450 Super Duty. Here is the product:
https://www.ocautocarpets.com/product/24219/2003-2018-ford-e-450-super-duty-van-fits-gas-or-diesel-pass-area/
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-11-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
I got it from Auto Custom Carpets. ...

I got it from Auto Custom Carpets.
https://www.ocautocarpets.com/
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-10-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
All done. It didn't sound much different sitting...

All done. It didn't sound much different sitting in the driveway. I'll have to see how it is going down the road. It looks great, though.
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-10-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
Installing the carpet was tedious. I expected it...

Installing the carpet was tedious. I expected it to be a custom fit and just go right in, but it was cut significantly larger than the stock flooring, so I had to do a lot of trimming, trial...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-09-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
Here is the floor with the dampening tiles...

Here is the floor with the dampening tiles installed. I don't think the flat floor area under the seats will make much difference, but the forward firewall and wheel well areas might.


I used...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-09-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
Here is the bare floor. Those little curved...

Here is the bare floor.
Those little curved pieces of insulation are interesting. I'm guessing that's where the exhaust produces some hot spots, but they are so small that it doesn't seem like...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-09-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
The vinyl has some decent padding/sound isolation...

The vinyl has some decent padding/sound isolation underneath.
Forum: Modifications and Updates 01-09-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabrabu
Class C sound insulation and carpet project

I already added insulation to the doghouse, which helped with noise somewhat, but I'd still like my class C (2018 Chateau 31E) to be quieter on the road, so my current project is to add some noise...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 12-29-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By jabrabu
I see you have a 23H (about 24' long). Do you...

I see you have a 23H (about 24' long). Do you have dual tires at the rear? If so, a regular LT tire with load range E would probably work fine. However, a C type (commercial) tire can give more...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 12-28-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By jabrabu
It probably depends on the RV, but within about a...

It probably depends on the RV, but within about a year you should have all the initial quality issues worked out. Of course, there will be other stuff that breaks after that that may or not be...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 12-28-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By jabrabu
I have a 2018 Chateau 31E and it came with nylon...

I have a 2018 Chateau 31E and it came with nylon straps and buckles to hold down the batteries. I went through 3 sets of straps in less than 3 years. Either the nylon webbing broke or the plastic...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 12-17-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By jabrabu
Rockford Fosgate P1683 Punch 6"x8" 3-Way Speakers...

Rockford Fosgate P1683 Punch 6"x8" 3-Way Speakers


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P88U12/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 12-17-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By jabrabu
I swapped the door speakers for some quality...

I swapped the door speakers for some quality coaxial speakers. I also replaced the stock stereo with a Pioneer AVIC unit. The sound is a whole lot better than stock, but it's still a noisy cab so...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 11-13-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By jabrabu
I did the big swaybars, Bilstein HD shocks,...

I did the big swaybars, Bilstein HD shocks, Saf-T-Plus steering stabilizer, and a good alignment with lots of caster, and it drives well now. I have not done the Sumo springs, but I think they would...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 11-11-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By jabrabu
You could get something like this, but I'm not...

You could get something like this, but I'm not sure how much good it would really do. They call it a bug deflector, but I get most of the bugs on the front bumper and overhead cap, not the hood or...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 11-10-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By jabrabu
Sagging Stowage Compartment Door

The door for my main storage compartment is sagging and scrapes along the bottom edge when closing. I don't see any way to adjust the hinges. Does anyone here have a fix for this?
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 10-27-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By jabrabu
Yes, I got this one: ...

Yes, I got this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SW353M8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


And also this one:
...
Forum: Thor Motorhome General Discussions 10-27-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,269
Posted By jabrabu
One item not mentioned yet is the cockpit design....

One item not mentioned yet is the cockpit design. I have a 2018 Chateau built on a 2017 E450 chassis, and the interior still looks like it's from the 80's. Ford obviously hasn't done much design...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 10-27-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,493
Posted By jabrabu
It sounds as if a new gas cap or new gas cap...

It sounds as if a new gas cap or new gas cap gasket would be a good idea at this point.
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 10-20-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By jabrabu
In my Chateau, the engine has to be off to...

In my Chateau, the engine has to be off to operate the power slideout or the power awning.



The levelers are the opposite -- the engine has to be running with the parking brake on to operate...
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