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Forum: Modifications and Updates Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Chance
In a standard Majestic from Cruise America, as...

In a standard Majestic from Cruise America, as best as I can recall, you don’t need to plug the shore power cable to that “box” unless needing to use the generator for electrical power while not on...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 11-25-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By Chance
Same here. One of our Thanksgiving regulars is...

Same here. One of our Thanksgiving regulars is no longer with us due to Covid. He was very old, but a reminder of the risk nonetheless. I’m caring for a 95-year-old, so taking warnings from...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-21-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
I knew what you asked, but how exactly would...

I knew what you asked, but how exactly would anyone other than Winnebago engineers know that for certain? :o

If Winnebago made similar motorhome designs with and without garages with dropped...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-20-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
Dropping the frame, when done right, doesn’t have...

Dropping the frame, when done right, doesn’t have to reduce towing capacity.

Many diesel pushers have a dropped frame at rear to lower the big Diesel engine and still have extremely high tow...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-20-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
Two more nice features and one that’s not great: ...

Two more nice features and one that’s not great:

Kitchen cabinet appears less deep so as to leave more aisle room. I’ve mentioned this design option numerous times as one way to create a roomy...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-20-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
For those who are interested in what makes the...

For those who are interested in what makes the Ekko design different than typical motorhomes (other than its smaller size), the following are a few features I’ve noticed — show in pictures below:
...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-20-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
From what Winnebago has released, it appears the...

From what Winnebago has released, it appears the new Onan 2,800-Watt inverter generator is standard, as well as a 315 Amp-hour lithium battery and 2,000-Watt Xantrex inverter. The 455-Watt solar is...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-20-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
Not a big fan of Transit chassis or turbo gas...

Not a big fan of Transit chassis or turbo gas engines for trucks and RVs, but agree with James of The Fit RV when he states:

“I really can’t say how excited I am to finally see something like this...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-19-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
For a couple accustomed to traveling and camping...

For a couple accustomed to traveling and camping in a van, the Ekko seems huge. Having said that, I agree 100% with you that not having sleeping for two more (young grandkids) is a serious drawback....
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-19-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
I agree that there’s a lot of difference in room...

I agree that there’s a lot of difference in room and available storage space between any van and an Axis/Vegas. No doubt about it, which is why I’ve felt for a long time there was a market for...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-19-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
No, either 156” for 23’-2” rig, or 178” for...

No, either 156” for 23’-2” rig, or 178” for 25’-0”.

Both are Ford AWD Transit with EcoBoost power. No Mercedes Sprinter which are typically the 170”.

The shorter unit looks like it can be...
Forum: Thor Owners Community Discussions 11-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By Chance
I know the Devil is in the details, but at first...

I know the Devil is in the details, but at first glance I really like what Winnebago has created in the brand new Ekko. It’s pretty much between a Class B van and other present Class B+ (technically...
Forum: Thor Motorhome General Discussions 11-19-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By Chance
”How to reduce excess weight from coach!” ...

”How to reduce excess weight from coach!”


I thought this would be a thread on how to put RVs on a diet. ;)

Like with people, reducing is a lot harder than gaining. :rolleyes:
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-17-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
The eTransit only gets 126 mile range from EPA,...

The eTransit only gets 126 mile range from EPA, but WLTP European rating gives it 350 km, or 217 miles. Van specifications seem the same, including the 67 kWh battery size. Some speculate real...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 11-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,496
Posted By Chance
The correct word for a shock absorber is damper,...

The correct word for a shock absorber is damper, not dampener. It “damps” (not dampens) unwanted motion in the suspension, or in this case steering linkage. Damping (not dampening) is associated...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-16-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
I assume you meant Independent Rear Suspension,...

I assume you meant Independent Rear Suspension, not Front.

Yes, the E-Transit has a “targeted” drive motor rating of 266 HP and 317 lb-ft of torque, which matches the standard Mustang Mach-E. It...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-16-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
That would require Ford having usable parts in...

That would require Ford having usable parts in their bins, but the electric Transit is the very first vehicle of its kind at Ford as far as I know, so it seems very unlikely engineers had much...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 11-15-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Chance
It’s important to consider that RV electrical...

It’s important to consider that RV electrical systems have evolved over the years, and that not every RV owner uses their batteries in the same way. Just because one solution works best for one...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-14-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
No. There are no pictures yet of the Transit’s...

No. There are no pictures yet of the Transit’s “semi trailing arm” rear suspension, but they must be different.

The Ford web page lists the new RWD Explorer as having a “Multi-link independent...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-14-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
Yes, thanks, makes sense. Some of the newer...

Yes, thanks, makes sense. Some of the newer posted high-definition photos make it clear that ground clearance under rear end is pretty good, although there is a footnote stating pictures are...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-14-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
Getting back to the electric van, what do you...

Getting back to the electric van, what do you guys think is going on at the rear where the suspension and drive motor should be on the pictures Ford made available? Just curious on other opinions.
...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-13-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
The electric drive had or has many advantages for...

The electric drive had or has many advantages for locomotives that don’t apply to road vehicles. The main reason was it served as a transmission that could get incredible weight moving at very slow...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-13-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
Ok, let’s expand on this. :eek: Your Smart...

Ok, let’s expand on this. :eek:

Your Smart car weighs about 1/10th as much as a large Class A, yet you don’t get 10 times the fuel economy on the highway. I’d say motorhomes are pretty good by...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-13-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
And you think locomotives have “tiny” engines, or...

And you think locomotives have “tiny” engines, or that they were designed that way to improve fuel economy? :nonono:

It’s too difficult to discuss engineering when the context keeps getting...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 11-13-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chance
MotorTrend reports the new Transit independent...

MotorTrend reports the new Transit independent rear suspension is rated at 6,000 pounds, the highest used on a van. That should be enough for the F-150 pickup as well.

I hope this rear...
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