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Old 09-30-2011, 10:55 AM
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Motor home power?

I just bought a new to me 2000 32' Fleetwood Jamboree motorhome built on a super duty Ford platform with the V-10 engine. The rig is already pushing the engines limits but I am also pulling a built up rock crawler ( about 6k with the trailer ) I have done the cold air and a new cat back and I was thinking about the Banks kit but wow that is a lot of money. With my work truck ( 1994 F-250 460 ) I did the same filter and muffler work but also bumped the timing to about 12 deg, can I do the same thing with the V-10? Any other easy power tips before I drop a ton of cash.
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Contact Mike at 5Star Tuning. He's pretty famous around here for his tow and perfomance tunes. It's the best money I've spent on my V-10 so far.
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I agree contact Mike and then pray it is not windy where you travel.

I had an 03 E450 28' class C that I pulled a 29' enclosed race car trailer. The whole deal scaled at 21400 pounds. I was pretty impressed with power on the flats and modest hills, it was the wind that always did me in. At that point I would just put it in 3rd and set the cruise at 55 and watch the gas gauge go down.
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Thanks guys We can help.

We do RV's as well... We have been traveling to different RV events this Fall doing seminars discussing the pros and cons about the 2v V10 and 3v V10 and even the diesel pushers.

Here some snaps of one in VA a couple of weeks ago.

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The stock exhaust manifolds are very restrictive on the 2V V10. I know the Banks kit is expensive the only thing thats really worth it from the banks kit IMO is the headers/y-pipe, I'd leave the rest. That said the Banks headers and y-pipe setup is still over a grand.

Since it sounds like you do your own wrenching (most guys into rockcrawlers do) I would look at getting a set of Hedman Headers for the 2V V10 in the SDs and make them fit. They are recommended for the F-series but I think you should be able to get them to fit. The Hedmans are around $500 for the ceramic set, the painted set is under $400. Since you already have a catback you don't need to worry about it. I'd bet that combo (assuming you have a proper sized catback) would put more power to the ground than your RV with the entire $2500 Banks kit.

The tune from 5Star will take care of ignition, air/ratio, trans, and etc.
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Thank you all, I just talked with 5 star and it sounds like that is a good start to make more power, I just need to get the numbers so he can burn the right program for me.
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Mike, I went out to the RV to find that number / letters that you need. Were again am I looking?
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The strategy code stickers are probably wore off by now. They were non readable on my 04' after like 3 years. The sticker was near where the wires go from the door to the truck on the drivers side. I just used the tuner I had to read the strategy code. I don't know how your motohome is but I pulled the pcm on my truck to get the code off the sticker on the end. The sticker was put on so you couldn't see it from the window in the plastic retention bracket.

Shoot Mike an e-mail, he will get right back to you.
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Mike, I went out to the RV to find that number / letters that you need. Were again am I looking?
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Class A RV can be 2 places.. in side coach under drivers dash around steering column or in engine bay.

Class C RV will be in engine bay just under brake master cylinder area.
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I will go look this morning, you said it was a 4 digit letters correct? Will it be on the fire wall?
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OK, I feel stupid! I looked for 20 min under and all around my master cylinder, on the fire wall, on the fender, the wires. I even got out a little mirror. Help a guy out. Does any one have a photo of were it should be?
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It is 4 digits , 3 letters and 1 number example MCM3
If you cant find it we can ship device and you can read strategy then we just email tune to you

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I will look one more time to see if I missed it, is it stamped on a data plate or just a paper tag? Were should it be?
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