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Banks and GearVendors
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Jul 21 2009, 6:40 am - By Emmymau


Now that we're going to be in one spot for a few months, there are all of those little things that have been piling up to take care of...repairing the stair actuator, and the busted awning strap, and the broken under-storage door latch...maybe we'll even try to track down a replacement set of bed lifts!

Anyway, I wanted to ply the collective consciousness for information, if possible:

1. Unless the lottery comes in, we won't be upgrading to a diesel pusher for a couple of years yet.  (which is a shame, considering the deals floating around out there...)  However, being underpowered sucks. Does anyone have experience with the Banks Power Pack for a gasoline engine?  Does it work?  Is it louder (I know diesel pickups equipped with Banks systems tend to be LOUD)?

2.  How about the GearVendors overdrive system? 



1995 National RV Dolphin 533--the Incorrigible
1993 Ford Ranger--not yet named
Mushroom--the ship's cat
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Jul 22 2009, 3:35 pm - Replied by: smthng


Hey Emmy, been following your blog and we're pretty much in the exact same boat, just not on the road yet.  We just snagged a 10 yr old Fleetwood Storm gasser and have almost exactly the same issues you do (the stair actuator cuttof switch is driving me INSANE!). 

We'll probably also be looking for a diesel in a year or two, but wanted to start with "cheap" before we sank our life savings into "nice". :S

If you're not in a hurry, I'll give you the feedback on the Banks intake in a couple weeks.  I'm about to order one for ours, I just need to make sure I get the right one... I'm having a hard time finding out if the chassis platform really is what we thought it was.  Beginning to suspect that it's not. :(

--smthng
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'01 Newmar Dutch Star - No name yet, but my wife calls it the Death Star. :S
'06 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon - "Teflon" - has to go away soon. :(

'09 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon - I call it "Little Tiny Baby Jeep That Needs To Grow Up By About Four Inches", but Dasy isn't really happy about that.

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Jul 22 2009, 7:01 pm - Replied by: Emmymau


Cool, keep me posted!  Do you have a Ford or Chevy engine?  We're running a Ford 7.5 V8.

And I know what you mean about the stair actuator cutoff.  Seems like sometimes it's one way to turn the stairs off, and then it's the other.

1995 National RV Dolphin 533--the Incorrigible
1993 Ford Ranger--not yet named
Mushroom--the ship's cat
http://www.elepent.com

Jul 22 2009, 10:16 pm - Replied by: smthng


It's a Chevy "smthng".  I'd originally thought it was a 427 (7 liter), but I'm now suspecting that it's a 454 (7.9) or maybe even a 502 (8.5).  I need to scrape about 10 years of road goop off the engine block to get some casting numbers and do some digging.  :S

--smthng
http://wegofar.com/
'01 Newmar Dutch Star - No name yet, but my wife calls it the Death Star. :S
'06 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon - "Teflon" - has to go away soon. :(

'09 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon - I call it "Little Tiny Baby Jeep That Needs To Grow Up By About Four Inches", but Dasy isn't really happy about that.

'03 Yamaha TW-200 - "Little Tractor"

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