1996 fleetwood bounder questions

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by jkill2001, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. RLS7201

    RLS7201 New Member

    1996 fleetwood bounder questions

    Jon,

    Look under your Bounder at the welded on frame extensions. They are part of the reason for the 3500# towing limit. Also Ford only rates the drive train for 20,500#. That's 17,000# load on the chassis and 3500# being towed.
     
  2. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    1996 fleetwood bounder questions

    is there anything i can do to upgrade or beef up the drivetrain? for the extensions im going to have the guy at my rv dealer weld in supports on the extensions and on the hitch
     
  3. RLS7201

    RLS7201 New Member

    1996 fleetwood bounder questions

    Jon,

    Probably the worst link in your drive train is that ol soft shifting E4OD tranny. Banks makes the Trans Commander (or something like that) or you can firm up the shifts with $5.ØØ worth of resistors from Radio Shack. If you care to play electrician, I can provide a wiring schematic to firm up the shift points.
     
  4. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    1996 fleetwood bounder questions

    i don't really wanna start changing the electrics or anything.
     

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