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RE: Alternator output

130 amp, like all F53s of that era. Richard
RLS7201 02/27/15 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waterless coolant

RLS the best I can do, is the following Clicky. click on the "see more" to view the core material. I no-longer own my 460 so I can't verify. If you are referencing the first 3 radiator offers, they are for F53 trucks and are aluminum and will not fit RVs. All radiator listed with 1451 in the part number are for trucks. Many have made the mistake of ordering the wrong replacement. The 4th offering is indeed a direct replacement for F53 recreational vehicles and is copper/brass. Richard
RLS7201 02/25/15 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downshifting fix for hills

I have a 2013 35 foot gas Fleetwood Bounder with a V10 Ford engine. While in cruise control, even a small hill or overpass will cause the trany to downshift to a lower gear, causing the engine to rev high. Any ideas to help fix this? Thanks!!! When you get tired of listing to those that don't understand your problem, go to the link listed below for a cure. You're not the only one that doesn't like Fords shift pattern. 5 Star Tune Richard
RLS7201 02/25/15 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Laptop set-up like Desktop?

When the wife needed a new desktop and a new laptop, I purchased a nice laptop and a Targus Docking Station. Fills the bill for both needs. Richard
RLS7201 02/25/15 12:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Waterless coolant

I had a 460 and changed the fluid every 5 years. It loved the green stuff and always ran a little cooler after the change. Remember the radiator is not copper but aluminum, I would always be a little concern with going with something that wasn't OEM because of that. On that topic, distilled water is your friend when you're using straight antifreeze with that 460. When did Ford use Aluminum radiators on their 460 F53s? My 95 460 F53 came from the factory with a copper/brass/composite radiator. Richard
RLS7201 02/25/15 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New LED tailights??

I did the Bargman swap on our last RV. You won't believe how people will notice you wanting to move over when you signal a lane change. Worth every penny! X2 Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 02/22/15 07:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: 12 Volt Power Problem with Bounder

I know of no 12 volt relays behind the circuit breaker/fuse panel. There is an Intellitec energy management system behind the circuit breaker panel but it only controls you 120 volt energy use. It may be time to take a look behind the panel. Richard
RLS7201 02/21/15 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: changeing sway bar bushings

Like Dutch said. Easy job. Hope you bought your bushnigs from this guy on Ebay. He makes good stuff at a fair price. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 02/20/15 08:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash AC

I have a 2000 Discovery. My AC switch won't light up and the compressor doesn't come on. It happened on a recent trip. I checked under the dash and replaced the relay but that doesn't solve the problem. Is there another fuse that I am missing? Not what you want to hear, but the best thing you can do with a dash AC is to forget it's there, short of removing it altogether and another worthless expenditure by the manufactures, when the money could have been put to better use. On the other hand, they probably know this, but are forced to take it, along with the chassis. Trying to keep it up, will be nothing but a constant and expensive headache in most cases and just wish that I didn't have a big condenser covering up my radiator and even though 1/3 of it is being used to cool my engine oil. Unfortunately you compare you unfavorable experiences to a very capable Denso HVAC system used by Fleetwood. Believe it or not, some RV manufactures get it right. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 02/20/15 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 Volt Power Problem with Bounder

Mike, Cycle you Aux battery cut off switch a few times. That will cycle the Aux battery relay and may help. Also check all the connections in your RV Custom Products battery control center (BCC). It will be located with in a few feet of your batteries. You didn't indicate gas/diesel or year so I can't tell an exact location of your BCC. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 02/20/15 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 Volt Power Problem with Bounder

Mike, Cycle you Aux battery cut off switch a few times. That will cycle the Aux battery relay and may help. Also check all the connections in your RV Custom Products battery control center (BCC). It will be located with in a few feet of your batteries. You didn't indicate gas/diesel or year so I can't tell an exact location of your BCC. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 02/20/15 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radiator

Brian, You have a copper/brass radiator with composite end tanks. The end tanks are crimped on with a gasket between components. When you start your engine the coolant pressure builds before the coolant in the radiator get warm and swells the gaskets. Thus you get a slight leak on start up. Time to replace the gaskets. No OEM gaskets are available but a quality radiator shop will have the materials to make gaskets. I'll bet a cup of coffee that the lower part of the left tank is the problem. Been there, done that more than once. You have metal spring clamps on your radiator hoses, not plastic like on the newer model F53s. Keep them they work great! My research tells me that only one replacement radiator available for your chassis and it will not cool you MH properly. There are many places that sell replacement radiators for you MH but they are all the same substandard materials. It has less fin count and smaller tubes. Find some one to fix what you have. Richard 95 Bounder F53 460 On Edit: The radiator comes out the front. The AC condenser will need to be removed.
RLS7201 02/17/15 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Verizon Base unit ?

I have the Verizon "Home Phone Connect (HPC)". It costs $20 a month + taxes. The power supply is 12 volt, so you just power it up from the RVs 12 volt batteries. Get the proper connector from one of your favorite suppliers. I used Radio Shack. I use a cheap cradle phone that is powered from the HPC. NO 120 volts is required. The HPC is unlimited minutes, free long distance, voice mail, and conference calling. It works any where there is a Verizon signal. Go for it. You won't be disappointed. The device is free if you sign a 2 year contract. Richard
RLS7201 02/09/15 02:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking for a 40 amp MPPT solar charge controller

So, anyways, back to the OP. How do other MPPT controllers in the 40a range compare to the Tracer 4215BN? From what I can find the Tracer seem to be the best value in 40a MPPT controllers, with a lot of flexibility. Quality is still undefined. But after reading all the off-topic bickering, (GRIN) it's a moot point. The friend that I'm helping has decided to pick up the pace and now needs a 60a controller. The decision has been made and it will be a OutBack Flex Max 60. Thanks to all for your input. Richard
RLS7201 02/08/15 06:55pm Tech Issues
RE: How Important is Double Pane Windows? (Precept 3UL & others)

The Bounder is not an entry level coach. It's more mid level. The entry level has been the Storm, Flair, Terra and Fiesta, maybe even a few others. In 1995 it was the Fleetwood Flair, Bounder, South Wind, Pace Arrow, all the Diesel Pushers and the American Line of coaches. That surely don't put the Bounder in the middle. But they all had dual pane windows as standard equipment, except for the Flair. Please don't push my ol Bounder into a higher tax bracket. GRIN Richard
RLS7201 02/06/15 11:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Important is Double Pane Windows? (Precept 3UL & others)

I doubt you will find an entry level coach with dual pane windows. My ol 95 Bounder came with dual pane windows as standard equipment. Richard
RLS7201 02/06/15 06:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Show Your Age!

as said english cars had positive ground, IF you know electrical theory it makes more sense than the American system of neg ground Many US cars also had 6-volt positive ground systems in the 40's and early 50's. Chrysler and Ford brands both used it. If I recall correctly (never a given at my age!), both went to negative ground with the introduction of the OHC engines that replaced the venerable flatheads. My 31 A model was 6 volt negative ground. So was my 1950 Chevy. I believe Chevy changed over from positive earth some where in the 40s. Richard
RLS7201 02/03/15 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Brake Calipers....YIKES !!! (UPDATE)

Thanks for all the posts...this was not intended as a gas vs diesel, Ford vs Chevy kind of thing. Once I got over the initial sticker shock, I did do my due diligence trying to find a QUALITY part for less money. After calling several machine shops and getting the same answer, that they cannot be rebuilt, I gave up that route. As stated previously, I did find a pair of "rebuilt" ones but from what I could tell they were "rebuilt in China", not something I'd feel comfortable putting on my coach, so I passed on those. I found a new one in Nevada and another in Indiana, so they're shipping them to Az. (FREE SHIPPING..:W) On a good note, it appears National Interstate is stepping up and will cover at least a portion of the repairs. I'll post the final resolution once everything shakes out.....Dennis Dennis, I spent a couple of years working as a machinist in a job shop. We would not touch any thing associated with a street licensed vehicle. The liability was overwhelming when you consider insurance & DOT. That might explain why no one wants to touch you bad calipers. There's not much that can't be rebuilt or refurbished if you find the right person with the right incentive. Richard
RLS7201 02/03/15 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Streets&Trips Alternatives

I have used Delorme Street Atlas USA for years. Tried S&T one summer and didn't want to deal with the learning curve. I believe both programs are good. You'll probably like the one that you learn first. You may also want to look at Delorme's Topo North America. Millions of points-of-interest. Richard
RLS7201 02/03/15 04:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking for a 40 amp MPPT solar charge controller

$30 is for the remote. The link is to 4 sizes of controller, 10a - 40a, 150v input, 9-17v adjustable. Good catch. Thanks Richard
RLS7201 02/03/15 03:36pm Tech Issues
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