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RE: Need a small 12VDC heater

12 volt heat for you. Richard
RLS7201 03/26/17 07:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newer F-53 Steering Wheel Alignment

Appears my F53 2016 is done at steering box. I will look into it if it looks like something I can do. Guess ford did this for the air bags in steering wheel, but class A's don't have the air bags. Alignment is perfect. do not want to touch alignment until it is needed. Just need steering wheel to be centered while driving straight down the road. Thanks for all the comments, if anyone has adjusted steering wheel position at the steering gear box, let me know how it went. I straightened my steering wheel at the steering box. Was lucky, one spline clockwise was perfect for me. 1 spline = 10 degrees of wheel movement. After removing the clamping bolt, drive a wedge in the slot to loosen the coupler, then lift it off the splines. No bandaids or cursing needed. Richard
RLS7201 03/24/17 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes

Henderson Line Up has a Motion Control Unit that does wonders for the problems you've indicate. I'm a believer in Robert Henderson and his products. Richard
RLS7201 03/23/17 07:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What are your hobbies

Her's and His' Segways. Richard
RLS7201 03/23/17 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newer F-53 Steering Wheel Alignment

I owned a truck shop an we would be able to center the wheel with a toe in adjustment. Grab a tape measure and a friend. Aim the tires as straight as possible by eye Measure the distance across the front of the front tires being as accurate as possible Now measure across from one front tire to the other behind the tires from the exact same position on the tires as use did with the front In other words you want the same position both in front and behind the front tires for your measurement For most toe in adjustments you want about 1/4 to 3/8 toe in, in others words the front tires should point in very slightly as you look from the front If they do not measure close to this you can loosen the tie rod adjustment sleeve and move turn the adjusters on both sides until you have the toe in measurement needed. Most times this with straighten the wheel if the toe in is off Go slow with the adjustments and measure after each turn of the sleeve Any questions let me know Bob Your truck information does not apply to Ford F53 chassis. Ford F53 chassis have only one adjustable tie rod end to set toe-in. Drag link is NOT adjustable. No means to center steering wheel from steering linkage. 88 to 97 F53, you had to remove the splined coupling from the steering box input shaft to align steering wheel. 99 to mid 2000 you have to remove the steering wheel to align steering wheel. mid 2000 to date, you have to remove the splined coupling from the steering box input shaft to align the steering wheel. I was just recently informed that the splined shaft on the steering box has 36 splines. So, moving the coupling one spline will reindex the steering wheel 10 degrees. Richard
RLS7201 03/22/17 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 210 series leveling jacks joystick

Two other options for you problem are. 1: No ground signal from the emergency brake. 2: Under the joy stick cover are 2 springs that make connection from the cover to the circuit board. The may need stretching or cleaning. I have the same 210 system and have experienced both problems. Richard
RLS7201 03/19/17 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do trailer brake shoes cost so much?

Tell us what size the shoes are. I have a source, maybe. Richard
RLS7201 03/15/17 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Newer F-53 Steering Wheel Alignment

Ford F53 chassis have only one adjustable tie rod end to set toe-in. Drag link is NOT adjustable. No means to center steering wheel from steering linkage. 88 to 97 F53, you had to remove the splined coupling from the steering box input shaft to align steering wheel. 99 to mid 2000 you have to remove the steering wheel to align steering wheel. mid 2000 to date, you have to remove the splined coulping from the steering box input shaft to align the steering wheel. Richard
RLS7201 03/09/17 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pex water line Swivel connector to Faucet.

I believe what you are looking for is a Swivel seal. Swivel Seal Walmart call it a ballcock seal. Ballcock Seal Richard
RLS7201 03/07/17 12:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winegard pathway x1 detachable roof mount

You might want to consider a ladder mount kit. Richard
RLS7201 03/03/17 06:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: cameras gor home monitoring

Look at all the set-up options. Maybe there is a daily reboot option. I have my Harbor Freight 4 camera system reboot at 3 AM every day. Puts system back on line when there is a glitch. Also have that option set in the router. Richard
RLS7201 03/01/17 03:03pm Tech Issues
RE: No Cruise

Ford did NOT make a 1998 F53 chassis. Your coach is either on a 97 460 chassis or a 99 V10 chassis. Big difference in trouble shooting a chassis electrical problem. One little quirk I discovered about Ford cruse control is, LED tail light bulbs will sometimes keep the cruse from working. So have a look at the bulbs. With LED tail/stop lights a small pull down resistor is some time necessary between the stop/turn wire and ground. Richard
RLS7201 02/27/17 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deal of the century

Different heads, different exhausts manifolds Different water pump Parts from the 440 do Not fit The 413 (sometimes called the semi hemi) is/was an industrial engine Used to power irrigation systems, hydraulics etc.. My first motorhome a 1972 lifetime by Boise cascade Had the 413 And gas mileage sucked There were two 413s. The P (premium) engine was for trucks/RVs, with high mount water pump, different heads and manifolds. The standard 413 was a "high B block", used in cars, and parts from the 440 would interchange. Richard
RLS7201 02/27/17 10:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: brakes

You should always turn your rotors when replacing your pads for maximum braking efficiency. In fact on many large trucks, they will even grind the pads to ensure a good fit. Even new rotors should be turned to verify a true surface. When your dealing with the weight of any large vehicle, brakes and/or braking systems should not be the place where you may want to save some money. Can your wheel bearings be repacked vs. being replaced ? Also remember that everything posted on these forums are opinions and not necessarily correct. Use due diligence when using the information given. Ask me how I know this! Good luck. OK. How do you know this? What are your credentials? Tell us how many years you've made your living working on heavy vehicles and brakes. How many years have you been ASE certified? How many seminars have you attended, given by various brake part manufactures. Richard
RLS7201 02/27/17 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lights on sig

9004 ver 9007 Richard
RLS7201 02/26/17 09:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: W22 rear hub bearings

rear axle seal. Richard
RLS7201 02/26/17 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: brakes

Unless your rotors are warped or cracked from heat, there is no reason to replace or turn them. Pitted rotors are not an issue. High performance rotors come with holes and slots in them. My 1995 F53 rotors are original and unturned and have 148,000 miles on them. I have replaced the pads once and rebuilt the calipers three times. New pads will seat in on old rotor surfaces. Don't fall for the hype. I do believe that calipers need to be rebuilt or replaced when new pads are installed. The dirt and crud that collects under the boot and on the extended caliper surface will damage the piston seal when the piston is pushed back in the bore. Richard
RLS7201 02/26/17 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering Wheel Removal-2006 Workhorse Chassis

If no air bag, this method has worked for me for over 50 years. Loosen the nut until it's flush with the shaft, get you knees behind the steering wheel and apply force, grab two ball peen hammers, lay the flat end of the first hammer on the shaft and hit the first hammer with the second hammer. The pressure from your knees will keep the shaft from collapsing unto its self. A couple of taps will release the tapered fit. Final removal of the nut will repair, if any thread damage to the shaft. Richard Hey Richard, How ya doin'? Member me, Scott, met you and Eric at Quartzsite. Your method is pretty darn close to mine for extracting a stuck steering wheel but, I have one thing that maybe should be a word of caution here is, banging two hammers together is kind-a not too good of an idea. I'm certainly no metalergical expert but, I've just been told all my life that two hammers should not be used against each other. I've been told that one of them can shatter due to the way the hammers are hardened. Just thinking here. Scott Well darn it! Now you tell me after a lifetime of banging hammers together. Maybe the midwest hammers are made differently, than the left coast hammers. Never shattered a ball peen hammer but have had to reshape them after they mushroomed. Now where is that old time blacksmith that taught me the two hammer trick? Richard
RLS7201 02/19/17 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: External hard Drive for Dish VIP 211K

If your 211 won't supply enough USB power for your HD, you can always use a Powered USB hub Richard
RLS7201 02/15/17 10:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Need a narrow motorhome or folding mirrors at least

Bounders went to 8.5' in 1996. Except for the 35U, which was the first 8.5' Bounder in 95. Richard
RLS7201 02/15/17 09:52pm Class A Motorhomes
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