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RE: Motorhome hitch receiver has play in it

I have a lot of slop in my hitch. Should I consider replacing it or snug it down? Where does one find a new hitch? I examined mine and found no identification on it.
Pirate 05/23/17 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leaning to the right

My 2001 National Tropical 36' on the F-53 chassis leaned to the right. National in Perris, CA sent me to a lot spring shop. They knew of the problem, added a leaf to the right rear. Solved the lean, handling was great and tire wear was normal. No problems after that. Coach rode level.First time for everything.
Pirate 05/20/17 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leaning to the right

Tried to have my first F-53 lean fixed by adding springs. The shop had nothing but problems trying to do it and in the end, abandoned the entire project. I have yet to read of anyone actually adding a leaf to the F-53. On my 2006, it was low in the front and unlevel. Truck shop used spacers to level it all out. About 3" on one side, 2.5" on the other. Been like this now for 8 years with no further leaning or sagging.
Pirate 05/19/17 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thetford Aria Deluxe

How about a couple pics of this issue you are having. Thanks.
Pirate 05/19/17 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Thetford Aria Deluxe

Hum. I thought a flange was a flange. Did you look at picks of them both? How can the plastic flange bend? Did you try replacing the seal?
Pirate 05/18/17 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Cruise Control - Not working Ford F53

Perhaps take it to a RV dealer for your brand. They might know the schematics and can locate the problem....or if, like you say, a RV dealer for your brand is "too far away", call the manufacturer. They might be able to help you either on the phone or send you trouble shooting information. IMO, auto repair shops are useless in these kinds of (electrical) situations. g'luck!I wouldn't do that. This should strictly be a Ford problem.
Pirate 05/15/17 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Eternabond as prevention

First thing I do to my new RV, tape all seams. Yes, saves annual work and lasts long long time.
Pirate 05/14/17 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: base plate for toad is bent

Trying to follow this thread and somewhere it got really confusing. If I am following correctly; OP had bent baseplate, the assumption was that it was a part failure, Blue OX is offering to replace, in the meantime OP realizes that perhaps it's not a failure at all but that bolts may have backed out - this would mean user error from not checking the bolts. Unclear as to whether the OP has updated Blue Ox on this or not. The rest of the thread seems like a lot of noise. Personally I think something as critical as a bent baseplate towing your car, using some of the suggestions here to bend it back is a huge mistake. I have worked with metal a lot especially steel and bending it compromises the structural integrity. Bending it back makes it worse, let alone any cracks that may have happened in the process - especially if there are welds. You could take it to a metal shop, but by the time it's either bent or cut and re-welded, ground and painted I am not sure you'd save a lot of money or be any better off from a safety perspective. Amazing how folks that spend so much money on RV's and cars and towing and everything else that goes with the RV life, get so cheap on things that can have such an impact on safety. I don't think safety is the time to get cheap. I believe the OP said that it was $430 plus labor to replace, so doesn't look like B. Ox is offering anything. Also that the bolts were sheared off, so.........again, my suggestion would be to replace, but with something else other than what he has now.Waiting on you to eat your words against Blue Ox as OP clearly stated it was install fault. What say you?
Pirate 05/01/17 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: base plate for toad is bent

I got the bolts & nuts from Blue Ox, & finally removed the grill cover & the bumper cover. The left side(drivers side) of the base plate is bent down. I tied to push it up & get the holes to line up. No luck with that. A new base plate is $430. Ya gotta be kidding me. It's bent and they actually have their hand out for $430, when they should be giving you the #430, so you can buy something worth having. Am I just imagining things or is it actually true of most all tow bar and base plate failures, I've read about, involve Blue Ox? And then, I keep hearing that they are such a good company, because they stand by their product and will readily replace defective items. HELLO!.....and having a bullet proof product is what one should be looking for, not one that repeatedly fails and gets replaced with the exact same part.BLue Ox makes great products. Why should they replace this due to install error? I've been here for years and can count on one hand (maybe) the number of BLue Ox failures.
Pirate 04/30/17 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: base plate for toad is bent

I guess I know my place now.No, you had a good point but towing 3-5K lbs at 65mph should call for no compromise on safety. Your belief is great for the tractor or something like that.
Pirate 04/30/17 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coleman AC. Should we upgrade to heat pump

Heat pump (roof top) has a small window of best use. I found below 40 forget it. I did spend the money to upgrade to heat pump and regret it. I would have been better off using two small portable heaters and then propane when they can't keep up. Save your money.
Pirate 04/29/17 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Flooring

I used Adura LVT. Glued down. Looks great.
Pirate 04/19/17 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you recomend a VPN? Windows 10 pc plus Windows 10 mobile

I used to use Kaspersky products but after the last election, I won't use any commie products. I just don't trust them.
Pirate 04/17/17 05:08pm Technology Corner
RE: valve stem extenders

All you guys that spent too much money and hassle with solid extensions shame on you for spreading fake news. I have used braided for past 10 years with no issues and will continue to use them. They give you a lot of flexibility when moving tires around and you don't have to pay some greedy garage to mount them. Did that shop retorque your tires the correct way? Do you even know what the correct way is? Doubt it. Regardless, you either put all your faith into the shop you trust or you don't. I don't. I used these last time around and found them to be the best I have ever encountered. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E9256SG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Pirate 04/17/17 04:55pm Class A Motorhomes
Which Campground Will You Never Go Back To

I have been to many, but there is really only one I will never go back to, Candy Hill in Winchester, VA. This is not a bash on them, just curious as to others black listed places.
Pirate 04/03/17 05:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Which Campground Will You Never Go Back To

I have been to many, but there is really only one I will never go back to, Candy Hill in Winchester, VA. This is not a bash on them, just curious as to others black listed places.
Pirate 04/03/17 05:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Data Security and the VPN

I used to be a hard-core Kaspersky guy but ever since 45, I decided I will not use an commie products. No more Kaspersky for me.
Pirate 04/03/17 05:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Oil Type for Ford V10?

5w-20. book says and so does cap on oil fill.
Pirate 04/01/17 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newer F-53 Steering Wheel Alignment

2006 they removed the steering wheel and replaced it.
Pirate 03/24/17 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will My Class Flip Over?

I won't go to my brothers house anymore as the parking spot he has for me requires too much slope for me to be comfortable. I have parked there but worry the entire time will I flip over on the way out. I say, you can never be too careful. If you detect the "pucker" factor, back out and don't do it. No point risking it. To counter my own point, I have have yet to flip over.
Pirate 03/22/17 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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