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RE: 2007 Ford F53 chassic motor home tranny

Come to think about it, the only time I really notice mine is while going down hill or when I am coming to a quick stop. It uses the higher RPM a little more to slow the coach rather than the brakes. Mine still shifts into overdrive just fine in tow/haul mode.
mc.cc 08/05/14 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: wont move when in gear

Check to make sure you are getting proper voltage. It could be something as simple as needing new batteries and/or alternator.
mc.cc 07/13/14 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steps not retracting all the way

Mine did the same thing. Turned out to be low voltage from the batteries. Replaced the batteries and the problem was gone. I have definitely seen this before as a potential voltage issue.
mc.cc 07/12/14 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing vs. Non Towing

Just wondering how you sitesee without a vehicle? We like to explore and not sit in a campground. We travel backroads, explore unique small cities and completely check out our national parks. We would never think of doing that by driving our motorhome constantly from our campground site. Just curious. For us, we do our site seeing while driving to our next destination. We also have a 31 foot motorhome. Most of our national and state parks I can get my motorhome into while site seeing, with the exception of off roading. For that, I will pull my Jeep. I get up early, leave the campground drive two or three hours to our next destination and spend the day exploring with the motorhome. If we find a place to rest for a few hours, we have the motorhome and generator running along with all of our household amenities for comfort. After we are exhausted from spending the day out exploring, we find a place to park, or a campground. If it is a state or national park, we are camping in, we get there before sunset. We have bikes we carry with us as well. If we are within a few miles of a destination and we really want to see something after we are hooked up for the night, we get the bikes out and get a little exercise. We just got back from a two week vacation along the forgotten coast of Florida, taking us around the big bend, into south Florida and the Keys. The only time we could have used an extra vehicle was while we were in Key West, however, we would have had the problem of finding a place to park it there. We road our bikes from Boyds RV to old town Key West and explored one day. The next day we took a taxi.
mc.cc 07/12/14 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towable vehicles

We tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. It tows great!
mc.cc 07/11/14 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing vs. Non Towing

I think it really depends on how you will be vacationing with your motorhome. If you plan on taking your motorhome to a destination and leaving it there for multiple days, then having a tow or rent vehicle is necessary. If you have a car at home that can be modified to tow, then do it. If you plan on using your motorhome to take vacation tours, meaning that you do not plan on staying somewhere for more than one or two nights at the most, then you may not need a tow vehicle at all. For me, I would rather leave the tow vehicle at home, but will take it if I feel like I will need it. I just got back from a two week vacation in the motorhome and did not need an extra vehicle at all. We also did not stay in one place for more than two nights at a time. Towing is no problem. Would advise you to modify one of your vehicles to tow. Renting is too much of a hassle.
mc.cc 07/11/14 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Contemplating trip to Florida Keys

Keep in mind that of the nice campgrounds, Boyd's is closest to the touristy section of Key West and Boyd's is at the 5 mile marker. The KOA is at the 20 mile marker. I'm not sure, but Bahia Honda is even further away from Key West. If you plan on going during the summer, call ahead and check to make sure that the seaweed is not bad. For some reason it is really bad on the shorelines down there right now. It is rotting and smells like rotten eggs. When I drove back through Bahia Honda Key Tuesday morning, the smell was so bad that it made me sick to my stomach.
mc.cc 07/10/14 08:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Contemplating trip to Florida Keys

Just got back from the Keys today. WARNING.....Do not attempt to go the Keys in the winter months. Our "Snowbird" friends from the northern states and provinces like to live in south Florida and the Keys during the winter, and they all return home at the beginning of the summer. This was a fairly good time to go, if you can tolerate the heat. Key West was not that crowded. We stayed at Boyd's RV park this past Sunday and Monday nights. We paid $112.00 per night. Leos RV park was just a few blocks away and cheaper, but not very nice. Boyd's has well maintained sites, store and well maintained pool and recreation area. They do need to spend a little bit extra money and pay for larger garbage dumpsters, as the small ones they had were all overflowing into the streets. We are from Northwest Florida and have beautiful beaches up here. The Keys cannot compare to our beaches, but the Keys have a beautiful coral reef and crystal clear water that is great for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving (not swimming at a beach). Key West is a typical tourist trap recognized by many souvenir shops and one of the Ripley Museums downtown. Do not attempt to drive your motorhome in downtown Key West, regardless of what Trip Advisor and other sites tell you. We tried. Big mistake. Lots of one way, narrow streets with low hanging tree branches. We toured from Pensacola down the forgotten coast of Florida, gulf coast side of Florida to the Everglades, across the Tamiami trail to Miami and down from there.
mc.cc 07/10/14 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C will not get cold and compressor running.

Spend your money on a manual valve somewhere in the system to stop the hot water from circulating. Close it in the summer and open it in the winter. Sounds like a good idea in general, even if there is not a problem at all. Thanks for the advice. Will do.
mc.cc 04/02/14 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C will not get cold and compressor running.

I have discovered that I am having a problem with the electronic water valve on mine. It is a two hose system. I blocked the hose that exits from the valve going to the heater core with a pair of vice grips. It works and I am getting cold air now. If I block the upper hose to the heater core too, will this create pressure in the heater core causing potential problems, or is it OK to do this? NO, it will not create any problems. Think about it. What happens when the water valve functions correctly? It blocks the water flow off completely. Why did you not block the inlet hose first,instead ???? Doug Thanks Doug! Which is the inlet hose? On the valve there is an arrow that I think indicates which way the coolant is flowing. I blocked the hose as it exits the valve going to the core. There is an upper hose connected to the core that I think is going back to the engine. This is the hose that I was referring to when I asked if I could potentially block both hoses. A new electronic valve cost approximately $200 after shipping. I think I will opt for just blocking the hose as I am not sure if it is the valve or the controller, or a combination of both that could be the issue.
mc.cc 04/02/14 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dash air problem

When I could not get cold air after the engine warmed up. We put a clamp on the hose feeding hot water to the heater. The AC worked fine with that hose clamped. In my case the heater control valve was bad. Later a vacuum hose failed and caused a similar condition. Hope this helps. Thanks AJR! I just did the same thing and am now getting cold air. I have a question though. Will it harm the heater core if I block both hoses? I thought that if you block the hose feeding the heater core that the top/exit hose should be cool to the touch. It is remaining hot.
mc.cc 03/31/14 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C will not get cold and compressor running.

I have discovered that I am having a problem with the electronic water valve on mine. It is a two hose system. I blocked the hose that exits from the valve going to the heater core with a pair of vice grips. It works and I am getting cold air now. If I block the upper hose to the heater core too, will this create pressure in the heater core causing potential problems, or is it OK to do this?
mc.cc 03/31/14 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
dash air problem

The dash air on my 2007 Damon Daybreak is putting out moderately cool air when the engine is initially started. After the engine gets to operating temperature the dash air turns to a luke warm temperature. I have had two AC techs look at it and tell me that the system is fully charged with coolant and leak free. They have also said that the compressor is working fine. I am not too familiar with the AC terminology, but one of the AC techs disconnected the two hoses from the heater core and flushed the system to eliminate clogging in the hoses/core. Everything appears to be working fine. The (temperature control valve)? Within the engine compartment is responding to the thermostat on the AC/heater on the dash. There is obviously hot water bypassing something to prevent the cooling of the system. Can anyone advise? Again, I am not too familiar with AC terminology, but if it is as simple as replacing an electronic valve, I would prefer to do that rather than take my MH in again and pay for labor.
mc.cc 03/24/14 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chasis/Engine/drive train work F53 Chasis Pensacola Florida

I tried that. The people they referred me to only work on diesel.
mc.cc 03/19/14 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
Chasis/Engine/drive train work F53 Chasis Pensacola Florida

World Ford in Pensacola use to work on the chassis/engine/drive train of the F53 motorhomes. I took my motorhome in last year to have my rear end serviced and they refused to work on it. Who in Pensacola or nearby vicinity will work on this part of my motorhome? Does anyone have any advice of good mechanics that can take care of the engine and chassis? Thanks
mc.cc 03/19/14 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I the only one?

What size tires did you get for $2500? I paid $1299 for 6 Samsons out the door from Vannoys tires here in Pensacola last year. Camping World tends to mark their prices up on just about everything. I do like my Samsons though. In response to the folks who will only buy American. I would too if the American product prices where somewhere in the ballfield of competitive. To pay a 100% or greater mark up on a product that does not provide that much more benefit is not very practical.
mc.cc 03/19/14 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof Paint

It would look nice for you to do that. Use a polyurethane paint with an additive activator. It will place a hard coat of paint over your existing roof while adding an additional sealant. You can purchase through summit racing. Would love to see pics when finished.
mc.cc 03/16/14 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving in Windy Conditions

We are planning a trip in that direction around the beginning of July. Is there a time of year that the winds are less intense? We took that trip a few years back around the middle of June pulling a TT and it was an awful experience fighting that wind.
mc.cc 03/11/14 02:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BF Goodrich Sumitomo or Samson

Tires on this forum are like discussing politics and religion. I have 6 Samson tires on my rig and they are performing just fine without problems. I too found mine cheaper at a local tire shop. Camping World tends to mark their prices up. Not sure if Samson makes car tires, but will definitely check into it when I need them.
mc.cc 02/26/14 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing original decals

It's not as easy as it looks, especially if the decals are worn and cracking. I removed all of mine, but not without a lot of frustration and time. I am in the process of repainting my coach now. I removed mine with a heat gun and paint scraper.
mc.cc 02/20/14 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
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