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I have a 2005 class a on a 2004 ford chassis. For all intent and purpose the owners manual and everything i have read says the park brake has fluid to operate and a check plug. Well on investigation i find mine has the drive line drum brake with cable adjustment and no fluid or checkpoint. So this leaves me curious what tranny i have. I bought the rv new. Just curious. Many thanks in advance.


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Your RV is a 2005 but check your ownership, the RV builder buys up so many chassis and it could be a year or even 2 before they use them up, it is a bit of a scam as improvements are made to the chassis, you would have the tranny that was in the chassis made in 2004 most likely.


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Dogbone wrote:

Your RV is a 2005 but check your ownership, the RV builder buys up so many chassis and it could be a year or even 2 before they use them up, it is a bit of a scam as improvements are made to the chassis, you would have the tranny that was in the chassis made in 2004 most likely.


Not really a scam they tell you what the chassis is when you buy it. With 2013 MH coming out in early 2012 how could it be any other way?

I do not see any 2013 trucks out yet.


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rr2254545 wrote:

Dogbone wrote:

Your RV is a 2005 but check your ownership, the RV builder buys up so many chassis and it could be a year or even 2 before they use them up, it is a bit of a scam as improvements are made to the chassis, you would have the tranny that was in the chassis made in 2004 most likely.


Not really a scam they tell you what the chassis is when you buy it. With 2013 MH coming out in early 2012 how could it be any other way?

I do not see any 2013 trucks out yet.


This is all true but if it does not jive with the 2004 owners manual then it obviously is not a 2004 chassis as represented!

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ADAD437 wrote:

I have a 2005 class a on a 2004 ford chassis. For all intent and purpose the owners manual and everything i have read says the park brake has fluid to operate and a check plug. Well on investigation i find mine has the drive line drum brake with cable adjustment and no fluid or checkpoint. So this leaves me curious what tranny i have. I bought the rv new. Just curious. Many thanks in advance.
The Ford park brake does have fluid in it for many years. The plug is near the top of the assy and if you open it you will lose some fluid.


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pkunk wrote:

ADAD437 wrote:

I have a 2005 class a on a 2004 ford chassis. For all intent and purpose the owners manual and everything i have read says the park brake has fluid to operate and a check plug. Well on investigation i find mine has the drive line drum brake with cable adjustment and no fluid or checkpoint. So this leaves me curious what tranny i have. I bought the rv new. Just curious. Many thanks in advance.
The Ford park brake does have fluid in it for many years. The plug is near the top of the assy and if you open it you will lose some fluid.


Mine does not have it as i have went over it thourouly.

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ADAD437 wrote:

pkunk wrote:

ADAD437 wrote:

I have a 2005 class a on a 2004 ford chassis. For all intent and purpose the owners manual and everything i have read says the park brake has fluid to operate and a check plug. Well on investigation i find mine has the drive line drum brake with cable adjustment and no fluid or checkpoint. So this leaves me curious what tranny i have. I bought the rv new. Just curious. Many thanks in advance.
The Ford park brake does have fluid in it for many years. The plug is near the top of the assy and if you open it you will lose some fluid.


Mine does not have it as i have went over it thourouly.


Look at the link. Although the brake assembly pictured is for a 95, it is the same as yours, except for the VSS. The oil plug is clearly shown in the picture.

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Run the VIN through a VIN Translator. Amazing what all they encode there.


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Your title will always tell you the correct chassis year. Before the title is originated the information will be on the certificate of origin. Pretty hard to scam someone by giving them written information about the model year.


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I have a 1994 Dutchman on 1993 chassis , Dealer explained why below when I bought but dont remeber why for sure .. I belive state farm uses the the vin # of chassis , State of Michigan uses Four winds


State if Michigan plates it as 1994
State farm insures it a 1993


E350 chassis was made 04/93
Four winds International Manufacture date 6-24-93





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