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RE: Is There a 24’ Version of These RVs available?

If you want this kind of thing at a lower price point, an approach I have always wanted to do is the 4x4 conversion of a short class C. There is a fellow here in Fletcher NC, Chris, that does conversions for the Ford E series. https://www.ujointoffroad.com/ Depending on how rough you wanted to be off road, you would have to choose the RV carefully for a sturdy build. His YouTube page has a lot of short videos of finished jobs: https://www.youtube.com/user/ujointoffroad/videos
fred42 05/08/21 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Garage floor coating recommendations

Although not a garage, I am contracting a slab pour now for a house addition. My contractor said if I were planning to later add a coating or tile the floor, that it is important that they do not use a "Cure and Seal" product during the slab install. These products provide a barrier to help with the hydration but hinder adhesion of other products later. I plan to use the old method of lightly spraying water on the slab and covering with plastic until it has fully cured.
fred42 04/06/21 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Math question for any engineers out here

This somewhat obvious suggestion may not be an option in your case. Can you rotate the pad 90 degrees to have its length across the slope instead of falling with the slope? This would turn a 72" problem into a 20" problem.
fred42 03/10/21 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crossroads E-mail address

CORPORATE 1140 W. Lake Street Topeka, In 46571 Phone: 260-593-3850 Fax: 260-593-2088 Email: sales@crossroadsrv.com
fred42 02/26/21 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Skylight/roof repair

Sorry to go slightly off topic, but if the skylight itself has a small crack, what product would work on that?
fred42 01/11/21 11:45am General RVing Issues
RE: low coolant / add water?

I have not changed or added coolant to my 2006 f53 as I bought it used. I am not familiar with the yellow gold coolant and have never used it in other vehicles. My 2006 chassis manual says: • Add Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant (yellow-colored), VC-7–A (U.S., except CA, OR and NM), VC-7–B (CA, OR and NM), meeting Ford Specification WSS-M97B51–A1. Note: Use of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets, VC-6, may darken the color of Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan. • Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant such as Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant, VC-2 and VC-3 (US) or CXC-209 (Canada), meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44–D with the factory-filled coolant. Mixing Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant or any orange-colored extended life product with your factory filled coolant can result in degraded corrosion protection. Perhaps one of you could help me understand if someone has mixed the yellow and green. If so, I should replace. I can see green on the top of the gold. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WbnC7MiLBRBjHwg3-X_zJeHUr5n6ywZ3JnVj2z3ALH9X8U2EHlcQe0BM7Hbb8kpbOJpajuIz2aUn8UbPj7xmOM6GQICZ3y_0ebBaKTVJlZ5IW2XtIdh_3ZT0BQ8oltnF5FmhJrsSBpAsaYnnkhN33OPTdrkLqBzrZ8Zsgbc_bvLbllnmzGCMQf1Gd95iLs-lL6VLXRS9jykEJSttAza1PMoloarbEd2oJlXr-5fJiJ-K-q3dk4J-4Hl3C8i1519Lvyd_kR0p4OqUS47qnaqWuM45FDSbL7_903SbdVXLtyt9x7KvrOeJXjjdI-HH07IpuYU28kBHUuSTY87Na-9q-OW5BGi2xJsHG6Iiv2uZjrBo7l703DcNLIII4SC0-RRhB8maYukS2utA69cRnAEQIeqTF5tXdmuHYwekz-BCIEdctN0F74t-XXhWrV-yrlgEUe1men2A-sN_6eFTrKLeXxWUx1EchL92Z18c30DEKDcNRFvptTcHUvgM5qhyPXVtrAWEwXI0sOghwKgcd8S3LI5_l0_OKz0pY9q4D3zs-Mlk4N0wpNXoVRd2Paz8rSg1TIudu7zxPBifwEkalZAVgLxs5EUqhb9NrmjijQPfjElLSQdsrMex4DFEtzDpEnNDSPt38ILyKc_0K3FW-4F3cTYPk5dvHBPM7XMU1t-3aHAhJ4rKKypafRrHbNRabw=w400-h351-no?authuser=0 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aPsCUbPr8bMHsi0XfQfqLADnXOWFRrHG1fwduLTwcwADt3TEjPWGvMUKT8PbS2bypiNJOOPHU7Sx24EtMMTRrbsQ79XZZtZc4v-xSxW0b3j4XWFvUbvNJHAKdMuO2DO8vebNoG6NgAThHy2rJlWEJtSswdFip1GufG08NTm3woHeoIUQDNhBHx1MEru4f83NUaoJC8wasaBDxGNUbtm7HHYgXWH-ToMqPQXO-aJvOPrbPN1vE6_Zcpnky3G1JQ1wKlHitkqmUBdtxlh4v5OgV0YEGOemdnWiUnvTe_CPvwn_6-wGw6XZNWyle0AseHzMX0hl5GoWhsWMlFSicvMRkhu98mt3DEiOoHKkhUh0CWuPEuGKkDqrx2jGsd8qVy_we9uj3opIcSIwxb83Ov5KkQa1MoY6g-fbEXHKoK5Z3PlyPTW6EEwrqDQC8uvrjCCNrWGKWRDLOqYnxeUjPACRr3mPxHaAkFezDCHdKDYPqcqqTO_peqplv5agVuj6vl7bFszXa0hCg_HX5QnnzWy2ZtagNxkfI3aPuKfdscpsXoyDMpXB1DKKKopj3_brm4hHyP6GZQ9yzG57DhMTIth2PD5AqkgE5acwFHHkaEvJ3csnHqOm1mIweEyrQ2bjpmhEgTCZDvQ5YYBCvzOKNLUzdjXDLzIWiUkkoXI52DanW0MgROKN-zpHGEDInU1iWA=w400-h406-no?authuser=0
fred42 12/30/20 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Posting Pics

Use this http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=1. When I go to this link, Norton thinks it is not safe: ---------------- Threat Report This is a known dangerous web page. It is highly recommended that you do NOT visit this page. -------------- Norton is known for false positives, was wondering what others thought. thanks,
fred42 12/30/20 04:15pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Tiffin Acquired by Thor for 300mil.

... Tiffin quality has gone down as Bob Tiffin, did not want to expand his work Force after the 2008 melt down. They are pushing out units as fast as they can with their existing work force and will pay the Dealers to fix problems they miss in Red Bay.... Unfortunate this was the case. The modern manufacturing discipline (since W. Edwards Deming) has realized that the primary function of quality control is not to fix the outgoing unit, but to fix the ongoing process. I am continually amazed at the quality and openness to customization that Tiffin had for my 2007 coach. I am not the original owner. I have had several calls over the years with Tiffin technical folks and I have heard subtle references to the "Quality better before 2008" idea.
fred42 12/21/20 01:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thor (ACE) thumbs up or down?

Here are some specs: https://www.rvguide.com/specs/thor-motor-coach/class-a/2016/a-c-e-/27-1.html A couple of negatives that may or may not be an issue with this unit: GVWR is lowest Ford makes in the F53: 16k Wheelbase/length ratio is a little low: .517
fred42 11/16/20 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: 1972 Ford RV - Can't find any info

Click HERE. Drop your picture in the box, copy the address into your post. Pictures will show up....hit CTRL D to bookmark the link....Dennis I have used this many times in the past. Lately Norton gives a security warning: "This is a known dangerous web page. It is highly recommended that you do NOT visit this page." Norton can give false positives so who knows...
fred42 10/23/20 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

...The install was not exactly as planned. Yes, there were pre-drilled holes on the frame. But not exactly matching up. Once the top bracket was mounted, and we squeezed the airbag down onto the bottom bracket mounted on the axle housing, it was all straight forward, no pun intended.... Rusty, I do not have handling issues of any kind but the front leans an inch or two lower on the drivers side. No visible damage to the springs. I was considering a front only airbag install. I see the kit: 1990-2007 Ford F53 Firestone "Ride-Rite" Air Bag, front Model: 2070 requires a 3/8 hole be drilled in the frame. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 88140/57140 appears not to need drilling as you said. Other than that issue, did you or others intentionally avoid the Firestone product? thanks,
fred42 10/22/20 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Velcro uses

I had a truck camper that used a tight weave carpet material for the interior ceiling and bedroom walls. This material functioned well as the fuzzy side of Velcro. So you could just put the non-fuzzy Velcro on small objects and you could stick them anywhere.
fred42 09/19/20 10:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bean bag chair for the coach.

They are used in offshore boating. But expect the usual price increase for having "marine" in the name. https://marinebeanbags.com/
fred42 08/01/20 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
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