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RE: Unusual tire wear

My experience over the years is that the F53 chassis RVs drive much better if the toe-in is set at the maximum positive value in the manual. Affected much less by wind/passing trucks. Much less steering corrections needed. The downside is I have always experienced outer edge tire wear when I have the shop make sure that is what the setting is. Have had a couple RVs in the past that when I got them required a lot of correction going down the road. When checked, one had zero toe-in, the other had been slightly negative. When the tech set them to the high end of the manual value, they drove far better. We always get around 50-55K miles out of rear tires, the fronts I'll change out at 40K due to outer edge wear. I'll swap some tire wear for more relaxed driving any day. I'm guessing your RV tracks like a railroad locomotive going down the road. This is, of course, assuming that the front end is tight and you keep everything properly greased. I'm a firm believer in chassis lubricating at every oil change. I don't think you could possibly wear out the front end on an F53 if you do that. The coach body would turn to dust first.
garyemunson 03/26/20 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chassis AC drain hose

Cold air is supposed to come out of the vent. Helps eject the condensate. I don't believe they have ever come with a hose like is often the case on cars. Usually an RV chassis provides a clear enough drop for the water right to the ground.
garyemunson 03/25/20 04:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

About 6.5 here.
garyemunson 03/22/20 06:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 95 ford pace arrow falls on its face

Still have that 2 years old gas in the tank?
garyemunson 03/13/20 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: SF-30F Suburban furnace (intermittent)

The 'click' sounds like the fan relay. You must not be talking about the clicking of the spark igniter because I do not think it comes on unless you get the sail switch made up which would not be happening if the blower is not running. You might want to see if the sleeve is tweaking something and interrupting the 12 volt feed to the fan. The sleeve should really be secured on the RV letting you easily pull the unit in and out of it. A lot of times the builders don't cut the hole in the RV big enough and just force everything in. In your case, maybe binding something? I had the small hole problem and had to do some "tin knocking" to get the sleeve back in shape although in my case it didn't affect the operation. Made the hole the proper size and put the sleeve back in. Now I can just pull a single screw on the bottom of the unit and slide it easily out of the permanently attached sleeve. I used a trailer wire plug to make a quick disconnect for mine with extra wire to put it on a sawhorse next to the RV. There was already enough extra gas hose to reach
garyemunson 03/05/20 06:23am Tech Issues
RE: F53 brake master cylinder failure

Might as well flush the entire brake system while you are at it, Ford manual calls for every 2 years.
garyemunson 03/04/20 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

One person can get along just fine without a slide. Two will bump into each other more without one.
garyemunson 03/04/20 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Nevada 267?

Be sure to spend a night in Bishop in the RV park behind Schatt's Bakery. Breakfast there is a treat not to be missed. If you have time to go a little farther South on 395, Manzanar is a place all should visit once.
garyemunson 02/29/20 07:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Paint underneath holding tank to protect the plastic?

I doubt that would help. Pretty hard for sunlight to reach and deteriorate it. I've never has trouble except on one RV where the tank was poorly supported between frame rails.
garyemunson 02/29/20 07:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for old RV fridge repair in Boise, ID

The problem you will face is that with it being so old, finding a correct heating element may well be impossible. Whether a newer part will work will require some creative repair work.
garyemunson 02/29/20 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Coronavirus

Masks probably have very little value in stopping airborn viruses BUT most people will catch diseases (of ANY stripe) by touching their face and transferring a virus they picked up from a door knob, table, etc. A mask is a constant reminder not to do that. The N95 masks, if fitted properly can greatly lessen the chance of getting infected from virus in the air BUT you also need snug fitting goggles as the virus can easily enter your body around your eyes. The takeaway? If you think you need a mask/goggles where you are going, you don't need to be going there.
garyemunson 02/29/20 06:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: Nevada 267?

As of about 2 weeks ago the long-term "closed" sign was still up.
garyemunson 02/29/20 06:05am Roads and Routes
RE: Need a Dometic rooftop AC unit

RV A/Cs seem to all have a fairly short lifespan compared to home units. I do not think I would trust a "rebuilt" one. Kinda have to bite the bullet on them.
garyemunson 02/26/20 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: How noisy is your A/C?

Scott, how did you balance the fan? BTW, love Lake Pleasnat RV park up by you but was saddened to see the little shopping village nearby razed for condos!
garyemunson 02/23/20 04:59am General RVing Issues
RE: How noisy is your A/C?

I have a ducted Coleman "Mach" and reduced the noise immensely by building a "spacer box" between the interior grill and the ceiling. The concept was to make the air do 2 90 degree turns rather than have a straight up shot into the noisy fan area. I do not possess a manometer but I do have a little wind speed indicator that showed no noticable change in air velocity coming out of the vents so I feel confident any restriction this causes is negligible. The noise of air coming out of the ducted ceiling vents is now more noticable than the noise of the unit. Next project is pull the spacer back off and cover the rough, cut foam insulation under there (and as far into the ducts from the vents I can reach) with aluminum duct tape to provide a smoother surface for the air to blow over. Hoping that will cut the noise some more. This would not work with a non-ducted, though, as the discharge on them is where my intake area now is. https://i.imgur.com/hJuFw6dl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/c78Ryr6l.jpg
garyemunson 02/23/20 04:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhome rocks excessively while driving down the highway

Have you actually gone under the motorhome and put your eyeballs on the rear sway bar? There was a recall on them for rear sway bar straps that were not torqued and would fall off (mine did!).
garyemunson 02/20/20 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using RV in winter, including water

Depends on whether those are sold s "4-season" campers. Those are fine as long as they are kept heated with the built in furnace. A space heater will not deliver heat to utility bays as the furnace can with dedicated ducts.
garyemunson 02/16/20 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air Brake - Auto Parking Brake for Wheelchair Lift

How about fabricating a bracket for a switch to mount on the lift that is hooked to the ignition and powers a bright red light on the dashboard when the lift is down and ignition is turned on? Our Winnebago has a bright red light that illuminates if the leveling jacks are down and you turn the ignition key to on. Just be sure you mount the light in your line of vision when you are in the driver's seat. Are you worried the parking brake will release when the coach is unattended?
garyemunson 02/13/20 04:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: what do you think about hybrid Mitsubishi

Looks like English is not someone's first language!
garyemunson 02/10/20 08:32am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 25’ Class C. Ford vs Chevy opinion

Double think not getting a slide. RVs without them are pretty much unsellable used.
garyemunson 02/09/20 07:05am Class C Motorhomes
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