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Old 01-26-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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Chassis differance

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I have a 2009 Tiffin 35QBA. The data tag and specs say it is a 22,000 pound chassis. The 2014 QBA show a 24,000 chassis.
Can anybody tell me what the difference is??

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For the most part 2000 more pounds of carrying capacity if the two MH's are the same weight dry. You can look at your CCC compared to the larger chassis CCC rating. The sticker should be inside one of your bedroom closet doors or a kitchen cabinet. I'm not sure if the smaller chassis has the 22.5 tires, but the 24,000 lb chassis does and that will provide a more stable ride. When we bought ours we got it on a 26,000 lb chassis as an upgrade. There may also be some additional equipment like stabilizer bars added to the newer chassis.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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Huge difference in 22K vs 24K, axles, frame steel, brakes check link below.

24k vs 26K same except rear spring rates.

2015 Ford Stripped Chassis Work Trucks | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com
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Huge difference in 22K vs 24K, axles, frame steel, brakes check link below.

24k vs 26K same except rear spring rates.

2015 Ford Stripped Chassis Work Trucks | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com
you have a 38' MH on a f53??
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I recommend this below link as it gets you to the actual F-53 motorhome chassis. I don't know if a stripped chassis work truck link gets you there or not.

Regardless, it is a correct statement that the only thing different between the 24k and 26k Ford chassis are the different springs. If you look carefully at the specs, there is otherwise no difference.

Just guessing, but if you bought a 24, it can probably be upgraded to a 26 by adding/changing the springs. That allows more rear wheel weight over the axle. Any weight capability you don't use can transfer to the tow as long as you don' t exceed 5,000 lbs rated hitch they put on the chassis, despite the reported GC-GV of 4,000 lbs...which assumes you have/will fully load the rear axle.

Amazing how they challenge us to learn all the ins and outs of weight management.

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Well, I have a 35 QBA. It might be a 2008 chassis and a 2009 MH.
the links want me to do that "free" download app. The unit is a 242 inch wheelbase, factory 22.5 tires on steel rims. It has front and rear sway bars factory installed.

I am adding the SUMOSpings full kit, front d rear and the Blue Ox Pannard bar on the rear.
I did not check the chassis info (hidden on the side wall between the dash) until AFTER I ordered the 24-26,000 pound stuff and it did not fit. I used the Tifin 2014 specs which say 24,000-26,000 pond.
In any case, FOR SURE, they have 2 different rear ends in the 22,000. one US and one "foreign". The 26,000 is the foreign one (metric bolts).
the Sumos for the 26000 will not fit the 22,000.
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you have a 38' MH on a f53??


Yes ???

It does not show in the 2008 bounder Catalog. I suspect it was one of the first for Fleetwood to use. Chassis was built 2/08, MH 3/08. Some items are more 2009 than 2008.
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Well, I have a 35 QBA. It might be a 2008 chassis and a 2009 MH.
the links want me to do that "free" download app. The unit is a 242 inch wheelbase, factory 22.5 tires on steel rims. It has front and rear sway bars factory installed.

I am adding the SUMOSpings full kit, front d rear and the Blue Ox Pannard bar on the rear.
I did not check the chassis info (hidden on the side wall between the dash) until AFTER I ordered the 24-26,000 pound stuff and it did not fit. I used the Tifin 2014 specs which say 24,000-26,000 pond.
In any case, FOR SURE, they have 2 different rear ends in the 22,000. one US and one "foreign". The 26,000 is the foreign one (metric bolts).
the Sumos for the 26000 will not fit the 22,000.
Learning experience,

So, anyway, adventure maintenance

All the F53 / F59 rear axles are DANA / Spicer Axles. The F53's are MH's the F59's are delivery trucks. Have to look closely on the spec sheet I sent.
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All the F53 / F59 rear axles are DANA / Spicer Axles. The F53's are MH's the F59's are delivery trucks. Have to look closely on the spec sheet I sent.
I want to look at the doc, but I am asked to do a "free" doc to pdf app.
Maybe a personal message

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Is a key difference the axle ratio? Is one 5:38 and the heavier 6:12? I do not know, but that would be one of my concerns.
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I want to look at the doc, but I am asked to do a "free" doc to pdf app.
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Is a key difference the axle ratio? Is one 5:38 and the heavier 6:12? I do not know, but that would be one of my concerns.
Steeler that's just your computer asking permission to download a PDF file, hit ok.

Rbeyer the 22000 has a 5.38 gear set the 24/26000 has a 6.17, some of the light duties had a 4.36 (smaller tires).
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