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Old 09-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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What I got done today...

1st changed front sway bar end links to MOOG. Greats able and beefier also. Found that swaybar bushing one was not really tight, could move bar a little.

2nd changed generator oil, Amsoil, checked air filter also, good

3rd changed engine oil, again Amsoil, with air and oil filter.

Looking to change diff and trans real soon.

Ordering bilstien shocks tomorrow.

Looking minto 5star also

Greasing ready to vacation in Florida in October ...

Any suggestions is greatly appreciated !


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Old 09-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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Find out what size fuses the rig uses and get some extras. Harbor Freight has boxes of them for little $. It seems like RVs blow a lot of fuses over time. Also get one of their little red multimeters for checking electrical problems. Towing insurance would be handy. And leveling blocks if you need them. Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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You may want to check the Ford manual before changing the diff. My F53 was filled at the factory with synthetic lube and does not need to be changed unless it gets contaminated. When we bought our coach in August 2010 had 43,000 on it, changed everything to Amsoil including the brake fluid except the diff.

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I read that the general (but not unanimous) consensus is that the Koni's give a better ride than the Bilsteins. I went with the Koni's and they were a huge improvement over the OEM shocks, especially on rough concrete expansion joints. Personally I have stuck with the Ford recommended 5w-20 Motorcraft synthetic blend and have had no problems, even in the mountains.

I did follow the PO's lead and used Mobil 1 in the genny as it only takes 2 qts.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:01 PM   #5
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I agree with everyone else, AMSOIL is the only way to go. It may cost more but I have used it in all my vehicles and yes it does make a difference. My dodge Ram 3500 CTD would never get an oil change unless the oil analysis said it needed it. I would only change the filters and add make up oil. When my oil changes are due I will be putting in AMSOIL in both the engine and the generator.
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I use the Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30 Small Engine Oil in my air cooled generator.

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