Originally Posted by dmurdock
Ok so it seems if it's Ford it's F53, if it's workhorse its W22 or W24..how do you know if it's a W22 or W24?
The information plate by the drivers seat will tell you if it is a W22 or W24. The W22 is the 22K chassis where the W24 is the 24K chassis. Since they are interested in a 30 - 32 ft range if it is a Workhorse chassis it will probably be the W22 chassis as the rig probably did not need the extra weight capacity that a 37 ft rig would need. By the way the F53 chassis also has different weight capacities but they all remain named F53 where as Workhorse changed the model numbers.
I personally would not get too wrapped up in F53 vs W22 as part of the search criteria as overall condition and maintenance would be the over riding factors on a 10+ year rig. If it happens to be a W22 I would want to make sure the brake recall was completed, in fact I would say I would want to make sure any recalls were completed no matter the source. This would include any recalls on items like the Norcold refrigerators.