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Old 05-22-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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I have a 1999 Rexhall Rexair on the Ford f53 chassis. I have minor dilemma in that the tilt steering wheel does not come down far enough. I am somewhat short and at the lowest level I cannot see some of the dashboard. Is there a way to allow the tilt wheel to come down further to your knowledge?
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Fords never had good tilt wheels, you have to adjust your seat up/down and fore/aft until you can see most of it. I use to get the of the important stuff.
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We have a '99 Rexhall Aerbus on the same f53 chassis. Ended up raising the driver's seat by adding 1 inch square tubing to seat rails and using longer bolts to attach. Allowed the DW , who is not the tallest, to adjust the seat so she likes the position of the steering wheel and can easily see out over the dash. The added inch of height didn't affect my ability to find a good position for driving.
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At the risk of sounding like a real jerk. Neither one of you answered my question. I don't want to know how to raise the seat, if I did I would have asked that question. If there is no way to achieve what I am looking for then just answer the question. I don't mean to sound ungrateful but this is the kinds of answers I always get. Thank you for your replies anyway.
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At the risk of sounding like a real jerk. Neither one of you answered my question. I don't want to know how to raise the seat, if I did I would have asked that question. If there is no way to achieve what I am looking for then just answer the question. I don't mean to sound ungrateful but this is the kinds of answers I always get. Thank you for your replies anyway.
Wow. No risk at all. You succeeded admirably. We all look for solutions to problems every now and then. Responses like yours make people reluctant to help.
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I have a 1999 Rexhall Rexair on the Ford f53 chassis. I have minor dilemma in that the tilt steering wheel does not come down far enough. I am somewhat short and at the lowest level I cannot see some of the dashboard. Is there a way to allow the tilt wheel to come down further to your knowledge?

No.

There may be alternatives to help your problem. But I guess if you want to explore them you will want to start another thread...
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At the risk of sounding like a real jerk. Neither one of you answered my question. I don't want to know how to raise the seat, if I did I would have asked that question. If there is no way to achieve what I am looking for then just answer the question. I don't mean to sound ungrateful but this is the kinds of answers I always get. Thank you for your replies anyway.
GRUU - Don't be so hard on the answers. If you don't like the response ignore it. If you only got answers to the question you could be missing opportunities to alternatives that may be easier, faster, cheaper and BETTER. I really like brainstorming because it does give you alternatives.
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At the risk of sounding like a real jerk. Neither one of you answered my question. I don't want to know how to raise the seat, if I did I would have asked that question. If there is no way to achieve what I am looking for then just answer the question. I don't mean to sound ungrateful but this is the kinds of answers I always get. Thank you for your replies anyway.
So you like one word answers. Here it is. No~!
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Gruu Sorry you caught so much flak, but you are correct that my original post didn't respond to your specific question. I incorrectly jumped past the question and offered an alternative approach to the issue.

To respond directly to your question. I do not know of a Ford tilt wheel with a larger swing angle. While you could probably change the angle of the entire column to get the wheel lower, Ford prohibits the coach manufacturers from changing the steering column angle because it will affect the "crush" that is designed to occur in the event of an accident (while you can't believe everything you read on the internet, since the statement is on Ford letterhead I'll trust it) . That's why I ended up changing the seat height adjustment by adding the square tubing.
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At the risk of sounding like a real jerk. Neither one of you answered my question. I don't want to know how to raise the seat, if I did I would have asked that question. If there is no way to achieve what I am looking for then just answer the question. I don't mean to sound ungrateful but this is the kinds of answers I always get. Thank you for your replies anyway.
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Sure, NOW I get responses. Where were you all when I asked the original question.
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