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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-15-2019, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Bigfoot_
Pictures for illustration of both orientations of...

Pictures for illustration of both orientations of rear brackets (not from my rig).

If you flip them one way it moves the bar closer to the e-brake housing, if you flip it the other way it moves...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-15-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,246,578
Posted By Bigfoot_
I could see no situations where his rear plates...

I could see no situations where his rear plates moved the geometry of the bar closer to the original geometry. They either moved it way down or way up (depending on which way you used them). Flipping...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-14-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Bigfoot_
I suspect this is happening in our coach -- I've...

I suspect this is happening in our coach -- I've noticed that the fresh level is up from what I recall and I've also had the pump cycle a bit last trip back (with every faucet closed).

If I can...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-14-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,246,578
Posted By Bigfoot_
Did the CHF to our 2018 22k chassis and used...

Did the CHF to our 2018 22k chassis and used TeJay's plates for the front which was an ideal solution.

At the rear, we have the Z brackets with the splined bolts, so had to pop them out in a press...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Bigfoot_
Oh here's one with a simple T piece for the high...

Oh here's one with a simple T piece for the high pressure side and a hose to the Q grill (1"-20 like in place of 1lb bottles).

If this had quick connects at the T piece and a ball valve, I'd be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Bigfoot_
Thanks all for the help --- Reacher not sure if...

Thanks all for the help --- Reacher not sure if you mounted all that hard line, my Bounder has no hard lines past the regulator that I can see. (maybe I need to look further down)

I do go camping...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Bigfoot_
I forgot to mention, I also realize that with...

I forgot to mention, I also realize that with option 2, I can't connect an external propane bottle to the system. I have no real need for that because we're not permanent anywhere, so it doesn't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Bigfoot_
Weber Q1200 to Bounder

I've spent a bunch of time searching threads and the internet, and here is what I have figured out so far. I am surprised that the information on this isn't more straightforward, or even captured in...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-27-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Bigfoot_
Oh there, that's the one, and our issue was with...

Oh there, that's the one, and our issue was with the LH door too! They took 1/2" off the support.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-27-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Bigfoot_
I just had this fixed by REV Factory Service in...

I just had this fixed by REV Factory Service in our end of warranty punch list.

There were two issues:
1. the slides were not level. The fix is to remove the door (you have to get up under the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-26-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Bigfoot_
So, I installed it. I chose the 3rd bay from...

So, I installed it.

I chose the 3rd bay from the front on the right hand side. This would be the same configuration on later Bounder 35K's and 2018 onwards Southwind 35K's.

It is right below...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-26-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By Bigfoot_
On the Bounder they add 316% surface area...

On the Bounder they add 316% surface area (increase from 10" to 13.25")

They save you having to crawl under to place a protective pad when required.
They protect the jack pad.
They increase pad...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-25-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Bounder: 2018 bounder 35k
Views: 724
Posted By Bigfoot_
There were two issues fixed during warranty...

There were two issues fixed during warranty visit: the door slides were not quite level, but also a piece of wood trim on the loft bed was preventing the door reaching the fully closed position and...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-25-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Bigfoot_
Also make sure you have the external water fill...

Also make sure you have the external water fill cap (near the driver's window) off when you use the Fill position on the switch, to avoid damage to the system while filling.
Forum: Northwest Region 08-25-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Bigfoot_
Fidalgo Bay Resort | Quality RV sites, cottage...

Fidalgo Bay Resort | Quality RV sites, cottage rentals and community clubhouse space, all on the beautiful coastline of Anacortes & the San Juan Islands, scott cooper (http://www.fidalgobay.com)
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-24-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,246,578
Posted By Bigfoot_
Be interesting to see if F53s in dry states (AZ,...

Be interesting to see if F53s in dry states (AZ, NV etc) have the same corrosion.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-24-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,246,578
Posted By Bigfoot_
Yes, that's the same as the 2018, the simplest...

Yes, that's the same as the 2018, the simplest thing is to pop the upper two bolts off, remove the links on both sides, pop the bolts out using a press or vice, and the reinstall in the CHF position...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-23-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,246,578
Posted By Bigfoot_
Yeah, none on the front of our rig. I did try...

Yeah, none on the front of our rig. I did try using a wedge pickle fork but I was worried about messing the bushings up. It is really easy to remove the rear links from the chassis and a piece of...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-23-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,246,578
Posted By Bigfoot_
You missed the rear Z brackets which won't...

You missed the rear Z brackets which won't rotate, unless you hit the bolts pretty hard or remove the entire link and press them out.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-23-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,246,578
Posted By Bigfoot_
Yeah, the Ultra-Trac includes longer bolts........

Yeah, the Ultra-Trac includes longer bolts..... so sounds like maybe not that one!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-22-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Bigfoot_
I already have bought it. Looking for ideas for...

I already have bought it. Looking for ideas for best mounting location in a newer Bounder, especially where to put the hose outlet.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-21-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Bigfoot_
The only smells we've had in our 35k shower have...

The only smells we've had in our 35k shower have been from a "bad" water hookup to very sulfurous smelling water. Had to flush everything after that. Small town in northern NV.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-21-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,394
Posted By Bigfoot_
I agree. I just had REV factory center check our...

I agree. I just had REV factory center check our flush mount windows during our warranty wrap up visit and they said "there isn't supposed to be visible caulking - that's the point! - but there is a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-21-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Bigfoot_
2015 and later Dirt Devil vacuum install

Has anyone installed a Dirt Devil central vacuum in the newer layout Bounder? Ours is a 35k, and has the vacuflush above the propane tank, larger basement compartments (that don't come out with the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-21-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,663
Posted By Bigfoot_
You're missing that more obtuse end link to sway...

You're missing that more obtuse end link to sway bar angles reduce the amount of force imparted to the bar end; it isn't just about twist. Take the most extreme case, the links are vertical and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-18-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,663
Posted By Bigfoot_
Well, it was pretty easy to remove the entire...

Well, it was pretty easy to remove the entire link, take them inside, pop the bolt out using my press, and then draw them in to the exact right spline position on the rig. I should have also popped...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-18-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,663
Posted By Bigfoot_
I have a 2018 Fleetwood Bounder/Southwind 35K...

I have a 2018 Fleetwood Bounder/Southwind 35K with a 22k chassis and I have the same issue. No way am I going to try to whack them out on the rig, the options are remove the links and swap L and R,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-03-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By Bigfoot_
Yes, I count that as part of the installation...

Yes, I count that as part of the installation process and that's what I had done on my coach before they put it on.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-30-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By Bigfoot_
My vote is a Safe-T-Plus to help with this issue.

My vote is a Safe-T-Plus to help with this issue.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-30-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,327
Posted By Bigfoot_
We have a 2018 Southwind which is basically a...

We have a 2018 Southwind which is basically a Bounder LX package.

I had the rear Ultra-trac bar, Safe-T-Plus and alignment done at Brazels RV. While they were doing it they offered shocks (Koni)...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-30-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Bigfoot_
I bought this one - works better than the...

I bought this one - works better than the original one!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D7RVDZB
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-25-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Bigfoot_
Galley / kitchen faucet - spray button not working

Hi, the spray button on our kitchen faucet isn't working. It worked before.

Anyone had this issue (on newer Bounder) or know what brand/model it is?

I googled around and came up empty. Just...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-25-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By Bigfoot_
Just a note: important to NOT stand on steps...

Just a note: important to NOT stand on steps until they are fully extended, this can harm the plastic gear.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-25-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bigfoot_
On the 2018 (like 2016) the filler is left side...

On the 2018 (like 2016) the filler is left side of rear, so we pick pumps on the left with clearance on the right. I have a reference point remembered for back of coach in mirror, at the last second...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-25-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Bounder: Fascinated!
Views: 1,644
Posted By Bigfoot_
Our rear bath in our 35K has leaked on and off....

Our rear bath in our 35K has leaked on and off. The 4th nut (behind the foot valve) wasn't tightened - hard to get to, probably why it wasn't tight. You have to remove the plastic shroud to get to...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-25-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,151
Posted By Bigfoot_
We put Ultimate Sheepskin on our 2018 Southwind...

We put Ultimate Sheepskin on our 2018 Southwind (Bounder) -- had them do the install option which was worth it, two trips to Tacoma though and very tough to navigate area for a big rig. Result was...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By Bigfoot_
Just pulled into a luxury RV resort that required...

Just pulled into a luxury RV resort that required pads under the jacks and I said, "no need, I have SnapPads!" No issues fitting them, I think they do gently touch one mud flap. No clearance issues.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By Bigfoot_
They looked more like a shoulder bolt to me.... ...

They looked more like a shoulder bolt to me....

I try to visit Motorhome Depot every day on our trips. Even though I had the generator on, I wasn't getting 110v to our fridge. Turns out even if...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Bounder: 2018 bounder 35k
Views: 724
Posted By Bigfoot_
Our 2018 Southwind/Bounder 35K does not have this...

Our 2018 Southwind/Bounder 35K does not have this issue, those doors shut really securely.

Now, the sliding door left of the loft TV, that slides all over the place when we drive. Another...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Bigfoot_
We just arrived in Montana and I noticed the same...

We just arrived in Montana and I noticed the same thing - I don't recall it being this bad.

I had previously tightened (with an allen wrench) the mirror because it was rotating around, but this...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Bigfoot_
LaMesa are really great to work with, highly...

LaMesa are really great to work with, highly recommend them.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-19-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Bigfoot_
We had the same problem! Also a reminder,...

We had the same problem!

Also a reminder, the surround system amp is built into the BluRay player, so any other HDMI source you might switch or plumb in, won't use the surround audio but just the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-19-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Bigfoot_
Jiggle lights or the switches? Mine are...

Jiggle lights or the switches?

Mine are fine. The LED assemblies are easy to remove, they pop straight down. Most likely an internal failure of some kind (bad joint on LED board). Unless you're...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Bigfoot_
I thought I might have had an issue, or that it...

I thought I might have had an issue, or that it wasn't calibrated correctly at the factory, so went through the recalibrate procedure, and it didn't change anything. Seems fine.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-13-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Bounder: 2018 bounder 35k
Views: 724
Posted By Bigfoot_
I tried to remove the fasteners holding that...

I tried to remove the fasteners holding that metal plate on. What size/type are they? They're not a normal Torx.... that I could find to match. Or maybe they are filled with paint.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-13-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,394
Posted By Bigfoot_
Pictures of without/with caulking and where to...

Pictures of without/with caulking and where to apply on the windows?

These are the rounded corner flush windows that open at the bottom, correct?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-13-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Bigfoot_
2018 Southwind 35K, front and right only.

2018 Southwind 35K, front and right only.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-13-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Bigfoot_
Cleaning roof : 2018 Bounder/Southwind

Hi there,

My goal in life has been to avoid cleaning our roof but looking with my drone it looks pretty green in places.

What is a good cleaner and brush/mop to use on the type of roof...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-07-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Bigfoot_
On mine, the motor has no pigtail but a connector...

On mine, the motor has no pigtail but a connector right on it, you can't really remove the pigtail to hotwire it unless the step is already open. Maybe I need to put a Y adapter pigtail in there so I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-07-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Bigfoot_
Kwikee Step - Clevis Pin removal when stuck closed and Controller reset

Good news / bad news.

Our step wouldn't extend (Kwikee platinum on 2018 Fleetwood).

I checked all the wiring using a pigtail as outlined in their diagnostic procedures. All good.

I removed...
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