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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-18-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By jerseyjim
Tow/Haul...as far as I know, the "tow" cuts off...

Tow/Haul...as far as I know, the "tow" cuts off the overdrive. Mine (2001) does not have this feature, but the "rule of thumb" is to get out of overdrive when you feel the tranny "hunting" for a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,770
Posted By jerseyjim
My 2001 F-53 V-10: With 51000 now showing,...

My 2001 F-53 V-10:

With 51000 now showing, I changed my belt, upper and lower radiator hoses and anti-freeze at 32000. Will do it again around 64000...if it (and me) get that far.

The fan...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-17-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,457
Posted By jerseyjim
Rear tire valve extensions.....

This is a motorhome problem..not a Ford problem....and I sympathize with you on this. Guess your mfr went on the cheap. Or missed it.

Mine came with the braded steel extensions for the inside...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-28-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,035
Posted By jerseyjim
So....the ABS light on on and off...when on, you...

So....the ABS light on on and off...when on, you will still have all your braking power...but no panic/pulsing. In other words, don't worry too much about it. Have it looked at and fixed,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-28-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,801
Posted By jerseyjim
I can't comment on any COMPARISON of Koni and...

I can't comment on any COMPARISON of Koni and Bilstein...but they're both "name" brands.
MY experience...around 28,000 miles, my motorhome wallowed like a beached whale....and it was time for tires,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-20-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,394
Posted By jerseyjim
COULD be a bad sending unit....but I had the same...

COULD be a bad sending unit....but I had the same thing in a car....the thermostat went bad.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-16-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,224
Posted By jerseyjim
Well, WACYMAC, that is exactly what I did when I...

Well, WACYMAC, that is exactly what I did when I had a travel trailer. It fishtailed all over the road. I put about 150 pounds of cement brick under the front couch....problem solved.
I wonder how...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-15-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,224
Posted By jerseyjim
FWIW...I have a "wander" problem with my 2001...

FWIW...I have a "wander" problem with my 2001 F-53. Always did. I find the problem is CONCENTRATION! Lose your concentration for a moment....you're in the next lane or almost so.
Gotta teach...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-13-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,370
Posted By jerseyjim
When my (2001) F-53 was a year old....a bad...

When my (2001) F-53 was a year old....a bad rainstorm on the way to Dover, Delaware. Went to turn left....every time the LEFT turn signal flashed, the rear-view TV monitor went on (and off). Two days...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-13-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,594
Posted By jerseyjim
My 2001 F-53....had a very slight dog-leg...got...

My 2001 F-53....had a very slight dog-leg...got authorization from the factory for 1 hour diagostic time. Took it to my local Ford Truck dealer (Holman Ford, Maple Shade NJ)
Made the appointment a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
Posted By jerseyjim
Reading where some long distance trucking...

Reading where some long distance trucking companies are using single, large tires in place of the "standard" 2 tires on their trailers....to get,I'm told better mpg...less resistance/weight, etc..
...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-21-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By jerseyjim
It would not surprise me if these parts could be...

It would not surprise me if these parts could be found for a fraction of the RV parts price...at an auto parts store.
Just thinking out loud......
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-18-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By jerseyjim
DO let us know how Ortega treats you...and the...

DO let us know how Ortega treats you...and the price.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-18-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By jerseyjim
My 2001 has a bunch of fuses in two locations: ...

My 2001 has a bunch of fuses in two locations:
1- on the wall to the left of the drivers' seat....under the level bubble. The cap is held on by a strip of velcro.
2- The other is the passenger side...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-15-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By jerseyjim
Camping World has 'em....they have just about...

Camping World has 'em....they have just about everything...but i think they only have the complete assembly. Last I checked...something like $30+ each.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-07-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By jerseyjim
I agree...Power Gear is probably it....go to...

I agree...Power Gear is probably it....go to their website...LOTS of info and you can find a download that just might fit your exact problem. Worked for me...when I needed info for my hydraulic jack...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-02-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By jerseyjim
I had such a problem maybe last year. I had the...

I had such a problem maybe last year. I had the Dometic recall done...and the techie didn't tighten up a fitting quite enough.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-25-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Posted By jerseyjim
Altho there is a allen set screw on the outside...

Altho there is a allen set screw on the outside to keep the entire assembly from shaking or moving...I think the poster is describing the individual mirror itself.
I don't have that problem with the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-24-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,152
Posted By jerseyjim
A good idea is a good idea is a good idea. I...

A good idea is a good idea is a good idea.
I find it strange that in some cases, the innovators...at least the companies that put out the better products go out of business....or their " better"...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-21-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,829
Posted By jerseyjim
I don't really know if insulating the front cap...

I don't really know if insulating the front cap would really do any good.
The way I see it, most all the cold air comes via the windshield. How ya' gonna insulate that?
We've been thru some fairly...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-21-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,811
Posted By jerseyjim
I COULD be wrong..... 1st. year warranties on...

I COULD be wrong.....
1st. year warranties on the motorhome is covered my the motorhome maker. NationaRV is no longer. So.....
Extended warranties are covered by an outside company....I never buy...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-17-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,201
Posted By jerseyjim
When my Dolphin was new, there was a leak that...

When my Dolphin was new, there was a leak that damaged the inside wall just behind the passenger seat....and under the passenger window. Removed the window...re-sealed it. Applied an almost excessive...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-17-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,794
Posted By jerseyjim
MIKE CANTER: to answer your question....the tires...

MIKE CANTER: to answer your question....the tires (original) were 5 years old. I know the "rule of thumb" is that RV tires "should" get replaced at 5 or 6 years...but my originals showed absolutely...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-14-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,794
Posted By jerseyjim
MIKE: I don't have the exact size of the G670...

MIKE: I don't have the exact size of the G670 written down...but it certainly is a "normal" size. 19.5".
Original factory supplied....got new tires and shocks at CW at 28,000 miles. Kind of early,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-13-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,794
Posted By jerseyjim
Mike Canter: one of those times that our...

Mike Canter: one of those times that our experiences are so different with the same product....I have no idea what you're talking about.
My G670 19.5s were replaced by exactly the same....no...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-13-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By jerseyjim
Two 2 go: As they pass you at 70...make sure...

Two 2 go: As they pass you at 70...make sure they STAY in front of you!

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Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-12-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By jerseyjim
Mine is a 2001....33 footer. At the time, it was...

Mine is a 2001....33 footer. At the time, it was the "shortest" Dolphin. It has no frame extentions (like the larger models) and only 1 slideout. Therefore, I could load it just about as I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-11-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By jerseyjim
FRED K: I do the same thing with the bathroom...

FRED K: I do the same thing with the bathroom door! LOL!!! Open it 45 degrees or so: if it don't move....the motorhome level must be perfect!!!!!

NOLEAKMAN: I've seen that product...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-10-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By jerseyjim
FRED K has it dialed in. Altho it's not as...

FRED K has it dialed in.
Altho it's not as critical with the newer ones as with the older....you're still really dialing in the fridge rather than the motorhome itself.
Get yourself on a fairly...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-09-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,794
Posted By jerseyjim
Don't fool around with tires or brakes. Some...

Don't fool around with tires or brakes. Some "bargain" brands (read: Chinese) have been PROVEN to be inferior...they cheated with safety features during manufacturing. Sumotomo..advertises alot...but...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-05-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By jerseyjim
Seeing the lack of responses, I would suggest you...

Seeing the lack of responses, I would suggest you bite the bullet and go to a shop that installs these things.
On the Ford chassis, many of them, the complete brake controller plug is wrapped...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-05-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,542
Posted By jerseyjim
Same oil (10-30) as in a car, pickup, whatever....

Same oil (10-30) as in a car, pickup, whatever. Find out if your motor take 5 qts or 6 qts. Oil filer...same. See NAPA for both. If you are so inclined, do it yourself. Same as anything else...no...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-02-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By jerseyjim
I thought most of the recalls were "forced"...but...

I thought most of the recalls were "forced"...but I think I recall some having expiration dates. Maybe not.
Do some have expiration dates and others not?
If so, what's the criteria?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-01-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By jerseyjim
The NRV owners manual leaves LOTS to be...

The NRV owners manual leaves LOTS to be desired...especially with the electrical systems (the printed diagram doesn't match the actual fusebox, for instance)...I complained to NRV about it...they...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-01-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By jerseyjim
Just hit the RBW site...and wonder if there is...

Just hit the RBW site...and wonder if there is any advantage to using them for the PowerGear parts...rather than get the parts thru PowerGear itself...their site!???
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-01-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By jerseyjim
I'd love to know....the actual NUMBER of...

I'd love to know....the actual NUMBER of fires....in relation to the many THOUSANDS of units out there.
Of course, I had the recall done (you'd really be a dummy not to have it taken care of) but...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-31-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By jerseyjim
What would make them "crack"? Hit...

What would make them "crack"? Hit something?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-30-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,479
Posted By jerseyjim
Glad your problem was fixed. Rubber...

Glad your problem was fixed. Rubber gaskets...maybe on the 2007s but not on the 2001s. Factory installed carpets in the storage compartments? None on mine....again...you have a 2007,I have a 2001....
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-29-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By jerseyjim
Thanks, guys....

Thanks, guys....
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-28-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By jerseyjim
Under the sink is a hole...maybe 4 inches in...

Under the sink is a hole...maybe 4 inches in diameter...it gives access to the back end of the Atwood water heater.
Can't see into it, really, and the owners' manual is a bit vague....I imagine that...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-28-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By jerseyjim
Under the sink is a hole...maybe 4 inches in...

Under the sink is a hole...maybe 4 inches in diameter...it gives access to the back end of the Atwood water heater.
Can't see into it, really, and the owners' manual is a bit vague....I imagine that...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-24-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,550
Posted By jerseyjim
Thankfully, draining either tank is not a problem...

Thankfully, draining either tank is not a problem for me.
However, I have heard that sometimes, when the hole was drilled in the floor, the wood disc fell in and was never retrieved.

Good luck!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-22-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,479
Posted By jerseyjim
M & EM: Thanks for helping me make my point. ...

M & EM: Thanks for helping me make my point.

"are not 100% water tight...."

I guess that might mean "nowhere does it say the compartment doors are waterproof" ?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-21-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,342
Posted By jerseyjim
If the motorhome is winterized (pink stuff) and...

If the motorhome is winterized (pink stuff) and you're not using it for anything (you state it's in "covered storage") my question is "why?"

You're using the converter and all....the electrics (in...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-20-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,479
Posted By jerseyjim
Nowhere does it say the compartment doors are...

Nowhere does it say the compartment doors are waterproof.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-20-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By jerseyjim
When in long-time storage (more than 3 months) I...

When in long-time storage (more than 3 months) I leave the jacks up. Under the tires, tho I have 2x10s cut to length and screwed together 2 high to keep them off the ground. There are many pros and...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-19-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By jerseyjim
I have DirecTV...and use the cable receptacle in...

I have DirecTV...and use the cable receptacle in the MH...with no problems at all. I also have a "passive" switchbox...everything goes thru there....TV Antenna, cable,satellite,VCR...for both TVs. ...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-18-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By jerseyjim
I must be lucky. Having said that..............

I must be lucky. Having said that..............
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-13-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By jerseyjim
Exactly what I was gonna say. You're...

Exactly what I was gonna say.

You're popping a 150AMP breaker? 150? If so, you've got a major problem....and I'm surprised the motorhome hasn't blown up!

Change the breaker. Hopefully that's...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-13-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By jerseyjim
MIKE CANTER: Of course, I have a switch by the...

MIKE CANTER:
Of course, I have a switch by the front door ("battery disconnect") to turn off the 2 6-volt batteries. The way my Dolphin in set up, unless these batteries are "on", the generator...
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