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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-30-2019, 06:41 AM
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Posted By CJ7ole
Same here. But only from the front where I did...

Same here. But only from the front where I did not install the adjustable links initially. When I did the front earlier this summer, I noticed the front SB would not rotate in its bushings without...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By CJ7ole
I realized that my Garmin 760RV gps has a camera...

I realized that my Garmin 760RV gps has a camera input. Not looking to add another screen if possible. It is not HD compatible, so it requires an NTSC camera input. I see RVcams.com has a camera...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-16-2019, 07:07 AM
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Posted By CJ7ole
On the rear, which I did about 30,000 miles ago,...

On the rear, which I did about 30,000 miles ago, I drilled the Hellwig bushings IIRC to fit the 12 mm bolts. On the front I used the 7/16" Hellwig supplied grade 8 bolts, which measured only 31...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By CJ7ole
From the recent press release from the chassis...

From the recent press release from the chassis manufacturer (Detroit Chassis, not Ford):

The 2020 model year brings more exciting features for both the F-53 RV and F-59 commercial truck chassis...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-15-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,850
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Posted By CJ7ole
Are you referring to the Hellwig adjustable...

Are you referring to the Hellwig adjustable links? I now have them on all four corners. What issues were reported? What should I watch for?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-04-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 162,340
Posted By CJ7ole
Not sure why everyone is having problems with the...

Not sure why everyone is having problems with the bushings and bolts. We bought our rig when it was 6 years old in 2008 and had 35,000 miles. Did the CHF both axles in 2013, it had blue poly...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-22-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5,850
Views: 1,224,627
Posted By CJ7ole
2002 Adventurer here, did the CHF in 2013. ...

2002 Adventurer here, did the CHF in 2013. Original blue Ford poly sway bar to axle bushings, still in good shape after 17 years and 86,000 miles. No problems with the brackets either. I put the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By CJ7ole
Rear view cam

Looking to replace my old black and white cam with something more up to date in color, that will fit in the dash,. I pulled a new cable, then a new Voyager dash monitor. Still a terrible picture...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-19-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By CJ7ole
I thought I had solenoid problems, but at...

I thought I had solenoid problems, but at someone’s suggestion I cleaned the ground cluster coming from the pump/solenoids going to the frame. They seemed ok , but afterword, it worked as expected.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-19-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By CJ7ole
Squeaky dashboard

My plastic dash on our 2002 squeaks like crazy just driving down the road. Anyone have a fix for that? Plastic on plastic.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-17-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CJ7ole
Correction on my last post: upon closer...

Correction on my last post: upon closer inspection of the one caliper I had not returned as a core yet, I did see some deterioration of the caliper boots. It didn't look melted, more like it was...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CJ7ole
My 60 gallon Kobalt compressor is doing great and...

My 60 gallon Kobalt compressor is doing great and it holds pressure for several days at a time without cycling. I installed a 1/2" ball valve followed by a regulator set at 120 psi just after the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By CJ7ole
And I pay to return the cores, but you can print...

And I pay to return the cores, but you can print a FedEx label from the RockAuto website, they deduct the shipping cost from the core refund. They charged only $6.50 per core to return, one per box,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By CJ7ole
I pulled the wheel one more time, removed the...

I pulled the wheel one more time, removed the seal and checked the bearing. As twinboat suggested I tried it without the seal and it spun like a top. Why the seal was a causing the problem is a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By CJ7ole
Need ideas, wheel bearing issue

In the process of replacing the calipers, I repacked the front wheel bearings and replaced the inner seal. Bearings and races seemed in good shape on both sides. Left front I put the washer in and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-11-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By CJ7ole
28 ft-lbs here.

28 ft-lbs here.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-05-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CJ7ole
My Craftsman is a really good compressor it was...

My Craftsman is a really good compressor it was their "Best" 1 hp unit, all USA made, GE motor, Devilbiss tank, big gauges, it just doesn't have enough horsepower. Will be sad to see it go, been in...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-05-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CJ7ole
No problem busting them loose with my breaker...

No problem busting them loose with my breaker bar, been wanting a bigger compressor for years, now is my excuse...


Got a digital click style 1/2" Craftsman torque wrench, goes to 250 I think,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CJ7ole
Thanks for the info guys, appreciated! I had the...

Thanks for the info guys, appreciated! I had the shop replace the manifolds. Labor was $750 plus $300 extra labor for 6 broken bolts plus $1900 for the manifolds and another $322 for gaskets and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-28-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By CJ7ole
Just to be clear, torque them to 28 ft-lbs, not...

Just to be clear, torque them to 28 ft-lbs, not per the old ford spec, which left them liable to loosen up and blow out.

"Factory specs call for torquing them to 11 ft-lbs, but I went with the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-27-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CJ7ole
Brakes, manifold bolts and serpentine belt

I thought I had a water pump squeal, so I took it to my local MH shop. Turns out the problem was that I needed a new serpentine belt, idler pulley and tensioner, pump was OK. Oh and by the way your...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-27-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By CJ7ole
Looking at doing mine. Rock Auto lists a kit...

Looking at doing mine. Rock Auto lists a kit DAYCO KIT729BCK which includes a belt, tensioner and idler pulley for under $68. F53 2002-2007. Had a new belt installed 6,000 miles ago, but the shop...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-28-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By CJ7ole
I have two boys, now 45 and 50, that started out...

I have two boys, now 45 and 50, that started out camping in their grandpas truck camper. Both have since purchased a TT, one still uses his, the other had other priorities and sold his. We actually...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-28-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,217
Posted By CJ7ole
I may have missed it, but please explain your 30...

I may have missed it, but please explain your 30 amp connection in the house. I presume it is a dedicated 110 volt RV circuit (hot-neutral-ground) and not a typical old style 30 amp 220 volt three...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-21-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,108
Posted By CJ7ole
Slap a turbo on it. Mega Ecoboost...

Slap a turbo on it. Mega Ecoboost...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-20-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By CJ7ole
Are you are going to make me open my own...

Are you are going to make me open my own referenced link as I don't remember? If you are at all interested in it, you are going to want to read my post on it. It is not that long. (Hint Lesonal...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-20-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,575
Posted By CJ7ole
Have had Progressive for 3 years. Rate went up...

Have had Progressive for 3 years. Rate went up 3% over last year to $1073/year. Zero deductible on glass. Useful if you have a Winnebago windshield.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,169
Posted By CJ7ole
"Wanda" the wandering Winnebago.

"Wanda" the wandering Winnebago.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-19-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,950
Posted By CJ7ole
True, but the tankers have their own area for...

True, but the tankers have their own area for dumping, they don't pull up to the pumps. His fear is not at all overblown. I will agree that many stations are not as bad as they may look from the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-18-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By CJ7ole
My solution was to clearcoat my 2002 entire rig,...

My solution was to clearcoat my 2002 entire rig, right over the decals. Not easy, but no more decal pealing or gelcoat oxidation....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-18-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,108
Posted By CJ7ole
In the horsepower vs torque discussion, I always...

In the horsepower vs torque discussion, I always like to go back to the original definition of one horsepower: The effort needed to lift 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute. Torque is just one...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-11-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By CJ7ole
So how many of you are thinking "spare, uh, the...

So how many of you are thinking "spare, uh, the one that came on it..." That is me, mine has never been off the rig, so it is now 17 years old. If I get a flat, I will call a mobile tire service...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-06-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By CJ7ole
My experience on a 2002:...

My experience on a 2002: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/changed-my-spark-plugs-today-338532.html
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,612
Posted By CJ7ole
I-75 MI to FL twice a year, 10 years now. We...

I-75 MI to FL twice a year, 10 years now. We stay at Walmart almost exclusively now. I applaud you guys that look up management for permission, but my experience the few times I tried is I just get...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-04-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By CJ7ole
An 8" wheel in a drill must be a handful, even...

An 8" wheel in a drill must be a handful, even for a pro. My local auto paint dealer had the ones like the $13 one in the previous post. Worked great when I did prep work for my clearcoat job.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-04-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By CJ7ole
I have a 2002 Winnebago 32V. They have a known...

I have a 2002 Winnebago 32V. They have a known condition of rusting of the steel frame that the windshield glass is adhered to. Don't know if the Southwind uses the same construction technique. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-04-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,950
Posted By CJ7ole
Michigan to FL twice a year. I-75. I routinely...

Michigan to FL twice a year. I-75. I routinely run the tank down to under 1/4 full. My Garmin will search out gas stations on my route, and I search for Flying J as they have RV friendly pumps. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-28-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By CJ7ole
I would be hesitant to use it on a rubber roof,...

I would be hesitant to use it on a rubber roof, but mine was fiberglass, big difference.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-26-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By CJ7ole
First wax after clear coating my rig

I just waxed my 2002 Winnie Adventurer using NuFinish (the stuff in the orange bottle) applied with a small one hand 6" random orbital polisher/buffer by Vapor. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By CJ7ole
Whenever I first turn on the gas valve, I need to...

Whenever I first turn on the gas valve, I need to turn on a stove burner and hold a match there until it purges the air out of the system and the burner stays lit. Often 30 seconds or more. Then...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By CJ7ole
Could be a bad ground on the solenoid. Check out...

Could be a bad ground on the solenoid. Check out my thread regarding the ground cluster: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/hwh-jacks-wont-go-down-398912.html Jump to post #14 from last week.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By CJ7ole
2002 Winnebago here, fiberglass roof. No...

2002 Winnebago here, fiberglass roof. No cracking or other problems. I did reseal the edges a few years ago.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f101/resealing-my-roof-edges-345036.html#post3652334
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,256
Posted By CJ7ole
Although it is working fine now, I did install...

Although it is working fine now, I did install the new shuttle valve UPS delivered yesterday. I had the usual problem of the threads not catching, but with a bump with a hammer to seat the first...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By CJ7ole
If you don't weigh it (most folks won't even...

If you don't weigh it (most folks won't even after reading a thread like this), just go with the tire placard like Ray,IN said. That way you are safe and covered as long as you don't overload your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By CJ7ole
And how do they know to go right to the place...

And how do they know to go right to the place where it enters the coach, that big ol' grommet?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By CJ7ole
Three wires completely severed, one vacuum line...

Three wires completely severed, one vacuum line with a piece taken out, and three more wires with insulation stripped off. Last fall I purchased a box full of Wirefy heat shrink butt connectors with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,256
Posted By CJ7ole
I followed Jim's suggestion regarding the ground...

I followed Jim's suggestion regarding the ground wire stud. Suggestion to next person doing it: Don't rely on the weld to hold against removing a stubborn nut. Mine broke. Fortunately I was able...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-05-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,256
Posted By CJ7ole
Nice write-up Jim. I will check the grounds...

Nice write-up Jim. I will check the grounds tomorrow. Meanwhile I still have the shuttle valve coming.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By CJ7ole
It will be a DIY project, thanks for the info...

It will be a DIY project, thanks for the info though.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By CJ7ole
Could be, it was near a tree.

Could be, it was near a tree.
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