Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE CHASSIS CLUB FORUMS > Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-23-2020, 08:52 AM   #57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 387
I see the problem if that's the highest you can go with the jack try putting some blocks under it to equalize the tank and reposition the jack. If you have any other jack's and can borrow some I'd go with (2) if possible . put them on the outside edges and leave that jack in the middle working all three to keep it level.. hope it helps.
__________________
1988 gulfstream sunvista 36'
steppinstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-23-2020, 09:56 AM   #58
Senior Member
 
GypsyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,443
Wow, sounds awful! My motorcycle/ATV jack has had a 500 pound Harley on it most of the time on it for about five years and shows no sign of having any issues. Nothing special, just a Blackjack from WalMart. Sounds like you got a defective one.
GypsyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2020, 09:57 AM   #59
Senior Member
 
GypsyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,443
Wow, sounds awful! My motorcycle/ATV jack has had a 500 pound Harley on it most of the time on it for about five years and shows no sign of having any issues. Nothing special, just a Blackjack from WalMart. Sounds like you got a defective one.

Maybe you can get the tank back up with some judicious cribbing. But at least the fuel pump fixed what you were after fixing.
GypsyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2020, 05:46 PM   #60
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 232
Just out of curiosity, what the weight limit for the jack?
__________________
1999 Fleetwood Bounder V10 F53
Mark_T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2020, 08:00 PM   #61
Senior Member
 
GypsyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,443
Mine being a somewhat cheaper one is only rated for 1500 pounds. Spendier ones can support more.
GypsyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2020, 11:31 PM   #62
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 104
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by subford View Post
You have about 236 lbs of fuel in the tank.
I would disconnect the pressure line at the tank.
Hook a rubber fuel line to the to the pressure tap on the tank.
Run the hose to 5 gal fuel containers, (about 7 of them).
Ground pin #6 of the self-test plug.
Turn the key to run position.


After the fuel is pumped lift the tank back up with a floor jack, put the straps in place and dump the fuel back into the tank if the fuel is OK.



Iím thinking I may have to remove the fuel as well.
Qstaar17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2020, 11:36 PM   #63
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by steppinstone View Post
I see the problem if that's the highest you can go with the jack try putting some blocks under it to equalize the tank and reposition the jack. If you have any other jack's and can borrow some I'd go with (2) if possible . put them on the outside edges and leave that jack in the middle working all three to keep it level.. hope it helps.
Thanks, I think this is what I’m going to do. Use my 3 ton car jack to balance the load, put four car jacks underneath and take the broken jack back to harbor freight and get the cheaper one without the upper platforms. I want to try getting it back without draining the tank. If I can’t then I’ll drain it.
Qstaar17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2020, 11:41 PM   #64
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_T View Post
Just out of curiosity, what the weight limit for the jack?
1500 lbs. The weight of the tank is way under. This ATV jack from Harbor Freight Is actually the more expensive one but it was one of the upper platforms that broke and took the load off balance. I should have took them off but I thought it would be fine with it on.
Qstaar17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2020, 11:46 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 104
Mines is the 1500 pound capacity one from Harbor Freight. It still lifts but one of the upper platforms broke. I’ll use my 3 ton car jack to get the tank level and put it on jack stands, take the jack back and get a new one.
Qstaar17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 05:01 AM   #66
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 999
Remove the outlet connection from the fuel filter, put a hose on it and pump the fuel out.
ransil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 01:25 PM   #67
Senior Member
 
GypsyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,443
Me, I have a few 2x4's and 4x4's around that I'd use for cribbing. Since cribbing may not be in everyone's everyday vocabulary, using it is how you raise stuff like this without it falling on you. Versus wobbling around on jacks.
GypsyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2020, 02:35 AM   #68
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 104
Will Drain Fuel

Thanks for all the awesome ideas. I will be using 6, 5 gallon containers and a battery operated fuel transfer pump to remove as much fuel as possible. That should make it much easier to get back into place.
Qstaar17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 01:25 AM   #69
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 104
Good to Go!

Thanks for everyone's help. Changed the fuel pump, that got her running. I was able to drain 25 gallons of gas out using a cheap battery operated Tera Pump. I used a combination of a car jack and motorcycle jack to get the tank mounted. Took her for a spin and that 7.5 460 V8 sounded good.

Thanks Again!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7021.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	623.4 KB
ID:	291360   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7024.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	484.6 KB
ID:	291361  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7030.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	224.7 KB
ID:	291362  
Qstaar17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 09:29 AM   #70
Senior Member
 
GypsyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,443
Err, you don't call your coach "the Grape Ape" by any chance, do you?
GypsyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
f53, ford, no start



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1997 Ford F53 V8 460 Crank No Start Qstaar17 MH-General Discussions & Problems 6 05-18-2020 04:43 AM
Ford F53 1997 Pace Arrow 460 EFI Fuel problem xplorer33 Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 01-01-2019 06:33 PM
Inline electric fuel pump, 1997 ford F53, 460 howardmcc Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 06-29-2016 08:14 PM
1997 F53 460 Ford Oil Leak JERRY P Class A Motorhome Discussions 12 06-08-2015 08:52 AM
f53 ford 460 want start fishingjohn Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 16 04-17-2012 06:54 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.