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Old 10-13-2017, 09:11 PM   #1
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I'll try this again. Tried to post before and it asked me again to login and the thread got lost in space.
So we bought this 2009 Holiday Rambler. Pretty good shape but needs a few things, like, the front jacks are bent to one side about ummm, 20 degrees. Looks like the passenger side bracket pulled away from frame a little. So me and a friend are going to try and straighten it out. Can you order new brackets for that? I have a phone number for their parts team it's called.
Next I need to move the side view mirror ARM out a little. My manual says to loosen the bolt and move it. I pushed on it and could not move. Maybe kind of stuck there because it's never been moved, ideas?
Also, looks like the radiator area is wide open pretty much to catch bugs etc. Could you point me to somewhere to buy a bug screen?
And of course the Ford F53 chassis improvements. I've read all sorts of things on this. I'd like to hear what you have done to your Ford chassis and the steering as well.
Thank you very much. This website looks to be very nice. Appreciate your help and thoughts.
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Generally RV manufacturers buy most components off the shelf commercially and integrate them into their specific application, therefore you likely need to find out what brand of leveling jacks were installed on your coach, and then deal with that company. The same goes for side mirrors, refrigerators, ...
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probably two set screws in mirror.

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The mirrors are usually held into a tapered socket. After a while they get stuck. Put the big bolt back in, but about two turns loose. Whack the head of the bolt hard upwards. That should loosen the arm in its socket.

Putting some penetrating oil in the socket for a few days first would probably help, too.

This is what I've done, and it works, but you have to be careful; too much force could break something.

I've also found that a big rubber hammer can sometimes break the mirrors loose if you use penetrating oil first for a few days.

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Thanks Tom and all. That suggestion sounds good to me.
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Here is a link that maybe of help to you.
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