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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-26-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By phil-t
Coleman Heat Pump Op

We have Coleman Model 48004969 as a front AC/Heatpump unit. Question about thermostat operation - We are in a location where outside temps range from low 30s (nighttime) to 60s (daytime). We run...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-22-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By phil-t
I wiould use whatever I could find that would...

I wiould use whatever I could find that would work. Should be lots of options at an autoparts store in the way of door gaskets.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-13-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By phil-t
That's a lot of $$$ for an alignment. Any other...

That's a lot of $$$ for an alignment. Any other parts included? Caster on an F53 is adjusted with shims not bending. Camber is where the bending comes in.
Still, unless there were parts involved,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-04-2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By phil-t
Stupid offer - Not applicable to current...

Stupid offer - Not applicable to current customers, only new. Well, I don't use the Visible service for a "phone",just hotspot service; so the number means nothing to me. I cancelled my service and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-03-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By phil-t
36LA TVs and floorplan

Just a stupid question - for what purpose does the front, overhead TV serve in this floorplan? I know there is some use for someone's desires, I just can't imagine it in our case. :)
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-02-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By phil-t
Thanks. I had been thinking that's where my...

Thanks. I had been thinking that's where my issue was. It works great now.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-01-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By phil-t
Visible Upgrade?

I've been using a Visible SIM in a Verizon 7730 jetpack for the last 3 years. At $25/mo. it was a deal. Worked well for us.
So I did the "upgrade" to the $30 plan and -$5 for PayPal autopay. It's...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-20-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By phil-t
How about someone come up with a way and design...

How about someone come up with a way and design to add an overhead bunk up front? Newer models of the 36LA do have that option.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-12-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By phil-t
We have a '14 35LA - purchased last September...

We have a '14 35LA - purchased last September with 21k miles, new tires and new chassis battery, and 4 new 6V house batteries.
It's been good to us so far. My biggest complaint is small...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-22-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,096
Posted By phil-t
More to it than the engine!

More to it than the engine!
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-21-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,096
Posted By phil-t
First I've heard that story.

First I've heard that story.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-31-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By phil-t
Got any PICs? Does it "look" OEM? I use...

Got any PICs? Does it "look" OEM? I use additional devices as well - just wanted the indash system fully functional. In my case I got that for an $11 Antenna from EBAY.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-26-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By phil-t
Yes, Forgot, I did that as well. Used a...

Yes, Forgot, I did that as well. Used a doublesided 3m pad on the metal disk and the puck came with a peel and stick.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-26-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By phil-t
I just, a few days ago, plugged in a new antenna...

I just, a few days ago, plugged in a new antenna from EBAY and it, the GPS system, immediately began working properly. The original antena is somewhere up top, under the roof cap. I did not attempt...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-19-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By phil-t
My gps/nav system has not worked since I...

My gps/nav system has not worked since I purchased the RV almost a year ago. I finally got to removing the radio unit to take a look. Found the gps antenna cable pulled from the connector. I order...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-19-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By phil-t
I replaced one with an Amazon special - 3 years...

I replaced one with an Amazon special - 3 years ago - still working great.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-10-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
GPS
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Posted By phil-t
Was that a simple plug n play install/switch?

Was that a simple plug n play install/switch?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-18-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 74,911
Posted By phil-t
Been giving this idea a lot of thought lately. I...

Been giving this idea a lot of thought lately. I built a TB and mount for my 22k F53 chassis. I watched the bolts, both diff and frame (used the bumpstop mount holes) and never an issue in over 20k...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-17-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By phil-t
We have a 2014 Tiffin 36LA with a "L" shaped...

We have a 2014 Tiffin 36LA with a "L" shaped sofa. I would call it L not J. ANyways, it works well, not as you described your previous setup.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-13-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
Did the CHF front and rear on my 2014 24k F53...

Did the CHF front and rear on my 2014 24k F53 today. 2 hours di the job . Had to grind the rear z-brakets for clearance on the links Will be headed out next week for about 2 weeks and 2k miles. ...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-08-2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By phil-t
Try Rockauto.com?

Try Rockauto.com?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-05-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By phil-t
I would call Tiffin. We have a '14 36LA and ther...

I would call Tiffin. We have a '14 36LA and ther converter charges both house and start batteries. There must be a solenoid somewhere at fault. I just don't know where it is. Be sure your...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-27-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By phil-t
Our 36LA, new to us and my first experience with...

Our 36LA, new to us and my first experience with a gavity fill (used as an overflow!):sad: No more! I never use that gravity fill - NEVER - I bought a peice of flex tube at Lowes, removed the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-26-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By phil-t
Set the inverter to Charge (converter mode)? ...

Set the inverter to Charge (converter mode)? Then cycle the 12v switch by the door.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-19-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By phil-t
This Place?...

This Place? (https://www.rossrvinnovations.info/slide-topper-support-system/)
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 11-18-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By phil-t
Tiffin :: 2014 Tiffin Allegro 36LA

Tiffin :: 2014 Tiffin Allegro 36LA (2021-11-18 11:21:46)
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-17-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By phil-t
Another vote for the Protect-A-Tow. Been good...

Another vote for the Protect-A-Tow. Been good for going on two years.

Be careful of the solid shields. Some cars (tows) depend on air flow to cool the towed automatic transmission.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-12-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By phil-t
I been there. Found the opeators manual (has a...

I been there. Found the opeators manual (has a diagram (not scematic) of the water system. Nothing on the electric, as far as a schematic.

I am about to make a change in the hotwater line. From...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-12-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By phil-t
Electrical and Plumbing Schematics for '14 36LA

I called/messaged Tiffin; find it quite odd that they do not offer electical and plumbing diagrams of their coaches. They just have to have them in documents for construction.
Anyone know of a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-23-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
I made a trip to my local metal/welding shop...

I made a trip to my local metal/welding shop today and we made a couple plates from 1/2" flat bar stock to extend the links 3". Trip to two hardware stores for bolts and nuts and blue LT. It's all...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-23-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-22-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
TeJay, I'm at a loss as to why this would not...

TeJay,
I'm at a loss as to why this would not work on this coach. The links with offsets, I assume, allow for a narrower swaybar (or wider spaceing of the leafsprings), more clearance from spring...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-22-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,010
Posted By phil-t
Then you got the wrong topic heading. ...

Then you got the wrong topic heading. Misleading.
Your topic title has driven this discussion exactly as I might imagine, from the start.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-22-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
I did that, the closest the holes came was about...

I did that, the closest the holes came was about 1/2" short of alignment. Never have experienced that on an F53 chassis. I've done several CHF jobs on my other coach and friends. First 24k chassis...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-21-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
I was wrong! I got under there today, the links...

I was wrong! I got under there today, the links have an offset in them. I took the bolts, links to SB, out and there is no way they will even reach the CHF hole in the SB! They are about 1/2"...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-21-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,010
Posted By phil-t
Some folks just do not care about safety, there's...

Some folks just do not care about safety, there's or anyone elses.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-21-2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
They are straight. Thinking of extending them 3"...

They are straight. Thinking of extending them 3" then installing.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-20-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,791,466
Posted By phil-t
Anyone have experience with doing the CHF on a...

Anyone have experience with doing the CHF on a 24,000 lb. chassis? Did you keep the stock links or go with extended links?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-25-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By phil-t
Genturi on Allegro 36LA

Anyone have an installation idea for a genturi stack on an Allegro 36LA? Had it on my previous coach - attached to ladder on the back. This 36LA has the ladder on the oppiside side from the genny...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-24-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,816
Posted By phil-t
I'm sticking to the issue being the coach builder...

I'm sticking to the issue being the coach builder not using a chassis version that is the "best" option for what they are building.
Recently purchased a 2014 Tiffing Allegro 35LA. It is built on an...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-08-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,816
Posted By phil-t
I don't think it's a "one size" fits all in the...

I don't think it's a "one size" fits all in the case of a motorhome chassis. Ford has no idea where or what use their commercial chassis will be used. So, I still think it's the case that Ford...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-07-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,816
Posted By phil-t
Maybe it's the case that Ford should offer the...

Maybe it's the case that Ford should offer the F53 with options depending on the intended use, weight loading, etc. The coach builders would have more power in the demand for these options than we...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-06-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,816
Posted By phil-t
Not a Ford issue - it's the coach builders that...

Not a Ford issue - it's the coach builders that are to blame for building on an inadequate (in many cases) chassis. IMO they, the coach builders, should be making the chassis upgrades and changes...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-13-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,608
Posted By phil-t
Great info on the V-10.

Great info on the V-10.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-14-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,010
Posted By phil-t
Lightbulbs are cheap insurance. Insurance...

Lightbulbs are cheap insurance.

Insurance companies - insurance claims cost money, and then we all pay!
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-05-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,010
Posted By phil-t
"Success!... I ended up getting it done cave man...

"Success!... I ended up getting it done cave man style."


???? :whistling:
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-03-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By phil-t
V-10 exhaust studs

Found a couple broken exhaust studs and found a gy to remove and replace all of them.
Is there some kind of preventive time/milage/etc. thing to go by for replacing before they break? That was...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-15-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By phil-t
Yup. Been there, done that. One at a time, for...

Yup. Been there, done that. One at a time, for us. They are different kids when alone.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-11-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By phil-t
2018 Sightseer 36z

We are getting close to finalizing a deal on a '18 Sightseer 36z. It has the floorplan and features that we are looking for. I've been searching for reviews and reading all I can about this unit. ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-05-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By phil-t
Try lightly tapping the motor with a hard metal...

Try lightly tapping the motor with a hard metal object. Sometimes the it will start it. I did mine, it worked then quit, ordered a replacement motor on Amazon.
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