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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-27-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,767,893
Posted By mus289
You owe it to yourself to do the CHF to the front...

You owe it to yourself to do the CHF to the front swaybar. That is the bread and butter of the whole thing. When I did my first CHF on a 2000 Ford Chassis Intruder I felt the sway from trucks and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,111
Posted By mus289
Excellent work 51Chevy65! I have been looking...

Excellent work 51Chevy65! I have been looking for info on the Level Best 3000's for a couple weeks because a fellow RV'er friend has a 2005 Sightseer with 3 of the 4 jacks leaking from around the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-03-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By mus289
I read a post on IRV2 a couple years back where...

I read a post on IRV2 a couple years back where someone had the same problem with their drivers seat swivel and was able to find a replacement at the hardware store. The ball bearing sets they use...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-03-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By mus289
Towing Harley F150

Check out the website for REMCO. They are recommended by FMCA for towing info. Website: Remco : The Towing Experts (https://www.remcoindustries.com/Towing/) Look at the top left of their towing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By mus289
Tough Top

I replaced my patio awning with the Tough Top one piece vinyl. Apx 2 years ago. Very Happy with it and install went smoothly. If you review the installation videos and get a couple of friends to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,503
Posted By mus289
Have been using a TST 507 monitor for the last...

Have been using a TST 507 monitor for the last couple months and it works great! So far on the coach only, will be adding to toad soon.
My rig uses the same 22.5 XRV's on a 36' Bounder. I am a...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-06-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By mus289
Simple DIY test

Your post says the heater cutoff valve was replaced. Don't know if you did it or hired it done. Just as a sanity check I would feel the input and output lines coming off your heater core once the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By mus289
A couple suggestions

Wilcut: Since I live in Central FLA I often run into problems trying to get out in the motorhome for short 2 - 5 day stays particularly in the spring when all of our northern relatives make their...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By mus289
Maybe time for new batteries?

If your coach batteries are more than 4-5 yrs old with the symptoms you are explaining and converter is testing fine your batteries may be toast. I ran into this a few months back. While camping...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-10-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,232
Posted By mus289
Definitely a DIY job

Greetings Don,

As long as you have a little room to work around the fittings this should be a fairly easy DIY replacement and very straight forward. Some simple wiring and a little Teflon pipe...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-01-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By mus289
Give your fridge a jump start

After a couple years of waiting for the RV fridge to get cold during FLA summer trips I started putting a freezer bag or two of ice in the freezer compartment when I fire the refer up. Seems to help...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By mus289
Air Lift 81560

Air Lift Part# 81560 should be the part number for your front axle. I used these on an 89 Winnebago with P30 Chassis and made a huge difference in body roll and porposing! Was a pleasure to drive...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,247
Posted By mus289
Thanks for sharing your story RndmTraveller! ...

Thanks for sharing your story RndmTraveller! Glad you, your wife and your dog were quick to exit and you (luckily) were out of harms way when the propane tank blew!! I have been dragging my feet on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,333
Posted By mus289
Okie143, I just checked the web and the "curb...

Okie143,
I just checked the web and the "curb weight" of your Venza is apparently 3760 or 4045 depending on model. GVWR is apx 5000lbs +/-. You wont be towing the car with 1000 lbs of people and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By mus289
Sewer hookup variety pack!

Hello Noserider
As many have indicated sewer hookups are usually not a one size fits all so you will ad to your collection of extra hoses and fittings along the way. I have a 5 footer I run from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,555
Posted By mus289
Duogypsy I had an 89 Winnebago Warrior with P30...

Duogypsy
I had an 89 Winnebago Warrior with P30 chassis. Bought it in 2012 with 82K miles. Ran great but the brakes were terrible, like scary terrible! After trying everything else possible, new...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-10-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By mus289
I have had good luck fixing bad spot in vacuum...

I have had good luck fixing bad spot in vacuum lines by buying a size just big enough to slide over the bad section being cut out, if replacing entire line isn't feasible. Over lap the connections 2...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,477
Posted By mus289
I think the Cyclone vent works great! Hopefully...

I think the Cyclone vent works great! Hopefully that problem is solved. I previously had an 89 Winnebago with P30. The front coil airbags were also completely disintegrated. Get some new air lifts...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,908
Posted By mus289
Hello Montana!

Have some friends who used to live in Calif. They went through one of the Montana LLC agencies and saved a bundle. Now in FLA they just bought a newer rig also through the Montana LLC. They say it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,961
Posted By mus289
Black strip ties hold mine on the ladder nice and...

Black strip ties hold mine on the ladder nice and tight. I also use suction cups for inside the non-moving part of my drivers slide-open window. Welcome to FMCA!!
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-01-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,349
Posted By mus289
Poor mans older F53 intake fix

Similar idea to J-Pipe that Ford sold in the past. After a couple of episodes with wet filter and missing engine (2001 F53) I removed the original snorkel at the bottom of the air chamber. Clamped...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-28-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By mus289
Advice from an old time 5th Wheeler I met!

A couple months back ran into an old guy who has had various 5th Wheels over 20 years. He was watching/talking while a friend of mine set up his own brand new 5th Wheel at the campground. Old guy...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-26-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By mus289
One of my top to-do's for a "New to You"...

One of my top to-do's for a "New to You" motorhome is to get up on the roof with a tube of self leveling RV caulk and look for ANY potential leak areas. Particularly around vents, antenna mounts, etc...
Forum: Damon 05-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,962
Posted By mus289
Glad you got it resolved and thanks for letting...

Glad you got it resolved and thanks for letting us know! Happy motoring!
Forum: Damon 05-24-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,962
Posted By mus289
Did you find your GFCI Outlet as mentioned in...

Did you find your GFCI Outlet as mentioned in earlier posts? Not a circuit breaker, but an outlet like you have in house in the bathroom or kitchen. In my Intruder the GFCI is in the bathroom 110...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,698
Posted By mus289
Heinz Gee, I went through the same symptoms with...

Heinz Gee, I went through the same symptoms with my gas Onan 5500 last summer. If you are in a hot climate in particular and have done all of the other "normal" tests. Consider replacing the fuel...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-21-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By mus289
As for the owners manual try contacting Thor via...

As for the owners manual try contacting Thor via email. They sent me an owners manual thru email file for my 2001 Damon Intruder. They probably have the older Hurricane manuals as well. Go to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By mus289
Thumbs up for Damon!

Speaking only from my own experience I am very pleased with my 2001 Damon Intruder. Also on the Ford F53 chassis. Bought mine almost 2 yrs ago, 3rd owner. Had 52K miles then, about to hit 59K. We...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-18-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By mus289
I have one and recommend it to friends! The piece...

I have one and recommend it to friends! The piece of mind knowing it is there holding the line is worth every penny in my book. You will see a few people complaining about the minor amount of...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-04-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By mus289
Thanks for the play by play Waiter21. My rig has...

Thanks for the play by play Waiter21. My rig has given me similar fits. And its time for a new belt anyway, so think I will just order myself a new tensioner and replace the pulley bearings and be...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-04-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,767,893
Posted By mus289
It is what it is!

There is no end all be all out there my friend. John McKinley said he felt like he got 50% improvement. I would agree with that in my results. You will notice that for most the CHP is step one. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-27-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,415
Posted By mus289
2 Thumbs up for Oxygenetic shower heads! I have...

2 Thumbs up for Oxygenetic shower heads!
I have replaced the OEM heads in 2 of my motorhomes and have recommended to multiple RV friends who have done the same. All have been extremely pleased with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-18-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,789
Posted By mus289
Weigh-In Suggestion

Jondrew, If you are in Orlando/Oviedo area, you might want to consider making a bit longer drive to get all 4 corners weighed independently in Merritt Island. rvsafety.com is based in Merritt Island...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-25-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,389
Posted By mus289
Heater core?

Sounds like you are stating that the fluid dripping out of the evaporator box is antifreeze solution? Worst case scenario is that your heater core has sprung a pin hole leak. Best case , maybe a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By mus289
Congrats! Happy retirement & happy RVing!

It does me good to see other RVers who are keeping our more "Seasoned" rigs out there pounding the pavement! You will have ample opportunities to tinker on it as time goes by and that's half the fun...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,294
Posted By mus289
2nd the motion for FMCA Michelins

I went through the same researching and comparing over a year ago when I bought my 2001 Damon Intruder. Same size tires as yours. After comparing the cheaper options and spending a month worrying...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,600
Posted By mus289
Damon Thumbs Up!

I have a 2001 Intruder (V10 F53) which I bought in July 2013. Had 52K miles when I got it. Has always run very well since and I would not hesitate to buy another. Minor fixes like replacing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By mus289
I would consider swapping out your chassis...

I would consider swapping out your chassis batteries with loaners from another of your vehicles, and/or a friends. Then you will solve the riddle of the chassis batteries being beyond recharging. ...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-04-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By mus289
If only the center of the bearing spins and is...

If only the center of the bearing spins and is clear of the blanket except for a few fibers I would vote to leave well enough alone. You know the old can of worms scenario? The few remaining fibers...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,484
Posted By mus289
I installed these 2 yrs ago on my last motorhome...

I installed these 2 yrs ago on my last motorhome an 89 Winnebago. The original factory air springs were in pieces. I will second the previous post on installing with zip ties & Vaseline. The soap...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By mus289
Just pulled the pigtail off of the fan speed...

Just pulled the pigtail off of the fan speed resistor on my 01' Damon (Ford Chassis) 2 days ago. Have a fried wire for mid-high. On mine the resistor "box" is on the front of the firewall, (Facing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-22-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,651
Posted By mus289
Wink I second that!

GlennLever, I am with you 100% regarding the fact that the RV "Service Techs" that I have seen since venturing into the RV world are often severely lacking in the practical knowledge department!
...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-27-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,217
Posted By mus289
Welded the nuts on! Whodda thunk it! Sometimes...

Welded the nuts on! Whodda thunk it! Sometimes the manufacturer isnt thinking about the poor sucker who will be laying on his back in a driveway trying to replace parts 10, 15, 20 yrs later. Thanks...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-30-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,767,893
Posted By mus289
Glad to hear you saw some improvement al2ride! I...

Glad to hear you saw some improvement al2ride! I have the same size tires as you on my Damon 37ft, but run the Michelin XRV's. I normally run them within a few lbs of max. You see a lot of advice...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,767,893
Posted By mus289
Considering the size of your rig and the fact you...

Considering the size of your rig and the fact you already have done the CHF and trak bar. I might take a look at your tire pressures? 82 front and 87 rear seems on the low side for me. Sidewall...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-15-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,685
Posted By mus289
To check if vacuum leak is causing your problem,...

To check if vacuum leak is causing your problem, when you switch your control from Norm AC to MAX AC and flow out of vents drops off see if you are now getting flow out of your defrosters. As...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-11-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By mus289
Another vote for vacuum leak somewhere. I...

Another vote for vacuum leak somewhere. I searched off and on for a month on my Damon before locating the culprit. A previous owner/mechanic had "fixed" a leak in one of the hard plastic vacuum...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-21-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,767,893
Posted By mus289
Fantastic change!!!

After reading about this fix for the last couple months I finally had the time and the inclination to do the CHF on my 2001 Damon Intruder (bought back in July). Did both front and rear 2 days ago...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-11-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By mus289
Nails: In my 1990 Class A Warrior the Genset was...

Nails: In my 1990 Class A Warrior the Genset was mounted on a large steel tray that goes across the bottom of the generator. I would think by 1995 it would have been similar? The back of the tray...
Forum: Damon 09-09-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By mus289
Hard to tell from the picture but it almost looks...

Hard to tell from the picture but it almost looks like someone put something in there to plug the outlet? Or maybe a piec of insulation from elsewhere got into the ductwork and settled there. I...
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