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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
More Pictures

New seal installed in hub, rotor installed to hub showing Torx (star) bolts, ready to install, finished product ready for wheels. Note the drive pins holding the pads and caliper in place. They are...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
I agree 100%. However, all rear hoses and...

I agree 100%. However, all rear hoses and calipers have been replaced, which I meant to mention at the beginning. When I purchased it several years ago, the rear lines on the differential were really...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,085
Posted By MarvinG
Excellent. Thanks for the update. Yeah, Iím sure...

Excellent. Thanks for the update. Yeah, Iím sure she is extremely busy at this point.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
Adjusting tightness of bearing nuts

These are the old bearings, no new bearing to press in or otherwise contend with. I tapped the inner nut quite tight. At that point spinning the wheel would continue to turn a 1/4-1/2 turn. I loosed...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
Pictures

Pictures in the order displayed show the old seal, torn up to remove. Then the inner nut, keeper tabbed washer, finally the final nut with tab engaged in slot.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 12:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,085
Posted By MarvinG
How did it go?

Inquiring minds want do know. How did the trip go and how are you, your RV, and your daughter doing?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-30-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
Installing the new rotor to hub and installing hub/rotor assembly

Cleaned the preservative gunk off the new rotor using brake cleaner, lay it in position on the hub. Put a dab of blue Loctite on each bold and hand started all the bolts. Used the impact driver with...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-30-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
Replacing the oil seal

My oil seal isn’t leaking but it obviously has been on since day of manufacture. After pondering that a bit I decided it didn’t make any sense to put a new rotor and new pads and not protect them...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-30-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
Removing rotor from hub

At this point I saw the T18 star bolts holding the rotor to the hub and realized I had to purchase the hi-power impact wrench to remove them. I purchased the impact wrench at Harbor Freight as...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-30-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
Removing the hub

Removed the 15 mm axle to hub bolts and pulled the axle out. Some oil will leak out so youíll want to catch it in a container to avoid a mess.

My year model has (from outside going in) 1) a hub...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-30-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
Purchased an electric Hi-Power impact driver

Once I got the thing apart, I discovered about the only way to get the T18 star bolts holding the rotor to the hub out is with a hi-powered impact driver. So I purchased one from Harbor Freight for...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-30-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By MarvinG
How I changed the brake pads and rotors on my 1996 F53

I did a quick patch up job on the rear brake pads a couple summers ago when my right rear caliper stuck and the pads got into the rotor. I replaced the pads and calipers on the rears and threw it...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-27-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By MarvinG
Iíve never weighed mine, it is registered as less...

Iíve never weighed mine, it is registered as less than 20,000 lbs. Fabricating and installing a rear trac bar along with replacing all sway bar bushings GREATLY reduced the tail wag and associated...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-12-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
Yes it does. That is the current, better pump....

Yes it does. That is the current, better pump. Two of the wires are ground. You should have a wiring diagram when it arrives.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-11-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By MarvinG
Installed micro roller to reduce gouging

I had a friend weld this micro roller to my 8Ē drop hitch to eliminate gouging pavement. Also ground off the hitch bolt extending below the hitch bolt nut so the roller would indeed keep the hitch...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-11-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
It will come with a wiring diagram, at least mine...

It will come with a wiring diagram, at least mine did. And if not, it really isnít hard to sort out. Subfordís info is available, and we can help you if need be. If yours is three wires, you will...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-11-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
Yes it is the OEM unit and works well. I’ve read...

Yes it is the OEM unit and works well. I’ve read where some had problems but that happens with all products. I’m 100% pleased with mine. (And I’m a perfectionist when it comes to this kind of thing....
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-10-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
That is really good news. Iíve put over 1500...

That is really good news. Iíve put over 1500 trouble-free miles on the PFS48 I purchased a few months ago.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,778
Posted By MarvinG
Yeah I guess. I donít have one on my pickup or...

Yeah I guess. I donít have one on my pickup or Class A gasser. Maybe I need to rethink that!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-07-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By MarvinG
If I should need one in the future, where would I...

If I should need one in the future, where would I find it? Amazon shows out of stock.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,778
Posted By MarvinG
For the most part, Iíve experienced only respect...

For the most part, Iíve experienced only respect from truck drivers. They allow me to merge when needed, even assisting at times by slowing down, moving over, signaling with their lights and I am...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-02-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By MarvinG
I think any of us getting a call at 2:00 a.m....

I think any of us getting a call at 2:00 a.m. experience a little quickening of the pulse and hard to get back to sleep. I have my phone set to only allow close relatives to get through that time of...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-02-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
I’ve had trouble with Airtex on another...

I’ve had trouble with Airtex on another application but this may very well be a good solution for those whose hanger and fuel level sender is still in good condition. At least it gives an option. How...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
GypsyR or Subford can tell you exactly. But you...

GypsyR or Subford can tell you exactly. But you don’t burn 27 gallons per hour. If it can maintain the pressure at full throttle/full load it should be producing enough, I believe. (You also don’t...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
Sounds like a large step forward! He can tell if...

Sounds like a large step forward! He can tell if it is running solidly by measuring fuel pressure at the fuel rail. However, he wonít know for sure until he gets it running and sees if he has right...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-27-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By MarvinG
It is going to be a problem I suspect. See, for...

It is going to be a problem I suspect. See, for example:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f65/1997-fleetwood-pace-arrow-fuel-pump-help-558264.html
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-24-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
No. One is 5/16 and one is 1/4. And I believe the...

No. One is 5/16 and one is 1/4. And I believe the generator pickup is 1/4” (slide on with a clamp, not quick connect).
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-23-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
My mistake. As I thought back I believe the...

My mistake. As I thought back I believe the wiring diagram and conversion from four wire to 3 wire came with the PFS48 pump. I canít lay my hand on it right now.

The good news is, if memory...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-22-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
Yeah worth a try. But I believe it will be the...

Yeah worth a try. But I believe it will be the same story.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,085
Posted By MarvinG
Your tires should be good based on age and...

Your tires should be good based on age and condition and while you need to be aware and alert, I donít think you need to live and drive in constant fear. TPMS would be nice and would be handy but I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-22-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
If you still need a wiring diagram I believe...

If you still need a wiring diagram I believe there was one on this thread when I had my struggles. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/96-chassis-f53-check-engine-light-need-diagnosis-help-520869.html
...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-21-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By MarvinG
Unless the line is very simple and with no major...

Unless the line is very simple and with no major twists and turns, you may need to find a place that fabricates lines. I just did the line from the pump to the rear on my 1996 Ford Ranger. It was no...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-21-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By MarvinG
I had several fuel pumps fail, each before each...

I had several fuel pumps fail, each before each weekend trip was up. One was Airtec, one was supplied by Cummins and it looked like Airtec, and finally I purchased an old school Carter and have had...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-21-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
Yeah, thatís a good number but I doubt they have...

Yeah, thatís a good number but I doubt they have it in stock. Unless they are putting it back on the shelf again, and I hope they are.
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-21-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 1,016,532
Posted By MarvinG
GypsyR: you going to rebuild it yourself?

GypsyR: you going to rebuild it yourself?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-21-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By MarvinG
Almost sounds like your fuel pump is not keeping...

Almost sounds like your fuel pump is not keeping up.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-20-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By MarvinG
Do check back and let us know you not only are...

Do check back and let us know you not only are still alive but what was the problem? When you know. . . .
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-20-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By MarvinG
Welcome aboard! This forum is the best!

Welcome aboard! This forum is the best!
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-20-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarvinG
Motorcraft-PFS48 Fuel Sender was the latest...

Motorcraft-PFS48 Fuel Sender was the latest available I could find in early spring when all the original numbers were NLA and with no crossover per the Ford dealer I checked.

I bought mine on...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-19-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By MarvinG
And I put a knockoff from Amazon on my...

And I put a knockoff from Amazon on my house/construction generator (Briggs and Stratton engine) and it worked like a charm. Still does. Ran it on a job yesterday for over six hours. Starts on second...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-19-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By MarvinG
My largest concern was tailwag. Installing a rear...

My largest concern was tailwag. Installing a rear tracbar resolved that.

My rig came from the previous owner with Monroe shocks. I donít know how long they had been on the vehicle. I had a lot of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,085
Posted By MarvinG
One important point Iíve not seen emphasized is...

One important point Iíve not seen emphasized is tire pressure. Make absolutely sure your cold tire pressure is correct. Short of getting it weighed and using appropriate tire pressure charts, use the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-15-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By MarvinG
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-13-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By MarvinG
Keep the pictures coming! You have set yourself...

Keep the pictures coming! You have set yourself quite an ambitious deadline.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-13-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By MarvinG
Glad you are once again whole and able to travel....

Glad you are once again whole and able to travel. That could have had a real tragic ending.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-13-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By MarvinG
:banghead: For what is is worth, we following...

:banghead: For what is is worth, we following along, our hearts sank with yours when we saw your last post. :popcorn:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-08-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By MarvinG
My F53 is much, much older but I had a similar...

My F53 is much, much older but I had a similar problem. In my case I had at first plugged in the 7 prong plug wrong, (not properly aligned with this plug on the RV and shorted things out.) When I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,548
Posted By MarvinG
Rear tracbar

Agreed, you will never get it to handle like a good DP. However several threads deal with improvements some of us have made to gain some handling ground.

For example, if you are having trouble...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-03-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,085
Posted By MarvinG
Knowing your height and posting it in front of...

Knowing your height and posting it in front of you on dash or windshield and compulsive review of any recently untraveled route in your truckerís atlas is the best advice anyone can give. And then,...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-02-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,195
Posted By MarvinG
My dad passed away eight weeks ago. He would have...

My dad passed away eight weeks ago. He would have been 92 this month. After mother passed some years back, dad continued to live independently in his home taking care of his needs and for the most...
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