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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By fullmoonguru
I asked about the wheezing in Q2. It's definitely...

I asked about the wheezing in Q2. It's definitely not the pads/calipers. It does sound like something that would be coming from the hydroboost. Just curious if it's normal for the F53 or something I...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-02-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By fullmoonguru
Thanks all, I think that answers question #1. ...

Thanks all, I think that answers question #1.

What about a wheezing/squeaky sound when driving and applying more than slight brake pressure? This sound is not coming from the pads.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-30-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By fullmoonguru
More F53 Brake Noise Questions

I know this topic has been much discussed but the answers I've seen aren't clear.

I have two questions about brake noises.

Q1: I have a 2001 F53 chassis and when I turn the key to the on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,947
Posted By fullmoonguru
I can't believe people are still arguing about...

I can't believe people are still arguing about this. The next time you're on the highway floor the gas peddle. You will notice that the vehicle does not immediately accelerate with the front end...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,947
Posted By fullmoonguru
I bought one of these but have not installed it...

I bought one of these but have not installed it yet. I DO have experience with a similar device on my and my kid's dirt bikes though. It's a steering damper which does the same thing by preventing a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-12-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,947
Posted By fullmoonguru
Just curious, what kind of tires were they and...

Just curious, what kind of tires were they and how old were they?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-23-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,721
Posted By fullmoonguru
This is interesting, I was told the same thing...

This is interesting, I was told the same thing (about turning everything off before switching power sources) by the previous owner of our rig. Similar vintage Holiday Rambler. It's a 50 amp system...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-23-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By fullmoonguru
This! If they fail in 1 year than...

This!



If they fail in 1 year than yeah, not worth it. But all these messages of "mine leaked so I trashed them" seem kind of silly without also noting how old they were. And if they just need...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-22-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,721
Posted By fullmoonguru
ldswofford, I looked at the drawing. So you will...

ldswofford, I looked at the drawing. So you will feed the main panel with your inverter which includes the AC units. But if the AC units aren't running it doesn't matter that they're being fed by the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-21-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,721
Posted By fullmoonguru
Why am I reading about separate inverters just...

Why am I reading about separate inverters just for the fridge? Is there something wrong with just installing an inverter with auto transfer switch and powering all of the 120v loads except the AC &...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-20-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By fullmoonguru
Important Tips From the RV Manual

We recently bought an older Holiday Rambler and I have run across some important tips in the manual that I think we could all benefit from:

- "Left Turns: Do not start the turn until the center...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By fullmoonguru
You could consider renting from rvshare. Move...

You could consider renting from rvshare. Move your food and stuff to the rental...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-15-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By fullmoonguru
We live in an extremely humid climate and...

We live in an extremely humid climate and Dielectric grease is good for keeping moisture and corrosion out of connections. This episode happened after the RV was at the shop for a few days while they...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By fullmoonguru
Ha! Well there you go. I think you got a clear...

Ha! Well there you go. I think you got a clear answer.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-14-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By fullmoonguru
Sorry, this is a 2002 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30....

Sorry, this is a 2002 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30.

I just kept taking things apart until I found it. I pulled the cover off of the breaker panel and found power out of the breakers over to the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-14-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By fullmoonguru
Dually valve stems - are these OEM?

We recently bought a 2002 HR 30 on a 2001 F53 chassis and I'm wondering if this valve stem setup is OEM?

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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-14-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By fullmoonguru
I removed the cover from the power converter and...

I removed the cover from the power converter and confirmed 120v out to the load panel. I noticed that the green LED at the top was not on. Not sure if that's normal or not.

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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-14-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By fullmoonguru
No power at load meter and no AC

Yesterday while driving with the genny and both AC units on, bot AC units stopped working.

Once I got home I plugged into shore power and discovered that the 12v lights work, the 120v outlets all...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By fullmoonguru
I mounted the TV, re-installed the front frame,...

I mounted the TV, re-installed the front frame, and we have a finished product! It angles to each side for optimum couch-surfing...

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And provides enough access for installation, removal,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By fullmoonguru
The right screws, washers, and some blue thread...

The right screws, washers, and some blue thread locker.

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I bent the ears of the mount so they were flat to the TV & spacers. Another test fit and some adjusting and I was able to get the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,663
Posted By fullmoonguru
I just purchased a full set of Falken RI151's for...

I just purchased a full set of Falken RI151's for a Holiday Rambler that we recently purchased and drove from Missouri to Coastal North Carolina with seven-year-old Chinese bombs on it. Just glad to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By fullmoonguru
I recently bought one of these. I've been using...

I recently bought one of these. I've been using it for a construction project on the house and it's been working fine. Keep in mind, it's not like you're filling your tires from zero. You just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By fullmoonguru
OK, box done, ready to test fit the TV. ...

OK, box done, ready to test fit the TV.

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Uh-oh, I didn't realize the back of the TV had this big speaker box on the bottom. I pictured a nice narrow contour like the sides and top. Dumb...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By fullmoonguru
At this point I started thinking about how this...

At this point I started thinking about how this box was going to go back in & wanted to do something about the other cabinets which were not secured very well and were sagging a bit.

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I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By fullmoonguru
A 32" LCD TV fits between the sides almost...

A 32" LCD TV fits between the sides almost exactly so that's what we'll be installing. The TLC model I picked is 17" high so that meant cutting about 7" off the top of the sides. The intention is for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By fullmoonguru
Thanks all. Using butyl makes sense. They sell it...

Thanks all. Using butyl makes sense. They sell it as "tape" (like a flexible dowel) which I've used for other things before, or you can get it in a caulk tube.

At this point I think I'm leaving...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By fullmoonguru
Nice, I had a Rabbit pickup (Caddy)! It was...

Nice, I had a Rabbit pickup (Caddy)! It was built, redlined at 8,000 RPM. Fun truck.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By fullmoonguru
Flat Screen TV Upgrade

We recently purchased a 2002 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30. One of the first tasks is to retrofit the GIANT TV box in the front to a flatscreen and I thought I would share my journey here.

The idea...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By fullmoonguru
I just got a quote from RV Glass Parts for $920...

I just got a quote from RV Glass Parts for $920 with crate & shipping.

She told me the seals are typically left in & that they are "lifetime". I would normally say no but if it's also getting...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By fullmoonguru
Yes I plan to replace the seal for sure. 20 yrs....

Yes I plan to replace the seal for sure. 20 yrs. old...

I guess my main question is where to use poly caulk. When doing rubber seal type windshields in the past I never used caulk.

I have read...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By fullmoonguru
Windshield DIY

We just bought a 2002 HR Admiral which has a large crack in the drivers side windshield. I'm looking at replacing the windshield and seal myself and would appreciate advice from others who have done...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-29-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By fullmoonguru
Yes I have a long list of things to do. Good...

Yes I have a long list of things to do. Good point about the SS manifold studs.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-28-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By fullmoonguru
New-To-Me-F53 Thinking About Spark Plug Preventative Maintenance

Just bought a 2002 HR with 45k on the F53 chassis. I'm considering pulling the plugs to avoid future problems (I'd rather deal with any issue in my driveway than on vaca...)

I am used to aluminum...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By fullmoonguru
Tires came (I ordered them yesterday!). Two of...

Tires came (I ordered them yesterday!). Two of them are marked 4420 so 9 mo. old. The rest except one are 0221 and the od one out is 1921.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By fullmoonguru
I went ahead and ordered. I'm assuming an online...

I went ahead and ordered. I'm assuming an online retailer with a national distribution system is moving tires fast enough for it to not be a problem. I'll post the date codes when I get them.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By fullmoonguru
Simple Tire - Date Codes

I'm looking at ordering tires from simpletire.com. I asked them about what I could expect for the date codes I would see on the tires. They responded that they "make sure all tires that are shipped...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By fullmoonguru
Yeah that's what I did. I used a laser...

Yeah that's what I did. I used a laser thermometer to check temps and based on that added about 10 lbs. to the rear on the side with the slides and 5 lbs. to the front on that side. After that temps...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-19-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By fullmoonguru
Actually I am in the RV right now, having just...

Actually I am in the RV right now, having just filled it up after leaving the previous owners house.

They are actually Wanli tires in the front and Dynatrack's in the back.

They are 7 years...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-15-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By fullmoonguru
Crosswind Tires - How Bad Are They?

We're getting ready to buy a rig that has 3 yr. old Crosswind's on it.

I know they're cheap Chinese tires but can't find any specifics about the quality of this particular brand. Apparently they...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,003
Posted By fullmoonguru
Campground Campsite Length Question

We are looking at buying a class A and want to stay under the 30 length requirement that lot's of the state and national parks have. My question is how those rules are enforced.

If we have an RV...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,802
Posted By fullmoonguru
Definitely Jb Weld. Easy, cheap, done. It...

Definitely Jb Weld. Easy, cheap, done.

It may be that newer tires would not have failed so easily. Just guessing though.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-30-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By fullmoonguru
DIY P32 wide track retrofit?

Has anyone adapted the wide track front beam on to a narrow track P32 chassis? I'm not talking about a kit but getting a wide beam from a salvage yard and adapting it to the narrow beam chassis.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-25-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By fullmoonguru
2003 Georgie Boy 2450 Landau Questions

We are looking at purchasing a 2003 Landau 2450DS.

Any information on what we should be inspecting/asking about would be appreciated.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-24-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By fullmoonguru
Chargersrt8, ouch! Definitely don't want...

Chargersrt8, ouch! Definitely don't want something like that to happen!

Flyer15015, thanks for the tip, I'll take a look.

Tlccan10, thanks, Yes, I have heard that the trans tune really helps.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-23-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By fullmoonguru
I appreciate the replies. We are definitely not...

I appreciate the replies. We are definitely not getting anything with the narrow track front ends but probably going to end up on a P32 as the W series seem to be under longer and/or later model rigs...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-21-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By fullmoonguru
Looking at buying a Georgie Boy 2450 DS

I would appreciate any information about what to look for in this rig. Does anyone know the size of the front slide? Really want a dinette but only see love seats in these.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-20-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,866
Posted By fullmoonguru
I'm not an RV industry pro but I DO have a fairly...

I'm not an RV industry pro but I DO have a fairly good read on human nature. What's about to happen seems fairly obvious to me.

People who bought RV's during covid were either sudden/recent...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-17-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By fullmoonguru
Yeah I'm not totally ruling out the Ford. I've...

Yeah I'm not totally ruling out the Ford. I've always liked Ford motors but I don't really have a dog in that fight. I guess it would be good to drive some more. The C class we rented was seriously...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-16-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By fullmoonguru
This has sparked a discussion with my wife & I....

This has sparked a discussion with my wife & I. Maybe we're overthinking the difference between a 27' & 30/31' rig, as far as parking/campgrounds & such. There are certainly a lot more to choose from...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-16-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By fullmoonguru
Well we THOUGHT we bought this one but someone at...

Well we THOUGHT we bought this one but someone at the other location for this dealer said had already taken money down on it. We found out the next morning AFTER buying plane tickets...
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