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RE: Searching for the new motorhome

as a previous owner of Ford F-53 chassis mh’s. There are several suspension improvements you can make that greatly improve the drivability and some insulation in the right places can quiet them down as well.
georgelesley 12/22/21 02:57pm Class A Motorhomes
Sold RV and toad

We just completed the sale of our class A motorhome and Jeep Cherokee toad. We may buy a small travel trailer in the future, but no definite plans at the moment Age and concerns about fuel costs and availability drove us this direction. We may travel in cg’s that have cabins in the future. Limiting, true, but an option nonetheless. I have altered my signature accordingly.
georgelesley 11/12/21 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: A cappuccino, a cruller and a life decision

Congratulations and best wishes!
georgelesley 11/08/21 04:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Hankook TH31

Last month while driving in TX, with our Mazda Miata, we hit a pothole that damaged two tires. The local Mazda dealer had in stock were Hankook. We had no choice but to get them an am happy to report both wife and I are very happy with them. Smooth handling, very quiet, track well. Will keep them on now that we are home.
georgelesley 11/07/21 04:19am General RVing Issues
RE: The wandering coach

I added 2* positive caster. That and a rear trac bar solved the wander. 35k miles later, all good.
georgelesley 11/04/21 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tampa RV Show

Do they have travel trailers at the Tampa show?
georgelesley 10/07/21 04:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Motor home side yard cover

the city told me if neighbors complain it has to come down. Thanks I think that's your answer. Agreed. If a neighbor can complain, sooner or later one will.
georgelesley 10/05/21 05:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No shore power. 33c Sunova

Sounds like transfer switch, but might just be the wire contacts are loose. If not loose, probably new transfer switch time.
georgelesley 08/30/21 07:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No shore power. 33c Sunova

After you get the chassis battery charged or jumped, see if you have power with the generator. That will narrow it down. Also check the breaker that controls your power plug at home i have had ours trip from time to time..
georgelesley 08/30/21 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

I just bought a knurled bar for our home shower in Home Depot. It was about $9-10 more than the smooth bar beside it.
georgelesley 08/15/21 05:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Mirada Select Steering

Add some caster when alignment is done. We added 2* with Ford hotline and truck shop manager approval over 30000 miles ago, no problems. Also did CHF on both ends and added rear trac bar. Wander and tail wag are gone. For front end wander, caster solved that. For sway, CHF, for tail wag, rear trac bar
georgelesley 08/14/21 04:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to find toads for sale as a toad/towing vehicle search option
georgelesley 08/12/21 05:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: Welcome back.

Great news Gary! Too late for this year but next year (if nothing changes) cya.
georgelesley 08/10/21 04:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2021 Chassis Class A Motorhomes

Already reports and pics on another rv forum of rear sway bar bracket bolts falling out on the “new” chassis, just like the previous F-53 ones did. You would think that after making vehicles for over 100 yrs Ford would figure out that spark plug wires and exhaust manifolds do not play together well and suspension parts sometimes vibrate and just might need locktite. Some things never change
georgelesley 07/16/21 05:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Approximate fuel milage of these 2 motorhomes?l

Floorplan is much more important than fuel mileage. If you or DW, especially DW, do not like the floorplan your fuel mileage will be unlimited since you will not use it for very long and it will just sit in your yard. As posted above by others, in the final analysis, MPG is a minor consideration compared to other costs and if you like it well enough to actually use it. The 8 number is in the ballpark for most of them and towing a toad cuts ours by 1 MPG.
georgelesley 07/14/21 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2012 Sightseer slides, do they all need to be opened?

First congratulations on your purchase. We often only open the bedroom slide. We seldom open the full wall slide for one night quick travel stops. As you can see in our signature, we have the same floor plan as you do. Good luck and happy travels.
georgelesley 07/08/21 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tyron/Retroband

Like all types of insurance, if you have a blowout on a steering tire you will likely wish you had them, if you never have a blowout, they are a waste of money. We use a TPMS and check all tires at every stop. Not as complete protection from road debris as the front bands would be but alerts us to other common tire faults that can cause blowouts.
georgelesley 07/03/21 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: College World Series

I watched several games some via DVR recording. Very enjoyable. Hated to see what happened to NC team, but in the end the best team left won.
georgelesley 07/03/21 05:33am Around the Campfire
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

We have had dish over 20 years and have it at home and in the rv. If you switch I think you will love the hopper 3 receiver with 16 tuners. No recording conflicts ever. We take ours with us in the rv and have all the recorded stuff to watch if we choose not to put the sat up or cannot get a signal. If you get dish deal with the tech support section not the normal customer service. They actually know what they are talking about.
georgelesley 06/15/21 05:37am Technology Corner
RE: F53 Rear Sway Bar Bushings: Wrong Size

Be sure to use blue locktite on the bracket mounting bolts, the bolts often come loose otherwise. This is a very well known problem and torque the bolts to 66lbs when installing. There is a long thread on IRV2 Ford forum about this exact subject.
georgelesley 06/13/21 05:14am Class A Motorhomes
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