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RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

Update : I found a 2011 F53 manual online and it shows 7 quarts for the oil capacity, Ford made no changes on the V10 or the tranmssion from 2006 to 2015.. So it appears the manuals might be wrong on the 2006 to 2009, could not find the info on 2010. And the dipsticks might be wrong as well on these years 2006-09, 7 quarts puts my reading slightly above the high mark and 6 quarts puts my reading at the low mark, 6 1/2 quarts puts me in the sweet spot.. So if you are putting in 6 quarts you might be running the oil level to low on the 2006 to 2009 F53's if you go buy the manual.. :C Another Ford screw up...
timmac 03/23/20 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

I just found out that the dipstick issue was before the 2006 3 valve V10's, it was in the 2 valve V10's around 1999 to 2003 or so. And now the newer 3 valve V10's manual states 7 quarts but my 07 manual states 6 quarts but my dipstick says 6 1/2 quarts to have it at proper level. It appears I am stuck some where in the middle of this confusing oil capacity, another Ford screw up.. So I am either adding to much or not enough oil. :h
timmac 03/23/20 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

The owner's manual and Ford Motor Company are the final word here. If you're not following their recommendations, you're wrong. It's just that simple. Well it appears that some where around 2016 to 2018 the manual now says 7 quarts, did ford make the oil pan larger or is it the same and they recognize their error. I can not find a dipstick issue with the 2007 F53 model V-10 online, only the older V10's. I think the error is in my manual..
timmac 03/23/20 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

Well we have 6, 6 1/2 and 7 quarts as to the replies on here, I just changed my oil over the weekend and it took 6 1/2 quarts this time with the motor craft oil filter. 6 quarts reads low on dipstick but not under the mark, 6 1/2 quarts has the oil level near the top but not on or over the mark. Yes the manual say 6 but my dipstick says 6 1/2. I never got the memo and never heard of the dip stick issue was on the 07 F-53 chassis. Also to note I have always used around 6 1/2 quarts for the past 6 years without any issues or seal leakage and I never have to add oil even after 1 year.
timmac 03/22/20 08:48pm Class A Motorhomes
F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

Some say its 6 quarts and some say its 7 quarts, but every time I do the oil change with filter its 6.5 to 6.75 quarts.. The manual says 6 quarts. How many quarts does your V-10 take. Mine is a 2008 3 valve
timmac 03/21/20 10:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: class a motorhome tires

I put Firestone FS561 on my motorhome and they ride real soft and smooth, mine are 19.5 however, they might have them in the 22's
timmac 03/21/20 08:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Senior Citizens Speak Up

A lot of seniors, like me, are living in RVs. If the states and feds close the campgrounds we will be paying higher park rates to stay in crowded private campgrounds that will probably raise rates even more and surely won't be less safe from a health standpoint. I sent a respectful message to the Corps Of Engineers yesterday telling them my opinion. Seniors have clout at the ballot box. Well head to Quartzsite Arizona or Slab City California, I heard its really cheap there and you can hide out from Covid-19. {china virus} :R
timmac 03/21/20 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

I had Sumo springs on one coach and went with air bags on another rig. The Sumo springs are not adjustable and actually just replace your original rubber bumper stops. With the air bags I can adjust for a nice ride or pump them up when the cross winds pick up to stabilize the ride on the highway. Since we traveled a lot in the Great Plains area, which is known for high winds, the air bags enabled us to stay on the road longer without fighting the cross winds. Mine had the on board compressor and dash control that allowed me to inflate or deflate my four corner air bags. what compressor did you use? Are your bags independent of each other or did you hook the two bags into one line? You can a order a complete set of air bags with compressor, controls and gauges, I have all the stuff with my air bags and can raise or lower the front and back separately. :)
timmac 03/19/20 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC—oil or no oil?

Five year old Dometic rooftop air has required service by Dometic each year since installed. Seems to need a new control unit each time. Anyway, thought I’d do a little PM like blowing out the fins, etc. I mentioned that I was going to oil the motor shaft and was told by a self-proclaimed expert that I should not do this? What say you? I don't know about Dometic but my 12 year old Coleman a/c fan motors have been replaced because of bad bearing fan motors, no where to add oil, the cost of a new motor is only around $150 or so, easy to replace if your handy..
timmac 03/17/20 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Bounder with Atwood jacks

My Atwood electric jacks still work fine but I do have a brake on one front jack that does not hold like it use to, can I still get the brake kit ?, would not want to replace the whole system for a simple repair..
timmac 03/17/20 04:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

I have air bags on my 08 Bounder, I run 50 lbs in back and 20 lbs in front, you dont want to much presure in front or it will ride hard, I also have all new Koni shocks and new poly sway bar bushings and my ride is so much better than it was in stock condition..
timmac 03/17/20 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: UpDate : Koni FSD Shocks

Well my chassis is just 20,500 lbs, no tag axle, the standard FSD Koni gold shocks work very well with this weight, I also want to note I have air bags front and rear on my motorhome so I have some adjustment right there.
timmac 03/11/20 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: jeep wrangler - where attach safety cables??

What base plates are you using? Base plates normally have a place to connect safety cables. X2 Your base plate has the hooks to attach the safety cables..
timmac 03/09/20 09:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Impact of the Corona Virus on the Drug Supply

95% of our Medicene is NOT made in America.. This is what our past leaders and gobberment officials have allowed, its time to stop this maddness and start making it here again. I would ask your doctor for a 3 month prescription and have the pharmacy sell you 3 months so you can have it on stock at your house.. If Trump runs on bringing back medicine made here in America like he ran on 2016 bringing back the factories than he could win 2020 easy.. :C
timmac 03/08/20 08:51am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: The Coronavirus

Good Lord, a few hundred people have died in the entire world from this. over 16,000 have dies in the US alone this winter from the flu! Wash your hands and get on with life. Turn off the news! Have you seen the rate of deaths with people over 65 years of age, its high, even if you do get sick and survive it can leave you with lung and other internal organ damage.. The younger you are the better you will do with the virus even if you get sick.. Lots of seniors are going to die from this, don't take it lightly and don't believe the death rates coming out of China..
timmac 03/07/20 05:16pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Electric cars, trucks and motorhomes will be standard by 2030..
timmac 03/07/20 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UpDate : Koni FSD Shocks

Just installed Koni shocks and new poly sway bar bushings and went for a long test drive and the difference is much better, sway is much less and overall control is better, the Koni shocks are much better than the Monroe's and the Bilstein shocks. At 62 mph with a semi passing me for the 1st time the semi did not push my motorhome, stayed right in its lane. Even when going out my driveway at a angle the motorhome did not rock side to side. The Bilsteins were to hard for my 20,500 lb chassis and the Monroe's were to weak/soft as to sway and handling and such. The Konis seem to be right in the middle, not to hard and not to soft and much better control even in the 30 mph wind during my test drive. Well worth the $670 for shocks and $100 for poly sway bar bushings.. :B
timmac 03/07/20 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Paint underneath holding tank to protect the plastic?

If the tank is exposed under RV than coating it with some sort of truck bed liner would be a plus..
timmac 02/29/20 08:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Problems locating repair shops for Motorhomes.

Check with some heavy truck repair shops they might handle working on the Ford F53. Freightliner truck repair shop here in Las Vegas does work on the F53 chassis and can handle warrenty service as well since they also sell the commercial Ford trucks. But there rates are $130 a hour so I do as much of my own repairs as I can. :C
timmac 02/27/20 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: UpDate : Koni FSD Shocks

I agree with the Bilsteins shocks that ride ruff, 6 years ago I replaced the Bilsteins with Monroes and it did soften the ride but not much help in the sway/ride conrol, so now its time for better shocks and better control, should have them installed by this weekend.
timmac 02/27/20 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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