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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
UpDate : Koni FSD Shocks

Well after installing my new poly Energy Suspension sway bar bushings I just ordered 4 Koni FSD shocks for my motorhome, my Monroe's are starting to bounce and sway more so I upgraded to Koni's, I hope the $670 investment pays off.. Heard lots of good info on Koni's, I sure hope so, expensive shocks.. :C
timmac 02/26/20 11:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New satellites are messing up our night sky

To me, dark skies are one of the main benefits of boondocking in remote territory -- it's a lot of work to get there, but the stars are astonishing. So this article is depressing -- apparently, Elon Musk's new sat network is unusually reflective: Article I can probably edit out the "sat trails" from my star photos, but I am not happy. But the good news is we will have awesome internet every where once all the satellites are up.. :B
timmac 02/26/20 09:26pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: how long do you keep your fuel in your tank?

I have been very busy for the past 6 months and my motorhome has sat, the 6 month old fuel in RV is still good, it starts right up and went on a small drive and it worked just fine, however I did add a fuel stablizer..
timmac 02/24/20 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F-53 Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushing Part Number Needed

Thanks for the replies got some on order.
timmac 02/24/20 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F-53 Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushing Part Number Needed

Well I just inspected my bushing and the brackets and bolts are fine no rust and my rear bushings are shot but the fronts are in great shape. Might as well and replace the front since I will be down there. Was also thinking of a track bar for the rear has anyone installed on and did it also help more with the rear sway. I have done the CHF a few years ago.
timmac 02/24/20 11:56am Class A Motorhomes
Ford F-53 Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushing Part Number Needed

I need to replace my sway bar bushing on my F-53 08 Bounder, been looking on the internet and so many different sets, who has the best price and what are the sway bar thickness if anyone knows. It seems as I read from suppliers its 1 1/2 in back and 1 5/8 in front but others say it 1 1/2 on both ? Etrailer wants about $250 for both the front and back for a complete set, I just need the bushings and with new brackets would be a plus.
timmac 02/24/20 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interesting video

Thicker sway bars are OK but you can add thicker new ones on the older F-53 but what they never showed was the front suspension is it any better or is it still to stiff and bangs on every pot hole and crack in the road. My 08 F-53 Bounder with more HP than the 2016 to 2019 V-10 with a full banks power pack system and 5 star tuning would have beat that 7.3 by at least 3 to 4 seconds in that test.
timmac 02/13/20 11:42pm Class A Motorhomes
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