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2020 F-53 V-8 Specs

The New 2020 F-53 chassis V-8 will have 350 HP and 468 pounds of torque with a 6 speed trans The 2006 to 2015 V10 Specs The 6.8-liter TritonTM V-10 engine's best-in-class 362 horsepower and 457 foot-pounds of torque with a 5 speed trans. Not much change in power other than it will have the 6 speed vs the 5 speed. https://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/stripped-chassis/models/f53-motorhome/ http://www.trucktrend.com/news/163-news071130-2008-ford-f53-f-series/
timmac 01/29/20 03:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt Cigarette/Round sockets at Dash Loss Power

Unfortunately, it's buried in the dash. Trace the wire backwards and hopefully it's not too far back...Dennis That is what I am thinking is a inline fuse, I have tried finding it under dash but its very hard to get under my dash with out a drivers door, dang now I have created a big job from one stupid mistake.. :M
timmac 01/29/20 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
12 volt Cigarette/Round sockets at Dash Loss Power

I removed a old 3 way that was plugged into one of the sockets and a piece broke off inside and while fishing it out I popped the fuse to the 12 volt round sockets at dash. So I checked all fuses on both the RV side and Ford side and no fuse was brunt out, do note these two round 12 volt sockets have power all the time without the key even being one. So where did Fleetwood install the fuse to the 12 volt round sockets at the dash, I hope its not buried in the dash. 2008 Bounder on a F-53 chassis.
timmac 01/29/20 02:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV or Dish

Sometime it makes sense. We are currently in Athens, GA and there is no "English" OTA TV available so I can't watch the local news. I found an Atlanta ABC app on my Firestick and I stream the morning and evening news for a 1/2 hour and then switch back to satellite. Free streaming of a limited amount will keep your limited unlimited data happy. timmac has a truly unlimited plan and pays well for the streaming services he use so free is never free! But it is free, in todays world we need internet, its like water you have to have it, so while you have internet might as well and go streaming to save those dollars that you would waste on satellite tv.. :C
timmac 01/22/20 09:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Increasing towing capacity

If you have the older Ford 460 F53 chassis, Ford's owners manual allows 8K lbs. towing capacity. But then Fleetwood derated it with their frame extensions. Sooooooooo, the drive train is good to go. Those worried about the drivetrain are clueless. Richard Bingo Fleetwood does down grade the towing capacity cause of the frame extension and the hitch they install. My 08 Bounder is rated at 5000 lbs from Fleetwood but Ford rated the chassis at 5500 lbs towing. The small F-53 chassis have a higher towing rate around 6000-7000 pounds by Ford but yet Fleetwood still pushes them out of the factory at 5000 lbs even today.
timmac 01/22/20 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

5.5 to 6.1 mpg while pulling a load, looks like the new 7.3 V-8 gets about the same mpg as the 6.8 V10.. Different motor same mpg, looks like the gas motorhomes are still stuck with bad mpg.. ***Link Removed*** :Z This MPG comparison is very rough. Different day, wind, weight, tires, temperature. Short distance. I want to see more science to compare 6.8V10 and 7.3V8, somebody on two same (or very similar) model and weight motorhomes following each other quarter mile apart. At least 300 miles distance, preferably on empty roads and with drivers rotation. Yes it is a fast mpg test and not a long run test but it does show that the 7.3 is still a gas hog, even if it was a better day and driving longer still appears it wont break the 7 mpg range.
timmac 01/22/20 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

I'm disappointed to read the F53 will retain the 6 speed. The 6 speed would be better in the motorhome, in the video they could not get the truck to get past 8 gear on the 10 speed pulling a load. The 6 speed would allow you to get to overdrive easier.
timmac 01/22/20 12:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV or Dish

DirecTV has stopped supporting my receiver so I am thinking about going to dish. Give me some feed back on this subject. I can't get DirecTV to send me the new receiver. Go streaming and junk the satellite dish.. satellite bill approves this message.. :C:p
timmac 01/21/20 09:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Increasing towing capacity

I have a 1998 Fleetwood Bounder 34V it says gross towing weight is 3500 pounds I have a 4000 pound Jeep I want to tow how can i Increase my towing capacity. My GCWR is 23500 pounds, motor home dry weight (UVW) including fuel is 17250, carrying capacity is 2750 pounds towing capacity is 3500 pounds totaling 23500 pounds. Are there any suggestions on how to increase my towing capacity. You need to have the frame extension in back beefed up and a new 5000 pound hitch installed than your good to go. Your 4000 pound Jeep wont be a issue if you do what I posted above. Mine has been redone and I went from 5000 to 7500 pound rating.. :C
timmac 01/21/20 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

5.5 to 6.1 mpg while pulling a load, looks like the new 7.3 V-8 gets about the same mpg as the 6.8 V10.. Different motor same mpg, looks like the gas motorhomes are still stuck with bad mpg.. https://youtu.be/qbXFrZsiAQE :Z
timmac 01/21/20 08:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

But that video really doesn't mean squat if you get stopped. He does it, but that is absolutely no guarantee that you can get away with it. Just have a game plan in case you do get stopped, and I don't think showing that video will count for much. :) My game plan is a $100 bill :B
timmac 01/14/20 10:20am Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

RVHaulers Interview Meet Doug Towing his 80 Foot Long Rig 100,000 miles triple towing 80 foot in multiply states https://youtu.be/EacpJEhJlPs
timmac 01/13/20 08:34pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

I double tow a little over length and so far haven't been ticketed. When I'm double towing I'm usually not terribly far from home so I could drop the back trailer and come back for it in the event I get pulled over by an unreasonable law officer. This is pretty much what I have heard from others, I figure as long as I am driving safe and not changing lanes than there should be no issues.
timmac 01/13/20 08:10pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

For me personally i would never tow two couplers like pictured above. That MH in the wind will have a hard time by it's self staying in it's own lane! I think I am about the same length but with the 5er and ball connection my setup is FAR more stable going down the road even in high winds. I have flat towed in the wind and my truck never swayed like a trailer does, however I have not done it with the truck and boat yet, I suspect no issues however I don't drive when the wind when its pushing me around, I take a break and let the wind calm down or I just drive slower.
timmac 01/13/20 12:33pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Well that looks pretty long, but IMO, a lot safer tow than a 1/2 ton truck, towing a TT and a boat, that I see quite often. Jerry Exactly 70 foot from front bumper to back of boat motor, not a inch to spare. But I am still legal in 7 states that connect with Nevada..
timmac 01/12/20 04:16pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

https://i.imgur.com/bSCvt8rl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/bSCvt8rl.jpg
timmac 01/12/20 03:42pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

https://i.imgur.com/UhsDpWsl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/UhsDpWsl.jpg
timmac 01/12/20 03:40pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Here is pics of my legal setup https://i.imgur.com/DDU4AMRl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UhsDpWsl.jpg
timmac 01/12/20 03:38pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

And don't forget if you get stopped the deciding person will be the LEO who pulls you over. If he isn't familiar with the towing regulations then all bets are off. If the LEO is not familiar with the towing laws than how could he give me a ticket, if he or she tried to ticket me I will tell to call their supervisor to look up the law.. I checked on the 7 states and I am in the clear, 70 to 85 foot and no 5th wheel required in the middle.
timmac 01/12/20 03:17pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

I did pull up each state on the states website and it appears I am legal to go in these 7 states, however vague is in the laws that is for sure. Some states straight up say the middle trailer needs to be a 5th wheel but not the states in my list. What saved me was my boat trailer tougne was long, so I now have my boat 16 inches from back of truck and can still turn very tight and also made a hitch extension for it if needed for shallow water launching.
timmac 01/11/20 09:32pm Towing
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