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RE: F53 Hitch update.

It is not the MH frame that is the limit, but the extension the MH manufacture adds to the end of the Chassis frame that is the limit. IF you look, it is probably made up of angle iron, flat bar, and sometimes, channel. This is engineered to support the part of the MH that is not mounted on the actual frame. This is why there are different tow weight limits, for the same chassis. You can reinforce the abomination the manufacture installed, but it will be hard to get a licensed mechanical engineer to sign off on it being up-graded for a heaver towing limit.
wildmanbaker 06/26/22 01:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bounder Construction

There seems to be a lot of bashing on Fleetwood. When we were looking for a MH, we looked at all of the manufacture's, and their construction. At the time, Newmar was though to be the best. Well, being a retired Journeyman Carpenter for 13 years, I was acquainted with construction, and construction practices. The owner of the dealership was showing the MHs and bragging that they were the best made, constructed MH on the market. My wife looked at me, and I shook my head no, as I was looking at construction of walls, and closets, and shelving, and cabinets. The owner said to my wife that this is the best MH made, and she said, my husband is not impressed. He flinched and asked why. I opened the bedroom closet door and showed him the shelving the was flimsy, and one shelf that was not even attached. Then I pointed out the bedroom separator wall was wedged in so tight it had deform the ceiling, I said this was going to be trouble down the road with the celling. He then left in a huff. A salesman extended the living room slide, which was not a flat floor, and pulled it back in, I went outside and it did not fit flush with the side on the front and rear of the slide. I said OK, lets go look at the Diesels, same problems with the main slide, and construction shortcomings. We went back to the Fleetwood dealer and made a order from the factory. The Vacuum formed wall construction, with aluminum structural members in the walls and celling were great. The worst MHs at the time were Georgetown. Any RV can have delaminates, sometimes its because of the construction, sometimes it is lack of maintained, mainly on the roof.
wildmanbaker 06/03/22 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

The limit is imposed by the MH manufacture, not the chassis manufacture. Slide under the rear of your MH and look at the cobbled-up mess that they used to extend the rear of the chassis for the receiver hitch and to support the rear of the MH.
wildmanbaker 04/13/22 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Triton

What Richard said about the plugs. AL, it depends on what time of the year you MH was made. It could have been that Ford up-dated the drive train early.
wildmanbaker 03/21/22 06:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2022 Tiffin - F-53 Chassis - Brakes

If it has a Ford chassis, it has disk brakes. If it was driven any distance to the dealer, the brakes are broken in, and if it is fairly empty, the brakes should be touchy. Be carful doing a panic stop, you could end up with a seatbelt burn, it does stop the quickly, even with anti-lock brakes.
wildmanbaker 08/31/21 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why is the generator cycling??

How frequent is the cycling. Nobody has ask that. Running up and down every second is the air/fuel mix (Carb setting) on a gasoline generator Running at low amprage for oh say 20 hours then Kicking up.. Progressive Dynamics Charge Wizard Running low for oh say an hour then kicking up usually about 3 amps. Fridge auto switched to AC There are more options too. (not sure of the fridge cycle time)Its a Diesel Generator, not gas.
wildmanbaker 07/09/21 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
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