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Lwiddis

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Posted: 09/28/22 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One bad experience with a Ford chassis, as told to you by a friend so it’s all second hand, doesn’t make this machine one to avoid by speculating all Fords are unreliable.


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As others have said, a MH warranty begins on the date of sale to the first retail purchaser, NOT when the chassis is delivered to the RV manufacturer. That doesn't apply sometimes, or even usually, but ALWAYS.


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Dr Quick wrote:

A friend of mine bought a new Jayco Class ‘A’ Motor Home in mid year 2020. Recently while on a trip the right front wheel bearings went out, and he came very close to a catastrophic accident as the tire was just seconds away from blowing while he was driving on the interstate. Vehicle only had 20,000 miles on it.

I also wonder if this problem would apply to all Class A?


I don't understand. How can your friend know that his right front tire was seconds from blowing out while the right front wheel bearings were going bad? Did the right front wheel wheel lock up, depart the axle, . . . . orrrrr, . . . . . something else? Please explain.

I've owned a 1999 Ford F-53 chassis since 2011 (N=1) with over 90,000 miles on it and never had or heard of this issue. Anything's possible though. IME, bad wheel bearings may get red hot, but they usually make a lot of speed dependent grinding/clunking/howling/leaking/vibration before something catastrophic occurs. I'd suggest getting some first hand info with photos before throwing lightning bolts at Ford Motor Co. and their F-53 chassis.

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dodge guy wrote:

Yes, the 3/36 chassis warranty is good from the date of retail sale to the first customer, not the builder!
Someone at the dealer doesn’t know what they are doing.


Or they are just trying to avoid a warranty repair that is not as profitable as a retail repair. Local dealer tried to pull that on me with my pickup... I got Ford Corporate involved, they told the dealer to fix it.


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JoeH wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Yes, the 3/36 chassis warranty is good from the date of retail sale to the first customer, not the builder!
Someone at the dealer doesn’t know what they are doing.


Or they are just trying to avoid a warranty repair that is not as profitable as a retail repair. Local dealer tried to pull that on me with my pickup... I got Ford Corporate involved, they told the dealer to fix it.


The local Ford dealer needs to have facilities that will accommodate an oversize/overweight vehicle. Not all do. Agreed, warranty repairs are often a loser ($$$.$$) when compared to full boat customer pay retail repairs. Warranty repairs are part of the deal that Ford dealers must agree with to become a Ford dealer.

Where is the original poster in this thread? So far, me thinks this is just inflammatory nonsense.

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The Basic rule to be a Motorhome Ford warranty dealer is the capability to have high enough space and the lifts capable of lifting a Motorhome. MOST Ford dealers do not have this capability. Doug

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Our local Ford Dealer, had the big bays and a lift for MHs, but took it out for more service for pickups and cars. What does that tell you?


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wildmanbaker wrote:

Our local Ford Dealer, had the big bays and a lift for MHs, but took it out for more service for pickups and cars. What does that tell you?


He did not have the amount of Motorhome service to justify the space and could utilize the old space with better economic results. Doug

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Couple of questions come to mind. Unless the bad bearings was super heating the wheel and thus the tire, why was it 'seconds' from blowing and causing the 'catastrophic' accident? Should he not have heard and or felt the bearing going out long before it reached the point of heating enough to cause the tire to blow?
Is the description of the incident being enhanced as it was being related to the OP from the driver? Not sure why the MH would need to be put on a jack just to change the bearing or the front spindle. Confusing post in the details

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Horsedoc wrote:

Couple of questions come to mind. Unless the bad bearings was super heating the wheel and thus the tire, why was it 'seconds' from blowing and causing the 'catastrophic' accident? Should he not have heard and or felt the bearing going out long before it reached the point of heating enough to cause the tire to blow?
Is the description of the incident being enhanced as it was being related to the OP from the driver? Not sure why the MH would need to be put on a jack just to change the bearing or the front spindle. Confusing post in the details


You do NOT understand why the MH would have to be on a Jack to "just change the bearing or Spindle"???? You should not be posting about things you are not knowledgeable of. I bet you can change your Auto tires when flat without a jack also[emoticon]

LAST, funny the OP has not come back. Sounds like a troll, disparaging Ford. Doug

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