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Old 08-19-2019, 01:44 PM   #21
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then headed out to the truck stop to get everything weighed
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:46 PM   #22
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the ride out was great, little coach pulled the toon with ease...truck blow by was minimal , and required no driver adjustment...
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:50 PM   #23
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on the scales, the bt came in under weight, total was only 16,460 lbs, trailer axel...6320lbs,... drive axel...7500lbs,....and steer axel 2640....so with out any more suspension mods it was great,... but I have helwig sway bars, super springs and sumo's to install..
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:46 PM   #24
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got the super springs in, easy install , I put them at the lowest setting...raised the rear 2''...so a little more clearance pulling out of drive ways...
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:29 PM   #25
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installed the helwig sway bars...night and day difference, I would say if you only did one thing...do the sway bars...
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:10 AM   #26
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Thanks for all the updates. Did you get the Helwig front sway bar for the Ford F-53 Motorhome Chassis (1 3/4 diameter) ?
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:21 AM   #27
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Thanks for all the updates. Did you get the Helwig front sway bar for the Ford F-53 Motorhome Chassis (1 3/4 diameter) ?
No, I got the one for the E350/450 chassis 1.5 inch, works great...
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:14 AM   #28
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UPS says I'll get the new bilstien shocks today...these class c's have a harsh ride, I think it's the shocks... so I find out soon...
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:19 PM   #29
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Doesn't seem to be much interest in this thread.... anyway.... got the new bilstien shocks on.... what a huge difference in the ride quality... smoothed the roads right out...the other thing I did was seal the window shut on the passenger side also.. the glass bows and cause's a huge wind leak, so now both sides on the front section are sealed shut...
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:52 AM   #30
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So I've been doing research on the front spring problem... I got on fords web site and found spring specs...there are 7 different springs available for the e350 chassis... mine a 2020 but I looked up and found info for a 2019... should be the same....anyway... when doing springs the first think you need to know is how much it weighs....on mine... the front axel is at 3000 lbs , then when I put the boat on back it drops to 2640 lbs....to find out the spring rate, you have to have either the spring part number, or the wire size...in my case, the wire size is .79... that is a 2900 lb spring, so X2 =5800 lbs..... there's the problem...that's about a 3000 lb too stiff of a spring... also that spring is not a variable rate it's constant...now, here's how I select the right spring... not always spot on with the first try, but close...with the front weight of 3000lbs, I add 10%..so 3300 lb spring should be right.....moog has 4 different springs for the e series...the part# cc81372...is a 1250 lb spring.. so X2 it's at 2500lbs...too soft...the rates are as follows....cc81370 =1523 lbs,...cc81368.. 1708 lbs,...cc81366.....1893 lbs...So with my weight of 3000 lbs....I gonna start with the cc81368...that puts me at 3416lbs of spring rate....which is close to my 3300lb need,...they are variable rate springs so the ride quality will be a huge gain...with that choice if I find it too soft or too harsh....there is a spring to go either way...the springs cost 95 bucks shipped to my door..and super easy to install...fingers cross'd that they work on the first try...
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:30 AM   #31
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MORE WWTT ( WHAT WERE THEY THINKING) !!!!!!

while under my coach, the exhaust was rattling every where... the added to the ford exhaust.... about 15' of tail pipe with 2 90's,,,,so I cut it off and re did it...about 10 ' shorter..
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:24 AM   #32
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another WWTT!!!! not only is this total wrong in many ways,.....but also good way to make you sick...I found that the water tank fill was lower that the water tank...because of this, every time you take off, water goes all over the side of the rv, that and if you park on a hill the water siphons out of the tank...next ,... the water sits in the fill hose and gets mold....
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:39 AM   #33
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So here's what happens.... the water tank is small to begin with, and where the fill neck is,... you can only fill 3/4 of the tank,... and while driving, you get to the camp site with half a tank of water,... the mold in the fill hose gets washed into the water take every time you fill it.... I personaly never drink the water out of RV's for this reason,.. we use bottled water for everything we injest...drinking this water will have you running like a wooden leg indian to the throne....

keep in mind this is a brand new coach...2020
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:50 AM   #34
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I'll take more pics of the water tank fix when the sun comes up,..

but here's another "WWTT"... the sofa jack knife beds…...horrible..they built the beds with different foam on the seat backs.... so when you make it into a bed...half is hard foam, the other is soft...impossible to lay on... the foam needs to be the same so when laid flat it becomes a bed...as is now.... you have to try to stay on the firm part , which is about 24'' wide...

I don't know how I will attack this problem yet,... might have to go to an upholstery shop and have them try to match the foam.... or get new furniture that is useable as a bed...
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:37 PM   #35
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Bed issue sounds the same as our 2003 B+...looks just like yours but has a slide out dinette.

We lived with it on an 8 month trip to Alaska and for the last 4+ years of traveld ....survived but are hoping to do something different. Been using eggcrate padding in multiple layers...yuk.

Keep posting your updates.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:43 PM   #36
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So I've been doing research on the front spring problem... I got on fords web site and found spring specs...there are 7 different springs available for the e350 chassis... mine a 2020 but I looked up and found info for a 2019... should be the same....anyway... when doing springs the first think you need to know is how much it weighs....on mine... the front axel is at 3000 lbs , then when I put the boat on back it drops to 2640 lbs....to find out the spring rate, you have to have either the spring part number, or the wire size...in my case, the wire size is .79... that is a 2900 lb spring, so X2 =5800 lbs..... there's the problem...that's about a 3000 lb too stiff of a spring... also that spring is not a variable rate it's constant...now, here's how I select the right spring... not always spot on with the first try, but close...with the front weight of 3000lbs, I add 10%..so 3300 lb spring should be right.....moog has 4 different springs for the e series...the part# cc81372...is a 1250 lb spring.. so X2 it's at 2500lbs...too soft...the rates are as follows....cc81370 =1523 lbs,...cc81368.. 1708 lbs,...cc81366.....1893 lbs...So with my weight of 3000 lbs....I gonna start with the cc81368...that puts me at 3416lbs of spring rate....which is close to my 3300lb need,...they are variable rate springs so the ride quality will be a huge gain...with that choice if I find it too soft or too harsh....there is a spring to go either way...the springs cost 95 bucks shipped to my door..and super easy to install...fingers cross'd that they work on the first try...
OK, springs came in yesterday,... got them installed today....world of difference..nice smooth ride, stable and doesn't jar on every bump...might be just a tad too stiff, but I'm gonna run them and give them a chance to settle in...again, the one's I got were the MOOG CC81368
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:00 PM   #37
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Got the water tank issue fixed.... now the water stays in the tank, and none on the side of the coach...
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:12 PM   #38
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another WWTT.....the over head tv cabinet...these coach's are lacking storage...they built a cabinet for the tv, with 2 side cabinets.... real small, and the space behind is huge...but you can't get in there,.. the other thing was the rattles and wind noise..horrible,... when you hit a bump it sounded like a board was loose and banging on the roof,... that and the sound of metal banging around...so I took it apart and sound deadened the fiber glass, I'm making the tv on a cabinet door that swings up for storage... other wise there is no place for bedding and towels and such.... when I took it apart, didn't find the squirrel , but I found the nuts he left up there... 3 nyloc nuts laying on the metal roof...
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:13 PM   #39
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Bed issue sounds the same as our 2003 B+...looks just like yours but has a slide out dinette.

We lived with it on an 8 month trip to Alaska and for the last 4+ years of traveld ....survived but are hoping to do something different. Been using eggcrate padding in multiple layers...yuk.

Keep posting your updates.
thanks for posting.... I had an 03.... way better quality then the 2020
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:02 AM   #40
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We took care of the water spilling and sloshing out with a cork on the vent and a really tight cap on the fill port . ..just have to remember to remove the cork periodically so there isn't a vacuum being created when using water....inconvenient but a way easier and less expensive fix.

Everyone we met with this rv has had the same water sloshing out complaint.....
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