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Old 05-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #131
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

video pretty much sums up last post lol


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Old 05-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #132
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

well small setback.. the hitch i have is too narrow.. apparently there is a difference between a hitch for a ford van and a ford cutaway chassis like mine.. of about 6" wider for mine.. largest i can find is Uhaul class 4 hitch.. with an EQ its only good for 10k lbs..
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #133
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well small setback.. the hitch i have is too narrow.. apparently there is a difference between a hitch for a ford van and a ford cutaway chassis like mine.. of about 6" wider for mine.. largest i can find is Uhaul class 4 hitch.. with an EQ its only good for 10k lbs..
Why do you need more than 10k?

A 2 axle trailer about 2500
so that leaves 7500 pounds to haul, that would cover all sports cars,most all vehicles on the road today(except for some trucks and soccer mobiles)
just curious
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #134
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

my rv is 11,000 lbs dry, 1,000lbs hitch weight.

did some digging and found there hasnt been a "class 5" hitch ever made for the vans.. class 4 goes to 10,000 pull 1,000 hitch with a WDH. Also being a "Cab/Chassis" model of E350 it has the wider frame but it isnt really listed for most manufactures. I did find the adjustable ones for motorhomes etc but they are only rated to pull 5,000lbs most likely due to the sliding braces and its adjustability making it weaker.

My father called an old welder buddy of his and going to see if he can custom fab something up for me. NONE of the metal fab shops in town will do it for liability reasons..

so.. anyone want to buy a brand new 73-91 ford VAN hitch? lol
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #135
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Congrats on getting the electrical stuff sorted out! It's nice to feel confident in your vehicle not going "BOOM", isn't it?
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #136
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Congrats on getting the electrical stuff sorted out! It's nice to feel confident in your vehicle not going "BOOM", isn't it?

THAT IS SO TRUE! also love that everything works 100% to! gonna get that AC looked at some day just to make sure..

Also when in regina yesterday I found the "other" goshen bus that was eluding me... nobody around though to bug about it though..

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it is quite easy to build a reciever hitch. you can even buy the square tubing end with the holes, etc instead of making it yourself, and just welding up the rest.
I normally make my own from scratch, but the last time i went to the scrap yard, they had a large pile of them for sale for $50. from the light to the really heavy towing capacity. have to make one for my bus, so i am gonna buy one of theirs after i measure my frame rail, and just redo the attaching end. so you could check scrap yards to see, cause if you find one that is close, it will be easy to do.
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a friend of my fathers is a welder and said he would have a look at it but a whole week gone by and nothing.. said something bout he wanted to see the hitch i had and see what he could do with that.

Im sure a brace of some sort down to a square tubing to hold the 2" receiver would sufficient if enforced enough.
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Had the bus out for an excursion today! 8 of us went out fishing for the day. proved to be a good trip!
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

Okay... THESE ARE CRAP!!



drivers outside dual was down to 10 psi and passenger side was flat! they leak at the valve stem cap! inner dual extension works fine!

I think im gonna find a dealer that will bring in valve stems that are ment for duals and that stick out on their own!! and those rubber stems on it now were a bugger to get any air chuck on.. blah!!
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