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RedRollingRoadblock

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Posted: 06/23/20 10:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

Not enough of a change to be excited about!
Let’s see independent front suspension, and an air ride option. Maybe they can gear them properly, many are under geared which makes them extremely slow, and OD useless. Not too mention having to turn on Tow Haul every time you start it!

The air ride option might be sooner than some think.
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Ford’s 7.3L engine, an integrated air compressor will be available for the first time for the 2022 model year. The compressor can be used to power air brakes, air suspension, and other accessories like air horns or air ride seats. Currently, air brakes are only available on diesel-powered trucks.
https://www.truckinginfo.com/352305/ford........unces-new-options-for-medium-duty-lineup

While it doesn't say that it will be offered on the F53 it doesn't rule it out.

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I certainly hope it's in the works. I've been complaining about the harsh ride for years. And I just bought mine last year! I've driven them before and ridden in them. Yes it's bad enough that it far overdue!


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Throws a wrench in my shopping. might mean that leftover 2020 models could be discounted as demand for the newer chassis rises once word gets out of the changes. But then why would I buy a 2021 when the 2022 might get air bags and air brakes?


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I think they are talking about gas chassis that have IFS no DPs. I know of no gas unit with IFS.

Blaster Man wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Not enough of a change to be excited about!
Let’s see independent front suspension, and an air ride option.

That would be a HUGE cost increase ! One of the reasons that the F53 sells well is it low cost compared to other manufacturers.

(Do ANY Class A's actually have independent front suspension ?)


Most of the larger Class A RVs have IFS.



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The Chevy/Workhorse P chassis had IFS. NOT a poster child for a good gas chassis!

The Workhorse W with solid front axle was a real step up.


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Yep, the workhorse wasn't the best chassis. I think it was just the 1 ton front suspension that was used?
Ford could do it if they wanted too. Just make it robust and don't make it marginal!

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