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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pin hole in the Sani Con hose on: July 28, 2014, 07:22:39 pm
Question, where are these sheet metal screws that are causing this problem.  Looked on my rig today and didn't find any con the vicinity of the hose.

17  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 20, 2014, 07:23:47 pm
Congrats Janey for getting ready for a PC. Barb and I also came from a Rialta.  Ours was a 99 and had 87k on it. We traded it in, and felt we got a good trade in offer.  Actually, PC asked us to name our price range that we were looking to get, and they excepted!  That worked for us.

Give them a try..
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar installation on: June 15, 2014, 12:35:30 am
I installed 3 100 watt panels on mine.  I used Kermit's roof drawing to hit the studs. Unfortunately, I used too long screws and pierced the AC wire.  No harm done as we didn't order an AC.  But if we ever feel we need one, we would have to do some fancy wiring.

I think I would try what others have done by just silicon'ing the panels to the roof on proper standoffs.  Thereby eliminating the wiring problem.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do couples seem to bicker more often while on the road? on: June 15, 2014, 12:23:28 am
Good thread as our kids have asked us the same.  We, meaning, Barb and I, tell them yes.  Then we say... BUT, we soon realize that we both know what trips each others wire.  And really, do we ever gain or win any prize by tripping their wire??  After all, we have been married a few decades.  So we come to the conclusion that really, this is a fallen world, and if we think our spouse should be perfect, well then, HOW about myself?  And Wow that hits me right between the eyes.

An RV is a confined unit.  We are living much closer to our God given spouse.  We... Need to be patient an loving, caring spouses to make this work!  Right? 

So, for Barb and I, this has brought us closer, closer than ever together, in our 45 years together.  Thanks PC!

That's our story, and were sticking to it.  It works for us.  We spend 3 months winter and maybe one month in our PC throughout the year.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 15, 2014, 12:06:33 am
BandD...  Yep filled out the calibration request.  And that is when I learned from emailing 5star that motor homes usually only need one tune.  Cuz.. Our load is always the same. Go figure. We are not a pickup truck! I did ask for a 89 tune, that they gave me.  Doubt if I ever use it.

Bowtorc....  Yep, they programmed the SCT X4 for me.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 13, 2014, 06:37:02 pm
I see your concern Ron, so if u want to pursue this product further, I would suggest calling or emailing them. They are good people to talk to. Websites sometimes leave too much tech stuff out.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 13, 2014, 06:30:09 pm
Bobander, I would like to disagree/and/or/agree big time, but I have nothing to tow.😁😁
But good information to pass on. Am sure many are afraid of the mountains, and you gave confidence.  Thanks
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 13, 2014, 08:40:16 am
Jan and Dick, sorry we got off your question.  Is there then anyone out there that pulled a toed over some interstate highway mountain passes?
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 13, 2014, 08:37:25 am
Thanks, yep see that also. Can't find our V10 though.  Maybe I did something wrong.😮
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 12, 2014, 07:18:30 pm
My bro who is a mechanic for Ford says its the torque that makes the difference, in power, hill climbing.  He says HP figures are so extorted.  I don't know! But maybe something to Google?  The torque figures 420 vs. 457 is not seemingly to be a large difference.  Don't know.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 12, 2014, 06:52:00 pm
Thanks... I have to be a believer☺
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 12, 2014, 05:33:57 pm
Bobander, I would also like to disagree and / or agree, but can't find any info except from another forum.😟

Can you point me to a legit source of info, where you gathered this?
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 12, 2014, 09:34:30 am
Hey guys, the website may not be the clearest, but basically you buy the tuner and they install the proper program in it.  So when you get the unit, u plug it into the OBD port of your my.  Located just under the staring wheel.  Then turn it on and follow the prompts.  First, it downloads your mh old program, and saves it, then uploads the new program.  Since the ECU (vehicle onboard computer system), controls everything, transmission is fed a new program also.  One can change back to the original program at any time, and they suggest you do that if taking vehicle in for any engine work. 

Hope that explains some of the questions.  To me, the 10% mileage improvement was icing on the cake, as better engine and transmission performance was what I was looking for.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 11, 2014, 06:36:36 pm
OK the numbers are in. After 700 miles of various driving conditions, I averaged 10.8 mpg.  I think this was a good test, as this drive included cross head winds, AC used mostly, today had many inclines, speed about 64 with cruise on and today with the Missouri hills, I sling shot'd many with speeds in excess of 70.

I would say without the Tune, the mileage would be a bit under 10, under these driving conditions.

But, I'm enjoying the added engine performance or torque, and the nice transmission shift attitude. 

Tom, here is the link that should answer your questions.  If not shoot me a email.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 11, 2014, 08:16:41 am
Jan and Dick, Barb and I just did I-70 in April, returning to Wisconsin's.  My only fears were snowy roads. But it was a beautiful sunny winter day up at the Vail Pass.  Was many many feet of snow there yet.  The Vail rest area was completely covered by with snow, but it was open and being used.  Almost tunnels to get to the door. ☺
But your worried the the V-10 won't be up to the climb.  We don't tow, so I don't know how that effects it, but by itself, that engine pretty much plays with this coach.  We love mountains, so we are always ether going up or down somewhere.  Many inclines much worse than the interstate system. Never a concern.  Have plenty of power to spare.  They put this engine in 30+ class A's, and you know they tow..  Would say you will be remarkably surprised.  Let us know, when you return.  That's a beautiful drive.
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