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151  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cover for storage on: August 16, 2012, 06:06:39 pm
I agree... as I spent $2200 for a nice carport installed on my property that houses my RV and pickup.
152  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Battery Charging on: August 15, 2012, 07:30:18 pm
I just use a cheap Harbor Freight code reader... (The Rialta VW engine, that we had before this wonderful PC,  always seemed to bring up a code).    With it, one can read and clear codes... Cost less than $50 on sale.
153  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: July 28, 2012, 10:55:50 pm
Thanks for the insight on the Sprinter.  Was not aware that the gov set even tighter limits on diesels that apparently lowered the HP output of the engines. Well that just about kills the good fuel mileage attraction.  Also the upcharge for that drivetrain and the extra cost of the fuel, I don't see much advantage over the V10.  I have to make that drivetrain decision just a few months ago when I order my 2350, and guess I am not sorry I went with the V10.  Coming off of a rather fragile drivetrain in my Rialta (VW Eurovan), I was ready to get into something huskier with a bit power to spare.  Also, it seemed like with the VW, replacement parts were much more expensive and even finding service was a problem.  Lots of VW dealers didn't want to look at the Eurovan, especiallty since it had a house on its back. Tires was another problem. In Europe one could pick the up maybe on any street corner... but not here in the U.S. 

I have not heard what the new Ford chassis is all about. Maybe your talking about the larger van that is suppose to be here next year?

Thanks

154  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Our 2910 Single slide on: July 25, 2012, 08:39:41 am
Good Job / Nice ideas.... keep em coming.
155  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Alignment experience on: July 17, 2012, 10:06:17 pm
Thanks!
156  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Alignment experience on: July 17, 2012, 05:59:44 pm
I have driven Fords all my life, and have to admit that some (E-150, Windstar, now the  E350), are not good handlers.

The alignment guy I took this 2350 to is one guy (family owned) that I can trust.  He was the only place in the city that could get my E150 conv van to handle that I bought. I took it to Ford twice, with no success. Finally my brother, who works for Ford said take it to this guy.  I did, and he fixed the handling issue. Don't remember exactly what he did, but he had to bend something!

My alignment cost $77 with tax.  I may think about calling Kermit about this and see what he says. I want to get a wiring diagram for the coach anyway...   Is the best way to call Kermit is to call the PC number and then just ask for him?  You know... what I also need is some PC literature.  I have people goggling over the PC just about every place I go. In just a few weeks, I probably have shown the inerds to a dozen people.
Denny and Barb
157  Main Forum / General Discussion / Alignment experience on: July 17, 2012, 09:11:10 am
Ok all... thanks for the "handling issue" help.   Installed the  Blue Ox Tracbar and that seemed to help.  Yesterday filled the tanks and had the front end aligned.  Had a bad toe-in I was told, and this alignment seemed to help quite a bit.   However. after they took it out for a test drive, he mentioned that my steering is tight and jerky which causes over-steering.  (I noticed this myself)  He said with only 1500 miles on the unit, the ball joints are too tight yet and should free themselves up within the next couple of thousand miles. He said they (the original no-zert fitting types) start out too tight and later they become too loose, and the zert type is better.

I did initially try and get Ford to warranty the alignment.  This is what I was told by two Ford dealerships.  They were willing to run it thru on warranty  at both shops.  However, the 2350 is too long for the car shops and I would need to take it to a Auth Ford Truck repair shop.  So I called a Ford dealership that has truck repair facilities. They could do the work, but they don't or can't do warranty work!  Figure that one out?  I asked where then do I get warranty work done on this vehicle and guess it is not at the truck shop because they are not setup to do any warranty work.  But guess were then at the mercy of the car shop if they can work on a vehicle this large.   Anyone else have experiences with this? 

Denny and Barb
158  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leaving today to pick up our new baby! on: July 09, 2012, 12:59:08 pm
Your picking yours up almost a month after we did our.  Enjoy... know the feeling that the day would never come!

Denny and Barb
159  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: My 2350 got weigh today on: July 08, 2012, 10:08:12 pm
Barry... I did exactly the same as you did... Ended up with 55Front 65Rear and took it for a drive. Handled better than it did with the 75-85 that was in there.   Like I said... may try and get front end aligned this week and go from there.  But at least I have some idea of the weight I am *(and your are also) hauling around on the tires.   Thanks

160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 08, 2012, 08:19:52 pm
Nicely said...  I buy synthetic oil when on sale at Menards for almost the same price as reg oil. 
I like the fact that when we do our winter excursion from Wisconsin to Arizona, I don't need to be concerned about oil changes.

Denny and Barb 
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / My 2350 got weigh today on: July 08, 2012, 07:42:04 pm
Hi all,

Weigh my 2012 2350 today with a full tank of gas and full water tank.   Also all our junk is now in place in coach.   (Reason doing  this is because still having some handling issues even after the track bar installed. Have not had the front end aligned as of yet.)

I have a truck scale just across the street from me, so it was convenient to take it over there after church today.   Here are the results:

Total 10880
Rear  7800
Front 3000
Left Rear 3880
Right Rear 3680
Left Front 1580
Right Front 1720

Now armed with all these figures, going to the Michelin Tire charts for the Lt 225 75R 16 at the website :  http://www.michelinrvtires.com/michelinrv/tires-retreads/load-inflation-tables.jsp

we find that I should be running 40lbs in the front and 60 in the rear?   Did I figure this correctly?
Any thoughts?   Seems a bit low for the front.

Thanks
Denny and Barb
162  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 08, 2012, 07:24:36 pm
At 7500 miles it is turning out to be a bigger deal getting service than I expected.

Is there list of Ford dealers that can handle RV's?

Are quick change places like JiffyLube, Wallmart, etc. A possibility for just an oil/filer change?



I just looked underneath at my upcoming oil change in about 6500 miles.  Piece of cake... don't even need ramps. (Ramps would put oil filter and oil plug out of the reach of my short arms! ha ha)

I have been doing my oil changes most of my life myself.  Reason being, when I ever did take a vehicle in for oil change I got shorted on oil or service was not so good.  Living in Wisconsin, I try and time oil changes in spring and fall and most of the time use synthetic.  So my new 2350 will get the same treatment..  BTW the oil filter is finally placed in a good spot and in a position where one does not oil himself replacing it.

Denny
163  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Newbie very interested in the 2552... on: July 07, 2012, 05:42:10 pm
My vote goes for the leather all around... Stuart was very helpful when we ordered our unit two months ago, and one of his suggestions was the leather.  Am so glad we did, as we love it.

Denny and Barb
164  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cloths Chute for 2350. on: July 07, 2012, 05:35:56 pm
I find it kind of fun exploring new cubbies that can be used for something.  When space is precious, every square foot (maybe even sq inch) is like a glass of water in the desert!  Smile 

Today mounted a 84 watt solar panel on the roof.  Want to have about 300 watts up there eventually.  Ran two #6 wires up thru the black tank vent so as not to put any more holes up there than necessary. The charge controller (40 amp)  can be seen in one of the pictures mounted right rear of bed. 
165  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Table leg storage on: July 05, 2012, 10:22:07 pm
This is just a bit of velcor use in order to store the pedestals with the table legs.  Tying a bit of velcor around on one  the the feet and using a tie-wrap to fix it there, the velcor can then be wrapped around all three feet keeping the behaved while not in use, but still stored with their legs.  
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