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151  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

152  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 
153  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
154  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
155  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
156  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. 
157  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.  
158  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Cloths Chute for 2350. on: July 05, 2012, 10:15:09 pm
Barb and I have owned our 2012 2350 for about a month now and enjoying using it and also furnishing it.  We have enjoyed the many hints and tips found on this forum, implement some of them... Now maybe it is time to give-back with idea's we have.

Daughter and family bought a 24' camper two weeks ago that had a cloths chute.  I thought, what a great idea to have a place for the dirty cloths to get them out of the living area of the camper.  But our 2350 had none. 

Looking around inside the 2350 for extra area's (We came from 7 years in a Winn Rialta, and know the joys of finding new cubby holes to store stuff!), I see room under the bed.  This is room there that could be used if a little re-arranging of a head duct and CO2 unit.  Moving both of them to the left opens up a 12x12 space enough to tack in a laundry bag of your choice and have a clothes chute.  Add a nice door and your set.

Also, there is room on both the left and right side of the water tank for long narrow items such as kayak paddles and I even shoved in the life jackets.   

Oh... fixing some hinges on the bed board allows one easy access to all the stuff stored under there like the paddles, jackets and electrical equipment, *(especially if one need to service them).

Below is some pictures... not good quality as my camera broke and at the mercy of the cell ph.

enjoy
Denny and Barb
159  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mounting Solar Panels on: June 25, 2012, 10:20:07 pm
Thanks everyone... Going shopping tomorrow for the sealant.  I do have Kermit's roof drawing.

Thanks
Denny and Barb
160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Mounting Solar Panels on: June 25, 2012, 08:22:20 am
Does anyone have experience with the proper way to mount solar panels to the roof of the PC? Kermit gave the the structure diagram.  But what caulking (maybe the same pourable that is on there?).

Also... what material is the roof made of.... some kind of plastic or fiberglass?  Mine (2012) has a wrinkle type finish.

Thanks
Denny and Barb
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got our Baby home! on: June 12, 2012, 06:57:57 pm
Well thanks  ThankYou ThankYou  for all the fine helpful comments.  I am loading the girl up as we speak to get her up to NORMAL weight and then will take your advice to first have the alignment done... OH... first I will lower the tire pressure (especially the front which is way over according to the door sticker), then get an alignment and then try better shocks and then the sway bar.... thanks...

Denny and Barb
162  Main Forum / General Discussion / Got our Baby home! on: June 11, 2012, 11:18:23 pm
Barb and I picked our new 2350 up at PC on Wed and then took the long way home thru Michigan camping a few days at Sleeping Bear NS.

Have to say the purchase day was very uneventful with the PC staff being very helpful.

This is a nice quality coach with the added benefit that we could design it ourselves adding and deleting what we need and use.

As I have noted with other posts, the handling is a bit to be desired.  Apparently I should maybe do a wheel alignment and maybe have some heavy duty suspension changed.   Air pressure in tires appear to be 80 front and 70 rear. I may play with that a bit, since the door sticker shows somewhat less than that.  Anyone else have similar experiences and what seemed to give you the most punch for the buck? 

Denny and Barb 
163  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wooopee... My PC is done on the 6th JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: June 02, 2012, 01:04:37 pm
thanks as those were some of the spots we were eying up along the way. Pict Rocks is one of our favorites and try to visit each year. But now I want to see some of those lighthouses and especially the shipwreck... thanks
Denny and Barb
164  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: aimee rocks on: June 01, 2012, 11:01:27 pm
Yes thanks ThankYou Aimee for keeping this place clean and on track.

Denny
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wooopee... My PC is done on the 6th JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: June 01, 2012, 10:54:42 pm
THANKS  ThankYou everyone... were excited.  Today spent decommissioning our Rialta to take it down there in trade.  After we pick up the new PC, we will be taking our time back to Wisconsin via lower Michigan to the U.P. and then back into Wisconsin. Maybe want to follow the lake as muchas we can.

Denny
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