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151  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: So Your Ford Died And Won't Start. First Try This. on: October 17, 2012, 11:35:17 pm
Thanks Ron...  Good reminder and will look for this on my 350, or should I say FEEL for this switch.  tymoteo and blessing also..
152  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: October 16, 2012, 07:19:13 pm
Yes, I do hope that the price of diesel fuel goes down for many reasons such as those with Sprinters and also our commodities at the grocery stores.  Sadly, today our gas is selling at $3.63 and diesel at $4.19.  Quite a difference!
153  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: October 16, 2012, 07:14:32 pm
Yes, Yes, Yes.... the wait was long, but the fruits were worth it... We went thru the wait earlier this spring/summer, and YES it was worth the wait. I, WE, have not been so satisfied with such a unit as our PC.  Heart Shower

AND the gang over there at PC are right there to help in any issue.....  Now, where can you get service like this now days? 

So YES.. you girls made the right choice indeed. Enjoy!
154  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: The new Xantrex Pro Inverter - how does it work? on: October 08, 2012, 04:30:22 pm
I'll try.... I'll try and answer your questions since I am in electronics..

First of all, the inverter is connected only to some of the AC receptacles in your coach... not all of them (at least this is the way my 2012 2350 is wired.

The inverter can be turned ON or OFF using the push button switch behind the drivers seat.

When on shore AC power, the inverter is not being used and can be shut OFF.

When not on shore AC power, with the inverter turned on, it will provide you with about 1800 watts of power... That is enuf to run a toaster OR, (not AND) coffee maker.

 (Remember 1800 watts is a lot of power drain from your house batteries with these types of appliances. So if dry camping, keep that in mind. If your just going to drive the motor home again once your coffee is brewed and toast toasted, then not to be concerned about battery drain.)

Hope this helps...
155  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Cabinet behind driver's seat in our 2910 on: October 06, 2012, 05:52:39 pm
great job and looks very much PC!  (Now maybe I have a new winter wood project?  this is if I am home long enough and not bumming in our PC!)
156  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: America the Beautiful Senior Pass on: October 05, 2012, 07:00:16 pm
Ha ha Ron... you will get there soon enuf!!!  But this Pass is really great for us as we do mostly dry camping at NF campgrounds... They are great if this is your style of camping. (won't go into detail because I believe most know what I am saying).
157  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New member/owner on: September 24, 2012, 08:20:49 am
So far with my 2012 2350, I have added the Blue Ox Trax Bar, Bilstein Shocks (Front only) and of course a "front end alignment".

I was told by the alignment place that my "ball joints" is my biggest handling problem.  Being a new vehicle, he said they are very tight, and causing "oversteering".  He was correct, as when I got a few thousand miles on it, they did loosen up somewhat, (especially coming home once on the Minnesota rough I90). But I feel they are still not normal as the steering still appears abnormally tight. So will just put more miles on it and see it that improves. 

I like the Bilstein shocks so well on the front, that I am going to get a set now for the rear. They seem to improve the ride and reduce the swaying...

As far as the anti-sway bar goes.... I don't think it is worth the money for third party replacement. Took a micrometer on my stock ones and compared that to the rather expensive third party ones, and wasn't much difference in diameter...  Remember Ford now puts these bars on the later year vehicles... Was not true earlier. I think good shocks such as the Bilstein are more effective. Read the testimonials on them.
158  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New member/owner on: September 22, 2012, 08:27:42 am
Yes you did!  We ordered our 2350 this year and took possession in June... coming from a Rialta, we are very very pleased with our unit.... You will get yours just in time to make the trek south with us hey?   (We however don't go south till about Feb and then our destination is Arizona/NM)> 
159  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Solar Panels on: September 07, 2012, 09:59:17 am
Finished mounting two 100 watt and one 80 watt panels on the new rig. Kind of stressful whenever one has to drill holes in the roof of a new machine, but thanks to Kermit for sending me the roof drawing, it was quite easy to find the studs (Studfinder BTW did work up there.).  Used white RV caulk and 1/4" lag bolts.

BTW... if you follow the #6 black and red wire, you can see where I fished it into the motorhome. On the 2350 this worked pretty slick. Just remember to seal the exit location of the poop pipe once you get inside.   nod
160  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Shoe Closet (my version) on: September 07, 2012, 09:50:15 am
Thanks to all who inspired me by your version of a shoe closet. Here is my version... Slightly too large, but it is easily removed thanks to the base fastened by two 1/2" wing nuts.  I built a platform that is screwed to the wall 2x2's (found inside the kick panel), so I didn't have to drill holes in the floor to mount it.

The last photo shows storage in the back for two service eat trays and a laptop desk.

Remember, you must be logged in to view the pictures.
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pedal Extenders on: August 24, 2012, 09:21:41 pm
ok gotcha... you raised your 450 seat 3" cuz it was too low for ya to be confortable!  I would like to lower mine about that much.....  Measuring other vehicles is a good idea...
162  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pedal Extenders on: August 24, 2012, 05:57:45 pm
Your a pretty tall feller and so am wondering why your built up the floor and pedals.  I am only 5'6" and I built mine up so I could have the seat back farther so steering wheel wasn't in my face. Also I don't have power seats and I feel the seat is a bit high.  So I built up the floor with a couple of pieces of carpet under the mat.  You must have felt the floor was a bit low also to build it up 3"??
163  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pedal Extenders on: August 21, 2012, 12:22:09 pm
Extended mine for the same reason... used 2x2 blocks to fit the same size as the pedals and painted them black. Gas one I cut groves in it.

Brake I cut a piece of plastic same size as the brake boot cover slips over, so I could place the brake boot cover over the extended pedal.  Works great and looks normal. But can be easily reverse engineered.
164  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.
165  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.
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