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151  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...
152  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!)
153  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).
154  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.
155  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)> 
156  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
157  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.

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158  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...
159  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"??
160  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.
161  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.
162  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.
163  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

164  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.
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Alignment experience on: July 17, 2012, 10:06:17 pm
Thanks!
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