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181  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
182  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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183  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...
184  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"??
185  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.
186  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.
187  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.
188  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?


189  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.
190  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Alignment experience on: July 17, 2012, 10:06:17 pm
191  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
192  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
193  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
194  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

195  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 
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