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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 04, 2014, 06:15:39 pm
Just did it. Yes, initially love the new shift points and actually now using all six speeds. It always bothered me to have the tranny drop out of sixed gear over a little change in throttle or incline.  Now it stays locked longer which certainly should help the fuel economy.  Going down to Arkansas next week so will report after that.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Bumper on: June 04, 2014, 06:00:44 pm
Yes Ron know what your saying, but the color is actually closer to the body color. Pic is a bit off. But like your pic and comment!
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 04, 2014, 09:12:14 am
This is what I did, and as I mentioned, 40 lbs made the ride normal but still raised the rear 2".
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Bumper on: June 03, 2014, 10:26:25 pm
Here is a better view.
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 03, 2014, 06:07:29 pm
Ron, I just installed Firestone air bags.  At first I did 60 lbs which did raise the rear some 2" needed.
But yes, it certainly did make for a stiff ride back there.  So next I reduced the air to 40 lbs.  Surprisingly, that didn't lower the rear.  (I made before and after measurements). But that 40lbs, returned the ride back there to what I would say normal.  So I'm happy with the bags.  Installation wasn't all that bad ether.

Denny and Barb
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Rear Bumper on: June 03, 2014, 08:49:12 am
Since I am a klutze when backing at times, I build a rear bumper.  Its mounted high enough to clear the rear receiver. Bumper is made of 3 one inch red oak laminated together about 4" high, mounted on both ends of the receiver using drop hitches and appropriate laminated oak blocks to give it the proper placement.
I know this isn't a project for everyone since I'm a woodworker, but thought I would share as the material could as well be steel.

Denny and Barb
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: still enjoying the southwest in our PC on: March 07, 2014, 12:28:05 pm
Mike, wasn't easy. First night at six flags was -10 below!!
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / still enjoying the southwest in our PC on: March 06, 2014, 06:50:36 pm
Hi all,  Barb and I are still cruising the SW in our PC.  Left the terrible winter in northern Wisconsin February 6,and not slated to return till the winter subsided somewhere around end of april.  (I know it maybe June this year)  Smile

Pic is of Chiricahua NP Arizona.
54  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Dash Kits on: January 23, 2014, 02:40:44 pm
Did something like that from a kit from them. Am happy with results.  I have pictures posted on forum here.

55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Terrible Weather on: January 08, 2014, 09:09:22 pm
Well, I got out of Dodge, (central Wisconsin),just in time, to spend 11days on a missions trip in the Dominican republic here. Hopefully it will be more normal when I return.  But ether way, Feb the PC will be heading to the SW..
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter question on: January 02, 2014, 08:20:27 pm
We live in the frozen tundra.  All we do is use a timer for control of house batteries.  Xmas dawn/dusk timer set to 6hours seems to two month do the trick.   Engine is started and ran for 30 minutes every month or so.
Works for us.

57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Doghouse insulation project (background post 1) on: December 25, 2013, 01:40:39 pm
Yes Mark. Great job, and will also be doing this when warmth comes to the frozen tundra.  I too have hearing loss but in both. Guess too many rock n rolls of the 60s and then had my own when louder was better!. I now have one bionic ear, but should have two. Lots of disadvantages, but one advantage is crowd noise gets to unbearable all one has to do is hit the switch.

Even with bionic, it is still a strain to hear my wife's higher pitched voice when traveling in the PC.
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 24, 2013, 10:29:00 pm
Thanks John.  I don't like changing tires up here in the frozen tundra this time of year.  We will be leaving for Arizona area next month and like to get the tires changed when we get back.

59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Doghouse insulation project (summary) on: December 24, 2013, 09:59:07 pm
Skipper, your going into the right direction as little as I know about this.  But yes it does take a 3db change in sound for the human ear to notice a change.

Thanks and keep us updated.

Ever since your mission to lower cab noise, I have been trying to notice where most of the noise is coming from......  Guess I have concluded that a bunch of it is yes, coming from the mirrors.  But I also hear a lot from the tires on different interstate pavements.  Especially up here in the north where they purposely grove the pavement to counter black ice.

60  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SCAN GAUGE II Mounting in your RV on: December 20, 2013, 12:11:24 pm
Nice engineering David!
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