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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 27, 2013, 08:22:53 am
Congrats on your new purchase. We'll have "twins", mine is the same color. It drives great, although I did beef up the suspension a little and also added the option of making the twin beds into a full size sleeping area. Enjoy!! Wave as you drive by exit 71 on 80 in Ohio, I'm only a few miles north of there.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ignition beeping on sprinter on: April 22, 2013, 07:56:00 pm
Does you unit have a Sony/tomtom radio in it. I had mine changed to one from the OEM radio and the Radio beeps three times during power down.
33  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: full bed in a 2552 on: April 22, 2013, 07:50:45 pm
There is a good bit of storage under the one bed (driver's side). And if solo (as I am a great deal of the time) you can also use the bed for storage. The 2552 has quite a bit of storge though, The closet in the bathroom, shirt cabinets over each bed, cabinets over head and also the pull out pantry next to the frig.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: reunion in Petosky, MI on: April 02, 2013, 08:37:58 pm
I'm still considering going but not sure yet. As far as the weather in Upper Michigan in September, average highs are in the mid 60's and lows are in the low 50's. As long as it doesn't rain it will be nice fall weather and the tree colors should be beautiful.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 02, 2013, 08:22:09 pm
Ron,
Breaking down the bed is actually quite simple. The mattresses just slide over to their respective original positions, the plywood slides under the mattress (passenger side) and the three supports lift out of their notches and are store under the lift up storage under the bed (driver side). The two side supports (with notches) remain in place.
BTW, I like what you did with the kitchen drawers, I may look into that as well. I've already used some of your ideas like making the third chair a captains chair, it will be put to good use when my grand-daughter starts camping with me.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 31, 2013, 07:56:52 pm
Tom,
They used Roadmaster bars. I also had them put on Koni shocks, sumo springs and a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer. They weighed each corner and it was similar to weights others have posted. These are with holding tanks empty:
LF-2160, RF-2100
LR-3820, RR-3780

They recommended 65-70psi in each tire.

I wish the files were smaller, I would post the before and after videos but they are both around 600MB. I really notice the difference when cornering, sway has decreased noticeably.
I'll be taking it to the Masters tournament in a week so I'll know more after that but happy so far.
Ron, I wonder the same thing. I don't blame Ford because they don't know what is going to be mounted on the rails but things seem a little undersized to me.


Just an update to the handling additions I added. I just returned from a shake out trip from northwest Ohio (where I live) to Augusta Ga. I took Rt 23 to Rt 33 to Rt 77. My PC handled great, no issues at all. The trhre guys in the back also commented on how well it rode and handled. 77 has some pretty steep grades and the cruise didn't handle those too well but when I turned it off I had no problem. Normally I was cruising around 65mph and the rpm's were staying around 2500. Some of the hills got them slightly over 3000 and speed slowed down slightly but not much. I know there has been many questions about gas mileage also, I averaged about 8.5 mpg for the entire trip of about 1700 miles. Only had about 1000 miles on it before the trip so still some break in going on, but for the grades I was going up it's about what I expected.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 30, 2013, 05:33:47 pm
I took my new 2552 to Mainline Truck and Trailer Service (trained by Henderson). The handling of the 450 was pretty good but wanted to see if improvements could be made. Ended up putting on new front and rear sway bars and a rear trac bar. They mounted a camera under my PC and drove it while taking videos of the front sway bar, both with the original and the new. The original looked like a wet noodle flopping around. I was amazed at the difference in the videos between the original and new sway bars. There was definitely an improvement in the handling as well. I feel it was money well spent.
38  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / full bed in a 2552 on: March 30, 2013, 01:55:09 pm
I added some side supports and cross rails, a piece of plywood and two 13" x 68" mattress pieces to make the twin beds in my 2552 into a full bed. It only takes a short time to set up and tear down so the only time getting to the bathroom is a hassle is at night when set up.
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 13, 2013, 04:16:21 pm
Ron,
The bed was part of it, the other was the diesel. Never had one before and decided the gas was better for me. I just finished making provisions to turn the twin beds into a full size. Makes getting to the rear bath more difficult but I figured it would only be set up at night.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 13, 2013, 03:13:47 pm
Hi,
I'm a long time camper, did the whole progression of tent-pop up-small travel trailer-large travel travel trailer. The kids got old and involved with sports and things and I finally sold the trailer. I've got away from camping for about ten years and then decided I missed it. A few years ago I bought a used 34' class A and after a couple years decided it was too big, traded it in for a 2350 Sprinter. Ended up trading that in for a 2552 and love it so far. The Sprinter just wasn't right for me. I've already done some upgrades since I got it in November getting it ready for this year's camping.
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