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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2100 driveability on: January 13, 2017, 12:19:24 pm
Personal expectations are important that some folks understand they're built on truck suspensions and just tolerate their ride and handling as Americans used to put up with domestic small cars.  Thankfully competition required manufacturers to improve the cars but untill somebody actually builds motorhomes that ride like SUVs we're stuck with aftermarket mitigations. 
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: January 03, 2017, 11:07:35 am
Just anecdotal, but when our coach batteries were down with engine running the generator wouldn't turn over.  I bought a pocket sized car starter to jump the coach batteries and has plenty of power to start the generator.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bedding for our PC? on: December 19, 2016, 01:30:44 pm
We have the same mattresses as used on the 2552, 68" and 74" long and have great success with standard twin sheets using 3 or 4 elastic mattress clips underneath to take up excess sheeting keeping everything smooth and taught on top.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Compression refridgerator ventilation on: December 15, 2016, 08:59:53 am
PC tends to add options at the end of the build process as described to me when I mentioned our bath window valence and shades fell down.  Seems they installed the valence then later removed it to build a cabinet above we special ordered then reinstalled, just not as well.  Yours may have had an absorption fridge as originally built.  Or maybe they wanted to provide the option of switching to one later.

Please share how you supply sufficient electricity for the residential type fridge. Thanks.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Bad solution to hear TV over too loud A/C on: December 08, 2016, 11:30:11 am
Brilliant son decided to add headphone amp and cables to jack on back of TV, but required removing TV for access.  Now TV rattles due to screws not going back exactly and the wood supports splitting and loosening attachment.  Love him but never should have let him touch our PC.  Anyone else remove and reinstall a TV and need to repair the wood, what did you do?
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Better ride adding air bags on: December 03, 2016, 09:32:00 am
I have the full Kelderman airbag setup for the rear of my PC.  It does help with the ride massively, but also allows me to level the RV and lower/raise it for towing.  I also have bags in my front springs.

Were the rear leaf springs removed or is it the 2-stage setup connecting their rear shackles to the air bag mechanism as shown in the pic in the Kelderman link?  Thanks.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Better ride adding air bags on: December 01, 2016, 05:42:54 pm
Thanks Ron I suspected helper air bags could hurt ride quality.

The Kelderman air bag unhooks a leaf spring shackle from the frame to combine them and first compress the air bag reserving the spring for larger bumps.  No idea if it works as advertised.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Better ride adding air bags on: December 01, 2016, 04:58:18 pm
Anyone add or know someone added rear air bags?  Looking at Kelderman 2-stage rear suspension,  seems should work better than just adding helper air bags as the Firestone or others.

https://kelderman.com/shop/2011-e-350-cutaway-2-stage-rear-air-suspension
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ? about tow vehicle, need help on: November 27, 2016, 10:28:15 am
If dinghy towing, i.e. without a car dolly and using baseplate and towbar, need to consider the steering wheel lock if present and maybe leave the key in and pull a fuse.  Also must add taillights or adapt existing lighting.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Seat Belts on: November 22, 2016, 03:12:06 pm
Even if you buy a bolted down rear chair as we did, directly behind the passenger seat, should be aware that vehicles of these GVWR, max weight, don't have to be tested for sufficient rear seat anchorage in event of a crash as cars and pickups are by their manufacturers for FMVSS 207/210.  May be one of the reasons PC doesn't sell in Canada.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 22, 2016, 02:48:44 pm
fandj,
How much to swap fans when ordering?  Think we paid $250 (before discount) to add one vent cover.  Also we were told if we swapped brands of TV antenna would not be covered by PC warranty.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear stableizer on: November 22, 2016, 02:33:35 pm
Your E450 should already have a rear stabilizer bar opposed to the E350 which may not be there until 2015 models.  If your complaint is being pushed aside by gusts of wind and passing trucks then you'll notice significant improvement adding a rear track bar which limits lateral movement between the chassis frame rails and drivetrain.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Propane: tank size and winter use on: November 18, 2016, 01:10:31 pm
For temps below freezing expect the furnace to run long and often requiring additional batteries or overnight use of generator.  May wish to add a catalytic heater if not too high altitude.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steer SafeH on: November 16, 2016, 02:08:22 pm
Our 2400 was built on 170" WB and is about 25' and handles fine after adding a rear track bar which we expected to need.  Also added the skid wheels which were necessary, should have built it on the E450.  Just believe it could be our dream RV without that overhang to drag, swing out, and harshen the ride, albeit would have required change to floorplan as Ron noted.  Maybe someday a chassis will be available to build it.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steer SafeH on: November 15, 2016, 10:00:45 am
No reason a small motorhome couldn't be designed to have great ride and handling.   Imagine a scaled up Chevy Suburban or similar with long wheelbase/short overhang near equal balance front to rear, 19.5 inch wheels with tires sufficient for SRW and lower pressure, and wheel cut as a class A for short turning radius.
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