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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: July 09, 2014, 11:12:33 pm
Recommend Army Corp of Engineer campground on the south shore of Lake Wilson Kansas.  Just 7 miles off I70 and great sites with views of lake.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 11, 2014, 10:16:05 am
The 3rd - 4th week of SEP at Rocky Mtn NP could just be the highlight of your trip.  Just be back to I70 east of Denver early OCT.  Great camping in Denver at Cherry Creek SP.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 04, 2014, 06:08:06 pm
Denny, saw you added skid rollers, before the airbags?  Where, what situations were you dragging?
4  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: April 16, 2014, 07:51:42 pm
$82 is steep, but you'd be surprised how many people stay for weeks and weeks.  Couple years ago in early Dec. met some staying all winter, albeit they were in a Newell.  Many arrive after Thanksgiving and put up a yard full of decorations till after Christmas.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New 7-Pin Connector Location on: March 22, 2014, 11:57:49 am
eTrailer has big selection of skid rollers, should probably be standard on MHs with long overhangs.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot on: March 18, 2014, 01:35:52 pm
Traded yet, please share what your new rv is.  Curious why thinking of a 34 ft gas and not diesel as there are several.  I've procrastinated buying a PC gas.  My 31 ft gas A turned very tight with its short WB and 50 deg wheel cut but was still a nightmare at the gas pumps pulling a car, figure a 28 ft or longer PC could be even worse.  Is it just the gassers lower costs or other issues with diesel?  Thanks.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Cut off Switch on: January 05, 2014, 06:32:33 pm
I had an Intellitec solenoid fail on a 2005 Rexhall and was a "walk home" but that isolated the starting battery.  I prefer a mechanical switch.  Earl quoted $100 to substitute inlieu of the solenoid.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Ford V-8 on: October 23, 2013, 07:09:51 am
Earl replied to my inquiry of V8 availability mid-Sept.:

"I have sold a couple of V-8 Ford chassis 2 months ago but I dont have any chassis now. I may be able to get some more if that is what you want."

So probably speaking of the 5.4 L which should be sufficient for the E350 models but would love to hear from actual owner experience.

Randall
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering damper and suspension improvements - advice please on: October 01, 2013, 12:24:43 am
Steve, please describe the handling issue you are experiencing.  Also, if the tires are inflated properly and the front tires wearing evenly. 
Randall
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Goodbye to PC on: September 25, 2013, 10:02:06 am
Alan, best wishes, and please share a bit more.  Will you be full-timing or months out and how wouldn't a larger PC with permanent beds have been a good choice for you?  Was there a model you almost considered?
Had you previously traveled in a large MH and what about that experience was lacking in the PC?
My own wife bristles at the idea of making up a bed each stop and I wonder if a murphy bed in the 2400 would appease her, maybe not, she has a friend who requires no less than a king-size bed.  Women!
Thanks,
Randall
11  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: September 24, 2013, 01:48:37 pm
Freckles, our 10# Papillon goes everywhere with us, even air travel.  He loves to go in the rvs, originally secured in an elevated perch but lastly would lay under the skirt of the passenger seat.  For years he slept in a crate but lately we let him sleep under the bed, his preference.  Has anyone built-in a doggie den under a bed in a PC?  Seems there would be room under the LS twin bed.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Report on alignment and handling of our 2552 on: September 24, 2013, 12:41:23 pm
If the handling issue is the feeling of being blown aside by a passing truck causing driver to over correct the steering then can't say enough for the improvement due to the Blue Ox Tiger Trak.  Had installed on a new 31' Workhorse for a little more than $500, well worth it and think it or similar product should be standard equipment.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 19, 2013, 12:41:40 pm
Stopping before dusk helps, I know too obvious, but requires planning.  Fort Wilderness expensive but allows washing RVs and few perks like free parking at theme parks and easy access to deluxe resort parking lots for a great breakfast or dinner, better than theme park food.  -  Randall
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Mercedes or E350 for ride and handling on: September 19, 2013, 12:12:54 pm
As more big RV manufacturers are testing the downsizing market, the many sprinter based coaches, new Winnebago with gas V6 Trend, and recently announced E350 based Thor RUV, recreational utility vehicle.  I'm wondering which PC most feels like driving a large SUV, the Mercedes or Ford E350, and what add-on like steering damper, larger sway bar, or rear track bar most helped achieve that SUV driving experience.  Thanks.  -  Randall
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 13, 2013, 02:50:28 pm
Received turning diameter info from Ford:

Thank you for your interest in Ford Motor Company and for your interest in our E-350 and E-450 DRW cutaway chassis vehicle. The maximum degree of wheel cut that you have requested is not a measurement that we normally make. However, we do have the turning diameter of the E-350 and E-450 DRW cutaways. Turning diameter is defined as the diameter of the outside track made by the outside front tire during the shortest turn. When comparing competitive truck specifications, be sure to note whether they specify a diameter or radius dimension.

                                                                          Turning Diameter (ft.)

                                  Wheelbase                   Curb-to-Curb      Wall-to-Wall

E-350 DRW /E-450     158                                  54.8                   56.2

E-350 DRW/ E-450     176                                  60.3                   61.8

The Curb to Curb measurement is the turning diameter in feet to the outer front tire. The Wall to Wall measurement is the turning diameter in feet to the outer corner of the bumper. The turning diameter is the average of left and right turns with standard tires.

Mercedes says their Sprinter with 170" chassis is 54.6' wall-to-wall, so it must have a slightly sharper wheel cut.  Now if its nearly linear then the 2552 turning diameter should be about 72' or 6 lanes of road which pretty much rules out a U-turn with toad which would be a gutsy thing anyway.
Randall
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