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1  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.
2  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
3  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.
4  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.
5  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.
6  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.
7  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.
8  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.
9  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.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof Air with heat strip on: November 13, 2016, 09:36:42 am

I ordered the 15k BTU Heat pump model because it will supply heat in moderate climates, a little more A/C than the standard unit and it is rumored to be a little quieter.  YMMV.

Hope your A/C is quieter than our Dometic 15k with heat pump.  We need to turn up TV to 100% volume to hear any dialog and it wakes us up, but it is just above our beds.  Still PC could install a quieter roof unit from another brand but they appear to use Dometic/Atwood exclusively,  or they could build a more substantial roof with a ducted A/C.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED light problems on: October 31, 2016, 06:29:54 pm
A static shock seems to have blown one of our LED reading lamps.  Anyone know how to access the bulb to replace it?  The assembly appears to be non serviceable.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Factory Tour & Finalizing Option Choices on: October 13, 2016, 04:15:50 pm
I'd ask about better insulation as the roof and walls are thin so AC and furnace work hard to cool or heat the PC, maybe they can offer a better insulation material.

Took a long time to stop cracking our heads on open side swinging cabinet doors so ask if can be hinged to swing up to ceiling.

Wish we'd gotten the larger battery compartment to have 4 six volts.

USB ports in bedroom and dining would be nice.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dont make the same mistake and make PC mad on: October 10, 2016, 07:45:01 pm
Have yet to be able to rely on our Atwood furnace and endured many cold nights.  First repair in Calgary to replace circuit board had to pay shop and submit to Atwood, they did reimburse.  Second was to replace blower motor in Grand Junction and shop handled it so this year giving them another shot to fix again.  If still not right then going to their factory in Elkhart before warranty expires.  Hate Atwood.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check your HWH leveler reservoir on: September 30, 2016, 09:57:44 am
When you say "inboard" what do you mean?  What does it look like?
Toward the center of the undercarriage inside a frame rail.  Looks like a small plastic tank with a pump and 4 cylindrical valves attached at front.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermostat replacement on: September 29, 2016, 12:15:06 pm
Update; Dometic is sure my problem is not the thermostat but the roof unit circuit board and also asked if I could change to an analog thermostat but they say no, not compatible so need to verify before buying a new thermostat, analog or digital.
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