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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Spare tire key orientation on: July 19, 2017, 01:27:22 pm
Hopefully the break in the cover seal lines up at the bottom for drainage.
Just keep turning and turning should eventually tighten.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Spare tire key orientation on: July 19, 2017, 01:21:56 pm
Just bought a new tire and rotated spare to front.  Nice to have new rubber up there, had poor toe so wore unevenly.
Wondering how the spare's studs are attached.  Tech said they torqued nuts to 140# and surprised they didn't strip out.  Hope I never need to remove them.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Should have built on E450 on: July 17, 2017, 12:44:44 pm
Thanks Ron,
Thinking the wife has hidden hoards of collected rocks somewhere as Lucy did in the old movie The Long Long Trailer.
If I'd known of the 2351 would have been a better choice for weight distribution but still marginal on E350.  Ford does sell a softened sprung E450 derated 300# would add capacity.
Probably should just go ahead with a helper spring and forget about carrying anything on the back.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Should have built on E450 on: July 16, 2017, 01:44:31 pm
Just weighed our slightly extended 2400 at Cat scale.  Lightly loaded with us, clothes mostly, 3/4 fuel, full water, empty holding tanks.
Front axle 3680# or 74%
Rear axle 8360# or 98%
GVW 12040# or 96%
Was thinking of adding Sumosprings to lift the rear but still couldn't even add the weight of a scooter or a cargo rack.
Suggest anyone ordering a PC larger than a base 2100 should at least consider the E450.
20  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Deception Pass SP Washington on: July 11, 2017, 02:14:25 am
Never camped in an old growth forest among huge conifers hundreds of years old before.  Just wonderful, that is till the planes start flying.  The campground is right beneath a military practice area where they fly low and lower including occasional sonic booms.  Hang on, 11pm here now and I don't hear anything.  At last, its quiet.
Spoke too soon, they're back.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How Long Did You Originally Plan To Own Your PC? on: July 10, 2017, 07:08:15 pm
Well into our 3rd season or almost 10 months of daily use.  Thought it would be our last RV but still have a wish list.
Anyone buying new ask if an artic option is available with superior insulation in the walls and roof?
Also would want the upper cabinet doors to lift up like the one above the DVD player, tired of bumping our heads.
And a few more changes.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C or Thermostat Problems on: July 10, 2017, 06:39:09 pm
Whenever ours acts up, usually it's only running a single cycle and not turning back on well below the set point, we pull the passenger side fuse cutting power to the thermostat for about a minute to reboot.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Desired 30A Cord Length? on: May 17, 2017, 10:21:59 am
The total length of cords must be considered especially if running the A/C as motors can be damaged if voltage drops too much.  60 feet is probably the maximum for size 10 wire if could draw near the 30A limit.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: brakes on: May 17, 2017, 08:41:21 am
Heavy Duty is a marketing term that applies to both the E350 and E450 brakes as both are designed for adequate braking loaded to their respective GVWR, 12,500 or 14,500 lbs.  There are probably several small differences which allow the E450 to stop as designed at the higher weight.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 09, 2017, 09:52:02 am
I could imagine a 31' PC on this chassis with lighter suspension,  single rear 22.5" wheels at lower tire pressure, and NO rear overhang to sag or swing or require chassis mods to enjoy driving, and would really love an air horn.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-bikes? on: May 07, 2017, 08:29:01 pm
Also thinking of an ebike.  Appreciate if anyone heard good or bad about Rad Power.
www.radpowerbikes.com
They offer an aluminum bike with 750w geared motor on rear hub that pedals as a standard bike, they say.  $1500.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2400? on: May 02, 2017, 08:23:48 am
Obviously not most popular floorplan.  Had ours built with twin beds but the rear is mostly standard.  Potty area tight but doable for average size folk and shower works well with flat pan in lieu of tub.  Haven't fallen into stepwell working in kitchen but should have a removable cover.  Should have requested a drawer and pull-out cutting board instead of fold down type. The water tank beneath the sink contributes to rear sag, should be moved forward or choose E450.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Curious as to those of you who down sized on: April 28, 2017, 03:51:06 pm
Been there, done that in 37' and 31' A's for at least 3 months per trip.  Enjoy driving the PC more but not loving it.  If our trips would evolve to longer stops of a week or more could see towing a 25' Airstream behind a Chevy Suburban or Tahoe.  Also could store a trailer closer to our favorite places and longhaul a couple days out of SW Florida before towing.

29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2 AC units in a 2552 on: April 26, 2017, 10:50:16 am
Even the larger A/C on our non-slide works really hard when hot and humid and the fan is super noisy so that we have trouble hearing the TV.   If the smaller unit is quieter and can control 2 of them independently then would be great for the big PCs with slides and am sure they can be put almost anywhere you would want.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Right Rear Mudflap on: April 23, 2017, 10:00:46 am
CAUTION:  Never back up out of a large pothole or over a curb, tire will pinch the mudflap and tear it loose from bracket.
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