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16  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.
17  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.
18  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.
19  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.
20  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.
21  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.
22  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.
23  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.
24  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.
25  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.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Check your HWH leveler reservoir on: September 28, 2016, 03:08:07 pm
So waited till my HWH leveler malfunctioned to check its fluid level.  MISTAKE, it was over a quart low.  Not easy to check, mine is inboards the generator and propane tank but has a full indicator pin hole on the fill/breather cap.  A mirror and small funnel helped.  I used the OK to use Dexron transmission fluid.  The Napa guy said he sells a lot for this.  If just peek under and if the tank is dirty with oily grime the cap could be loose like mine and losing fluid.  Should also check just to get familiar where the manual retract valve levers are just in case.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermostat replacement on: September 27, 2016, 01:47:49 pm
Attempting to schedule service which may be due to digital thermostat as A/C unit runs but won't restart after a cycle until turning off the thermostat and turning it back on.  May also be circuit board in roof unit.  Also had furnace circuit board replaced.  Unfortunately RV electronics are not so reliable yet.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "After market" HWH Levelers on: September 19, 2016, 11:12:46 pm
Just today had an issue with our HWH levelers, the LF would not retract.  Surprising since they have worked well for 18K miles and over 7 months of camping.
Was able to locate the power/reservoir unit and manually retract it but found the reservoir covered with oil and the breather/fill cap loose so will check the oil level when I can gain better access and obtain their special oil.
Note:  if ever attempting manual retraction make sure you've clearance so won't be pinned when vehicle lowers.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: More battery power, please on: September 17, 2016, 10:08:29 am
Lots of good battery info and feeling better may not have totally ruined ours since don't think rest voltage was below 11v, but how do you correlate rest voltage to what's showing on the meter while playing a dvd knowing DW won't appreciate turning everything off to check.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / More battery power, please on: September 15, 2016, 08:47:52 pm
3rd time this summer could not start generator in the morning.  Wife plays tv and DVDs for several hours in evening and on a cold night the furnace uses the remaining battery power.
Has anyone done a larger battery bank?  Think I need 4 six volts but can they be separated or need to find a new location for battery bank?
Hear should be close to the inverter, is that behind drivers seat on wing wall?
Another option may be to just add a cheaper starter battery for generator, anyone add a 2nd battery underhood or in another location?  Perhaps could be wired in parallel with existing 12 volt battery.
Appreciate your experience or ideas.
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