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571  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 with Ford V10... What can I expect for MPG (no Tow) on: April 11, 2012, 08:01:37 pm

Remember the PC will have a 55 gallon tank.  You may not stop as often with the PC but I think you may stay a little longer. rolling on the floor

572  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 with Ford V10... What can I expect for MPG (no Tow) on: April 11, 2012, 07:52:50 pm

Congratulations on new PC.

We had a 2008 2350 and recorded gas usage for 9,148 miles.  Using 87 octane gas, driving at 60 MPH and towing a 2,700 pound car we got an overall MPG of 9.989.  My guess is with no tow you might expect 1 - 1.5 more MPG's.

Most of the driving was freeway with perhaps 10-15% on primary and secondary roads.  If you have any questions just drop me a private e-mail.

573  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Fuse and Breaker Labeling on: April 09, 2012, 09:15:38 pm
This winter I had to look at the 12V fuse panel on our 2012 2551 and found it a little hard to read.  Once we got home I verified and labeled each fuse.  The original labeling was done with water soluble ink and was very easy to remove by just wiping it with a damp cloth.  Also, did the same thing for the 120V circuit breakers.  Sure makes it a lot easier to read and find the right circuit and it was very esy to remove the door panel to work on it.  The attached photo shows the 12V fuse panel before and after labeling.  I just used an old label maker but it could have been just as good to write them in neatly with a permanent felt tip.  Also, if you are going to rewrite yours, verify them first since they may not all be wired the same.  For instance, we had a 12V outlet installed in the bath and it is fuse number 8.

Note: Fuse 9 label has been corrected.
574  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Floor Repair on: April 09, 2012, 01:39:28 pm
Another tip we picked up at the factory.  If you happen to have to fix a small gouge, scratch, gash or maybe just a big hole in your floor use "SEAMFIL".  The two colors that you will need are 904 (TAN) and 941 (Almond). As seen here on amazon  You mix them together to get the color you need for the area you have to fix, apply, let setup and only you will know where that repair is.  I mixed the two colors together with a toothpick, applied a small dab and then ran a straight edge across the top to smooth it out.  It looks great if you can find where you repaired it!  
575  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Michigan Travel Club Members on: April 09, 2012, 08:32:47 am
Legs Inn is in Cross Village in Northern Michigan. We've been there a few times and have never been disappointed with the meal. Here is their website   Eat
576  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Washington DC on: April 05, 2012, 06:23:53 pm
We are planning a trip to Washington DC for the second week of May.  Are initial thought is to stay at the Cherry Hill Campground and take the metro into DC.  We do not plan on taking the toad.  Any thoughts or suggestions from anyone that has gone.

577  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fluorescent lamp cover on: April 03, 2012, 12:00:45 pm
Went to factory for some warranty work yesterday and asked Doug to show us how to remove the lamp cover.  He reached up and was done in less than a second.  Is all he did was place his fingers as close to the top of the lense as he could get them.  He then pushed in and down at the same time and it came off very easily.
He even noticed that a couple of our bulbs were showing wear so he changed them for us.  They are really great at PC.    chandelier

578  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior electrical receptacle on: March 28, 2012, 05:36:30 pm
We have used the exterior electric receptacle for an electric skillet on many occasions.  Never had an issue.
579  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A 3100 possible purchase question on: March 28, 2012, 05:30:37 pm

We have the 2551 that has the same bed/beth arrangement as the 3100.  We just spent 3 months in it and it never even occurred to us.  There is a headboard and wall on each of the beds and the bath door does slide so could be kept closed if it ever did present a problem.  What I like about it is those middle of the night runs are not far away!!

580  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter vs Ford (was: Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used.) on: March 27, 2012, 09:04:03 am

We were in the same situation as you were 10 years ago.  We were just retired and had never been camping.  We were not sure what type of unit would meet our needs.  We researched for a few years prior but still had alot of questions.  One suggestion we have for you is that you could rent an RV for a weekend and get a first hand experience as to your dislikes and likes about the interior layout.  If you do rent, make sure you get one with a corner bed, or a couch verus a dinette, one with a slide versus one without a slide etc....  To save the cost of fuel when you are renting, camp at a location close to the rental agency.  You may not have you pick of manufacturers but you at will get a good idea as to what you like and dislike about the living arrangements.

Somethimes there are very good bargains out there for renting.

581  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Calling All PC Owners With "True Average" Fuel Economy Figures on: March 26, 2012, 09:11:34 pm
Started to record data at 1,206 miles.  90% freeway miles 10% primary and secondary roads (estimated).

2008 PC 2350
2008 E350 W/V10
9,555 Dry Weight
Towing - Yes - 2,700 pounds
9,148 Miles Driven
60 MPH Freeway; posted speeds (max 60) on primary and secondary roads
87 Octane
9.989 Miles Per Gallon ( 9148/915.8)

582  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Patty O'Shade for automatic awning on: March 20, 2012, 12:19:12 pm
We happened to acquire one of these Patty O'Shade awnings while at the campground here in Fort Myers Beach.  If anyone is wondering if they really work we can say that they work wonderfully.  It keeps it nice and cool under the awning and at least doubles the shade.  For us this winter in FL it was a welcome addition to our unit.  We have the coffee color and it matches our awning perfectly and it slides easily in and out of the utility track of the awning.  Since both the awning and the shade are made by dometic it is a perfect fit and a perfect match. Wink  
583  Main Forum / General Discussion / E350vs.E450 on: March 19, 2012, 06:16:18 pm
I have wondered for sometime what the real differences between the E350 and E450 motorhome cutaway chassis are.  A few weeks ago I found a reference on this site to a document that provided a more detailed list of specifications for the cutaway motorhome chassis.  Attached is a side by side comparison of the differences between the 2011 E350 and the E450.

584  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 15, 2012, 08:18:56 am
I don't know that we'll go to the trouble and expense of getting a satellite antenna and receiver, but that's always an option.  How well do they work BTW?  I don't recall reading any discussions about them.  We have DirecTV at home -- do the portable systems work as well as the typical fixed residential ones?

We have DirecTV at home as well and take one of our receivers with us.  We bought an extra dish and stand for it and it works great.  It costs us about $50 for the extra dish and stand.  The advantage for us is that we can set it up anywhere in the campsite in order to get us the best reception.  We have only been in one park where the trees were too thick for us to get a good signal.  The people with the dome on top of their rigs had the same trouble.  Many times we are able to get a signal when those with the domes could not since we could position our dish in between trees.  The advantage of the dome would be that you do not have to do alot of setup since it is already in place.  A second advantage is that you do not have to look for a place to store the dish when traveling. 
585  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 13, 2012, 04:13:04 pm

We have the passenger swivel seat (in leather) and it is great.  We also have the driver seat swivel and have used it many times during our 3 month stay in FL.  

We had a MaxxFan (6200K model) installed in place of the fantastic fan in the bedroom area and wish we had also put one in the living area instead of the fantastic fan.  The MaxxFan has many nice features and is much quieter than the fantastic fan.

The leveling jacks are wonderful, you won't regret that decision.

We also did not have any carpet installed except in the cab area.

We also use the TV antenna Winegard all of the time and never have had a problem.  We do not hear it bounce on the roof and it also has the digital booster.  We have been in remote areas, outside city limits and in metropolitan areas and have never experienced a problem.

The POWER Awning is another wonderful feature.  

Good Luck in your search.
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