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631  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Stop Rust on: July 14, 2012, 08:12:14 pm
Ron,

   It is similar to POR-15.   I heard that it is a little better.  I had my choice between the chassis saver and por-15 so chose the chassis saver.  It actually adheres better when there is rust. 

Barry
632  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Stop Rust on: July 14, 2012, 02:57:25 pm
Noticed a little rust on the hardware used to mount the battery tray.  After researching rust prevention products and talking with friends I concluded that a paint called "Chassis Saver" seemed to be the answer.  The price is a little steep $17 for 8 1/2 ozs. but if it works the way everyone says it should be worth it.  I have used rustoleum spray paint in the past and the rust seems to come back after awhile.

Took the plunge and bought a can on Friday, prep'ed and painted the battery tray mounting hardware today.  It looks really good right now, only time will tell how well it holds up.  Here are the before and after pictures.

Here is the website for Chassis Saver Paint:

http://www.magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp



Barry
633  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: On-Vehicle Tire Repair on: July 13, 2012, 07:07:21 pm
Jim,

We carry a COLEMAN inflate-all 150.  My wife bought this about 30 years ago to carry in her car and it still works to this day.  It measures 10" x 6" x 3.5" all stored in its own case.  I had to use it on our last trip when one of my tire extensions failed.  Pulled out the air compressor and it worked great.  When looking for a small portable air compressor just make sure that the 12-volt cord is long enough to reach from the dash to the rear tires and has a high enough PSI rating to inflate your tires to a safe level.  Also great to fill bike tires or air mattresses.

Barry
634  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our new 2100!!! on: July 11, 2012, 06:17:06 pm
Marilyn and Paul,

Now the fun begins.  Packing in everything you need and finding just the right spot for it.   ENJOY   Grin

Barry and Sue
635  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: My 2350 got weigh today on: July 08, 2012, 08:08:29 pm
Denny & Barb

I took your left front of 1580 and right front of 1720 that made a total front of 3300. With your left rear of 3880 and right rear of 3680 I calculated a total rear of 7560.   The total is then 10860 not much different then what you had of 10880.  However according to the chart you used, the  highest weight of 1720 for the right front indicates the front tires should have 45 psi.  The highest weight of 3880 for the left rear indicates the rear tires should have 60 psi (as you indicated).

These numbers indicate the minimum tire psi for your weights. I always add a little more and then look for a little better performance, it's not a science.

On our 2008 2350/with slide I was running 65 rear and 55 front.  This seemed to give me the optimum performance.  We had an alignment done right away and then added the Bilstein shocks on the front soon after.  Our finally modification of a rear trac bar is what made all the difference in the world.

Barry
636  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 08, 2012, 05:52:19 pm
1michael,

    Yes it is "7" quarts.  I was surprised as well when they charged me for seven.  That is why I confirmed it with three FORD dealers service departments.
637  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 08, 2012, 12:33:20 pm
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You'll need 6 quarts of 5w-20 full synthetic

Syd,

     We recently had our first oil change on a 2011 E450 chassis.  I was surprised when they charged me for 7 quarts of oil (they did change the oil filter).  To verify, I called three different Ford Dealerships and verified that indeed this model year required "7" quarts and not 6.  I also checked on the internet and there were several discussions on the proper amount of oil required and there was also a recall notice about some models having too short of a dip stick.  I also physically checked the oil level when I got home and it was exactly where it should be.  We then drove it about 1000 miles and had no problems.

     Just a word of caution -- double check your oil amount requirement prior to changing it. Also, there are grease fittings that they grease everytime I get an oil change.

Barry

PS Hope you and Margo and your little dog are doing good - maybe we'll see you in FL again this winter.
638  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 07, 2012, 07:55:41 pm
I use the local Cadillac/GMC dealership for oil and filter changes.  Works great, just remind them of 5W20 oil.  The GMC dealership I go to actually supplies FORD branded oil.  Also lincludes a free rolling on the floor cup of coffee.


Barry
639  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Newbie very interested in the 2552... on: July 07, 2012, 10:54:16 am
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Now the BIG question: Can the seats be had
in cloth?

Zobra,

     To answer your question, the seats can be ordered in cloth or leather.  As you can see from our picture above, we chose to have the front seats in leather but they can also be done in cloth.  We went with cloth on the sofa instead of leather.  We were never that fond of leather in our cars (had it in a corvette and they were so "unadaptable to the weather") but really like the leather in the PC.  For us the leather seats in the cab are very confortable and adapt to the temperature of the PC very nicely.  We always had to put something down in the corvettte to either keep them warm or cold but the PC is so different.  

That is what is great about PC - they'll accomodate your needs if they can and they'll go out of their way to help you!

As far as power versus swivel - we really welcome the extra seating in our 2551.  I am 5'1" and Barry is 6' and it works out for us that if we just adjust the seat forward or back for each of us the mirrors do not have to be moved.  Power is nice to maybe get some added comfort when driving but since we do not drive long hours (the joys of being retired) and generally sit in one location for long periods of time when we go for three or four months, the driving comfort has not been an issue.  Our six to eight hour driving days are few and far between. 

Sue
640  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cloths Chute for 2350. on: July 06, 2012, 07:39:16 pm
Denny and Barb;

Nicely done, keep sharing your ideas.

Barry
641  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Newbie very interested in the 2552... on: July 06, 2012, 07:30:49 pm
Zorba

Welcome to the forum. We have both the driver and passenger side swivel options.  Not only gives added seating but also gives an added feeling of space.  Below is a picture from a previous post.





Barry
642  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leaving today to pick up our new baby! on: July 04, 2012, 06:09:24 pm
Have FUN and enjoy!!  Can't wait to see some pics.

Barry and Sue
643  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Our 2910 Single slide on: July 02, 2012, 11:16:26 am
Judi,

We'll be in site 15 - See you there!   Cheer
Sue
644  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Our 2910 Single slide on: July 01, 2012, 02:53:42 pm
George and Judi,

      LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT.  We think everything you did came out really nice.  It looks like you have all kinds of storage.  We like all the cabinets in the bedroom area, including the night stand.  Great IDEA!

Barry and Sue


PS - Can we sign up for our personal tour now?  We'll be at WP Franklin 12/29 til 1/10!!!!
645  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Planning September Trip Michigan to Maine on: June 26, 2012, 08:32:18 am
Judi,

   Thanks - exactly what I was looking for.

Sue
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