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916  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sirius on: December 19, 2010, 10:07:30 am
Alright you guys had me outside in this nice warm 25 degree weather   looking at my Ford radio. As you all know I have the 2010 E450 PC 2350. It does not have Sirius option on it. Only has CD/AM/FM1/FM2 options. DJM (wonder if you have a first name) must have gotten a special model for a special person. I didn't.
I wish it had Sirius as my wife and I both have it in our jeeps. She has been asking about getting it for the PC. The snap sounds interesting. Tomorrow I will have to call Sirius and ask about the cost of adding it to our subscription. It may show up under the Christmas tree.
917  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 on: December 19, 2010, 09:22:07 am
Billy wants to know how we feel about "Insulated Glass,  Mirror w/Compass & Outside Temp,  Back Up Monitor,  Automatic Satellite Dish".
    For me with only two large windows and two small windows the cost was not worth what I would benfit by having them. The cab windows are not insulated and they let most of the cold/heat in anyway. My old Winne had them and after about 5 to 6 years the seal broke on several allowing them to fog up.
    The Mirror w/compass and Outside temp, my Garimin and my wife both tell me where to go, so no need for a addional compass. If I want to know the temp, I open a window. The cost of this option put three tanks of gas in the motorhome.
    Back up Monitor is a must have as it is the only way to see directly behind you when backing into a campsite or parking space. Also needed to see the towed car, if you plan on towing. Mine is always on.
    The Satellite dish is optional. I had one on the last motorhome and felt I watched to much TV instead of being out doors. The dish was to big to fit well on the 2350, so I did not get it. Winegard now has a smaller dish available. Who knows, I may change my mine someday, but for now the cable at the campgrounds are doing the trick. You will still need to get the local channels for a cable or off the air.
 Have a nice day.
918  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Entertainment Center Set Up on: December 16, 2010, 07:45:07 am
Michael, we clip a clothes pin to the handle of the crankup. When ever we crank it up, we put the clothes pin on the gear shift. I have yet (I was going to say never but) driven off with the antenna up.
919  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Entertainment Center Set Up on: December 15, 2010, 05:31:01 pm
Just like Ron's, mine has the cable hookup next to the water and electric hook up and a Winegard batwing on the roof. The current batwings come with the wingman as part of it. I had the option of getting a rather huge sat. dome on my little 2350. I did not like the look of it and the way it stuck out over the cab section. On my last motorhome I had a sat. dome installed and it worked most of the time except when I parked under the trees and during heavy rains. The motorhome also had the batwing which was good for getting the local channels with the news and weather that I could not get from the sat.

When I got my wingman I spent an afternoon vewing each channel and making a list with how good the picture was both before and after installing the wingman. I live in the country with some pretty bad recption, so it was easy to see the improvement of the digital signal. I even picked up three channels that I still do not know where they came from. They had foregin news on them so they could of been from a local private station in Washington DC.

I now see a smaller sat. dome at Camping World, but I kind of like not having so much TV while I should be outside camping and enjoying the world.   Grin So i don't know if I will get one or not.
920  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Entertainment Center Set Up on: December 15, 2010, 03:37:52 pm
May I ask why you want to know?
921  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 13, 2010, 05:56:14 pm
Ron, the rubber feet on the antenna pop off and this new part fits underneath the base, the new screws pop in the old holes. Takes about 5 minutes. It might even stop you rattling.
922  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 13, 2010, 04:42:43 pm
Yea! Just in time for Christmas. Be use to take pictures and post them for us that might want to follow your lead once again.
923  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello from snowy cold MN on: December 13, 2010, 04:40:52 pm
Hi Bob and welcome.
    A class B is a van that is converted to a camper. A few years ago the folks doing the conversion started removing the body of the van from the drivers seat back and replacing it with a wider body.
    A class C is built on a cut-away van chassis. The cab part with the engine, frame and everything that is needed to drive it comes from the truck manufacture. If you go to a RV factory you will see them drive this into the plant, where they will build the floor, walls and roof and place it on the chassis. They build a section that goes over the cab, where they normaly place a bed or a TV. For many years Trail Wagons made an RV called a Chinook on a cut-away van but with the over the cab section lined up with the windshield to improve the air flow. Chinook (they called it a class C) was a high end RV and the cost got way out of hand for most people. Along comes a trailer manufacture named Trail lite and they start copying the design and floor plan of the Chinook and making a lighter and less expensive motorhome. In order to make theirs different, they called it a class B+. For many years after this the argument about what is a class B and what is a class C went on and no one knew where to place this class B+. Was it a class B, not really. Was it a class C, some say a Class C is built on a cut-away with the overhead bed, some even said that it had to have dual rear wheels. So this new thing did not fit either class, lets just leave it as a class B+. It think it is really a class C minus.. Minus the overhead bed.  rolling on the floor
924  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 vs. 2350 Roadability on: December 10, 2010, 07:10:30 am
Bob, thanks for the report on ride and fuel milage. I had my 2350 built on the F450 in order to get the larger/heavier duty suspenion. The one thing I have done is to put HD bilstein shocks on it. Boy did that really help the handling, but the ride is just a little harsher on the bumps.

I just figured out this morning that in my old class A Winnie with the 70 gal tank at 6.5 mpg I could go 455 miles. The PC with the 55 gal tank at 9 mpg will go 495 miles, or 40 miles farther between fill ups. I normally try to fill up when the tank get between 1/4 and 1/2. Several years ago I was crossing northern Montana and was not watching the fuel and almost run out of gas before I could find a gas station. Now I am more careful as being older and wiser I don't think I can push one of these things very far.  rolling on the floor
925  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New PC 2551/2552 on: December 09, 2010, 04:38:48 pm
WOW Bob, looks like you did it right this time around.  ThumbsUp Hope you have many miles of smiles. Grin
926  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New PC 2551/2552 on: December 08, 2010, 04:44:18 pm
Ron, I would bet that the "S" stands for slideout like on the 2551/2551S. From looking at the picture one can clearly see that it is on a Ford. Grin What I want to know is what got smaller to allow the door to be moved toward the rear, allowing for the chair.

I hope Aimee puts the picture on the home page.
927  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Heated holding tank question on: December 07, 2010, 06:57:36 pm
The values (both gray and black) are before the 3" pipe that runs from the tanks toward the sani-con and the 3" clean out. On ours you can see a cap on the back end under the bumper. If you remove this cap, this is where you can hook up the normal style stinky slinky hose and dump. You would open the black value first, then the after it has dumped, open the gray and allow it to dump and wash out your hose. This way you do not need to use the sani-con pump. Hope this helps.
928  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: 2551 Twin bed mods on: December 07, 2010, 03:36:58 pm
Gradygal, we order our 2350 with the ladder but told them to keep the roof rack. I hated climing over them and they do add more holes to the roof. Like you I don't always have a ladder with me and it seems I need to get on the roof while out on a trip. I am always checking something up there.

Ron, you might want to get the winegard wingman to improve your TV. I added it to my last motorhome and it really did help put in the digital signals. Very easy to install and does not add to your roof height.
Here is the link to Camping World's sale:
929  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Heated holding tank question on: December 07, 2010, 03:23:18 pm
The heated holding tanks are the black and the gray water tanks. I believe they are 12V so you can use them while going down the road. They would not be of much help if you could only use them when plugged in at night. You might want to call the factory to confirm this as I have been wrong before. The fresh water is kept from freezing by having heat in the living area.
930  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New PC 2551/2552 on: December 07, 2010, 03:19:31 pm
Congrats to you also Gradygal.  Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate

Lets us know when you get it. The difference between men and boys or Women and girls is the price of their toys.
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