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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 06, 2014, 11:35:10 pm
Do the Ford Dealers do this or is it a private organization?
   Bob
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Overhead Cabinet in Slideout on: June 05, 2014, 10:20:21 pm
A while back somebody asked about this cabinet.  On our previous 2350 and now on our 2551 we had this cabinet enlarged to 16 inches deep, same height, and what a difference it makes in usability.  I would recommend anyone ordering a unit have this done.
     Also found on the new 2551 they have changed to a quality finished material under the beds in lieu of the chip board.  A nice improvement.
     Bob
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Right Mirror on: May 04, 2014, 09:29:03 pm
There are two ways I know to enhance your view  out the rear of your coach.  If your rear view mirror in the cab allows you to look through the coach and out the rear window like the 2552/2551 and 2350, you can purchase a square plastic Wide Angle Lens that clings to the rear window, is flexible and easily removed or relocated.  You can actually see when you have cleared another vehicle on passing.  One other item that allows viewing out the rear is the dash mounted back-up camera video.  On our unit with the Rand Mcnally GPS, with the touch of a tab on the radio, you can turn on the rearview camera while traveling and see a wide angle view of all traffic behind you.  The plastic wide angle lens can be purchased at most RV accessory stores and comes in three sizes.
    Bob
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Right Mirror on: May 03, 2014, 08:25:59 pm
There is one other item that makes the right side harder to see around.  If you did not have the awning arms, which protrude out from the coach 4 inches, you view would be less obstructed.  Thought about not getting an awning because my area to back into beside our house is quite tight and the awning arms make it tight.  Without them it would a lot easier, but wife wants the awning.
    Bob
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Right Mirror on: May 02, 2014, 12:50:38 pm
Just  for info: The mirror is moved, removed or relocated during the paint process.  When we picked up our unit I was into Chicago when I realized the mirror housing was actually moving.  I stopped and called PC and they told me about the special wrench that is in the packet.  Found it, adjusted the mirror and tightened.  No further problem.
    Bob
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Noisy ceiling air conditioner. on: April 15, 2014, 09:41:03 pm
The only solution to the overhead A/C noise is the large class A's that have basement Air and fed through ducts.  Some of the Class C's have ducted air, but you still have the A/C mounted in the ceiling for the return.  Does help some with the noise.  If someone can come up with a noise damper for the A/C, patent it and let us know.
    Bob
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How and where to mount a larger GPS? on: April 13, 2014, 10:57:10 pm
Tom,
    On our previous PC we had a Kenwood radio in dash mount, installed with Garmin GPS and back-up camera.  Super system.  It also had the Sirius/XM radio.  Would not be without it.  On our new PC I had PC install their source in dash radio with Sirius/XM and the Rand McNally GPS system which is designed specifically for RV's.  You can look up the system in Google search and see their intro video.  So far it is a good system.  Also as I said on another write-up, no more hitting my head on the back-up video hanging from the ceiling.  One other function I like is to be able to select the back-up camera while underway for visibility around the back of vehicle and able to select different lens views, such as normal or wide angle.
     Bob
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sirius on: April 12, 2014, 10:04:20 pm
We had PC install a Sirius/XM radio with back-up camera in the radio mounted in the dash.  It is also a GPS with Rand McNally map system.  It is the first GPS/Map system designed for RV's.  It is a great system and having the back-up screen in the dash, no more hitting my head.
     Bob
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 12, 2014, 12:48:51 pm
One suggestion I have to increase storage space on the inside is the overhead cabinet above the couch in the slideout.  We had PC increase the depth of the cabinet to 16 inches as the original depth was not even large enough to put a normal plate in it.  The interior height is the same so it does not impact head room above the couch.  You will be surprised as to how much storage space that becomes.
     Bob
   
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wipers on: April 02, 2014, 09:53:38 pm
I use the round foam insulation for water pipes to cover my blades when stored.  It already has a slit in it, cut to size and place over your blades.  Keeps them out of the weather and extends their life.
     Bob
11  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Maiden Voyage on: April 01, 2014, 04:43:15 pm
Thanks for the pictures.  Beautiful area.  Have been there several times on my motorcycle and the scenery takes on a whole different look when you are not confined in the cab.
     Bob
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 24, 2014, 04:58:53 pm
On our previous PC, we had two windows, the lower section that opens, fog up in between the panes. This is an indication the hermetical seal was leaking.  Sent pictures to PC and they sent me new sections.  Was very easy to replace.  I believe the problem is all the shake, rattle and roll of the motorhome on the road.  Not much that can be done about that.  Hopefully the new coach will not experience the same problem.
      Bob
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Battery Negative Lead on: March 23, 2014, 01:14:00 am
I pulled out my battery drawer to check the fluid levels before leaving on our shakedown trip in our 2350.  As I was hooked to shore power I never noticed a problem.  When unplugged shore power I found I had no battery (DC) power or control at the switch by the door.  Batteries had six volts in each one but nothing on the coach.  Called PC and spoke to Bobby and he said on back wall behind the batteries there are two in line fuses and a dc circuit breaker that will show a red flag when tripped.  When I crawled under to check these items, which were all good, I noticed a large black wire hanging loose.  Closer look indicated a wire end connection with a broken off bolt in it.  Closer look indicated where it had been screwed into the Ford frame and broke off.  Apparently when I pulled out the battery drawer it snapped off this bolt in the frame.  Bolt had to have been 3/16's, so to break that easily it must have been overtorqued.  Sanded the frame, installed new nut and bolt and all is back to normal. 
     Lesson learned could be helpful to other owners.
      Bob
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 23, 2014, 12:59:28 am
Just checked a couple of windows on our 2014's 2350 and all the window is thermopane.  It is late at night and we are on the road or I would check farther.
    Bob
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE on: March 18, 2014, 02:10:40 pm
Getting ready to go on first trip.  Put chemical in toilet, and was filling the fresh water tank through the outside fill site.  Went in to run the pump and found I was only getting a mixture of air and water.  Back outside I finished filling the tank until water came out the overflow indicating it was full.  I went back inside to run all faucets and make sure all was OK.  As soon as I got inside I saw water all over back by the corner bed and the bathroom.  I had previously cut a 10 by 10 opening in the platform bed for easy access to the pump and to check for any problems.  With a flashlight I was able to see water everywhere.  I quickly removed the mattress and unscrewed the chipboard platform.  Could not see any obvious leak until I noticed a reflection on the tank of water moving.  The feed line from the tank to the pump inlet was producing a steady flow of water on the backside of the pump.  Opened the outside drain. I had to drain the tank water because if I removed the line it would have emptied the tank inside.  Captured water with rags and small tray, continually emptying it.  
     Found the supply line cross threaded and cocked at an angle allowing the water to flow freely.  Reinstalled the fitting and all is OK now.  Spent the weekend drying out all the wood.  I had to remove the Boom Box and remove clamps holding wire bundles to get to water captured in the wiring.  All is well now as best as I can see.
     After running all the faucets and checking the water heater, I decided to dump the fresh water in the gray tank in my driveway.  I used the emergency opening and not the pump.  Opened the gray tank and out came my  chemical from the black tank.  Fortunately there was not a lot in there.
     Talked to Kermit and he said the stickers were reversed on the tank location.  They will send new stickers.
     As my wife said, just another adventure.
      Bob
      
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