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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insulation on: October 04, 2014, 12:49:52 pm
Dave,
     On my first PC I noticed how warm it got in the two storage areas above the driver and passenger.  So I put my hand in behind the wall board and found no insulation, just the outside fiberglass and it was hot with the sun beating on it.  On my subsequent PC purchases (first 2552 and now the 2551) I requested PC to install insulation in that area.  For some reason they do not install insulation in that area, I believe just to be an oversight that no one follows up on.  You can get some insulation and force it in that area without too much trouble.  It really helps to keep the heat from baking those areas.
     Before it is asked, the reason we went from the first 2552, specifically made for us, to a 2551, was the gas mileage.  We were averaging 5.3 mpg on the 2552.  The Ford Dealer said that was very bad but they could not find anything wrong with the engine.  Could not afford to drive a lot at that mileage.  Our Roadtrek 210 tripled that mileage but wife wanted more room, so back to a 2551 and its mileage doubled the 2552, so there was something wrong with that engine.  We average between 9 and 10.5 mpg, not good but acceptable compared to the 5.3.  Those that claim 12+ mpg must have very good engines as I can only get 12 on the flats, with a tailwind and below 55 mph and I do not tow.
     Bob
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I broke my step on I seventy six, doda doda day on: September 06, 2014, 02:50:30 pm
Bill,
    Thanks, that was a very informative and helpful video. 
    Bob
18  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
19  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
20  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
21  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
22  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
23  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
24  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
25  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
26  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
   
27  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
28  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
29  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
30  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
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