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46  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 12:36:32 pm
I suggest when looking for a 4-down towable you look at the vehicle forums to get the real scoop. For instance; Ford lists the automatic Focus as being 4-down capable but there have been more complaints than I'd be comfortable with. The newer Escape Owner's Manual initially indicated it was 4-down capable but there were so many transmission failures under warranty that Ford changed the manual to indicate it was not towable.
Do your homework.
47  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 11:44:16 am
2013 Ford Focus 5-speed connected by Blue Ox.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: REAR AIR on: November 03, 2014, 11:05:12 am
We simply leave the AC on in manual mode and shut the forward vents to keep us comfortable. That works fine for us.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical ? Issue on: October 27, 2014, 11:21:47 pm
Keep them charged and they won't freeze.
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 21, 2014, 11:09:33 pm
Gut feeling at this time, Ron, they won't. From that, we'll probably see smaller Ambulance units, which is very feasible. The MH end of the business just isn't that big.
I'll also predict the F series will see cutaways suitable for the MH business. It won't take much and the F series is a very capable platform. Actually, better than the E series. Front seating is also better with more legroom and less heat on the Passenger side.
Time will tell and if I'm still around after 2020 or so, I'd enjoy seeing the evolution of the MH industry.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 21, 2014, 10:20:27 pm
To compete in what is now the E series, the Transit will have to widen the frame and axles by a good amount for the larger models. As it is, the comparison is closer to the Sprinter specs than to the E series (European models are virtually identical to what will be offered here unless changes are made for the MH market).
The E series duals stand out from the PC body by 1-1/2" per side. The Sprinter wheels are 5 to 6" less than the body per side.

I do not see a near comparison of the Transit vs. the E series as they are now.
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet door latches on: October 12, 2014, 11:16:46 pm
We've not had doors opening with the standard latches. However, we've experienced quite a few of them breaking. Fortunately, I've been able to buy replacements from PC at a very fair price. So far, I've replaced 10 of them after trying the magnetic and pinch roll type latches, which are inadequate.
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 weighted on: October 12, 2014, 11:12:25 pm
Our loading is roughly equivalent to others reporting.
I had the faulty Michelins replaced with Michelin XPS Ribs. After approx. 7500 miles, I can see the edges are not always in complete contact with the ground as they exhibit a distinct difference at the edges.
Generally, I inflate the rears to 75-80 PSI and the fronts 70-75 PSI.
Judging from just the wear pattern, I believe I'm over inflating the tires by at least 5 PSI, probably closer to 10 PSI.
Consequently, it is entirely possible 65-70 PSI all around might be a better choice, which I'll use next season while watching the wear.
Summary: 80 PSI is clearly not appropriate for my unit.
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 10, 2014, 05:43:12 pm
A very good point I was not aware of.
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 10, 2014, 01:26:34 pm
From what I've seen of them while in Europe, it will take a lot of doing to build the larger PC units on them. I see F450 and/or F550 chassis in the class B+ and C futures. Personally, I wish PC had them available now.
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Future newbie with a couple questions on: October 09, 2014, 10:27:46 pm
I am in NEPA and will be happy to show you our rig. It'll give you some insight.
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insulation on: October 05, 2014, 10:03:34 pm
Without an escape route, that foam can be very destructive.
58  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: October 03, 2014, 05:39:46 pm
1. Yes, with Dinette
2. No
3. I would
4. I would
59  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Shade for the new PC on: September 04, 2014, 10:20:05 pm
How I envy you. The snow-load here would kill that instantly (we had 4 feet of snow on the roof and I was watching the ceiling like a hawk).
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewer bypass for Sanicon? on: September 02, 2014, 10:56:56 pm
Look at it from the hitch. It may be there and be upstream of the Sani-con (as best I know, it only became standard on 2012 & later units - I had the factory install one on my 2011 after I took delivery).
If you don't have one, you'll have to remove the Sani-Con pump to install a "Stinky-Slinky" hose (make sure the valves are shut before you do that).
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