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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR 61-DAY ADVENTURE CARAVAN TO ALASKA on: October 07, 2015, 09:54:23 am
Dale and Cindy:

Sure looks like a great trip!  I very much enjoyed your images.  While I have RV'ed in every state in the continental US I have yet to drive to Alaska but hope to do just that in the next 3 years.  I owned a Monaco Covina  (2010) on a Dodge Sprinter chassis for a short period of time and know exactly what you are referencing in regards to the rear wiggle/waggle.  I am sure the usual beefing up of the shocks, rear sway bar and installing a trak bar would help tremendously to stiffen everything up.  My Sprinter came OE with the Kuhmo tires I always felt they were under rated for the chassis.  I would consider putting some higher rated Michelins on regardless of what it came out of the factory with. A good truck garage I am sure could easily install all of the above mentioned even if you were to order everything yourself and bring it in to them.  Please post your trip up to PC's blog since I am sure you have many more great images.   Best of luck, Ron G.
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sold and Sad on: October 05, 2015, 10:31:04 am
GoPhoenix....Great memories for sure!  Hope you continue to chime in on the forum.  Ron G.
3  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Roller skid wheels on: September 30, 2015, 08:58:50 am
Thanks for all of your opinions!   I am still torn to be honest.  In three years of travel I have only significantly dragged (damaging the plug) one time so I guess that really does not warrant putting skid wheels on that really only work in ideal conditions like black top or concrete, do not work on loose gravel or striking anything hard at and angle.  With that all said.... I think I am going to remove them.   Thanks, Ron G.
4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Roller skid wheels on: September 28, 2015, 03:57:14 pm
I have noticed that the new PC's have the toad plug moved up and coming out of the fiberglass bottom skirting for a good reason I am sure.  While I very, very seldom tail drag with my 3100 I did drag once  and it damaged the  hitch mounted plug (mine is a 2012), cracked it all to heck.  I replaced the plug and should have moved it up at that time but I did not.  I have long contemplated getting the bolt on roller wheels but had heard that they may in fact put more stress on the coach compared to merely dragging on the hitch  (rationale does not make sense to me) and of course you do lose about 2.5" so there is more likely hood that you would drag more often.   I now see PC's coming thru with the rollers to protect the Sanicon box so I assume Kermit feels comfortable? .  I went ahead and ordered a set of the same wheels from Etrailer, I have them on but have yet to take the coach out.  Does anyone have any opinions?  Thanks, Ron G.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 24, 2015, 09:50:14 am
My feeling is the majority of Class C's going down the road are running at max or over weight.   A triple slide unit over 30' loaded with supplies for a family has to be way over max.  All the more reason to move to the Ram 4500/5500 or Ford F-450/550 chassis I do think.    Ths, Ron G.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hershey RV Show 2015 on: September 18, 2015, 03:34:20 pm
Tom:   I have not been to Lakewood Campground in 25 years!   Has it changed at all?  I recall they use to come around every morning selling the greatest honey dipped donuts, my kids still talk about them.  Beautiful campground.  Hope it is not all built up?   have fun, be safe.  Ron G.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / sliding twin bed matresses on: August 23, 2015, 08:39:10 pm
The twin beds in my 3100 always seem to move around a lot.  I tried anti slip paint, etc. and nothing seemed to keep them in place.  I recently tried some 2" 3M anti slip grit tape.  I cut three 4' strips and merely peeled and stuck them on the particle board under the mattresses.  It works extremely well in keeping the mattresses where they are suppose to be.  the 3M product is not  cheap but if it works what the heck!
8  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: ALASKA ADVENTURE on: August 14, 2015, 03:05:11 pm
I bet he is a super guy who is more than willing to make a trip anywhere!   they can sure drive you crazy but are one super dog.  One of these days I might persuade my wife that we still have the energy to keep up with a Weim. 
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driving lights/fog on: August 14, 2015, 08:47:50 am
Now that is one nice set up bhgareau!!!  Thanks for the lead, I am looking into that set up now.   Ron G.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driving lights/fog on: August 13, 2015, 05:32:59 pm
The E series lights are OK Tom especially with Silverstar upgraded bulbs, I just like a little fill in light down low that a nice set of driving lights would supply.   Thanks
11  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: ALASKA ADVENTURE on: August 13, 2015, 01:48:34 pm

First and foremost I am glad you are home safe and sound!  It sure sounds and looks like you had a super trip.  Form the image it looks like a Weimaraner's head spotting a black bear....Is it in fact a Weim and how old is he/she?   We have had three Weims spanning over 32 years, we lost our last girl nearly 3 years ago and I am getting the itch again.  Thanks
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driving lights/fog on: August 13, 2015, 12:00:59 pm
Thanks Ron, I kind of expected I would have to "make do" with some off the shelf model that comes close.  Ron G.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Driving lights/fog on: August 13, 2015, 11:13:16 am
I have searched low and high for OEM lights that would fit in the cut outs in the lower cowl of my E-450.  I can not find anything.  Has anyone found what light would fit nicely into those cut outs?   I know I could use some stock lights but I would love to maintain the nice look and fit.  I have not called PC but I assumed that cowl was stock Ford?  (it is different than the F series I know)  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks, Ron G.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New chassis for Phoenix on: August 13, 2015, 08:51:05 am
Interesting news feed yesterday really threw some "beef"on the table for Ford and their negotiations with the labor union.....Ford is moving production of the F-650 and 750 out of Mexico to Ohio where 1400 jobs will now be saved as the plant was scheduled to be shuttered or cut back significantly because of the slow down in small car sales.  Coincidently,  the E-cutaway chassis' are made at that plant.  Not to jump to conclusions but I would think the consolidation of mid size truck chassis production to one plant could indicate the E series will be kept around for longer than 2020?
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New chassis for Phoenix on: August 12, 2015, 03:44:33 pm
Ron D. and others.....I have been chatting of late with individuals in the commercial vehicle business as well as the RV industry and both are saying the demand for the E chassis had not lessoned at all and  perhaps have increased a fair amount , they all say there are just no good alternatives at this particular time to this durable and tried E chassis.   It will be interesting to see if perhaps Workhorse/GM steps back into the market aggressively and fills the vacuum or will Ford reconsider their 2020 shut down schedule?  While many like the F-550 chassis there are drawbacks with such a long chassis.  it will be interesting to see where it all goes, Kermit does not seem to concerned and is sure sticking with the E's until the end. thanks
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