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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: September 22, 2016, 08:41:30 pm
Thanks for all of your kind words.  Ron G.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Life changes on: September 22, 2016, 02:46:26 pm
As my wife and I approach that magic age of 65 (15 months!) the pull to hit the road again (did the lower 48 25 years ago doing a different region of the country every summer for 1 month over  four years)  is getting strong again.  Having owned 7 different motor homes I can honestly say for the past 6 years the ownership of my two PC's (2551S and 3100S) has been a great run with next to zero issues with either coach.  I realize that many of you PC owners spend extended periods of time in your coaches but we made the decision some time ago that we simply needed more room in both the coach and cab areas to make extended travel work for us.  I have been doing extensive shopping for the right new coach (I tried everything to prod Kermit to make a new PC on the F series chassis to no avail) and I settled on a Super C (truck conversion).   My wife and I drove home from NJ yesterday in our new baby (very large baby to say the least!) a 2017 Renegade Verona 36 VSB, 350 Cummins,  in a custom color called sandstone.  Two slides, king bed, and all the whistles you could want.  I will miss all of you here on the forum but please know I will be checking in from time to time since I do have a soft spot for PC and other small manufacturers that are competing against the giants like Forrest River (yuck). Renegade owners are now organizing to start a new owners forum that will look and feel like PC's.  Until we meet somewhere please be safe in your travels!   Thanks, Ron G.

PS:  if anyone is looking for and absolute mint inside and out 2012 3100S with 15,000 miles check out Dylan's RV and salesman Jim
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Arrive at destination and toad battery is dead on: September 19, 2016, 10:27:12 am
You might want to check with the folks at RVi (Brake Buddy) they have a super little unit (Toad Battery Charger) for $50.00 that installs in less than 15 mins and keeps the toad battery charged on and "as needed" basis, I think there is all so a built in feature that prevents flow back to the motorhome and the dead battery situation in the toad.  Great tech assistance at the end of their 800 number that will fix your issue for sure. Thanks, Ron G.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slide Rattling on: September 12, 2016, 10:12:09 am
G.S.:

I have the loud rattle and it has driven me crazy for a very long time.  I have isolated it to the topper and the main spring in the topper.  Attempting to place tension on the spring has not made any difference.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 23, 2016, 03:40:51 pm
Lets keep expanding that order list gradygal!!!  I have emailed Kermit expressing my opinions in regards to the F-series chassis and a nice 34-35 new PC coach.  I am getting excited about the prospect.   Ron G.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 23, 2016, 01:20:07 pm
I am not sure I agree with the conclusion that the transition from front seats to coach would be difficult in and F-series chassis.  The floor is level in the coaches that I have looked at just like what you find in the E-series and one does not have the dog house to move around.  Check out Born Free's  new Imperial 33' 7" coach with the new super slide, a little on the pricey side but a beautiful coach.  I would never get a bed over the cab, done that once and will not do it again.....blocks your vision out the front, leaks, squeaks, structurally just not sound.  My two cents!
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 23, 2016, 11:20:13 am
I appreciate your opinions and observations Ron D. and you bring up some very viable points.  There is a lot going on in the RV industry for sure with the biggest change being consolidation of the industry....who would have guessed that Fleetwood and Monaco would be second tier players in only a few years?  Who would have ever predicted that Forest River and Thor would be the largest players?  There is a very significant focus on new, more efficient RV's with Hymer now in the US I am sure you will see much more European flavor playing into the design.  Transit, Promaster and of course Sprinter are all attempting to fill the vacuum by supplying viable chassis' that should make for some unique engineering and design by offering multiple sleeping berths etc like one sees all over Europe.  There is no doubt Kermit should be paying attention to the change in trends.    But, what these smaller chassis do not offer is CGVW and I just do not see the US market giving up on their toys such as 4 wheelers, boats, cars, etc,  the majority of RV's in this country (IMO) are used as "toy haulers".  Young people that PC and the rest of the industry need to attract are not necessarily looking to boondock or go to national parks they want their electronics, they want to be able to live in comfort with large refrigerators, king size beds, counter space, none of which you will get on a Ford Transit chassis.  The E-series is 30 plus years old and has really run its course,  Ford recognizes that fact with a planned 2020 discontinuation of the model. The E-series has a small cab, is noisy, lacks safety features that we should all expect these days, does not offer any of the technology that young people want in a vehicle, and it really lacks GVW.  Load up a 2910T with dual pain windows, jacks, etc and see what the weight tips the scales at? (very close to 14,500 I am sure). PC and Kermit have carved out a nice niche in the market I would agree 100% but one has to wonder what the future holds....I wonder what the average age of PC owners really is?   I would have to bet that it is not young......I just think the F-series offers a lot in the way of torque, ride, bigger cab, the demand for the new Super Duty Ford's have blown away all expectations, you know Ford will do everything possible to keep the model well ahead of the competition when it comes to safety and technology.  I just think that PC needs to expand its model offerings on both ends of the spectrum to stay viable in the market.  Obviously, a lot of market research has to be done to see what the demand really is for and expanded  model line up and I am sure Kermit is doing just that?   At the end of the day is comes down to working capital and how much does Kermit really want to invest?  I am sure engineering  a new coach is a huge investment....I am going on way to long but I have a bias in that I want a nice 34' new coach on and F series chassis with a king bed, super slide, with the typical PC formatted body, and guess what I am not young!.   Come on Kermit build me one please?
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 21, 2016, 02:10:52 pm
I agree 100% with you Joseph.  Many other manufacturers are focusing on  that 34-35 foot sweet spot in the  market.  I really hope Kermit considers such a move in the near future!!
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: mercerator pump on: August 21, 2016, 02:05:26 pm
Glad to hear That I am not  the only "wing nut" out there!!!   Thanks for understanding Ron D.,  Ron G.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / mercerator pump on: August 20, 2016, 08:04:57 pm
A couple of weeks ago I had to replace a broken gray water gate valve and the connecting base on the pump housing.  I disconnected the two wires going to the pump not taking note of which wire went to which connector (black and white coming down and then red and black after the splices going to the pump).   I put everything back together and went out for a couple of weeks of travel.   I came home with a full tank and went to unload and found the macerator did not work!  Motor ran but nothing came out, heard weird sounds coming from the tank.  I discovered that there was suction at the hose end!  The light bulb came on at that time.....I had reversed the two wires resulting in the pump rotating in the wrong direction.  Lesson learned...take note of which colors goes where before disconnecting!  All is A-OK now.  Ron G.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 19, 2016, 05:29:57 pm
I appreciate Kermit's creativity but wish he would spend sometime playing with new options for PC to utilize the F-550 chassis and a nice 34'  floorplan.  I would be in line for the first one to roll of the line. 
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Radio install on new 2910 works only w ignition ON on: August 08, 2016, 10:12:22 am
HenryJ....the biggest question in regards to the slide  leak is...is it leaking from inside the box or outside the box?  Depending on where you felt the wetness in the coach will help determine where the leak might have started.   if the wall of the slide is dry you know it leaked from what I would suspect first....there is a tray/lip (approx. 8" wide) that runs along the bottom of the slide and is a fixed to the coach,  there is a bead of sealant that runs along the inside edge that basically acts as a dam to prevent water that accumulates normally from leaking into the coach.  If the coach was not level and tipped inward with a very heavy rain,  water will build up and merely go over the dam into the coach.   I have had to put additional sealant down to build that dam up.  I had a leak around my slide and Kermit told me to make sure the small plastic down spout was intact ( I honestly thought he was crazy), sure enough it had broken off during the winter and water was actually running up hill and getting behind the slide topper track and running down the inside of the wall.  I put a new spout on and have not had one single drop of water since.  Kermit said he had seen a few  just like mine over the years.   Kermit is a tremendous resources when it comes to trouble shooting. best of luck, Ron G.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flip Up Counter issue on: August 05, 2016, 09:56:45 am
That is a tough one.  3M has a super product specifically for adhesive removing (it is labeled exactly that)  that you can purchase at and automobile parts store.  It is like $12.00 for the aerosol can and it removes any and all adhesive I have ever sprayed it on.  The issue is you would have to depend on the spray actually soaking under the laminate for it to do its job, not sure you are going to be able to accomplish that task?  Hate to say it but it might be cheaper and easier to order another flip up from PC and hope that one does not get the sags as well.   Perhaps in the future you might consider leaving it up when you know hot weather is coming?
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05 on: August 04, 2016, 10:02:11 am
Definitely no change in performance that I can tell....to be honest, I think I have lost at least a  few 10ths of MPG according to my Scangage.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER OVERFLOW? on: July 26, 2016, 08:53:39 am
Sure sounds like a loose fitting under there somewhere and the extra PSI from the city water side is causing it to really leak.....
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