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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 09, 2017, 09:32:44 am
One can always count on PC forum members to jump right into the discussion with some candid opinions, that is why I like the forum so much!  No one has the crystal ball to see what the future holds and again I was not implying that a Feightliner chassis was the direct replacement for the E-450 in 100% of the the applications it is utilized for  but it certainly could be a replacement for the larger triple slide 29'-32 foot class C's that are really over weight before they are loaded with anything.  If I was to venture a guess I can see the 20'-23' coaches being built on the Sprinter, Transit and Ram chassis exclusively, the 23' and up could utilize the F series and Ram 5500  with the 29' plus coaches utilizing the  Feightliner SC-2RV.  Ford initially said they would stop production of the E-450 in 2020, they are now saying as long as the demand is there they will continue production, one does not know what the bottom line "demand" really is?  If we see another spike in fuel costs I am not sure how the V-10 is going to compete?  At 71 MPH (no toad) with my ISL-9 Cummins I consistently get 10.7 on flat road, the ISB will get that or better.  Just my two cents and that is probably all it is worth!   Thanks, Ron
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 08, 2017, 08:13:32 pm
I was not implying a 2350 would be dropped on the SC2RV but I can see a nice 34' triple slide sitting on top of it!  Expand your imagination a little!  Thanks, Ron G.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 08, 2017, 03:03:22 pm
The SC chassis has been around in school bus application for a while but the RV designation is new.  With the SC-2RV chassis you as owner can be a memeber of the Freightliner Custom Chassis Club thatofffers some unique services and benefits that one can not get with the M2 chassis that is manafactured under a different Feightliner subsidiary....
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 08, 2017, 02:37:49 pm
North Trail RV in FL. has a new Valentia and one of the photos shows the dash layout that has 12 blank switch plates that would all tie into Freightliners muitlplex wiring system that allows for the use of extensive 'smart switches".   Looks like the chassis comes with the 3000 Allison and not the 2500.  I would guess it is a much cheaper chassis compared to the M2 and therefore would help with the Class C price points? 
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 08, 2017, 02:30:44 pm
Wish I could Ron but I can not find anything either.  There are several manafacturers (according to Freightliner) that are starting to use the chassis at this time...check out Renegade Valentia model, this is the first coach I have seen based on this chassis.  Ron G.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 08, 2017, 11:07:24 am
This size chassis would really allow for expanded Class C floorplans without having to deal with over weight issues.  Class A sales are flat and Class C's are up and that is because people want the smaller coaches but do not want to give up the luxury aspects that the A's offer.  just my two cents.  Thanks, Ron
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Freightliner on: May 08, 2017, 09:30:25 am
Last week i was speaking with a person at Freightliner Custom Chassis and we go into a  discussion pertaining to the new SC-2 chassis that is is being manafactured in Gaffney, SC at the FCC plant now (the M-2's are made in Mexico but may be moved to Gaffney as well).  The SC-2RV's are much lighter duty compared to the M-2's, SC-2RV has the 3000 Allison (M-2 has the 3200 Allison)  and the SC-2RV has the  ISB Cummins (M-2 uses the ISL-9 Cummins) but what is nice is the chassis is completely RV buildout ready with many very nice features that the Phoenix Cruiser folks and other manafacturers will really like....It was eluded to that Freightliner is anticipating perhaps the expected exit from the market of the Ford E-series and they want to fill the vacume with this new option?  The SC-2RV would sure address the over weight issues that some E-450's are expieriencing these days.  I am sure Kermit is working his majic to utilize this new chassis!  Thanks, RG
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Grille bug screen & windshield sun screen on: April 27, 2017, 07:48:26 pm
Go to Carids.com. they have some nice custom screens for the E-450. 
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 version slide out - a River Runs Thru It? on: April 21, 2017, 01:42:24 pm
As I am sure we all know water can travel a great distance in wall/roof panels before it shows its ugly head!  .   You have to determine if the leak is inside the box or outside (slide box I am referencing)?  I would be very suspicious about leaks occuring with the slide in...i would guess the leak is elsewhere and is merely showing up above the slide.   i would call Kermit or Bob and gettheir input as to where to start looking.   Do not let a water leak continue.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 version slide out - a River Runs Thru It? on: April 21, 2017, 10:45:25 am
Castaplenty.....As I recall my 3100 (and the other models are the same) there really is not all that much to stop water from coming in at the corners if you had a very heavy rain like you are obviously having.  There is a bead of "goo" (Dycor product) that runs along the back of the slide tray that acts as a dam to keep water out. If the coach was tipped even slightly and the rain fall was significant it would be enough for the dam to be breached and intrusion into the coach would occur. It is not easy but you might want to run another bead on top of the current or merely check to see if there are any breaks in the current bead that may have let water pass thru or over?  Water where it is not suppose to be as it pertains to and  RV's is not a good mix so you do need to address the issue now before damage is done and you have a big bill for repairs.   best of luck.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pleasant repair experience at PC factory. on: April 14, 2017, 12:58:22 pm
How did the previous owner not catch that potential unit failure!!!??  Must have been due to the harsh NH winters......
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got "Bob" home on: April 09, 2017, 06:53:02 pm
Garmp.......Not sure what your budget might be but Cleanandcool.com makes some super insulated interior screens that Velcro up.   I have a set for my Freightliner and they work super in the cool/cold weather and they look really nice with white on the side you see  from the outside and grey on the interior side.  They are all made in the USA.  The screens all fold up nicely.   Good luck.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Extended 2552 on: April 04, 2017, 09:17:04 am
Offering the 80" beds is a superb idea, those bunks are very short in those two models.   I am sure they are extending the frames and drivelines like they do with the 2900's and 3100's.  Must keep those overhangs as short as possible!  I found the ride in my 3100 much better compared to the 2551 I had and I am sure that was due to the longer wheelbase.  Needed a football field to tunr her around but that is life.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear wheel covers rotating on: April 03, 2017, 09:56:16 am
Two Hams in a Can.....the only thing I would try is to first bend those little springs out some so they get as much grip as possible, I would then clean the heck out of the rims and place some Ulta duty Velcro pads (the felt piece) exaxctly where the spring are and see if that does not give some extra grip enough to hold them in place?   My bet is they will continue to "walk" but who knows?   Ron G.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Plumbing Problem on: April 01, 2017, 05:05:41 pm
Doneworking has the right approach.....I would agree, I bet the valve will not leak with merely the handle missing.   Any good RV shop has the crimp tool and could get in there and replace the valve, it does not have to be the same style as OEM since you are merely looking to just shut the flow of water off and any 1/2" valve will do that.  Good luck
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