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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2016 - 2351 Options and Modifications on: June 27, 2016, 10:47:44 am
Obviously, every one of us has differing opinions as to what brings enjoyment to our driving experience.  Having had several diesel pushers I can say that I do miss the quite cab vs's the noise and heat that comes from the PC's large V-10 sitting between me and my passenger. I like to listen to Sirius radio and I do not like to listen to classical music coming from "tinny" Ford OEM FedX truck speakers, so a very simple upgrade to Infinity speakers at a cost of $100.oo was worth every cent to me.  Not hearing trucks whizzing by on the expressway or the roar of the Ford downshifting on a hill was worth the $385.00 to me.  When you invest way over $100,000 in a vehicle you should expect a lot and to tolerate anything less than what you expected is sad.  Many competitors of PC including Born Free, Renegade, and Coach House all offer significant insulation packages because their consumers demand such quality.   If my modest investment in insulation/speakers brings my coach comfort level up by nearly 50% I would say it was all worth it.  Until you actually hear the improvement that is gained you do not know what you are missing....Thanks, Ron G.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2016 - 2351 Options and Modifications on: June 25, 2016, 11:14:24 am
Moisture entrapment is and should be a concern for all of us and one should do everything possible to ensure there is no water getting in anywhere.  With that said there is not a new car on the road without extensive insulation in the floor, trunk and door areas and the manufacturers still offer and extended rust perforation warranty.  The way the QuieteRide insulation sticks I am not overly worried that water can somehow get under it.  A rubber mat that does not breathe at all may be another story?  I do wonder if PC's unwillingness to do anything inside the door panels may have something to do with Fords rust warranty?
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2016 - 2351 Options and Modifications on: June 24, 2016, 10:11:25 pm
PP...when you get onto the QuietRide site go to AccousticShiled headers, then click on order on line and under Econoline the total kit shows up clearly.  Good luck.  Ron G.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Seats on: June 24, 2016, 11:41:07 am
No seat cover solutions but I am sure there are options out there. I do not believe the seat covering material is actually  leather (very few are) and it many senses that is a good thing for repair on the material is very easy if you know what you are doing.   Auto dealers have mobile services that come right to their lots and repair tears, cracking, etc on both artificial leather and real leather.  they match the color perfectly and air brush new color on to the material.   I would go to a car dealer and see when such service is going to be in your area.  Final product is superb.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2016 - 2351 Options and Modifications on: June 24, 2016, 08:53:41 am
Sorry Ron D. the Ford logoed plastic wrap for the floor insulation kit that came from QuietSolutions went out yesterday with the recycling! might call QuietSolutions and ask them....I do not think placing on top of your  carpet is the right approach, everything I have read states clearly that for any sound absorbing applications the product has to be stuck down and all curves, etc must be rolled tight and edges need to be taped off to get the most effect. 
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Soundproofing the cab on: June 24, 2016, 08:46:59 am
You must be right Doneworking.  I can see not wanting to change the doghouse engineering but putting 5/8" of insulation on the cold, noise transmitting floor is beyond me especially when there is a Ford part for the application?
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Soundproofing the cab on: June 24, 2016, 07:19:19 am
It would be very interesting to know why PC made this decision?  One has to wonder if we are missing something here?  Thanks for asking PP.  Ron G.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2016 - 2351 Options and Modifications on: June 23, 2016, 11:11:36 am
polish prince....PC does not usually take the door panels or dog house out during construction of the coach for their is no reason to do such so I sure that is slowing their decision and pricing some.  well worth doing no matter what the upcharge is if you do not want to do it yourself.   Ron G.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Soundproofing the cab on: June 23, 2016, 09:11:51 am
QuiteSolutions's web site is excellent explaining all of their different products and what each of them is suppose to accomplish.  The floor kit that is all pre cut (Ford product) and the QuiteSolutions part number is Econo-9214-VFK and is $178.00 plus shipping.  The cowl kit is $111.00 plus shipping.  Putting the floor kit down during construction should be a walk in the park since everything is stripped out.  One has to wonder why the floor insulation is not just put down automatically?  I would love to know what the counter argument might be to not do such?  Thanks, Ron
25  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 22, 2016, 03:39:58 pm
More insulation everywhere!   Cab in particular, floor, doors, front cap.  Go with the double pain windows, e-450 chassis, forget the in dash navigation.  I would go with the light hickory wood, I am getting sick of the dark cherry, see if they offer a theater set up for the sofa seating, slide is a must.  I do like the ladder but no roof rack approach.  Full body paint looks super but it sure is a lot of money just for looks.  I would have PC install any and all suspension upgrades you can afford, new shocks, front and rear stabilizers, trac bar.  Guess that is it from my perspective.  Ron G.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New speakers on: June 22, 2016, 10:36:21 am
Have not gotten that far back yet!!!
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New speakers on: June 22, 2016, 09:46:46 am
There are adapters for the older E-350-450 as well as the new models just order the right one.  Very easy installation.  Go for it!  Ron G.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / New speakers on: June 22, 2016, 08:43:08 am
As I stated in my cab soundproofing post I installed new Infinity speakers when I had the door panels off.  I have now fine tuned the radio and I can tell you the sound quality has been significantly improved.  The Infinity speakers (model # 6832cf) are and exact match to the Ford OEM ones, they come with a build in adjustable tweeter and have great base sound.   Amazon sells them for $99.00 and I would suggest you get the little plug adapters for another $7.00 for the pair so you do not have to cut anything.  There is a super Youtube video that shows how to get the panels off and install the new speakers easily.  There are only 4 screws holding the door panel on and it then lifts up and out, I would suggest you might want to purchase a pry tool from a local automotive store ($7.00) for use on the  power window panel that utilizes those little fasteners, the tool just makes the job so much easier.   best of luck, it is worth the hour of labor for sure.   Ron G. 
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Soundproofing the cab on: June 21, 2016, 01:11:20 pm
Quieteride Solutions based in CA. is the best resource....there web site specifically outlines the entire kit for the E-450 or you can buy separate pieces if your should desire.   I ordered everything from the web from the company's I mentioned, their sites are great and explain/describe everything.  I honestly discarded all of the packaging slips order sheets so can not give you exact numbers but the sites have that info.  I would have QuieteSolutions drop ship right to PC if I was you.  I am sure Kermit has resources as well that he uses.  Better insulation is worth every cent, I would have PC put extra sound proofing in the front cap as well, right now they just run the ceiling insulation down the front and that is not enough at all.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as a toad? on: June 20, 2016, 03:37:25 pm
I would agree 150% Ron D.  Strong, light weight chassis with a world class engine that used correctly is a good combo but do not ask it to do more than it is capable of doing safely....Ron G.
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