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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What options should I order -- what do you wish you ordered? on: February 22, 2017, 09:35:26 am
The armless Carefree awnings are very cool and you do not constantly wack your head on the sliding arms used on PC's awnings.   The wind/rain sensor is all so nice since there is really nothing that holds the armless awaning donw if a heavy wind came up.  i have the armless carefree on my Renegade and it works very well. good luck
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check your macerator pump on: February 18, 2017, 08:24:13 pm
Doneworking.....there is no doubt the m-pump hangs out there some and I am sure there is some significant movement back to the coupling.  I would find it hard to believe that there would be enough flex/pressure to break all of the ears on the coupling.  My bet is at some point you backed up into a banking and the pump hit and that is what broke the ears; happened to me once in my back yard and I never felt a think.  Week later saw a small puddle under the coupling.  I may be wrong but I am just saying!  Good thing is PC has the new pump coupling and the job is very easy.  Best of luck
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Motorhomeless on: February 02, 2017, 04:06:57 pm
Congrats GradyGal!  Our needs and wants change all the time and while we have our good health and some dollars in the pockets why not try something else!   Newmar makes a super coach.  What model did you purchase?  If you see a big Renegade Verona coming down the road  just give me a wave.  Like you, there are  aspects of the PC that will always be with you, I miss the ability to pick the phone up and call Kermit  the most.    Be safe.   R.A.G
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insulated windows on: January 25, 2017, 09:44:34 am
I have had one PC with and one without dual pain windows, I can say there is not a significant difference is actual cabin noise reduction with dual pains but I do think they are worth the money for other reasons especially if you are going out in cooler temps like in the fall.   I do have some concern about the extra wait and that was the main reason I did not get them on my 3100.  You would not have the weight issue in a 2350 especially if you are going with the E-450 and you should be doing that.   best of luck and congrats.  R.A.G.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold settlement payment on: January 20, 2017, 09:48:11 am
I have not received my $5.00 yet.  That is the amount I was told we are all getting. 
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Two Waste Tank Electric Valve Actuators, Can They Be Serviced? on: January 12, 2017, 01:16:50 pm
Yes Ron, work was done on my beloved 3100 (no longer have).
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Two Waste Tank Electric Valve Actuators, Can They Be Serviced? on: January 11, 2017, 09:42:02 am
I once had to replace the black tank gate valve and let me tell you it was one pain.   The entire plumbing system was built from the tank out and the tolerances are much closer than you might think!   There are flanges/nipples as I recall on the valve assembly and getting the 3 "round thin gaskets to stay on each side of the valve assembly so that they make up correctly is a real PIA!   You just do not have enough play in  the piping to spread apart enough to get the new valve in while keeping the gaskets where they need to be, forcing it to much and you will break a joint down the line for sure.   After hours of trying different approaches to keep the flimsy round gaskets in place I was successful.  At one point I was going to merely cut all of the piping out and start from the valve with all new pipe like how they put it together at the factory.  You would think it would all be cut and dry  (30 min. job)but I found it difficult.  You can service the electric activate mechanism with out getting into the actual slide valve and I would recommend that approach unless of course the valve is bent or something.  Good luck
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up your new PC. on: January 06, 2017, 09:35:28 am
Make sure you get the Vin #  well in advance and get your vehicle insurance all lined with the policy's effective date the day you pick your rig up.  I picked a coach up in Elkhart once and I had a 10 hour drive back to NH....thru in my sleeping bag, a few snacks and headed  home.   I would not worry much and just enjoy the coach.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 3100 - What's not to like? on: December 22, 2016, 07:37:47 pm
Having owned both a 2551S and a 3100 I can say the 3100 is a much better handling coach.  The longer wheel base makes for a much better ride and handles much better compared to the 2551.  The extra weight of the 3100 tones down the rough ride of the E-450 under the 2551.  In my four years of ownership of the 3100 I only dragged the rear end once.  Fully loaded with fuels and water the GVW was 930 lbs under max and both axles were within weight limits.  I would have some concern that with an additional slide and dual pain windows you might then be pushing the GVW.  The only issue with the longer wheel based 3100 is the turning radius is very significant, like you need a football field to turn her around.  I added all of the suspension goodies and that made for a very well behaved coach.  best of luck
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scangauge on: December 07, 2016, 05:57:34 pm
I still have a two year old ScanGage for sale, have no use for it since I have moved on from the E-450...make me and offer!!!   thanks.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear stableizer on: November 22, 2016, 02:30:24 pm

Front and rear sway bars will not improve the ride of the coach at all.  They will improve how well the coach  actually handles.  Cornering, side winds, quick maneuvers are really where you see a significant difference compared to OEM equipment.  The E-450 is a rugged chassis that I found rides hard unless you have are caring a full tank of water and fuel.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Upgrading Ford factory radio sterio on: October 27, 2016, 08:21:12 pm
In my new  Renegade I have a Kenwood smart radio that does it all including back up, side cameras, GPS, HD radio, satellite, etc.  I have to be honest I find the unit overwhelming.  The  imagery is to small,  the buttons are to small, the commands are just to many to remember.  Not sure what a better alternative is but I will be looking.  It reminds me of my first PC that came  with a Tom-Tom, what a piece of crap that was and I ultimately had it replaced.   Best of luck, Ron G.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scan guage on: October 19, 2016, 09:20:44 pm
I can not believe that frugal PC owners  have yet to make and offer for my very slightly used ScanGuage custom for the E-450.  Shoot me a competitive offer.  Thanks, Ron G.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scan guage on: October 19, 2016, 12:00:32 pm
My new ScanGuage came that was "suppose" to fit any and all diesels but of course the 2017 chassis's now have a different port that ScanGuage has to modify their current plugs to accommodate.  The US Government sure makes it easy for small company's to prosper!   Not sure why the ports have had to be changed but I am sure it has something to do with the new smog equipment that has been installed.  That is life!
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scan guage on: October 13, 2016, 08:04:47 am
The onboard port on a Freightliner M2 is round not rectangular and there is no adapter from ScanGuage to make the OMD2 fit.   Furthermore, according to ScanGuage the ScanGage for gas vehicles (including the E-450) is a totally different processor compared to the diesel unit. Tthe diesel unit gives  many more readouts including transmission temp, etc.  Perhaps a diesel pickup utilizes the same rectangular port and therefore you can utilize the OMD2, but the larger class diesels are different.
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