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16  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.
17  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.
18  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.
19  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!
20  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.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Scan guage on: October 12, 2016, 12:22:40 pm
I know a lot of you folks utilize a ScanGuage to monitor all engine functions and if you do not you should...unit gives you everything you can think of from MPG, averages everything, clears any codes that might come up, etc.  I have the unit (and two book instructions) that is calibrated for the E-450; I thought I could use it on my new diesel coach but of course the ports and units are completely different!  I made a bracket that slides into the coin holder on the dash and with Velcro the unit sits perfectly right in front of your eyes and looks OEM.  if anyone is interested please message me with a solid offer.   Thanks, Ron G.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dont make the same mistake and make PC mad on: October 11, 2016, 09:41:38 am
Chihuly....I really feel your pain and have over the years been caught in the old finger pointing in the game of warranty responsibilities.  Being new to the "new vehicle/RV world" I think a little more compassion could/should have been extended to you.  For the record,  the PC warranty and any other manufacturers warranty only applies to the four walls of the coach basically.  All  structural defects, paint, delamination, flooring etc is where the warranty starts and stops for PC.   All of the appliances, and accessories  have there own warranties that you must fill out the cards and return to the manufacturer to be registered, any reputable dealer could have easily looked up the units serial number and know immediately that it was still under warranty, obviously they did not want to wait for Atwood to send them a check and merely took your money as and easy fix.   There is no reason that Kermit should have yelled at you, perhaps he was having a bad day like we all do once in a while?  For "good will" sense I do think and offer to intercede on your behalf with Atwood would have been the right thing for PC to do and could have turned the entire situation into a learning opportunity to educate you on what perhaps is a better approach to get a malfunctioning appliance fixed.  Best of luck and please stay warm up there in the last frontier!   Ron G
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Barbecue Grill suggestions when plumbed for gas on: October 11, 2016, 09:23:32 am
The Webber Baby Q fits nicely in the back large compartment.  As has been stated here you must remove the regulator on the Q and replace it with a quick disconnect male adapter to allow it to work on the set up that PC will supply, you will need and extension hose that will have one male and one female quick disconnect on either end.  Federal law does not permit the manufacturer from running any LP lines pre regulator from the tank.  I suppose you could do such yourself but there is a very strong case as to why the law was put in!  best of luck.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: October 06, 2016, 08:23:34 pm
You are very welcome D and J!  It is a beautiful coach that will give you years of service.   The PC forum and all of the great people on here are a super resource.  Keep in touch and I will continue to help you with everything the coach has to offer.  Be careful!!
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protection Against Blowouts and Getting Rear-ended? on: October 04, 2016, 09:37:32 am
Adding a  bumper may be worthwhile but everything that is added equates to weight, why do you think the spare tire has now been dropped? The E-450 is a great chassis but there are limits on what it can carry on its back. Thanks, Ron G.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Stuff needs a new good home on: September 28, 2016, 02:52:05 pm
Have several items that I would love to find a new home for..
1.  Magna Shades for E-450.  Great looking black see thru but not in shades that affix to the windshield and side windows with extremely strong magnets, may have used them 3-4 times, perfect shape, ordered thru Phoenix ($500 new)
2.  Rubber backed carpet floor mat that covers the entire cab area of the E-450.  tan in color, a couple of stains but otherwise mint shape ($126.00 new)
3. 8 sets of USA made cabinet door latches (much stronger than the once you get from Phoenix) ($8.00@ off Amazon.
4. New replacement set of hinges for Norcold refrigerators found in PC's ($26.00 new). 

Please private message me thru this forum with offer for the entire lot plus shipping.

Thanks, Ron
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: September 27, 2016, 09:52:51 am
Joseph...Owning a Super C utilizing the M-2 chassis has been a dream of mine for some time and I guess dreams do come true if you wait long enough!   I know we are not suppose to sell anything on this site and I like that rule.  But, if anyone would like to purchase  from me a set of brand new Magna Shades ($500 new, black, see thru but can not see in, purchased thru PC, will need to secure new adhesive pads for the windshield magnets to be mounted -$4.00) for the windshield and two side windows (used three times and they look absolutely super on the PC!), front cab rubber backed carpet mat (new $126.00) that connects from one side to the other (couple of small stains but otherwise perfect, tan in color), 8 sets of new US made cabinet lathes ($8.00 @ on Amazon), and a set of Norcold refrig. replacement hinges ($26.00) please private message me with a legitimate offer for everything plus shipping charges.  Would prefer to sell everything together.  Thanks
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: September 22, 2016, 08:41:30 pm
Thanks for all of your kind words.  Ron G.
29  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
30  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.
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