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16  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.
17  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.
18  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!
19  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?
20  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!!
21  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.
22  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.
23  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. 
24  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.
25  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?
26  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.
27  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.....
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bilstein Shocks on: July 22, 2016, 08:45:28 pm
Frecklestweety...I am not a big fan of CW and find that they run high from the price perspective but to be honest I do not think $450 is out of line.  If you have the dollars I would invest in front shocks as well, the weight on the front end of the E-450 takes its toll on the front end.  I might suggest you all so check all other fluid change schedules....I just changed all of my fluids on my 2012...... transmission, radiator, and rear end simply because of the time elapsed and  not mileage (14,000). My vehicle sits out all winter so temperature change causes moisture build up and lubricant fatigue.  best of luck
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FANTASTIC FAN on: July 21, 2016, 08:49:19 pm
Dale and Cindy...Carol is right on the mark with her temperature control knob theory.  Turn it to blue and I bet it comes right on.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER OVERFLOW? on: July 21, 2016, 09:37:29 am
Dale and Cindy....Sometime post the 2012 model year that new switching system was installed.  I wish I had that set up on my 2012!   The old gravity fill approach is fine but having the ability to fill the storage tank at the turn of a knob is very convenient.  I am sure Kermit is correct in that the bypass valve just must have some "leak by" because of poor design or poor quality?  You might try cutting the water pressure back some to see if that makes a difference?  65-70 pounds is a lot of pressure on a little plastic valve.  Good luck with the installation of your new valve.   Ron G.
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