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211  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 28, 2015, 09:22:52 pm
I purchased the Blazer wireless light set up, they were like $120.00.  If I was to do it again I think I would spend a little more and get a more durable unit.  I spoke to a couple wrecker companies that use them all the time when towing trucks and they have had no problems.  Time will tell but I just could not cut into my new Jeep wiring.
212  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 28, 2015, 03:34:56 pm
at least on my Liberty and now Cherokee the Roadmaster base plate was great and the mounts on the toad were totally hidden when the base plate was off.  the new Roadmaster set up is a twist lock and does not use pins at al anymore so very easy.   I have never used Blue Ox but know it is great stuff and I am sure they use basically the same twist lock set up.  Not sure you can go wrong with either.
213  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 28, 2015, 10:06:53 am
Dale and Cindy:   First and foremost,  congrats on your two new purchases!   I agree with Doneworking 150%.   Like  Doneworking I like to tackle a lot of vehicle work but ripping into a new vehicle is just to complicated these days since they all use new fasteners, etc. that you must have special tools to not break stuff.   The only new approach I have utilized on my new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk was wireless remote lights.  In the past I have always hard wired my toads and trust me over the years there is always corrosion and the lights begin to cause problems and todays cars have such a complicated electronic syatem I chose to not cut into the system at all.  The wireless light unit just sits on top of the Jeep vie magnets  (I placed some Diamond Shield film on the roof so no scratching) and you plug the remote transmitter into the plug on the PC and away you go.  You get about 10 hours of constant use out of the AA batteries.  yes, it is one more thing to set up but it honestly takes seconds and I just leave them on the vehicle when I am traveling.  I would use either Roadmaster of Blue Ox towing equipment, both company's offer  great customer support.  Good luck.
214  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: toilet in 3100 on: April 16, 2015, 02:21:39 pm
That is a little strange...there would be no way that I am aware of that the vent could in any way be connected to the actual bowl.  the entire holding tank would have had to be filled with water and I doubt that could ever happen with a light rain coming down the vent pipe!  I would guess that there may have been a small amount of siphoned water that may have run into the tank after the pump was shut off.  I would not worry about it if it was me.   
215  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thinking about our next RV . . . on: April 08, 2015, 04:20:20 pm
JJCruiser:


It is all ways fun to think about the perfect coach!  I really think you have hit the high lights as far as nice features that you get with the PC.  Coming down from a large Class A I found the 2551 just a little to tight and traded up to the 3100 and love the layout that is super for two people.  I would like to see both twin beds longer like 76" would be perfect.  While  the E-450 is a work horse I do worry that the chassis is nearly max'ed out most of the time and for one I would like to see a PC offered on the F-450 chassis.  I find the E-450 cab noisy when really calling on it.  I would like to see more  sound insulation in the floor, doors, etc and insulation in the front cap.  Rattles bug me and I am constantly on the hunt for something that is making noise and more rattles seem to pop up as soon as I fix one.  All manufacturer's should take more time to rattle proof coaches. 
216  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing set up on: April 06, 2015, 09:09:56 pm
Janey.......george is right on with the Roadmaster tow bar set up.  On my new Jeep I went with wireless aux. lights because I did not want cut into the complicated electric system.  So far they are working well but it is one more thing to set up.  I use a Brake Buddy portable unit and it works great but if I had and extra $1500 I would go with one of the new under the seat units.  All the brands of towing and braking equipment are excellent  and you really can not go wrong.  Good luck
217  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: April 02, 2015, 02:03:40 pm
Tom....you are right on!   You have the exact same (model and year)Jeep's as I do.  I find the Cherokee Trailhawk tows much better compared to my old 06 Liberty diesel.  How do you find them in comparison?
218  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: April 02, 2015, 09:29:27 am
joseph....I hear you on purchasing new vehicles..... but with that said I have to say the new Jeep products are getting better and better in my opinion.  Having owned 8 Jeep's I can honestly say the two 14's I own now are both super vehicles.  The problem is many of the new vehicles are no longer able to be towed four down or you have to pull fuses, start the vehicles up every couple hundred miles, or use transmission pumps. Jeep products are with out a doubt still very easy to tow with no specials requirements.   A used Wrangler would be super but I would make sure  it has the 3.6L and not the 3.8L engine.  Best of luck.
219  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: April 01, 2015, 05:39:21 pm
Joseph......

You might want to take a look at the new little Jeep Renegade.  They are starting to show up at dealers now.  I looked at a Trailhawk model yesterday and they are very cool looking and I bet they will tow nicely.  The automatic transmission models can not be towed four down but the 6 speed manuels can be towed four down. 

 
220  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SPRINTER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE on: March 26, 2015, 01:21:32 pm
Joeseph:  There is no idle adjustment at all on the Sprinter and they do not and should not be idled longer than a few minutes.  Yes, the old diesels use to idle all night long but not any longer for air quality equipment has changed everything and that is a good thing.....
221  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: March 25, 2015, 08:33:24 am
I bet Kermit is working on something despite his claim to the contrary.  The F series would be a super option for a little longer PC.  I would be interested in such a model.   Wait and see I guess.
222  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Factory Purchasing Experience on: March 20, 2015, 05:24:46 pm
Ldjit......congrats on the placement of  your order for a PC.  Like you I was tired of  the big Monaco
Coaches (2) and moved to PC.  I started with a 2551 and moved up to the 3100.  I will celebrate  3 years in May with the 3100 and I have had zero issues .  Any questions I have ever had I just call Kermit and he is aways super  and goes out of his way to help. 
223  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 3100 info on: February 24, 2015, 03:10:09 pm
TomH is on the money...between 8-9 for the most part.  If you want to do 55 MPH MPG might go up some.  3100 is a very nice model that is perfect for a couple.   Good luck.
224  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: just bought one on: February 02, 2015, 09:46:15 am
Congrats Dave!  You will like the PC a lot.
225  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak In Overheads on: February 02, 2015, 09:45:24 am
Having not spend a lot of time in the "sunshine state" I cannot comment much in regards to condensation other than I am sure it can be a problem but enough to really feel wet sounds like a lot of H2O.  Over the years I have learned the hard way that seams may look tight but are not and it does not take much to allow water to get thru. and travel in many directions.    I would go over all of those clearance lights with some clear silicone, I would run a new bead of self leveling chaulk along the  seam between the roof and the B+ cap and see if that makes any difference.  Is it wetter after a heavy rain?  water leaks are tough because the leak can be "upstream" and then gets into a channel and who knows where it can ultimately show up.  regardless you do want to find the source since moisture in the wrong places in any RV is not good.  Best of luck.  Ron G.
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