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211  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 09, 2013, 02:18:09 pm
The " long sliver" of left over cut roof metal was actually hitting the front cross member that your photo shows so very well.  It was like a little diving board!  Best of luck getting yours torn apart and you wil have to tear apart for my bet is the front cap has broken loose from being afixed to the cutaway and is really hitting hard on bumps.
212  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 09, 2013, 10:53:38 am
Way back i posted in regards to my ex-2551 having a very large rattle right over the drivers seat and when I took the headliner down I found a 2 inch wide strip about 18" long  of roof cut away steel that was attached on one end that was dangling enough that over a rough bump it would hit hard on what was left of the cut away roof below.  It was metal on metal and made a racket.  Perhaps over time you have something similar and and it is just now starting to hit what is below?   I am sure you have all seen these questionares as to what you would want in the perfect RV....there is no question in my mind that I would want a coach that does not have rattles and squeaks!  Right now on my 2012 I am hearing huge squeaks coming from the drivers side rear spring pack.  I have sprayed them with everyhitng and i can not stop the squek that is very loud in the coach.  Just like a front end alighnment issues  I am now getting the run around from all my local Ford dealers that they can not look at the issue becasue their lifts are not large enough to get the rig up in the air.  I now have toicall Ford and see if they will OK and will pay for taking the rig to a spring shop.....what a pain, Ford sells these chassis and can not service them, atleast not here in NH!
213  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: August 16, 2013, 10:50:15 am
If you have a low pressure grille we all know it will work great with a post regulator set up.  The issue i have is the selection of low pressure grilles are few and far and If one goes this route most grilles we all have will have to be heaved because they will not work with low pressure.  I like my Webber and would hate to have to replace it.  if you do not have a grille go for a low pressure unit and have the factory pipe it post regulator and all will be fine....thanks
214  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: August 15, 2013, 04:12:21 pm
I had a Monaco coach (04) that came from the factory with a quick disconnect.  I called the factory to get clarification as to why my Webber Q would not work well and of course was told that I needed a  low pressure grille.  The techniction i spoke with at that time told me it was not legal for safety reason to run a  pre regulator line accross the coach and Monaco was going to stop doing even the low pressure line  becuse owners got upset tha tthey had to go out and buy new grilles to take advantage of the connection set up and there was always confusion.  Not sure if this really was the case since I totally lost interest in Monaco.   Thanks
215  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driver's Seat power problem on: August 08, 2013, 12:07:46 pm
The power seats are supplied by PC thur a vendor they utilize, the units are not Ford and therefore would not be covered.  I got a new power unit from PC and it did not come thru Ford.  Like others, i would look real closely at where the wires go thru the floor deck and double check again all around underneath since there are many moving parts connected with the meganism and the wires are very loose under there.  To blow that rapdly something must really be grounding out big time. 
216  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to buy good tires on: July 23, 2013, 01:46:49 pm
We all have opinions on tires that is for sure!  I would for kicks check with Michelin to see if there is not something they might do to compensate you and get you into a new set of tires in consideration of the fact that yours appear to have not lasted as along as they should have. I have had superior luck with Michelin standing behind their product 150%.  As far as where tires are made you might want to read on the sidewalls, Michelin maybe a French company but all of their N. America tires are made here in the USA.  Bridgestone makes all of their N. American tires here in Firestone plants.  It is a world economy these days.  Again, my vote would be to go with Michelin's, they are worth every cent you pay extra for them.   best of luck, Ron
217  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: To tow or not to tow. That is the question. on: July 22, 2013, 12:35:50 pm
Not much I can add to the discussion that has not all ready been said!  I have towed with my last five motor homes and have used the same set up for all, Brake Buddy brake assist, Roadmaster bar.  I would just say make sure the tow bar is within 3" of being level between the Ford and the Honda, you do not want the Honda riding up or going under the chassis (alot of leverage on that tow bar that can act as a lever and push hard).  To be honest,  I just do not like towing I find it is just one more thing to worry about, a pain when you have to pull in for gas, etc., towing makes the chassis work harder and the hills just become a little slower to get up and over.  I pull a 2006 Jeep Liberty diesel that tips the scales at 4400 lbs. (350 lbs more compared to the gas unit) so it is not a light vehicle.... I can not say I do not know it is there because i do.  I like having a car at the campsite and like being able to bring my kayaks, bikes, etc. but the PC as I have it set up drives so nicely by itself I just always hate hooking that jeep up.  Will be heading out for a week next week and the Jeep will be coming along so there you go.....Best of luck, Ron
218  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Quick check: tail lights when door opens on: July 16, 2013, 09:24:35 pm
TomH is right on the money....nice feature built into the PC.  all is normal.
219  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 17, 2013, 09:41:59 am

You must have gotten a Ford Service rep on a good day!   I spoke with them at length 2 years ago pertaining to the front end alignment on my 2011 2551S, they flat out refused to pick the tab up and said it was the responsibility of the RV manafacturer and not Ford.  I went to a truck center (no Ford dealer could do it in NH) and had it done and submitted the $120 bill to them with a nice form letter and they again turned me down!  Perhaps they have changed their policy of late and they should have!   Thanks, Ron
220  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 14, 2013, 02:29:24 pm
2 Fraz....Just did a little research and discovered as I am sure you have that Grapponne Ford Truck Center is no longer in Bow but is in Londonderry under the name of NH Ford Truck of Londonderry.  it does appear that they service cutaway vans.   I guess when Ford got out of big truck business a few years ago they closed the Bow large center.  Again, good luck!    Thanks
221  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 14, 2013, 02:20:50 pm
I would suggest Grappone Ford Truck Center in Concord.  I use Mcfarland Ford here in Exeter for my 3100 and they treat me very well, their sister dealership is Hampton Ford.  You will not get one Ford dealership in NH to do a front end alighinment and even Westbrook, Maine truck center will not.  I had to go to Donovan Spring in Manchester and they did and OK job. I tried Ford Customer Service for alignmnet info and they were of absolutely no help.   Good luck
222  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 14, 2013, 02:15:41 pm
No rotation here!  If they are going round and round with no bumps or thumps I leave them alone!  Many vehicle makers s including BMW are not reccomending any rotation if all looks good.   Thanks, Ron
223  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: June 13, 2013, 09:28:37 am

Thanks for the info!!   Will now utilize the approach as you have described.    Ron
224  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: June 13, 2013, 09:26:00 am

You can utilize the 3" outlet with a regular sewer hose hooked up and just leave the gray tank valve open.  There is a gate valve on the 3" so ope that as well.  With the 3" closed you can all so open both electric valves and utilize both tanks as if they were one, nice feature when the gray tank gets full with no place to dump.  I would say you need a good tank cleaner to just get the "crud" off from the tank contacts to make i read true.  Good luck.   Ron
225  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: June 12, 2013, 02:24:41 pm

I agree with everything you all have said in regards to the pain cleaning the front is.....but   I would like to ask if you all wax the Diamond Shield?  I have been told to not wax it since it will turn it yellow in short order?  The liquid that PC sends with every new unit is the only stuff you are suppose to use on Diamond Shield product...I am sure it is just like any other Armor All.  Has anyone else heard to not use wax or at least and oil based wax?   Thanks, Ron
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