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211  Main Forum / General Discussion / Images on: August 21, 2012, 04:24:04 pm

I really enjoy the new images that you are utilizing and some of the images I actaully recogninze but others I do not.  If possible can you label where the images have been taken?  Might be a nice touch.   Thanks
212  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: August 08, 2012, 08:00:51 pm
Count me in here in the seacoast region of NH!   Thanks, Ron
213  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: August 06, 2012, 01:13:04 pm

Congrats on selecting a new 2552S as your coach of choice.  I honestly think you have amde a super call to go with a slide and a little longer coach.  Now comes the fun part of delivery and packing it up for the first outing.   
214  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: August 03, 2012, 10:26:21 am

As you can see from the posts everyone has their opinions on what they all need from a coach/RV!  There is no perfect coach to be honest, we are all adding and changing things all the time and that makes RV'ing fun!  I have owned 7 motor homes over the yaers ranging from a 38'  diesel pusher down to 24' Sprinter based coach.  I am done with the large units for I love the ability to just "go" and get around in tight spots and not worry about parking, etc..  The PC format is perfect for day trips to the beach for dinner or what ever.  I have had two PC's a 2551S and now a 3100S.  My wife and I thought that we could make the 2551 work with out the dinette set up but we found the unit just a little to tight (tripped on our 80 lb dog all the time!)both on the inside and on the outside and we decided to trade up to the 3100S.  My wife does alot of communicating from the road and having her computer set up and ready to go makes a huge difference to her so the dinnette is perfect.  While we all thing we can make due with a smaller coach there are always trade offs and the comprimises can drive you crazy so do not sell yourself short up front and have regreats later.  Without a doubt the 3100 is the closest that we have come to the perfect coach for us.  We love the single bed set up that allows for beds to always be ready, the new recliners that PC offers in the living section are super.  PC is super in their willingness to add small things here and there and to really customized the coach to your particular needs.  We had a couple small things added like shelves in one of the shirt wardrobes but otherwise we left the unit stock and now that we have used the coach some we honestly can say there are no further changes that we would like to make.  I would highly recommend a slide, yes there is a chance the unit might leak but the added space is significant and the PC is narrow to begin with so not having a slide would in my opinion make the coach very tight (again, just my opinion).  When it comes to the chassis  selection I have to say the E-450 is a superb chassis that is very heavy duty and will take the punishment that you will give it, yes, it likes to drink a lot of fuel but it gets the job done. I have posted before regarding my opinions of the Sprinter chassis and I will just say it did not work well for my needs; there is no question it is a solid chassis and works for many and that is great. I would warn you that despite what some may say getting a Sprinter servied is not as easy as one might think and unless you are planning on doing 80,000 miles per year you will never make up the cost of added maintenance and initial chassis up charge.   I would determine what your maximum budget figure is and seek the largest PC model /floorplan your dollars can purchase and go with that coach.  best of luck!
215  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: July 26, 2012, 11:54:06 am

Thanks for your good summary of your time with the Sprinter.  I had a 2009 Spriner based V-6 under a Monaco product and I have to say I was never that lucky to gain MPG  figures as high as the EPA figures and the handling lft me wanting more.  While I appreciate the Sprinter chassis very much and in particular the 3.0L engine  I  will never leave my E-450 to go back to a Sprinter for my expectations and requirements of a chassis are just not met with he Sprinter, for many the chassis works and that is great.  Now, the new Ford coming out may tweak my interest alot.  Thanks
216  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Headliner sag on: July 24, 2012, 03:42:59 pm

I agree with you 100% that a new coach should not have this issue but it is what it is.  What is nice is there is no backing on the fleece material and it glues directly to Luan plywood so I do not see any of the break down that you do see in older autos etc that have a foam back covering.  Kermit stated that it was most likely due to a light mist of glue or the spot was missed completely.  To be honest, doing the work myself does not bother me in that I  know how the job is done and I will have no one but myself to blame.  Having Kermit as a resourse is handy, he has helped me out a few times now.  Compared to other brands I would have to say that my two new PC's have had very,very short punch lists and I have been able to address everything myself.   Thanks
217  Main Forum / General Discussion / Headliner sag on: July 23, 2012, 08:18:49 pm
Had about a 2'X2' sag in my new 3100 headliner right by the entry door, it was not sagging enough to see with the eye but you could  feel it and I did not want it to spread.  I called Kermit and he gave me some good advise..... merely make a very small cut with a very sharp razor in a couple of places and spray some glue in.  I selected 3M #08o74 med. trim adhesive.  Be careful in that 3M has many different kinds of adhesives and some do not work on say foam backed headliner.  My 2012  still has the fleece style headliner and not the new model vinyl/foam so the 08074 appeared to be he right product.  I utilized a spray head that I could attach a spray tube to and that allowed me to really get in thru the very, very small incisions I made.  I let the glue set for a few seconds and then just pressed the material up and it is perfect  and not a single trace as to where the incisions were made, more importantly no more sag.   thanks
218  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter MPG on: July 18, 2012, 02:20:46 pm
I know there are many PC's riding on Sprinter chassis out there but do not seem to hear much from "you all" on this forum....what are you actually getting for MPG with full tanks, AC on doing 65MPH?  Are you content with the vehicles handling?  How are they standing up from a maintennace perspective? Do you feel the increase cost of the chassis is worth it? Just wondering!  Thanks
219  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Alignment experience on: July 18, 2012, 09:38:24 am

Glad you are making some headway with the 2350 and its handling issues.  If you look back on this board you will see a great deal of discussion surrounding my "go around" with Ford about getting my 2551 aligned...I ultimately paid out of pocket the $140 because Ford would do nothing to help the cause and after calling 7-8 dealerships some that were Ford Truck certified and being told they would not work on the coach I gave up and went to a private truck center.  I never thought to bug Kermit about the issue.  i do think it should be the coach manafacturer that should make sure the front ends are right when they leave the factory but I do not see that ever happening.  Best of luck.
220  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 10, 2012, 09:40:05 pm
Recently changed the oil  in my 2012 and only put 6 qts. in and the stick showed nearly exactly on the upper dot on the stick.  Reading everyones posts I added additional 1/2 quart tonight  and and it now shows above the high dot so I honestly think 6 quarts is really capacity.  Thanks
221  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scheduled Ford service on: July 07, 2012, 03:49:30 pm

Make sure the dealership understands that the PC is only 10'1" tall...I once had and issue getting mine in for service untill I brought to the service managers attention that the Fed-X trucks waiting to be serviced in his yard were in fact taller than the PC.  He then immediately scheduled my coach.  Many dealerships are just afraid of RV's and take the quickest and easiest way out.....the rig is to tall.  Best of luck!
222  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: surround sound on: July 02, 2012, 10:16:24 pm
Bob was right!  There are many custom  settings on the new surround sysytem and somehow (me for sure!) something had been clicked off.  There is test click that nicely runs thru all of the speakers so I new the speakers worked so then it was going thru and putting all settings back to normal.  thank you Bob for helping me out.  Ron
223  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: surround sound on: July 02, 2012, 11:31:16 am

 I think you are on to something Bob since I was in there a couple of weeks ago messing with the settings and I bet I clicked something off.  Will go in to the settings tonight and see what I can find.  Thank you very much for your help.  Ron
224  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: surround sound on: July 02, 2012, 09:29:49 am
The chassis radio transmits sound from the two front door (Ford) speakers and the two larger white speakers in the bedroom area (front and rear).  I get no sound out of the two small speakers mid ship with chassis Ford)  radio.  My 2551 utilized the two front speakers (small ones) the two mid ship ones and the woofer, 5 speakers in total from the surrond sound system.  On the 3100 i am only getting sound out of 3 speakers, that can not be right can it?   Thanks
225  Main Forum / General Discussion / surround sound on: July 01, 2012, 09:32:57 pm
Before I call Kermit wanted to check if any of you folks can help me?  I can not get any sound out of the two middle speakers ( one in the kitchen area and the second by the dinette)  from the surround sound system in my new 3100.  DVD, CD, TV, nothing comes out...the two front speakers and the woofer work fine.  I know I got sound out of them at one time so something has come disconnected.  Any ideas would be appreciated...thanks
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