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211  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter Oil on: October 05, 2012, 07:51:48 pm
Jack....please make sure they use ONLY oil with the ESP designation like Mobil 1 ESP.  I have been told some try to use regular Mobil 1 and using such will void the warranty .  Thanks
212  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: October 01, 2012, 09:31:44 am

I would have to conclude that if your dimmer switch was on beyond the "intent" then your running board lights wee most likley on all the time. The tow dome/bullet lights would not be on if their switchs were off. I bet you have found your culpert in those little running board lights that you would never see on with the doors shut or you really went looking around at night.  bets of luck.   Thanks
213  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: September 28, 2012, 09:50:18 am

It sure seems like you must have something draining on that chassis battery?  The chassis battery is not small in size and while it does have drain on it all the time like Ron D described it should last atleast a couple of weeks without any problem.  I would really check around to see if something has not been left on that would have a more significant drain.  The stair does come off the chassis battery but that yellow light only stays on for a few minutes and I can not imaging there is any draw after the light goes out but who knows?  It was my understanding that the "jump switch" on the dash that jumps from the coach batteries to the chassis  battery only needs to be held in the on positon for several minutes (like 10-15) to do the trick and not for hours like you of luck in your diagnostic work!
214  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof lamination on: September 27, 2012, 09:46:17 am
Must be something about those 2010 2551's; mine was seperated in the exact same spot, right at the rounded area where roof joins sde wall.  Never seemed to bother but I did not keep it long enough to see if it was spreading.  My 3100 is A-OK on top, I just had a small headliner sag that I had to re-glue to fix on the inside!.  Carry on, Thanks, Ron
215  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: September 25, 2012, 08:13:15 pm
For those that have problems with dead batteries you might want to install two Battery Tenders.  I have one unit for the coach and one for the chassis and I have hard wired them together and then just plug into 120V and that  keeps them all in top notch shape.  total cost is less than $150.  Just remember to unplug when you pull out!    Thanks
216  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slide on a 2010 2551 and side mirror on same unit on: August 22, 2012, 02:45:34 pm
Use the supplied allen set screw wrench to tighten the two screws on the base of the mirror head if that is what is loose.  If it is loose on the break away portion on the door there must be a nut under the cover plate to tighten some how.  I would worry that the catch might be broken perhaps someone gave it a hrad hit along the line.
217  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning on 2350 on: August 22, 2012, 09:25:33 am

I assume you are twisting the two knobs on each of the slide arms?  They should be tight when the awning is out and that tightens it up some just rembember to loosen them before retracting the awning or you will bend something.  If it is going to be windy it is a good idea to tie them down of better yet retract it.  Thanks
218  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
219  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
220  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.   
221  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!
222  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
223  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
224  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
225  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
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