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226  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: February 05, 2013, 09:03:04 am
joeyD:

On my 3100 I run 72 lbs. in the rear and 68 lbs in the front.  The coach handles very well and the ride is not as harsh as it is with the 80 plus pounds of pressure.  I had the coach on the scales and then went to Michelin's charts to come up with those inflations.  I only have one slide so you might be  coming in a few hundred pounds over me and the inflations should be a little more but I think 90 lbs in the  is way to much and over max for the tires and you will really get that wandering feeling in the front end.   best of luck.   Ron
227  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rust on interior of door frame on: February 04, 2013, 05:07:49 pm
I sprayed the stair box with rust sealer spray and then covered it with 3/8 closed cell adhesive foil backed insulation.  This insulation really helped with road noise coming up thru and I am sure it helps with heat/cold.  Very inexpensive and looks really nice when complete.
228  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: F-550 on: January 30, 2013, 01:52:51 pm
While I would love to entertain the thought of a new 3100 based on the F-550 chassis reality is such that two new PC's in less than 3 years has stretched my "recreation budget" to its limit i am afraid!  And with spending in Washington as it is I think we are all going to be in for one rough ride for the next four years, I feel very badly for the small company's like PC that are going to be the hardest hit and they are the back bone of this country!
229  Main Forum / General Discussion / F-550 on: January 30, 2013, 09:13:39 am
Has anyone heard any rumors pertaining to Kermit and the crew working on plans to launch a new PC on the F-550 chassis?   Great truck that sure increases the GVWR/GCWR significantly.  Noticed Thor and Nexus along with others jumping on the band wagon.  Not sure I want to get back into a 35' long coach but the greater tow rating, longer wheel base, larger cab area, and MPG better than the V-10 would be interesting to look closer at.   thanks
230  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Propane Scare on: January 25, 2013, 08:00:17 pm
Joey:

I am a little confued as to what you are calling the "knob" that you are turning open/closed?  There is a bleed screw that is used to bleed air off during the filling process,  you are not turning that open/closed by mistake are you?  You should be turning the handle on the left side of the tank.  I suppose the packing in the stem could be bad but I have never heard of that happening ever.
231  Main Forum / General Discussion / Chassis protection on: January 25, 2013, 10:07:35 am
There has been some discussion surrounding chassis rust protection.  Here in NH we use a lot of raod salt, etc and of course the vehicles can take a beating ( I never take my PC out when the roads are salty).  I spoke with several plow truck operators and their vehicles take a huge beating with salt and they need to protect everything as much as possible.   Several of them advised me to use a relativley new product called Fluid Film (CA manafacturer), they claim it is the best product they have ever used that  actually stands up  against the elements unlike penetrating oils that wash off fast.    This product coats steel and last for a very long time, it goes on clear, does not hurt rubber parts, is not sticky  like undercoating, is not influenced by caustic agents, and does not penetrate.  I just saw where WD-40 has a new product as well called Long Term Corrosion Protection,  I am sure it is most likly the same product.   Both products are not cheap at approx. $10.00 per small can.  I did the entire under side of my 3100 with three cans.  The chassis has a very nice low shine to it.  Fluid Film is not a rust inhibiter,  it just protects what ever it goes onto so the sooner you can get it on a new coach the better.  The product should protect well over 1 year before needing to be re-applied or I am sure longer if it is not exposed to harsh elements.   Take a look at the product.   Thanks
232  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hubcaps on 2010 2350 on: January 20, 2013, 05:27:44 pm
Margie:

After you have taken the caps off a few times the prongs get bent in and do not grip like when new.   When I feel one getting loose I just use vise grips and bend the prongs outward some and their grip come back.
233  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa on: January 15, 2013, 03:02:46 pm
i would doubt there is anything broken since that mechanism is all very tough stuff.  i would say something is out of adjustment or does some of the material hang the locking mechanism up somewhere.  Sometimes on mine I have to put some pressure on it to get it to go all the way in and actaully catch the way it is suppose to.   best of luck
234  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on traveling south from Inidana on: January 10, 2013, 05:58:47 pm
Ron D.:  The pink antifreeze (other colors as well) is not toxic in small diluted amounts.  I do annually put a small amount of RV antifreeze into the fresh water tank for the small amount of water that does not drain.  I just fill the tank, put bleach in, and flush a couple of times in the spring and away one goes.
235  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on traveling south from Inidana on: January 10, 2013, 03:52:24 pm
Jan and Dick:
I am not sure I would worry to much about bad freeze ups until it got down in to the low 20's.  I throw a gallon of RV antifreeze in each of the tanks and that usually keeps things flowing until I get into warm weather!  Best of luck.   Thanks
236  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fresh water tank on: January 09, 2013, 08:02:08 pm
Tank is under the passenger side bed.  Small trap door in the particle board allows you to reach in from the top and turn the drain valve to drain tank.  You can all  so reach the winter by pass valve.
237  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: retractable steps on: January 04, 2013, 09:05:25 pm
JM:

Sure sounds like the small  button down at the bottom of the door frame on the right side needs to be adjusted so that it strikes the  door  better or the slide terminal on the back needs to be cleaned and or tightened.   Should not be a big issue
238  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 3100 impressions on: January 03, 2013, 10:07:56 am
Classact:

I am on my second PC a 2012 3100 and I love it.  I had the 2551 and that unit was just a little to small coming down from a couple of 38' class A's.  The 3100 is a dream to drive and we just like the layout alot, we have not spent months at a time in the unit and perhaps if we did we might have the same opinion as Billy is having?  I just like the ability to get in the unit and go and not have to worry to much about getting caught in tight spaces, etc.  I have not had any of the latch issues as of yet, the floren. lights are fine, we use the small bullet lights mostly and those are all on remote switches.  I use the the large hose to dump black/gray water, I just fine the mercerator pump a little slower to use, it works great when I have used it and the electric valves are super. The slide rollers do make marks but I place small pieces of carpet under each roller as it is coming in and the marks are elimnated. My wife and I love the new windows!  They look super and you do not have to worry about rain coming in and they offer better security.  PC support is super, if I have any issues I just call and Amanda or Kermit take care of everything, very different compared to my expeience with Monaco that was always painful and a fight.  I have found the workmanship on the PC to be far above the other 5 non-PC products that I have owned.  There are always going to be small issues popping up but nothing is ever perfect.  Like others have said, for the money you will not find a better made coach.  The full body paint really turns heads in the campground!  Good luck.   Thanks, Ron
239  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2950 Likes and Dislikes ??? on: December 03, 2012, 03:30:09 pm
Loadsleasttraveled:

I moved up from the 2551S to a 3100 and must say the ride and handling was much improved with the longer wheelbase.  It is not that the 2551 did not handle well it just rode a little on the hard side.  The 3100 tracks much better and a softer ride, I did upgrade both units with new shocks, stabilizer bars and steering dampeners.  You do pay when it comes to the turning radius on the 3100 but the 2551 was not exactly a winner in this catagory either!  Regardless, PC make a very nice coach and Kermit F., Stuart, Amanda and the support staff are super to deal with.  best of luck with your purchase!   Thanks
240  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Blue Ox got the best of me on: November 05, 2012, 01:41:13 pm
I spent another 1/2 hour this weekend  attempting to make the large frame bracket fit where it was suppose to fit on my 3100, I just did not like the close quarters the bracket had with the three large wire harness's that had no play to give.  Over time I could see possible issues with everything rubbing, etc.  I packaged the bar up and off it has gone back to Amazon.  While I know Blue Ox is a good company I really think there is a diffenrt way to engineer this suspension piece but they sure appear to have a corner on the market since Hendersen's, etc all use the same set up.  That is life!    Thanks
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