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226  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: June 13, 2013, 09:26:00 am
BarbRN:

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
227  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: June 12, 2013, 02:24:41 pm
Folks:

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
228  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New fruit basket installed on: June 12, 2013, 02:14:32 pm
Nice job and very creative!!!   Keep up the good work!
229  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driver's seat arm rests on: June 12, 2013, 02:13:04 pm
Barb:

I agree that the arms rests need to be adjustable; not sure there is much that can be done with the set up we all currently have...Paul's Seating (supplier of seats to PC) needs to offer such a feature.   Ron
230  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 12, 2013, 02:10:31 pm
Ron:

Cat Scales (trade name) are found at most truck stops and they only weigh  "by the axle".  Here in NH the Dept of Motor vehicle do random mobile truck safety clinics/stops and they utilize the individual wheel scales but they are not overly open to doing anyone a favor I have been told.  Not sure what I am going to do to be honest.  Perhaps big spring/chassis truck repair shops offer such a service?  Good luck, Ron G.
231  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 12, 2013, 12:27:00 pm
Ron D.:

I called Michelin on that very question and they had a very quick answer....take the heaviest corner and inflate both tires (double if rear) to that PSI.   Thanks
232  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 12, 2013, 12:24:15 pm
Sparkey:   Sounds to me like you are utilizing the right approach.  I might want to go a few extra miles to make sure all is warmed up well and make sure the generator has a load on it of a least 50%; just running the gen set with no load does not do much.  best of luck.  Ron
233  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 12, 2013, 09:00:41 am
jampodd:

Your four corner info is great and very valuable.  I am impressed that PC has done such a good job of balancing things out so well front to rear and side to side.  i am sure a full water tank will change things some. I would say 70 lbs would be perfect for your coach.  Now I know why my 2551S never handled exactly the way  I would have liked it to....I was running way to much air at 75 and 80lbs!  Thanks, Ron
234  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 11, 2013, 08:40:51 pm
Denny and Barb:   I agree 100% with your line of thinking..... you would most likely never have a full water tank and holding tanks but I was just looking for what might be the max possible GVW and in particular the individual axle weights.  I have a feeling  this discussion is going to go on and on until someone has each cornered weighed with a full load on board, then we can (by model of course) really narrow the inflation exactly.   Thanks
235  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 10, 2013, 03:14:42 pm
Shipper:

When you were on the scales did you have full holding tanks as well as water?  Interesting that you are fairly heavy on the rear axle compared to mine at 9140...I do not have double panes so that would account for some savings for sure.  I may go up a little in the back but I am leaving the front where they are at 68-70. The state of NH uses four corner scales for truck safety checks but they do not like doing "freebie" checks on RV's  I have been told.  Thanks.  Ron

236  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 10, 2013, 09:28:22 am
Finding individual corner scales is not easy.....give me some time.   Thanks
237  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 07, 2013, 09:46:29 am
Dick/Shipper:

Let me first correct the record and my error....water tank in my 3100 is under the passenger rear bed so left side facing the unit or right side from the rear of the coach!  Keeping the GVW at it lowest should be everyone's goal and certainly is mine and i run with empty tanks whenever I can.  i am going to get each corner on the scales ASAP because I am just not sure that the weight on the rear axle will justify the 80 lb rating that really makes the coach ride very hard and will rattle your teeth when their is not a full load on board. I would prefer to not run over inflated tires all the time to cover the random times when I might be at max rear axle rating. 
238  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 06, 2013, 03:20:39 pm
Shipper:

Fully loaded...all tanks full, with two people and the dog in the coach the GVW was 13600, 900 under max., front was 4460, 540 under max.; rear was 9140, 460 under max.   I did not weigh each corner  but would guess the left rear corner to be the most loaded because of the water tank.   I used Michelin's tables to come up with 68 front and 72 rear (each ax. total weight by 2)   What am I doing wrong?   Thanks.
239  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 05, 2013, 01:30:25 pm
WNC2551:

Not sure there is much to add to what has all ready been said! I hope  you are all ready the happy owners of a new coach.  I would not be scared away by the 58,000 miles at all and to be honest the fact that it has been driven over the years makes be feel much better compared to those coaches that are of the same age with like 10,000 miles on them, that represents a lot of sitting time and seals that have dried out, etc.  The V-10 is one strong engine that with routine care can supply many, many miles of service.  Just think of the E-450 that are being beaten everyday in airport bus service, etc.  Like you are doing i would just make sure all the service records are presented, tires are completely checked out and fluids are all changed.  As for the 'wander"... the Ford I beam set up will always have some of that. Before I spent a ton of money on add on sway bars, etc i would play around a fair amount with air pressures.  On my 3100 I run 68 lbs in the front and 72 lbs in the rear, I have added the Roadmaster sway bars front and rear, steering stablizer, and Bilstein shocks but the air pressure adjustments has made the largest difference in how the chassis handles.  I had the 2551 and IMO I found the chassis a little heavy for the load that is was truly hauling, the 2007 that you are looking at does have the lower GVW so that may make the chassis a little better riding and handling.   best of luck!
240  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Linoleum floor covering on step on: May 06, 2013, 03:01:03 pm
I found the lino slippery when wet so I purchased some very tough floor mat material (black rubber backing like 28"X24") at Home Depot and cut it exactly to fit and actually ran it under the front aluminium lip in the front so there is no movement what so ever.  The material looks absoultely like it belongs there and gives us one more line of defense against dirt making it into the coach.  I actaully used the same material in all of the rest of the cabnets and closets and I love it, stuff does not move around at all and rattles are reduced greatly and the texture and weight of the material is so much better compared to the thin anti slip rubber.  Hope this helps?   Thanks, ron
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