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226  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.
227  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!
228  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
229  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New PC 3100 last week! on: April 21, 2013, 08:01:30 pm
Shipper:

Congrats on your new purchase!   I think you will love your 3100, having moved down from a large coach like you I have found the 3100 perfect for getting into more hidden spots that you just could not get into with a large coach.  You will find a space for the most important "stuff" and the rest can stay at home.  Welcome to
the PC family.
230  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: My entry DOOR wont shut tight! on: April 16, 2013, 02:04:30 pm
Two inches is one large gap!  If it was a small crack you can usually adjust the striker on the door jam to make the door come in furthur before it actually latches but you are never going to make that kind of a gap up with minor adjustments.  i would venture a guess that water has gotten into the door and the backing material has curled outward.  I would call Kermit/Amanda and have them send you a new door with the matching paint for your year and have a body shop paint the door.  Putting the door on is not that large of a deal or you could have any RV dealer or body shop put it on for you.  You really need to have it fixed for safety purposes.   Best of luck
231  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Changing of the Guard on: April 11, 2013, 01:38:07 pm
Having purchased two coaches from Stuart I must say I always found him to be fair and honarable.  I wish Stuart the very best in what ever he plans to in the future and I am sure that will have something to do with the RV industry.  I am glad that Amanda is staying with PC for she is super to deal with.   Looking forward to the new guard coming on board.   Thanks, Ron
232  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Connector for the Door is missing to hold the door totally open on: April 08, 2013, 09:04:59 am
Ron D. is correct, on my 2010 there was a piston at the top of the door that was a fixed to the door header by 4 screws and the other end obviously attaches to the top of the door with screws as well, the piston slowly andnicly open the door to the 90 degree mark and stops there and holds the door open.   Very small dollars I am sure thru the factory.  Are there screw holes in the door now?
233  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any rear end drag problems with 218' wheelbase? on: April 03, 2013, 01:38:44 pm
ron:


Done it all, Roadmaster front and rear sway bars, Bilstien shocks all around and installed a steer safe.  Yes, I have noticed improvement in the 3100's ability to handle corners much flatter and at higher speeds and the Bilstiens helped in ride quality.  Was it all worth the investement?  I would say it has made for a safer coach and therefore worth the dollars but certainly not like a 60% improvement in the total package, perhaps a 30% improvement is more realistic.  Did the same to my 2551S and did not notice much change at all, always seemed light in the front end,  like the E-450 was to much chassis for the coach.
234  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage of Phoenix Cruiser on: April 03, 2013, 01:30:28 pm
That is a great question!!  Just my opinion but i would almost think it would be better to leave outi in the open.  Interested to se ewhat others have to say....best of luck and i hope everyone gets back to good health.
235  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any rear end drag problems with 218' wheelbase? on: April 03, 2013, 08:19:52 am
I have yet to drag once with my 3100 and I have been in some tough spots with the coach.  I would be very hesitant about changing anything regarding the rear suspension and would listen to what Kermit might suggest.  I am very impressed with the general weight distribution and engineering that obviously went into the 3100 chassis set up.  The 3100 handles much better on the road compared to my 2551S that I just never could get quite right.   The longer wheelbase I think is the biggest asset to better handling.  Thanks, Ron
236  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: refrig won't switch over to gas automatically on: April 02, 2013, 02:15:16 pm
The power switch at the door must be on for the refrig to operate on propane.  Do you have the control on the refirg set on "auto" setting so it wil switch back and forth between gas/elec?  I really do not think your issues have anything to do with used vs's new coach it is just a matter of getting use to the different operation of the appliances....Norcold is different compared to Domectic.  Keep the spirit and move forward!   Thanks, Ron
237  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swap single pane windows for dual pane? on: April 02, 2013, 02:06:43 pm
Shipper:

The 13,600 lb GVW was the coach completely loaded with all the gear and food  I would need for a week on the road plus myself and my wife and dog.  The holding tanks were empty.  I was  looking for a little more capacity but 900 lbs is not bad compared to say a Sprinter that is about max before you load anything.  I do not know exactly what the weight of the dual pain windows might be but the 3100 does have a fair number of windows and glass is not light so it would have to be at least 100 lbs that takes fuel to move down the orad.   Enjoy the 3100!
238  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swap single pane windows for dual pane? on: April 02, 2013, 09:27:36 am
Shipper:

My 3100 fully loaded with fluids and two adults and 80 lb dog tipped the scales at 13,600 lbs, 4460 on the front axile and 9140 on the rear, I did not get individual corners done.  That leaves me with approx. 900 lbs of extra stuff.
239  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swap single pane windows for dual pane? on: April 01, 2013, 02:19:31 pm
On my 2551 i had the factory swap out the single pain for doubles because I had doubles in my other coaches, I guess it was somewhat more quite on the road but I did not notice a huge difference and between the dollar uptick of $1000 and the weight of close to 200 lbs I  decided to not have them installed on my new 3100.  In the 2551 I had the old style sliders and I must say the factory did a great job swapping them out, the entire window frame had to be replaced to handle the increased size of the glass and there was not a single scratch either inside or out.  I love the new frameless windows that look superb and makes the coach a little more secure.  Thanks, Ron 
240  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New tries for 2010 on: March 20, 2013, 12:57:53 pm
KB90MH....Congrats on the purchase of your new 3100!!!  Two PC's and 5 other MH's previously and our 3100 is absolutely the best coach  for what we want to do.  Perfect size, drives like a dream, layout works well, nicely constructed.  Keep us posted post pick up.   Thanks, Ron
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