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226  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 22, 2011, 09:07:35 am
Recieved my 2" Roadmaster riser from etrailer.com the other day.  The unit is what it is suppose to be and there is no problem with clearance of the bumper and the shank of the tow bar does not come out of the back of the reciever at all.  The only issue is there is not two holes in the riser receptacle to utilize the Draw-Tite anti rattle lock pin.  The tow bar shank does fit tightly so I see no reason to worry but I know some had ordered two of the lock pins and only one will work on atleast the 2" unit.   Thanks
227  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 15, 2011, 09:24:16 am
Folks:

Once again I am very impressed witht he calibur of this forum, the discussion is great and very helpful.  I expect my 2" Roadmaster riser today I would hope.  Etrailer.com is probbaly wondering why such a run on riser of late!?   Thanks and I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I hope the PC outing here in NH later thai summer has the weather we have had all this week....85 degrees and clear blue sky!
228  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 14, 2011, 09:04:05 am
Ron D. and others:   I have the same concerns as you that the riser will hit the bumper or the tail of the falcon bar will be to long for the reciever.  I decided on the 2" riser thinking that wiould get me into the safe zone and most likely will only cover the lic. plate but not hit the bumper.  As soon as I get the reciever I will post how close it comes to the bottem of the bumper....I did read that the 2" is still rated at 6000 lbs, I hope so since a drop to 4000 lb rating will not cover my 4300 lb diesel LIberty.....why is nothing easy?    Thanks
229  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 12, 2011, 09:22:24 am
I was able to get and accurate measurement last evening and the Jeep is 4" higher than the E-450 hitch.  I have ordered the 2" riser thru etrialer.com for  $49.00, it is 6000 lb rated and made by Roadmaster I think that will bring me into the safe zone alll right.
230  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 11, 2011, 02:13:35 pm
I have done a quick measurement and it looks like I am actaully within the "safe zone" of 3".  I would not have thought there would have been that much difference between the E-350 (Ron's) and the E-450 total height?  I was shoppping around and found etrailer.com to be  the cheapest for the Roadmaster 2", 4', 6" risers.  They are a very good company as well.  Will completely hook my Jeep up tonight to get a better exact maeasurment.  I do love this forum!  Thanks
231  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 08, 2011, 03:28:01 pm
Thanks for the reply Billy; I always worry about getting the tube out to far and having the old "tail wagging the dog effect.  Guess I will contact Roadmaster and see what they thuink...please keep thinking.  Thanks
232  Main Forum / General Discussion / Tow bar alighnment on: July 08, 2011, 01:15:47 pm
Not sure there is any answer but i wanted to throw it out there anyway.....I utilize a Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar to tow my 06 Jeep Liberty behind my 2010 E-450, the hitch reciever on the Ford is lower by as much as two inches compared to the Jeep's base plate.  The tow bar obvisously runs down hill to the PC.  I do use a Brake Buddy but I do worry about such a miss-alighnment between the two but see no easy solution.  Has anyone else run into this same issue?  Raodmaster does warn about such conditions but I wonder if there concerns are tied more to those who do not have brake assist system in place?  Their concern is ofcourse around the towed coming over the top.
233  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Paint codes 2009 2400 PC on: July 07, 2011, 09:08:08 pm
I am very sorry but I have looked everywhere including under the hood and there are no paint codes anywhere.  I even checked the touch up bottles that came with the coach and there is nothing on them.  What a pain to have to wiat until the 18th!  Best of luck.
234  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Paint codes 2009 2400 PC on: July 07, 2011, 03:09:12 pm
If it is not to late for you I will check as soon as I get home to see what is under my hood for codes since I have the same paint scheme......RAG
235  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB placement in Ford cab on: June 16, 2011, 03:51:53 pm
Does anyone know exactly when or for how long fiberglass hoods were used on E series vans?    My 2010 sure has a steel hood,  that is unless they are making fiberglass that allows magnets to stick to it!!! 
236  Main Forum / General Discussion / PC service on: June 15, 2011, 04:37:33 pm
Recently drove my 2010 2551 to the PC factory for some minor cosmectic warranty work.  To say the least the work was done to my satisfaction and in a very timely fashion.  The staff members at the factory were super and did everything they could to accomadate me while in Elkhart.  I think I may even gotten Stuart to crack a small smile, not positive!  I regret that I missed Kermit who was off site while I was there.   I sure hope the RV business can survive and get back to the numbers of units that were being manfactured  only a few years ago.  Very sad to see so many plants in the Elkhart region shuttered up.  I again salute Kermit for running a tight ship at PC.  Thanks
237  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Warranty - E-Series Cutaway Chassis Warranty on: May 25, 2011, 02:32:00 pm
B-S:

Your discovery makes perfect sense  and I appreciate your dilligent work  but what i worry about is what is the trigger that starts the new owner warranty since I did niot get anything from PC with my 2010 E-450 and Ford still has in their vehicle file PC being the warranty holder.  Who, what, when does the paper work get filed?  Is the burden on the new owner to show "proof of purcahse" otherwise the clock just keeps ticking?  Thanks, R.A.G.
238  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2004 Oven in a 2011 RV? on: May 24, 2011, 10:08:19 pm
I do not have any issue with my oven I do have and issue  with the Ford warranty.  I would agree with Ron D. that the warranty starts when the consumer purchases the unit but I have been told that is not the case..... Ford begins the warrenty when the RV outfiter purchases the unit. In my case I have lost a year.  Would like to hear more on this subject and who actually regisitered the unit and when?  thanks
239  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Changing Oil on: May 19, 2011, 09:38:08 pm
I had a 3.0 L M-B Sprinter and changed the oil myself.  The engine takes approx. 11 quarts of oil.  You must use oil that meets M-B 229-51, either 5-30 or 5-40.  The oil must be low ash and there are only a few  oils that meet this requirement.  Mobil does in their Mobil 1 5-30 ESP, or Pento Super Performance III (made in Germany).  Expect to pay $10.00 per quart and you can only get such oil thru a Dodge or M-B dealer or thur a few  outlets on the web like Euro Oils.  The engine takes a paper filter Mopar #1-05175571AA (has the M-B logo all of it) and it will set you back $34.00.  M-B sells the same filter for 1/2  that and Wix does have basically the same filter for approx. $15.00.  Do not let Jiffy Lube or anyone tell you any other Mobil 1 oil will work.... none  will, it must have the ESP designation and M-B has a lock on who can sell this oil....just them for the most part!  Take it to a dealer if you do not want to do it yourself, other than being real dirty oil it is extremely easy to change the oil since the drain plug is right behind the radiiator and can be easily reached from the front and the filter can easly be reached from the top.  Sprinters are not cheap to maintain despite the fact the oil change inervals are greater than the Ford.   Good luck
240  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: If You Could, What Would You Do Differnet? on: April 28, 2011, 09:32:28 am
Very good thread with some great idea/suggestions...here are a few from my perspective

-More insulation in the cab area, the carpet needs some padding, should be sound mats put in the doors.
-Remote door locks standard with the coach door on the remote as well.
-Doors to get into the under the bed storage area vs's lifting the bed.
-Insulation of the step box, alot of cold and road noise comes from that area.
-There needs to be and outside edge piece put on to keep the twin bed mattress from moving away from the wall.
-Larger fresh water drain, the 3/8" just takes way to long.
-The exterior compartment locks need to be of better quality.
-Armrests on front seats need to be adjustable as one reclines.
-Wind sensor awning would be nice.
-Larger refrigerator option


all in all very nice coaches.
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