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241  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-450 replacement on: March 12, 2013, 11:10:38 am
Folks:

I am sorry, I do not have the specifics as to exactly which chassis (4 or 6 wheels) they were referencing.  The info came directly from and RV RSS feed that I subscribe to so I am leaning towards direct RV application and therefore 6 wheels but I am not positive.   Thanks
242  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-450 replacement on: March 11, 2013, 07:32:33 pm
It is my understanding that the entire E series line will be going away in a max of 6 years.  Of course there will be no break in parts for the E series since there are just so many out there in service.  I spoke with Kermit and his concern is that inprovments/additions to the E-series will stop being made knowing that the line will be elimnated, of course the old Crown Victoria went on several years beyond what it was suppose to.
243  Main Forum / General Discussion / E-450 replacement on: March 11, 2013, 10:32:05 am
I have been waiting to see the specs on the new Ford Transit and how it compares against the E-450 that it is suppose to replace in 5-6 years.  Saw early figures last week and while it should be a nice vehicle with some nice engine choices the GVWR is a whopping 4,000 lbs less than the E-450.  I guess they are going direclty for the Sprinter applications.  I now know why so many RV manafacturers are now looking at the F-450 as and alternative to the E-450.  I feel much better that I did not wait and it makes the 14,500 lbs E-450  look very nice.  Thanks
244  Main Forum / Polls / Re: The RV Good Fairy on: March 01, 2013, 09:41:32 am
Oh lets see....
1. Better ride.
2. More room in the cab area and much more sound insulation.
3. More exterior storage.
4. better mattresses
 
245  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower Pan on: February 25, 2013, 02:09:13 pm
I all so noticed several hair line cracks on the top flat section of the shower pan just as it lips under the back/side walls on my 2012 3100. They did not go over the edge and head down the pan and Kermit said let's leave and watch for a while ( would of course replace if it got worse).  I filled them with some two part marine epoxy with Kermit's blessing, sanded smooth and spary painted with matching white just on the top rim.  I found a cool product at Lowe's that they sell for sealing tub surrounds where the surround meets the tub.... the white vinyl is perhaps 1" wide and is "scored" in the middle.  Adhesive is on one side, peel the backing and I was able to very neatly adhere 1/2" on the top lip and the remaining 1/2" just overlapped down the side of the pan.  there is enough flexibility in the material that I could make the corners pefectly with out having to cut/mitre.  Have been out sevearl times, used the shower a fair amount and the cracks have yet to re-appear.  The job looks custom and I am hopeful that just enough flex has been taken out of the pan so perhaps the cracks will not re-appear or spread.  Would really prefer to not have everything wripped out if we do not have to.  Thanks
246  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower Pan on: February 21, 2013, 02:56:56 pm
Folks:

For what it is worth... I placed three brushed stainless hooks about three inches in from each side and the same from the top of the slider door.  There is a sold wood header that runs accorss so my screws had something to go into.  I then sprayed the vinyl wall covering with satin 3M ChipGuard (get at any good auto store) so that the wet towels will not harm anything.  You can not tell at all that the ChipGuard has been applied.  I placed the toilet paper holder about 2" behind the GFI plug on the side of the sink, I used the single pole type that allows the roll to slip down on it, used small bolts/nuts/washers so nothing will pull thru the luan.   Just other approachs to think about!
247  Main Forum / General Discussion / The ultimate "white out" condition!! on: February 10, 2013, 04:37:11 pm
To the say the least I can not wait for spring!  I wonder if Kermit did snow load calcualtions for 27"?!!!  All cleared off and all is A-OK.  Ron
248  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First Road Trip With New 2910 on: February 06, 2013, 12:20:20 pm
Folks:

I am very jealous of all of you!!  Here in the seacoast region of NH we are getting ready for as much as 12" of snow tomorrow!   My poor 3100 is just waiting to hit the road but it is going to be a while now I am afraid.  Have fun and be careful on the roads.  Thanks, Ron
249  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
250  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.
251  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!
252  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
253  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.
254  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
255  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.
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