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241  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
242  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
243  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
244  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

245  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
246  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. 
247  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.
248  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!
249  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
250  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.
251  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
252  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
253  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?
254  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.
255  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.
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