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241  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
242  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?
243  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any rear end drag problems with 218' wheelbase? on: April 03, 2013, 01:38:44 pm

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.
244  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 of luck and i hope everyone gets back to good health.
245  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
246  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
247  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swap single pane windows for dual pane? on: April 02, 2013, 02:06:43 pm

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!
248  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swap single pane windows for dual pane? on: April 02, 2013, 09:27:36 am

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.
249  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 
250  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
251  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New tries for 2010 on: March 20, 2013, 08:10:04 am
GE-MT.....I think you are smart to play it safe and replace your 5 year old tires.  I am sure there are alot of miles left and some say 7 years is the rule  but your life is riding on them so why not paly it safe and not worry going down the road.  There are mnay good brands out there like Toyo, Bridgestone and others  but IMO none come close to Michelins.   Michelins are a little more pricey but the company stands behind their product and I have never had a single problem with  and adjustmnets or even a  replacement.  never any question they just do it.
The front hub caps come off with some heavy prying with a very large screw driver.  I have not had my rears off so am not positive but I am sure they are like my other motor homes in that you will see some dimples in at least two of the lug nut chrome covers, those are the ones that pull off to reveal some slim nuts that you loosen and the entire cover comes off to reveal the stock wheel and lug nuts. 
I would personanlly go to your local truck tire dealer and purchase thru them vs's Camping World since I think they run high on price.   I am sure others on this forum will have differing opinions.   best of luck!
252  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rear access door problem on: March 18, 2013, 02:49:56 pm
There can be a lot of pressure pushing both opening and closing the hatch and thee is not much "meat" there to screw into.  I would try going to and oversized screw to see if that might hold.  Otherwise,  i would glue and perhaps pop rivet a small rectangle of sheet aluminum and screw thru it.  If you are speaking of the screws on the body pulling out I would again go oversized first and then back to the drawing board on what the next step might be.  I am writing my comments from memory and I have no access to my coach to see exactly how the pistons are fastened but I know there is alot of up and down pressure and if you rush opening and closing you will add to the force.  Best of luck
253  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator doesn't work on: March 15, 2013, 09:40:08 am
The unit just 1/4 turn locks onto the black discharge pipe.  Take one screw out that is on the bottom of the stainless bracket that screws into the grinder unit, disconect two wires (there are disconnect plugs) loosen the small radiator clamp that holds the 1" hose on and then twist the unit off.  I can not believe the grinder portion of the system would cost $600 but who knows?  Good luck
254  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-450 replacement on: March 12, 2013, 11:16:56 am
Just went to the Ford site and there is a dedicated section for the new Transit chassis. The DRW chassis has a GVWR of 10,360 lbs., That is the heaviest rating that I can see.  Very limited application in the RV idustry I would have to conclude.   Thanks
255  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-450 replacement on: March 12, 2013, 11:10:38 am

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
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