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241  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Finally weighed my 2551 on: September 26, 2011, 08:51:45 am
Bob A.:   Thanks for sharing your data!   Very impressive numbers that should mimic my coach exaclty.  Shows some good engineering on PC's part! 
242  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New first-time PC owner on: September 21, 2011, 07:36:21 pm
Steve and Heather:  Welocome to the forum and cograts on being a PC owner.  My 2551 is my 6th coach and by far the best....I do alot of work myself and reaclly appreciate how they are put together.  Just last week the screen door latch cracked, I called the factory and three days later the new latch was in my mail box thanks to Carol.  Kermit and Stuart do a great job from the technical side of things.  Best of luck and post any questions and comments you might have.  Thanks, Ron G.
243  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thinking About a Phoenix Cruiser on: August 01, 2011, 12:46:30 pm
I had a Sprinter based Monaco Covina (24') for a short period of time having traded down from a 38' class A.   Superb looking little coach, but the floor plan just did not work.   With that said I was not overly impressed with the Sprinter (the 3.0L is a very good engine do not get me wrong) in general.   If I had kept the coach I would have done extensive chassis modifications to stiffin it up alot.   The Monaco was much taller vs's PC so perhaps it was somewhat more top heavy and therefore the lack of good road manners.  With normal load the front axle was over weight and of course there was no way I could pull my diesel jeep since  the hitch was only rated for 3500 lbs., not sure how Winnebago and others rate the Sprinter to pull more I do not see that chassis capable of towing more than 3500lbs period.  The chassis was so low you can not get underneath it do do any servcie without a floor jack.  I will say it was very strong in the mountains with the 3.0 L's  torque  The cab was comfortable but the the engine noise was very, very loud to the point that you could not hear the radio.  I never broke 15MPG no matter how hard I tired.  My E-450 can carry and pull everything I want and is much better behavied on the road.   The 2551 bed arrangement is great and would be much better if the beds were a little longer.  Just my two cents.
244  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why Jeep Liberty? on: July 24, 2011, 09:29:02 pm
I could not help but observe the thredaing of safety cables in a posted  picture that was not correct...the last wrap around the tow bar (according to Roadmaster) should be to the inside not the outside so the towed vehicle  tracks appropriately in and emergency situation. 
245  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
246  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!
247  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
248  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.
249  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
250  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
251  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.
252  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.
253  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
254  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!!! 
255  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
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