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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Driving lights on: September 12, 2017, 09:38:18 am
If any of you are looking for and exceptionally well made driving/fog light might I suggest that you take a look at the Rigid D-series set.  I recently installed them on my M2 and I must say I have never experienced a stronger beam pattern.  The LED's are very powerful and you can get any snap on color len you might want, life time guarantee and made in the USA!   Thanks, Ron G.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Comparing Michelin tire with Firestone tire on: September 09, 2017, 10:52:50 am
Having two tires fail that were new would really make me wonder if one corner of the 2910 is not way over weight?  Is that the corner where the second slide is, tanks full, double pain glass, fully loaded for a trip?  Say what you will but the  E-450 chassis is being challenged from a weight perspective more often than not.   Know one wants to waste money merely for a brand name and that is far from the reason I purchase Michelins over any other brand, I personally have had good luck with the brand and I am aware of far to many horror stories with other brands.  The next time you are in a truck stop observe what brands the over the road truckers are running....majority are Michelins followed by Bridgestone's and Toyo's.  Check out what WalMart is running on their tractors and trailers.  I guess one could ask the question is a Corvette really worth more than twice what a Mazda Mita can be purchased for?  We do all have opinions and priorities as to where we chose to spend our hard earned dollars and tires still go to the front of the line for me.   Thanks, Ron G.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Comparing Michelin tire with Firestone tire on: September 07, 2017, 10:56:15 am
When it comes to tires there are as many differing opinions as there are about slides vs's no-slides!   I can not honestly discuss the quality or lack of  when it comes to Sumitomo tires since I have never purchased any.   With that said I am not overly impressed with the brands that the company is associated with (Dunlop, Fuzion, GoodYear, etc).  I have always had superb luck with Michelins and anytime I have had any issues the tires have been  replaced  with no questions and no $$$'s.   When you are doing 65 MPH with 20,000 lbs under you I for one want the best tires there are and the new Michelin (replacements with the recall) are superior to all others and all of the magazine including CR's backs that fact up.   Thanks, Ron G.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Comparing Michelin tire with Firestone tire on: September 05, 2017, 08:30:38 pm
Bruce...That is a tough one.  Firestone has come along way under Bridgestone's ownership and I am sure they are solid tires that will give you many years of good service.  With that said I am still a huge Michelin believer and honestly think you just got a bad tire that does happen once in a while and not nice when it happens to you.  I would personally spend the extra money and go with new Michelins all around.....Thanks, Ron G.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another Factory Direct Company Making Big Changes on: August 24, 2017, 04:24:47 pm
That announcement was made a couple of weeks ago.  My guess would be Nexus will build a dealer network to make flipping the entire ball of wax.  Time will tell.

36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First 2018 Phoenix Cruiser is in Inventory on: August 24, 2017, 12:35:18 pm
Obviously,  Kermit has not shaken up the product much and that is a very good thing. Right out of the chute I like the black ladder set up, I very much like the white slide topper, and the flair of wood (or something) above the slide on the inside. Not sure I like the non-Michelin tires but that is out of PC's hands I am sure.  Stainless sink is a nice upgrade.  Nice looking little coach that should find a home very fast.  Ron G. ex PC owner (2). 
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 or 2552...Thoughts? on: July 27, 2017, 10:04:07 am
Wayne7.....Ron-n-Toni is right on the money with his opinions.  Having had two PC's (2551S, 3100S)  I echo what he has said so nicely.  Jacks are a no brainer...get them, if PC will put the automatic jacks on (Equalizer or HWH) get them, one button and all the work is done for you.  A slide is a necessity, get one period, a slide opens the coach up so much and the room will be greatly appreciated.  One of my PC's had insulated glass and my last one (3100) did not, get them they are worth it just for the elimination of some road noise.  I ordered two power seats since I find turning them is a PITA and having my wife able to really adjust her seat was worth the money. The only other suggestion I might make is to see if additional insulation can be placed in strategic places within the coach such as the cab floor boards, the front cap area, the wings, etc.   All of the other "stuff" you might select is your call.  Best of luck with your search, go as large as your budget can stand for you will never regret the extra living space a longer coach gives you.  I love my 36'10" of space in my new coach!   Ron G.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Customizations on new 2552 on: July 21, 2017, 09:19:27 am
pax....Can we select what part of CA secedes?!
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Customizations on new 2552 on: July 18, 2017, 12:25:29 pm
Come on folks ......"Buy American Made".....  Maglight all the way!
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: July 17, 2017, 09:59:01 am
On my 3100 with the one and only slide offered I tipped the scales (fully loaded with H2O, fuel, two adults and one dog) within 900 lbs of max. GVW.   Not to bad to be honest but if  you were to  add another slide or two  and you can see where you would be.   I worry about other manufacturers that offer 3-4 slides and then massive storage compartments in coaches reaching lengths of 31'10", that would push the coach way over GVW for sure and create a dangerous situation IMO.   Thanks, RAG
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: July 14, 2017, 10:18:45 am

Please note that my initial post was not meant to mean that all E-450/350 applications could be replaced with the Freightliner SC-2 chassis, I was implying that many of these longer Class C's (3100, 2950 PC's) that are coming out of the factory with 3 and 4 slides (other manufacturers) are maxed out before one puts one gal of water in the tank.   Those are the situations where a heavy duty chassis is needed and the SC-2 with say 19.5" wheels would be a good application.  A 2350 on a SC-2 would not be a good use of the chassis I fully realize!  I am still hopeful that some day PC may consider a 33'-34' coach but with the sales of Class B's up nearly 27% last month I doubt PC will shake up their line to much....just my two cents.   Thanks, Ron G.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Onan question on: June 30, 2017, 09:40:42 am
cat House.   There is a little plate on the bottom of the genny held in place by two cap screws.  Take the cap screws out and there is a metric (I think) plug that you remove and drain the oil out.  If I recall correctly it only holds a couple of quarts of oil, check the manual for oil weight that of course depends on the temperature you will be experiencing.  If the 4000 has a filter they are just spin on/off style.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "Ultra Leather" Wall Coverings on: June 21, 2017, 09:19:34 am
If I recall are those little panels not button screwed and or stapled in place?  Can you not pry the panel off and get some new ultra leather material at fabric shop and re-staple in place?

44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rubber Floor Mat on: June 20, 2017, 10:12:58 am
The effectiveness of any sound/heat material is to make sure the material is  affixed to the surface firmly and completely.  As I have posted before I removed all of the seats, the carpet (ripped it up)and laid down Dynamat that was specifically fitted for the E series cab floor, the material must be rolled firmly into place and once down the stuff does not move.   New carpet was ordered from PC and installed easily.   There is a specific kit for the doghouse (you can find it on the web) that fits over the OEM weak insulation.   I did the doors as well with the Dynamat material.  I utilized a neat decibel reading app ( deciBel) on my phone and by doing what I did I reduced the cab noise by over 40%.   Putting mats down, etc will make a slight difference I am sure but by not taking the vibration out of the metal that is the culprit in transmitting sound I am not sure it is worth the investment?   Dynamat material is not cheap in that I think I spent at least $400 in materials, do not be fooled with less expensive alternatives , there really is a difference in the sound deadening materials. It is great to hear a nice solid sound when you shut the doors.   I fully realize heat transfer is a huge issue for the Triton sitting in that tight engine compartment and perhaps there is a reason Ford does not offer a more robust insulation package but no one has been able to show me any proof...I heard PC now offers some extra insulation for the floor area from the factory.... i just applied this same approach to my new Freightliner M-2 Renegade that came with extra insulation but nothing in the doors.   Thanks, Ron G.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wind intrusion on: June 16, 2017, 10:27:33 am
With that much wind noise I would be very suspicious that the windshield did not get "seated" correctly and the adhesive has failed.  I would have whom ever replaced your windshield pull it out and reinstall.   If they should deny your request I would go elsewhere and pay out of pocket, having that windshield installed correctly is extremely important from a safety perspective.
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