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31  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.
32  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?!
33  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!
34  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
35  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.
36  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.
37  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?

38  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.
39  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.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanicon Turbo Macerator on: June 14, 2017, 09:17:15 am
Everyone has made some very good points...I never had any issues with either of my PC's and the pump set up but I did back the sheet metal screws out and replaced them with small bolts and nuts.  I would be a little concerned about "hard piping" the unit in any fashion since there is a fair amount of movement back there and making anything on the RV rigid always has potential to cause problems.  The flange thru the fiberglass is the answer I do think.  Best of luck.   Ron G.
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wind intrusion on: June 09, 2017, 09:34:42 am
RheaRN...It would not be possible for the A pillar to move around at all since it is really a part of the roof structure.  I would have concerns about the integrity of the windshield if there is suspicion that it may have not sealed properly.   Todays windshields are very much and integral part of the vehicles integrity and has impact on the air bag operation, etc, I would not allow anyone to re caulk merely the outside if there is suspicion that the interior seal is not doing what it is suppose to...just my two cents.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 slide seal jamming on: June 09, 2017, 09:26:33 am
Sure can see why it is jamming!  I was going to suggest some baby powder as that is about the best lubricant for the rubber seals to keep them soft, pliable and slippery but I am afraid your situation is beyond what baby powder can fix.  Will be interesting to see what Kermit has to say. Ron G.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tires on new 2552 on: June 06, 2017, 09:24:49 am
ron & toni and others...For the record, Hancook tires are Korean made and do get very good quality scores.  While Michelin is a french company the majority of the tires for the N. American market are manufactured right here in US and that includes all 16" tires for motorhome application.   Thanks, Ron G.
44  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Keyless Door Lock on: June 05, 2017, 10:09:36 am
My previous post (removed) was miss leading in that you do not have to enter your code within the first four can punch in as  many numbers as you like as long as your code (four numbers) in sequence is entered within your random punches the lock will open, so crooks would have no idea what your code really is if they were watching you.   Thanks, Ron G.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water accumulation under vanity when using pressure street water on the PC 3100. on: June 01, 2017, 08:59:15 am
It will be interesting to hear what Kermit might have to say.  Despite what your observations might be I would still suspect the shower surround as the culprit....just a thought.
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