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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scan guage on: October 13, 2016, 08:04:47 am
The onboard port on a Freightliner M2 is round not rectangular and there is no adapter from ScanGuage to make the OMD2 fit.   Furthermore, according to ScanGuage the ScanGage for gas vehicles (including the E-450) is a totally different processor compared to the diesel unit. Tthe diesel unit gives  many more readouts including transmission temp, etc.  Perhaps a diesel pickup utilizes the same rectangular port and therefore you can utilize the OMD2, but the larger class diesels are different.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Scan guage on: October 12, 2016, 12:22:40 pm
I know a lot of you folks utilize a ScanGuage to monitor all engine functions and if you do not you should...unit gives you everything you can think of from MPG, averages everything, clears any codes that might come up, etc.  I have the unit (and two book instructions) that is calibrated for the E-450; I thought I could use it on my new diesel coach but of course the ports and units are completely different!  I made a bracket that slides into the coin holder on the dash and with Velcro the unit sits perfectly right in front of your eyes and looks OEM.  if anyone is interested please message me with a solid offer.   Thanks, Ron G.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dont make the same mistake and make PC mad on: October 11, 2016, 09:41:38 am
Chihuly....I really feel your pain and have over the years been caught in the old finger pointing in the game of warranty responsibilities.  Being new to the "new vehicle/RV world" I think a little more compassion could/should have been extended to you.  For the record,  the PC warranty and any other manufacturers warranty only applies to the four walls of the coach basically.  All  structural defects, paint, delamination, flooring etc is where the warranty starts and stops for PC.   All of the appliances, and accessories  have there own warranties that you must fill out the cards and return to the manufacturer to be registered, any reputable dealer could have easily looked up the units serial number and know immediately that it was still under warranty, obviously they did not want to wait for Atwood to send them a check and merely took your money as and easy fix.   There is no reason that Kermit should have yelled at you, perhaps he was having a bad day like we all do once in a while?  For "good will" sense I do think and offer to intercede on your behalf with Atwood would have been the right thing for PC to do and could have turned the entire situation into a learning opportunity to educate you on what perhaps is a better approach to get a malfunctioning appliance fixed.  Best of luck and please stay warm up there in the last frontier!   Ron G
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Barbecue Grill suggestions when plumbed for gas on: October 11, 2016, 09:23:32 am
The Webber Baby Q fits nicely in the back large compartment.  As has been stated here you must remove the regulator on the Q and replace it with a quick disconnect male adapter to allow it to work on the set up that PC will supply, you will need and extension hose that will have one male and one female quick disconnect on either end.  Federal law does not permit the manufacturer from running any LP lines pre regulator from the tank.  I suppose you could do such yourself but there is a very strong case as to why the law was put in!  best of luck.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: October 06, 2016, 08:23:34 pm
You are very welcome D and J!  It is a beautiful coach that will give you years of service.   The PC forum and all of the great people on here are a super resource.  Keep in touch and I will continue to help you with everything the coach has to offer.  Be careful!!
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protection Against Blowouts and Getting Rear-ended? on: October 04, 2016, 09:37:32 am
Adding a  bumper may be worthwhile but everything that is added equates to weight, why do you think the spare tire has now been dropped? The E-450 is a great chassis but there are limits on what it can carry on its back. Thanks, Ron G.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Stuff needs a new good home on: September 28, 2016, 02:52:05 pm
Have several items that I would love to find a new home for..
1.  Magna Shades for E-450.  Great looking black see thru but not in shades that affix to the windshield and side windows with extremely strong magnets, may have used them 3-4 times, perfect shape, ordered thru Phoenix ($500 new)
2.  Rubber backed carpet floor mat that covers the entire cab area of the E-450.  tan in color, a couple of stains but otherwise mint shape ($126.00 new)
3. 8 sets of USA made cabinet door latches (much stronger than the once you get from Phoenix) ($8.00@ off Amazon.
4. New replacement set of hinges for Norcold refrigerators found in PC's ($26.00 new). 

Please private message me thru this forum with offer for the entire lot plus shipping.

Thanks, Ron
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: September 27, 2016, 09:52:51 am
Joseph...Owning a Super C utilizing the M-2 chassis has been a dream of mine for some time and I guess dreams do come true if you wait long enough!   I know we are not suppose to sell anything on this site and I like that rule.  But, if anyone would like to purchase  from me a set of brand new Magna Shades ($500 new, black, see thru but can not see in, purchased thru PC, will need to secure new adhesive pads for the windshield magnets to be mounted -$4.00) for the windshield and two side windows (used three times and they look absolutely super on the PC!), front cab rubber backed carpet mat (new $126.00) that connects from one side to the other (couple of small stains but otherwise perfect, tan in color), 8 sets of new US made cabinet lathes ($8.00 @ on Amazon), and a set of Norcold refrig. replacement hinges ($26.00) please private message me with a legitimate offer for everything plus shipping charges.  Would prefer to sell everything together.  Thanks
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: September 22, 2016, 08:41:30 pm
Thanks for all of your kind words.  Ron G.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Life changes on: September 22, 2016, 02:46:26 pm
As my wife and I approach that magic age of 65 (15 months!) the pull to hit the road again (did the lower 48 25 years ago doing a different region of the country every summer for 1 month over  four years)  is getting strong again.  Having owned 7 different motor homes I can honestly say for the past 6 years the ownership of my two PC's (2551S and 3100S) has been a great run with next to zero issues with either coach.  I realize that many of you PC owners spend extended periods of time in your coaches but we made the decision some time ago that we simply needed more room in both the coach and cab areas to make extended travel work for us.  I have been doing extensive shopping for the right new coach (I tried everything to prod Kermit to make a new PC on the F series chassis to no avail) and I settled on a Super C (truck conversion).   My wife and I drove home from NJ yesterday in our new baby (very large baby to say the least!) a 2017 Renegade Verona 36 VSB, 350 Cummins,  in a custom color called sandstone.  Two slides, king bed, and all the whistles you could want.  I will miss all of you here on the forum but please know I will be checking in from time to time since I do have a soft spot for PC and other small manufacturers that are competing against the giants like Forrest River (yuck). Renegade owners are now organizing to start a new owners forum that will look and feel like PC's.  Until we meet somewhere please be safe in your travels!   Thanks, Ron G.

PS:  if anyone is looking for and absolute mint inside and out 2012 3100S with 15,000 miles check out Dylan's RV and salesman Jim
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Arrive at destination and toad battery is dead on: September 19, 2016, 10:27:12 am
You might want to check with the folks at RVi (Brake Buddy) they have a super little unit (Toad Battery Charger) for $50.00 that installs in less than 15 mins and keeps the toad battery charged on and "as needed" basis, I think there is all so a built in feature that prevents flow back to the motorhome and the dead battery situation in the toad.  Great tech assistance at the end of their 800 number that will fix your issue for sure. Thanks, Ron G.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slide Rattling on: September 12, 2016, 10:12:09 am

I have the loud rattle and it has driven me crazy for a very long time.  I have isolated it to the topper and the main spring in the topper.  Attempting to place tension on the spring has not made any difference.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 23, 2016, 03:40:51 pm
Lets keep expanding that order list gradygal!!!  I have emailed Kermit expressing my opinions in regards to the F-series chassis and a nice 34-35 new PC coach.  I am getting excited about the prospect.   Ron G.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 23, 2016, 01:20:07 pm
I am not sure I agree with the conclusion that the transition from front seats to coach would be difficult in and F-series chassis.  The floor is level in the coaches that I have looked at just like what you find in the E-series and one does not have the dog house to move around.  Check out Born Free's  new Imperial 33' 7" coach with the new super slide, a little on the pricey side but a beautiful coach.  I would never get a bed over the cab, done that once and will not do it again.....blocks your vision out the front, leaks, squeaks, structurally just not sound.  My two cents!
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit RV? on: August 23, 2016, 11:20:13 am
I appreciate your opinions and observations Ron D. and you bring up some very viable points.  There is a lot going on in the RV industry for sure with the biggest change being consolidation of the industry....who would have guessed that Fleetwood and Monaco would be second tier players in only a few years?  Who would have ever predicted that Forest River and Thor would be the largest players?  There is a very significant focus on new, more efficient RV's with Hymer now in the US I am sure you will see much more European flavor playing into the design.  Transit, Promaster and of course Sprinter are all attempting to fill the vacuum by supplying viable chassis' that should make for some unique engineering and design by offering multiple sleeping berths etc like one sees all over Europe.  There is no doubt Kermit should be paying attention to the change in trends.    But, what these smaller chassis do not offer is CGVW and I just do not see the US market giving up on their toys such as 4 wheelers, boats, cars, etc,  the majority of RV's in this country (IMO) are used as "toy haulers".  Young people that PC and the rest of the industry need to attract are not necessarily looking to boondock or go to national parks they want their electronics, they want to be able to live in comfort with large refrigerators, king size beds, counter space, none of which you will get on a Ford Transit chassis.  The E-series is 30 plus years old and has really run its course,  Ford recognizes that fact with a planned 2020 discontinuation of the model. The E-series has a small cab, is noisy, lacks safety features that we should all expect these days, does not offer any of the technology that young people want in a vehicle, and it really lacks GVW.  Load up a 2910T with dual pain windows, jacks, etc and see what the weight tips the scales at? (very close to 14,500 I am sure). PC and Kermit have carved out a nice niche in the market I would agree 100% but one has to wonder what the future holds....I wonder what the average age of PC owners really is?   I would have to bet that it is not young......I just think the F-series offers a lot in the way of torque, ride, bigger cab, the demand for the new Super Duty Ford's have blown away all expectations, you know Ford will do everything possible to keep the model well ahead of the competition when it comes to safety and technology.  I just think that PC needs to expand its model offerings on both ends of the spectrum to stay viable in the market.  Obviously, a lot of market research has to be done to see what the demand really is for and expanded  model line up and I am sure Kermit is doing just that?   At the end of the day is comes down to working capital and how much does Kermit really want to invest?  I am sure engineering  a new coach is a huge investment....I am going on way to long but I have a bias in that I want a nice 34' new coach on and F series chassis with a king bed, super slide, with the typical PC formatted body, and guess what I am not young!.   Come on Kermit build me one please?
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