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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR on: May 30, 2015, 01:58:18 pm
Sorry all!!  I was not home when I was posting and thought the rear marker lights were like the front ones and mounted on the surface not recessed.  Brain lapses are coming more frequently!!!!  Thanks, RG
32  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rear view monitor position on: May 29, 2015, 12:33:38 pm
The only issue I have is when I get the monitor just right the next time I get up to go to the back of the coach it never fails I "whack" my head very hard on the screen!  That is life!
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR on: May 29, 2015, 12:29:34 pm
Tom...I believe Sparky and others are referencing the "marker" lights, those are the 5 smaller lights that run across the top of the front and rear caps, their is a tenancy of branches, etc striking and knowing them off the coach.   You are correct in stating the LED taillights/blinkers/stop lights  (3" in diameter) should out live us all!!!   Have a great weekend and be careful.  Ron G.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sway Bars on: May 27, 2015, 09:43:03 am
I would have to agree with Ron D. 100%, installing the trac bar is not just a "hick up" but a major pain.  I attempted to install a Blue Ox bar on my 2012 and ultimately gave up and sent it back.  There is a major wire harness exactly where the unit was to fit on the frame rail with no play what's so ever, there is some antilock brake valves there as well that just made securing the rather heavy hardware impossible for me.  Having a lift (I do not have one of course) would make the process easier I am sure.  IMO installing a trac bar is in no way a DIY project period.  Best of luck.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good handling 3100 on: May 26, 2015, 10:39:30 am
I must say I enjoy driving my 3100 very much and I do think the longer wheelbase makes a huge difference in handling, at least as compared to the 2551 I had.  I do most work myself so I did add all of the bells and whistles like Bilstiens, front and rear Hellwig stabilizer bars and new Raodmaster steering stabilizer.  I wish I could say I noticed a "huge" difference but I can not.  The coach goes into a corner with absolutely no body roll,  I feel minimal truck draft, I get zero nose diving with heavy braking and the coach goes down the road dead straight.  Towing my Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk  has no influence on the vehicles handling.  Was it worth what I invested ..."yes"  because it made for a safer vehicle, was it unsafe from the  The only issue I have is I do think the ride is rough, I run 70 PSI in the front and 75 PSI in the rear, with out the fuel and water tanks full she can be very harsh on secondary roads.  The E-450 is one tough chassis.   Thanks, Ron G.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TOWING WITH OUR SPRINTER 2350 on: May 21, 2015, 09:30:51 am
Having had a non-PC Sprinter based coach (Monaco) I would have to say I would be extremely hesitant about towing a 3,000 plus pound vehicle behind a Sprinter. I towed my 4300 lb Jeep Liberty once and that was enough for me, at times I think the Jeep was towing the Sprinter!  The hitch may be rated to tow 5,000 lbs but that does not really mean the rest of the chassis can handle that kind of weight.  Like other posters have stated the weak link is in fact the transmission, the 3.0L is one tough bird!  Sorry to be negative but just my opinion.   Thanks, Ron
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: May 04, 2015, 10:05:03 am
I have used the portable Break Buddy set up on several toads with zero issues.  The new Cherokee has a very thick pedal shaft that the BB clamp will not fit over.  I contacted BB and they sent me and adapter that actually attaches to the pedal; I do not find it a good set up at all.  The leather seats in the Cherokee and the angle of the front portion of the seat does not lent itself to good contact with the BB and the BB has a tendency to slip/flop around a lot.  I would endorse 100% going with a unit that is under the seat or a set up that is far more secure compared to the BB portable unit.  That is only if you were going to use it on a new Jeep Cherokee, other nits may work great but be careful with slippery leather.   Thanks.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 28, 2015, 09:22:52 pm
I purchased the Blazer wireless light set up, they were like $120.00.  If I was to do it again I think I would spend a little more and get a more durable unit.  I spoke to a couple wrecker companies that use them all the time when towing trucks and they have had no problems.  Time will tell but I just could not cut into my new Jeep wiring.
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 28, 2015, 03:34:56 pm
at least on my Liberty and now Cherokee the Roadmaster base plate was great and the mounts on the toad were totally hidden when the base plate was off.  the new Roadmaster set up is a twist lock and does not use pins at al anymore so very easy.   I have never used Blue Ox but know it is great stuff and I am sure they use basically the same twist lock set up.  Not sure you can go wrong with either.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 28, 2015, 10:06:53 am
Dale and Cindy:   First and foremost,  congrats on your two new purchases!   I agree with Doneworking 150%.   Like  Doneworking I like to tackle a lot of vehicle work but ripping into a new vehicle is just to complicated these days since they all use new fasteners, etc. that you must have special tools to not break stuff.   The only new approach I have utilized on my new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk was wireless remote lights.  In the past I have always hard wired my toads and trust me over the years there is always corrosion and the lights begin to cause problems and todays cars have such a complicated electronic syatem I chose to not cut into the system at all.  The wireless light unit just sits on top of the Jeep vie magnets  (I placed some Diamond Shield film on the roof so no scratching) and you plug the remote transmitter into the plug on the PC and away you go.  You get about 10 hours of constant use out of the AA batteries.  yes, it is one more thing to set up but it honestly takes seconds and I just leave them on the vehicle when I am traveling.  I would use either Roadmaster of Blue Ox towing equipment, both company's offer  great customer support.  Good luck.
41  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: toilet in 3100 on: April 16, 2015, 02:21:39 pm
That is a little strange...there would be no way that I am aware of that the vent could in any way be connected to the actual bowl.  the entire holding tank would have had to be filled with water and I doubt that could ever happen with a light rain coming down the vent pipe!  I would guess that there may have been a small amount of siphoned water that may have run into the tank after the pump was shut off.  I would not worry about it if it was me.   
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thinking about our next RV . . . on: April 08, 2015, 04:20:20 pm

It is all ways fun to think about the perfect coach!  I really think you have hit the high lights as far as nice features that you get with the PC.  Coming down from a large Class A I found the 2551 just a little to tight and traded up to the 3100 and love the layout that is super for two people.  I would like to see both twin beds longer like 76" would be perfect.  While  the E-450 is a work horse I do worry that the chassis is nearly max'ed out most of the time and for one I would like to see a PC offered on the F-450 chassis.  I find the E-450 cab noisy when really calling on it.  I would like to see more  sound insulation in the floor, doors, etc and insulation in the front cap.  Rattles bug me and I am constantly on the hunt for something that is making noise and more rattles seem to pop up as soon as I fix one.  All manufacturer's should take more time to rattle proof coaches. 
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing set up on: April 06, 2015, 09:09:56 pm is right on with the Roadmaster tow bar set up.  On my new Jeep I went with wireless aux. lights because I did not want cut into the complicated electric system.  So far they are working well but it is one more thing to set up.  I use a Brake Buddy portable unit and it works great but if I had and extra $1500 I would go with one of the new under the seat units.  All the brands of towing and braking equipment are excellent  and you really can not go wrong.  Good luck
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: April 02, 2015, 02:03:40 pm are right on!   You have the exact same (model and year)Jeep's as I do.  I find the Cherokee Trailhawk tows much better compared to my old 06 Liberty diesel.  How do you find them in comparison?
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: April 02, 2015, 09:29:27 am
joseph....I hear you on purchasing new vehicles..... but with that said I have to say the new Jeep products are getting better and better in my opinion.  Having owned 8 Jeep's I can honestly say the two 14's I own now are both super vehicles.  The problem is many of the new vehicles are no longer able to be towed four down or you have to pull fuses, start the vehicles up every couple hundred miles, or use transmission pumps. Jeep products are with out a doubt still very easy to tow with no specials requirements.   A used Wrangler would be super but I would make sure  it has the 3.6L and not the 3.8L engine.  Best of luck.
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