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1456  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds on: May 02, 2012, 10:18:11 am
For us...

#1 - Walmart
#2 - Rest Area
#3 - nothing consistent enough to mention
1457  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Trip to Elkhart on: May 02, 2012, 10:11:52 am
Doing that is a whole lot of fun.  It be interesting to read about their experience.
1458  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What tires are ya'll buying? on: May 02, 2012, 07:54:38 am
I have read on other forums that another thread pattern called RIB (not M&S) will provide a slightly nicer ride and improve fuel economy a tad bit as well.  But they are much less effective in mud and snow, so if you plan to drive under such conditions, stay with M&S.  RIB tires are not all-season tires.  All tire manufactures offer M&S and RIB tires.

I read about cracked tires on motorhomes all the time, but is never discussed on other vehicle forums.  I wonder what that is all about.  Is the rubber on truck tires different, or is it simply that the tires sit around too long, exposed to the elements?

Our 2007 is garage kept, opposite the garage window, so it's pretty much in a cave.  Five years so far without any cracks.  I never apply any type of tire dressing either.
1459  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New 4x4 finished on: May 02, 2012, 07:38:01 am
We are the proud owners of the latest 4X4 PC.
Congratulations on your new PC 4x4 2400.  Smile
1460  Main Forum / Links and Contacts / Re: Product Contacts on: April 30, 2012, 05:12:13 pm
An "official" welcome is in order for Frank.  Congrats!

Be sure to post your questions in the "general" section.  We all had questions and none are stupid.  Just ask away. 
1461  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 29, 2012, 11:18:39 pm
Hi Gary,

I think I am right there with you on that idea.  If it would fit in my garage, I would love a rear walk-around queen bed oriented front/rear that is not in a slide-out.  The closest model to that is no longer offered.  It was called model 2950 which had rear twin beds.  It seems it wouldn't take much to make a rear queen from that model when extending it to the length of the largest PC offered today.

The factory will build upon request as long as it is in the plan to also offer the model to the general public.  It never hurts to ask Kermit the owner.  He just might go for it given he just discontinued the 2950 rear twin last year due to unpopularity.

Ron
1462  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Getting in and out of the 2350 rear bed on: April 29, 2012, 02:56:30 pm
This topic would be interesting to my wife as she too sleeps on the wall side of our 2350.  She gracefully lets me sleep on the isle side for two reasons.
1) That is our relative sleeping position at home
2) I would feel cramped without the ability to over-hang my feet when a larger gap forms between my head and the head board.

My wife struggles getting out unless I first do, so most often I get out for her easier exit.  The few times I don't is when she is try not to disturb me.  "Just disturb me please".

It seems to me there are a few places for a grab bar to attach
1) to a ceiling joist, but you run the risk of bumping your head on it.
2) above the thermostat
3) to the shirt closet.  But we have a TV there which would not allow for it.


Something like this is "Hospital" like, but are very strong and have no sharp edges to get hurt on if bumped.  These are bought at most home improvement stores.
1463  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scangauge users on: April 27, 2012, 01:59:14 pm
I was hoping the scanguage would provide an improved 1.32 mpg, not .132 mpg.  It is well understood that motor homes often move along at 55-60mph instead of 65-75mph.  The rare one-finger salute is of no concern to me.  Actually with our old motor home, we couldn't do much over 60mph if we wanted to, and I think I got the finger 3 or 4 times in 24 years.

BTW:  Unfortunately I fall into the "more prep and less use" group as my job demands many extra hours.  There was a time I hoped to retire ahead of schedule, utilizing our PC more often as many of you do.  But like many working class people in the USA, the changes in the economy makes retiring "ON" schedule for me deamy.  So it goes.  Hey, at least I have a job.  No complaints here.
1464  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scangauge users on: April 27, 2012, 12:48:51 pm
I was thinking of buying a Scanguage.  The company told me it comes with a 6 foot cable and a longer cable or extension is NOT available.  I was hoping to plug the connector into the OBD-II connector below, run the cable up the left door pillar and across the top of the windshield behind the headliner, and mount the gauge on top of the rear view mirror.....actually to the back-up camera of which I plan to mount where the rear view mirror is.  The actual mirror would be retired.

Does anyone know if the 6 foot Scanguage cable is long enough to do this?
1465  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Big v10 or small v10 on: April 26, 2012, 08:54:52 pm
Oops....senior moment there.  I corrected my post.  I tow a Liberty, not Wrangler.  I read over and over, Wrangler Wrangler Wrangler.  It just came out that way.

I think the Wrangler would make the perfect vehicle to take along on vacations, but the Liberty is better for my wife around town when not on trips.  I rate our Liberty second best.
1466  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Big v10 or small v10 on: April 26, 2012, 06:26:39 pm
I had wondered of the possibility that being marginally powered by the 5.4L-V8 might yield the same fuel economy as the 6.8L-V10.  We will never know.
1467  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Big v10 or small v10 on: April 26, 2012, 05:37:01 pm
Has anybody actually felt limited by the power of their V10 powered PC motorhome?
Our 2007 E350 with 6.8L-V10 towing our Jeep Wrangler (Correction ...LIBERTY...senior moment), I feel has more power than needed.  I wonder if I could have gotten by with the 5.4L-V8 option and save some gas.

I suppose it depends on where you are coming from.  Our first motor home was "Very" under-powered, yet we did fine going 57 mph on the open road and slowing down in the up-hill climbs.  A little 2.4L-L4 (96hp) engine handling 4500 pounds was a bit of a stretch.
1468  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Troubleshooting electrical problems in rear camera hookup on: April 24, 2012, 11:09:35 am
My wife's everyday set of keys is starting to resemble a chandelier with all the bling.

When leaving on a vacation, I hand over her own set of "Trip" keys which has only what she needs for the motor home, 4 keys in-all.  I include an illuminous orange plastic fob to find the keys quickly if dropped in tall grass or weeds.  I learned that from one bad experience.  When hiking and such, my wife leaves her purse in the motor home so the compact keys are friendly for her little blue jean pockets.
1469  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 23, 2012, 04:16:05 pm
I wonder if it's worth supplimenting the roof a/c with chassis/dash a/c to help cool down quickly and more importantly remove more humidity faster to minimize ice build-up.  With a slide-out, you are likely getting some humid outside air coming in from around the seals.  But with the dash a/c on (not recirculate) you are drawing in outside air that get's dried out as it enters, and it creates a positive pressure in the cabin with the dry air.

Our chassis/dash a/c cools down our cabin faster than our roof a/c, even at idle.  I bring in fresh air from the outside through the dash, and let the hot humid air out the bathroom roof vent.  In comes cool dry air from up front, and out goes hot/humid air out the rear roof.  We do have a smaller model 2350 with no slide-out and also have thermal windows which both help with the fast cool-down process.
1470  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Remote door entry - F450 on: April 23, 2012, 03:58:03 pm
I too had wondered if my 2007 was setup for key fobs.  But "No" as confirmed by PC-USA and Ford via the chassis VIN number.
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