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1591  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.
1592  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.
1593  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.
1594  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.
1595  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.
1596  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Literature Storage on: April 22, 2012, 09:37:02 am
it looks like the construction of it took up alot of space.
Absolutely.  We were able to sacrifice the cabinet for literature more easily than most other PC owners I think because our no-slide dinette provides a lot more storage than the popular couch in slide out.  This cabinet was our literature cabinet anyways so the unit I constructed made it work much better.
1597  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Literature Storage on: April 20, 2012, 12:54:48 pm
Many of you have seen our literature storage, but for you who have not.......

The top shelf is for PC manuals in binder, and Ford manual too.  The slots are for travel literature, anything else paper including books.

1598  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure/weight on: April 20, 2012, 12:48:35 pm
I have yet to weigh our 2007 2350 without slide out.  I put 65psi in the rear tires and 70psi in the fronts which is 5 psi more than the door sticker states to have.

I really need to weigh our rig when on a trip.
1599  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa bed on: April 12, 2012, 09:59:00 pm
Jack,  Given you have a 2400 means that couch "is" your bed.  Though I don't have your situation, I surely understand the need for a better bed.

That is great information for those who regularly sleep on an old jackknife sofa (with standard cushioning) or airbed.  Some people here state the extra foam you mention is Memory Foam.

I gave you a "Helpful" rating.
1600  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 with Ford V10... What can I expect for MPG (no Tow) on: April 12, 2012, 02:16:41 pm
Hi Denny, Welcome to the PC family.

I agree with Barry-Sue on both accounts.

We own a 2007 2350 with no slide out.

The Ford chassis has the same engine, transmission, and drivetrain since 2005 or 2006.  The 2012 Ford chassis might weigh a few pounds more than pre-2008s but not influential.

The PC motor home portion has not changed either except slide out versus no slide out, around a 350 pound difference, again not influential.

Our fuel economy aligns with Barry-Sue's.

We tow a 4300 pound Jeep Liberty 4x4 100% of the time.
We cruise at 5mph over posted speed limit with towing restrictions, but limit top speed to 70mph.
Our 3 week trip from the Chicago area to the farthest point being Jasper Alberta was just under 4000 miles where we averaged 9.2mpg.
We plan to slow down to improve our mpg.  I would really like to hit the 10 mpg mark on vacations.
We averaged 10.2 mpg not towing, taking a load full of family to a wedding 350 miles away.

It seems best fuel economy is achieved by limiting top speed to 60 mph.  But that is hard to do with such a strong engine.  The temptation is to go faster becasue the engine does not strain to do it.  But it shows up in the mpg calculations.
1601  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tank Heater Switch Mod on: April 10, 2012, 05:52:14 pm
Oh, I Like this mod.  ThumbsUp   But in my case, I never use the tank heater so the word "NO" would stay.

And here's a helpful rating for you.
1602  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Floor Repair on: April 10, 2012, 07:56:20 am
I marked it helpful too.  Thanks Barry-Sue
1603  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Some really basic questions on: April 10, 2012, 07:51:27 am
For our drinking water, we use something like this.
1604  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Helpful Rating Abuse on: April 09, 2012, 06:05:58 pm
I too Thank You Aimee for all you do here to keep us kids well behaved, and a whole lot more.

BTW:  Those 2012 specs sheets for each model are looking great!
1605  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: April 07, 2012, 07:44:03 pm
The Ebay bidding or Buy-It-Now process is not always the means.  Often the auction ends and there is no buyer, whether nobody bid, or a reserve was not met.  Afterwards, you can contact the seller and discuss it between just the two of you as you would on RVtrader, craigslist, etc.
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