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1606  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 11, 2014, 11:27:07 am
J & D,

Absolutely "NO WORRIES" with your rig and tow vehicle as long as your tow vehicle is equipped with proper tow brakes.  Tow brakes are the law anyway.  After doing it once, you'll have full confidence.  You have an E450 chassis with V10 engine, on one of the lightest motor homes.  You are better equipped than 99% of all other class B+ and C motor homes.  Just enjoy your travels at any elevation, any paved surface grade before you.

Just a tip on scenery.....
Going from Grand Junction CO to Moab UT, be sure to take the direct route scenic byway that follows the Colorado river, not the right-angled interstate route.  Many pictures of our PC were taken along that road, all in a matter of a couple hours.  It's not hilly, just a fairly slow but steady elevation change following the Colorado river.

Reading Tom's comment below me here....he offers good advise on how to handle steeper grades.
1607  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 10, 2014, 07:10:04 pm
Thanks for the preliminaries.  It sounds promising.  Smile
1608  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Best paper maps on: June 10, 2014, 09:06:53 am
We appreciate a current year Rand McNally Road Atlas.  But it seems the best state maps are generally given free at tourist centers off the main interstate roads at the state borders.  Some states will mail you their state map from their state tourism website.

A current copy of a Rand McNally Road Atlas is nice to have but it did let us down in the San Francisco area, north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  That area was cut off on the blow-up portion.  We got lost and had no idea how to get back to a known point.

Later with GPS and now with smart phones, we are better equipped.
1609  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 10, 2014, 09:00:03 am
This topic has my curiosity.

I always thought our 2007 E350 Torqshift transmission didn't behave properly when in cruise control on the open road and we start to climb an over-pass.  It drops into too low a gear and races like crazy up the incline.  It is so irritating that I don't use the cruise control nearly as much as I'd like to.

I wonder if the 5-star tune will remedy that.
1610  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Bumper on: June 04, 2014, 12:09:44 pm

I think you just got started.  You should consider continuing on till your PC is fully woodyfied like this one.   Smile

In all seriousness, I really like your work but would have painted the bumper to match the full body paint to blend in rather then stand out.  But that is just my personal taste.
1611  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 03, 2014, 10:05:28 pm
After consulting a bunch of truck and motorhome people we went with adding a leaf to the rear set. We gained 2 inches ride height and improved ride. The cost was considerably less than the quotes we received for air bags.
When you say "improved ride", do you mean better handling, or a softer more cushier ride?  I would think more leafs would yield a more harsh ride.
1612  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Doubling Drawer Storage Of Galley Base Cabinet on: June 03, 2014, 09:59:49 pm
Can you print the picture and take the specs to your local HD, and ask the head plumbing expert there?  He may be able to look up in their database, then order them for you.
1613  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 03, 2014, 04:57:16 pm
It sounds like you seek a means to lift up your rear end.  Am I right?  I am surprised the air bags didn't lift the rear for you.

From day one, our 2007 2350 has been a bit low in back but not by much, maybe 2" at most, strictly visual, not a mechanical concern.  I don't scrape anything.  I am concerned of raising our rear by any amount for fear of a rougher ride.  For me, the quality of the ride would take priority over a 2" rear lift.

I had considered Sulatic Shackles to make our ride softer in back, but the design seems scary to me and they are pricy too .  I don't feel comfortable, concerned with their reliability, wondering what would happen if they fail.  But they are simple by design and seemingly very effective in offering a softer ride.
1614  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Doubling Drawer Storage Of Galley Base Cabinet on: June 03, 2014, 09:05:04 am
Bill BandD,

I would have thought your local Home Depot could special order the parts for you because they are stocked in other Home Depot stores.  They should charge you their standard price and absorb the cost of shipping to your store for local pick-up.  But I never tried that myself to say for certain.
1615  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof air not working on: June 02, 2014, 03:26:10 pm
The main thing I learn is that it is usually operator error.
Ain't that the truth!
1616  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Before/After pictures of the entry step and hitch on: May 30, 2014, 12:37:25 pm
Barry-Sue, where did you buy the chassis saver?
1617  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling upgrades to Our 2551 on: May 30, 2014, 12:29:12 pm
Great post!

The suspension upgrades benefit all PCs, but especially the 2007 and older chassis.  The upgrades are most beneficial for the 2007 and older "E350" chassis because they never came with a rear stabilizer bar to begin with.  Just adding a heavy duty rear stabilizer bar alone to an older E350 will do miracles.
1618  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where do you store your golf clubs on: May 30, 2014, 12:21:49 pm
Hi BadBob,

I am glad you are asking your "golf club" questions here too.  Just to keep it all together for you, here is my input again.

If I recalled correctly, you are interested in a double bed for a couple instead of single beds.  If so, I think the brand new "Not Yet Documented" model 2450 (a 2350 plus one foot) will provide you with the golf club storage you seek.  As Carol mentioned, you may be able to store your clubs indoors inside in a pantry/closet, or outside in the under-bed storage compartment.  If you request the optional longer double bed to benefit easier entry into the bed, it should increase the outdoor storage compartment by one more foot.  If you do not get the optional slide-out, you'll get a super-sized outdoor storage compartment along with a wider indoor pantry/closet, both ideal for golf clubs.  The outdoor storage compartment will get larger yet because I believe the under-bed furnace is then located on the driver side like we have with our no-slide 2350.  Another benefit with the furnace on the driver side is that you gain an extra kitchen galley drawer, otherwise sacrificed for a furnace duct.

More storage or more floor is a notable trade-off regarding a slide-out in a 2350 or 2450.

You would need to confirm all this with the factory.  Just give them a call.


1619  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacement Backup Monitors on: May 27, 2014, 06:47:43 pm

I believe you and I have the same Zone Defense system with 5" monitor.  I could never find the microphone in back by the camera and so maybe you too have sound.  I would like to know if you raise the volume on your monitor, if you hear people talking behind your rig.

The sound went out on our 2007 PC and I really don't know what the problem is.  I thought if I could find the microphone in back, the opening might be clogged with a spider's nest or something similar, but I could never find the microphone back there to begin with.  It was nice to have sound, and would be nice to get it working again.
1620  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On this Memorial day I remember. on: May 27, 2014, 01:52:24 pm
Ditto, And Ditto.

And God Bless Our Troops, and Our Country......It must be getting harder for him to bless our country, so we need to pray more diligently for that.
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