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1651  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Installing an inverter on a 2002 PC 2550 on: March 08, 2012, 05:13:45 pm
Nice to see you chiming in now and then Stuart.
One would have to be quite determined and also electrically skilled to retrofit their older non-invertor rig to the later full-inversion.
Placing a second battery near the first one yet in an easy-to-access area could also be challenging.
1652  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question for 3100 owners on: March 07, 2012, 12:18:51 pm
What I had to say would apply to most models where a slideout has only a dinette within.

If I were considering a used PC and it happened to have one of these, I would not let it be a show stopping issue.  I simply would try as is.  If I could not live with it as anticipated, then do a little home remodeling, modifying the interior of the slideout to "Plan B".....whatever plan B is for you.  Just make sure you have a plan B before the purchase.
1653  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question for 3100 owners on: March 07, 2012, 10:00:39 am
The only thing of concern to me with the 2910 is the dinette in the slideout.

In the spring of 2007 when we visited the factory to make decisions on colors, fabrics, and options for our 2350, we walked through other models that were ready for delivery.  One unit had a dinette in a slideout located on the passenger side.  My wife and I sat in that dinette and thought it was very cramped to the point of being completely unacceptable.  Our knees and legs were tangled up with eachother and the table was very small with no room between two plates across from eachother.  I could slouch a little and hit the opposing bench seat with my knees.....I am 5'-11".

If that dinette was NOT in a slideout, it would have been just fine because it utilizes the extra wall space of the angled wall behind the passenger seat, and also picks up the extra wall space from the lack of slide-out walls.  The distance between the two benches increases dramatically, and the table grows nicely.  With the dinette setup as a bed, I can sleep on it fully extended, which came in handy when I got sick on one trip.  Also consider that the floor is not raised and no walls tight around eliminates any claustrophobia, and the over-head cabinets become massive.  It was an easy choice for us to get the dinette without a slideout for our 2350.

Just because a model shows a slideout in the floorplan, does not mean you don't have a choice.  The factory would be happy to build that model without a dinette slideout.  The money saved can be pocketed, or in our case, we spent that money on the full body paint job.

You decide what works for you.  I am not trying to be a critic here with slideout dinettes.  I am just passing on my take on the matter.

One final comment, on a personal level.  Now that we have owned ours for about 5 years, I wished I asked them to add an insulated key'd outside access door to our front dinette bench seat.  I place all my heavy mechanical stuff inside it to help in weight distribution given the fresh water tank is in the opposing corner.  It would be so much nicer if I could get to my tool box, extra power cords, motor oil, jack etc. direct from the outside to avoid disturbing the interior.
1654  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 06, 2012, 03:30:09 pm
Ron, I know you use one hyperlink, do u leave the other? Help
On a Windows-PC, I don't know about a Mac......Each time anyone uses the hyperlink button and pastes in the link, then posts, then edits their post, the link is listed twice.  The first link must remain untampered.  The second occurence is the text you can replace with whatever you'd like it to say.  Try it.
1655  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Scenic Pictures With Our 2007 2350 on: March 06, 2012, 01:43:03 pm
Call him and ask.  It can't hurt to ask, can it??
No no no.  What am I going to say?  Give me a free loaner because I take such great pictures of your motor homes?   Embarrassed  He would have to propose such an offer to me.
1656  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Scenic Pictures With Our 2007 2350 on: March 06, 2012, 11:38:21 am
Thanks for the compliment classact.

Kermit should loan my wife and me one of his current models every year for our annual trip so we can provide a hundred glamor-shots taken throughout the most scenic areas of our beautiful country.  When our trip is over, he could market it as "The 2012 Advertised Demo".  We wouldn't charge him a penny.... ha ha.
1657  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 06, 2012, 11:00:15 am
Just to be clear about the driver seat swiveling.  You need a slideout behind the driver seat.  A few of us don't have a slideout there.  The dinette would prevent a practical application of a swivel driver seat.


1658  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 05, 2012, 11:27:10 am
Sorry to get off topic again, but Ron, how do you add a hyperlink to a word or group of words?  I manage four websites, but for the life of me, can't make it work here on this forum.  Thanks.   Help
Hi gophoenix,

Actually it is quite easy.  Do as you would normally do using the "Insert Hyperlink" button ("globe with document" button above).  Finish your post or reply and "post it".

THEN......

Edit the post.  Note the string of the link is listed twice.  The second listing is what you replace with whatever text you want it to say.  Just be careful not to delete the brackets around the path name.  Then hit the "save" button to re-post it with your edits.

Go back to one of your earlier posts or replies with a hyperlink and give it a try.
1659  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 05, 2012, 11:16:22 am
The latest 2009-2012 Ford center console snaps right onto your engine cover.  It offers lots more storage.
Is that a Ford item or a PC item?
That would be a "Ford" item.  Ford E-Series center consoles (the snap-on cup holder thing) are interchangable from the middle 90s thru to today.  They are gray with black plastic tops.  They have 5 top bins, two large front-load bins, and also holds 2 cups.  I believe the people who are selling them, got them from places like ambulance companies who toss them as part of the retro-fitting process.

They are sold on ebay:  Click Here To See One For $45 With Shipping

I have one that if you were close to me (West Dundee, IL) I'd sell it to you for $30.  I was planning to paint it the color of my brown-ish center console, then send it to a shop for the wood grain, but decided against it due to excessive costs.  When it fit my brother's 1998 E350 motor home I then offered it to him as a Christmas present, but his wife didn't like it because with their old fat/wide driver seat with power seat controls inboard, there was not enough room to get her legs past without lifting over the driver seat.  Passenger seat was still fine.

1660  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 04, 2012, 08:48:24 pm
Hi Bbutler,

I am not familiar with the 2002 2550 floor plan.  Regardless I did more than a few things with our 2007 2350 on a 2007 E350 chassis.  Some interior, some suspension.....maybe I should say lots-of-suspension.  Click Here to see them.  You will likely find some applicable as we have the same the earlier chassis and older PC houses.
BTW: The latest 2009-2012 Ford center console snaps right onto your engine cover.  It offers lots more storage.
1661  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Troubleshooting electrical problems in rear camera hookup on: March 03, 2012, 01:49:30 pm
I have the Sony monitor without the mirror. When I start the engine, I can see what is behind the coach. I have add a 8" extention with coupler from Kayalu. The monitor is now positioned where the mirror would be. Now the monitor is like looking in the rear view mirror.  George
I really like that George !

Hey, What are those leuvers in your side window?  Do they have screens in them?  Where did you get them?  Are they fairly secure for security sake?  Would you leave the rig unattended with them installed?
1662  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: March 03, 2012, 01:43:11 pm
Also, it's also hard to say where a vehicle is produced anymore.  You can say where the final assembly is made, but the parts are likely to come from a dozen different countries.
In 2007, I recall seeing a list of every 2007 vehicle sold in the USA.  One column had the percentage of parts and assembly in the USA.  The 2007 E-Series was at the very top of the list at #1 with a 97% parts and assembly made in the USA.  I recently tried to find that list on-line again but was not successful.

If anyone else finds it, please post the link to it.  I don't want anyone taking my word for it as I have been wrong before on other matters.  Nothing like confirmation.
1663  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question for 3100 owners on: March 02, 2012, 07:58:24 pm
Im going to make you guys jealous though: my wife hates to shop.
Okay Now........I am Jealous.

Joking aside, my wife's shopping is most often "gifts" for others.  At least it isn't piling up at home.   Smile  And she is frugal in her shopping too.....(sigh of relief)
1664  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question for 3100 owners on: March 01, 2012, 08:45:27 pm
gophoenix.  It seems a good place to store delicate items purchased on trips.  My wife often buys a picture in a frame or cardboard backing, leaving me to wonder how to protect it during the rest of the trip.
1665  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question for 3100 owners on: March 01, 2012, 07:00:00 pm
My dinette has 2 sets of seat belts per bench.  The belts bolt to the floor, not to the bench.
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