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1666  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rock n Roll and dome TV on: January 04, 2011, 11:17:44 am
With front and rear heavy duty sway bars, our 2007 2350 rocks and rolls very little when parked.  Of coarse, the same benefits are felt when driving.

HD sway bars are a 2-fold advantage over stock.  I highly recommend them as all motor homes, regardless of brand and model, are loaded to near the max load rating of the chassis.  Heavy duty sway bars are not over-kill.  Actually having the stock sway bars is an severe under rated condition.  All Ford E350 and E450 front sway bars are the same one used in the E150 passenger van.  It just isn't doing much for a chassis loaded 6 fold.  The rear bar has a similar story.

About the Ford E350/E450 OEM shocks.......they are the same used on the Ford E250 van, so how well are they suited for the task of a motor home weighing 5 times that?

The deficiencies go on and on.  The steering stabilizer too.  That is why I always say a mouthful when it comes to Ford suspension upgrades.  We upgraded our 2007 E350 suspension in all these areas plus adding a rear trac bar.  If all that prevents one accident, it paid for itself 10 fold.
1667  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Equipment Compartment on: December 31, 2010, 10:15:06 am
Be sure to inspect the compartment door gasket.  If it is deformed in some fashion, that could be the source of the leak.  Also check to be sure the door is not warped.  If it bulges outward, it won't seal well.

I do seem to recall a drain hole in there somewhere.  Be sure the hole is not plugged or covered over.  It's not a fix, but at least water won't puddle up so bad.
1668  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 30, 2010, 11:19:39 am
Tom,

That was my wife's comment too.  rolling on the floor  That is how it became my one and only Christmas present.  And then it was still a financial stretch.  But it didn't take much convincing for my wife to understand my point.  Also considering we have the dinette, there is no real comfortable seat without swiveling the passenger seat, which we do only when we have guests because it is a bit of work.

My 2007 2350 front seats do NOT have adjustable lumbar support.  I didn't expect this new seat to have it.  It was simply a pleasant surprise to see when I removed it from the shipping carton.
1669  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: water heater on: December 29, 2010, 05:34:51 pm
Yep, Done it once on my PC.  Read about it here ----> http://phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=92.0
1670  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 29, 2010, 12:34:24 am
Cost of seat from Pauls Seating:  $375 with both armrests ($365 if no arm rests), $106 shipping.
Here is the seat and the carton it came in.  The color is a perfect match to my front seats.
The lower skirts are folded up with shrink wrap to protect them, removed once installed.
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Here is the arm rest with vertical curved stitching.  My other seats have one horizontal seam.
Note the lumbar support adjustment.
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Here is the 8" side-to-side seat track.  I understand, if you buy a used seat that was installed in the front, you would have 11".  You'd have to drill new holes and mount the tracks closer together to fit on the pedistal.
The seat adjustment is only front to back.  I understand the swivel adjustment is on the pedistal.
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1671  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Carbon Monoxide Detector on: December 27, 2010, 09:13:12 am
On my 2007, I have two detectors, smoke and carbon monoxide.  Both are round, mounted to the ceiling.

I think I even have a propane detector, thinking it may be mounted low on the rear corner bed.  I'll have to double check that.
1672  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 vs. 2350 Roadability on: December 23, 2010, 02:07:10 pm
RoseGlasses
Love the addition of the barrel chair to make a 2551 into a 2552.
I just got my 3rd front captain chair to replace my barrel chair.  It will be so much more comfortable to relax reclined with back & head support, and real arm rests that fold away if desired.  I think my wife and I will be fighting over it, especially when watching TV there.  rolling on the floor
1673  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sirius on: December 23, 2010, 01:59:52 pm
My wife and I must be getting old and getting cheap.  Sat-TV and Sat-Radio does not interest us as we just don't want more bills to pay.  For driving music in our 2007 2350 Cruiser, I replaced the original Ford single CD radio with the same style Ford 6-CD version.  I got it used off eBay for $60.  6 home made CDs hold nearly twice the store bought ones, so we probably have equivalent to 10 CDs of favorite songs when driving.
1674  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 23, 2010, 01:45:44 pm
It Came, It's Here!

The color and style is a perfect match to my front seats with exception to the arm rests.  The originals have one horizontal stitched seam on the outward facing surface.  The new one has two curved vertical seams.  I don't think people will notice unless they happen to see them together.  An added feature is that the new seat has adjustable lumbar support.

I will take pictures of everything before, during, and after installation so you have a real good idea of what to expect if considering this for yourself.  I hope to install and post pics before New Years.

Merry Christmas!
1675  Main Forum / General Discussion / On Sale Now - Replace That Cheap Plastic Bath Faucet on: December 22, 2010, 01:00:53 pm
Right now 12/22 and 12/23, Menards has an On-Line 1/2 price sale $40 (Free Shipping) on what appears to be the perfect bath faucet replacement on an older PC.  It is a brushed nickel finish Water Ridge faucet.  It appears to have a nice swiveling spicket which is great.  You'll need confirmation from Menards that it pivots.  It has 4" centers which is what the PC utilizes.

Click here for details: http://www.menards.com/main/more/special-buy/two-handle-4inch-lavatory-faucet/p-1443400.htm?cid=1307



It seems very similar to the faucet we installed a few years ago, but another brand.  It is shown with the spicket swivelled out of the way to utilize the sink better.
1676  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 21, 2010, 02:01:24 pm
This waiting goes on and on, doesn't it?  My updates are boring, even to me....until now.

Well Phoenix USA has come to the rescue.  Pauls Seating dropped off the seat at Phoenix USA, and has been shipped from there.  I have a tracking number and all.  Carol at Phoenix says it should arrive tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.

Yippie!
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1677  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 on: December 20, 2010, 12:39:40 pm
Driver seat to wall by sofa?  I assume you are wondering what the clearence is between the driver seat and the slideout when brought in while driving.  Others will surely chime in as I cannot help there.  But I can say it's a lot of space, enough to build a small storage cabinet.  I see some PCs with a cabinet there to utilize that dead space.

A PC without a slideout, there is no dead space is seen here with my no-slide 2350.  That is how the dinette becomes so much bigger without a slideout.  It utilizes the angled transition wall between the cab and RV walls.  Look close at the pic and you can see the dinette ends half way into that angled wall behind it.  It is also noticed in the no-slide floorplan.
1678  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moved or Deleted Posts/Topics on: December 20, 2010, 11:48:44 am
Ditto For Me Too For Aimee and Phoenix USA!
1679  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 on: December 20, 2010, 11:38:39 am
We have the insulated glass on our 2007 2350.  We Love It!  Our old motor home did not have insulated glass.  When camping at high altitude or off season, the cold air always radiated down on our heads at night.  Now in the PC2350 with insulated glass, that is 90-95% eliminated, no longer needing to wear our hoodies at night.  On hot summer days, the RV stays cooler too.  Yes the cab up front is a big temperature leaker, but it's up front, opposite our bed.  We close the bedroom door/privacy curtian which greatly helps on cold nights.

I feel the back-up monitor is extremely important to have.  If it avoids one mishap, it more than paid for itself.  Just don't rely solely on it if you can.  Have your spouce outside watching & directing.  Our backup camera has both sight and sound.  I can hear her directions along with seeing her hand signals.  It's trees, low hanging tree branches, and big log pegs that need watching.

I do not have the compass and outside temp.  I kind-of wished we got it as I am not into GPS.  GPS is my wife's thing, not mine.  Give me a big Rand McNally Road Atlas and I am good.

We avoid subscriptions to extras like SAT TV, Sirus, etc. to keep our life expenses lower.  None of that will be found in our house or motor home, so don't benchmark any of this off me.  At home, we got cable TV for the first time 6 years ago, and it's the most basic package.  Our cell phones are also basic with texting disabled.  Our RV TVs utilize DVDs brought from home.  We barely utilize the roof antenna or cable TV from an RV park.  TV is great when camping early or late in the season when the sun goes down sooner.  That or on poor weather days.

About the couch versus the dinette.  In a slideout, the dinette is very tiny.  Without a slideout the dinette is friendly.  So if I got a slideout, I would get the couch.
1680  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I Wish I Had This On My 2350 on: December 17, 2010, 12:57:22 pm
I bought a few extra porch lights, and switches, but after examination of installation, I had second thoughts on extra porch lights and rear facing lighting.  It seems too difficult to install without the installation looking ugly.

I since have bought LED lights from a supplier on eBay.  The 15 LEDs string seems a better light fixture for providing down-light for when hitching up and unhitching in the dark.  I'll see how this goes.  It seems the LED string could be mounted under the rear license plate, a very clean installation with easy access from behind for wiring without making a mess of it.
Here is the sellers eBay store:  http://stores.ebay.com/R-and-P-Carriages-Trailer-Sales
Here is the LED string.  I got it and it seems well made for the application.  Actually I bought two to get free shipping, making the second one much cheaper.

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