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1801  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone Know How To Replace A Length Of High Pressure Water Line? on: July 11, 2013, 12:37:04 pm
Thanks Barry,

I need roughly a 12" length that is seen in that picture.  I do not need the brass fittings.  Just the 12"-16" of white pipe, two of those black collars, and a special tool if required for the collars.

I will do some internet research for the PC interconnect system.  That video did not show how to use the black collars.  The demo mentioned that they are copper, but they look like plastic.

The one video mentions "Rescue Tape".  Not sure how to feel about that for a permanent fix.
1802  Main Forum / General Discussion / Anyone Know How To Replace A Length Of High Pressure Water Line? on: July 11, 2013, 10:56:57 am
I would ask the factory but they are shut-down until the 15th.

I need to replace a length of white pressure line (don't ask me why  Cry ).  The white pipe with black collars, I don't know how to work that, or where to buy it.  Can anyone help me?

This is the water line fitting in question, seen at the bottom of the picture.
1803  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any 2350's in the Colorado area? on: July 11, 2013, 10:47:37 am
We should be driving our 2007 2350 (no slideout) through Rapid City around August 4th 5th or 6th.  Let me know if that works with them.
1804  Main Forum / Photos / Re: PC 2350 No Slide w/ Honda CRV on: July 09, 2013, 07:32:02 am
Your picture of the 2013 dash is correct.  It was introduced in 2009.

If you ever want to upgrade the dash board or any other thing as well, if the factory has them in stock, they will sell at a very reasonable price.  I do know the center consoles are shipped out for woodgraining so they won't have them in stock.  I know this because I really want a cherry wood grain-ed 2009-2013 center console.
1805  Main Forum / Photos / Re: PC 2350 No Slide w/ Honda CRV on: July 09, 2013, 12:17:42 am
It looks like your 2008 has the newer Ford chassis.  We missed that by just a year.
The 2008 chassis got all the mechanical updates, but lacking the updated interior design.  It looks exactly like the 2007 model year.  2008 is a year all to it's own.

FWIW: 2007 and 2008 were the only two years given that tan-ish colored interior with the early dash board design.  2006 and older chassis has a dark gray colored interior, a visual indication if you have a 2006 chassis on a 2007 motor home.

2006 and older gray color


2007 and 2008 tan color
1806  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Tip On Battery Care on: July 08, 2013, 11:50:35 pm
I was doing this to my 2007 Ford chassis battery today and later wondered why not share this with the community.

To permanently eliminate battery terminal corrosion on conventional lead acid batteries, clean each terminal and surrounding area well.  At the base where the lead metal meets the plastic battery case, apply a layer of silicone rubber caulk like this.  Let cure for 24 hours, then you are good to go.  You will never have to worry about corrosion on the terminals again until you replace the battery.


What happens over time, the seal between the dissimilar materials (lead and plastic) fails.  Then acid wicks up the lead terminal to the outside and corrodes the connection.

Stores sell a quick fix, those red and green felt washers.  They absorb the acid until saturated, but the silicone caulk eliminates the problem at the source.  It is a permanent solution.  Just be sure to leave adequate lead terminal exposed for your battery cables to attach.  If you over-did it like I might have done here, you can always trim it with a razer blade.
1807  Main Forum / Photos / Re: PC 2350 No Slide w/ Honda CRV on: July 07, 2013, 11:21:18 pm
Welcome JJ to the PC forum.  I am glad you got connected here.  I was wondering when you'd get around to it.
1808  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Door Limiter on: July 06, 2013, 08:52:39 am
You people just kill me......I love it!
1809  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Door Limiter on: July 05, 2013, 02:14:21 pm
Thanks!
1810  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Door Limiter on: July 05, 2013, 10:23:40 am
What did the opener cost you?
1811  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Games with gas pricing on: July 03, 2013, 10:11:21 am
I think the E85 gas you see for sale in limited fashion is 85% ethanol /alcohol.  It is not good for conventional vehicles though I would think one tank full purchased by accident, burned in a day won't do harm.  The vehicle needs to be approved by the manufacture to use this type of fuel.  Your vehicle owners manual is the place to get the answer.

All normal fuel can have as much as 10% alcohol without concern for your vehicle.  For the PC Ford E350/E450, stay with 87 octane with no more than 10% ethanol and you can't go wrong.

I wonder if you bought cheaper fuel, it might negatively affect your PC's fuel economy such that it would cost you more anyway.
1812  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Games with gas pricing on: July 02, 2013, 01:16:06 am
I understand that the higher the octane rating, the slower the fuel burns.  The lower the rating, the faster the fuel burns.  Performance cars with higher compression engines require high octane to burn slower to prevent pre-detination we all know as the bottle rattling noise or pinging.

When driving in high altitude 5000 feet and higher, the oxygen in the air is thinner.  The fuel is formulated accordingly with less octane for the fuel to burn better with less oxygen.  So there is a logic to the lower octane at high altitude.  It is not a gimmick.  It has been that way for as long as I can remember.

BUT.......

In the case with our Ford V10 gasoline engines, the owners manual says to maintain 87 octane even in high altitude conditions.  In my 2007 owners manual it is stated so on page 228 under "Octane Recommendations".  This coincides with your experience.  It also says that your engine sometimes will ping lightly which is considered normal.  Excessive pinging is cause to see a mechanic.

So your advise is "Right On". ThumbsUp  Pay the money and always use 87 octane fuel.

On a related note, never use a higher rated octane than your engine requires.  This because over time, carbon (black soot) will build up on the valve seats which in turn causes pinging.  It's sort-of-like getting your engine addicted/dependant on high octane fuel.  So if you have consistently run premium fuel in a regular octane engine and suddenly switch to regular fuel as stated in the owners manual, the engine could ping a lot, forcing you to return to premium fuel.

There are decarbonizing products on the market which can sometimes be effective in fixing the addiction, pending the severity of the carbon build-up.  Generally speaking fuel additives are less effective than the type that gets sucked in through a vacuum line off the intake manifold.  I had very good luck with OTC D-Karbonizer on a Pontiac Fiero-GT I once treasured.  I bought the car used and it pinged unless I used premium fuel.  After the treatment, I was able to use regular gas as the owners manual says to.  The engine seemed to have a bit more power, and of coarse my fuel costs were lower.

The OTC D-Karbonizer is a pint sized bottle of special liquid that you allow the intake vacuum draw in the liquid over the coarse of a minute or so, per instructions.  When the fluid is all drawn in, you quickly turn off the engine and allow the liquid to soak into the carbon soot on the valves for a certain amount of time.  Then drive the vehicle for so many miles.  The D-Karbonizer liquid loosens up the soot and driving the vehicle cleans it off quickly.  It's sort of a crazy process because when the fluid is drawn in, the engine wants to die so you need someone in the driver seat with the gas pedal to maintain a certian engine rpm.  During this time, the exhaust billows out white smoke.  It's scary but it works.  Safe for catalytic converters, sensors and all.
1813  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steps and outside door light on: July 01, 2013, 03:53:13 pm
Never would I have guessed that one influences the other.
1814  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Finished and Complete: on: June 29, 2013, 09:00:25 am
This is your best one yet. ThumbsUp
Yep!
1815  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Access Door Added on: June 27, 2013, 06:41:34 am
Someone who doesn't "RV" might say "Why the big deal over a little extra storage?"  But it really is a big deal, especially when done right like Barry-Sue did here.
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