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1831  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 17, 2013, 05:12:12 pm
Thanks bobander, Very much!

They fit perfectly.

I had it in my head they were some kind of tray style mats, but surely can't be given there are no walls to follow upward.

Do they stay in place good?  Or do they move around a lot?
1832  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 17, 2013, 11:16:40 am
I realize that the various PC models have different alignment issues....some maybe with little to none.  But our PC2350 required offset bushings to get the alignment done right.  This involves some disassembly/reassembly.  It's more than considered typical.

Here is what offset bushings look like.  In the picture, the left gold one is slightly off center, the right silver is more extreme.  A "Good" truck alignment shop will know what to do if they cannot align the rig working with the stock suspension.  Such an alignment is not something a generic tire shop can do, and maybe not for some Ford dealers.  I fear some shops adjust it as far as they can then consider it done....good enough.

1833  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Father's Day on: June 17, 2013, 08:34:03 am
Thanks Kevin.

My son and I had a blast at our church.  We were 2 of 86 acoustical guitarists recruited to join the worship team this Fathers Day weekend.  The 7100 seat church was at capacity Saturday night, a bit shy at the 9:00am service, but over-flowing at the 11:30am service.  What an experience and what a blessing.

Dadfest 2013 was an event my son and I will be talking about for a very long time.

Here is a YouTube video of the opener at the Sunday 9:00am service.  John and I are both on this video, but are not recognizable.  We are next to each other, John is to left of center, I am to the right of center.  We are just behind the drummer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHxHV_OfQuI&feature=youtu.be

We also played 4 worship songs, not shown on this particular video.  Playing them was Absolutely Awesome.

Your Love Never Fails
Holy Is The Lord
Glory To God
I Have Decided
1834  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 17, 2013, 08:27:38 am
I would love to see pictures of the Weather Tech floorsmats, passenger and driver.  I wonder how they address the no-lip condition.  The E350/E450 does not have a floor pan bowl as do all other vehicles.
1835  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 17, 2013, 08:24:39 am
The chassis owners manual covers light application E150 vans through heavy duty E450 Dual Rear Wheel rigs.

I agree with you Bob.  By default, every motor home is considered abnormal/extreme opperating conditions, and therefore owners should follow the most frequent oil change interval recommendations.  This because motorhomes always carry a full load.
1836  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service -- input needed on: June 14, 2013, 04:53:22 pm
Large Floor Plan diagrams of every model, both with and without slide outs is essential for discussion on models and flavors of models.  The rest sounds good too.  I would think two sheets max.  First sheet with all floor plans which forces the party to bring them all.  The second sheet with main features listed and note-taking space.  I would keep it all black & white with no back ground, very generic for print friendly.

Do what you think is best Aimee and we'll work with it.   ThumbsUp
1837  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 14, 2013, 11:47:20 am
Having a Fantastic Fan in a rear bathroom is a great idea.  It will move much more air than the wimpy one typically installed.  Even with all windows closed up for security, air can be drawn in from the front dash area and move toward the rear.  Odors never get a chance to penetrate forward into the rest of the house.

And that is one less big hole in your roof.  One fan doing the job of two.  I like it.   ThumbsUp
1838  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 13, 2013, 11:22:06 pm
I cannot recommend rotating tires at all on any 6 tire motor home.

But if you are determined, then I recommend swapping front tires with eachother, and rear pairs with eachother.  Never split pairs of rear tires and never switch inner tires with outer tires because their diameters have worn down to different dimensions.  If switched, the larger diameter tire will be weighted heavier, ripe for a blow-out.

It seems everyone is replacing tires because of age, not tire wear.  Let them wear as they do and let the load be distributed naturally even on them.  You'll be replacing them because of side wall cracks long before the threads are worn.

Motor homes are not cars.  Different rules apply.  That's the way I see it anyway.  Give me a "disagree" and lower my Helpful Rating if you must.
1839  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: June 13, 2013, 11:06:38 pm
Yes Sparky, you are "Right-On" about water/waste management.  We practice the same as you and it works very well.  Given our 2350 grey tank is 23 gallons and the black tank is 35 gallons, it forces us to blend the tanks once between dumps which is very good practice anyways.  Lots of soapy dish water flooding into the black tank is good for tank maintenance.
1840  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 13, 2013, 10:58:21 pm
Another possible kitty spot is under the driver side twin bed.
I figured having the litter box under a bed would be too close for comfort.

I thought the kitty liter would be best as far from the sleeping quarters as possible.  Having a Fantastic fan most forward or even directly above that Euro-chair area turned bird cage & litter might be effective.  With the right windows open, the fan could draw odors away from the living quarters and offer the top/front kitty loft some good fresh cool air ventilation.

Just throwing ideas out there.
1841  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 13, 2013, 12:56:44 pm
Welcome Marcia,

Wow, you've done a whole lot of reading.  Would you settle for....  Balloons.  I am sure people here will be happy to share dimensions.  Ask your questions here.

Here are my thoughts.
With a human companion, four cats and two parrots in a cage, consider a 2552 or 3100.  If you decide to buy a brand new PC, the factory may be able to accomodate a special place for your bird cage between the entry door and passenger seat, and kitty potties under the cage.  You might also consider having the front aerodynamic cap finished "open" as a loft for the kitties to hang out.  You could later create within the loft, a multi-level kitty loft if your kitties need more personal space.  I've heard the factory can make that area a single bunk for a large child.  They don't cut the roof of the van, making it quite a nice open space area.  Of coarse the TV goes elsewhere and you loose those two side cabinets.  You also would need to watch your head getting in and out from the front seats as is common with other motor homes.

I do wonder if the TV could still go there, just let the kitties claim the space behind it.
I also wonder if a slideout would help or hurt with kitty access to the loft.  Someone with those PC models would have to provide input on that.

Blessings,
Ron Dittmer
1842  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 13, 2013, 10:16:18 am
As some of you know, our rig is stored indoors in climate control.

I run the generator only just prior to the first time out for the season and of coarse during trips, but never off season.  I figure some generators sit around in warehouses for years waiting for a buyer.   Why would this be any different?  With 10% ethonal in the fuel filtered for fuel injection, the carburetor stays clean after the fuel has evaporated with no residue to speak of.  The garage is kept warm and dry during the cold weather.  In the summer, the rig is kept cool from the garage being partially in ground and very well insulated.

So far so good after 6 years.  Yes it takes some cranking to get the generator started the first time of the season, and it runs a little rough for the first couple minites.  But it always smoothes out nicely once warmed up.

Indoor storage has so many benefits that I wonder if it could pay for itself with brake preservation, generator, chassis, tires, house seals, caulk and all.  I wonder how much more indoor heated storage would cost you, compared to outdoor lot storage?  Since the economy tanked, there are so many industrial buildings for lease.  Maybe you could call an owner and work out a deal.
1843  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: June 13, 2013, 10:00:37 am
I agree.  Some crud has formed on the tank sensors.

At the end of every camping season, I bleach both waste tanks followed by 2 flushes to eliminate sewer gas.  This because our PC is stored under our master bedroom.  Apparently that keeps the sensors clean as they still work after 6 years.

PC Under Master Bedroom
1844  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New fruit basket installed on: June 12, 2013, 07:37:25 pm
I am not going to show my Irene this one.  Smile  I over did it with the drawer project.

Something to think doing over next winter.

Barb, Where did you buy it all from?
Ikea store.  They have multiple things you can hang from it.  Also have the magnetic strips for knives and spice cans etc.
Sounds great, Thanks Barb.
1845  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hot Water Heater on: June 12, 2013, 04:42:28 pm
Good to know if we run into the same.  Thanks for sharing.
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